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Attawapiskat is a 'humanitarian disaster'

2012-01-04

Queen’s University Global Development Studies professor Bob Lovelace is available to discuss the state of emergency at the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario.

Professor Lovelace, a retired Ardoch Algonquin First Nation chief, feels the government has done very little to solve the problems faced by many northern Aboriginal communities.

“What is happening in Northern Ontario is a humanitarian disaster in slow motion. I strongly believe that what we see in the north is constructed famine in housing and food security. The government talks a good talk about developing northern communities’ local economies and education, but it’s just not happening,” says Professor Lovelace.

Please note Professor Lovelace isn't available for TV interview on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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