The community of Attawapiskat in Northern Ontario. Photo courtesy of Father Rodrigue Vézina, O.M.I.
Recently, Canadians have been made aware of Northern First Nations reserves that are in particularly difficult straits. Suffering from constant unemployment, poverty, and appalling living conditions, many reserves lack good and dependable sources of water. Such is the case in Attawapiskat, on
The Church has been an active presence in
The deep-seated problems of the reserves like Attawapiskat cannot be solved by Church activities alone, but wherever we have a presence in one of these locations, Christ’s loving care can be witnessed.