April 18, 2016 5:49 pm

Indigenous affairs minister gets earful on visit to Attawapiskat

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is greeted at the Attawapiskat airport by Chief Bruce Shisheesh on Monday, April 18, 2016, as NDP MP Charlie Angus (right) looks on.

Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett is greeted at the Attawapiskat airport by Chief Bruce Shisheesh on Monday, April 18, 2016, as NDP MP Charlie Angus (right) looks on.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

ATTAWAPISKAT, Ont. – A young man in the troubled First Nation of Attawapiskat asked the federal indigenous affairs minister on Monday why his community was living in Third World conditions while Canada is greeting refugees with open arms.

Robert Sutherland was among several youths to express frustration to Carolyn Bennett over the lack of basic supports so desperately needed by those in his James Bay community.

“Tell me why we First Nations we live in Third World conditions,” he said during a meeting with Bennett and other officials.

“Why is it so easy for the government to welcome refugees and offer them first-class citizenship in our country? When will Canada wake up and open its eyes to First Nations communities?”

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