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Scenes from the community of Attawapiskat, where inherent problems have left residents in often dire circumstances.

John Tomagatik and Clara Tomagatik. The DeBeers diamond mine is located on their family's traditional hunting grounds

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Samuel Metat moves firewood which he sells to residents in Attawapiskat, Ont., Tuesday November 29, 2011. Prices for firewood range from $150-$200 per cord.

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Deputy chief Gerald Mattinas at his house.

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Standing water is common in the ditches of Attawapiskat.

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Most houses in Attawapiskat have problems with mould.

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Children playing in the street in Attawapiskat.

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Alec Kataquapit lived in a wall tent beside his house, which was contaminated with sewage.

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