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

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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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