Attawapiskat



a river in NE Ontario, Canada, flowing E and N to James Bay. 465 miles (748 km) long.
Contemporary Examples

Theresa Spence was elected chief of Attawapiskat in 2010, after long service in other governance positions.
The Hunger Strike Diet: You Don’t Lose Weight AND You Accomplish Your Goal! David Frum January 23, 2013

But if Attawapiskat’s housing is bad, at least it’s not cheap.
The Hunger Strike Diet: You Don’t Lose Weight AND You Accomplish Your Goal! David Frum January 23, 2013

As the housing crisis at Attawapiskat became an ever more flagrant scandal, journalists sought to interview local residents.
The Hunger Strike Diet: You Don’t Lose Weight AND You Accomplish Your Goal! David Frum January 23, 2013

Attawapiskat has long suffered from notoriously dreadful housing conditions for its 1,500 people.
The Hunger Strike Diet: You Don’t Lose Weight AND You Accomplish Your Goal! David Frum January 23, 2013

Historical Examples

Mr. Anderson is on his way to his Post, which is Attawapiskat.
The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921 Hudson’s Bay Company

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