(ăt'əwəpĭs`kăt), river, c.465 mi (750 km) long, flowing E from Attawapiskat Lake, N Ontario, Canada, then N and E into James Bay. The trading posts of Attawapiskat and Lansdowne House are on the river.
First Nations Business Award of Excellence Winner: Attawapiskat Enterprises (Attawapiskat/Timmins) Recipients: Chief Ignace Gull of Attawapiskat First Nation (left) and Steve Hookimaw, Chairman of Attawapiskat Enterprises Presenter: Cheryl St.
Etherington was on Victoria Island with fellow Oskapewis walker Baptiste Robinson, when Robinson's father, Raymond Robinson, an Elder with Cross Lake First Nation, in Manitoba, joined Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence on her hunger strike earlier this year.
The Cree of northern Quebec are writing a startlingly different story than their cousins in Attawapiskat and Keshechewan on the western shore of James Bay, with decent schools and development rather than flooding and despair.