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Ottawa took years to warn Ontario First Nations about fraud

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Flooding, access to clean drinking water, improper housing, infrastructure, unemployment and suicide have been chronic problems on the Kashechewan reserve. Photo: Jean Levac, Postmedia.

by Gloria Galloway, Globe and Mail, Feb 10, 2017

The federal Auditor-General alerted the department of Indigenous Affairs in 2011 that a man hired to co-manage a First Nation’s finances may have been engaged in fraud – the year before the RCMP alleges Joe Crupi pocketed the last of hundreds of thousands of dollars that was misappropriated from a breakfast program for children on the remote and impoverished Kashechewan reserve. Read the rest of this entry

Man charged with keeping $694K targeted for feeding children at impoverished First Nation reserve

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Flooding, access to clean drinking water, improper housing, infrastructure, unemployment and suicide have been chronic problems on the Kashechewan reserve. Photo: Jean Levac, Postmedia.

by Adrian Humphreys, National Post, September 20, 2016

A Thunder Bay, Ont., businessman has been charged with fraudulently misdirecting government money meant to buy breakfasts for children at an impoverished northern Ontario First Nation reserve for his personal use. Read the rest of this entry

Dozens more Kashechewan children suffering with skin lesions to be evacuated

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A former chief is calling for water testing in Kashechewan to rule it out as the cause of his niece’s skin lesions. Derek Stephen posted photos on social media of the angry-looking bumps and rashes on the girl’s legs and face. This baby is now receiving medical treatment in Timmins. (Derek Stephen/Facebook)

Former chief Derek Stephen says his infant niece survived open heart surgery in Ottawa just two months ago

by CBC News, March 21, 2016

Three children have been evacuated from Kashechewan First Nation, including a five-month old recovering from open-heart surgery, to get badly-needed medical help.

A total of 16 children with acute cases of skin infection have been identified for immediate help, said Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus. Read the rest of this entry