Charlie Angus will be interviewed on CBC Newsworld at 1215 today - in two hours.
The Band says they need 268 homes at an estimated cost of $200,000 each - it costs a hell of a lot of money just to get the supplies for building up there.
268 x $200,000 = $53,600,000.00
The feds have promised $500,000.00.
The feds are sending a fact-finding crew up there next week, a month after the Chief asked for emergency help.
ETA: John Duncan on P&P last night said Attawapiskat will get a new school in the spring; supplies will be going up on the ice road this winter.
ETA: The Red Cross is assessing the needs of the community. I wonder how their findings will differ from those of the federal flunkies going next week.