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Solidarity: from Occupy Toronto to Attawapiskat

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Over the next 10 days, rabble.ca will be following the journey of an Occupy Toronto yurt being shipped to Attawapiskat along with a truckload of supplies. Look for daily blog updates from OPSEU's Laurie Miller as she joins the three plus day drive by ice road to deliver supplies, offer training and help in yurt assembly, as well as solidarity. This is a project of Design Points North, with the support of OPSEU.

Day 6: Community meetings in Attawapiskat

| February 14, 2012
Gord Longhi, Tim Gilbert, Katie Weber, and Andy Thomson waiting to meet with the Chief and Council.

Nearly a week after we left Gatineau and Toronto, we arrived in Attawapiskat. After a warm welcome to the community the night of our arrival, and the unloading and distribution of the supplies we carried with us, we set out on day six to meet with the community and discuss the yurt: where it should be built, and how the community will use it.

After a meeting with the Chief and Councillor, we set off to visit the high school.

Katie Weber and Andy Thompson visit the high school art class to discuss building and design.

There is a great deal of enthusiasm and curiosity about the Mongolian yurt we brought.  We're all anxious to see it set up.