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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.

The journey to Attawapiskat begins

| February 4, 2012
The journey to Attawapiskat begins

Groovy Yurt owner Yves Ballenegger arrived in Toronto this morning from Gatineau, Quebec.

Yves' 18-wheeler was loaded with sewing machines, art supplies, food, kitchen supplies, games and Lego blocks.

 Laurie Miller

A large assortment of fabric, leather, buttons, notions and other sewing accessories donated from the Ryerson School of Fashion is also on board.

At the Rolston Home Building Centre, generous donations were used to purchase building supplies.

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence sent a list of prioritized items such as plexiglass for window repairs, nails, caulking, insulation, copper plumbing connectors and exterior doors and frames, for much needed home repairs.

 Laurie Miller

There is more room on the truck and donations are still being accepted. To donate click here.

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