#Attawapiskat housing crisis heats up, from Parliament Hill to Twitter

While B.C. indigenous leaders protest in Ottawa, applauding Attawapiskat chief, Vancouver 'twittivists' took the Native housing fight online.

Twitter activism attempts to shape political conversations online. Vancouver Observer photo illustration by David P. Ball.

With winter setting in over Attawapiskat First Nation, a cross-country war of words got a serious “twitterjection” yesterday – from Vancouver activists who managed to more than double discussion of Indigenous justice on Twitter, and even got a nod from CBC host George Stroumboulopoulos.
 
It's been nearly a month since Attawapiskat sounded a cry for help by declaring a state of emergency due to a major housing crisis which saw families in crowded tents in the snow and without sanitation -- a cry that took weeks to be heeded by authorities.

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