Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence maintains she has not agreed to third-party management, despite a line in a statement issued by the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development John Duncan on Sunday, pointing to the contrary.

"I am pleased that Chief Spence has acknowledged the necessity of working with our Government, the third party management team, and Emergency Management Ontario to get help to the residents of Attawapiskat," said Duncan in his statement.

However, speaking from her office in Attawapiskat, Chief Spence told CBC News, "His office did call me Sunday morning, but I made it clear. I'm not going to allow third-party management in my office."
"A third-party manager is not needed in my community," said Spence.

While Chief Spence does confirm that emergency supplies were received on Saturday, she adds the line in the statement is "misleading. The minister is misleading the people, my members."