Driven by anguish and rejection of the Harper Government’s disregard for long established treaties and aboriginal peoples rights Chief of the Attawapiskat Nation Teresa Spence enters day 10 of her hunger strike.
There are indications that this stand is being broadly supported with natives across Canada and the US expressing concern and support.
Here are updates and background from other news reporting agencies starting with the CBC. Attawapiskat chief’s hunger strike part of wider movement.
There is a history of difficulties between her Band and the Federal Government as shown in this letter sent to all MP’s
NDP MP Charlie Angus said: ”This hunger strike is not about the situation in Attawapiskat per se, but the frustration that is really palpable in communities across this country. Here is a video report.
As Canadians we cannot afford to ignore the conditions faced by natives across the county. It is our duty and obligation to step up to bridge the gap of privilege and opportunity too often out of reach for many First Nations citizens.
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