Chief Hunger Strike

Spence Re-Elected

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Chief Theresa Spence has been re-elected to a second three-year team as chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.Electoral ...

Chief Theresa Spence's Heroism Already Eclipses Nelson Mandela's

Obert Madondo | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada
Obert Madondo

Hunger-striking Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence is the reincarnation of Mahatma Ghandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. She is becoming the ...

Chief Says Failing Health Means Meeting With Harper Must Come Soon

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Efforts to broker a solution to end a 24-day-old hunger strike by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence have foundered.First Nations leaders had ...

Canadians, Politicians Answering Her Call To Action

CBC | Posted 03.01.2013 | Canada Impact

On First Nations Chief Theresa Spence's 20th day of her politically motivated hunger strike, Canadians and politicians answered her plea for solidarit...

Hunger-Striking Chief Issues New Appeal To Harper

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On the eve of a day of aboriginal protest, the hunger-striking chief of the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation is again calling for a meeting...

What Chief Spence's Hunger Strike Says About Canada

Obert Madondo | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada
Obert Madondo

"I'm willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it's time for the government to realize what (it's) doing to us." We should all be ashamed that these words were uttered in Canada, and that a First Nation leader has put her life on the line to be heard. A hunger strike in Canada is a sign of imperfect democracy.

Attawapiskat Chief Vows To 'Die' If Needed To Help Her People

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan is offering to meet this week with a northern Ontario chief who embarked on a hunger strike Tuesday o...