Chief Spence Hunger Strike

Is This The End For Spence's Hunger Protest?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition leaders and prominent chiefs are working on a declaration meant to end Theresa Spence's 43-day hunger protest. The Attawapiskat ch...

Think Chief Spence Is on a "Liquid Diet"? I Think You're Ignorant

Leanne Simpson | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Politics
Leanne Simpson

Fish broth has been cast by the mainstream media as "the cheat." Upon learning Chief Spence was drinking tea and fish broth coverage shifted from framing her action as a "hunger strike" to a "liquid diet", as if 32 days without food is easy. Of course this characterization comes from a place of enormous unchecked privilege and a position of wealth. It comes from not having to fight for one's physical survival because of the weight of crushing poverty. It comes from always having other options. This is not where indigenous peoples come from.

Come Together, Chief Urges

CBC | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Impact

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is urging unity among protesters and aboriginal leaders in the grassroots Idle No More movement, as she enters day 2...