Chief Theresa Spence Attawapiskat

Spence's Partner Charged With Fraud

CBC | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada Politics

The former co-manager of Attawapiskat First Nation is facing fraud and theft charges, CBC News has learned. Clayton Kennedy was co-manager of the no...

'It's Absolutely Ridiculous'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples has urged the Attawapiskat First Nation to postpone band council elections until all members living off-re...

Chief On Hot Seat After Last Winter's Hunger Strike

CBC | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Politics

Theresa Spence, who went on a six-week hunger strike last winter in an effort to persuade the federal government to take aboriginal concerns seriously...

#IdleNoMore: A Movement of Platitudes?

Ike Awgu | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada Politics
Ike Awgu

What are the specific demands of the #IdleNoMore movement? Chief Spence has said that her strike is ultimately about "respect." What specifics are the Idle No More movement looking to change? Repeal of Bill C-45? Removal of the Indian Act? Platitudes about "respect" require detail unless you are Aretha Franklin. Conditions for Aboriginals in our country must improve and the status quo is unacceptable. But #IdleNoMore has a temporary momentum, and unless it answers three basic questions it has a very real expiry date.

Activists Praise Chief Theresa Spence As 'Warrior'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada Impact

HALIFAX - An aboriginal activist from Nova Scotia says a First Nations chief who launched a hunger strike in opposition to federal omnibus legislation...

New Homes For Attawapiskat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada

The beleaguered native community of Attawapiskat could soon receive 15 modular homes, Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan announced in Ottawa on F...

Minister To Meet Attawapiskat Chief

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The housing crisis in Attawapiskat has now turned into a full-blown political crisis.Attawapiskat band councillors turfed a federal appointee...