First Nations Hunger Strike

Aboriginal Leader Ends Hunger Strike After 5 Days

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Politics

Manitoba aboriginal leader Raymond Robinson has called off a complete hunger strike after five days without food or water. Robinson, a Grand Elder ...

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Meets Elder On Hunger Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt met with a hunger striking aboriginal leader on Friday.Grand Elder Raymond Robinson says he will...

The Idle No More Movement Is More of a Stand-Still

Keith Beardsley | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

As we enter the new year, it is time for Chief Spence and Prime Minister Harper to pause and reflect about their on-going standoff. Both sides need to feel that they have won and both sides need to find a way to declare victory. Only then can the two sides proceed to the next step which should be fresh dialogue and agreed to solutions for key First Nations issues.

Idle No More Is Not Just an "Indian Thing"

Wab Kinew | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada
Wab Kinew

What is "Idle No More"? To me this conversation is more than just an "Indian Thing." It is one that Canadians of all backgrounds should pay attention to, if not participate in. The ideals that are underlying this action are ones to which we all aspire, even if we may disagree on how exactly to pursue them.

Will Hunger Strike Lead To Harper Meeting?

CBC | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Politics

The National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations is calling for a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston. ...

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...