Hunger Stirke

Behind the Headlines: Why Chief Theresa Spence Is Hunger Striking

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The story behind the headline is that Chief Spence's hunger strike is not simply about the appalling conditions her people continue to face. Spence is one of many aboriginal leaders looking for a way to express her frustration with the Government of Canada passing laws that affect their lives and land, as well as violating treaty rights without involving them in any of the decision making.