Hunger Strike Theresa Spence

Chief Agrees To Stop Hunger Strike

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has agreed to end her hunger protest, and National Chief Shawn Atleo is coming back to work, but Ottawa-Fir...

Theresa Spence Is More the Problem Than Solution

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Yoni Goldstein

I don't think Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is going to starve to death. For one thing, the Prime Minister surely knows a dead First Nations chief would not make for good PR. Personally, though, I also have my doubts Chief Spence would actually see this through the end. I think the media attention, not the martyrdom, is what she's after. No, I have no sympathy for Chief Spence. She and other native leaders are the biggest reason why native reserves are mostly hellholes, filled with poverty, addiction, lack of education and general misery.

Media Bites: Is it 2014 Yet?

J.J. McCullough | Posted 03.05.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Obviously it's a bit tricky to predict the future (thanks for nothing, Mayans), but man, with such stellar media forecasting, it's like we barely even need to live through 2013 at all! Which is good, cause the year sounds pretty sucky.

Theresa Spence Calls For Solidarity Protests

CBC | Posted 02.28.2013 | Canada Impact

As First Nations Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike continues, the chief called for weekend solidarity protests from all Canadians to force Prime Mi...

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.

Why Aboriginal Frustration Is Boiling Over

Hon. Carolyn Bennett | Posted 02.12.2013 | Canada Politics
Hon. Carolyn Bennett

Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat started a hunger strike this week -- "I am 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." The frustration of Aboriginal Peoples is understandable given the complete lack of progress on their issues and the refusal of the government to fulfill its legal obligation to consult with them on matters that may impact their inherent and/or treaty rights. The outrage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis is not only understandable, but justified.