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...

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...

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...

Spence's Partner Declared Bankruptcy Before Managing Band's Books

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's romantic partner — once in charge of the books at the troubled northern Ontario reserve — has had his...

Global News Team Allegedly Kicked Out Of Attawapiskat

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada

A Global News TV crew has been threatened with arrest and removed from Attawapiskat, the Northern Ontario aboriginal community that has been thrust i...

Support Rolling In From The Maritimes

CBC | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Impact

A group of 50 Maritime activists is heading to Ottawa to support a hunger-striking First Nations leader. The First Nations protesters left...

End Hunger Strike, B.C. Chief Urges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A First Nations leader from British Columbia is urging a northern Ontario chief to end her hunger strike aimed at winning a meeting w...

LOOK: Trudeau Visits Chief Spence

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Politics

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is now on the fifteenth day of her hunger strike. Although neither the prime minister or the governor general have a...

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...

Hunger-Striking Chief Issues New Appeal To Harper

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - On the eve of a day of aboriginal protest, the hunger-striking chief of the troubled Attawapiskat First Nation is again calling for a meeting...

Opposition Urges Harper To Step In Before It's Too Late

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal opposition parties and the head of the Assembly of First Nations are urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take steps to end a ...

AWOL on Attawapiskat -- Again

Charlie Angus | Posted 06.10.2012 | Canada
Charlie Angus

Last Thursday, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs John Duncan suddenly pulled the third-party manager from Attawapiskat with a dubious statement about an improvement in bookkeeping. Guess what John? The situation hasn't gone away.

What Is Chief Spence Hiding?

Chelsea Vowel | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Chelsea Vowel

No proof is offered to support the assertion that she is hiding anything at all, it is merely seen as obvious. The question people should be asking if they are honestly interested is, "Why is Chief Spence rejecting third-party management?"

Why Can't Attawapiskat Help Itself?

Peter Worthington | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Chief Spence wants no outside interference -- just more money and no questions asked or controls demanded. If any non-Aboriginal community were run the way Attawapiskat was run, there'd be a revolt among residents -- and the feds would long ago have cut off funding.