Theresa Spence Harper Meeting

The Week in Review: What to Make of Theresa Spence's No-Show?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

This week Prime Minister Stephen Harper granted Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's wish and met with First Nations Chiefs. But the still-hunger-striking Spence was one of many chiefs who chose to boycott the three-hour talks, in part because the Governor General would not be in attendance. So what to make of a leader who's willing to forego solid food for weeks to further her goal of meeting with the nation's leadership -- but who doesn't consider a conversation with merely the PM good enough? Apparently she's not an incrementalist.

Spence Pulls Out Of Meeting With Harper

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence abruptly changed her mind Wednesday, refusing to attend Friday's hard-won First Nations meetings with the f...

She Won't Go

CBC | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Politics

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says she won't attend Friday's "working meeting" between First Nations chiefs and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, bec...

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 ...