THERESA SPENCE HUNGER STRIKE

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5 Biggest Aboriginal Stories Of 2013

Anti-fracking protests, the growth of a movement, a hunger strike, an unprecedented turnout at a reconciliation walk and a disgraced senator — all of these aboriginal stories made headlines this year....
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Attawapiskat Residents Want Answers

From declaring a housing emergency last year, to a hunger protest in Ottawa, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has fought very publicly with the federal government — but some say she also needs to dea...

What Did Spence's Hunger Strike Accomplish?

With a final media show, Chief Spence has now ended her 44 day "reduced food" diet. The question should now turn to what did she accomplish? Are Canadians more aware today and do they have a better understanding of the abysmal living conditions in First Nations communities? Probably not, such conditions were already well known and have been for decades.
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Theresa Spence: Stop the Hunger Strike and Hold Harper to Account

Today's "National Day of Action" gives Chief Theresa Spence another opportunity to declare a victory over holding the government to account and another opportunity to call off her "hunger" strike. By not doing so she risks further polarizing and dividing the movement and First Nations leadership. The government is left with few options. It must still negotiate with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and National Chief Shawn Atleo, as it has to be seen to be engaged and working to make change possible, sooner rather than later.
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Bored Yet?

Although a number of First Nations chiefs put pressure on her to end her crusade, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, so far, is continuing on with her month-long hunger strike. Spence, who has been l...