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Spence Re-Elected

OTTAWA - Chief Theresa Spence has been re-elected to a second three-year team as chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario.Electoral officer Louie Noah told The Canadian Press that Sp...
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Another Hunger Strike

MONTREAL - An aboriginal leader from Manitoba says he has begun yet another hunger protest in an effort to stop changes to federal funding for First Nations people.Grand Elder Raymond Robinson says hi...
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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...
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The Week in Review: Can't We All Just Get Along (And Stop Calling Each Other Assholes on Twitter)?

This week, a tweet sent from Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's account lashed out at Senator Patrick Brazeau, calling him "a typical colonized indian asshole." A spokesperson for Chief Spence told Global News that the inflammatory "asshole" comment neither came from Spence, nor was it "something she would ever say." However, I don't think it's a stretch to imagine that relations between Brazeau and Spence can probably be described as chilly. Then again, who wasn't feeling a little frosty what with the frigid weather across the country.

The Left's Betrayal of the First Nations

Left-wing fundamentalist ideology is oppressing the very groups they claim to champion. Their rhetoric is anathema to the needs of those they claim to represent. The ideologues on the left are the ones who need to take responsibility for the poor outcomes for the aboriginal peoples.
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Back To Work

VANCOUVER - Chief Shawn Atleo returned to the helm of the Assembly of First Nations on Thursday adamant that aboriginal groups across the country are united against a common enemy: the status quo.Ackn...
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Calling In The Backup

OTTAWA - Top First Nations chiefs from across the country have set aside their differences for now and signed on to a request for yet another meeting with the prime minister — all in an attempt to bri...

The Economic Cost of Idle No More

Protestors associated with the Idle No More movement disrupted traffic to the Ambassador Bridge today. The disruption was planned from 11a.m. to 2p.m. While disrupting traffic may seem harmless enough, it comes with substantial costs.
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Will The Queen Intervene?

OTTAWA - The Queen has rejected an appeal to intervene in Chief Theresa Spence's liquids-only protest, but says she is taking "careful note" of concerns for the chief's health.In a letter dated Jan. 7...

Talking Points No More: Harper's Duty to First Nations Is Far From Done

To suggest Harper has consulted with First Nations leaders because of the meeting on Friday is simply ridiculous. First Nations know the realities of what they are facing and the Conservatives' dishonest talking points, aimed at convincing average Canadians they are making progress, are further undermining what little credibility they have with Canada's indigenous population.
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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.