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." The Senator took to HuffPost with a dignified response, saying he was "untroubled by personal attacks" but "very concerned for those Aboriginal Canadians who live in fear of speaking out." 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. Perhaps we should all to take a minute this Sunday to warm our bodies and hearts with a hot cocoa -- and the sight of some unspeakably cute red pandas frolicking in the snow.
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