Chief Theresa Spence is nearing Day 40 of her hunger strike

Posted 18 January 2013 by in Anishinaabe

First Nations Leaders at Victoria Island January 4 2013

First Nations Leaders at Victoria Island January 4 2013

Ottawa, ON – Chief Theresa Spence is nearing Day 40 of her hunger strike. The efforts to bring the Prime Minister and Governor General to a meeting with Chief Theresa Spence are continuing. This morning, January 18th, 2013, at 11AM a group of women will press Prime Minister Harper to step up.

Ellen Gabriel, Kanien’kehá:ka Nation of Kanehsatà:ke, her elder and other “Indigenous Women of Turtle Island” in solidarity with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence will  deliver a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, at 80 Wellington Street in Ottawa to respectfully request the Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnson, together meet with Chief Theresa Spence as soon as possible.

Members of the Indigenous Women of Turtle Island will address the media on the women’s commitment to see the meeting Chief Spence is seeking. The Indigenous Women of Turtle Island, are concerned with the dire situation Chief Spence is facing nearing her 40th day of a hunger strike and are standing up as life-givers of this land to protect Chief Spence and Raymond Robinson.