THUNDER BAY – From her vigil across from the House of Commons, in her tee pee, Chief Theresa Spence shares thoughts with people around the world.
What is it like in a Tee Pee in winter?
A NetNewsledger.com reader shares, “I grew up in a tepee. Because its winter, you lose all heat when you open the door, canvas is not holding heat, no insulation value, little wood heater will not provide adequate warmth as it gets cooler. The fire needs attention every 15 minutes because of its size, nights are going to be the worse, when you have to go outside for nature break”.
From Northern Ontario to the teepee at Victoria Island, the weather conditions will impact the conditions that Chief Spence is facing.
“Because there’s snow around the tepee, the heat from the heater will melt the snow around the teepee, pretty soon you will have water seeping into the teepee.
Our source shares, “When I was there, every thing is on the floor, even the mattress. I just hope it doesn’t rain when there’s a presence of snow”.
“Teepees are notoriously drafty, so when you try to warm up, you will only warm up on one side while the other side of you is trying to freeze”.
From her Teepee, Chief Spence shares that it is time to “work together” and “time to respect each other”.
She states that the Prime Minister is not showing respect to First Nations people or leaders.
As Idle No More continues to gain support, and continues actions across Canada,