Spence to continue hunger strike
A spokesman for Theresa Spence, whose hunger protest has
been fanning the flames of the Idle No More protest movement, says
the Attawapiskat chief will continue to forgo solid food.
Spence, who has been on a diet of fish broth and medicinal tea
for the past four weeks, attended a ceremonial meeting tonight with
Gov. Gen. David Johnston.
Her presence fuelled speculation she might finally end her
protest, which was aimed at securing a meeting for First Nations
leaders with both Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Both meetings happened today, but in separate venues and at
Spence spokesman Danny Metatawabin says the chiefs didn't feel
like their meeting at Rideau Hall was aimed at accomplishing
anything beyond a photo opportunity.
Metatawabin says Spence's health is poor, and that she's tired,
weak and suffering from stomach cramps.
(The Canadian Press)