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Chief Theresa Spence speaks on first day of her hunger strike (VIDEO)

Maggie Padlewska of One Year One World interviews Attawapiskat First Nations Chief  Theresa Spence on Victoria Island on December 11, 2012, during the first day of her hunger protest against the Harper government’s continuing abuse of First Nations. Chief Spence is demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a representative of the Queen. She’s demanding that the government and Crown honour treaty agreements between Canada and First Nations. She says the treaties exploit, control and marginalize her people.

My apologies I couldn’t embed the video. To watch the video, please go to Vimeo.

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based activist and progressive political blogger. He's the founder and publisher of The Canadian Progressive blog and numerous other online publications.

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