First Nations Divided: Idle No More and AFN National Chief Shawn Atleo
Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation ended her 44-day hunger strike yesterday with a plea. For indigenous people to unite and keep pressing the Crown to honour Aboriginal and treaty rights. At about the same time, Shawn Atleo was making the same point about unity to chiefs in British Columbia. We haven't heard from the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations since his big meeting with the Prime Minister on January 11... after which Atleo took sick and took a leave of absence. Questions have swirled ever since and today Atleo is sitting down with me to answer some of them.