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Idle No More: December 2012 Archives

Mohawk activist lends support to chief of Attawapiskat

One week ago, the Chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation Theresa Spence began a hunger strike. She is refusing to eat, until she gets a meeting with Prime Minister Harper and the Governor-General as a representative of the Crown. Her northern Ontario community made headlines a year ago as it tried to get Ottawa's help to deal with terrible housing conditions.

Mohawk human rights advocate, Ellen Gabriel, visited Chief Spence a few days ago. Spence is staying on an island in the Ottawa River not far from Parliament Hill. Gabriel joins Susan to talk about why she's throwing her support behind Spence.

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