Jan 04, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The Prime Minister and Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan have agreed to meet a delegation of First Nations leaders next Friday.
But Danny Metatawabin, a spokesperson for Chief Theresa Spence says the Attawapiskat chief will continue her hunger strike until that meeting begins.
It’s not clear whether Spence will be at the January 11th meeting.
A spokesman for Spence didn’t answer a questions about whether she would attend, but reiterated that her hunger strike would continue until the meeting happened.
Spence has been subsisting mainly on fish-broth since December 11th – living in a tent on frigid Victoria Island on the Ottawa River, just upstream from Parliament Hill.