NBToryGal’s SoapBox: Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence
UPDATE: Chief Spence clarifies that she is not requesting a personal audience with the Prime Minister of Canada. She is asking for a commitment that he will initiate a dialogue to discuss treaty relations. She wants it NOW but not later than 2 months,and she wants him there. She wants the Governor-General there. The Premier of Ontario. First Nations Leaders.
I guess this change opens the door for her to stop soon?
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I certainly am wondering about Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, who is on a hunger strike to bring attention to aboriginal issues but REFUSES TO MEET WITH ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS MINISTER DUNCAN, who has contacted her a number of times to stress the urgency of her stopping her hunger strike because he is worried about her health. SHE REFUSES TO SEE HIM/ADDRESS HIS PLEAS.
[Duncan first proposed on Tuesday to arrange a meeting with a working group to discuss improving the relationship between First Nations and the federal government.
Duncan sent a letter late Wednesday to Spence, saying in part:
"It is my understanding that you met today with a Member of Parliament. Given your willingness to accept meetings now I am hoping that you will reconsider my offer, as a Minister of the Crown, to meet or speak with you by phone to discuss the issues you have raised publicly."
- source: ctvnews.ca
On Monday, Conservative SENATOR PATRICK BRAZEAU, who is Algonquin, WAS REBUFFED IN AN ATTEMPT TO MEET WITH HER.
Yet she WILLINGLY has visits and photo shoots with Justin Trudeau, and an aboriginal Actor, who is pictured above. [ Marc Garneau has written a letter to the Prime Minister on her behalf ]
With this information in mind, HOW SERIOUS CAN SHE BE THEN?
- She is demanding our Prime Minister stop the country’s business and rush over to her hunger strike spot. This puts our Prime Minister in a very bad spot as his Aboriginal Minister is already trying to communicate with her.
- She wants to talk about Aboriginal Issues [ treaty rights are in there too ]
- She wants to meet not only with our Prime Minister, but with the Governor-General and with First Nations leaders to discuss the treaty relationship.
- SHE WANTS BUT WILL NOT GIVE.
As far as I know she has not willingly opened up her Band’s books or participated in a meaningful dialogue of communication with federal officials.
In my view, this Chief is using centuries old tactics. Why can’t she embrace the present and be transparent and a communicator.
This is the mystery that endures.
Sandy Crux wrote an excellent article recently which helped me grasp some understanding. You can read it HERE.
Sandy Crux has updated her view as events change. I am pleased to post it HERE
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