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Alanis Obomsawin Documents a Crisis with 'The People of the Kattawapiskak River'
In October 2011, due to its unacceptable housing situation, the Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency, and a media feeding frenzy ensued over the tribe's living c...
Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat and International Indian Treaty Council File Urgent Action Request with U.N. Human Rights Body
Gale Courey Toensing
The legal fight against Canada’s omnibus Bill C-45 and its environmentally focused companion, Bill C-38, has gone international, with an appeal to the United Nations Office of the ...
Spence Leaves Hospital, Joins Honoring Ceremony and Signs 13-Point Declaration
Supporters presented Chief Theresa Spence with gifts, gratitude and praise on Thursday January 24 as the Attawapiskat First Nation leader arrived from the hospital after a brief st...
Theresa Spence Not Satisfied With Governor General Meeting, Continues Fasting
First Nations were split over the effectiveness of meetings between their leaders, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a later gathering with Governor General David Johnston on Frida...
Harper Meeting Hangs in Balance as Spence and Other Chiefs Pressure AFN to Cancel Without Governor General
Governor General David Johnston said on Thursday that he would host a “ceremonial meeting” with First Nations leaders after they met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on January 1...
Theresa Spence Refuses to Meet Without Governor General, Draws Up Will
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence, fasting for the past month in demand of a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston, has said s...
Idle No More Has Voices of the Future Generation Caught on Video
The Idle No More movement has swept the globe over the last 22 days as Attawapiskat First Nation chief Theresa Spence continues her hunger strike...
Idle No More Support: Ojibwe Woman Embarks on 1,400-mile Journey to D.C.
David P. Ball
When Mishkomekinaak Ikwe learned about the Idle No More movement exploding across Canada, and Attawapiskat First Nation chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike – now on its 21st day –...
Chief Theresa Spence Resolute in Hunger Strike, as Her Body Weakens
David P. Ball
As Attawapiskat First Nation chief Theresa Spence enters her 13th day of a hunger strike protest on December 24—surviving on only medicine tea and fish broth in a tipi near Parliam...
2011 Retrospective: December
Disaster Response Heeding calls from tribal leaders, the Obama administration now supports a legislative amendment that would allow tribes to apply for federal disaster aid directl...