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Tuesday, 15 January 2013 17:11

In Canada First Nation unrest Continues

As demanded by hunger-striking Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat, both Canadian Prime Minister Kenneth Harper and Governor General David Johnston ended up meeting with First Nation leaders last Friday, 11 January, albeit not in the same meeting, and not with all First Nation leaders attending either of the meetings.

As a consequence of these disparities, Chief Spence announced that she would continue her hunger strike until the Prime Minister, the GG, and First Nation Chiefs can all agree to meet in one, big meeting. Her demand was supported Chiefs from Manitoba and Ontario. Among them, Grand Chief Gordon Peters said they prepared to block roads and rail lines tomorrow, Wednesday 16 January, unless their demands are being heard.

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