4 - Chief Theresa Spence protest Camp { 20 images } Created 31 Dec 2012

Cree Chief Theresa Spence Protest Camp. The Chief of Attawapiskat is on her 19th and 20th day of fasting to raise attention by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Poverty and First Nation concern on the new bill C-45. That bill doesn't respect treaties and jeopardize first Nation sovereignty on use of the land, protection of the environment, lakes and rivers. The Bill C-45 has shift the priority of water protection from conservation to economic, at the great despair of native community and environmental groups.

Prime Minister Harper refuse to meet her and she said she will go on this hunger strike until he does or she dies. She lives in a tipi, heated with a trapper wood stove, even though winter is well set.

This Issue raise a massive mobilization of First Nation Communities all over North America.

The story of my short but intense meeting with Chief Spence: http://marcpauze.com/2013/12/visite-au-campement-de-theresa-spence/
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