The newly unveiled Pays Plat First Nation flag. - Photo courtesy of Jesse Achneepineskum
This page is dedicated to the efforts of Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation who has been on a hunger-strike since December 11th 2012. The Chiefs of Ontario would like to also dedicate this page to our Peoples and leaders who are out there fighting for our rights now and for generations to come.
Throughout her hunger-strike Chief Spence’s demands have been clear: to solidify a meeting with the Prime Minister, the Crown, and the Provincial and Territorial leaders along with all the First Nations leaders to discuss our inherent and treaty rights. Until this meeting is set she will not eat and has stated, “I am ready to die for my people”. Chief Spence has demonstrated the importance of ceremony and connecting with the Creator. Her efforts prove her to be a truly courageous and inspirational leader.
Please check back on this page to see updated information on the efforts of Chief Spence, our peoples and leaders.
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Chief Spence Ends Hunger Strike
HONOURING CHIEF SPENCE
AGENDA - Thursday, January 24
There will be no Sunrise Ceremony on Victoria Island due to cold weather.
8:00 am Delta Ottawa City Centre - Breakfast in Ballroom
9:30 am Press Conference Briefing - Saskatchewan RC Bellegarde, AFN Staff
11:00 am Press Conference at National Press Gallery
12:00 noon NAN Honouring Event for Chief Theresa Spence *webcast live www.nan.on.ca
Opening Prayer and Song
Introductions and Acknowledgements
Attawapiskat First Nation
Presentation from Grand Chief Harvey Yesno, Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Statement from NAN Women’s Council
Presentation from First Nations and Groups
Closing Prayer and Song
Grass Roots Activities in Ontario
Special Video Message from Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy