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The Canadian Progressive: Chief Theresa Spence’s Heroism Already Eclipses Nelson Mandela’s

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/chief-theresa-spences-her_b_2408049.html Hunger-striking Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence is the reincarnation of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. She is becoming the greatest moral and political leader of our time. In fact, Chief Theresa Spence’s courage and sacrifice already eclipses that of South Africa’s globally-celebrated anti-apartheid icon, . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Chief Theresa Spence’s Heroism Already Eclipses Nelson Mandela’s

The Canadian Progressive: Theresa Spence Hunger Strike: Social Media Conversation on Friday, December 28, 2012

Today, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s indefinite hunger strike, taking place here in Ottawa, enters Day 18. Spence started her peaceful protest on December 11, 2012. She’s demanding a meeting involving Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a representative of the Queen and First Nations leaders. She wants to discuss treaty agreements between Canada and First Nations, and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Theresa Spence Hunger Strike: Social Media Conversation on Friday, December 28, 2012

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: Canadian Citizen Writes to the Governor General

A Canadian citizen writes to the Governor General, declaring fierce opposition to numerous pieces of legislation recently passed by the Harper Government. The bills the writer has issue with seek to further exploit, disempower, control and marginalize First Nations. They include Bill C-45, which is at the heart of both the Idle No More grassroots . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More: Canadian Citizen Writes to the Governor General

The Canadian Progressive: What Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike Says About Canada

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post Blog http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/cheif-hunger-strike-democracy_b_2298786.html “I’m willing to die for my people because the pain is too much and it’s time for the government to realize what (it’s) doing to us.” The chief of the northern Ontario First Nation reserve of Attawapiskat uttered the haunting statement as she announced her hunger strike . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: What Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike Says About Canada