Hunger Strikers Make Urgent Appeal: Ashton asks Harper to meet First Nations activists
December 30th, 2012 - 6:55pm
For Immediate Release
Hunger Strikers Make Urgent Appeal:
Ashton asks Harper to meet First Nations activists
Thompson - Niki Ashton MP (Churchill) has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper asking him to meet with Raymond Robinson from Pimicikamak Cree Nation and Wilson Hardie from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, who, along with Chief Theresa Spence, are on hunger strike.
Today marks the 20th day since Chief Spence and Raymond Robinson started their hunger strike. "These leaders and elders are taking the ultimate stand in opposing the Harper Government's attack on First Nations' Treaty and Aboriginal rights", said Ashton. "It's time for the Prime Minister to meet with them and listen to what they have to say".
Thousands of Aboriginal people have come out in support of the message put forward by Raymond Robinson, Wilson Hardie and Chief Spence through the Idle No More Movement.
"Aboriginal people in Canada have had enough. The Prime Minister must sit and listen to this growing grassroots movement."