Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 12/31/2012 10:10 AM | Comments: 0
An elder from a Manitoba First Nation who has been on a hunger strike since Dec. 12 is travelling to Ottawa to join Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in hers.
Cross Lake First Nation’s Raymond Robinson is expected to be in Ottawa later this afternoon. Robinson, 51, commenced a hunger strike within hours of Spence starting hers.
Robinson started the hunger strike to call on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to withdraw the recent omnibus legislation, Bill C-45. Elder Robinson has been taking only herbal tea.
A news release from Cross Lake First Nation said Robinson’s aim is to get the government to work with First Nations leadership "on a nation-to-nation basis and to recognize, respect and honour our Inherent and Treaty rights."
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Ryan Adams in town Oct. 12
Manitoba crews heading west to fight forest fires
Local rally shows support for Israel
Ties that bind
Group of Manitoba teachers to visit Juno Beach for educational tour
Woman to pay double for dining, dashing
Heritage festival to celebrate nation's military history
PC leader keeps far from flood fight's crucial front lines
'It was like they'd just shot a dog'
High-income wage earners cashing in on public housing
Veil of secrecy encourages misinformation
Winnipeg mayor lists Arizona home as a primary residence
Alberta team probes shooting
'We did not know we'd lose': Pallister
No more jail time for troubled youth who killed father
New charges for man shot by Mountie
Fringe flap gets ugly
Goodbye time for Grandma Elm