Hunger-striking Elder Robinson takes his message to Montreal

Raymond Robinson of Cross Lake First Nation is into his third day of a hunger strike.

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Raymond Robinson of Cross Lake First Nation is into his third day of a hunger strike.

Robinson also says he won’t drink any water during the protest. He travelled to Montreal this week to raise awareness about why he has embarked on a second hunger strike this year.

Robinson is scheduled to meet with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt on Friday at about 2:30 p.m.

APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.

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