Idle No More compared to ‘bacteria’ by Aboriginal liaison officer
Parliamentary secretary for Public Safety refuses to apologize
The report also struck an ominous tone that violence loomed
With one of her closest aides on a walk to Ottawa, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence released an open letter Tuesday calling on First nation leaders to form a united front and confront Ottawa.
A nearly three week-long diamond mine ice road blockade was moved to a section crossing the Attawapiskat River while seven of the individuals involved in the protest prepared for a court appearance in Timmins, Ont., Friday.
The situation is continuing to develop in Attawapiskat.
Moments after Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo announced he was following his doctor’s orders and taking a temporary leave of absence, emails started to fly between some First Nations leaders and political staff discussing whether it was time for him to step down.
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has signed off on her will and is prepared for death, APTN National News has been told.
Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence will not attend Friday’s “working meeting” between the prime minister and First Nations leaders if the governor general sticks to his decision not to attend.