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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:11 AM

Chief Theresa Spence to end hunger strike today

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Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Spence to wrap it up after NDPs, Liberals and chiefs sign her declaration

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has decided to end her six-week-long hunger strike after members of the Assembly of First Nations and the Liberal and New Democrat caucuses agreed to back a list of commitments supporting aboriginal issues.

Representatives from the AFN, the NDP caucus and the Liberal caucus have all signed a declaration of specific commitments asked for by Spence. Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae, who was in Sarnia Wednesday, will also be signing the 13-point declaration.

Michèle Audette, president of the Canadian Native Women's Association, said Spence will hold a press conference Thursday morning in Ottawa at 11 a.m. ET, along with Raymond Robinson, an elder from Cross Lake Nation in Manitoba.

Robinson, who joined Spence in her liquids-only diet, will also announce an end to his protest.

"I have never been in such an awe-inspiring movement … with all the nations of different races coming together to try to achieve a common goal, and I cannot thank them enough for all the generosity, all the support," Robinson told CBC News Wednesday.

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Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/23/attawapiskat-spence-hunger-strike.html



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