Press Release: Canadian Forces personnel from across Ontario will conduct military training in the vicinity of Cochrane, Fraserdale and Moosonee, Ont., from Feb 8 to 26, 2013, as part of Exercise TRILLIUM RESPONSE 2013.
From the beginning of her fast on Dec. 11, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has not been alone in forgoing food as she waits for Prime Minister Stephan Harper and Governor General David Johnston to agree to a meeting.
Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee has declined the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal over the Governor General’s refusal to discuss the broken treaty relationship with First Nation leaders.
Going into 40 days of her sacred fast, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence said her spirits were lifted after a recent meeting with Manitoba chiefs who expressed their support and commitment to her and Elder Raymond Robinson.
On Dec. 27, 2012 a First Nations woman in Thunder Bay was abducted off of the street by two men in a car and taken a remote area where she was violently sexually assaulted. Due to the racially motivated nature of the assault, police are treating it is a possible hate-crime.