Attawapiskat Chief, Theresa Spence, is on day 6 of a hunger strike that she has stated will not end until Harper and Governor General David Johnston agree to meet with First Nation's leaders to discuss treaty reform. This is literally a matter of life or death. The continued suffering of many Aboriginal communities in this country is a national shame. Enough is enough. Call on your leaders to actually show some leadership!
Theresa Spence is the ultimate example of an individual acting selflessly and effectively to create positive change in our society. To let her die because you, our leader, cannot be bothered to meaningfully address this issue would be an enormous and lasting mark of shame for our government and our country.
We elect leaders because we expect them to represent our wishes and our values. Mr. Harper and Mr. Johnston, show some leadership. Do not let this issue lead to the needless death of another Aboriginal women by the Canadian government's inaction.