Erasmus Fasts In Support of Ont. Chief
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Support is pouring in from across the country for a Northern Ontario First Nations chief who's on a hunger strike.
Theresa Spence hasn't eaten since Tuesday in an effort to force a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper or the Queen.
She says the Harper government's Bill C-45, the omnibus bill, ignores existing treaties.
Some aboriginal Canadians are fasting in support of Spence.
Among them: Dene National Chief Bill Erasmus.
"I've made the pledge Thursday to not consume water, liquids or food in support of Chief Spence to show that what's happening is legally wrong."
Erasmus says Canadians have to ask themselves is there something fundamentally wrong with the way the Harper government is conducting its business?
"Why would someone in 2012, in a community in Canada, go on a hunger strike? This is one of the most wealthiest countries in the world and there's no need for this."
Spence is living in a teepee in the shadow of Parliament Hill while she holds her hunger strike.
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