KAHNAWAKE, QC, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community
that Kahnawà:ke Chiefs Rhonda Kirby, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer, Christine Zachary-Deom and
Gina Deer will be joined by Kanesatake Chiefs Sonya Gagnier, Shannon Nicholas, Sheila Bonspiel, Kathy Daye and Akwesasne Chiefs Karen Loran, Louise Thompson and April Adams-Phillips to meet
with Chief Spence at 2:30pm today to offer the support of our
communities during this second week of her hunger strike.
The women will bring offerings of tobacco, an Iroquois blanket and, most
important, face-to-face dialogue with Chief Spence as she continues her
While in Ottawa, the chiefs will also deliver an open letter to Prime
Minister Stephen Harper demanding that, 1) he meet with Attawapiskat
Chief Theresa Spence and, 2) address the issue of an unprecedented
series of laws that are oppressive and insulting to First Nations. The
letter can be viewed at www.kahnawake.com.
SOURCE: MOHAWK COUNCIL OF KAHNAWAKE
For further information:
Joe Delaronde, Political Press Attaché
Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke