WENDAKE, QC, Dec. 30, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Huron-Wendat Nation wants to reiterate its support for Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence's hunger strike going on its 19th day. She has been requesting a meeting with Prime Minister Harper for the federal government to engage in a recognition and implementation process of our treaties, as well as to forge a new Crown/First Nations relationship.
"The Huron-Wendat Nation signed a Treaty with the Crown, the 1760 Huron-Britain Treaty, unanimously recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990. We are in support of Chief Spence; her determination shows that we, First Nations Peoples, are defending our ancestral rights and treaties recognized in the Canadian Constitution. Together, we are strong, we exist and we intend to pursue our actions in a respectful and peaceful manner so that she can attain her goal. She is putting her life at risk for it. She chose this path, we have to respect it and as Grand Chief of my Nation and in the name of my people, I want to reaffirm my entire support. I hope that before the new year comes, we will make a step forward in this matter " declared Grand Chief Konrad Sioui.
SOURCE: COUNCIL OF THE HURON-WENDAT NATION
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