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« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2013, 11:06:23 AM »
Probably doctor's orders after examining her.

Re-introducing solid food after such a long fast (despite the electrolytes and small amount of protein from the fish broth) or after involuntary starvation or semi-starvation can be deadly. Yes, even if you are short and plump by nature... It has to be done with extreme care.

I remember when my cat Renzo returned after 5 weeks lost in late autumn, with the first serious wintry chill and ice, looking like an Auschwitz cat. I had to feed him tiny spoonfuls of special food several times a day. Too much at once would have killed him.

She'll make a press conference when she can.

Edited to add, the Montreal Daybreak press conference with three women Aboriginal leaders is up on the show's website now: 

http://www.cbc.ca/daybreakmontreal/our-show/2013/01/24/ending-hunger-strike/
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« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2013, 04:23:03 PM »
What I've learned about Canada and Canadians. The gov't villianizes and they are so successful villianization has now entered the Canadian heart, I can't think of any other reason Canadians are so obtuse and ignorant. Truly awful. The social safety nets are so unreachable under the new rules, they might as well not even exist. Can't boast anything anymore when it comes to the deeply vulnerable.
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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2013, 06:20:30 PM »
A lot of coverage on P&P tonight - the Manitoba chiefs were brilliant. Pam Palmater's interview was confusing.
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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2013, 06:20:58 PM »
AFN Associate Chief Perry Bellegarde (Saskatchewan) is up next on P&P to talk about the future of INM.
 
 
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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2013, 06:35:26 PM »
Chief Bellegarde on P&P just now:
- NO to status quo
- Article 35 of Constitution must be observed
- resource sharing is constitutional and is their bottom line
- supports all of Spence's 13 points
- disagrees with Brad Wall on resource sharing - Wall can not override the Constitution; will try dialogue, and, if necessary, the courts.
- nation to nation relationship has to be repaired
- Treaty Chiefs will drive these changes forward (Chief Spence's 13 points)
 
(it was a fast paced interview, I did my best to take notes)
 
Neither Hannah Thibodeau nor Perry Bellegarde mentioned Idle No More.  :annoyed
 
 
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« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2013, 06:59:20 PM »
Numerous people are now tweeting about https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OpThunderbird&src=hash  hashtag #OpThunderbird about missing and murdered women and sexual violence against aboriginal women.  An aboriginal woman was raped in Thunder Bay a few weeks ago and it sounds like there is much violence against women in that area.
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« Reply #37 on: January 25, 2013, 07:37:51 PM »
CBC-TV's Senior Correspondent in Ottawa, Terry Milewski gets a public dressing down as Liberal leader Bob Rae responds to a question that Milewski asked regarding the goals of First Nations and #idlenomore in Canada. The question revealed much about what is wrong with mainstream media coverage of FN in Canada. At the end of the video, Milewski declines a follow-up! Posted by Kevin Bourassa (Twitter: KevinBourassa)

The Smackdown - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jcYq668M2w  *watch to end when Rae leans forward*
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« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2013, 11:15:27 AM »
Don't know how I missed this - sent by a friend.
 
Thursday 20 December 2012 18.24 GMT The Guardian
Canada's First Nations protest heralds a new alliance
 
excerpt:
 
Parliament will soon debate a bill that would break up reserves – still, mostly, collectively held – into individual private property that can be purchased by non-native speculators. The undeclared agenda of government policy is the same as it was a century ago: a grab for resource-rich lands, and the assimilation of aboriginal nations.
 
Canadians have often turned a blind eye, having been taught to see the rights of aboriginal peoples as a threat to their interests. Dare to restore sovereignty to the original inhabitants, the story goes, and Canadians will be hustled out of their jobs and off the land. Or more absurdly, onto the first ships back to Europe.
 
But here's the good news. Amidst a hugely popular national movement against tar sands tankers and pipelines that would cross aboriginal territories, Canadians are starting a different narrative: allying with First Nations that have strong legal rights, and a fierce attachment to their lands and waters, may, in fact, offer the surest chance of protecting the environment and climate. Get behind aboriginal communities that have vetoes over unwanted development, and everyone wins. First Nations aren't about to push anyone off the land; they simply want to steward it responsibly.
 
Think of this as a sign of things to come: an image of Vancouver's mayor, flanked by aboriginal chiefs, speaking out together against a destructive pipeline project. After all, who would Canadians rather control enormous swathes of rural, often pristine land : foreign corporations who see in it only dollar signs over the next financial quarter, or aboriginal communities whose commitment to its sustainability is multigenerational?
 
The importance of #IdleNoMore cannot be overstated. Grassroots movements are what have ensured the survival of aboriginal culture, and what remains of an aboriginal land base. If it grows in energy and coordinates in a network of activism like Defenders of the Land, it could be a powerful force to reset aboriginal-state relations.
 
 

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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2013, 10:21:15 PM »

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« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2013, 11:28:12 PM »

 
 Buffy Sainte-Marie and artist Jacqueline Traverse at Wiinpeg's Day of Action today.

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« Reply #42 on: January 29, 2013, 06:49:43 AM »
What a beautiful shot, Boom Boom. Her presence at the rally and round dance was really uplifting.
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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2013, 10:06:16 AM »
Brazeau and stooge MP conflate Idle No More with Chief Spence once again, which I believe is the party line for the Cons, but when they disparage & belittle on physical appearance alone, they display the shallow gene pool for the country and encourage the racism/ignorance they insist on wallowing in.


http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/01/30/conservative_mp_and_senator_belittle_chief_theresa_spence_idle_no_more_movement.html
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« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2013, 11:09:28 AM »
I hope First Nations are watching. They don't have friends in this government.  :mad2

 

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