Opinion

Chief’s actions undermine efforts

To the Editor,

Re: Idle No More Protest Set For Maffeo Sutton, Jan 8.

Chief Spence’s “I’ll die for my people” is a con, and it undermines credibility in legitimate claims Indians and Inuits may have for more assistance from governments.

To suggest that caving in to Chief Spence’s hunger strike would be to save her life is an insult to Canadian taxpayers, who are being taken to the cleaners again.

Chief Spence and her close friends and councillors are living high off the hog while the children she is responsible for live-in sewer infested shacks.

Gambling on the stock market with the millions of dollars put in her trust, money desperately needed for basic needs, education and health care, should be good for a few years in jail.

Andy Thomsen

Summerland

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