‘Idle’ hunger strike distracts from real issue
To the Editor,
Re: Diet anything but detox, Letters, Jan 17.
Historically, ‘hunger strike’ typically meant that no nutrients – solid or liquid, would be ingested by the person taking a stand – therefore the author of the letter that has Zlatko Zvekic so distressed is, in fact, correct.
Having said that I was glad to hear Chief Theresa Spence was allowing herself some nutrients and not putting her body and health in jeopardy.
The Attawapiskat administration under Chief Spence was given more than $100 million to be used for the benefit of all people living in that community.
It is the chief’s moral and legal responsibility to make sure the money is well spent and that proper records are kept.
The lack of accountability in this situation would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragic.
The Attawapiskat people should be outraged and demanding answers. If this fiasco had happened under a municipal government an investigation would have been demanded and criminal action would have been immediate.
Justice is in place for all people of Canada – I hope it will be done.
Kathryn Seaker Nanaimo