To the Editor,
Re: Idle No More protest set for Maffeo Sutton, Jan. 8.
Chief Theresa Spence wanted the Governor General to attend the meeting with the federal government and First Nations, but the Governor General only represents the Crown and does not have a say in what the government does.
Spence misappropriated money that should have gone to her band members, and was not on a hunger strike since she was taking nourishment (fish in broth). To me she is not a credible person.
As for Idle No More, I agree that we need to bring their issues forward to the 21st century.
There is lots to be done for our native people but it will not be an easy task.
I am proud of the bands on Vancouver Island, especially in Nanaimo and Ladysmith, as they are progressive and often co-operate with local governments.