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Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike is now in week three and it has garnered far more attention than it deserves. This is not India in the 1940s and she is not Gandhi.
She is one of three chiefs of Attawapiskat, a small community 500 kms north of Timmins that came to the attention of the public last year when the deplorable living conditions in that community became public. The poverty was, and continues to be, horrific.