28 December 2012
The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Prime Minister of Canada
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Open Letter Urging a Meeting with Chief Theresa Spence
Dear Prime Minister:
Amnesty International is increasingly concerned over the health and well-being of Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat. As you are aware, Chief Spence has said that she will continue her hunger strike until you meet with her. She is now in her third week without food.
We note that Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister John Duncan has offered to meet with Chief Spence. This, however, is not what Chief Spence has requested.