MESSAGE FROM THE HELPERS ON VICTORIA ISLAND WITH CHIEF SPENCE :
“Well, it’s official people. Chief Spence and Raymond Robinson are satisfied with the Declaration of Commitment signed by the Leadership. They have endorsed to carry on the work she has started. It is a bittersweet ending to her hunger strike – which will end tonight. 44 days without food is a long time. Our Ogitchita Kwe gets to go home now to continue her journey in the physical world. Today, I am sad, but very relieved she will walk out of here alive. I support and honour her decision. Thank you everyone for your continued prayers and love!
Kolonialq would like to add here that we honour and support Chief Theresa Spence, a fire igniter and true leader, in whatever decisions she makes regarding the hunger strike. Thank you Chief Spence from your allies around the world! THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT MANY OF US DID NOT DO – by putting your life on the line for righteousness.
CHIEF SPENCE MESSAGE: [two days prior]
“Its my 42 days of fasting and it’s hard but each day I’m here in my teepee praying to the Creator I feel closer to the Creator. And just realizing everything that is happening: the Idle No More movement, and the youth doing all the drumming and ceremonies: it’s bringing everybody together. It’s a movement I can’t describe: I’m overwhelmed by it too myself. Just being here: It gives me hope. You know there’s hope out there. And I tell the youth to not give up hope: to keep going, to believe there is a future: to have faith in the Creator because the Creator is powerful. He has the power to change things but we need to do our part by praying and doing ceremonies and really love each and care for each other. Even pray for the Prime Minister and the government to come together with our leaders.
Each day I just go day by day and I look forward for each other and live with it. I pray to the Creator and I pray for everybody […] mostly the children that are unborn. When I pray I feel that peace […] . I encourage everybody just to pray for a better future and to come together as a nation to nation.
I thank Raymond for being here and I thank you for all your support. If I was alone I would be really down by now […] your encouragement helps me to stand.”