Chief Spence sticks to hunger strike demands

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence speaks with journalists about her hunger strike in a teepee on...

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence speaks with journalists about her hunger strike in a teepee on Victoria Island in Ottawa December 27, 2012. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

JESSICA MURPHY, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:14 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says she's lost more than 30 lbs over the past five weeks and will continue to refuse solid foods until the prime minister calls a "nation-to-nation" meeting between all levels of government and First Nations.

"I go day-by-day and I'm still waiting for that meeting," Spence said during an interview aired Sunday on CTV's Question period. "It has to be all leaders, not just the National Chief (Shawn Atleo)," she said.

The chief of the Northern Ontario reserve of some 1,500 people - who has been surviving on fish broth and tea since Dec. 11 in a bid to force a meeting with First nations leaders, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General David Johnston - also lashed out over the government's release of a scathing audit of the reserve's finances.


Photos