Health minister urges Chief Spence to end fast

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence pauses after speaking with journalists about her hunger strike in...

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence pauses after speaking 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: 3:24 PM ET

OTTAWA — Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq is urging Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence to end her hunger strike and meet with Aboriginal Affairs Minister John Duncan.

Aglukkaq, Canada's first Inuit cabinet minister, says meeting with Duncan is "the best way to address her issues."

Spence, who is entering the third week of her protest surviving on fish broth and tea, is demanding a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Gov. Gen. David Johnston and First Nations leaders.


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