Chief Theresa Spence vows to continue hunger strike until feds and First Nations meet

Attawapiskat First Nations chief Theresa Spence waves during a press conference on Victoria Island...

Attawapiskat First Nations chief Theresa Spence waves during a press conference on Victoria Island next to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Jan 4, 2013. ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY

Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:47 PM ET

OTTAWA - A First Nations chief who launched a personal protest more than three weeks ago says she will not back down until she sees the outcome of a meeting between aboriginal leaders and Prime Minister Stephen Harper next Friday.

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence says she will not consume solid food until First Nations leaders "see what the results are." Two aboriginal leaders have also launched similar efforts to support Spence.

"There are a lot of issues to discuss," she told media Friday.

Spence has been camped out at Victoria Island on the Ottawa River, in the shadows of Parliament Hill, with a team of supporters since Dec. 11.


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