January 9, 2013
Chief Theresa Spence changes her mind, won't attend meeting with PM
By Kristy Kirkup, QMI Agency
Ottawa - Protesting Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has written the Queen to ask if she can get Gov. Gen. David Johnston to attend a high-profile meeting between aboriginal leaders and Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Spence also said she will boycott Friday's working meeting organized by the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) because Johnston is not planning to attend.
A spokesman for Spence said the chief would attend the meeting last week but it was unknown if Johnston would attend.
The chief has refused to speak to reporters this week following the release of a critical audit on Monday.
The audit, which reviewed financials from 2005 to 2011, was completed by outside firm Deloitte for the feds and suggested there is a missing paper trail for millions in reserve spending.