ARIEL TRAGOL continues fast
by Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto], October 2, 2017
On Friday, September 29th, family members of Mapuche Political Prisoners on hunger strike gathered at the Chilean Presidential palace to put forward the demands of their relatives, many of whom were nearing their deathbeds after fasting for 115 days. The meeting took place two days after the Chilean College of Doctors, who had been monitoring the health of the hunger strikers, publicly stated all were in serious condition, and that specifically Lonko [Chief] Alfredo Tralcal and Benito Trangol had just 48-hours to live if the fast were to continue. Read the rest of this entry
Alma Kakikepinace started her hunger strike last month
CBC News, October 7, 2016
It’s been 17 days since Alma Kakikepinace ate a good meal or slept in a real bed.
But the 53-year-old resident of Sagkeeng First Nation said she’s willing to wait much longer before she gives up on her stand to improve housing on First Nations in Canada.
Kakikepinace has been on a hunger strike, living out of a makeshift camp hung with tarps and blankets, for more than two weeks. Temperatures are dropping, and Kakikepinace said she’s no closer to achieving her immediate goal of being granted a house in her community. Read the rest of this entry
by Travis Lupick, The Georgia Straight, April 1, 2016
ince March 13, Kristin Henry, 24, has camped outside the BC Hydro building at 333 Dunsmuir Street.
It has been 18 days since Kristin Henry has eaten.
She has been on a hunger strike outside BC Hydro’s offices in Vancouver in protest over the building of the Site C Dam.
“The Treaty 8 Nations have brought to court the objections to the development of the Site C Dam in the Peace Valley and the construction companies who have been contracted to clear-cut the forests are not waiting for the judges’ decisions in the court,” said Nick, a friend of Henry’s, who did not want his last name used. “So there’s illegal construction of a dam happening right now.” Read the rest of this entry
CTV News Regina, March 3, 2015
A hunger strike at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre has ended.
Fifteen inmates at the jail had been refusing to eat in protest since Monday morning.
By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Jan 22, 2013
Elder Raymond Robinson, who has been fasting with Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, lay on the floor of an Ottawa hotel room Sunday and wept after hearing the news his nephew was dead. Read the rest of this entry