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NEWS: Whapmagoostui First Nation youth to walk 1100 km to Ottawa in support of Chief Spence, Idle No More

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Photo by Eli_d_m.

Photo by Eli_d_m.

Youth from the Whapmagoostui First Nation in northern Quebec will be walking 1100 kilometres south from Hudson Bay to Ottawa to express their support for Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence, Idle No More, and to show the strength of Cree culture.

They are expected to arrive in Ottawa two-months from now in mid-March.

To learn more, read the CBC program notes below (or if you speak Cree, click on the links to hear the interviews).

January 16, 2013
Whapmagoostui youth head out in support of Idle No More
The Nishiyou Journey is just about to start up in Whapmagoostui. Six youth, along with a guide and a trail-maker left the community heading to Chisasibi on January 16th. From there, they plan to continue all the way to Ottawa in support of Idle No More. Melissa Natachequan spoke with David Kawapit just before they left on their journey.
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/North/ID/2326098094/?sort=MostRecent

January 3, 2013
Whapmagoostui chief supports youth journey
Chief Stanley George of Whapmagoostui is helping a couple of local youth plan their two-month walk from the northern-most Cree community all the way to Ottawa. The youth want to show their support for Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence, and also to show the strength of Cree culture. The journey has been delayed because the route is not fully frozen. Melissa Natachequan spoke with Chief George for an update.
http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/North/Winschgaoug/ID/2322848509/?sort=MostRecent