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2014-07-30 at 16:40

Chief ends hunger strike after positive meeting with provincial minister

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The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation has ended his hunger strike.

Steve Fobister Senior began the hunger strike in protest on Monday, demanding justice and better health care for his people who are suffering from mercury poisoning in their community.

Fobister himself has been diagnosed with the condition. 

He ended the protest after what he believed was a positive meeting with Aboriginal Affairs minister David Zimmer in Toronto. 

Fobister said he has "flushed the government fox out of his fox hole," and he now wants to live as long as he can to continue the fight for Grassy Narrows. 

Premier Kathleen Wynne addressed the issue during her stop in Thunder Bay Wednesday.

(TBT News)

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newhere says:
Steve Fobister is not the Chief of Grassy Narrows. He is a former Chief of the First Nation as well as the former Grand Chief of Treaty Three. Roger Fobister is the Chief of Grassy Narrows. I would like to find out when he was diagnosed with mercury poisoning and by whom. Should this not be part of the story?
7/30/2014 7:59:26 PM
YellowSnow13 says:
That was fast.
7/31/2014 9:14:22 AM
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