Solidarity: Fasting with Chief Theresa Spence, 2013
Native Earth Performing Arts and our extended family are passing the torch, symbolically supporting Chief Spence's courageous move to catalyze change in "Canada."
First Nations theatre artists and friends of our community have signed up to take a day of fasting, relay-style. Each supporter will fast for a minimum of 24 hours. Please sign up by leaving a comment on the wall should you wish to participate.
We now move in to 2013, though we hope that the Chief will be heard before then. The fasters of 2012 are below.
Jan 1 Nicole Joy-Fraser
Dec 12, Chief Spence began. After 24 hours, and a fair assessment landing on the reality that Harper would not be hearing her, the organizing of this support relay began.
Dec 13 Steve Tredget (NEPA family) fasted in support before this relay began
Dec 14 Tara Beagan (NEPA)
Dec 15 Derek Garza (NEPA) and Tahani Afaneh (NEPA family)
Dec 16 Janet Antone (NEPA)
Dec 17 Jiv Parasram (Pandemic, New Harlem and Cahoots Theatre)
Dec 18 Aislinn Rose (Praxis Theatre), Richard Cliff (NEPA family) and Kenneth Williams (playwright)
Dec 19 Keith Barker (NEPA)
Dec 20 Rae Powell (NEPA) and Brooklyn Doran (NEPA family)
Dec 21, Winter Solstice. Andy Moro (NEPA family) and Troy Emery Twigg (Centre for Indigenous Theatre), Michelle Latimer (NEPA family, filmmaker)
Dec 22 PJ Prudat (NEPA family), Eli Ham (NEPA family) and Leah Simms-Karp (NEPA)
Dec 23 Rupal Shah (Nightswimming and Obsidian Theatre, NEPA member), Anita Majumdar (actor/playwright), Christopher Ross (NEPA family)
Dec 24 Deb Courchene (NEPA), Ashley Bomberry (NEPA family), Jiv Parasram again.
Dec 25 James Cade (NEPA family), Marjorie Chan (playwright)
Dec 26 Cole Alvis (NEPA), Luke Larocque, Jordan Tannahill (Suburban Beast)
Dec 27 Michael Wheeler (Praxis Theatre), Ruth Madoc-Jones (NEPA family and SummerWorks), Marilo Nunez (Alameda Theatre), Naomi Swarma (Suburban Beast)
Dec 28 Brooklyn Doran, again! (NEPA family), Sasha Kovacs, Marion de vries (Centre for Indigenous Theatre)
Dec 29 Laura Nanni (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Christine Rambukkana
Dec 30 Michael Rubenfeld (SummerWorks), Lisa C Ravensbergen (NEPA family)
Dec 31 Colin Doyle (actor) and Darla Contois (CIT)