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Manitoba Indigenous Leader Not Eating, Drinking for 27 Hours – ChrisD.ca

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201818 Views

December 3, 2018

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba Indigenous leader is going 27 hours without food or drink while sitting behind bars in a makeshift cell inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

Derek Nepinak began his ceremonial fast on Monday at 10 a.m. as a personal journey to reflect on the parallels between the apartheid system in South Africa and the experience of Indigenous people in Canada.

Nepinak is spending his time in an eight-foot by seven-foot replica of Nelson Mandela‘s tiny jail cell

“Nelson Mandela’s life taught us that even while contained within the most oppressive and violent of racialized colonial state mechanisms, love and freedom of spirit can persevere,” Nepinak said in a video statement before entering the cell (watch below).

Read More: https://www.chrisd.ca/2018/12/03/derek-nepinak-manitoba-indigenous-leader-27-hour-fast/#.XAbS_OJRc2x

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