Jennifer Tryon, Global National's senior investigative correspondent, and
photojournalist Trevor Owens travelled to the area Tuesday afternoon, but were met with resistance minutes after they arrived.
"Well, we got to the airport and made it to our lodging without incident," Tryon told Global National anchor and executive editor Dawna Friesen over the phone.
When Acting Chief Christine Kataquapit asked Tryon and Owens to leave, the pair thought it was a joke at first. "But then (Kataquapit) said the chief (Theresa Spence) has asked you to leave the community – for all media to leave the community. And we sort of looked at each other, and we realized that it actually wasn't a joke, and they weren't going to allow anyone to speak to the media here."
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Having listed to whats going on up there and with Chief Spence, in my mind this is the final straw she just lost all Legitimacy. I believe that the RCMP should launch an investigation into the Reserve and find out what is going on. A year ago the nation answered the call for help, but now.
She's doing a show near Parliament to, I hate how the media keeps reporting it as a Hunger Strike. A hunger strike is where you waste your self away by drinking water. She is on a very healthy diet that will maintain a helathy body weight. Hell in the 1 month since she's started she lost 22 pounds. Which well is good for her, she needs to loose a few.