A former Alaska Green Party candidate for Governor and longtime Native activist, is in her 18th day without food. Dessa Jacobson began fasting on February 8 and says she will not halt her fast until her three key demands are met.
Her demands include a company addressing mercury pollution, addressing the problem of domestic abuse in Alaska, and certain issues in the Native community. The story contains some interesting background on Jacobson, as well.
In her 1998 bid for governor of the state, Jacobson received about three percent of the vote.