Raymond Robinson, a Manitoba elder from the Cross Lake First Nation, returned to Winnipeg Friday morning after being on a protest fast in Ottawa.

He joined Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence by refusing to eat solid food for six weeks. They both ended the hunger protest Jan. 24.

The two wanted a meeting with the prime minister and Governor General to discuss treaty rights and other aboriginal issues.

Friday, Robinson said he felt he was fighting for his rights. He says he told his family that he might not come home.

“I was willing to go that far,” he said after arriving in the airport.

Spence and Robinson put together a 13-point declaration for the government. It includes calls for quick action on housing and education, implementation of treaty rights, and they would still like to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Governor General.