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  • Who benefits when the AFN speaks on behalf of us all?

    Who benefits when the AFN speaks on behalf of us all?0

    Mainstream media, Indian and Northern Affairs and the Assembly of First Nations are complicit in their attempt to take the last strongholds of the original people of this land. In the recent AFN forum, Ontario chiefs called for a “halt” to the Recognition of Rights and Implementation Framework legislation currently being proposed by Trudeau’s Liberal

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  • Opinion: Trudeau’s Proposed Framework is Treaty death

    Opinion: Trudeau’s Proposed Framework is Treaty death3

    Trudeau came into the Prime Minister’s office stating that no other relationship was as important as the one between Canada and the indigenous people. Trudeau’s words were comforting to the Indigenous who turned out in record numbers to vote for the Liberal party. Four years later, the truth of Trudeau’s statement is this: no other

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  • Grassroots movement needed to counter Ottawa’s virus of greed

    Grassroots movement needed to counter Ottawa’s virus of greed0

    The Federal department called the Assembly of First Nations seeks to throw out all existing documentation of First Nations sovereignty. Historic leadership and nations from the Eastern door to the western shores have held that the land is sacred, lent and occupied by the original First Nations who greeted and assisted lost colonial settlers. Federal

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  • Elected systems on First Nations are colonial imposed systems

    Elected systems on First Nations are colonial imposed systems0

    Elections in Indian country are a colonial construct. Prior to settlers, the original people had varied governance systems. In highly complex systems, there were two houses with checks and balances. These governance systems became models for settlers who were setting up new ways of governing themselves on this continent. When Indians were forced onto reserves,

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  • Are there property rights on stolen land?

    Are there property rights on stolen land?1

    Canada prides itself on being a country of fairness in human rights issues. How fair is a country when the majority of incarcerated people are indigenous? How fair is Canada when they need international compulsion to conduct an inquiry into the high number of missing or murdered indigenous women? How does Canada fare when you

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  • Canada’s reconciliation will continue to fail

    Canada’s reconciliation will continue to fail1

    Canada the settler state, that exists because of the International treaties signed between the U.K. Crown and the First Nation people; has a distorted view of reconciliation. Placing the original people on reserves was an archaic act of reconciliation. Placing the original people’s children into residential schools was an act of reconciliation. Legislating the original

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