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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 fail0

    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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  • ‘White Paper: The Remix’ is not authentic First Nations governance

    ‘White Paper: The Remix’ is not authentic First Nations governance0

    The Federal government under Trudeau has rolled out a rights framework legislation, which can more easily be understood as the White paper of 2018. Recognition and implementation of First Nation rights is to signal “change in the relationship between the government and the original people.” How many times have these same words be spoken by

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  • No level playing field for indigenous people

    No level playing field for indigenous people0

    The Canadian government continues to move forward with genocidal legislation framed as beneficial for the original people. Canada is still attempting to rewrite the historic relationship between the original people and settlers. Trudeau is following in the footsteps of his late father in attempting to implement 1969 White Paper policy directives through modern legislation using

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