Canada native meeting ends with pledge of further talks
BBC News | January 11, 2013
‘…Those who sat out of the meeting with Mr Harper are angry the country’s governor general did not attend.
‘The talks on land and treaty rights were spurred by a protest by Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence….
‘Ms Spence and other native leaders have said a meeting with Mr Harper alone would not be sufficient, arguing the treaty rights in question were first established under a royal proclamation.
‘Shortly before the summit with Mr Harper ended, Ms Spence announced she would be attending the ceremonial meeting with the governor general….’
The left-right banter in the media is a waste of time. Notice how divided Canadians are in different ways. The elites like that, and their media, and their political parties.
At least identify what the grievance is first:
Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence Hunger Strike
A couple of documents from this page:
Statement to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
www.chiefs-of-ontario.org | January 7, 2013
‘The Indigenous Peoples of Kasabonika Lake, Kingfisher Lake, Wapekeka, Wawakapewin and Wunnumin Lake First Nations along with the Shibogama First Nations Council stand in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence in her determination and perseverance to stand up and protect our treaty rights; rights of our children and our future generations. We thank her for bringing these issues to the forefront.
‘Our inherent rights are God-given. Our Indigenous Peoples entered into a treaty relationship with the Crown … We never surrendered our land nor have we relinquished our jurisdiction…
‘… did not give their free, prior and informed consent to Bills C-45 and C-38…’
The following is a very interesting letter from the Chiefs of Ontario to the Queen:
Urgent Open Letter to Her Majesty the Queen
www.chiefs-of-ontario.org | December 20, 2012
‘First Nations in Canada are under siege as a result of the draconian legislative and policy measures of the federal government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Chief Theresa Spence of the embattled Attawapiskat First Nation in Treaty 9 territory is currently engaged in a life-or-death hunger strike in Ottawa to protest the outrageous actions of the federal government. At this unprecedented moment of national peril, your direct intervention is urgently required. You remain the Monarch of Canada, in accordance with article 17 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1867. Royal intervention is amply justified by the special historical relationship between First Nations in Canada and the Crown, and by the depravity of the actions of the current federal government, as outlined below.
‘The special relationship between First Nations and the Crown was codified at the earliest possible juncture by the Royal Proclamation of October 7, 1763, issued by King George III. The Royal Proclamation has been compared to a Magna Carta between First Nations in Canada and the Crown. Among other things, the Royal Proclamation recognizes the independent sovereignty of First Nations as “Nations,” with whom the Monarch is “connected” and who live under the “protection” of the Monarch. The Royal Proclamation declares and guarantees that First Nations “should not be molested or disturbed in the Possession” of their traditional Territories and Hunting Grounds. The profound and lasting nature of the bond between First Nations and the Crown cannot be over-stated. The continuing enforceability of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 is explicitly recognized by article 25 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982… etc.’
And the letter gets into why they are unhappy with various pieces of legislation. Maybe non-native Canadians should take a close look at all this legislation and I don’t know, maybe they won’t like it either – before rushing to defend Harper.
Of course people don’t like road blocks. In general, everybody wants to carry on as if it’s business as usual, as if things are alright.
But maybe there are things they shouldn’t be in denial about in terms of their own rights and what’s being pushed on them by various governments against their own heritage, culture and religious beliefs – before they’re so quick to defend government policies and legislation.
Reasons why non-natives should shed their government-induced indoctrination and see what they have in common with natives:
1) Non-natives have lost rights also – they’re called property rights – under Agenda 21 – because of so-called environmentalism and other excuses provincially and federally over the years.
If the government can take your rights, they’re taking their rights too. And they’ve been wrecking your way of life.
2) Canada was created as part of a global Empire, and that Empire negotiated treaties with the Indians, recognizing their nations as having some amount of sovereignty. Canada itself has been losing its sovereignty via “free trade” agreements and all sorts of international agreements. So we go through the same process they do. In reality, we’re all under the thumb of the same international corporate Empire, and the government owes them money. Canadian government officials don’t swear an oath to “the people”.
3) The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has a report where they say, according to the National Post (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/15/ditch-the-indian-act-and-give-first-nations-more-control-over-their-land-taxpayers-federation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NPCanada+%28National+Post+-+Canada+Top+Stories%29), “We need a new approach, one that treats all Canadians the same and connects aboriginal people with jobs and opportunities.”
By the way, how is that not a collectivist statement for the nation of Canada? Maybe I’m misunderstanding it, but it sounds a little paternalistic (like the current system). The government is there to “treat” people a certain way, interfere in their lives and supply them with “jobs and opportunities”. Really? They don’t do that very well now. Why would that change if they declared that all Canadians have identical rights? How can they? Are “conservatives” who say they oppose high taxes – which I agree with – I oppose taxes – are they really just another flavor of socialist?
When are the so-called “Conservatives” planning to really lower taxes significantly? Ever? Is there any realistic prospect of them restoring property rights and changing the tax structure and allowing people to live their own lives their way? About most of these “right-wing” think-tanks, what good do they do? Do they provide much truth? Or are they just noise makers, paying lip service to individual rights, while providing cover and support for certain globalist policies as the same old pro-government pro-planning managerial agenda rushes ahead regardless of party stripe?
Do we take constitutions seriously, flawed as they are? No? Nobody does, left or right, that’s why parties on the right are building up all the anti-sovereignty international treaties just as fast as those on the “left”.
The documents above that I quoted clearly prove that Canada is not a uniform entity constitutionally with everybody having the same status as suggested by people who want to make the Indians the same as non-Indians. And I don’t really agree with the Constitution in general. We weren’t involved in writing it. By the way, it says the Queen is in charge and her Privy Council. Her representatives have to sign the legislation federally and provincially. Is that just “symbolic” power even though it’s in black and white and every government official swears an oath to her? I don’t think the PM is going against her wishes. We are brainwashed with propaganda and this is just an example.
Isn’t this a globalist concept, that everyone in the world should have exactly the same authoritarian government that administers over their bare-minimum “rights” – their lowest common denominator rights? That’s all we’re going to have left as we merge with China and everyone else!
The rights that Canadians used to have are reduced because of Agenda 21, and will continue to be lost. And the Conservatives haven’t withdrawn from Agenda 21. They passed the Sustainable Development Act. And they signed on to the War on Terror also and international financial surveillance and airport security. They’re cutting rights to the bone. Soon, we’ll live in a world where people are just ordered around. Then we’ll all be the “same” except for those with privileged status. Slaves on a global plantation.
I don’t think the political leadership in Canada care about Canadian sovereignty or native sovereignty, or anyone’s rights. Governments are heavily focused on their own elite-mandated global project that has nothing to do with ordinary people. And with the help of the corporate media, they are integrating us with the United States and other nations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To assess his priorities, you just have to count the number of friendly trips the Prime Minister takes to these places and count up all the international agreements and meetings.