December 12 2011 Bulletin: MEDIA BLACKOUT CONTINUES? RE: TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF TURTLE ISLAND
Recent articles regarding two important class act law suit proceedings, initiated by traditional indigenous peoples of turtle island were sent out to media well over one week ago.
CFNE – Cultural Foundation Native Expressions – MEDIA BLACKOUT CONTINUES? RE: TRADITIONAL INDIGENOU
MEDIA BLACKOUT CONTINUES? RE: TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF TURTLE ISLAND | December 12 2011
“First Nations continue to be the only citizens in this country whose rights, opportunities and access to services are denied or limited by legislation and lack of recognition. We must work now to enable and empower First Nations to drive their own solutions. This means creating education and health systems that are stable, equitable and culturally relevant and recognizing and implementing First Nation rights to their lands and resources that will in turn create jobs and generate tremendous new partnership opportunities. And it means ensuring First Nations peoples are safe with access to clean drinking water and adequate housing and infrastructure.”
A moment of reckoning
The call to move beyond the Indian Act is not a response to the current situation in Attawapiskat. It is a response to 150 years of a failed system and failed outcomes for First Nation citizens and all Canadians. And it’s nothing new.
“After centuries of federal practices and policies that robbed First Nations of their children, their languages and their right to self-determination, the disastrous consequences will not be undone easily. At the same time, Canadians continue to benefit tremendously from resources and land extracted from First Nations while failing to fulfil their obligations through the treaties that gave them access to these riches.”
Canada’s First Nations: a scandal where the victims are blamed
James Mackay and Niigonwedom James Sinclair: The response of the Canadian government to the emergency in Attawapiskat shows why indigenous communities are in trouble
“Wall Street ‘secret government’ outed | American democracy has been hijacked by a secret government that many researchers have identified as being a powerful oligarchy that manipulates from behind the scenes the very essence of the state, controlling the financial wealth of the country beyond the reach of any State institution. Printing money indiscriminately and creating wealth out of thin air, this unscrupulous elite has ruined the economy and generated the biggest bubble in history, that of the dollar, which will fatally knock it off its pedestal of world reserve currency. [Voltaire Network]“
Wall Street “secret government” outed [Voltaire Network]
Wall Street “secret government” outed | American democracy has been hijacked by a secret government that many researchers have identified as being a powerful oligarchy that manipulates from behind the scenes the very essence of the state, controlling the financial wealth of the country beyond the re…
“All this is denied aboriginal people living on reserves, under the aegis of the Indian Act. Residents can be granted “certificates of possession,” but not land title. That rests with the Crown. Ultimate control is vested in the government and administered by the band. Cronyism is rampant.”
A private solution to a very public nightmare
Here is a prediction: in a week, or two, or three, or six, the CBC and the Globe and the National Post and NDP MP Charlie Angus and Liberal leader Bob Rae will forget about the tiny, suffering northern community of Attawapiskat. And so will the rest of us.
Please allow us to introduce yet another Canadian Veteran who has unfortunately encountered far too many delayed obligations in attempting to maintain survival in this country due to the lack of concern of the current Harper Government and previous Canadian Governments. This letter was sent to us and outlines the details in his own words.
The Harper Government and Systematic Mistreatment of Veterans
Please allow us to introduce yet another Canadian Veteran who has unfortunately encountered far too many delayed obligations in attempting to maintain survival in this country due to the lack of concern of the current Harper Government and previous Canadian Governments. This Veteran has served in th…
**WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY – 2006 LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL. **WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR for an INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY – 2006 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. (excerpt) “…This documentary reveals Canada’s darkest secret – the deliberate extermination of indigenous (Native American) peoples and the theft of their land under the guise of religion. This never before told history as seen through the eyes of this former minister (Kevin Annett) who blew the whistle on his own church, after he learned of thousands of murders in its Indian Residential Schools…”
UNREPENTANT: KEVIN ANNETT AND CANADA’S GENOCIDE (documentary)
Canada and its churches tried for decades to bury and forget the bone, and the other remains of the 50,000 and more children who died in their residential “schools”. And when these innocents’ deaths could no longer be denied, the same guilty parties distracted us from their foul deed with “reconciliation” babble and a whitewashing “truth and reconciliation commission” that has not once turned over the soil at a residential school grave.
That’s all about to change, in a way that most of us have yet to realize.
itccs.org | The Bone that Could Change Everything: A Time to End our Complicity in Murder, and Reinv
The forensic specialists are nearly definite that it’s the upper thigh bone of a small child, maybe four or five years old. This month, their tests will confirm what I felt was true when I recently lifted it from the soil near the former Anglican Indian school in Brantford: that the first of Canada’…
A regional chief who represents Attawapiskat says that a number of his counterparts in other First Nations across the country are prepared to engage in civil disobedience over Ottawa’s handling of a housing crisis in the northern Ontario community.
“There’s people who are ready to stand up and be counted … to stand up and do civil disobedience so that we are heard,” Stan Louttit told Evan Solomon on CBC-TV’s Power & Politics.
“If the minister does not want to work with us, you may see that sooner than later,” said Louttit, who presides over the Mushkegowuk Council, to which Attawapiskat belongs.
Ex-PM links Attawapiskat crisis to failed Kelowna accord – Canada – CBC News
Former prime minister Paul Martin says the housing crisis in the First Nations community of Attawapiskat exemplifies the problems his abandoned Kelowna agreement on aboriginal quality of life was meant to address.
“Lack of a standard model for resolving comprehensive land claims, self-government agreements, and the absence of a clear legal definition of what constitutes an ‘aboriginal right’ have resulted in complex multi-year negotiations, a significant claims backlog, and friction between aboriginal communities and the federal and provincial governments,” the cable says.
Canada’s First Nations policies cause friction, human rights challenges: U.S. diplomatic cable
Officials in the U.S. embassy in Ottawa worry that unless Canada gets a comprehensive policy for dealing with First Nations rights, tension between Aboriginals and governments will continue to fester and will “pose ongoing human rights challenges,” according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic c…
“Please read this carefully, and please consider what is happening to Canada and Canadians as Stephen Harper promotes lobbying for private oil and gas companies and sells off the natural resources of the Canadian people and allowing more people to get sick from food poisoning with the SPP as well as denying proper decolonization through the United Nations decolonization declaration of 1960.”
CFNE – Cultural Foundation Native Expressions – Stephen Harper is to cease and desist signing world.
Stephen Harper is to cease and desist signing world wide negotiations until he has authority to do so pending the outcome of the trial brought against him, Canada, the United States Obama and all under them. | December 01 2011
On Tuesday the National Lawyers’ Guild New York Chapter released this statement on the judge’s order:
New York, NY: At around 6 AM on November 15, 2011, attorneys associated with the New York City Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild working as the Liberty Park Legal Working Group obtained a temporary restraining order against the City of New York, various City agencies, and Brookfield properties directing that occupiers be allowed back on the premises with their belongings.
Earlier, at approximately 1 AM, the NYPD began massing around Zuccotti Park “aka Liberty Park.” In the following hours reports surfaced that the NYPD entered the park with police in riot gear backed up by numerous police vehicles, including a bulldozer, evicting occupiers. In the process they destroyed property and arrested dozens of occupiers and protestors including NYC Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez and District Leader Paul Newell.
In the coming hours, days and weeks the LPLWG will pursue all legal options to enable the occupiers to continue to exercise their first amendment rights to speech and assembly for speech. Attorney Yetta Kurland, one of the attorneys from the LPLWG, said, “This is a victory for everyone who believes in the First Amendment. We will continue to fight for everyone’s right to continue the occupation.” In response to the injunction, Daniel Alterman, also an attorney with the LPLWG, stated that, “This is a victory for all Americans, for the constitution and for the 99%.” Gideon Oliver, another attorney with the LPLWG reacted by saying, “The LPLWG has been fighting to ensure their right to free speech from day one of the occupation. The occupiers right to free speech is based in our most core legal principles and we will be here till the end to fight for those rights.”
Zuccotti Park Eviction: Court Order Against City Says Protesters Can Return With Tents In Tow
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court order that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park. The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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