The Manifesto

The Treaties are nation to nation agreements between First Nations and the British Crown who are sovereign nations. The Treaties are agreements that cannot be altered or broken by one side of the two Nations. The spirit and intent of the Treaty agreements meant that First Nations peoples would share the land, but retain their inherent rights to lands and resources. Instead, First Nations have experienced a history of colonization which has resulted in outstanding land claims, lack of resources and unequal funding for services such as education and housing.

The state of Canada has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world by using the land and resources. Canadian mining, logging, oil and fishing companies are the most powerful in the world due to land and resources. Some of the poorest First Nations communities (such as Attawapiskat) have mines or other developments on their land but do not get a share of the profit. The taking of resources has left many lands and waters poisoned – the animals and plants are dying in many areas in Canada. We cannot live without the land and water. We have laws older than this colonial government about how to live with the land.

Currently, this government is trying to pass many laws so that reserve lands can also be bought and sold by big companies to get profit from resources. They are promising to share this time…Why would these promises be different from past promises? We will be left with nothing but poisoned water, land and air. This is an attempt to take away sovereignty and the inherent right to land and resources from First Nations peoples.

There are many examples of other countries moving towards sustainability, and we must demand sustainable development as well. We believe in healthy, just, equitable and sustainable communities and have a vision and plan of how to build them.

Please join us in creating this vision.

 



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  • commented 2015-03-04 09:32:16 -0800
    The Manifesto http://bit.ly/1EgGu8p via @idlenomore4
  • commented 2015-02-26 14:38:02 -0800
    I heard about this, not a very good situation, everything is too much about profits, and when things become saturated, people are willing to do anything to squeeze a bit life out of a dying horse. Anyway, I’m not exactly political, I run a computer blog (my work: http://www.compuchenna.co.uk/slow-startup/ ) but this does interest me.
  • commented 2015-02-25 00:53:11 -0800
    Our Family denies legitimacy to Canada until they “Recognize + Affirm” our everlasting title
    We intend to establish our right to control Borders against “Babylon” the Beast.
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  • commented 2015-02-25 00:52:46 -0800
    Our Family denies legitimacy to Canada until they “Recognize + Affirm” our everlasting title
    We intend to establish our right to control Borders against “Babylon” the Beast.
    Roma | www.garciniacambogiareviews.ca
  • commented 2015-02-02 12:52:47 -0800
    We have enough common sense too see what is happening here, the history is long and very plain. Colonialism isn`t about race, it doesn`t matter what color your skin is when you are on land that I want because I need more money.
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  • commented 2015-01-29 10:07:12 -0800
    I see few people from canada actually decreased in net worth. ANyone who is against to my comment, ping me.Will have debate.

    Regards,
    Jeff – http://hcgdropswebsite.com
  • commented 2015-01-29 10:06:44 -0800
    I see few people from canada actually decreased in net worth. ANyone who is against to my comment, ping me.Will have debate.

    Regards,
    Jeff – <a href=“”http://hcgdropswebsite.com/“>http://hcgdropswebsite.com/”>HCG</a>
  • commented 2015-01-15 06:49:42 -0800
    i was looking for an article for a school project and i was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of an article i could use from this site
  • commented 2015-01-15 06:47:30 -0800
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  • commented 2015-01-13 09:20:38 -0800
    Indian land is the solution to all social problems but only under full Indian ownership
  • commented 2015-01-13 09:20:38 -0800
    Indian land is the solution to all social problems but only under full Indian ownership
  • commented 2015-01-13 02:06:32 -0800
    Hi, this is Natasha (Healthcare Manager) from http://healthcare-schools.org/healthcare-management/. The link with the Crown that Spence and other First Nation leaders are trying to keep relevant was forged centuries ago in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 (and earlier). In the aftermath of the Seven Years War and the Peace of Paris, which gave Britain the territory of New France, the British wanted to ensure that the rights of the aboriginals residing on that land were protected so that they would not become a military threat.
  • commented 2015-01-13 02:06:32 -0800
    Hi, this is Natasha (Healthcare Manager) from http://healthcare-schools.org/healthcare-management/. The link with the Crown that Spence and other First Nation leaders are trying to keep relevant was forged centuries ago in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 (and earlier). In the aftermath of the Seven Years War and the Peace of Paris, which gave Britain the territory of New France, the British wanted to ensure that the rights of the aboriginals residing on that land were protected so that they would not become a military threat.
  • commented 2015-01-13 01:33:26 -0800
    The manifesto itself takes up just a few pages, I have asked several local politicians and of course our MP questions regarding the manifesto, only to realise from their answers that they have never read it. Why ? Engels and Marx charge the reader with their philosophy deemed applicable to Germany, France and England in the early 1800’s. To the uninitiated, It is just that, a philosophy doomed to the annuls of history. Perhaps the ‘uninitiated’ should read the manifesto with one eye on what’s happening in Britain today.
  • commented 2014-12-10 05:16:49 -0800
    This vision is very clear, and we are hopeful that this mentality will bring the necessary changes this country needs. http://www.ilmaisetkolikkopelit.com/
  • commented 2014-11-11 23:37:28 -0800
    Natural resources have made the Northwest Territories and Northern Alberta the two regions with the highest per capita GDP in Canada. http://hvactrainingpro.com/
  • commented 2014-11-11 06:06:14 -0800
    I see few people from canada actually decreased in net worth. Anyone tied to mining, which is undergoing a global rout, suffered badly,

    Regards,
    Martin,
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  • commented 2014-11-05 01:59:13 -0800
    After going through the article, the things that have come into my mind is about the first world war and the treaties of notion which readily acted as the agreements between First Nations and the British Crown who are sovereign nations.
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  • commented 2014-10-27 05:11:06 -0700
    Agreed education system needs a serious revolution
    JK from http://secstates.net
  • commented 2014-10-25 18:13:41 -0700
    Are land claims by the Métis nation recognized by Idle No More? Is Idle No More inclusive of Métis peoples in it’s goals?
  • commented 2014-09-25 22:39:04 -0700
    “Justice” is the base of the success. History of the world gives clear message that without making justice it’s hard to retain the crown. It’s good that you are bring awareness among the people for there rights but instead of asking for the share in wealth. A better education and health facilities must be demanding.
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  • commented 2014-09-19 06:57:25 -0700
    The change need to happen but its a constant battle. It will take some time but it will happen. A Constant peaceful protest is the best way to bring change.. But before this a well educated nation is the first priority if people are more educated then they will definitely work for the betterment either its in the shape of political revolution or a education revolution. In violence its a good idea to work.

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  • commented 2014-06-03 14:50:27 -0700
    im not human at all. earth is not my home. from what modern age has proven we are as alone as juniper in a forest of pine. unity is based from equalism born of an equalistic power. we may stand as individuals but we generate a nation of peacefulness and equality as one. materialism is only skin deep. do not give in to its selfish practices, fad from fashion. revel in its power and glory as we bring together the earth and the stars(my home) no matter the theologies from personal belief, numbers from letters, colors from color, human or not, we are one. from the respect we give to the respect we receive, we are equalists struggling to survive. we are a lone transient grouped by the same blood we share, from the depths of the universe, across the ages of an indigenous existence. many years and we’ve gotten this far, how many more? -they live in a group or as individuals, depending on the species
  • commented 2014-05-18 07:36:39 -0700
    Our Family denies legitimacy to Canada until they “Recognize + Affirm” our everlasting title

    We intend to establish our right to control Borders against “Babylon” the Beast.

    details follow

    Haa! Ho!
  • commented 2014-05-18 07:36:39 -0700
    Our Family denies legitimacy to Canada until they “Recognize + Affirm” our everlasting title

    We intend to establish our right to control Borders against “Babylon” the Beast.

    details follow

    Haa! Ho!
  • commented 2014-05-17 23:22:27 -0700
    The treaties have been broken. It’s time to take take it all back.
  • commented 2014-04-06 13:40:34 -0700
    Canada hasn’t given enough. Money is a constant fight, we owe more.
  • commented 2014-03-29 07:48:17 -0700
  • commented 2014-03-07 07:52:48 -0800
    The time is now.. Our race .. Human.. One spirit, one voice.. Greed is the cancer infecting all mankind.. these corporations pass laws to serve only themselves and rely on the average person to do nothing.. We as a collective conscious owe it to ourselves and future generations to stand up an protect the just against the tyrannical invasion of Corporate America." In wildness is the preservation of the world.. so seek the wolf inside you". Educate yourself and your children. before the balance is tipped.. if it’s not to late already.
  • commented 2014-02-21 23:49:54 -0800
    I don`t think it matters what color you are, We are all related. I`m white, I`m also a sundancer (Lakota version) I live next door to some people who`s families have been here a few generations longer than mine have, (they are not sundancers, they have long houses, …well actually some do both) They came from some where else too, long ago..so long ago no one really knows…just like my family. We all share the same land, ( I like to call it earth) and we all care about how it`s taken care of for our children. We have enough common sense too see what is happening here, the history is long and very plain. Colonialism isn`t about race, it doesn`t matter what color your skin is when you are on land that I want because I need more money, all that matters is that I have the power to take your land, use it and pollute it for my profit. We all know that people can`t eat money…especially when it`s in some one else`s hands. It`s time to find a better way of living with each other, and with our home.