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 2015-01-15 09:49:42 -0500 · Flag
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  • commented 2015-01-13 12:20:38 -0500 · Flag
    Indian land is the solution to all social problems but only under full Indian ownership
  • commented 2015-01-13 12:20:38 -0500 · Flag
    Indian land is the solution to all social problems but only under full Indian ownership
  • commented 2015-01-13 05:06:32 -0500
    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 05:06:32 -0500 · Flag
    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 04:33:26 -0500 · Flag
    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 08:16:49 -0500
    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 2014-11-12 02:37:28 -0500
    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 09:06:14 -0500
    I see few people from canada actually decreased in net worth. Anyone tied to mining, which is undergoing a global rout, suffered badly,

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  • commented 2014-11-05 04:59:13 -0500
    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 08:11:06 -0400
    Agreed education system needs a serious revolution
    JK from http://secstates.net
  • commented 2014-10-25 21:13:41 -0400
    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 2014-09-26 01:39:04 -0400
    “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 09:57:25 -0400
    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 17:50:27 -0400
    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 10:36:39 -0400
    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 2014-05-18 10:36:39 -0400
    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 02:22:27 -0400
    The treaties have been broken. It’s time to take take it all back.
  • commented 2014-04-06 16:40:34 -0400
    Canada hasn’t given enough. Money is a constant fight, we owe more.
  • commented 2014-03-29 10:48:17 -0400
  • commented 2014-03-07 10:52:48 -0500
    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 2014-02-22 02:49:54 -0500
    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.
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  • commented 2014-01-14 22:24:39 -0500
    I’m not native. But I want to give my opinion on this. We in this country have a problem. The majority of people in this country don’t vote. The reason is for the same reason why natives have gotten short changed throughout the history of this country. And maybe its time for a change. See I believe that government should represent everyone. We should all be considered equal under it and have equal rights. And politicians should be held to the same laws that every one in this country must follow. I don’t think that this is happening in this country. I don’t think its ever happened and that to me makes me sad.

    We have a system where we go to the polls and elect the next dictator for our country. That dictator is allowed to go unchallenged for 5 years at which point we are allowed to go back to the polls and either vote in another dictator or keep the same one we have. I believe that politicians should be forced to not only gain support of the majority, they should be forced to keep it at all times. That would fix a majority of the problems we have with our government. It would ensure that everyone is treated equally. The problem is the politicians won’t adhere to such rules without it being forced on them. They don’t want anyone to tell them what to do when they are elected. Least of all your average everyday citizen. And there lies the problem. The only way to fix this is bring in full binding referendum and recall legislation. Limit their power. Embed that in the constitution and make sure it can never be changed.

    The system we live under is designed to breed corruption. We’ve seen examples of it from time to time. It doesn’t matter if its a Liberal government, a conservative government or even an NDP government. They all want to be at the public trough and they are all evil in their own way. Its this outdated system we live in that is creating this problem. A system that’s been twisted to favour the rich and those who seek power. And yes the rich for sure don’t want to change it. They benefit from it the most.

    So what do we do? We have to band together in solidarity. Both Native and Non-Native. We need to find a way to change the system. Or build a new system. Build one with the controls that we need so that the people of this country don’t get rail roaded again.
  • commented 2013-12-31 13:35:29 -0500
    First nations across the Americas need such representation. But, positive grass roots from the heart with purpose guided action is where the new revolution will start. Keep going. Keep doing what you do best. Do not let the dream die. Hold the vision for a healthy, just, equitable, and sustainable world.
  • commented 2013-11-25 16:33:44 -0500
    Canada is a religious belief that is not panning out.

    Power flows from Spirit (Jesus called Spirit Father) through those who openly serve Spirit, be it evil spirits, like Rob Ford, or good like I say the Haida Matriarchy does.

    Nation states are finished and we are in a moulting stage as the global empire emerges, doing so on social Media, so Wayne, perfect your own power.
  • commented 2013-11-25 11:55:50 -0500
    Who controls the levers of power?
    The fact is all Canadians are under siege from big business. From the moment we leave Post-Secondary Institutions we are in servitude with debt. Governments (Corporation- elites) would like to see us (Canadian citizens and First Nations) divided and arguing against each other. They purposely do this to distract from what is really going on in this country which has been a pillaging of the public commons for their own personal wealth.
    Gutting Environmental Regulations or undermining Treaty Rights are just a means to an ends for these Corporate entities.

    Is Canada a corporate plutocracy?
    “Plutocracy” defines a society or a system ruled and dominated by the small minority of the wealthiest citizens.

    Canada’s richest 1 percent grabbed one-third of all income growth since 1987.
    A study published last week shows that social inequality in Canada has now reached levels unseen since the 1920s.
    I want to state what I believe is the main reason why we don’t have a democracy anymore. It’s because Big Business has established themselves as the policy makers in this country. We do not elect them. They are not accountable to us. However, they have the ear of probably at least 95% of our elected officials. They are, in effect, the puppet masters. Their involvement in Canadian politics (all levels of Canadian politics) is not all that transparent, although in some ways it is blatant. It’s hard to believe perhaps – and that is why their control has slipped by us. I will share what I have learned so far in order to get the ball rolling. It will hopefully help us start understanding why politicians do what they do; make decisions that benefit the filthy rich corporate players and undermine the rest of us, and especially the environment and the poor. And another question; why do politicians these days come from and return to the business world instead of the legal world or wherever they used to come from? Once you start thinking about it, the government’s strict adherence to right-wing corporate ideology, which is totally un-patriotic, only makes sense in light of the fact that they and the business elite are one and the same.

    There is a group in Canada called the BCNI: Business Council on National Issues (Now renamed CCCE). I think most of us don’t know about this group; I only recently found out about them. Here are some main points (all quotes are taken from Tony Clarke’s 1997 book, Silent Coup):
    -The BCNI was formed in April, 1977, by Canada’s top business leaders (lead by W.O. Taits, CEO of Imperial Oil and Alf Powis, CEO of Noranda Mines) to act as a streamlined, effective business lobby with the purpose of essentially wresting power away from the government in favour of a free-market system in which corporations would no longer be held in check. Its contempory in the US was the Business Round Table, out to accomplish the same goals.

    sources
    http://democracyunderfire.blogspot.ca/2009/03/canada-is-corporate-plutocracy.html
    List of wealthiest Canadians
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadians_by_net_worth
    List of largest public companies in Canada by profit
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_public_companies_in_Canada_by_profit
    http://democracyunderfire.blogspot.ca/2009/03/canada-is-corporate-plutocracy.html
    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/12/cana-d09.html
  • commented 2013-11-24 20:37:33 -0500
    Your aim is low when you equate us to the Euro model of democracy.

    That system is scheduled to complete its purpose as the global indigenous movement develops the people’s hearts and minds. it is treachery to advocate any relationship with the Aryan, white Supremecist Party now attempting to complete the capitailist culture world wide.

    Land, hands and love, not money, weapons and death.
  • commented 2013-11-20 14:39:46 -0500
    Everyone should read this before posting…http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100014597/1100100014637