Peaceful Solidarity Rally with Indigenous People & Canadians: TREATY 6-8 & IDLE NO MORE

The First Nations of Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7, and Treaty No. 8 and its member organizations, and affiliates will be holding a Peaceful Rally on November 28th, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta at the Alberta Legislative Building. Members of the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta will be planning, organizing the rally along with their Treaty 6, and 7 counterparts. The rally is in response to the lack of meaningful consultation on the legislations, policies, and regulatory changes put forth by the Government of Alberta.

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The purpose of the rally is to unite First Nations, Albertans and Canadians that support environmental and Treaty Rights, and stand as Treaty partners to demand reconciliation and recognition to protect our lands, air, and water. To send the message to the government, that “no longer will any legislative policies, regulations and acts which negatively impact our Inherent, Treaty and Aboriginal Rights be allowed to pass quietly. Destruction to our ecosystem is occurring without our free, prior and informed consent and this has to stop. We will protect our Treaty and Aboriginal Rights, protect our lands, air and water; we will be heard loud and clear,” states Chief Mercredi before finishing “the environmental destruction that we are trying to curb does not just affect First Nations; Albertans should be more concerned. Our children are going to have live in this province together and they deserve better.”

WE ARE SEEING THE TRUE RESULT OF BILL C-45 & 38 NOW & OTHER LEGISLATION UNPROTECTING OUR LAND, WATER, & AIR

These violations include but not limited to the following focus:

  • Alberta First Nations Consulation Act which includes:
  • Treaty
  • Human Rights & Environmental
  • Obed Mine Spill
  • CNRL Oil Spill
  • Tar sands, Oil sands and the affects on water, land, and air

...Our Ecosystem is in critical condition!

 

"Is it ethical to disregard the terms of Treaty 8, by which we guaranteed native people that they would be able to obtain subsistence from the land?” - Dr. David Schindler

 

Oct 25, 2013 - A Call out to Chiefs of Treaties 6 & 7 was sent out on Oct 25, 2013 from Chief Trevor Mercredi, Chief of Livelihood, Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. Chiefs of Treaty 6 & 7 accepted invitation and have agreed to join in solidarity with request of Idle No More Movement.

Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta: http://www.treaty8.ca/images/press%20release%20-%20november%2012,%202013.pdf

HISTORICAL NATION TO NATION TREATIES BETWEEN THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND FROM 1725 TO 1923

(Source: Manitoba Wildlands)

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**** OTHER LINKS FOR REFERENCE ****

*** TERMINATION PLAN ***

* Harper Launches Major First Nations Termination Plan: As Negotiating Tables Legitimize Canada’s Colonialism: http://intercontinentalcry.org/harper-launches-major-first-nations-termination-plan-as-negotiating-tables-legitimize-canadas-colonialism/
* The Assembly of First Nations and hundreds of chiefs capitulate to Harper’s "termination plan”: http://www.firstperspective.ca/index.php/news/1595-the-assembly-of-first-nations-and-hundreds-of-chiefs-capitulate-to-harper-s-termination-plan

ALBERTA FIRST NATIONS CONSULTATION ACT:

* Alberta Consultation Office: http://www.aboriginal.alberta.ca/1.cfm

ALBERTA CHIEFS:

* Confederacy of Treaty. # 6: http://www.treatysix.org/index.php
* Treaty 7 Management Corporation: http://www.treaty7.org/
* Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta: http://www.treaty8.ca/

CANADA’S GOVERNING BODIES:

* Alberta Legislature: http://www.assembly.ab.ca/
* Parliament of Canada: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Default.aspx?Language=E

EVENT LOCATION MAP: 

Alberta Legislature Building

10800 97 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0B7, Canada

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Working also with:

  • Sierra Club Canada - Prairie Chapter
  • Keepers of the Athabasca
  • Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation - Case against the Tar Sands
  • and other ENGOs (environmental non-governmental organization)

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WHEN
November 28, 2013 at 11am - 2:30pm
WHERE
Alberta Legislature Building
10800 97 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 0B7
Canada
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Freida Cardinal/Kevin Kevin Ahkimnachie/Shannon Houle · · (780) 444-9366
14 RSVPS
Brent Burnstick Jeff Hodgson Robert Wright Shannon Houle

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  • Shannon Houle
    commented 2013-11-25 23:06:36 -0800
    “…As a result of the scientific evidence on contamination of waterways by wind-borne bitumen pollution, Alberta and Ottawa slowly set up a new and comprehensive $50-million monitoring program in the oil sands in 2012. It is currently being paid for by Canadian taxpayers.

    Schindler says the new monitoring program is an improvement on what the industry network produced but still fails to properly consult First Nation communities living downstream of the project.

    “Aboriginal people are still out in the cold. Both the science arm and the oversight arm of any new body need to include aboriginal leaders, not have them out in some separate “to be consulted” camp," says Schindler.

    “Consultation with First Nations has been totally unsatisfactory in the oil sands, and the term is near meaningless. This treatment flies in the face of Canada’s claim to be multicultural. We cannot even deal with our own first culture.”…

    http://m.thetyee.ca/News/2013/01/07/Report-Says-Bitumen-Mining-Pollutes/
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