Treaty 2 Territory – On Thursday 6 May, 2021 Grand Chief Eugene Eastman responded to Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change letter that was written in response from an original letter 11 December 2020 to Canada.
“We suggest you reply with a more reconciliaction meaningful approach. Your response has no meaningful relationship building. The treaty we have with England and Ireland in which Canada is responsible for now must be respected. We had a solution of sharing through immigration and settlement however the treaty has not been implemented so it is time that our systems are put back in place”, Grand Chief Eugene Eastman.
The treaty we have with England and Ireland in which Canada is responsible for now must be respected. We had a solution of sharing through immigration and settlement however the treaty has not been implemented so it is time that our systems are put back in place.
There isn’t much legal weight to Canada’s position in our territory. There has been no consultation or accommodation regarding the NRTA and your Impact assessment policies, so they are illegal and we will challenge if you cannot comply with our Anishinaabe way of protecting mother earth. The colonial thinking from your governments including Manitoba and Saskatchewan must change. No more letters, meetings and action is required. Waiting for another law from Canada is not the spirit and intent of the treaty.
Our assertions and discussions are simple with all governments wanting to be visitors in our territory;
- Inherent Sovereignty, Inherent Rights & Title, Treaties & Treaty Rights;
- The Declaration of Collective Rights of The People of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory with Respect to Our Lands, Waters and Resources;
- The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
- The (Canada) Supreme Court Recognition of the Inherent Sovereignty of First Nations, the Assumed Sovereignty of Canada, the Inherent Rights, Aboriginal Rights, Treaties and Treaty Rights;
- The Reconciliaction through Anishinaabe’izing by Sector;
- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 Calls to Action (Canada);
- The Implementation of Inherent Rights (Aboriginal Rights) and Treaty Rights through Traditional and Contemporary Systems by Sector;
- Implementation of a New Schedule of other governments laws by sector respecting the Legal, Fiscal and Trust Obligations by Sector;
- Termination of the Doctrine of Discovery, Empire and Canadian Colonial policies through reconciliaction and Anishinaabe’izing by sector;
- Implementation of the 6 major recommendations of the Legal and Constitutional committee of Senate/Forging New Relationships
Our Anishinaabe laws and protocols must be respected. Please have your deputy minsters connect with our Lead Keeper and CPNW Circle Keeper ASAP.
If we cannot come up with a respectful meaningful relationship; our way of asserting our Anishinaabe territory will begin June 21, 2021.
Last modified: May 7, 2021