The Treaty 2 Ogemaag “lifts-up” Mino Bimaadiziiwin Inakonegewin on National Truth and Reconciliation Day
Treaty 2 Territory – September 30th, 2021
Boozhoo Ogichi-Aayaa’aag, Ikewaag, Ininiwaag, Oshki-aayaag Akina Gaÿ Abinoonjiwaag.
As we assert the path out of colonial interference, the ancestral calling is a sacred call to action. And the Treaty 2 Nation is ramping up advocacy efforts to support the families of the Abinoonjiiwaag that are being “uncovered” on Indian Residential School (IRS) sites.
As the political voice for your Nation – we issue this statement to remind all levels of governments and the broader Canadian public that any act of genocide will no longer be tolerated. And this includes any political or policy justification that causes political imposition or oppression of our Anishinaabe peoples.
We stand with other Nations in Turtle Island that are making the political push in these priority areas:
- To prosecute Priests, Nuns, and the Ministers responsible for the crimes committed
- Procced with the removal of the charitable status from all Churches
- Fund Nations that require inherent and ancestral ways of law-making and healing
- Deny the validity of the “Doctrine of Discovery”
- That the Pope issue an apology in each Territory on Turtle Island soil
These priority areas are steps that the Government of Canada can take to be instrumental in healing the genocide from IRS. Everything that has happened is very hurtful – as we move through the collective grief. Our ways of relating to each other will empower us to feel and heal our way through to begin healing as a Nation, Giinawind (Us-Together).
The Federal Government is calling “September 30th – The National Truth and Reconciliation Day”. And on this day the Ogemaag, Council’s and Circles will be supporting the collective fight to hold Canada accountable toward a National Truth and Reconciliation Law.
“It’s very important and necessary to hear from our people about what they need to promote their own healing and wellness in intergenerational trauma.” “As a Niigaanii for our Health and Wellbeing Circle seeking direction throughout our inclusive “Giinawind Us-Together Principle is part of the on-going Territorial based engagement that will be guiding the “Zoongidewin- Courageous Talks Pathway.” – Chief Norman Bone
“The Zoongidewin Talks under our Mino Bimaadiziiwin Inakonegewin is structured in a way to include –your voice, your story and our collective vision in our healing and wellbeing law”. “It takes bravery and a commitment to heal, and this is something I know that we are ready to do because the Nation is only as strong as the people that come from it.” “I am proud to share that the Mino Bimaadiziiwin Inakonegewin is dedicated to our sacred Abinoonjiwaag.” “It is time that Canada “Braves-Up” to respect the laws of our Abinoonjiiwaag.” – Ogichidaa Eugene Eastman
PDF Available Here: Press_Release_Treaty2Government_NDTR_Sept30_2021
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Last modified: October 1, 2021