Current Problems: Treaties and Land Claims

Exploring Theme: "Treaty Relationships and Indigenous Rights"

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July 22, 2024

First Nation in B.C. calls for delay in its neighbour’s treaty

Wei Wai Kum First Nation says K’ómoks treaty as written will infringe on own rights and title CBC Indigenous: A First Nation located in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island says it’s concerned about a potential treaty for a neighbouring nation because it could infringe on its own rights and titles. The Wei Wai Kum...

July 5, 2024

Lax Kw’alaams collaborates with Gitxaała, Gitga’at and Kitasoo/Xai’xais to advocate for reconciliation and rights recognition

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024 NationTalk: Territory of the nine Allied Tribes of Lax Kw’alaams – Lax Kw’alaams Rights and Title Chair, Councillor Joey Wesley, attended a meeting with the Honourable Minister Murray Rankin and Honourable Minister Gary Anandasangaree, along with representatives from Gitxaała, Gitga’at, and Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nations to discuss reconciliation efforts with...

June 11, 2024

Commercial fishers worried about fishing out of season – Majority of members have little trust in the government to make good policy decisions for the commercial fishery

NationTalk: SHEDIAC, NB –  A new survey of over 1,000 commercial fishers led by the Coalition of Atlantic and Quebec Fishing Organizations in cooperation with the Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance suggests significant concern about government actions on the commercial fishery. This is the second wave of research conducted among commercial fishers in coastal communities across the...

April 12, 2024

Cree lawyer says cows and plows settlements don’t reflect spirit of treaty clause

‘It didn’t just mean cows, plows, agriculture. It meant livelihood,’ says Deanne Kasokeo CBC Indigenous: A Saskatchewan-based lawyer says “cows and plows” settlements do not reflect the spirit and intent of treaties from an Indigenous perspective. Under treaties 4,5,6 and 10, the Crown promised agricultural benefits — livestock and farming equipment — to the First Nations that signed. That promise...

November 24, 2023

Mi’kmaq fishers say feds aren’t listening to their concerns about safety

APTN News: In the early morning hours of April 3, 2021, the fishing vessel Tyhawk launched into the icy waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence from Chéticamp, Nova Scotia. The weather was bad. Ice was accumulating on the boat because of freezing rain. Despite this, the captain and his crew of four kept going...

November 21, 2023

Sask. First Nations call on province, feds to rescind policy that withholds income assistance for recipients

‘This is a battle brewing. It’s coming and here to stay until we see it rule in our favour,’ says FSIN Chief CBC Indigenous: The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says it is frustrated with the federal and provincial government’s financial policy that withholds income assistance from First Nation citizens who receive per capita distributions from...

November 16, 2023

Métis in N.W.T. still waiting for apology, compensation for loss of hunting rights

Canada signed a deal with First Nations in Wood Buffalo National Park but not Métis. Ken Hudson carries a moose shank from the bed of his pickup truck to a meat hook in his workshop. APTN News: However, putting country food on the table has been challenging at times. For decades, he has been tirelessly...

October 20, 2023

Community copy of Treaty 3 believed to be last in existence on display at human rights museum

Copy shows treaty ‘was about allowing access to the land, not selling the land’: elder  CBC News: What is thought to be the final remaining community copy of a 150-year-old treaty that opened a gateway to what is now Western Canada is on temporary display at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. The...

September 30, 2023

How Wilfrid Laurier’s Liberals grabbed reserve lands in the Prairie west

Bill Waiser and Jennie Hansen are historians based in Saskatchewan and co-authors of Cheated: The Laurier Liberals and the Theft of First Nations Reserve Land. The Globe and Mail: Contributed by BILL WAISER AND JENNIE HANSEN In June of last year, at Alberta’s Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood next to Chief Ouray Crowfoot and...

July 19, 2023

Chiefs continue to press feds on its land back and NRTA shortcomings

“It is a broken system and it’s something that needs to be fixed. It is probably the poorest form of getting land back to your communities and control over those.” Marc Miller, minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Black River First Nation Chief Sheldon Kent speaks about the 1930 Natural Resources Transfer Act and how jurisdiction over...

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