Ozaway Pinesse. Ojibway Nation
At around 6:02 of the video, (bottom of article) Trudeau speaks of the power structure in Canada and calls indigenous people the fourth order of government….I sent this out June 10, 2016 but nobody listened to me. I cannot understand how the Chiefs are being led by the nose into a sub-municipal level of governance.
This sub-municipal status is exactly where Trudeau is forcing us into…a sub-municipal level of governance is not nation to nation or reconciliation, this is imposing the 69 white paper and fully assimilating us where we will truly be “Canadian Indians” as defined under the Canadian legal framework. We will be entities governed under the Municipal authorities Acts as in force in the provinces and territories.
Trudeau clearly stated that:
A) the federal government was the first order of government,
B) Provincial/Territorial governments are the second order of government,
C) Provincial municipalities are the third order of government,
D) Indigenous Nations are the fourth order of government.
Fourth order is under Municipal jurisdiction and that is worse that the “69 White Paper”.
That is assimilation and nothing less!
The minimum we must ever accept from them is that Indigenous Nations of this land are “Sui Generis Parallel Levels of Governance”. Anything less is assimilation and domestication of the international covenants (Treaties) which allowed for the creation of this country.
I urge all Indigenous people to demand the Chief and Councils of their First Nation reject Trudeau’s “Reconciliation and Implementation of Indigenous Rights” process where the Canadian government is ignoring the real rights and title holders (the Indigenous Peoples) and consulting with their Indian Act Chiefs which is nothing less than manufacturing consent with modern day Indian Agents who have no authority to deal away our rights and titles.
“For as long as the sun shines, the grasses grow and the waters flow, Indigenous Peoples will remain the original owners of this land and true authors of Canadian Confederation.”