“We don’t agree with the Minister of AANDC that the recent accepted UN human rights in Canada that the BCTC treaty process abides by this UN Human Rights!”
Kakila Hereditary Chief Clarke Smith
” We thank the Minister of AANDC of the recent letter of reply regarding our urgent situation of fraud at treaty and logging. When you read the Loan agreement document it states it was approved by the constituents. Both documents make that statement. Over the last 20 years of this Treaty Process we constituents have never been provided the Treaty Loan Agreements for our consideration. Therefore, the documents are false thus fraud
In 2007? a letter was sent to the Chief Commissioner at BCTC asking for clarification. But no reply.
As you can see Gerard Peters is the Chief Negotiator and also Band Member of SAMAHQUAM and seems to be instructing His Employer on what to do! It the Tail wagging the Dog situation. It has been influence by the Inshuckch Treaty Chief Negotiator to vote for treaty!
Since the start of the Inshuckch treaty on October 15, 1994 at a convened AGM of SAMAHQUAM members voted no to the BCTC Treaty Loan agreements. This Resolution has never been rescinded or over ruled.
In 1997 SAMAHQUAM Chief and Council went forward with Inshuckch treaty without consulting nor consent from SAMAHQUAM Members the so called constituents.
In 1999 Sanahquam Chief and Council stopped support of this Inshuckch treaty since Inshuckch entities were not in compliance with treaty loan agreements and that Members did not have input to vote for participating with this treaty process
In 2001 A so called referendum took place for SAMAHQUAM but the Electoral Officer was non Canadian had just was released from jail and was wanted by the FBI !
In 1999 N’Quatqua with legal advice opted out of this treaty!
In 2010 Xasata First Nation with legal advice opted out of this treaty! Following that SAMAHQUAM Chief and Council re-entered this treaty without consulting SAMAHQUAM Members and thus are in breach of trust.
Most recently the SAMAHQUAM Chief and Council opted to not continue support of this treaty. And called for a referendum! Read the documents and make your own considerations
In 2011 the Chief of SAMAHQUAM signed a Forest Range agreement without Council or membership knowledge. This has been going on since 2004! Lizzy Bay Logging is a party to these logging initiatives and to date no audits of either the treaty loans and logging profits been provided to the SAMAHQUAM Members.
At the November 30, 2015 SAMAHQUAM AGM two Elders presented a resolution for a vote of non-confidence on the full SAMAHQUAM Chief and Council! At the recent May 01, 2916 SAMAHQUAM AGM the resolution was voted unanimously for the vote of non-confidence. However, the original resolution signed by the two elders was changed but was not addressed at the AGM to ask if the mover and Seconder agreed with the changes. More corruption.
Presently our Chief Kathleen got SAMAHQUAM Legal Counsel on these urgent matters. I did speak to this lawyer who confirmed he is accepting on behalf of SAMAHQUAM Chief and Council.
In 2012 we presented a resolution requesting Legal over view of this treaty process but were denied. In 1999 we did the same. Several times signed letters of petitions by elders and members and Hereditary Chiefs for legal help. Denied every time.
On July of 2015 two elders met with Troy Hunter to help us look into these fraud situations and damages to our Aboriginal a Title via the logging and surrender of aboriginal title via the Inshuckch Treaty. Both situations are in contempt of the Supreme Court of Canada Delgamuuk 1997 that ” you cannot use Aboriginal Title lands if it is going deprive future generation of their continued Use of their aboriginal rights. ” and the recent Tishlqotin Decision makes the BCTC process redundant!
We don’t agree with the Minister of AANDC that the recent accepted UN human rights in Canada that the BCTC treaty process abides by this UN Human Rights!
Kakila Hereditary Chief Clarke Smith