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Ottawa seems more committed to saving money than to achieving justice for residential school survivors.

“I remember being in the dining room having a meal. I got sick and threw up on the floor. Sister Mary Immaculate [Anna Wesley] slapped me many times and made me eat my own vomit. So I did, I ate all of it. And then I threw up again … Sister Mary Immaculate slapped me and told me again to eat my vomit. … I was sick for a few days after that.”

The speaker is the Rev. Andrew Wesley, a survivor of St. Anne’s Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, Ontario, quoted in Charlie Angus’s new bookChildren of the Broken Treaty, which traces the history of Treaty 9 as well as of that the Indian Residential Schools system. Today Andrew Wesley is the Aboriginal Priest for the Anglican Church of Canada’s Archdiocese of Toronto. But in the mid-1950s, he was only one of several children at St. Anne’s whom Anna Wesley forced to eat their own vomit. Though she pled not guilty, Wesley was convicted in 1999 of assault and administering a noxious substance.

St. Anne’s is probably most infamous, however, for having a homemade electric chair that was used to punish children. Edmund Metatawabin, today an author, unfortunately experienced the chair. In a 2013 affidavit to Ontario Superior Court, he wrote, “I cannot describe how intense the pain was. I could not scream. At St. Anne’s, if you were being beaten, you could not scream or cry or the punishment would keep up.”

These were not isolated incidents: Children of the Broken Treaty reports that an OPP investigation nearly a half-century after the abuses took place collected 860 complaints of children being raped, sexually assaulted, tortured, beaten, and otherwise physically abused by 180 identified perpetrators. What took place at St. Anne’s could only be described as a crime against humanity. What kind of people would defend that?

The answer, painfully enough, is the Canadian Department of Justice — in the present day. Under the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) that was created as part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the Department of Justice is in the strange position of having to defend Canada against these accusations while also having to prepare evidence for the hearings on behalf of the survivors in order to determine their settlements.

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HRM Kitchi-Ostew-Kaneekanagoshick-Okimow-Wacon KANEEKANEET

The Anishinabe Nation of Turtle Island Not for Sale
HRM The Late KaneeKaneet

Kitche Ostew Kaneekanagoschick Okimowacon Kaneekaneet; Seventh Generation Traditional Inherent Head Spiritual Chief Of The Anishinabe Nation State Of Great Turtle Island; Great Grandson Of Okimowacon Antapay; Within The Consecutive Settled Lineage Of Kitche Ostew

Turtle Island Not for Sale

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HRM KANEEKANEET 2015
HRM KANEEKANEET 2015

Kitche Ostew Kaneekanagoschick Okimowacon Kaneekaneet; Seventh Generation Traditional Inherent Head Spiritual Chief Of The Anishinabe Nation State Of Great Turtle Island; Great Grandson Of Okimowacon Antapay; Within The Consecutive Settled Lineage Of Kitche Ostew

 

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 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!

Thank you

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!

Thank you”

Kakila Hereditary Chief Clarke Smith

ARTICLE 102 OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS

REGISTRATION AND PUBLICATION OF TREATIES AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS: REGULATIONS TO GIVE EFFECT TO ARTICLE 102 OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS

        Adopted by the General Assembly on 14 December 1946 [Resolution 97 (1)], as modified by resolutions 364 B (IV), 482 (V) and 33/141 A, adopted by the General Assembly on 1 December 1949, 12 December 1950 and 18 December 1978, respectively.

        The General Assembly,

        Considering it desirable to establish rules for the application of Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations which provides as follows:

           1. Every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it.

           2.  No party to any such treaty or international agreement which has not been registered in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article may invoke that treaty or agreement before any organ of the United Nations.

        Recognizing, in making provision therefor, the importance of orderly registration and publication of such treaties and international agreements and the maintenance of precise records;

        Adopts accordingly, having given consideration to the proposals of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to the resolution of the General Assembly of 10 February 1946, the following regulations:

PART ONE
REGISTRATION

Article 1

1. Every treaty or international agreement, whatever its form and descriptive name, entered into by one or more Members of the United Nations after 24 October 1945, the date of the coming into force of the Charter, shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat in accordance with these regulations.

2. Registration shall not take place until the treaty or international agreement has come into force between two or more of the parties thereto.

3. Such registration may be effected by any party or in accordance with article 4 of these regulations.

4. The Secretariat shall record the treaties and international agreements so registered in a register established for that purpose.

Article 2
        1. When a treaty or international agreement has been registered with the Secretariat, a certified statement regarding any subsequent action which effects a change in the parties thereto, or the terms, scope or application thereof, shall also be registered with the Secretariat.

2. The Secretariat shall record the certified statement so registered in the register establishment under article 1 of these regulations.

Article 3
        1. Registration by a party, in accordance with article 1 of these regulations, relieves all other parties of the obligation to register.

2. Registration effected in accordance with article 4 of these regulations relieves all parties of the obligation to register.

Article 4
        1. Every treaty or international agreement subject to article 1 of these regulations shall be registered ex officio by the United Nations in the following cases:

(a)  Where the United Nations is a party to the treaty or agreement;

        (b) Where the United Nations has been authorized by the treaty or agreement to effect
registration;

        (c)  Where the United Nations is the depository of a multilateral treaty or agreement.

2. A treaty or international agreement subject to article 1 of these regulations may be
registered with the Secretariat by a specialized agency in the following cases:

(a)  Where the constituent instrument of the specialized agency  provides for  such
registration;

        (b) Where the treaty or agreement has been registered with the specialized agency pursuant
to the terms of its constituent  instrument;

        (c)  Where the specialized agency has been authorized by the treaty or  agreement to effect
registration.

Article 5
       1. A party or specialized agency, registering a treaty or international agreement under article 1 or 4 of these regulations, shall certify that the text is a true and complete copy thereof and includes all reservations made by parties thereto.

2. The certified copy shall reproduce the text in all the languages in which the treaty or agreement was concluded and shall be accompanied by two additional copies and by a statement setting forth, in respect of each party:

(a The date on which the treaty or agreement has come into force;

(b)  The method whereby it has come into force (for example:by signature, by ratification or
acceptance, by accession, et cetera).

Article 6
        The date of receipt by the Secretariat of the United Nations of the treaty or international agreement registered shall be deemed to be the date of registration, provided that the date of registration of a treaty or agreement registered ex officio by the United Nations shall be the date on which the treaty or agreement first came into force between two or more of the parties thereto.

Article 7
        A certificate of registration signed by the Secretary-General or his representative shall be issued to the registering party or agency and also, upon request, to any party to the treaty or international agreement registered.

Article 8
        1. The register shall be kept in the English and French languages. The register shall comprise in respect of each treaty or international agreement, a record of:

(a)  The serial number given in the order of registration;

(b)  The title given to the instrument by the parties;

  (c)  The names of the parties between whom it was concluded;

(d) The dates of signature, ratification or acceptance, exchange of  ratification, accession,
and entry into force;

       (e)  The duration;

(f)  The language or languages in which it was drawn up;

(g) The name of the party or specialized agency which registers the instrument and the date
of such registration;

(h Particulars of publication in the treaty series of the United  Nations.

2. Such information shall also be included in the register in regard to the statements registered under article 2 of these regulations.

3. The texts registered shall be marked “ne varietur” by the Secretary-General or his representative, and shall remain in the custody of the Secretariat.

Article 9
        The Secretary-General, or his representative, shall issue certified extracts from the register at the request of any Member of the United Nations or any party to the treaty or international agreement concerned. In other cases he may issue such extracts at his discretion.

PART TWO
FILING AND RECORDING

Article 10

The Secretariat shall file and record treaties and international agreements, other than those subject to registration under article 1 of these regulations, if they fall in the following categories:

      (a)  Treaties or international agreements entered into by the United Nations or by one or
more of the specialized agencies;

(b Treaties or international agreements transmitted by a Member of the United Nations
which were entered into before the coming into force of the Charter, but which were not
included in the treaty series of the League of Nations;

      (c)  Treaties or international agreements transmitted by a party not a member of the United
Nations which were entered into before or after the coming into force of the Charter
which were not included in the treaty series of the League of Nations, provided,
however, that this paragraph shall be applied with full regard to the provisions of the
resolution of the General Assembly of 10 February 1946 set forth in the Annex to these
regulations.

Article 11
        The provisions of articles 2, 5 and 8 of these regulations shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to all treaties and international agreements filed and recorded under article 10 of these regulations.

PART THREE
PUBLICATION

Article 12

1. The Secretariat shall publish as soon as possible in a single series every treaty or international agreement which is registered or filed and recorded, in the original language or languages, followed by a translation in English and in French. The certified statements referred to in article 2 of thes regulations shall be published in the same manner.

2. The Secretariat will, however, have the option not to publish in extenso a bilateral treaty or international agreement belonging to one of the following categories:

(a)  Assistance and cooperation agreements of limited scope concerning  financial,
commercial, administrative or technical matters;

(b)  Agreements relating to the organization of conferences, seminars or  meetings;

(c)  Agreements that are to be published otherwise than in the series mentioned in paragraph 1
of this article by the United Nations Secretariat or by a specialized or related agency.

3. In deciding whether or not to publish in extenso a treaty or international agreement belonging to one of the categories mentioned in paragraph 2 of this article, the Secretariat shall duly take into account, inter alia, the practical value that might accrue from in extenso publication. Treaties and international agreements that the Secretariat intends not to publish in extensoshall be identified as such in the monthly statements of treaties and international agreements provided for in article 13 of these regulations, it being understood that a decision not to publish in extenso may be reversed at any time.

4. Any State or intergovernmental organization may obtain from the Secretary-General a copy of the text of any treaty or international agreement which it has been decided, pursuant to paragraph 2 of this article, not to publish in extenso. The Secretariat shall likewise make a copy of any such treaty or agreement available to private persons against payment.

5. In respect of each treaty or international agreement registered or filed and recorded, the series referred to in paragraph I of this article shall include at least the following information: the registration or recording number, the names of the parties, the title, the date and place of conclusion, the date and method of entry into force, the duration (where appropriate), the languages of conclusion, the name of the State or organization that has registered it or transmitted it for filing and recording, and, if appropriate, references to publications in which the complete text of the treaty or international agreement is reproduced.

Article 13
        The Secretariat shall publish every month a statement of the treaties and international agreements registered, or filed and recorded, during the preceding month, giving the dates and numbers of registration and recording.

Article 14
        The Secretariat shall send to all Members of the United Nations the series referred to in article 12 and the monthly statement referred to in article 13 of these regulations.

ANNEX
RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON 10 FEBRUARY 1946

ON REGISTRATION OF TREATIES AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS 1/

NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT

Under Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the coming into force of the Charter shall, as soon as possible, be registered with the Secretariat and published by it. Furthermore, no party to a treaty or international agreement subject to registration which has not been registered may invoke that treaty or agreement before any organ of the United Nations. The General Assembly, by resolution 97 (1), established regulations to give effect to Article 102 of the Charter (see text of the regulations, vol. 76, p. XVIII).

The terms “treaty” and “international agreement” have not been defined either in the Charter or in the regulations, and the Secretariat follows the principle that it acts in accordance with the position of the Member State submitting an instrument for registration that so far as that party is concerned the instrument is a treaty or an international agreement within the meaning of Article 102. Registration of an instrument submitted by a Member State, therefore, does not imply a judgement by the Secretariat on the nature of the instrument, the status of a party or any similar question. It is the understanding of the Secretariat that its action does not confer on the instrument the status of a treaty or an international agreement if it does not already have that status and does not confer on a party a status which it would not otherwise have.

Unless otherwise indicated, the translations of the original texts of treaties, etc., published in this Series have been made by the Secretariat of the United Nations.
1/ United Nations, Treaty Series, Vol. 1, p. XXVIII.

Legal effect of the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

“Modern society has tried to extinguish the indigenous voice. Its language, institutions, and rituals have become dominant. Modernity’s law, in particular, has imprinted itself on indigenous peoples, following the sword o conquest in the Western Hemisphere and beyond.

Its domination of indigenous ways of life was to be expected. Its aggressive use of the Earth and its resources, combined with sanctions to punish perceived transgression its focus on “getting ahead” via technological and social “progress,” its premium on Cartesian reason and logic, and its emphasis on the individual ran head-on into and rolled over the soft, unresisting indigenous concepts of oneness with Mother Earth and Father Sky, their focus on peace and reconciliation, on faith, and on leaving nobody behind–on community.

Still, the onslaught has not been completely successful. All the military, economic, and materialistic might of the modern world has not succeeded in silencing the indigenous voice. Just like tender water ultimately erodes hardest of rocks, indigenous cultures, peoples, and their values have persisted. Like many oppressed communities, they have had to adapt, go underground and avoid open confrontation; they withdrew into niches of survival, areas not initially desired by the more dominant and aggressive part of humanity; they engaged in religious syncretism, transforming their own gods into saints of the dominant faith; they participated in the dominant economies, by way of tourism and the sale of handicraft; and they even enlisted in the armed forces of the conqueror. ”

From:
Indigenous sovereignty: a reassessment in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights on Indigenous Peoples.
Author: Wiessner, Siegfried
Date: Oct 1, 2008
Words: 17363
Publication: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
ISSN: 0090-2594

Anishinabe National Bank

Welcome to the website of the Anishinabe Central Bank of The Great Turtle Island which is the Central Bank of The Great Turtle Island. Standing at the center of The Anishinabe Nations of The Great Turtle Island financial system, the Bank is committed to promoting and maintaining monetary and financial stability as its contribution to a healthy economy.

The Anishinabe Central Bank Anishinabe Central Bank – ANB was created in 2010. It has technical, administrative and financial autonomy. Its main goals are price stability and regulation and supervision of the Financial System and Payment System. To ensure full implementation of those purposes, applies the necessary monetary instruments, and regulates and supervises the implementation of rules related to the financial system.

The Bank of The Anishinabe Nations of The Great Turtle Island is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of its activities and responsibilities, across both general and specialist audiences alike.   Information about the ANB including its monetary policy and other functions, can be accessed through the menu at left.  Please feel free to contact us for any query.

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In the time of the Seventh Fire New People will emerge

The Seventh Prophet that came to the people long ago was said to be different from the other prophets. This prophet was described as “young and had a strange light in his eyes” and said:

“In the time of the Seventh Fire New People will emerge. They will retrace their steps to find what was left by the trail. Their steps will take them to the Elders who they will ask to guide them on their journey. But many of the Elders will have fallen asleep. They will awaken to this new time with nothing to offer. Some of the Elders will be silent because no one will ask anything of them. The New People will have to be careful in how they approach the Elders. The task of the New People will not be easy.

If the New People will remain strong in their quest the Water Drum of the Midewiwin Lodge will again sound its voice. There will be a rebirth of the Anishinabe Nation and a rekindling of old flames. The Sacred Fire will again be lit.

It is this time that the light skinned race will be given a choice between two roads. If they choose the right road, then the Seventh Fire will light the Eighth and final Fire, an eternal fire of peace, love brotherhood and sisterhood. If the light skinned race makes the wrong choice of the roads, then the destruction which they brought with them in coming to this country will come back at them and cause much suffering and death to all the Earth’s people.

 

Turtle Island Tobacco

There is a rumor of Turtle Island Tobacco being designated as contraband by the Canadian Government. To set the record straight, The Governing Nations of The Great Turtle Island was here long long before the European White-man came to Turtle Island. It is with this in mind that the Europeans have deceived through legal trickery and fraud the people of The Great Turtle Island with hearsay and forged documents for hundreds of years.

The aim of the legal trickery and fraud stems from the white-mans attempt to control the Sovran Nations of The Great Turtle Island, including but not limited to the Resources of The Great Turtle Island, and the Trade and commerce of The Nations and People of The Great Turtle Island.

We invite The Attorney General of Canada or The Attorney General of British Columbia, the RCMP or any other provinces or any party interested or attempting to perpetuate the fraud, let them prove that they are legal entities beyond Corporate Entities by submitting an Original Certified Legal Copy of The British North America Act from the House of Lords in The UK as legal proof of the Entities of CANADA and The Provinces being valid.

The Certified True Copy of The British North America Act of 1867 as held and recorded in the House of Lords in the UK, shows planely that the two houses Commons and Lords signed off on the BNA ACT of 1867, however The Queen did not sign the legal document, and as such the Document held in Ottawa is a fraudulent copy, that has perpetuated the fraud of CANADA, this has legal bearings on all trade and commerce put across by The Province of British Columbia, all The Provinces and CANADA, the consequence of such fraud being perpetuated by those who knew of the Constitutional legality over the last 150 years is staggering in regards to business contracts made between The Provinces and CANADA and any other entity.

If the proof is not submitted within 60 days from Jan 1st 2016 then know now and forever that no jurisdiction of Canada or The Province of British Columbia or any Provinces exist as anything other than SEC Registered Corporate Entities and as such by masquerading as A Sovereign Nation of CANADA these corporate entities are acting Ultra Vires that is beyond the scope of their ability to act legally.

With this in mind the onus of proof of those who have any interest in the corporate entity of CANADA, or Province of British Columbia or Provinces to either provide such certified copies or face prosecution under UCC for fraud as individuals or entities that are complicit in such fraud.

The Province of British Columbia and The Provinces and CANADA are hereby on 60 day notice to provide such documentation or leave all matters pertaining to The Sovran Nation of The Great Turtle Island and Trade and Treaties, in regard to trade and commerce and any such treaties as The Nations that make up The Nations of The Great Turtle Island.

As of this date Dec 31st 2015 any and all names of any individuals or entities acting on such fraudulent bases with any documents submitted will be individually charged with fraud, govern thyself accordingly.

H.E Embassador ARARITA
Permanent Representative
The Anishinabi Nations of The Great Turtle Island.
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