Post by tecumseh1768 on Jun 20, 2012 16:38:45 GMT -8
Tecumseh (March 1768 – October 5, 1813)
National Aboriginal Day 2012 Thursday, June 21, 2012
National Aboriginal Day in Canada Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is annually held on June 21 to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of the nation’s Aboriginal peoples. There are three Aboriginal groups in Canada – the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. www.timeanddate.com/holidays/canada/national-aboriginal-day
Monday, June 18, 2012. The government is calling that day two centuries ago a defining moment in Canadian history. But just how the War of 1812 is being defined by the government is giving one popular historical illustrator cause for concern. So much so that he has turned down an opportunity to create four frescoes depicting the war. Francis Back lives in Montreal, and that's where we reached him. www.cbc.ca/asithappens/episode/2012/06/18/the-monday-edition-31/
Post by iroquois confederacy 1776 on Jun 27, 2012 8:33:53 GMT -8
24 September 2004 Iroquois Constitution Influenced That of U.S., Historians Say
Washington -- Benjamin Franklin, one of the original architects of the United States government, introduced as a model for the country's framework document the constitution of the Iroquois Nation, according to a Smithsonian Institution specialist of American Indian history.
The Iroquois, a North American Indian confederacy of several tribes, allied with some of the first European settlers of what later became the United States.
The Iroquois' detailed constitution -- called the Great Law of Peace -- guaranteed freedom of religion and expression and other rights later embraced in the U.S. Constitution, said Jaime Hill, co-editor of "American Indian," a new Smithsonian magazine about the past, present and future of indigenous peoples from throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Hill and co-editor Millie Knapp participated in a live call-in radio broadcast from Washington September 22 during the First Americans Festival. The September 21-27 event is a major part of events in Washington surrounding the September 21 opening of the Smithsonian's newest museum and the first tribute to American Indians in Washington.
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an important recognition of "the first citizens of the Americas," said W. Richard West, the museum's director at the NMAI opening.
On the radio program "Native America Calling" Hill said the Iroquois document also presented to framers of the U.S. Constitution the concept of a two-house legislature and a combined government structure of state jurisdictions and a national government.
According to the Iroquois constitution, states were first to solve disputes between them on their own. If resolution efforts failed then the national government would take authority, Hill said.
The Iroquois place the creation of their constitution, which was recorded on belts, at between 1000 and 1400 A.D., according to the Smithsonian magazine. The Great Law said the national government should have a commander-in-chief and that person should present a "state of the union" address to the nation, Hill said.
The Iroquois' also said that when a legislator was presenting an issue to the governing chamber, others should be quiet, a practice adopted by Congress that contrasts with protocol in the British parliament, Hill said.
Franklin, then Pennsylvania's official printer, became familiar with the Iroquois political system by printing minutes of their meetings, according to the magazine.
"He recognized that the Iroquois constitution contained many features absent in other governments at the time," including the concept that "elected officials were never masters but remained servants of their constituencies," the magazine states.
However, the Iroquois constitution differed from the later U.S. document in one important way -- it specifically mentioned women, said Knapp. Many Indian nations were matriarchal with women nominating legislators, she added.
Native America Calling is a syndicated radio program heard by more than 40 tribal communities throughout the United States and Canada, according to program organizers. The program teaches listeners about languages and cultures once considered to be dying and stresses "compassion" among all cultures for others, said Calling's co-host Patty Talehongva. The program originates from Alaska.
(The Washington File is a product of the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)
The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth
The people of the Six Nations, also known by the French term, Iroquois  Confederacy, call themselves the Hau de no sau nee (ho dee noe sho nee) meaning People Building a Long House. Located in the northeastern region of North America, originally the Six Nations was five and included the Mohawks, Oneidas, Onondagas, Cayugas, and Senecas. The sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, migrated into Iroquois country in the early eighteenth century. Together these peoples comprise the oldest living participatory democracy on earth. Their story, and governance truly based on the consent of the governed, contains a great deal of life-promoting intelligence for those of us not familiar with this area of American history. The original United States representative democracy, fashioned by such central authors as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, drew much inspiration from this confederacy of nations.
Figure 31. On June 11, 1776 while the question of independence was being debated, the visiting Iroquois chiefs were formally invited into the meeting hall of the Continental Congress. There a speech was delivered, in which they were addressed as "Brothers" and told of the delegates' wish that the "friendship" between them would "continue as long as the sun shall shine" and the "waters run." The speech also expressed the hope that the new Americans and the Iroquois act "as one people, and have but one heart." After this speech, an Onondaga chief requested permission to give Hancock an Indian name. The Congress graciously consented, and so the president was renamed "Karanduawn, or the Great Tree." With the Iroquois chiefs inside the halls of Congress on the eve of American Independence, the impact of Iroquois ideas on the founders is unmistakable. History is indebted to Charles Thomson, an adopted Delaware, whose knowledge of and respect for American Indians is reflected in the attention that he gave to this ceremony in the records of the Continental Congress. Artwork by John Kahionhes Fadden.
Right now, the Musqueam First Nations people of Vancouver are battling against a major condo development on a their traditional land. The complex would destroy a 4,000-year-old village and cemetery – a Canadian National Heritage site containing one of the oldest archaeological finds on the Pacific Coast of Canada.
For over 150 years, it’s been common knowledge that this land is home to an ancient village and burial ground with countless priceless cultural artifacts. That’s why local business has never been allowed to dig here before. But Century Group managed to get approval, and immediately uncovered human remains and dug up partial remains and artifacts. They didn’t even inform the Musqueam — one of the Musqueam’s own archeologists discovered the remains two months later. In May, they dug up more remains still — this time infant remains. sumofus.org/campaigns/musqueam/?akid=584.204472.dfs2OT
Marpole Midden National Historic Site of Canada Marpole Midden Marpole midden Great Fraser Midden Links n/a Construction Date(s)
Statement of Significance Description of Historic Place
Marpole Midden National Historic Site of Canada is situated near the northern end of the Arthur Laing Bridge, at the southern edge of the city of Vancouver, British Columbia. This massive midden site contains remains of a Coast Salish winter village dating from the Marpole phase culture, as well as shellfish remains and various artifacts from early inhabitants of the site found in an average depth of 1.5 metres and a maximum depth of 4.6 metres, dating from 1500 to 2900 years ago. Other undisturbed deposits lie beneath much of the urban fabric covering the site. The official recognition refers to all or part of 26 numbered lots comprise in an irregular ellipse in the broad surroundings of the rectangle formed by Montcalm and Milton Streets, Marine Drive and the Canadian Pacific Railway right-of-way.
Marpole Midden was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1933 because: - it is the site of one of the largest pre-contact middens on the Pacific coast of Canada.
The scientific value of Marpole midden lies on its invaluable informative contribution concerning the early occupation of the Fraser Delta and, especially, the Marpole phase culture. A vast, pre-contact debris area, the midden is mainly composed of rich shellfish deposits, which stand as evidence of its original placement beside the Georgia Strait at the mouth of the Fraser River. Westward growth of the Fraser Delta, through natural deposition, has relocated the site.
The midden also contains numerous cultural remains from its early native inhabitants, in particular those associated with the Marpole phase culture corresponding with the about 400 BCE to 450 CE period. Bone and stone implements, utensils and ornaments have been recovered through various archeological excavations. They testify to the maritime orientation and the highly developed woodworking skills, which characterized the the Coast Salish people, and also other later Northwest Coast cultures, such as the Musqueam. The excavation of this extensive midden led by Charles Hill Tout, in 1892, has stimulated archaeological study of other such prehistoric refuse heaps on the Pacific slope. By 1955, urban expansion had significantly altered the landscape of Marpole Midden, covering the site in homes, infrastructure and other typical urban features.
Sources: Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, Minutes, 1933, 1977, 2007.
Key elements that contribute to the heritage character of the site include: - its location alongside the Fraser River, at the northern end of the Arthur Laing Bridge, which at the time of occupation lay beside the Georgia Strait at the mouth of the northern arm of the Fraser River, on the Pacific Coast; - the integrity and materials of as yet unidentified pre-contact archaeological remains that may be found within the site in their original placement and extent; - the continued association of the site with pre-contact archaeological artifacts removed for research, and those in storage and on display to the public, including artefacts from early inhabitants of the site, and especially those dating from the Marpole phase culture, includingbone and stone implements, utensils and ornaments and shellfish remains; - viewscapes from the site to the Fraser Delta. www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=15609
Post by chromite FeCr2O4 on Jul 5, 2012 10:28:03 GMT -8
THUNDER BAY – Chief Sonny Gagnon of Aroland First Nation said, “Cliffs, Noront and all the other mining companies active in the Ring of Fire will have thirty days from the time the eviction notice is served to pack up their bags and leave our lands”. The Ring of Fire has been dubbed Ontario’s “Oil Sands” by Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak. It has been seen as an economic benefit by the Ontario government and by the mining companies. However First Nations are frustrated in many cases by the lack of concern being shown their communities by the mining companies exploring in the region. There are twenty mining companies who First Nations across the north are now receiving eviction notices.
The list includes Cliffs Natural Resources and NorOnt Resources as well as eighteen other companies. The notice that the eviction notices was coming was made on June 22, 2012. The eviction notice for a moratorium on all Ring of Fire mining activity will come from the First Nation communities of Aroland, Constance Lake, Ginoogaming, Longlake #58, Neskantaga, and Nibinamik.
Neskantaga First Nation have launched a legal challenge to Cliffs Natural Resources and Ontario. The hearing is scheduled to start on July 5th 2012 at 10AM at the Office of the Mining and Lands Commissioner at700 Bay Street in Toronto.
In a background document from the Neskantaga First Nation, they state, “American mining giant Cliffs Natural Resources faces a First Nation legal challenge to the development of its $3.2 billion chromite mine in the undeveloped Attawapiskat River watershed and the homeland of the Neskantaga First Nation.
“In a petition filed with the Ontario Mining and Land Commissioner, the Neskantaga First Nation seeks to be meaningfully consulted and accommodated before any government decision is made to advance Cliffs 340 km road into the heart of Neskantaga territory.
The 2012 Election for the Office of AFN National Chief will take place July 18, 2012 during the AFN 33rd Annual General Assembly taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, July 17-19, 2012.
8 candidates: Shawn Atleo, Bill Erasmus, Ellen Gabriel, Joan Jack, Diane M. Kelly, Terrance Nelson, Pamela Palmater, George Stanley
David Blott violated trust, breached settlement agreement, 06. Jun, 2012 VANCOUVER – A Vancouver judge has kicked a Calgary lawyer out of the Independent Assessment Process (IAP) based on the allegations made by investigators.
Former judge meets with Blood tribe to help Indian residential school survivors 07/5/2012 5:13 PM
STANDOFF, Alta. - Members of the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta say a retired B.C. judge's visit to their community has renewed some faith in the settlement process for Indian residential school survivors.
Ian Pitfield met with members of the tribe this week to reassure them that their compensation claims for sexual and physical abuse will be dealt with properly.
Last month, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled a Calgary law firm could no longer represent more than 5,600 survivors across Canada seeking federal compensation.
"I'm the daughter of a Second World War vet. He went to war to defend his treaties, not Canada, but his treaties. And he was the son of Margaret Jerome who was the healer of our community..."
"Why isn't the AFN calling it a crisis!!??"
Choosing a new national chief: I have some concerns Last Updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 | 2:59 PM ET By Richard Wagamese
Of course, whether the AFN really does represent all those people [treaty Indian population] depends on whether you believe that the 633 First Nations' chiefs, who will choose the new national chief, represent the political will of all those others.
I descend from my great grandfather, Louis Jerome, who was one of the first chiefs of my home community of Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. His daughter, Margaret Jerome, was my grandmother and the healer of our community because of her extensive knowledge of traditional medicines. She did not have status because she married a non-Indian. This meant that her son, (my father) Frank Palmater, also did not have status. He went on to fight on Canada's behalf in WWII but was treated unequally as compared with other vets upon his return because of his lack of Indian status. In 1985, my grandmother was reinstated as a section 6(1)(c) Indian and my father a section 6(2) Indian - which left me excluded. www.indigenousnationhood.com/docs/presentation_to_Standing_Committee.pdf
Cowichan Tribes Call a State of Emergency Posted on May 14, 201
DUNCAN – A desperate plea for help is coming from leaders of the Cowichan Tribes in Duncan. This year four members of the large BC tribe have committed suicide, and health officials have dealt with over fifty suicide alerts. Suicide rates on the Duncan First Nation have been trending up over the past five years, and faced with a cluster in the past several months tribe leaders knew something had to be done.
“To me there is a real sense of hopelessness,” said Cowichan Tribes chief Harvey Alphonse. Today band leaders declared a state of emergency on the first nation , and called on all levels of government to open their eyes to the tragic loss of life taking place on Vancouver Island. Band elders say government needs to step in an offer more funding for health resources like councillors, and community programs. Already British Columbia’s minister of Aboriginal Affairs has promise to assess the situation in the Cowichan Valley. Tribe leaders say the state of emergency will last 90 days, or until government agencies step in and show interest in solving the tragic issue gripping the Vancouver Island first nation.
Post by Baffinland on Jul 20, 2012 16:24:24 GMT -8
Mary River railroad: two tunnels, 24 bridges, 300 culverts Saturday, April 16, 2011
A plan to construct Canada’s most northerly railway is underway near the top of Baffin Island — one that would bring the explosions and rumbling sounds of industry, along with thousands of workers — to a place known more for snow, caribou and char.
The railway’s trains, 144 cars, pulled by two locomotives, will be powered by diesel — but the drive towards its construction will be fueled by a growing demand for high grade iron ore, something that the Mary River iron deposit near Pond Inlet posseses in great quantity: at least 365 million tonnes’ worth.
There, the mining giant ArcelorMittal, which recently acquired the Mary River iron mine project from Baffinland Iron Corp., wants to build a 150-kilometre railway from its mine site to Steensby Inlet to ship between 18 and 21 million tonnes of iron ore a year to markets in Europe and beyond.
Iqaluit technical review puts spotlight on Nunavut’s Mary River iron mine project - Nunavut May 02, 2012 - 5:30 am Baffinland, a private company under the control of ArcelorMittal, the European steel-making giant, and a private investment firm, Iron Ore Holdings LP, wants to transport about 18 million tonnes or more of iron ore from Mary River to Steensby Inlet for markets in Europe and Asia over a period of least 37 years — and some predict up to 100 years. The project, Curran said, is basically a “transportation project,” which requires moving that high grade ore directly to markets. www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674iqaluit_technical_review_puts_spotlight_on_nunavuts_mary_river_project/
The dates for the final hearings into the Mary River project are:
• July 16 to 20, final hearing in Iqaluit;
• July 23 to 25, final hearing in Igloolik; and,
• July 26 to 28, 2012, final hearing in Pond Inlet.
Here you can see a map (shown May 1 at the technical meeting in Iqaluit) of the transportation corridor that Baffinland Iron Mines Ltd. wants to build to ship iron ore from its proposed iron mine at Mary River on northern Baffin Island to a port at Steensby Inlet.
August 10, 2012. The first eyewitness to go public with his discovery of a dead adolescent at a United Church Indian residential school died yesterday in Vancouver... Harry Wilson had been homeless for many years. In March of 2011, he told Kevin Annett that two men had beaten him severely and threatened to kill him if he spoke at investigative forums of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State.
Kidnapped by Mounties at age six, sodomized daily by United Church clergy and staff, starved, beaten and drugged, Harry had every reason to die or kill himself at a young age. But there was an iron quality about him that shone through the struggling homeless guy that the world saw. It was such character that caused him to keep speaking out, even after ever increasing beatings and threats.
"I wasn't in the protected group at Alberni (residential school)" Harry told me when we first met, at a public meeting in downtown Vancouver.
"So I got it all the time. I had to hide out at night or they'd get me so I broke out of the place once and I found the body of a dead girl right behind Caldwell Hall. She was from up north. She was about sixteen, all naked and covered in blood. I ran and told Andrews (school Principal). But then he shipped me out to Nanaimo hospital and they put me in a padded cell, stuck needles in me so I wouldn't talk. They kept me there for months, giving me shocks, doing experiments on me"
Brazeau’s bio on the official Parliament website tells us the senator is “a champion of the rights of Aboriginal peoples.” He was elected as National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) in February 2006. And re-elected to a four-year term in 2008. And yet, he’s faced fraud allegations relating to the spending of funds received by CAP for aboriginal health programs.
Sexual harassment complaints too. The CBC has reported that a complaint against Brazeau was filed with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He faced allegations of inappropriate behaviour toward staff of CAP. A different woman who worked at the CAP office in Ottawa also filed an internal grievance against Brazeau. But Will Menard, a CAP board member from Manitoba, told CBC News that “the board voted not to release the final investigators’ report, but the executive summary said there was inappropriate behaviour.”
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Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
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