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Response to Legislation

Response to Legislation

Idle No More calls on all people to continue to oppose and reject all  imposed legislation originating from the federal government.  The unilateral imposition of these Bills is in direct violation of the Treaties and the Treaty relationship that the Original peoples of Turtle Island made with the British Crown.  Indigenous peoples and nations have not been consulted and therefore, the actions taken by the federal government does not reflect the international standard of Free Prior and Informed consent.  The continued imposition of federal legislation on Indigenous peoples and governments’ is not in line with the legal principles of “acting in good faith” and maintaining the “honour of the Crown”.  There are many nations taking action(s) to reflect acts of Indigenous nationhood, sovereignty and jurisdiction in response to the passing of  legislation such as Bill C-45 and we must continue on this path.  When we stand strong and believe in our ways and assert acts of Nationhood, it does not matter what amount of legislation the federal government introduces or passes because it is not with our consent and therefore, is not applicable.  Stand strong and believe in the spirit and intent of our Treaties as that’s what our ancestors are calling us to do.    
We must continue to assert acts of nationhood premised on ancient ways and teachings that were given to us in our original instructions by Creator when we were placed here on Turtle Island.  We encourage people to advocate for our Mother (the land), the Water (giver of life) and those generations that have yet to come.  We must keep that warrior spirit alive and continue the advocacy efforts as there are other Bills in parliament and our energies must be directed towards fighting against them.  We will continue to rise up and make our presence known across Turtle Island, the land that is rightfully ours as Creator put us here. Stand Up and Rise UP - this Fight is NOT Over. We need you all in this - we shall PERSEVERE!

6 comments:

  1. We as native peaple must all enter the battle

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  2. A heartfelt thank you to Chief Spence for her courageous stand. I think that your comments on the effect of the proposed legislation are, unfortunately, right on the money.

    The unity and commitment of First Nations young people is truly inspiring. YOu are leading the way for all Canadians in opposing Harper's diabolic vision for the future of this country and teaching us how to fight back.

    Stay strong Chief Spence! Many of us are keeping you in our hearts.

    Karen

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  3. Good for you! If I knew about this protest, I would have joined you today. The Harper government is not making decisions that are in the best of Canadians' interests even though they are supposed to be working FOR us.

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  4. Chief Spence is showing how many First Nations women have gone hungry , so that their children could eat, I am one of those children of 8, who's mother did just that. My mama is 80 years of age and knew , feel that she had know voice....I am one of her daughters that have a voice , my daughters have a voice...my granddaughters will have a voice...Chief Spence, all over the world the women and men are singing and sending you their love and healing to you......The teachings say TRUTH always decloaks the devil of disrespect. There is a power greater than us as human being Chi manidoo is hearing the people. The spirit of mankind are continue to be fill with light, love and healing.....women have been the spiritual foundation of family , community and nations and are connected to our mother the earth....

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  5. We non-native people must all enter the battle under native leadership.

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  6. Sharon a PROUD METIS WOMAN has left a new comment on your post "Response to Legislation":

    If Elijah Harper as one man can stand up for the indigenous peoples rights in Canada against the Government and proposed MECH LAKE ACCORD we as a nation can change the Government and its proposed BILL C-45.

    I PROPOSE A "VOTE OF NON CONFIDENCE!" TO PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER!

    If a person in government is willfully proposing destruction to a peoples of this country without regret or consequence or conscience then they should not be representing our nation.

    Posted by Sharon a PROUD METIS WOMAN to Idle No More at January 1, 2013 11:14 PM

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