WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT NOW
(But we should be in a canoe – Chief Joe Buckell)
Bill Montour a First Nation’s traditionalist fighting the greed energy takeover of Six Nations territory spoke passionately about his connection to the land referring to the seemingly different values of those who came “in boats”: https://lsarc.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/not-a-prayer/ but as treaty people, that is both parties to an agreement, we are all in the same boat now.
The “Green” Energy Act has been an act of oppression. It is in practice discrimination and exclusion of rural people and First Nations from Democracy; social, economic, environmental security; and access to Justice. The UN has said that we all have a basic human right to be consulted on environmental issues yet the Crown, which has a Constitutional duty to consult with FN, gave consideration of Michipicoten First Nations which amounted to:
“During the EBR comment period only Michipicoten First Nation (MFN) provided comments to the MOE. MFN stated that the project falls within MFN’s traditional and treaty territory and that there was a breach of protocol by the applicant and the crown. The letter did not state how the project would specifically impact their aboriginal or treaty rights.”
The GEA is economic, environmental, and social sabotage of our Democracy and it must go.
Otherwise Ontario’s up a creek without a paddle…
Photos from today’s rally outside MPP and Minister of Natural Resources Orazietti’s constituency office in support of the Michipicoten FN