Canada has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world by using the land and resources. Canadian mining, logging, oil and fishing companies are the most powerful in the world due to land and resources. Some of the poorest First Nations communities (such as Attawapiskat) have mines or other developments on their land but do not get a share of the profit. The taking of resources has left many lands and waters poisoned – the animals and plants are dying in many areas in Canada. We cannot live without the land and water. We have laws older than this colonial government about how to live with the land.(Excerpt from post) Please read and share widely- The paragraph above is not only true in Canada, it is true of indigenous lands and peoples in every part of the Earth. This is one of the fundamental *wrongs* upon which the false culture and its insanely destructive reality are built. Until we right THIS wrong NONE of the other things including the financial lawsuits, the “prosperity funds”, or any of the other promised changes can make a real difference. Colonization-taking the control of the land from those who live in relationship with the land in order to exploit the land and the people is the foundation that the rest is built on. As long as you ignore this, you will never achieve the “world that works for everyone” that is so much discussed and desired.
#IdleNoMore page “Manifesto”:
We contend that:
The Treaties are nation to nation agreements between Canada and First Nations who are sovereign nations. The Treaties are agreements that cannot be altered or broken by one side of the two Nations. The spirit and intent of the Treaty agreements meant that First Nations peoples would share the land, but retain their inherent rights to lands and resources. Instead, First Nations have experienced a history of colonization which has resulted in outstanding land claims, lack of resources and unequal funding for services such as education and housing.
Canada has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world by using the land and resources. Canadian mining, logging, oil and fishing companies are the most powerful in the world due…
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