There has been so much talk about Indian Sovereignty by Indian politicians, as well as main stream politicians. But is it really something that is achievable or even desired?
I don't think the Federal government of Canada would want that and I don't think the provinces do either. You see the provinces are operating illegally over the control of the land. The land management was transferred to them in 1930 through the Natural Resources Transfer Act. So both types of government have it in their best interest if First Nations have no sovereignty of any kind.
You know it is quite depressing and very upsetting that the government lives this lie. They all know it. But continue to promote the big lie. And you know what is even more upsetting? Many of our own people buy into that lie. You know the big lie? Canada owns the resources on Turtle Island.
So the government is going after the "illegal" cigarette trade these days. Two guys from our Reserve got busted yesterday. Its funny because the Community of Dakota Plains First Nation, got attacked or raided I should say, (semantics really) by the RCMP on the direction of the Provincial government. Over fucking smokes? Can you get that? This Band was dealing with another Band, (First Nation to First Nation) and the province sent the attack dogs to stop them.
You know its not about smokes, right? It is the issue of having control over your domain. Your home. Nope that is not how its done these days. You can only have control over welfare. And even then it is the rules of welfare that the government tells you what the rules are. Sheesh.
Every single time I hear an Indian Chief or better yet, a government guy/gal speaking about Indian sovereignty I just gag in my own throat. What a bunch of bull fucking shit.
You know what is hard? Try turning a yes into a no. You get what I mean? It is best to start with a no. So when the government comes saying "hey, lets go into this agreement, it will give you more control, more options". Say fucking no. You know why? Once you say yes, the others are now caught in your yes. So if you say yes to provincial regulations for smoking by laws, or gambling in your community, or land mangement in your area, there can never ever be a no. The first Reserve to sign a gaming license with the province screwed all the other communities. Because now the table is set. No longer can you say we have control over or sovereignty over this domain, the province has. It has been shown and given up by some imbecile over there in that community.
Really the issue is simple: do you really think society way back when didn't have trade? Didn't have rules of governance? Didn't have a sense of authority? Or do you really think it was caveman shit? If you think that, man you are one dumb fuck. Indians were a living society just like any fucking place on the planet. But yet the government of Canada would have you believe that Indians didn't have any type of society norms, rules or systems. That is why this government is spending so much cash on fighting every fucking Indian right in the courts. Courts that they have selected by the way.
Newly released public accounts figures reveal that the federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs was by far the top spender on legal fees as it continues to battle First Nations' rights.
The department spent $106 million on legal services in 2012-13, slightly less than the $110 million it spent the year before. The legal costs for the Canada Revenue Agency were second at $66 million, followed by Canada prosecution services and the RCMP at $37 million and $21 million respectively.
So, the government spends more money on legal costs to fight First Nations in court and to challenge land claims and treaty issues than it spends on chasing tax cheats and on legal services to help the Mounties fight crime.
They do this because they know, they know they have to support their big lie.
The Government in the constitutions (and even in the NRTA) says that Indians have Rights. But yet, the governments, both federal and provincial are not even trying to pretend anymore that Indians have rights or are sovereign. Shit our own leaders keep saying yes to the government big lie.
It shouldn't come to a big surprise that the new breed of Indian is going to say "hey, wait a fucking minute here". Yep, its going to come to that and you can see it coming.
CSIS is no fool, that is why they have already drawn contingency plans for the Indian.
www.csis-scrs.gc.ca/pblctns/nnlrprt/.../20110127_pblcrprt_09-10-eng.pd...Jan 27, 2011 - annual CSIS Public Report, which provides us with an opportunity to .... Eco-
"The report says CSIS employs 3,200 and its annual operating costs for 2011-2012 totalled $540 million. For the first time, it has hired a proactive Aboriginal recruiter “whose main role is to reach out to Aboriginal, First Nation and Inuit communities throughout Canada.”"
“Aboriginal people in general have been under CSIS alert since the 80s,”Chantal Chagnon, an organizer with Idle No More in Calgary, was not surprised to hear that the group has been monitored by CSIS.
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Women and the young are the ones that are going to lead.
Its too bad we don't practice some little bit of responsibility for our people. Take the Indian Registry for example. Why are we blindly following their rules? The Band can have its own registry. They can list who their members are, instead they follow Indian Affairs without question. The Bands are throwing away their members, their families with the policy of the status rules. We even follow the provincial birth registry when we register our children. Register our children as the "6-2" when a mom decides not list the biological father on the provincial birth certificate. Regardless if that child's father is a Band Member of a Tribe. Bands have no idea of what they are doing to their own people. Practice a little bit of control for the people. Sovereignty is not a catch phrase.