DEFENDING OUR SOVEREIGNTY

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Oh Canada! Your Home's on Mi'kmaw Land

O Canada!
Your homes on Mi’kmaw land
True genocidal drive
By all your Queen’s command
With greedy hearts
You watched us die
Our strong Nation divided and poor
All for money and power, O Canada
We stand on guard against thee
Our land is not your commodity for fee
O Canada! We stand on guard against thee
O Canada, our Nation is still here;
O Canada! We stand on guard against thee
O Canada! Our Mi’kmaw Nation sovereign and free.
 
 

1725-26 – Peace and friendship treaties signed with Mi’kmaw to stop hostilities on all sides and protect hunting, fishing, fowling;
1752 – Treaty with Mi’kmaw confirming hunting and fishing rights;
1756 – Proclamation offering bounty for Mi’kmaw scalps;
1760-61 – Treaty with Mi’kmaw protecting hunting, fishing and trading rights (no surrender of land or sovereignty);
1971 – Donald Marshall Jr (Mi’kmaw) wrongly convicted of murder, Halifax, NS;
1981 – Police assault and arrest Mi’kmaw for exercising fishing rights in Restigouche, QC;
1998 – RCMP called in against Mi’kmaw for exercising timber rights in Listuguj, QC;
1999-01 – RCMP & DFO ram fishing boats of Mi’kmaw for exercising court-proven treaty rights in Esgenoopetij, NB;
2013 – Army of RCMP assault and arrest peaceful Mi’kmaw protecting lands from hydro-fracking in Elsipogtog, NB;
2013 – RCMP flank hydro-fracking trucks to protect them against peaceful Mi’kmaw land protectors in Elsipogtog, NB;
2014?

 

 

2 comments:

  1. With the UN's affirmation of the rights of indigenous peoples, Canada's government is in a real tight spot; it seems to me that the native people of this country occupy an unassailable legal position.

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  2. Great post Pam.Much respect for your work for First Nations.
    Also race mixing is being used to steal the land and children.Always has.
    Sure you know this.
    It would be wise and self respecting for these things to stop now!

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