- Last Updated: Tuesday, 08 June 2021 11:45
June 9, 2021
I’ll tell you what’s been on my mind...Canada. An elder once told me to make things clear; the provincial and federal governments do not represent Indigenous peoples, but their own constituents (their voters). Minister Jordan is a prime example. Every day that passes by, the more I’m beginning to believe it.
We still have First Nation communities across this country without clean drinking water. Mind you these first nation communities never actually resided on those lands, but were forcefully put there at the government’s expense to be out of sight.
We still have DFO harassing and stealing our fishermen/women’s gear right from the water as they attempt their own moderate livelihood. Mind you we have treaties in place that allow us to a moderate livelihood. It’s slowly transitioning to “our right to fish” to the commercial fishermen’s “right to conservation.” Their right. Don’t be upset with us, we signed these treaties along with your ancestors.