‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

“A landmark decision released…by Canada’s top court paves the way for development of the ‘Jumbo Glacier’ resort in the Kootenays region of British Columbia, despite strong objections from the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’. 

“The ‘nation’ was fighting the approval of a ski resort in an area held ‘sacred’ to them and had argued that allowing the mega-project ‘Jumbo Glacier Resort’ to go ahead would irreparably harm their spiritual beliefs and practices — a violation of their charter right to religious freedom.
{For the background, see below…}

“The ruling came out before the sun came up over the Ktunaxa ‘Nation’ on Thursday morning, located more than 3,000 kilometres away from the Supreme Court of Canada, in southeastern B.C.. Continue reading ‘Surprise, Surprise: Sanity Prevails’

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‘Practicing Magic In School’

British Columbia law is very clear in not allowing ANY religious ceremonies in public schools {See below}. In what is becoming an all-too-prevalent double standard, this doesn’t seem to apply to aboriginal religious ceremonies: 

“A B.C. mother is asking a court to intervene in her ‘freedom of religion’ complaint against her children’s school, after an in-class aboriginal ceremony to “cleanse” their spirits and classroom to ensure “only good things will happen”.  Continue reading ‘Practicing Magic In School’

‘Chief Lashes Out At ‘Evil Bitches’

“West Moberly ‘First Nation’ {a B.C. ‘nation’ of 274 people} Chief Roland Willson has lashed out at Premier Christy Clark and BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald in a ‘Facebook’ post, calling them “evil bitches”.  

“The West Moberly are one of two ‘First Nations’ fighting Hydro’s Site C dam project in federal court…

{They just lost their case in the B.C. Supreme Court – see below. They are also suing in Federal Court…}

“In the comments section, Willson also posted a photo of a cartoon middle finger, with the caption, “Hey Christy and Jessica!”  Continue reading ‘Chief Lashes Out At ‘Evil Bitches’

‘Trouble In Paradise’

“The extraordinary decision by a Haida clan to strip two of its hereditary chiefs of their titles for secretly supporting ‘Enbridge Inc.’s proposed ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline is being closely watched by ‘First Nations’ across Canada. 

“The rebuke, which was delivered last week in an elaborate ceremony witnessed by more than 500 people, came as the Haida ‘nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 4,635 people} rejected what they say is a growing trend by companies to enlist the support of hereditary chiefs as a way of claiming broad ‘First Nations’ support.

“On Aug. 15, members of the clan stripped Carmen Goertzen and Francis Ingram of their titles, effectively removing them as representatives of two houses, the Yahgulaanaas Janaas of Daadens, and the Iitjaaw Yaahl Naas. Goertzen, a well-known Haida artist, had held the position for 25 years. Ingram had only been appointed a year ago.  Continue reading ‘Trouble In Paradise’

‘Who Owns British Columbia?’

“We, the {1,381} Musqueam people openly and publicly declare and affirm {to the 3 million people of the Vancouver Lower Mainland} that we hold aboriginal title to {your} land and ‘aboriginal rights’ to exercise use of {your} land, the sea and fresh waters, and all their resources within that territory occupied and used by our ancestors…”
http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/sites/default/files/musqueam_declaration.pdf

“Vancouver city council formally acknowledged on June 25, 2014 that the land on which the city is built actually belongs to three local ‘First Nations’.

“But landowners shouldn’t worry, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.” 

Rather than accept the Mayor’s assurances, we at END RACE BASED LAW would like to ask: what exactly does “aboriginal title” mean? Does the city support this ‘First Nations’ definition:

“We are the true owners of British Columbia. The Indians across the province own everything — the rivers, the trees, the bugs, the animals. You name it. Subsurface rights, the air, the rain, the whole shot. That’s what we mean when we say we have aboriginal title to the land.”

Continue reading ‘Who Owns British Columbia?’

‘First Nations’ get prime Vancouver real estate’

“Three British Columbia ‘First Nations’ have paid nearly half a billion dollars for a prime piece of real estate on the west side of Vancouver.

{Actually, details on what they’ll be paying — and how — have yet to be released. In addition, the taxpayer-owned land was never put up for bid – nor was it ever offered to anyone else for sale…} Continue reading ‘First Nations’ get prime Vancouver real estate’

‘Backlash Stirring in the Chilcotin’

Canadians are starting to become aware that their Nation is being partitioned along racial lines, without their participation or approval. As more of these court decisions are rendered and Canadians come to realize that their country is being broken into pieces, does anyone really expect that there won’t be a backlash? Nations divided up along racial lines tend to be unhappy and dangerous places, and these reactionary and retrograde decisions are likely to bring big trouble to Canada — trouble that will make this incident fade into obscurity…

From the Chilcotin:
“Recent damage to brand new signage in Nemiah Valley is disheartening, said Xeni Gwet’in Chief Roger William.

“Last week, he learned a welcoming monument and signs on ‘declared title land’ were damaged recently.  Continue reading ‘Backlash Stirring in the Chilcotin’