On September 27th, 2021, Kanenhariyo made a presentation at a panel discussion on the violation of Indigenous People’s Human Rights in Canada, the USA and Australia. The event was organized by the permanent diplomatic missions of the Republic of Belarus, the People’s Republic of China, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a side event during the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation of Indigenous peoples.
Constitutional expert calls on the Ontario government to launch an inquiry into the Ontario Securities Commission
First Nations leader and constitutional expert Del Riley today called on the Ontario government to launch an inquiry into the Ontario Securities Commission’s handling of its investigation into Bridging Finance Inc. and its former CEO, David Sharpe.
The destruction of a multi-billion dollar Indigenous company in an ex-parte hearing without even the option to mount a defense is a trampling not only of Mr. Sharpe’s constitutionally protected rights, but also of the broader rights of all Indigenous peoples to develop their own economies and institutions free from colonial domination.
Recently, the Municipalité d’Oka passed a unilateral by-law, by-law 2020-223, that declared the Pine Forest as their cultural heritage site. This was done without the free prior and informed consent of the Kanien’kehá:ka of Kanehsatà:ke. This unilateral decision is in violation of international human rights norms that support and protect Indigenous peoples’ rights to self-determination.
Everyone, including us, were expecting a raid… but it didn’t happen. TV crews were out in full force interviewing all afternoon to keep themselves occupied. When we finally did get raided a week later, we had an interesting phone conversation with a provincial tax representative.
Through an Instagram and Facebook post people were encouraged to express their feelings of hurt and betrayal, disgust, and resentment to these individuals, their office and all it stands for. Many powerful letters have come through so far but one stood out immediately, the voice of the youth. Powerful, and reads as follows.
The Indian Act is based on the doctrine of discovery. What is the doctrine of discovery? The doctrine of discovery is the Roman Catholic church’s belief that the native people are not “human”.
When these 200 treasonous lobster fishermen are behind bars for a decade, who will ply the waters of Digby?
A group of as many as 200 white people are suspected of participating in a series of violent, racist raids which saw buildings besieged, property damaged, commodities destroyed and (as of last night) at...
Sgt. Joyce’s suggestion that it is a matter of “feeling” or emotion rather than a matter of law removes accountability from the RCMP and distances them from their responsibility in upholding the Supreme court’s decision and protecting the constitutional rights of the Mi’kmaw.