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Idle No More Bill Breakdown

Idle No More Bill Breakdown

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I. Land Surrenders
This process prevents any debate or Grand Chiefs to pres
ent views of amendments.Indian Act changes with
zero consultation
of commu
nities.Lowers threshold for the surrender of reserve landsThe Minister will have the power to call a meeting, ask aband to surrender their lands, and whoever shows up as amajority – it is surrendered and the Cabinet does not get asay anymore.It is no longer the majority of the band list that determinessuch a surrender of such Reserve lands, it is now just ahandful of people (Ex. ve in attendance and three votingyes).The Minister can expedite this and First Nation people orleaders can’t even have a say on it.
II. Navigable Waters Act
The Federal Government vacates jurisdiction over waters,parks, sheries, etc. and the responsibility and duty to con
sult, honour treaty rights, as now they cannot do anythingw/out talking to First Nations rst.By vacating it to the Province, the Feds wash their handsclean of Treaty Rights knowing the Province are free to dowhatever they want.Allows Provinces to have more powerful expropriationpowers.Power to decide fate of individual First Nations –even in Treaty Territory.Harper Government wishes to “unlock” our lands for themaximized benet of Canadians.
 The Harper Government of Canada is currently puttingthrough 8 BILLS that violate treaties and are meant todestroy and assimilate First Nations in the same waythe 1969 White Paper was meant to. The 1969 White Paper aimed to eliminate the IndianAct, Get Rid of Treaty Rights, Do Away with ReservesLands, and Assimilate.Never in history has there been so many bills regard
ing and impacting First Nations been pushed throughthe House of Commons at one time. They are below.All found below are changes of the Indian Act, impo
sitions, and encroachments of legislations onto FirstNation people
without the right to free, prior,and informed consent
Does not recognize any First Nation by-lawsthat already set out matrimonial propertylaws.• That is
denying First Nation law mak-ing power
– and attack on sovereignty.For the rst-time in history – legal rights canbe given to non-Indians over holds on landson Reserve.A majority of First Nation marriages are out
side the community – 80%-90% out-marryrate in some places.Reserve land can begin to start to transfer tonon-First Nation people.A judge (without notifying the First Nation,no attest, no evidence, or no charge) cangive occupation of house and land to anon-First Nation person – indenitely.This will add to the overrepresentation isprison and does not apply to Canadiancitizens.Even though housing lists are long andthere’s lack of land on reserve, this will addto it.Land, protected under treaties, exclusivelyfor First Nations, can be given and trans
ferred to non-First Nation people throughthis bill. (Note: 0.2% of all land in Canadais on reserve. All reserves put together aresmaller than Vancouver island.)
Bill C-45: Jobs and Growth Act (Omnibus Bill)Bill S-2: Family Homes of ReserveMatrimonial Interests of Rights Act
The 1887 Dawes Act (United States) in CanadianForm (privatization of reserve land: will takecommunity-held Reserve Lands and divide up intoindividual parcels.This land can be sold to non-Indians and corpora
tions, like any piece provincial lands, under provin
cial laws and registries, with no Aboriginal or Treatyrights associated anymore.Even if the band has all underlying title, it can re
semble management (not true governance).The objective is to destroy our governance systemsall-together and land grabs.In the US, the biggest land grabs of indigenousland were not from treaties, but from the DawesAct.Wasn’t just reserve lands, but it took 90 millionacres in treaty lands locked down by treaty andwithin two generations, 90,000 indigenous peoplein the US became homeless in their home territo
ries.After Dawes, more amendments were set to goand over half of the privatized lands were given togovernment, military, and corporations for re
source extraction.Canada is now eyeing-up the Tarsands, pipelines,Ring of Fire, etc - and so is China)To put a pipeline through a community, the com
munity’s consent is no longer needed nor Chief and Councils, but just the individual people wherethe pipe would go beneath.• This circumvents
Duty to Consult and TreatyRights.To get into this “opportunity” – a community mustabsolutely and unconditionally surrender thereserve land and all rights attached to it, to theCrown, and Canada will “give you back” Federal Title – a surrender of sovereignty. (A dwindledlegal title moves from rst title to fourth title)Non-Derogation of Aboriginal and Treaty rightsIncorporates and imposes Provincial Laws into First Nation Education on Reserves.
Violation of Treaty Right to Education.
The Feds wish to take the Treaty Right to Education – nationalize it, control it, legislate it.Does not account for Education being chronically underfunded – even in comparison to the Province.The Feds will vacate jurisdiction to the Province – not just stepping away from Treaty Obligations – butFunding Obligations. (“Want to apply for Post-Secondary? Go Apply for Provincial Scholarships.” is com
First Nation Education ActBill S-212: An Act to Amend the Interpretation ActBill S-212: First Nations Self-Government Recognition Bill and FNPOA
Will give the Federal Government the power to setup rules and regulations around water and sanita
tion and will be able to force Chief and Councils todo whatever the Feds see as necessary on water,but no funding.They can demand that Chief and Councils x watersystems, but if there is no money to do so – it istaken from band operating funding formulas (thatpays for housing, social assistance, etc.).If the Federal Government’s contractors screw up,the Federal Government is not liable and they in
demnify themselves from getting sued. If you don’tagree, you will go to prison.Transfers jurisdiction and
pushes ProvincialLaws on Reserve Lands.
Contractors and Water Companies with ties toHarper aim to get very wealthy o of First NationsPoverty.
Bill S-8: Safe Drinking Water for First Nations

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