Harper And The Conservative Party Seemed Determined To Tear Up And Totally Disregard Treaties Signed Between Canada And The First Nations
Stephen Harper has an extremely bullying approach towards issues. In his arrogance, he believed that he could merely change Treaties that exist between Canada and the First Nations by sweeping legislative changes hidden inside a massive Omnibus Bill.
He is wrong ... on all accounts.
Canada is a signatory to numerous Treaties with other nations. Not the least of which are the treaties that exist between Canada and the First Nations who originally owned the land that we now call The Dominion of Canada.
Canada signed treaties with First Nations peoples recognizing them as 'nations'. These First Nations ceded Trillions of dollars worth of land for certain ongoing obligations from the Crown, represented by the Federal government. And while, yes, many generations have passed since the treaties were signed, they are as valid today (recognized by the UN and other nations) as an agreement between sovereign nations.
Harper and his corporate friends would destroy the ecology and environment of the entire nation to extract profit and would leave future generations with a wasteland.
I applaud and salute the First Nations who are standing up to this Right wing crap.