Member: Heritage Canada Mountain Parks Aboriginal Advisory Forum
Nations of Jasper Camp Administrator/Host Nation, 2011-2014 Nations of Jasper Assembly
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Volume 2:12 December 2015
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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR
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OLD NEWS: LIBERALS & NDP
Well, as you know, our ABC (Anyone But Conservatives) campaign worked. The
Conservatives are gone from the Federal and Provincial governments. The
question now is, how are the incumbents (NDP and Liberals) stacking up?
Like we said last month, the NDP as a provincial government have turned out to
be duds and definately no better than the Conservatives. True to NDP doctine
(ideology) their approach is the Big Brother dictatorial approach. We know what
is best for you and you will like it - or else! You know the old Communist
approach After the Revolution Everyone Will Be Happy - Those That are Not Will
The NDP historically are ideologically driven by what they believe is best -
not by consultation with the public. The NDP have shown themselves to be no
fiendlier to aboriginal issues and concerns than were the Conservatives. They
also refuse to respond to communications from aboriginal groups regarding
concerns raised. They also do not recognize non-Treaty bands as being legal
entities - even though the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that they are -
and so refuse to deal with them.
NDP raises in taxation have had a serious negative impact on aboriginal
Economic Development potential - another kick in the teeth by governments
intent on preventing aboriginals from becoming economically self-supporting.
The NDP are intent on cracking down on the Energy industry (Petroleum and Coal)
and shutting down Coal production. Yet at the same time, they have done nothing
to protect the archaeological sites in the Coal Valley area that are to be
destroyed by strip mining. These sites include sites of importance to our
family, where our people once traveled, hunted and camped. It was one of ours
(Piche) who guided David Thompson through here on his search for the Athabasca Pass
(1810), our people who were the packers and wranglers who supplied Thompson's
party and the post he built in Jasper, and our ancestor who's hunting/trapping
area this was, and has never been surrendered, and our ancestor who opened up
the Yellowhead Trail from Edmonton to Jasper. There are archaeological sites
in the area that date to earliest times of man in this province, and mentioned
in the legends and myths of our people.
And how about the Liberals?
So far so good. Prime Minister Trudeau has been saying all the right things
and even taken some action on them. The jury is still out on whether anything
will actually come of it, but so far I am encouraged.
Kudos for the Inquiry into the Missing Aboriginal Women issue that the Conservatives
have continually tried to keep hidden. An Inquiry may not have any real results,
as the Conservatives maintained, but it is a start. The real issue is the failure
of the Police and Public to take any meaningul action. Let's not forget our
own loss, Janie, two decades ago, about which nothing was ever done.
So far the Liberals have earned my support and goodwill.
JASPER 2016 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY CELEBRATIONS
As I noted, SIMPWEC volunteered to host the Nations of Jasper National Aboriginal
Day event this June (2016). KISKA WAPTA voluneered to have dancers and drummers if
needed (as they have always done). I volunteered us to again take an active
role as may be needed by SIMPWEC.
Make plans now to attend.
Here again is another opportunity for our drummers and dancers to take part.
The first Registered drum groups will be paid.
Odin will probably again host a feast at the Cultural grounds. There will
again be opportunities for family participants to take part in activities and
earn some traveling money. I will post these jobs later.
I plan to canoe the Athabasca River and will probably do some storytelling.
If you have any traditional knowlege, teachings or artifacts that you would
like to share, Parks is interested in having you share them.. Let me known.
An invitation will be extended to all family members and friends to attend.
Admission to the Park will be free and camping at the designated camping area
will be free for members and guests.
Dead in the water.
There will be no pipelines built in the forseeable future.
Trans Canada's XL has been prohibited in the States. Northern Gateway can not
get approval from the First Nations. Trans Mountain has also alienated the
First Nation, as has NOVA, and Enbridge is well on the way to doing so. The
only one so far that has not alienated the First Nations is Trans Canada,
but since Trans Canada is also NOVA, that is bound to happen.
Virtually all the Nations between here and Ontario have come out against the
Peguis First Nation
Manitoba Association of Chiefs
Anishinabe National Alliance
Stoney Nakoda Nation
Asini Wachi Nehiyawak
It boils down to the fact that the pipelines have not been
dealing in good faith with the First Nations, and is not
implementing the Supreme Court requirements in good faith.
Instead, they chosen to avoid their legal obligations and
enter into a confrontational process that is guaranteed to
lead to another Supreme Court hearing that will take years
and millions of dollars to resolve.
Mountain News, November
THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE -
To date we have been able to identify over 1,000 Bobtail
Members who's families entered Treaty and who were not
entered into or disappeared from the Treaty Lists without
Mountain News, November
EDMONTON ROSSDALE/EPCOR BURIAL SITE
On December 9 the Alberta Utilities Commission held hearings into the proposed EPCOR
expansion into the Rossdale Burial area. The AUC approved both Samson Cree and our family
to make presentations at the hearing. I attended the hearings along with Gerald Delorme, and
both of us gave presentations to the Commission. I pointed out that there were over 1,500
burials in that area, at least 85 of them were persons related to our family. I doubt that we made
any impact on the Board's decision
For more information go to Rossdale
Tell our firstname.lastname@example.org what you think of this.
If you want to get the monthly Mountain News send me your e-mail. Let other family members
Do Not Forget! This year I am offering to give a Graduation Gown to any of the girls in the
family who graduate (matriculation/University Admission) from High School, from College
(Certificate/Diploma) or University (Bachelor Degree). The offer is open to families registered
with the family society. So register.
I would like to propose that next year the family sponsor an Honoring Ceremony and Giveaway
in honor of all our family members who have died. I pledge $1,000.00 towards such a ceremony.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK
The offer from Jasper National Park for preferential treatment (waived fees) for members of the
family is still open. To enter into an agreement with Jasper I need the participation of two family
elders to sign the agreement.
I am now looking for a Fundraiser to begin a professional fundraising program to begin the
protection, preservation and development of the Moundbuilder (inewhistory.com/wmound.html)
and Buffalo Pound sites (see our publications on Buffalo Pounds and the Moundbuilder Sites,
They are available from any bookstore, amazon.com or lulu.com. Lulu is cheapest.
Sisip Pimotew O Koma (c1610-), Atspu (c1630-), Sisip Pimotew (c1650-),
Ki Tonahew Api (c1715-1808c), Kona Wapa (c1715-1774c), Anthony Henday
(c1735-), Ente Iskwew (c1735-), Ente Iskwew O Ka Sisa (1755-), Louis
Joseph Piche (c1776-1843), Magdalene Apitas Iskwew () Piche, Ki Tonahew
Wiyan () Hughes (-1819) Piche, Jacques Cardinal (c1777-1839), Piyesiwak
Chak Petit Couteau (-1848), Pesew Iskwew (Piche) Cardinal (c1800-),
Alexis Bobtail Piche (c1810-1900), Susanne (Cardinal) Kline (c1805-),
Jean Baptiste Cardinal, Weasel Mountain (c1850-), Asini Wachi Pime,
Isabelle Piche, Susanne (Dion) Mountain, Adam Mountain (c1850-),
Pikwanis Bugle (c1867-), Magdalene (Klyne) Schock (-1952), Joseph
Cardinal (1890-), Justine (Cardinal) Penner, Felix Cardinal, Isdadore
Desjarlais (1903-), Mike Mountain (1908-), Julia (Cardinal) Mountain,
Magloire Cardinal, Lawrence Mountain (1918-1988), Leo Mountain (c1911-
2005), Kathleen (Cardinal) Mountain, Elsie (Cardinal) Quintal, Willi
Fromhold (1923-1993), George Mountain (-1994), Sam Bone, Maryanne
Mountain (1944-1980), Stanley Ross Mountain (1938-1980), Noral Mountain,
Philippe Mountain (-1986), Elizabeth Mountain (-2005), Adam Mountain
(-2005), Ashley Mountain (-1993), Joan A. Mountain (1962-1995), Cory
Mountain (-2005c), Edna Mountain (1960-2005), Irene Mountain (1958-1994),
Jane Mountain, Lawrence Francis Mountain, Leo Mountain (-2004), Lester
Mountain Cardinal, Norman Malone Mountain, Brian Bone, Carrie Bone,
Ruby Mountain (1964-2016), Henry Bugle (-2016)
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