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Volume 3:05 June 2016 _______________________________________________________________________

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Kudos to the Premier. She has kept the Radical NDP under control and not open their mouth in public. Unfortunately, she has still been intent on pushing through this Carbon Tax issue, which is going to cost everyone another $1,000.00 per year or more by the time it trickles through the economy. Hope you are not under average income - or worse, on fixed income - and can have some way of taxing someone else for your new costs. Still done nothing meaningful for the aboriginal community. Gerald has been talking to the Wild Rose party and they seem to have a more worthy aboriginal policy. Have to support Premier's vision for economic diversification - but this seems a poor time for it. PC's fault (since Klein) that Alberta descended into economic dependence on oil monoculture. Still, NDP dream of alternative energy is cloud-coockoo-land dream. Does not anyone in this government know how to do an economic Business Analysis? So, we are back to the


Well, must say, the Liberals have actually started to do something for the aboriginal community rather than just talk.


Who? Idle Again? Protests and activism are too much bother, arn't they? What happened to Occupy The Land? Or Take Back The Land? Not a peep.


A consortium including the Mountain Cree have begun the planning process to develop a $10 MILLION dollar development of the Cultural Heritage Temple Mounds site in central Alberta. This would preserve and protect the site, develop the site, and make it available to the public to visit and use the site. The site is 1,000 years old, an old First Nations ceremonial and farming village. It has/had burial mounds, temples and temple mounds, a village with main street, ponds and farmsteads. We are currently undertaking fundraising activity and have some conditional promises for some $3 MILLION. The government of Alberta, of course, has no interest. I have recently initiated talks to purchase the property. See also Publication pictures


So there has been a tentative approval by the National Energy Board for the Enbridge and Trans Mountain pipeline projects. Was there ever any doubt? It was been an automatic approval in spite of the lack of meaningful consultation - let alone compensation - with the aboriginal owners of the land and resources. As I said before, the regulators would invoke the Greater Good clause - which they did. Historically, this has meant that First Nations and aboriginal concerns and rights are swept aside and ignored for the "Greater Good" of the ruling elites, rather than to the public (more on this in a future issue). History has shown that with any such developments in Canada, the native community ends up worse than they started. Trans Mountain/Kinder Morgan is required to develop a Carbon Offset program to counter the polution and destruction that will accompany the construction of the line and the oil extaction. Last year the ASINI WACHI NEHIYAWAK Traditional Band submitted a Carbon Offset proposal to TMX/KM. They did not even bother to respond. Along with the failure to make available the Heritage Resouce Study, the problems with that study, and the failure to engage Aboriginal Archaeologists, we see that there is likely to be an Injunction filed against the KIM/TMX pipeline. See also Pipelines Pipeline Hearings Mountain News, November Mountain News, December Mountain News, January Mountain News, February Mountain News, May


A professional association of First Nations archaeologists and historians is in the process of registering. Founding members number some 30 individuals, including persons with University degrees and individuals with field experience on archaeological projects. Founding members also include 9 First Nations consulting firms and two First Nations. The AFNAH will be acting as an Advocacy group with Government and Industry, and will be fielding contracting and consulting services. If you have any questions, please contact me.


ATCO bungled the "BBQ/Feast" issue at the Jasper National Aboriginal Day big time. Failed to deal with the aboriginal group or get their approval and support, just thought they could walk in and do what they want to. As a result there was no Feast. Really bad. Insulting. Colonial attitudes are alive and well. I should hope that they will now assume the responsibility of partnering with one of the Nations to host the next 4 years.


Beaver Lake Cree Nation claims to have been founded and descended from Peyasis - but which Peyasis? The name Peyasis was recorded in numerous different ways: Bird, Keasis, Little Bird, Payasis, Peeasis, Peeaysis, Peenaysis, Peewaysis, Peeyasies, Peeyaysees, Pehotis, Peiweisis, Pewesis, Peyasees, Peyasis, Piyesies, "Thunderbird" Furthermore, there were numerous persons of that name and versions of the name: Desjarlais, Francois Peyasis 1824- LLB/Pey/BeL>FtE>AsW/Kis>MET Larocque, Fred Wapi Akos Piyesis1940 MuS>BeL Larocque, Vital Piyesiw 1850-15 RdR>AsW/Kis>MaW Larocque, Wapi Akos Piyesis 1790 YNK/NAK>AsW/TwD>Lar Larocque, Waskochiw Piyew 1790- YNK/NAK>AsW/TwD>Lar Leclair, Waskochiw Piyew 1770 NAK>AsW/TwD>Lar>Kis Little Bird Petit Couteau, Alexander Piyesiw1846 Alx/LSA>MaW>MET Petit Couteau, Pichew Petit Couteau, Piyesew Petit Couteau, Piyew Peyasis 1826 TZC Peyasis 1852 Was Peyasis 1860 CyH/FtW Peyasiw Wapamit 1822 Piche, Louis Piyesis Kakatoot 1829- Pes>Kis Piche, Pierre Piyesis 1821 Pes>FtE Peyasis 1780 Sas Peyasis 1826 TZC Peyasis 1852 Was Piyesew Awasis Piyesew Iskwew Piyesew Kapatawitak Piyesis 1826 Pes/Msk Piyesis Chief 1865 Gdf/BeL/Piy Piyesis Kamik Apak 1860 Atk Piyesiw 1845 >ThC Piyesiw Wapamit f 1808 LSL Piyesiwak Chak Chf 1782/48>NAK/FtE>Pes>TZC>PCh Piyesiwak O Wichekat Chief 1840/82 Sip>PiW Piyew Paskwaham Iskwew Iskwew 1842 LSL Piyew Pichikwanam 1812 Pes>Dum>Pig Piyew Tapanewesimow, Alma 1877 CRE/ The Bird 1857 Kis> Wapi Akos Piyesis 1780 YNK/NAK>CRE>AsW/TwD>Lar Wapi Piyesiw 1826 >Kis/Dum/Msk Wapi Piyew 1810 >Dum>Msk Beaver Lake has on occasion said that Peyasis was the same as Peeyaseewawechakoot (PIYESIWAK O WICHEKAT, "Thunder Companion"), who signed treaty at Fort Pitt in 1876. This is not correct. Piyesiwak O Wichekat is from the Piyesiwak Chak branch of the Piche family. According to descendants of the Peyasis Band, Peyasis was Francois Peyasis Desjarlais. Originally the Peyasis band was to be given a reserve where the town of Lac La Biche is today. Original members of the band were the Cardinal, Powder, Quintal and Roy families. In the 1880's most of the Peyasis Band members left, most of them taking Metis Status. The Beaver Lake Band was formed from those who remained. See also Bobtail Band Pipeline Hearings Maski Piton's Band publication Louis Joseph Piche publication Jacques Cardinal publication Mountain News, November Mountain News, December Mountain News, January Mountain News, February Mountain News, March Mountain News, April


In the recent Supreme Court ruling (Congress of Aboriginal People vs. Canada) the Supreme Court ruled that both Metis and Non-Status Indians have Indian/Aboriginal Status equal to that of Treaty Indians, and that this status extends to any person of aboriginal ancestry. Actually, this is a re-statement of an earlier ruling that was challenged by Canada, but is now a forcefull re-statement of same, as well as clearly stating that these people must be recognized as having Indian and Aboriginal rights, including rights to their Traditional Lands and to be included in the Duty To Consult legislation. However, the Supreme Court in previous rulings has made it clear that these are Collective Rights, not Individual Rights. That means, that in order to excercise such rights, a person of aboriginal ancestry must be a member of a legally recognized First Nations Band; the Supreme Court has also established what the rules are that constitute an First Nations Band that is to be legally recognized. This includes Treaty Indian Bands, Metis organizations, Indian organizations and organized Non-Treaty Bands. Recognized First Nations Bands can take in these new members if they meet the existing Membership criteria. Most Treaty Indian Bands have shown a marked reluctance to take in new members and C-31, C-62 returnees an have actively excluded persons due to descent. Several years ago the Government of Canada recognized the ASINI WACHI NIHIYAWAK (Mountain Cree) BOBTAIL TRADITIONAL BAND as a legitimate and legal Non-Treaty Band. The AWNTB operates under Traditional Law, and membership is according to Traditional Law. As such, AWNTB has broad membership rules and can accept members that have been excluded by other bands. In theory, it would now even be possible for transfers between existing Treaty bands and the AWNTB. AWNTB is currently attempting to track the descendants of the Bobtail Band who did not enter Treaty or who withdrew from Treaty, as these would be elegibel for membership.


Nothing new to report. For more information go to Rossdale


I have started discussions to purchase an office-resi- dential-retail building. Has room for offices, a re- search center, accomodation, museum, store and restaurant. Will need staff if i go ahead. DID YOU KNOW DID YOU KNOW - some 1,000 members of the Bobtail Band never entered Treaty, and another 500 disappeared from the Treaty rolls without explanation..


Aboriginal Days celebrations at Jasper were held on Saturday June 18, attended by myself and Odin and the usual group. A good time was had by all. Did a couple of Classic Rock sets.
Sponsorship for the participants was provided by A&W Jasper, Burger Baron chain, Our Native Land gift store and Rocky Bear gift store. Next time you visit Jasper go patronize these stores. DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY IN ANY OF THE OTHER BUSINESSES IN JASPER THEY HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES UNFRIENDLY TO ABORIGINAL PEOPLES.


The following Jobs are available to Mountain members ATCO Electric: Summer Student (Post-secondary): various positions Fundraiser Banff: Lodges of Banff Park: Housekeeping, Maintainance Banff Springs Hotel: Housekeeping Cline River Resort: Housekeeping, Maintainance Jasper Brewster Glacier Icefields Tours: Maintainance Man, Driver Jasper Brewster Glacier Icefields Chateau: Housekeeping Jasper National Park: Summer Student (Post-secondary) Parks Interpreter Jasper Pine Cabins: Housekeeping, Maintainance Jasper Pyramid Lake Lodge & Cabins: Housekeeping Kider-Morgan Trans-Canada Pipeline, Edmonton District: Engineer Kider-Morgan Trans-Canada Pipeline, Edmonton District: Security Supervisor Mountain Parks Resorts (Banff, Jasper), Housekeeping, Maintainance North Saskatchewan River Crossing: Housekeeping, Maintainance Our Native Land, Sales Clerk (accomodation available) Social Media Blog Editor


Blackfalds 1977 Olds; G+; $7,500.00 1967 Cougar (early production; rare serial 900), matching #'s; VG; $14,000.00 1967 Cougar (early production/week 2; rare), matching #'s; VG; $8,000.00


Finally got hold of my birthday lists. I am still missing most of you so send me your birthdays so I can get them included. Sorry the ones I missed last month. Mountain, Braden Jun 23, Bone, James Jun 26, 1992 Mountain, Vicky Jun 28 Badger, Anthony Jul 5, 1975 Mountain, Crystal Jul 17, 1985 Bone, Matthew Aug 04, 1993


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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.


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. Back Issues: www.inewhistory.com/mtnblog.html


They are available from any bookstore, amazon.com or lulu.com. Lulu is cheapest. Tell our premier@gov.ab.ca what you think this. _______________________________________________________________________________

In Memoria

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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