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Volume 3:07 July 2016
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NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY (NDP)
Rachel in Blunderland! What a bunch of morons.Now they are suing themselves
for the $2 Billion dollars that it is going to cost the taxpayer because of
Let's get this straight. The NDP imposed a Carbon Tax on Albertans, which is
going to raise the costs of everything in Alberta. Alberta Electric companies
say this will cost the taxpayer $2 Billion dollars extra; now they want to go
buy their power someplace cheaper than from the Alberta government. Their
contract with the Government allows them to cancel their contracts with the
government because of the "Change-In-Law" clause that is standard in these
type of contracts with the government - that is, if the government changes
the rules during the term of the contract it is the same as a Breach of Contract,
and the contractor can opt out of the contract. The Electric companies do not
want the customer (you and me) to be stuck with an extra $2 Billion to pay.
The NDP, on the other hand, want you to pay, and are trying to sue the Electric
companies to force them to stick to the old contract. At the same time they
are suing themselves for having a Change-In-Law clause in the contract.
Welcome to the NDP world. The real world does not exist in their view of the
Dead In The Water. Barring a miracle (which the NDP naturally believes in)
these guys are doomed to oblivion after the next election.
So Jason Kenny is going parachute into Alberta to save the PCs and lead them
back to their rightful place as the anointed rulers of Alberta. So far he
sounds just like another Prentice. The Messiah, completely out of touch with
the average Albertan.
Still the same old attitude of entitlement and arrogance. No word from the PCs
about policies or what they will do different this time. The dream is simply
to restore them to what they had before the ignorant voters dumped them.
Same Old Same Old. Nothing to instill confidence.
We have had some good chats with several Wildrose MLAs. They at least are
willing to talk, listen, discuss, and sound interested. More than I can say
for the PC and NDP. Thing is, the Wildrose/Right Wing has never been sympathetic
to Aboriginal issues and concerns and the legal issues involved. The Wildrose
ideology is even more cozy-cozy with business than the PC were/are.
IDLE NO MORE
Yup, sure are. Idle Again? Protests and activism are too much bother, arn't
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Yea, and in Canada the Aboriginals are Canada's Niggers. Every aboriginal
killed by a firearm in the past ten years was shot by a policeman.
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.
We are also looking at purchasing a 7,000 sq. foot Business Center for offices,
stores, cafe, and accomodation. Will have some jobs available. Caretaker,
Yup, Dead In The Water.
Supreme court ruled that Northern Gateway - previously approved by the govern-
ment - can not go on, that the approval was not legal. According to the Supreme
Court Northern Gateway did not properly meet it's obligations to consult with
and engage with the Aboriginal parties affected, and the Government of Canada
did not insure that there was proper consultation and engagement, as it was
legally required to do (see Delgamuukw vs. Canada).
This, of course, means that the same holds true for Enbridge Line 3, Nova 2017
Expansion, Nova Wolverine, Trans Mountain, Trans Canada Energy East and Trans
Canada XL. They can not move ahead until such consultation and engagement is done.
I hae been asked to work with the Federal Government Natural Resources Canada
inquiry into what went wrong with the National Energy Board Pipeline hearings
in that they failed to assure pipeline compliance with the Duty To Consult laws.
Mountain News, November
Mountain News, December
Mountain News, January
Mountain News, February
Mountain News, May
Mountain News, jUNE
ASSOCIATION OF FIRST NATIONS ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND HISTORIANS
The aboriginal community has for years had qualified archaeologists and historians.
They have never been employed by or contracted by the pipeline firms - who by
law must give priority employment qualified First Nations persons and firms.
AFNAH now has a membership of 41 qualified professionals which, by law, should be
hired or contracted by the pipeline firms.
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.
INDIAN STATUS (reprint from last month)
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
ROSSDALE BURIAL AREA
Gerald has met with the Minister, but nothing new to
For more information go to Rossdale
DID YOU KNOW - The Alberta Tar Sands oil extraction
produces 400,000,000 (million) gallons of toxic sludge
every day. That is enough to fill 720 Olympic size
swimming pools each day (one for every town in Alberta).
The following Jobs may still be available to Mountain
Kider-Morgan Trans-Canada Pipeline, Edmonton District:
Social Media Blog Editor
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;
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.
Bone, Matthew Aug 04, 1993
Twin, Jackie Sep 01
If you want to get the monthly Mountain News send me your e-mail. Let other
family members know too.
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.
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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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