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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 NDP policies. 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 universe. Dead In The Water. Barring a miracle (which the NDP naturally believes in) these guys are doomed to oblivion after the next election.

CONSERVATIVES

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.

LIBERALS

Same Old Same Old. Nothing to instill confidence.

WILDROSE

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 they?

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.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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, Housekeeping, Cafeteria. See also Publication pictures

PIPELINES

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. See also Pipelines Pipeline Hearings 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 POWER

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 membership.

ROSSDALE BURIAL AREA

Gerald has met with the Minister, but nothing new to report. 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).

JOBS

The following Jobs may still be available to Mountain members Fundraiser Kider-Morgan Trans-Canada Pipeline, Edmonton District: Engineer Social Media Blog Editor

KLASSIC KARS

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

Birthdays:

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

REGISTER!

If you want to get the monthly Mountain News send me your e-mail. Let other family members know too.

SCHOOL GRADUATION

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.

HONORING CEREMONY

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

BOOKS

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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