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Volume 3:09 September 2016 _______________________________________________________________________

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Our website, www.inewhistory.com, is independently ranked on the web as being in the 90th percentile of Internet websites. This means that it is visited more than 90% of all other websites on the Internet. This makes it the # 1 Aboriginal website in Internet. We have visitors from every country in the world. Most of these are from the U.S.A., secondly from Canada, third from Germany and fourth from China. We have numerous firms who believe that it is advantageous for them to advertise on an aboriginal website, either to sell their product or to show the world that they support the aboriginal community (and thereby expand their customer base). You know who does not advertise on our website? Canadian political parties - who claim to have so much interest and concern for Aboriginals Pipeline and Energy firms - who are trying desperately to sell their projects and would like everyone to know how closely they relate to aboriginals Government of Alberta and Government of Canada ('nough said). And, of course, the Jasper National Park businesses, who really, really do not want us (other than to bring money and get out).


I regret I'm too polite to call them morons. Besides, I wouldn't want to insult morons.




Party-boy Justin just can't keep it at home. Thinks he's a celebrity. Giving away money overseas like a Celebrity Philanthropist. Maybe that money could be used at home? Charity begins at home, does it not? We have heard much good talk in the past. All sounds good. At least Ottawa is tackling the serious problems with the NEB Pipeline and Duty To Consult rulings. Dont's see anything being done on other serious issues, though (that would cost money that could be given away overseas). In fact, just the opposite. The Liberals have been saying one thing but doing the opposite. The National Energy Board Pipeline hearings were a farce, and have been rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada as having failed to insure proper inclusion of the First Nations (more on this coming ong he Website). The Liberal inquiry into the NEB failure sounded good and made good PR - but all it has done is parrot the NEB line. It too, is a farce. At the same time the Liberals are quietly approving the Site 3 Dam on the Peace River, another NEB farce that failed to meet the Law set down by the Supreme Court. The Liberals have a history of being two-faced, saying one thing for the News coverage, and then doing the opposite. They are not to be trusted. (At least the NDP plainly state that "We are Going to Screw You and You Will Like It!!!".) Remember what I said in an earlier article about Colonialism and Conflict Theory. The Government has now taken that step of escalating the Conflict Model which will require First Nations to move on from moderation to activism if they want to remain in the game. 100% true to the Colonialism model of dealing with the indiginous.


Done. No More!


Another Flash-In-The-Pan?


If you have any business ideas or interests, let me know. We can talk it over and look into it. We are moving ahead with the purchasing a 40 acre Temple mounds property. To make it a Public First Nations Property we are now offering First Nations and others the opportunity to invest in and own part of the property. Shares are now available at $20,000 for 10% ownership ($2,000 for 1%). As the property comes on-line over the next three years as a Heritage Site the value of these shares will double in value. This will preserve and protect the site, and make it available to the public as a First Nations Heritage Site to visit and use. 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 also purchasing a 7,000 sq. foot Business Center. The Center will include rental accomodation, cafeteria, offices, retail a museum and a research center. Interest-bearing shares are now available at $20,000 for 10% ownership ($2,000 for 1%). Value of the property and shares will double within 5 years. Due to economic conditions, the NDP destruction of the Alberta business climate, and the NDP hostility to our group, we are temporarily shelving the $10 MILLION dollar development of the Temple Mounds site in central Alberta until there is a better business climate.. Located in a depressed rural Alberta area, this will halt develpment of 15 local jobs at the site. This will also halt the development of several spin-off and associated businesses (gas station, grocery store, antique store, auto repair shop, classic car lot, cafeteria & catering, tourism services and rentals, etc.) already prepared to go in, costing another 20 jobs. The government of Alberta, of course, has no interest. Locals are not - but then, they didn't vote NDP in the first place. See also Publication pictures


Yup, Dead In The Water. Supreme court ruled that Northern Gateway - previously approved by the government - 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). Northern Gateway has said (believe them?) that they intend to go into "meaningful" consultation (which they refused to do previously). Just more Public Relations BS. Trans Canada/ NOVA has gone so far as to tell First Nations groups to get lost. The National Energy Board realizes that this means that the same holds true for Enbridge Line 3, Nova 20017 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. Some 20 Court Challenges have now been filed against the NEB approval of the Trans Mountain. 18 of them by First Nations. Furthermore, an alliance of 100 First Nations opposed to the way the pipelines, due to failure to implement the Supreme Court law - has been established to oppose the development. Almost all these Nations were initially supportive. We have also joined the Alliance. The days are over when Government and Corporates could simply shove aside the First Nations and do what they wanted. The days of appeasement and acceptance by the First Nations are over. The Nations are now willing to push back. Remember what I said earlier about Colonialism and Conflict Theory. See also Delgamuukw vs. Canada) Pipelines Pipeline Hearings Mountain News, November Mountain News, December Mountain News, January Mountain News, February Mountain News, May Mountain News, June Mountain News, July Mountain News, August


AFNAH now has a membership of 43 qualified professionals which, by law, should be hired or contracted by the pipeline firms.


Spent 4 days out in the field on the ATCO Jasper project with Odin Fromhold, Dustin Mountain and Jade Mountain in the crew. We logged some 130 historic/ cultural sites, several of which will require more work. We made one very important find, a PAKAKOS Effigy Pectoglyph sacred site. More on this below. Still ticked off over the feast mismanagement. Have not heard anything about what they plan to do now.

INDIAN STATUS (reprint from last month)

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. About 30 interested persons are contacting me each month.


Nothing new. For more information go to Rossdale


The recent oil spill in the Saskatchewan River was 31,000 barrels - one of the biggests spills ever in North America. Good way to advertise for the pipelines, guys. There is one serious pipeline spill per week.


Donny Twin, one of our Elders (71) and good friend recently was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack brought on by pneumonia. Our condolences to Christine and family. Donny was in a coma for 3 days but seems to be recovering now. Recovery will probably take time. Donny was to join us out in Jasper earlier but, of course, was unable to. Next summer Donny; you still have many good years to go. Good Medicine to you, we are all praying for you.


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


(Continued from last month) A Chief was also normally a pipe holder. Even if he held no other pipes, such as a Medicine Pipe, the chief would hold the Chief's Pipe, on behalf of his band. Pipes and the associated Pipe Ceremonies were an important aspect of Cree society and were used as a promise of goodwill and honesty between two parties, as well as for ceremonial purposes having to do with religion. The Chief's Pipe would be used in assemblies and meetings that affected the band as a whole, such as at meetings with other bands, important persons, and at trade meetings. Pipes were also used to "seal the deal", much as in the way of "swearing on the bible". Along with the Pipe came certain obligations and protocols. First and foremost was the obligation that a Pipe Carrier must at all times be an honorable and honest person. A Pipe Carrier could not - and would not - lie. A Pipe Carrier was also expected to excercise self-control - he should not lose his temper. The pipe also had certain ceremonial functions having to do with religious beliefs. Therefore the Pipe Carrier had to be a Spiritual person. Pipes also had to be handled in certain ways, which had to be observed. Some pipes had special ways of being handled that had to be observed. Some might have to be 'renewed' at certain times, such as at the first thunder of the year. Pipes might be accompanied by a Pipe Bundle, which contained various relics or items that held some significance. These items all had a story, and often special requirements in handling. In opening a Pipe Bundle to access the pipe itself, it may have required that each of these items were also unwrapped and their story told. Seeing to it that this was all done was part of the obligation of a Chief. See also Bobtail Band What is a Chief Cree Ethnography 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 Mountain News, May Mountain News, June Mountain News, July Mountain News, August

PAKAKOS Effigy Pectoglyph

As I said, 'we' found a PAKAKOS Effigy Pectoglyph site in Jasper. By We, I mean that it was actually Odin who first saw it. I certainly would like to claim it as my find (to add to an already extensive list of firsts), but at least I can claim it as My Team that found it. Vague oral traditions existed that some such site existed "near Jasper", but we had no expectation of finding such a site and were not even looking for it. This is the only PAKAKOS (aka. "Bony Specter", "Skeleton Man") effigy site known. It would have been a place of worship, though of course, not of PAKAKOS any more than St. Sophia's is a place of worship to St. Sophia. I expect that it will become one again. This was along the line of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline that I have been saying for years was not properly done. I expect next season I will have jobs available for a few more family members. Another large PAKAKOS site exists on the Red Deer River. For a general explana- tion of PAKAKOS see our Cree Ethnography publication.


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. Champagne, Marvin Sep 26, 1960 Mountain, Summer Oct 10, 1997


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.


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


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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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