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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam Statement Jan. 15, 2013

ImagePress Statement From Chief Allan Adam regarding Highway 63 Roadblocks



January 15, 2013 – Fort McMurray, AB – In the wake of Idle No More and the AFN’s calls for blockades, peaceful protests and a stall of the Canadian economy Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) has made waves with talk of potential long term blockades in Northern Alberta.

“At this time we have no plans to organize or facilitate the organization of roadblock on highway 63 for January 16th or any set date. However, the people are upset with the current state of affairs in this country and things are escalating towards more direct action.

As a leader I have been talking to the people, talking with governments and industry to try and diffuse the situation that is coming to the surface.  However, neither government nor industry seems willing to move on the issues and the people have said that enough is enough.

Both Federal and provincial governments’ have blind sided this Country with weaken environmental legislation, weakened protection of our waters, lands and animals and a weakened public review process.  These legislative changes within Bill C-45 and Bill C-38 will expedite Canada’s abilities to extract billions of dollars in profits from Indigenous lands while most of our communities live in poverty and some without basic services like clean drinking water.  The legacy that will be left for our people will be nothing more then polluted lands and waterways with little left for our people to survive on.

Our people have become the canaries in the coalmine. We are all at a precipice and at a pivotal point in history.  We can either sit idly by and watch as the government sanctions the right to destroy the lands and rights of the people of this country or we can stand up and protect our lands and rights.

Unless Harper, the Canadian government and industry see the necessity to repeal the Bills or at the very least, remove amendments made to and renegotiate the terms of the Navigable Waters Protection Act, the Fisheries Act, The Environmental Assessment Act, the National Energy Board Act and the Indian Act, you can expect to see matters escalate not just here in Alberta but across this Country.

The blockade of Highway 63 is something that has always been a possibility even before Idle No More.  For the last 50 years people in Northern Alberta have been living at ground zero in one of the world’s most destructive industrial projects, the Alberta Tar Sands.  The tar sands infrastructure includes pipelines to the east, west, south and north needed to ship tar sands out and bring in solvents used in processing.  It includes proposed nuclear reactors and natural gas mining to generate power for needed for extraction.  It involves utilizing massive amounts of fresh water to process and leaves incredibly large toxic waste lakes that are contaminating plants, animals and neighbouring waterways.  It creates vast amounts of greenhouse gases fueling climate chaos and contributing to alarming climate change.

Our community has been challenging applications made by Shell Oil Canada, has repeated asked for better environmental protections, basic third party independent monitoring, and a moratorium until further studies are done to determine to cumulative impacts of the tar sands on the people and the land. To date all we have seen is nothing more then meetings and lip service. 

The Oil, Gas and pipeline industry asked the government for legislative changes to better protect their investments and assets in the name of “economic growth” and within ten months the government made sweeping changes to legislation in their favor.

Indigenous Rights and environmental protection are intrinsically tied together, our rights are contingent on thriving eco-systems and intact biodiversity.  Without fresh water and pristine lands we cannot practice our cultural and spiritual way of being.  By weakening environmental protection and avenues for challenging industrial development the government has weakened it’s respect and fiduciary obligation to uphold the Canadian Constitution and our inherent treaty and aboriginal rights in Canada. It’s time for Canada to negotiate the terms of adequate environmental protection in partnership with Treaty and Aboriginal rights.

If no changes are made in the coming months I guarantee we will see Nationwide peaceful picket lines set up, resulting in blockades of major highways, against all resource extraction and development that is being done in violation of the Canadian Constitution, with unjust environmental standards and in contravention of our inherent rights to live, breathe and sustain ourselves on our lands.”

For More Information Contact:

Chief Allan Adam ACFN 780-713-1220
Eriel Deranger, ACFN Communications Coordinator 780-903-6598

Chief Spence's Statement Jan. 14, 2013


Mohawk Nation News: Owistah, Diagnosis and Cure

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OWISTAH, DIAGNOSIS & CURE

OWISTAH, DIAGNOSIS & CURE 
MNN.  Shawn Atleo, of the Assembly of First Nations, is on sick leave after the disastrous January 11 meeting between him, the corporate chiefs and Prime Minister Harper.  While you are resting, we hope you will become of a good mind with the people.  They wanted the corporate chiefs to listen to them.  The CEO puppet master did not want to talk about the treaties, or scrap his genocide laws meant to terminate us.
Get well soon.
Get well soon.Betraying the women, who bring together the minds of the people, causes the owistah disease. It’s our AIDS that brought us to the victimized state we’re in.  The corporate chiefs job is to infect us with the virus of debt to the bankers.   It causes hierarchal pyramidal mental constriction. They deliver the owistah diluted blankets from the economic hit man to us.   He reminds the corporate chiefs that you have to think only of yourself and your family.  The main symptom of this sickness is, “Me, me, me.  I, I, I”.  The cure is “We”.  
CEO Stephen Harper of the Corporation of Canada wanted his corporate chiefs to swing the corporate sword at us to divide us. The corporation can exist only when our minds are separated. We were to be delivered to Harper and his handlers [the bankers].  Soon other corporate chiefs will start showing symptoms of owistah, like Atleo. 
Western democracies are based upon control through corruption and bribery. Payouts to secret bank accounts are the cause of the Owistah disease.  The only cure is the Kaianerekowa.  
The corporate chiefs could not remind Harper of the “Indian Trust Money” as they are part of the swindle.  Only Indian money from our resources pays to operate the cartel known as the corporation of Canada. 
British opium wars in China. In the 1800s millions of Mohawk money was taken from our trust funds to build Osgoode Hall, the seat of “legality” in Ontario.  McGill University was also built with stolen Mohawk money.  Both never repaid us.    
The rich don’t work.  They rule and take their cut from every transaction that goes through the bank, as the current Quebec corruption scandal proves.  
British victimize China in opium wars.
The British architects of this debt scam made vast fortunes from the opium wars in the 1800s. Then they came to Great Turtle Island with their drug money and set up the American banking cartels [Rockefeller, Morgans, etc.]  Today these drug dealers are running the criminal agenda to create the male hierarchical system under a totalitarian global government. 
The international cartel gets a 10% cut of every deal made in Canada forever.  
Atleo, for a full recovery, go back to one mind generated by your women.  You and your corporate counterparts must resign your positions and your adherence to the genocidal Indian Act.   The traditional people will stand up our councils to bring peace to everyone. The illegal corporation of Canada will obey the law of the land.    
All Indigenous on the earth are shedding our corporate overlords and getting a booster shot from the Idle No more movements.  
Hearts of Corporate Chiefs.Atleo should listen to Mick Jagger singing:  “Oh, help me, please doctor, I’m damaged.  There’s a pain where there once was a heart.  It’s sleepin’, it’s a’beatin’, can’t you please tear it out, and preserve it right there in that jar?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STjASYx9a9k 
Hearts of Corporate  Chiefs.
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