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NATIONAL TREATY CHIEFS 1-11 SUPPORT KCN

NATIONAL TREATY CHIEFS 1-11 SUPPORT KCN

In 2010, a National Treaty Chiefs gathering in Regina supported by resolution KCN efforts to get federal recognition as a Treaty 5 Nation.

The gathering was held on October 12 -15 at the Conexus Centre, in Regina situated on Treaty 4 Territory. Participating in the gathering were Treaty Chiefs, Headmen and Citizens of the Indigenous Nations from Treaties 1-11.

KCN STILL WAITING FOR FEDERAL RECOGNITION

KCN STILL WAITING FOR FEDERAL RECOGNITION

It’s been over 140 years since the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) people signed an adhesion to Indian Treaty #5 at Cumberland Island in 1876.

In the Swampy Cree language, Cumberland Island is called Kaministikominahiko-skak, and in the English language it’s called Cumberland House. It is situated 320 kilometers North East of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

KAMINISTIKOMINAHIKO-SKAK CREE NATION (KCN) COLONIAL LABELS

In this article, I want to share with you some of the colonial labels we have acquired since the arrival of newcomers to KCN territory and the signing of the Indian Treaties in Canada.

Research shows that colonialism is the takeover of a foreign country, go and live there, and take control of it. In our case, as soon as the colonizers arrived on our island (Cumberland House) they changed the name of our community from Kaministikominahiko-skak to Cumberland House. They named it after a Duke of England who was called Cumberland.

Kaministikominahiko-skak (KCN) Culture and Identity

In this article, I want to share with you important information regarding the culture and the identity of the Kaministikominahiko-skak (KCN) people which is now Cumberland House. At the same time, I want to define the terms of culture and identity.

Culture is a way of life of a people, and it’s important to know that the main characteristics of any culture is language, land and resources, beliefs and value systems, government, and territory.

Canada’s Specific Claims Policy

As stated in my first article, the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation is a Sovereign Nation and was signatory to Indian Treaty 5 in Cumberland House which is situated 200 miles northeast of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Our people have been waiting over 140 years for the Canadian government to take action on the unfinished treaty business with our Cree Nation. Our priority is the recognition of our Inherent and Treaty Rights through Nation to Nation negotiations.

SEVENTH GENERATION ARE NOW RISING TO GET RID OF THE INDIAN ACT

In this article, I want to share with you important information regarding the history and the rights of the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) people, and how the Indian Act was used to oppress our ancestors and our people.

As long as the grass grows and the water runs

This article illustrates how the Kaministikominoko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) people were treated by Indian agents and land speculators after the signing of Indian Treaty # 5 at Kaministikominoko-skak (Cumberland).

Research shows that in 1889 many KCN children were stripped of their treaty rights even with protests from First Nations people in the Prince Albert region. Likewise, the petition below demonstrates the contempt Indian agents had for the treaty rights of our ancestors and their children when implementing Treaty 5 at Kaministikominoko-skak.

PM Trudeau fields questions from KCN Chief on APTN

Questions to the Prime Minister regarding KCN's recognition as a Treaty 5 Nation.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/joHORQAd5J4

FSIN ISSUED CERTIFICATE OF NON-COMPLIANCE AT MEDIATION HEARING

CHIEF KIMBERLY JONATHAN OF THE FEDERATION OF SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN NATIONS (FSIN) FAILS TO RESPECT THE KAMINISTIKOMINAHIKO-SKAK CREE NATION AND INDIGENOUS METHODS OF RESOLUTION IN MANDATORY MEDIATION HEARING

On September 15, 2015, legal counsel for the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation, and Chief John Dorion, met with representatives of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and its counsel in a Court mandated mediation session in the on going legal action over the final signing of the FSIN Conventions Act that was improperly removed from the agenda in 2009.

Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation takes legal action against FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde for improper handing of our FSIN membership

In August 2014 the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation, formerly known as the John Cochrane Band, launched a law suit against Perry Bellegarde, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) for the improper handling of our membership in the FSIN.

We have received numerous questions about our current legal action against the FSIN Executive Authority, Chief Perry Bellegarde. We hope the following will help you understand our situation and why we were forced to take our issues to court.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a member in the FSIN?