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Kaministikominahoko-skak Cree Nation
● the original people who occupied the lands of the Cumberland Delta and Ratty
country prior to treaty;
● the descendants of the original people who occupied the lands of the Cumberland
Delta and Ratty Country prior to treaty;
● the people that the Creator gave life to as the Kaministikominahiko-shak
Nenawuk, with our territory, our sovereignty and our inherent rights.
● the people who were born with the rights of territory, sovereignty, and inherent
rights. These rights were not bestowed on us by the Queen, the Hudson’s Bay
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Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation
Sub Office-304D, 1401-28 th St. E.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V6Z8
December 12, 2016
The Honorable Doctor Carolyn Bennett, P.C. M.P
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
A Proposal to Establish a
Nation to Nation Negotiation Process
for Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) People
Dear Minister Bennett,
The Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) is a sovereign nation and was
KCN Information Meeting
1:00 pm, Sunday, June 11, 2017
1 Opening Prayer
3. Adoption of Agenda
4. Chief's Opening Remarks - John Dorion
5. Federal Recognition as a Treaty 5 Nation
6. SaskPower (KCN Inherent Rights)
7. Mapping of KCN Traditional Territory
8. Update on KCN Lawsuit with FSIN
9. Cumberland Highway 123
10. Name Change and Incorporation
11. Questions and Answers
12. Acceptance of New Citizens
13. Closing Prayer
Note: KCN Lawyer will be attending the meeting.
Inherent Rights of the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (KCN)
When the Europeans came to our territory we were known as the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation people. We are a Sovereign Cree Nation with inherent rights.
Our traditional territory was massive, and it went past the Pas, Manitoba and as far west as the PA National Park. Our research shows that many of the KCN Camps that lived in our territory were never acknowledged and purposely left out by Indian agents during Treaty.
Hey Dale, I agree with your assessment on this issue, because our ancestors were promised during the Treaty 5 negotiations at Cumberland Island in 1876, that our rights would last as long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow. In other words, our rights should have lasted forever.
I also know that the Indian Act was never part of the Treaty our ancestors agreed to. For that reason, where did Indian Affairs get its authority to take over our Cree Nation citizenship, and replace it with Indian Status and the Indian Act.
March 31, 2017
The Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (Cumberland Island people) are signatory to Treaty #5, however, the Federal Government has continued in its refusal to recognize us as a separate and a distinct Cree Nation under Treaty 5.
Accordingly, the KCN people have been waiting over 140 years for the federal government to do the right thing, and honor the treaty promises they made with our ancestors at the time of Treaty signing at Cumberland Island.
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
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.