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KCN Chief's Response to News Article on Status Indians Face Threat of Extinction

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.

FSIN BETRAYS KAMINISTIKOMINAHIKO-SKAK CREE NATION (KCN)

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

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.

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