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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?

Who we are

We are the sovereign nation of Kaministikominahiko-skak Swampy Cree people. We are part of a much larger Nation of Cree peoples who live on Turtle Island or North America. For far too long our history has been spoken and written through the eyes of others.

The information we share comes from our oral history passed through the generations. We consider this information as valid truths for our people. We invite you to read with an open heart and mind as we share the truths of our history in the spirit of relationship building.

Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation makes formal request to James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to address violations of their Sovereign rights as a matter of International concern

October 7, 2013 Email correspondence to James Anaya . The Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation people from northeast Saskatchewan extend a warm welcome to James Anaya the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Please find attached a 4 page summative document of our peoples human rights struggles with the Canadian government. Simply stated the Canadian government has denied and ignored our Inherent sovereign rights and our treaty rights for 140 years. It is our hope that you can provide us with some means of achieving justice and fairness.

2013 Sovereignty Summer Demonstration

Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8 (306) 970-4453

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- JUNE 26, 2013

The Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People of Cumberland House will be holding a peaceful Sovereignty Summer Demonstration outside the Indian Affairs office in Prince Albert on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 starting at 11am. We will need singers and drummers. Every one is invited.

John Cochrane Band Supports Protest at Muskrat Falls Hydro Project

LETTER TO EDITOR

April 10, 2013

This letter is in response to the news article "Native elder on fifth day of hunger strike jailed for Muskrat Falls protest" that appeared on the April 10, 2013 edition of the Daily Herald. According to the news article James Learning, a 74 old elder, has been arrested for slowing traffic on a highway near the $7.7 billion Muskrat Falls Hydro Project.

First Nation Grandmothers Make Plea for Help to President Obama

103D 3030 Dunn Drive
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
S6V 7E7

December 23, 2012

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama;

We are a group of concerned First Nations grandmothers who live in the Prince Albert region of Northeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. As a world leader, we ask you to intervene on behalf of Chief Theresa Spence, Attawapiskat First Nation.

John Cochrane Band Supports Chief Theresa Spence Hunger Strike in Ottawa

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- DECEMBER 17, 2012

For the past two (2) weeks, we have been watching Chief Spence on National News regarding her hunger strike in Ottawa.

We commend and support Chief Spence for her courageous fight with the Canadian Government about the rights of First Nation people and the Indian treaties our Ancestors signed over 100 years ago.

TRADITIONAL CREE NATION CUSTOM COUNCIL

CONCEPT PLAN FOR A TRADITIONAL
CREE NATION CUSTOM COUNCIL

As part of its traditional governance strategy the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People of Cumberland House territories plan to exercise our rights to sovereignty and self-determination by establishing a Traditional Cree Custom Council (Clan Family Representatives) for the Heifer Project.

VISION

Our vision is to return to our Clan System of governing where the Cree families have a voice and are in charge of a land based project we are starting in Cumberland House.

THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Community Takes Action To Reduce Child Hunger and Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COMMUNITY TAKES ACTION TO REDUCE CHILD HUNGER AND POVERTY

In a May 2012 visit to Canada Olivier De Schutteer, United Nation right to food special envoy says that Canada needs to drop its “self-righteous” attitude about how great a country it is and start dealing with its widespread problem of food insecurity.
"What I've seen in Canada is a system that presents barriers for the poor to access nutritious diets and that tolerates increased inequalities between rich and poor, and aboriginal (and) non-aboriginal peoples".