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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".

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Youth Hit The Links For Summer Fun

LETTER TO EDITOR

May 29, 2012

This letter is in response to the Prince Albert Daily Herald's news article "Sturgeon Lake youth hit the links for summer fun." that appeared on Page A1 of the May 25 edition of the Daily Herald.

Good for you David Vallee and the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation for initiating a golf program for children regardless of their economic status in the community. I believe this program will pay off in the long run for your community.

Petition Submitted to the Department in 1889 Protesting the Removal from Treaty of the Children of Parents who had Choosen to leave Treaty and Apply for Scrip

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT IS A PETITION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT IN 1889 PROTESTING THE REMOVAL FROM TREATY OF THE CHILDREN OF PARENTS WHO HAD CHOOSEN TO LEAVE TREATY AND APPLY FOR SCRIP.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ATTACHED PHOTOCOPY REPRODUCES AN OFFICE COPY PREPARED FOR DEPARTMENTAL FILES AND CONTAINS A NUMBER OF TRANSCRIPTION ERRORS.

James Smith's Reserve
Fort a la Corne
February 20th, 1889

R.S. Mckenzie, Esqre,
Indian Agent

Dear Sir,

Letter to Chief Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations

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

January 23rd, 2012

Chief Shaun Atleo, Assembly of First Nations
Trebla Building - 473 Albert Street (Suite 900)
Ottawa, ONT K1R 5B4
(Tel) 613-241-6789
(Fax) 613-241-5808

Re: Assembly of First Nations gathering to address:
• the Specific Claims Action Plan - “Justice at Last”;
• the engagement of the Assembly of First Nations with Canada to review and reform Canada’s ATR process; and

EDITORIAL

Editorial comments by Armand Dorion
Member of the John Cochrane First Nation - Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation

European Boat People Invade North America
Over 400 hundred years ago the European’s began their occupation of this country. Landing on the eastern shores, they made their way across the lands laying claim to all they set foot on leaving a bloody path of destruction in their wake.

With blatant disregard for the Original Peoples of the land, they cleared the land of “filthy savages” to make way for the “promise land” for their people.

European’s Black Plague