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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

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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

Support Letter to Attawapiskat Cree Nation

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

December 8, 2011

Chief Spence
P.O. Box 248
Attawapiskat, Ontario
POL 1AO

Dear Chief Spence,

I have been watching your recent press conferences on CBC television and I am very impressed with the leadership direction you are taking and with the support of Grand Chief Loutitt.

Extinguishing Indian title to land...Federal government of the day reduced the number of Treaty Indians as a cost saving exercise

Canadians Need To Know What is Going on in Their Own Back Yard

Canadians need to know what is going on in their own back yard!

Isn’t it ironic that Canada just celebrated it’s 144th birthday while basking in the glow of being known as a diverse and accepting nation (where people from other countries are welcomed with open arms), and yet the Original People of this Nation continue to fight for their right for recognition and to have Canada honour the spirit and intent of our Treaties? We are Canadians too!

Background and Options for Reinstating the John Cochrane Band

The Issue

Unfinished Treaty Business

The Request

To determine the status of the John Cochrane Band and to take action to reinstate the band and its membership.

Reason for Request

At the present time the John Cochrane Band is not recognized as a separate Band by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

Facts

There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding action the Indian Department took since the