If you get a chance today, send positive thoughts and prayers to Okimaw Lewis (Onion Lake) and Okimaw Mackinaw (Ermineskin) as they’re presenting our Treaty, inherent right and sovereign jurisdiction position to Senate on the impacts Bill C97 (INAC departmental split) has on our Nations.
They present at 11am (AB time) and 1pm (ON time)
Sovereign Nations don’t lobby the senate, they go there and say you’re infringing on our sovereign jurisdiction and our Treaty relationship.
And sending good strong energy to Indigenous academic Veldon Coburn as he’s presenting at 2pm – he has done extensive critical analysis of the INAC split and what The Department is doing.- Janice Makokis
Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples