He is responsible to us, he is responsible to my grandchildren

IDLE NO MORE IN KITIMAT BLOCKS HIGHWAY FOR A DANCE

On cheap moncler jackets sale Sunday, December 30th, the Haisla First Nations, and many supporters gathered at the Entrance of Kitimat City Centre Mall as a part of the Idle No More Movement. They recognized this is Haisla Territory and land.

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cheap moncler jackets Burton Amos, the Haisla artist who put this event together, stated there have been artifacts found in this region which date back 9000 moncler jacket sale years. cheap moncler jackets

Amos stated Chief Theresa Spence is meeting with the government moncler factory outlet concerning First Nations issues, notably issues around the environment. He expressed the Bituminous Sands were a concern, because in Alberta, where they are harvested: “People are getting sick, animals are getting sick, it’s culling all the wildlife, the bears, the wolves, are getting cancer and the government hired people to hunt them down and bury them. The people in the reserves and the surrounding area are all getting sick, cancer and all kinds of stuff and the government said it’s a pre existing condition but according to the natives living there, it happened after the tar sands started,” said Amos.

moncler outlet He expressed mining have the same effect on people and the people do not have a voice. Change will not happen until cheap moncler outlet people stand up and say something. moncler outlet

cheap moncler coats “That’s why I started this. I was tired of being one of those people waiting for someone else to make the change,” said Amos. “If you wait for someone else to do something about it, it’s not going to happen.” cheap moncler coats

He wished to get the message of a young girl from Courtenay BC across: “we have to be the change”.

“We are all in this together, whether we are Native, or Non Native. I think it’s more important for the Natives to speak up because historically, we have been saying to everybody that we are the stewards of the land, we are responsible,” said Amos.

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buy moncler jackets Gerald Amos got up to speak next. He told the story of how contact was first made in 1793 at Costy Island with Captain Vancouver. The first act moncler outlet store of contact was a sharing, a welcoming to their territory. Two 70 pound spring salmons were given and Vancouver gave other presents back. buy moncler jackets

moncler sale “That’s how it started. An act moncler outlet uk of good will. This new relationship has been all downhill since then simply moncler sale because the resources in our territory, salmon minerals, forests, are so valuable that money became the only part of the bottom line that anything to the government and industry and I think that’s what this Idle No More movement is all about. It’s about restructuring the relationship between the First Nations people and the government and industry,” said Gerald Amos. moncler sale

cheap moncler outlet He pointed out if they cannot get the relationship right to the point where everyone prospered and can take advantage of the resources in their territory, than they would not have a chance of making things work elsewhere in the world. People around the world were already killing each other over control. cheap moncler outlet

Gerald Amos stated change means a shift in the way we treat each other and this is not apparent in the way Stephen Harper is leading Canada. Canada is going in the wrong direction and it is being recognized around the world. Bills like Bill C45 are being used to silence people moncler outlet sale who care about their grandchildren, homelands and reconciliation.

monlcer down jackets He thanked the non First Nations people who were standing with them. “Our responsibility is to make sure, this movement cheap moncler coats has enough momentum to change the way Stephen Harper is dealing with his responsibility. He is responsible to us, he is responsible to my grandchildren and to your children and grandchildren. But he’s going nowhere near achieving true responsibility as a leader in my opinion,” said Gerald Amos. monlcer down jackets

cheap moncler sale One person who was attending commented these bills were not being publicized in the media because if people realized what was in them, they would fight to save the land and water. He expressed this bill was nothing but a way of pushing Enbridge through. cheap moncler sale

Darlene Hudson expressed she does not know who Stephen Harper is. She has never met him. God gave the First Nations the land, not Harper. “It is up to us to protect our land. It is up to us to use our voices now,” said Hudson.

moncler outlet sale Burton Amos spoke again, stating he does not know what to say, he is simply an artist. “We got to make a change. We have to stand up and speak, we have to get involved. If we want this change to happen, if we want to keep this valley the way it is. We have to get involved,” said Amos. moncler outlet sale

moncler outlet online He stated Stephen Harper has cheap moncler gone to China and signed an agreement. He came back and signed legislation removing protection from our sources of water. He told those assembled because of this, China can stripe mine anywhere but the National Parks. moncler outlet online

moncler mens jackets “China can go in and do whatever they want. There is a secret bill that’s been signed. Apparently, China has the right to sue us if we don’t let them do it now because of the agreement that Harper signed. He did that without consultation to the Native people of Canada and we have to hold them accountable to that because we’re responsible to the land, because we’ve been here longer than them. This is our land and our children’s land and our grandchildren and their grandchildren. It’s up to us to stand up and be a good example to our children,” said Amos. moncler mens jackets

moncler sale outlet Gerald Amos suggested being a First Nations Artist was moncler jackets outlet important because of the way their culture was dismantled. The stories, totems, masks and regalia were burned. Artists are stepping up to keep these movements going. He added hoped to see an artist movement on the Northwest. moncler sale outlet

Unfortunately what such people as noted in Time don realize is aside from the factural historical events that have occured to our First Nations peoples is that they aren just fighting for themselves. They are fighting for you and me every Canadian citizen. People are getting into debates about First Nations issues I for one support them and their awakening this is their chance they must band together and we as brothers and sisters of humanity with them must band with them too. There are two huge issues going on. The agreement was kept from the Canadian public and Parliament until September 26th, 2012, when it was quietly made public, moncler outlet tabled in the House of Commons. No press release. No technical briefing.

Harper Conservatives can legally ratify the treaty make it legally binding for the country since November 2nd, 2012. Thanks to the Greens campaign, ratification has not yet happened. You Moncler Outlet can still take action to make sure this treaty never becomes reality.

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