Going Back to the Lodge to Restore Balance in our Families, Nation, Ourselves and the Natural World & Canada’s Recent Legislation

June 27, 2019

Treaty 2 territory – Our original ancestral ways of being who we are is fundamental to restoring our wellbeing as Indigenous peoples, the FNiT2T on Turtle Island. We have our own laws, teachings, protocols and rites of passage for every aspect of life.

FNiT2T Government will continue to carry out the sovereign responsibilities of children and families that were never given up. The Knowledge Holders have advised us it is time to go back to our lodges in order to have our ancestral knowledge passed down to us so that we will have the needed tools to restore wellbeing and balance in our family homes, Nations, within ourselves, and with the land, water and natural world.

A lodge will be built on the land at the Medicine Eagle Camp in Riding Mountain, Treaty 2 Territory, on Friday, July 5, 2019 and talking will take place Saturday, July 6 and until Sunday, July 7, 2019. All are welcome. If you are coming to help with harvesting the tamarack and building the lodge, please bring tools that will be helping. There is a camping area and everyone is responsible for their camping arrangements. This is a respectful, kind, safe and zero-waste gathering.

Canada passed Bill C-92 on June 20, 2019, which is Canada’s federal law to address delivery of child welfare services for First Nation, Metis and Inuit Nations in Canada. Canada will remain in control under this Bill, funding guarantees are not in the Bill and the many recommended amendments were not implemented into Bill C-92.

Bill C-91, the Indigenous languages Act was also passed which has also been said to contain flaws that needed correcting before the C-91 was passed.  Several other laws were put aside while the federal cabinet on break for the summer.

Regardless of what Canada chooses to do with its federal legislation, FNiT2T Government will continue to work at ensuring the life the FNiT2T people were meant to live by virtue of the guarantees and promises the ancestors negotiated on behalf of FNiT2T that would last for as long as the sun shines the grass grows and the waters flow.

Last modified: June 27, 2019

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