‘Inherent Right To Break The Law’

All across Canada, aboriginals keep pushing for extensions of race based ‘rights’ on their so-called ‘traditional territories’ – which, in their eyes, means all of Canada. Although Treaties did allow for the continuation of hunting, trapping, fishing, etc. on surrendered land, it has been clear from the beginning that those ‘rights’ were still subject to government regulation, including conservation, licencing, park management, etc. In addition, more recently we have been reassured that these ‘aboriginal rights’ are not applicable on what is now private property.   

“However, numerous aboriginals still refuse to accept limitations on their ‘inherent rights’. This month, stories from Alberta and Saskatchewan: ERBLInherentRightToBreakTheLaw800x800

‘Alberta trapper looking for treaty help in fight against Parks Canada’

“A trapper from northern Alberta is in a fight with Parks Canada after his hunting cabin was removed from Wood Buffalo National Park. 

“Parks Canada said regulations didn’t allow for hunting cabins in the area. 

“He’s now requesting the backing of treaty members from across Canada.”  

–‘Alberta trapper looking for treaty help in fight against Parks Canada’,

Brandi Morin, APTN National News, January 25, 2016
COMMENT: “If he calls it a “hunting cabin” and Parks Canada agrees — they have every right to move it (but not destroy it). If, on the other hand, it is in fact a trapper’s cabin and he holds a valid trapping license for the area — that’s an entirely different matter!! 

“Like it or not, if the area is ceded territory, ‘Parks Canada’ has the last say.” 

http://aptn.ca/news/2016/01/25/alberta-trapper-looking-for-treaty-help-in-fight-against-parks-canada/ Parks_Canada_logo.svg“The establishment of the ‘Wood Buffalo National Park’ in northern Canada in 1922 (expanded in 1924 to the south) WAS THE FIRST NATIONAL PARK TO ALLOW TRADITIONAL ACTIVITIES TO CONTINUE, albeit with a permitting system that set annual limits. This was the first time what is now ‘Parks Canada’ (founded in 1911) included consideration of ‘Aboriginal Peoples’ in the management of a park… 

{However}…Parks Canada has taken the position that  


–‘Can ‘First Nations’ Hunt in National Parks?’,
Bob Joseph, ‘Indigenous’ Corporate Training Inc., Mar 13, 2015 {CAPS added} 



‘Treaty 8’: 

    “… the Cree, Beaver, Chipewyan and other Indians…DO HEREBY CEDE, RELEASE, SURRENDER AND YIELD UP to the Government of the Dominion of Canada, for Her Majesty the Queen and Her successors for ever, all their rights, titles and privileges whatsoever, to the lands included within the following limits… 

    “And also the said Indian rights, titles and privileges whatsoever to all other lands wherever situated in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, or in any other portion of the Dominion of Canada. 

    “To have and to hold the same to Her Majesty the Queen and Her successors for ever. 

    “And Her Majesty the Queen hereby agrees with the said Indians that they shall have right to pursue their usual vocations of hunting, trapping and fishing throughout the tract surrendered as heretofore described, SUBJECT TO SUCH REGULATIONS AS MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COUNTRY, acting under the authority of Her Majesty, and SAVING AND EXCEPTING SUCH TRACTS AS MAY BE REQUIRED OR TAKEN UP FROM TIME TO TIME FOR SETTLEMENT, MINING, LUMBERING, TRADING OR OTHER PURPOSES… {like Parks, for instance…} 

    “And the undersigned Cree, Beaver, Chipewyan and other Indian Chiefs and Headmen, on their own behalf and on behalf of all the Indians whom they represent, DO HEREBY SOLEMNLY PROMISE and engage to strictly observe this Treaty, and also TO CONDUCT AND BEHAVE THEMSELVES AS GOOD AND LOYAL SUBJECTS of Her Majesty the Queen. 

    “THEY PROMISE AND ENGAGE THAT THEY WILL, IN ALL RESPECTS, OBEY AND ABIDE BY THE LAW; that they will maintain peace between each other, and between themselves and other tribes of Indians, and between themselves and others of Her Majesty’s subjects, whether Indians, half-breeds or whites, this year inhabiting and hereafter to inhabit any part of the said ceded territory; and that THEY WILL NOT MOLEST THE PERSON OR PROPERTY of any inhabitant of such ceded tract, or of any other district or country, OR INTERFERE WITH OR TROUBLE ANY PERSON PASSING OR TRAVELLING THROUGH  the said tract or any part thereof, and that THEY WILL ASSIST THE OFFICERS OF HER MAJESTY IN BRINGING TO JUSTICE AND PUNISHMENT ANY INDIAN offending against the stipulations of this Treaty or INFRINGING THE LAW IN FORCE in the country so ceded.” {CAPS added} 


Treaty 8 map -- 1900
Treaty 8 map — 1900 

Meanwhile, in Saskatchewan:  

    “The Creator gave me that authority to harvest and take. I beg for us to be understood.”  

“Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he “categorically rejects” allegations that the government is harassing and bullying ‘indigenous’ hunters. 

“Wall says the province respects treaty rights and that conservation officials have been very careful not to enforce anything beyond their mandate. 

“The chief of Pine Creek ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 3,170 people} said Wednesday that conservation officers raided two homes last month and confiscated moose meat harvested from Pine Creek’s {ancestors’} ‘traditional territory’, which crosses the Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary. 

“Charlie Boucher said no charges have been laid, but his people are being denied their ‘inherent right’ to feed their families. 

“Wall wouldn’t comment specifically on the case. But he says treaty rights don’t trump provisions that allow provinces to manage conservation, and all hunters need permission from landowners to hunt on private property.”  

–‘Brad Wall says Saskatchewan not bullying ‘indigenous’ hunters’,

The Canadian Press, Jan. 07, 2016  


Premier Brad Wall -- Liam Richards-The Canadian Press
Premier Brad Wall — Liam Richards-The Canadian Press

“Indigenous hunters say they are being harassed and bullied by Saskatchewan authorities who don’t understand their ‘treaty right’ to provide food for their families… 

“Charlie Boucher said no charges have been laid, but his people are being denied their ‘inherent right’ to feed their families. ‘Indigenous people’ were hunting on the land long before Canada or its provinces existed, he said. 

    “The Creator gave me that authority to harvest and take”, Boucher said. “I beg for us to be understood.” 

“Grand Chief Derek Nepinak with the ‘Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs’ said aboriginal hunters have been ticketed with non-compliance orders and harassed by FARMERS WHO FEEL THE MEN HAVE BEEN TRESPASSING FOR DECADES.  

Chief Nepinak
Chief Nepinak

“He said the two Pine Creek reserve homes were raided Dec. 15 — the same day the ‘Truth’ and Reconciliation Commission’ released its final report. 

    “This has to stop”, he said. “This is an ‘age of reconciliation’.”

    “The Saskatchewan government is actively encouraging people to take down 6,000 moose for sport hunting every year but meanwhile, they are out there harassing our hunters that come from the treaty territories.”

“Ken Aube, the ministry’s chief enforcement and investigations officer, said the province recognizes the ‘indigenous right’ to hunt on Crown land, or on private property with a landowner’s permission. 

“Charges might be laid, however, if a hunter — aboriginal or not — were to harvest animals from someone’s private property without permission. 

    “If a ‘First Nations’ person is hunting on private land without permission, that means they don’t have access to the land and their treaty rights wouldn’t apply”, Aube said. “They would be subject to prosecution.” 

“Christina Cook, lawyer for the ‘indigenous’ hunters, said their case would be fairly straightforward if it were to go to court, given the way judges consider ‘indigenous rights’ and that the hunters were within their ‘traditional’ treaty territory. 

    “It’s a clear and unjustified infringement by the province of Saskatchewan on these hunters’ aboriginal and treaty rights.” {Nonsense… Just read the damn Treaty!} 

“Kevin Hart, Manitoba regional chief with the Assembly of ‘First Nations’, said he’s disgusted by the “silent war” on the rights of his people. Hart said, as long as he can remember, he has hunted and gathered in various territories, including Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. 

“At times, Hart said, he was accompanied {in his lawbreaking} by Manitoba {aboriginal and bigot} deputy premier Eric Robinson. 

    “We’ve exercised our ‘rights’ to hunt on the land”, Hart said. “It’s very disturbing in this day and age that our ‘inherent’ and treaty rights are being infringed upon.”  

–‘Indigenous hunters say treaty rights being violated by Saskatchewan’,

CHINTA PUXLEY, The Canadian Press, Jan. 06, 2016 {CAPS added} 


    “We respect treaty rights but there are certain things that treaty rights do not trump when it comes to hunting.”  

–Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall responds to Manitoba chiefs who say ‘indigenous’ hunters are being harassed by Saskatchewan authorities:  

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Main Story IMAGE: Edmonton Journal  ERBLOntarioJudgeRejectsConstitutionalChallenge600x600See also:

‘Ontario Judge rejects constitutional challenge to hunting and fishing charges’ {May 28, 2015}:

‘Hunting Laws For ‘White Man’ Only?’ (B.C.) {November 17, 2014}:

‘Ontario Refuses To Enforce The Law’ (Reserve Housing/Two-Tiered Justice) {November 26, 2015}: https://www.facebook.com/ENDRACEBASEDLAW/photos/a.336196793149227.59519.332982123470694/696477213787848/?type=3
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