‘Shakedown’

“In one instance outlined in court documents, the company claims Sachigo Lake ‘First Nation’ demanded close to a quarter of its exploration budget – about $1.2 million – for its 2012 drill campaign, calling it an “administration fee”.

“When the company refused to give in, the ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 814 people} served them with an “eviction” notice {from what is no longer aboriginal land}, forcing them to stop exploration work and leave the area.”

ERBLShakedown800x800“Two employees from a Sudbury-based junior mining company were held hostage for one day by members of a northwestern Ontario ‘First Nation’ band in 2011, in an attempt to obtain payment from the company as it carried out a gold exploration activity…

“…The company contends it was forced to pay $40,000 to the ‘First Nation’ to free two workers, who were “physically detained”, along with some equipment…”  Continue reading ‘Shakedown’

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‘All Is Not Well In B.C.’

“The first issue is a governance question. Are British Columbians to be ruled by a government (in this case, the Sechelt ‘First Nation’…) in which we have no vote or voice? This is basic and an affront to democracy.” 

ERBLAllIsNotWellInBC800x800“We will assert our right to overcome the provincial jurisdiction. The province will have no more say in how they run ‘our land’, how they manage ‘our resources’. They will have no more say in the foreshore, they will have no more say in the water rights, they will have no more say in how forest tenures are handed out. We have put them on notice.” 

–Sechelt (‘shishalh’) Chief Calvin Craigan   Continue reading ‘All Is Not Well In B.C.’

‘How The Aboriginal Industry Wins In Court’

“…in Indian treaty rights cases, the standards of evidence and logic are not what they are elsewhere…

“In these trials by history (i.e, law office history), watching the highly-skilled, forceful attorneys at work serving the Indian cause was a thoroughly eye-opening experience.

“From them, I learned much about the selective use — and suppression of — historical and anthropological evidence…” 

ERBLHowTheAboriginalIndustryWinsInCourt800x800The Canadian people have been confused by a series of court rulings that have re-opened the issue of who owns Canada — 150 years after the fact.

Clearly-written Treaties — contracts with the simplest language possible — are “re-interpreted” and end up meaning the opposite of what they so obviously say.

Canadians justifiably wonder just what in the hell is going on in these courtrooms: Continue reading ‘How The Aboriginal Industry Wins In Court’

‘Playing Both Sides Of The Fence’

What constitutes a ‘traitor’? Here’s a northern Ontario chief who accepts the Canadian peoples’ money, uses aboriginal industry lawyers in Canadian courts to assert his ‘rights’ – but denies that he, or his people, are Canadians and insists that the Canadian and Ontario governments are ‘foreign’ and have no authority over his people, or the lands his ancestors surrendered via Treaty.

Now, this hypocrite has decided to “allow” polling stations on the reserves for the federal election, not only giving the Canadian citizens who reside there the chance to exercise their RIGHT to vote, but also tacitly admitting that they ARE, in fact, Canadians…

ERBLPlayingBothSidesOfTheFence800x800“A ‘First Nation’ in northeastern Ontario is welcoming polling stations for the first time in years, opting to give residents the chance to vote tactically, even though the community’s leader says they see the current federal campaign as a “foreign election.” Continue reading ‘Playing Both Sides Of The Fence’

‘Leading Canada Backwards…’

“Who ever thought a federal election would generate a new discussion of ‘What exactly is the Canadian nation?’

ERBLLeadingCanadaBackwards800x800“I had thought that was already settled: the Canadian “nation” being the sum of all its parts … a cohesive society made up of all its citizens … peoples originating from all around the world…

“In the New World … where EVERYBODY’s descendants came from somewhere else … “nations” (Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, etc.) have been regarded in modern times as a compendium of all the people … from everywhere … that is, ANYONE holding citizenship is part of the Canadian ”nation”.

“But apparently, Mulcair and Trudeau do NOT see Canada this way.

“Both of them, during the course of the campaign, have expressed the view that Canada is composed of TWO nations: those of us from all around the world, as outlined above …  and aboriginals.

“Because both have said, if elected, they will establish a new relationship and regard any negotiations between the government and aboriginals as being on the basis of “NATION TO NATION”

“Huh? Continue reading ‘Leading Canada Backwards…’

‘Mrs.Universe, This Is Why It’s Called Terrorism’

Mrs. Universe should apologize to Canada for saying words that she clearly was coerced to say by her race blame agendist contemporaries.

And look how the CBC shamelessly exploits her election, and allows her to actually lie without so much as a challenge, or one ounce of accountability. What else is new?

ERBLMrsUniverseThisIsWhyItsCalledTerrorism800x800“New Mrs. Universe says Tory government treats First Nations people ‘like terrorists’  Continue reading ‘Mrs.Universe, This Is Why It’s Called Terrorism’

‘Aboriginal Peoples Still Haunted By The Past’

“This gap between narrative of self-government and reality — between memory of what once was a long time ago and what is today — reflects what I call the “dream palace” of the aboriginals…

“Today’s reality, however, is so far removed in actual day-to-day terms from the memories inside the dream palace, as to be almost unbearable…” 

ERBLAboriginalPeoplesStillHauntedByThePast800x800{This is an edited transcript of a talk that Jeffrey Simpson, the national affairs columnist for the Globe and Mail, gave at McGill U. in 2014.} Continue reading ‘Aboriginal Peoples Still Haunted By The Past’

‘Not Very Neighbourly’

“The tolls arbitrarily imposed on the Morley reserve Monday went straight into the pockets of the band members who collected them. And the only legacy they left was one of anger and frustration among the drivers who, through no fault of their own, had to ransom themselves so they could continue their travels…” 

ERBLNotVeryNeighbourly800x800“After a deadly accident closed part of the Trans Canada Highway west of Calgary on Monday, drivers who attempted to take a detour through a ‘First Nation’ were told to pay $20 or turn back.  Continue reading ‘Not Very Neighbourly’

‘A History Lesson for Bob Rae’

“No doubt, as a partner in his new law firm, it’s “an exciting  time to be practising aboriginal law.” 

ERBLAHistoryLessonForBobRae800x800“In this area of litigation {‘aboriginal law’}win or lose, counsel for Indian bands usually get their legal fees fully paid by the Canadian taxpayer.

“But Bob Rae is wrong and unfair to our British and Canadian ancestors to state the written treaties were “forced on” the Indian bands who signed them, and that they were deliberately “starved into submission”.

“This totally unsupported assertion is gravely insulting to our forefathers, who generally acted honourably and sympathetically towards the Indian bands with whom they were treating.  Continue reading ‘A History Lesson for Bob Rae’

‘Chiefs In The News – August 21, 2015’

This edition of ‘Chiefs In The News’ features a squabble between chiefs about nepotism at the Assembly of ‘First Nations’; two chiefs from B.C. who have lavishly compensated themselves at the expense of tribal members, and a disappointing remark that indicates just how deep the resentment and bitterness is in the aboriginal heart… 

ERBLChiefsInTheNews-2015-08-21“Assembly of ‘First Nations’ National Chief Perry Bellegarde admits he is in a conflict of interest by employing his long-time girlfriend as a senior adviser.

“The arrangement is not sitting well with Six Nations Chief Ava Hill (Six Nations has the largest population of any ‘First Nation’ in the country), who wrote the national chief in March asking him to “rectify this conflict of interest situation.”  Continue reading ‘Chiefs In The News – August 21, 2015’

ONE NATION, ONE LAW