In a move to block a treaty between the Algonquins of Ontario and the federal and Ontario governments, a group of Quebec Algonquins have filed an Aboriginal title claim for lands in downtown Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court of Canada and Lebreton Flats.
The statement of claim, filed in Ontario Superior Court on Wednesday, says the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation — which encompasses several Quebec Algonquin communities — historically occupied the islands and land near the Ottawa River.
“We have brought this claim to the courts as a last resort — we are tired of being ignored by the Crown, and it is time for the Crown to address our Aboriginal title throughout Ottawa and the surrounding areas,” said Chief Jean-Guy Whiteduck of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in Maniwaki, Que.
The move comes less than two months after the Algonquins of Ontario signed an agreement-in principle with the federal and Ontario governments that will eventually see roughly 36,000 square kilometres of land, including parts of the Ottawa Valley, signed over to the Indigenous people as part of a modern treaty.
SO HOW COME THE CONSERVATIVES GET IN? HOW COME THEY’VE BEEN IN POWER FOR THE PAST EIGHT BILLION YEARS DEAR LORD?
VOTER TURN OUT
LOOK AT THAT!!!!
LOOK AT FREAKING US!!
The only reason they win is because OLD PEOPLE SHOW UP TO VOTE.
OLD PEOPLE KNOW THEIR RIGHTS AND THEY FREAKING STAND UP FOR THEM
THEY GO OUT THERE AND THE PUT A BALLOT IN A FREAKING BOX
AND THAT’S WHY THEY ARE CONTROLLING OUR COUNTRY EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE IN THEIR SENIOR YEARS AND WE ARE THE ONES ENTERING THE WORKFORCE AND SUFFERING UNDER A BAD ECONOMY AND WE ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE FUTURE WE ARE THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE AND WE HAVE NO FREAKIN SAY BECAUSE WE
above in Helsinki, 27 June — Helsinki Pride Day. (Also on 27 June 2015,
the U.S. Supreme Court guaranteed the right to same-sex marriage in all
fifty states. “Today,” said Pres. Obama, “we can say, in no uncertain
terms, that we have made our union a little more perfect.”) || #LoveWins