Court finds Constitutionally Protected Treaty Right to Resource Revenue Sharing.
(left to right) Wikwemikoong Ogimaa Duke Peltier, Wasauksing First Nation Chief Walter Tabobandung, Shawanaga First Nation Chief Wayne Pamajewon, Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers. photo courtesy RHT
168 years after signing the Robinson-Huron Treaty, the calls from former and current Anishinabek Chiefs for the Crown to fulfill its Treaty promise to share the resource revenue of the Treaty territory have finally been heard
“We are so pleased that the Court has heard us and agreed with us that the treaty was not a one-time transaction, but an ongoing promise to share the resource revenues in the Treaty territory, laying the foundation for a respectful and mutually beneficial co- existence. We have always been ready to negotiate a renewed treaty relationship and now, with this decision, we hope to be able to get that work underway.” MORE
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n a Sunday in mid-December, some eight hundred young people filled the pews and the aisles of Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, D.C. They had trickled in from all over the country, in vans and buses, carrying backpacks and sleeping bags, some of them college students and others still in high school.
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