Tag Archives: Land Claims

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‘More Trouble On The Coast’

Government needs to make it easier for Canadian businesses to get enforceable injunctions preventing illegal harassment from protesters at a workplace, and police need to be instructed to crack down – not back down – during these incidents. Businesses have a right to conduct their legal, licensed affairs without interference. This kind of nonsense is happening far too often and is yet another result of Race Based Law:

“Setting out from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, members of at least six B.C. ‘First Nations’ {‘Siberian settler communities’} took to the sea Monday to deliver an ‘eviction notice’ to a fish farm operated by ‘Marine Harvest’, one of Canada’s largest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon.

“This is our ‘right’ and this is ‘our {ancestors’ former} territory’ and we need to protect it,”
organizer and Kwakiutl ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 805 people} elder James Wadhams told ‘CTV News’… Continue reading ‘More Trouble On The Coast’

‘End the Charade’

‘Cha·rade’ (Shəˈrād): “An absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.” and “Something that is done in order to pretend something is true, when it really isn’t.” 

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“The drums continue to beat hard all over North America for “Native Rights”, a code-phrase for ambitions to claim vast tracts of land — up to 85% of some provinces — ‘natives’ say was wrongly appropriated. Unless it is stopped, millions of us will soon have new ‘landlords’… Many of these claims are being settled administratively, or in quiet courtrooms out of the public eye. No public consultation. No means of protest.  Continue reading ‘End the Charade’

‘Fish Farms Update’

James Quatell, Wei Wai Kum elder, went so far as to compare fish farms to residential schools. He said it is just a different form of ‘genocide’…

Ernest Alfred, another ‘delegate’ speaking against fish farms, said…

We are the leadership here, we are the protection here and we are going to have to say something, we are going to have to take control”… ERBLFishFarmsUpdate800x800

Around 50 people gathered at the ‘Discovery Marina’ {Campbell River, B.C.} on Aug. 29 to protest fish farming on traditional {former} ‘First Nation’s territory. The group of around 50 walked down the road from the spit to the Big House…

From the Big House the group crossed the Island Highway to serve ‘Marine Harvest’ with an {illegal, unauthorized and unenforcable} eviction notice.  Continue reading ‘Fish Farms Update’

‘Pushing The Limits’

More aboriginal infighting has resulted in arrests, as a group of self-styled ‘warriors’ tried to interfere with a legally-operating fish farm – a venture supported by their own tribe’s elected leadership. Last week, a different tribe issued an ‘eviction’ notice to another legal and licensed operation. This is just the beginning of the chaos that will result from our Supreme Court’s expansion of racial privilege:  

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“Four members of the Yaakswiis ‘Warriors’ — whose members are part of the Ahousaht ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 1,973 people} — were arrested this week after {illegally} protesting a fish farm operation north of Tofino. Continue reading ‘Pushing The Limits’

‘Who Owns British Columbia?’

“We, the {1,381} Musqueam people openly and publicly declare and affirm {to the 3 million people of the Vancouver Lower Mainland} that we hold aboriginal title to {your} land and ‘aboriginal rights’ to exercise use of {your} land, the sea and fresh waters, and all their resources within that territory occupied and used by our ancestors…”
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“Vancouver city council formally acknowledged on June 25, 2014 that the land on which the city is built actually belongs to three local ‘First Nations’.

“But landowners shouldn’t worry, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.” ERBLWhoOwnsBritishColumbia800x800Rather than accept the Mayor’s assurances, we at END RACE BASED LAW would like to ask: what exactly does “aboriginal title” mean? Does the city support this ‘First Nations’ definition:

“We are the true owners of British Columbia. The Indians across the province own everything — the rivers, the trees, the bugs, the animals. You name it. Subsurface rights, the air, the rain, the whole shot. That’s what we mean when we say we have aboriginal title to the land.”

Continue reading ‘Who Owns British Columbia?’

‘Pumping Gas Interfering With Picking Berries’

It’s not easy balancing a hunter/gatherer lifestyle and high-speed Internet:

“The ability of (our) children to hunt, eat moose, harvest berries and medicinal plants and learn their language while on the land hangs in the balance.”

‘Blueberry River ‘First Nation’ {B.C.} wants industrial development “suspended in our critical areas”. ERBLPumpingGasInterferingWithPickingBerries800x800“The Blueberry River ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 472 people…} has issued a lawsuit that their lawyers say

“puts into question future development in the northeast”. 

Continue reading ‘Pumping Gas Interfering With Picking Berries’

‘Backroom Deals For Public Lands’

Up until now, the court-ordered expansion of Race Based Law has been most damaging in remote areas of Canada and for most Canadians, it’s been ‘Out of sight, out of mind’. However, urban Canadians are now starting to have to deal with the ugly reality.  ERBLBackroomDealsForPublicLands800x800Public lands in Vancouver have been put up for sale by the massively-indebted federal and B.C. governments — lands that could be worth as much as $3 billion — but instead of maximizing the profit for the public good by putting the lands up for bid, the governments have been in secret meetings with three aboriginal Bands for the turnover of the prime real estate.  Continue reading ‘Backroom Deals For Public Lands’

‘Supremes Get It Wrong Again’

“Simply claiming aboriginal title is now enough to bring forward litigation against private parties — litigation that was previously only brought against provincial and federal governments…  

“With an increase in litigation, this ruling could put all current and future economic development projects in jeopardy, especially in provinces such as British Columbia, where more than 100% of the province is currently under claim by ‘First Nations’.”  ERBLSupremesGetItWrongAgain800x800“An unprecedented Supreme Court decision, allowing two B.C. ‘First Nations’ to file for damages against aluminum industry giant Rio Tinto, could have dire implications for economic development projects across the country, concludes a new study released today by the ‘Fraser Institute’…  Continue reading ‘Supremes Get It Wrong Again’

‘Canadian Courts Making Things Worse’

When it comes to Race Based Law, Canadian courts – in particular, the Supreme Court of Canada – have been continually extending their reach. The resulting confusion has produced a continual increase in court cases while, at the same time, discouraging investment. This is a bad deal for Canadians on both counts {steering financial resources away from economic development, and towards economically-unproductive law firms and academic ‘experts’} and, unless we change direction, it’s bound to get worse. ERBLCanadianCourtsMakingThingsWorse800x800‘Canada’s courts create uncertainty on ‘aboriginal rights’

“Supreme Court of Canada decisions on the ‘duty to consult aboriginal peoples’ and the interpretation of modern treaties have begun to suggest that so-called ‘comprehensive land claims’ agreements may not be so ‘comprehensive’ after all {!?!}.

“COURTS have shown a willingness to REINTERPRET AND GO BEYOND THE TERMS of what are highly detailed agreements, IN ORDER TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL, UNFORESEEN CONSULTATION OBLIGATIONS on governments. They have also extended consultation obligations to new types of government decision-making, in one case EFFECTIVELY OVERTURNING WHAT WAS THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK…

“It is perhaps not surprising, then, that potential investors have taken notice and have shown a greater reluctance to invest in a territory that now seems to offer far less legal certainty than it once appeared.”

Continue reading ‘Canadian Courts Making Things Worse’

‘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.’