Kaniengehaga of Kana:tso (Chaudiere Falls) Reserve Recognition Request
She:kon Minister Bennett,
I, Jason (Rotisken'rakehte) Arbour have been appointed Chief and Legal Representative of our First Nation Kana:tso.
In March 2014, you granted me the privilege of sharing my perspective on the Indigenous history of Ottawa/Gatineau.
At our meeting, you had not had the opportunity to view the extensive collection of documentation that would support our recognition. In your letter thanking me for sharing this most important matter with you, you had suggested I contact the Minister of Indigenous Affairs to provide my research.
I am proud to state, I have prepared a recognition requisition for you and your Department of Indigenous Affairs. I am requesting a four-hour meeting with your department, so I, along with a few band members, can give a presentation supported by legal documentation that will show that we are indeed the legitimate beneficiaries to the Chaudiere Falls and the Ottawa/Gatineau region of Canada.
Our intention is not to remove or take away from anyone, or entity, our intention is to be included in Canada's Social, Political, and Economic Development while re-establishing our inalienable, inherited rights to our traditional burial grounds. Canada has an entrusted fiduciary duty to ensure our Indigenous rights are protected and respected.
I have met my obligation diligently and respectfully while working extremely hard to represent my sub-nations interest of re-establishment. Will you and members of the Canadian Government show good will and grant our band this opportunity to reconcile truthfully?
Jason (Rotisken'rakehte) Arbour
Chief and Legal Representative
TKFN at email@example.com