Kana:tso First Nation Recognition Requisition (Gatineau)
Author's Video Note:
Subject: Kana:tso First Nation Recognition Requisition
On July 4, 2017, I, Jason Rotisken'rakehte Arbour, requested a consultation with the Minister of Indigenous Affairs regarding the re-establishment of our Inalienable Aboriginal Rights. Your Department stated the Minister was unable to meet with us at this time and suggested that I followed up with Sean Darcy. Sean Darcy and his Director General requested a meeting for the 30th of October 2017.
On October 30, 2017 at 2:pm in boardroom 1652, members of Kana:tso First Nation and I, Chief Jason Rotisken'rakehte Arbour, presented and served your department with our Recognition Requisition regarding our ancestral land located in Gatineau, in the Province of Quebec. Our Recognition Requisition included and was not limited to Canadian Census, a Court Judgment, INAC files, church records, Police records, records from Dr. Malik, Fire records, land surveyor maps, an environmental assessment and archaeological evidence.
We respect the fact your department will need a period of time to review the compelling collection of irrefutable evidence served. In our meeting, David A. Millette (Director General, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada / Treaties and Aboriginal Government) received our Recognition Requisition and stated that he was just a public servant and was not in a position to correct this matter.
Our First Nation would like confirmation that our Recognition Requisition will be viewed by Carolyn Bennett and the Prime Minister of Canada. People who are in a position to recognize and correct the historic injustice that has been, and continues to be, perpetrated against the Kana:tso First Nation.
We the members of Kana:tso First Nation request in writing, Canada's position with respects to our Recognition Requisition and a file number for our presentation, so we can better determine our next move towards achieving justice.
I would like to thank the Department for your consideration and co-operation while working together to come to a respectful resolution.