Visitors gathered from North West Territories, British Columbia, Alberta & Saskatchewan
Results from round table discussion will be announced.
Thank You to all who attended, the many hours on the road. Thank you to the countless volunteers who helped with the meeting. Thank you for the donations for our raffle prizes.
Each person had the right to participate in discussions, and to be heard. Discussions are important towards our next steps in gaining Federal recognition and Band status. In 1958 Our reserve was enfranchised with a stroke of a pen.
For the first time in history, a National organization has passed resolution to support our mission to become a federal recognised band. We look forward to may new speakers to attend our round table event. Our goal is to find more family and hear what you want in our steps towards truth and reconciliation
Registration starts at 9:00 Am. Lunch will be provided.
After the April 23rd Meeting we went to work, we have an obligation to inform everyone on the progress made. We look forward to sharing the many meetings attended, and vision for the future.
Venue has been booked for our Round Table Event in Edmonton, Alberta. Hosted by CAP National Vice Chief and a group of Callihoos.
When? October 22nd, 2017 -9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
What? Round Table Event. We want to hear from you, bring forward your vision for the people of Michel Band 132.
Where? Bent Arrow Healing Society Parkdale Gym.
Who? All Callihoo, Karakwante, Calihoo,. peoples. & descendants.
What do I bring? Ideas your vision, family tree, photos, stories, books, family trees, and family. Bring a lot of people!
We are in a great position to move forward with a great vision. We want to share our future plans, as well as take your ideas and join together to create a strong family, this meeting will impact the future of the Callihoo people. We are excited for great changes, and hope to see you all at the meeting. After the meeting on April; 23rd, we have been working hard, we would like to share our information, as well as the vision we as a National voice see for the Callihoo peoples and descendants and Michele band 132. The time is now, we don't have long, come out to be a part of making history. We expect a great turn out, we have invited Federal guest speakers, as well as set time aside to discuss the round table conversations. Check out our Facebook Page for more information & updates. It is a great history page for everyone to see. Michele Band 132 Official Facebook Page
Requesting a good chair man for this meeting, If you have experience, please contact with your contact information and experience.
We will announce the agenda prior to the meeting, but here is a small list of possible topics
We are requesting people bring a plate of food for lunch for everyone to share. We believe this is the best way to ensure we have enough for everyone, is by asking people to bring food from home. We have made contact with a bakery if interested, please contact email@example.com
Meeting One- We submitted family trees.
Meeting Two- Affidavits for Callihoo People. Check back for details.
On April 23, 2017, at the Northmount Community Centre, a group of 200 urban Indigenous people gathered to share genealogical information regarding their historical family roots, families from out of town, out of province sent a representative to ensure the family tree of all family members would be included in the list to discuss their need for political representation.
Feeling they had no voice, no place to express their concerns and no coordinated support in accessing resources.
They came together to determine next steps. In attendance was Kim Beaudin, National Vice Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), Chief Calvin Bruneau, Papaschase First Nation and Beverly Allard, President of the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta (ACAA).
Upon request, each were given opportunity to speak to the work they do in ensuring the voice of their community is heard.
With nothing to lose & everything to gain, those in attendance put forth a united request (a motion) to Mr. Kim Beaudin and asked his support in ensuring their voice, their issues and their concerns would be shared and heard nationally. His commitment to being that voice in Ottawa was immediate.
Together with the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta, our people will have a voice. Those critical ‘next steps’ have begun. - Stay Tuned for regular updates and course of action!
"To build a nation to nation and government to government relationship with the federal government where the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is used as a key reference and standard. The UN Declaration is the most comprehensive, universal international human rights instrument explicitly addressing the rights of Indigenous peoples. It sets out the economic, social, cultural, political, spiritual and environmental rights of Indigenous peoples. The Declaration represents an authoritative common understanding, at the global level, of the minimum content of the rights of Indigenous peoples".
"On April 14, 2016 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Métis and non-status Indians are “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867. “They are all Indians under section 91(24) by virtue of the fact they are all Aboriginal peoples,” wrote Justice Rosalie Abella.The central issue in this case arose from the federal government’s denial that it had jurisdiction over Métis and non-status Indians under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867. This denial had been used by the federal government as a justification to refuse to deal with Métis and non-status Indians and to exclude us from federal programs and benefits. The declaratory ruling in the Daniels case does not compel the federal government to do anything, but relies upon the honour of the Crown to respond appropriately.“In the absence of a defined Constitutional process to finish the work we started in 1983, the courts remain the only vehicle to obtain legal recognition of our rights,” said Harry Daniels, in 1998. In 1978, Harry Daniels, President of the Native Council of Canada (now the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples), spoke to the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on the Constitution of Canada:“To leave the ambiguous provisions of the BNA act dealing with Indians so open-ended in the proposed amendments is to condemn native people in Canada to a future plagued by the whims and biases of legislative expediency. All of the Métis people and tens of thousands of Indians have been deprived of their constitutional rights since 1867. This has been accomplished by laws of expedience, by administrative fiat, and by what amounts to an arbitrary and certainly unilateral process of a shrinking definition of who is an Indian under the Indian Act.”On June 16, 2014, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) filed a leave to appeal Daniels to the the top court on the grounds that the Federal Court of Appeal had erred in excluding non-status Indians from the declaration granted previously by the Federal Court and for failing to grant ancillary declarations, including the obligation to negotiate and consult with Métis and non-status Indians, as to our rights, interests and needs as Aboriginal Peoples. CAP had also argued that the Federal Court of Appeal had erred in emphasizing the test for s.35 Métis identity in Powley, thereby adopting a more restrictive approach to the meaning of Métis, than Justice Phelan in the Federal Court. In today’s decision, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the decision of the Federal Court of Appeals that to be “Métis” they must meet the Powley criteria"
1) Sign The Petition
2) Attend the upcoming meeting in Edmonton.
3) Attend the Canada Day protest in downtown cities in your area.
Get your family tree complete, along with your family members. If you need help, send us an email.
Submit your Family Tree to firstname.lastname@example.org
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