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We are Free!!!

Petition to Canada
"ENFRANCHIZEMENT; MAKING FREE"
Equality, without Prejudice
We are the Federation of Indigenous Women Canada
The Federation of Indigenous Women are a diverse Linguistic Groups, which include The Hul’qumi’num Territory Languages of North and South Americus among many other distinct diverse linguistic cultures around the World
We respect Honour, Truth and Dignity
We are Masters of our own Lands and Destiny
We have the right to assemble as a distinct ethnic group
We have the right to govern ourselves
We are a free and oral Family of Tribes
Federation of Indigenous Women follow Sacred Laws
Federation of Indigenous Women carry the Law of the Land
Law is Governed by The Clan Mothers of the Longhouse of Hul’qumi’num Territory
The Federation of Indigenous Women exercises internal and external sovereignty, with historical laws and networks on a national level with a permanent population of Hul’qumi’num Territory, the Original People of these Territories.
We have a cultural and traditional government: smoke house, ceremonies, traditions, and structured cultural and traditional social protocols. Native laws that have always existed within our territories the Govern our everyday living, which was difficult to maintain because of Colonization and Systemic Racism and foreign policies that have oppressed Indigenous women and children.
The leaders from each smoke house (Clan Mothers) have the capacity to enter into relationships or agreements with other sovereign and foreign bodies: like the Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia and foreign Corporations, and other countries that are structured under a foreign population with foreign laws.
We declare the truth to be self-evident for land, entitlement, govern the forests, waters, plant life, wild-life, Salish Sea’s, traditional individual rights, family rights, community and national sovereignty to build on collective and political agreements and development partnerships in the best interest of the Indigenous Peoples of Hul’qumi’num Territory and embrace traditional laws that have governed Coast Salish Territories since the beginning time.
We declare that we have the self-governing powers to develop an economic trade, increase economic gain, and work toward advancement within Canadian society and build on race relations within Canadian society including and following Indigenous sustainability without putting wild-life, waters, air and humanity at risk.
We intend to reconcile differences with Canada and protect and serve to benefit economically,
promote education, employ, and create a foundation of national stability and healing embracing our cultural heritage that has been denied through policy and legislation.

We are The Federation of Indigenous Women Canada.

Sharon Lewis
Lorrisa Peters
Diana Day
Katherine Aleck
Kathleen Lewis

Without Prejudice,

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Comments

Myrthe's picture

Thank you

Thank you for posting your declaration. I'd be interested to learn more about your federation. What are its aims? What activities does it undertake?

Sharon Lewis's picture

Hello,

Thank you for commenting. Currently, having talking circles and public forums on housing and human rights and strong networking for Peace Talks Between Indigenous Nations Internationally to come together with new avenues for social and economic agreements - in the future. Native women are the strength of the family, native women are the strength of the community and native women are the strength of our nation. We keep moving forward to build-up our families after many decades of cultural genocide. Good things will come, and I strongly believe that! Than you for your comment. Huy Ch Q'u Sharon,

Sharon Lewis

Myrthe's picture

Thank you for your reply,

Thank you for your reply, Sharon. I wish you good luck and lots of success in achieving your organization's goals! Like Victoria in the comment below, I'd be interested in your website once it's ready. Will you post the link once the site is online?
Myrthe

Sharon Lewis's picture

Responding

Yes, I will post it once it is developed for the public, in respect Sharon Lewis

Sharon Lewis

torilynnfox's picture

Hello Sharon

What a wonderful declaration. Thank you for sharing. I too would like to learn more about your federation. Is their a website? I think it is so great that your communities have such strong women leaders to ensure its prosperity. Please share more and spread the word about your good works.

Thank you and God bless,
Victoria

Sharon Lewis's picture

Hello,

Hello Victoria,
thank you, I am building the web page and there will be more added. Its a process on its own.
I appreciate your kind words, its going to be a rough road building up our nation after cultural genocide
and attack over generations from policies and legislation causing poverty and marginal access to
having a normal life and freedom in which was meant for native women. Having a voice is a process that
will take time, but we are sovereign and the time will come when native women will experience good things!
We keep moving forward one day at a time,
thank you, Sharon

Sharon Lewis

Anita Muhanguzi's picture

Lovely Declaration

Dear Sharon,
Thank you for such a lovely declaration. I would love to read more about your work in relation to these indigenous women. Please send me a link to your website when you are through. Continue with the good work and God bless you.
Stay blessed my sister.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
a.kiddu@gmail.com
cfmlegal@gmail.com
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

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