December 31, 2012
December 4, 2012
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.