Last month the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs of Alberta voted unanimously to support a resolution calling on the governments of Canada and Alberta to “expedite resolution to the outstanding claims of the Lubicon First Nation.”
The Chiefs noted that “there is a need to deliver a strong and unified message to the Crown from this Assembly in support of the Lubicon First Nation and its citizens.”
The Assembly includes Chiefs from Treaties 6, 7 and 8.
Resolutions of this sort from organizations in all walks of life — unions, political parties, non-governmental organizations, faith groups, constituency, neighbourhood, ratepayer, business and professional associations — are a welcome boost to the Lubicon people’s efforts to achieve a just resolution of their land rights.
The full resolution is attached.
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ASSEMBLY OF TREATY CHIEFS RESOLUTION
Subject: Support for the Lubicon First Nation
WHEREAS the Chiefs of Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8 (Alberta) met at a duly convened meeting in Calgary, Alberta and duly considered the current unsettled status of the Lubicon First Nations
WHEREAS the Lubicon First Nations continues to pursue its rightful interests with respect to all of its rights with the Crown in Right of Canada and Alberta; and
WHEREAS there is a need to deliver a strong and unified message to the Crown from this Assembly in support of the Lubicon First Nation and its citizens;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Chiefs strongly urge Canada and Alberta to expedite resolution to the outstanding claims of the Lubicon First Nation.
Moved by: Chief Bernie Meneen
Seconded by: Chief James Ahnassay
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