Assembly of Chiefs call for expedited resolution of Lubicon land rights
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Assembly of Chiefs call for expedited resolution of Lubicon land rights

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John Ahni Schertow
November 26, 2006
 

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
negotiations; and

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

Vote: 33
For: 33
Against: 0
Abstentions: 0

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Friends of the Lubicon
P.O. Box 444, Stn. D,
Etobicoke, ON
Canada, M9A 4X4
Tel: 416-763-7500
Email: fol@tao.ca
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