Under the CIRNAC regime, First Nations can use the funds to purchase land on a willing-sell/will-buyer basis and request that Canada add the country to their reserve country base. “We are pleased to resolve this extraordinary injustice that struck our ancestors and struck future generations of our people. We want to recognize and honor our leaders who have begun this path to produce justice and reconciliation. The resolution of the Williams Treaty will benefit our future generations and help restore the loss of our culture and independence. I would like to say imigwetch to our chiefs and members of the Council, to the negotiating team and to the lawyers who worked with our First Nations and led us to settle the Williams Treaty. I am grateful to our children for not having to bear the burden of resolving this requirement. Miigwetch to the Creator that he allowed me to be part of this historical resolution. “Beausoleil First Nation pays tribute and honours our ancestors who endured the hardships caused by the misinterpretation of the 1923 Treaty of Williams. Finally, 95 years later, we are celebrating the conclusion of this chapter today and working towards reconciliation and a new beginning for our community. We sincerely thank Peter Hutchins and all Hutchins Legal Inc. employees for representing their interests throughout our trial.
We are very proud that our own Karry Sandy, a negotiator, was part of this negotiating team, and we also recognize Ceyda Turan, Councillor, and Mel Jacobs, Co-Negotiator, for the fulfillment of their mandate and for the Anishinabek of Beausoleil First Nation. Mr. Miigwetch. A solemn celebration of the transaction agreement and the presentation of an apology by the federal and provincial crowns are currently planned. “I have been part of the process and negotiations for over a decade. We entered the circle. My grandfather, Norman Marsden, was one of the signatories to the Williams contracts, and it is a good thing for me to be able to sign my name as the current chief of the Alderville First Nation, because it represents how far I have come. These settlements will benefit Williams First Nations today and our future generations. On the agenda of the official contract ceremony on November 17 at Casino Rama were the apology of the federal and provincial governments for lying about guaranteeing these harvesting rights, a deliberate untruth that led to countless First Nations signatorys being persecuted and persecuted over the years for “violation of the law.” Home News “” William contracts colonization a step in reconciliation “We`re going to need many generations to bounce back,” said Noganosh, who was involved in the contract process during the four years he was chief and for 18 years as a city councillor. It has been a long and exhausting process. The settlement of the Williams Treaties, which was agreed in September, was officially signed by Rama and six other First Nations, the Williams Treaties First Nations, on Saturday at Rama MASK. The agreement aims to correct the “injustices” of the 1923 Williams Treaty; it is years in creation. Mr. Bennett noted that the original 1923 treaty was “intended to resolve long-standing claims,” but “persistent injustices, insufficient compensation (provided) and insufficient reserve space” and did not allow these communities to “freely exercise traditional harvesting rights.” Hutchins Legal worked with First Nations negotiators and helped reach an agreement in 2018. The comparison included $1.1 billion in financial compensation, recognition of harvesting rights before Confederation, long denied by the Crown, and additions to reserve lands.