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Jamie Hume

Artist - Creative Catalyst and Consciousness Expansion Specialis,

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How much do you know about First Nations Treaties and the Crown?

Generally speaking, First Nations treaties with the Crown of Canada seem like something mythical and in the distant past. They are however, very current and in the here and now however. That vague sense of obscurity has been and still is cultivated by a lack of intention by government and a misrepresentation of the facts through education. Some improvement has been achieved in the education system, but more needs to be done and that does not address several generations of lack of and or distorted information instilled in the general Canadian public.
So, rather than discussing whether these treaties are relevant or not, I would like to begin the discussion with the question... what do you, know about the treaties between First Nations and the Crown of Canada? We are all treaty people and we all have some responsibility to be informed.

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  • Feb 2 2013: One can see that an important staple of food for native communities was brought to extinction at one point rendering a way of life impossible very disturbing ? What would Kevin O'Leary say ? http://www.retronaut.com/2011/06/killing-the-american-buffalo-1800s/
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      Feb 4 2013: I tweeted this. Yes, but you can still eat bison. We used to. It is unbelievable what greed does. Greed and total disregard for creation. I don't get the disconnect, I have never felt it myself... I am the opposite. Sometimes too much empathy I am told. I disagree though. Terrifying. It is what is spinning us out of control. Thanks for finding that and posting it. Amazing.
      • Feb 4 2013: Yes there are Bison farms now different from hunting wildlife but that picture really explains why I dislike USA hunting in Canada today and they come here to hunt all the time I say go home and hunt on your own land gawd damnit !!
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          Feb 4 2013: True. My dad took on the polar bear hunters that would come up in planes to bag a bear in the eighties. I think they are still doing it. It is horrible.
      • Feb 8 2013: There is a young gal in Sudbury fighting legislation to protect the polar bears as we speak, but even if you fix legislation regarding hunting anyone can find a polar bear on a good day down at the dump foraging for left over food instead of free ranging :(

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