Tuesday, November 27, 2012
In this video from Mohawk TV, Cree lawyer Sharon Venne explains indigenous termination in Canada. Discussing the process by which Canada is alienating inherent indigenous governance from indigenous peoples, Venne notes the role some chiefs play in helping Canada manufacture indigenous consent to the termination of their peoples. As Venne reveals, because Canada has no legal title to indigenous lands and resources under international law, the state of Canada is using the subterfuge of racial discrimination to abandon its obligations to respect indigenous human rights as self-governing nations. To stop this legalized ethnic cleansing, says Venne, First Nations must assert their jurisdiction over lands coveted by the corporate state, and impeach indigenous leaders who are selling out their people.