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What is Really Behind the Idle No More Controversy - Follow the Money

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The people in Northwest British Columbia, the Sacred Circle, the; Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en, Tsimsian, Haisla, Haida, Tahltan, Nisga'a and Tlingit, still speak their original language, still practice their original culture and in some cases, still practice their original government. The historic Delgamuukw ruling by the Appeal Court of the Supreme Court of Canada detailed and described the land ownership and rights of these people of the Sacred Circle. [ http://www.upperskeena.ca/vmc/english/index.htm ]

Today it is this specific territory the Canadian Government desires to access for the trade routes through to China and other Pacific Rim markets. The entire north western half of BC is owned by one or another of the eight Nations of the Sacred Circle.

This is what is being missed by everyone in the Idle No More movement. The entire controversy in Ottawa is likely being used as a diversionary tactic to distract the Canadian people from the methods of the International, Industrialists, "traders", from maximizing their profits yet again, and/or, still. Nothing has changed. The genocide continues. And today we see Indian traitors working with the Canadian traders.

Recently with the Gitxsan Nation, the pipeline company wishing to access the lands and northwest coast, Enbridge, coerced Elmer Derrick and his government funded Gitxsan Treaty Society (GTS) to sign a deal supporting them.   The media in Canada promoted this without acknowledging he had no support from his Gitxsan Nation. [ http://www.terracedaily.ca/cgi-bin/show_articles.cgi?ID=9231&TOPIC=0 ]

Today the society is found to be acting illegally and the lawyers representing them in Court applied to be removed from representing this illegal society, the one the International trader, Enbridge, neglected to do their due diligence on.

The Haisla, the Nation owning the Douglas Channel Port facilities region and all lands accessing the region, were engaged in a lawsuit initiated by secret deals made between former Premier, now ambassador to Britain, trader Gordon Campbell and the Haisla Indian Act Chief, Steve Wilson.   This lawsuit was an attempt to discredit the hereditary system of governance. [ http://www.terracedaily.ca/cgi-bin/show_articles.cgi?ID=8647&TOPIC=0 ]

The end result would be to the benefit of the Mining Giant Rio Tinto and the worlds largest private company Bechtel.   This legal success to discredit the true land owners, the Haisla Indians, opened the door for the new "Elected Indian Act" government to sell opportunities to all the worlds largest traders, the oil and gas companies. Now calling themselves the Haisla Nation Council, rather than rightfully, the Kitamaat Village Council, the trickery continues and was recently approved by the Canadian Government Indian Affairs branch.

The Tahltan Indian Nation traditional peoples occupied the Indian Act government offices in 2005 and 2006 to force another Indian out, Jerry Asp.   The Tahltan had a small measure of success yet Asp continues to be promoted as a great mining company asset.   The effort was in part to save the Klappan region which is the source of water for all the major rivers of the Sacred Circle Nations. International trader Royal Dutch Shell wanted to drill and fracture the area to recover the gas. Today Fortune Minerals has announced they have changed the name of their Klappan Coal Mine to the Arctos Project as they recognized the people of the Tahltan would associate the word Klappan with the region they plan to dig up. The deceit continues.

Even the mine already functioning in Tahltan territory has employed one of the worlds most despised internationalists, a company Danny Glover was arrested for protesting against, Sedexo. This company is bullying the workers at Imperial Metals Red Chris mine, which borders the Klappan in Tahltan territory, and pays the lowest wage possible as well as using imported workers.

The Tsimshian Nation is presently being divided by the BC treaty process.   The Chief negotiator claiming to represent the Tsimshian Nation has held this position for 25 years.   While Premier Campbell was actively engaged in corrupting the Haisla Nation he instituted a process which essentially divided the Tsimshian Nation, the Incremental Treaty Process.   In order to ensure he maintained receiving approximately $150,000 per year, Tsimshian Indian Gerald Wesley started a new society (just like the Gitxsan, Elmer Derrick) claiming to represent all the Tsimshian. During a celebration in September of 2012 for a treaty agreement [ http://www.terracedaily.ca/cgi-bin/show_articles.cgi?ID=10196&TOPIC=0 ] negotiated by Wesley, Derrick attended and shook his hand. The Tsimshian Nation is comprised of at least 9 distinct groups and together they represent the Nation. Wesley is presently encouraging two of these communities enter into a treaty with Canada.   This would be no different than a city in Canada attempting to make a treaty with another country, bypassing Harper and the Canadian government.   It is no less than treason against the Tsimshian Nation as a whole. [ http://www.terracedaily.ca/show9694a300x300y1z/HOW_THE_TSIMSHIAN_GET_FLIM_FLAM_SHIM_SHAMMED ]

In an embarrassingly demoralizing act, the Tsimshian village of Kitsumkalum held a celebration last weekend to celebrate a new rail line into their territory; this while all the Idle No More rallies were being held across Canada. The rail line is required to deliver the rock from a quarry to build new port facilities for the pipelines and rail terminals, which of course, will require access to all the lands in the Sacred Circle.

The Sacred Circle, Northwest BC, is called the golden triangle by the international traders and industrialists. It is the last unspoiled region, virtually on the planet.

A remarkable discovery revealed the three major rivers; the Stikine, Nass and Skeena, clearly outline a facial profile, one taken to represent a sacred value.   There is an extensive oral history for the region, called Damelahamid (Temlaham) by the local people.   They even have a historical compilation of the stories from heaven, which include a flood story and virgin birth.  [ http://www.terracedaily.ca/show10383a300x300y1z/THE_BIBLE_OF_THE_INDIAN_NATIONS_OF_THE_SACRED_CIRCLE ]

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