Indigenous Nations

IHRAAM MEETING WITH UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR JAMES ANAYA
Vancouver, BC, Canada / October 10, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS

OVERVIEW OF PRESENTATION

THE ONGOING ASSAULT ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THE NEED FOR REMEDY
by Kerry Coast

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
APPENDIX I:    The International Illegalities of Canada’s Exercise of Jurisdiction
                 over Indigenous Nations       
 
Section A: Canada’s Jurisdiction Over Non-Treaty Indigenous Nations
Section B: Pitawanakwat extradition case, Oregon County, USA, 2000
Section C: Bruce Clark to White Bear re jurisdiction argument and disbarment
Section D: Ts’peten Reasons SCBC – Jurisdiction Argument Dismissed

APPENDIX II:    Encroachment and Despoliation
Section A: A Post-colonial timeline of the Pacific salmon fishery / Kerry Coast
Section B: Sacred sites and land heritage / Richard Mark Joseph, Shawe7
           Letter to Mt. Currie Band Council, Lands and Resources Dept /
           Alvin Nelson, Wemenqen
Section C:  Whistle Across, A Village Plundered Statimc Runner
Section D:  The Right to Food /Intervention, May 2012, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
             Investigating Traditional Foods, Nutritional Values / The St’at’imc Runner
Section E:  Species at Risk within Lillooet River Watershed /
            Lillooet River Watershed Management Planning Preliminary Report, April 30, 2011
Section F:   Enforced Nono-development, IHRAAM Intervention, February 2012, UN Human        
                                        Rights Council     

APPENDIX III:   A Legacy of Resistance
Section A: A Historical Review of Resistance by the Lil’wat, 1911-1987
Section B:  Historical legal action taken by Lil’wat for peace and justice,
                                      including LIl’wat Band Council Resolution November 9, 1989
Section C:  Intervention at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues / Pau Tuc la Cimc,   
                                       James Louie
Section D:  Illustrated Pamphlet:  Help us stop them taking our children away
Section E:  Excerpts, Prisoners of Democracy: The Lil’wat Right to an Impartial Tribunal
                                        / Lyn Crompton
Section F:  The “Catch 22” of Seeking Domestic Remedies on Jurisdiction in Canadian Courts /   
                                       Bruce Clark

APPENDIX IV:   Reparations for Forced Assimilation, Including Indian Residential Schools
Section A:  Proposed Residential Schools Settlement Agreement/Court Approval Hearing /
                                         Written Objections / Lyn Crompton
Section B:  Sweeping it under the (shag) Rug / Janice G.A.E. Switlo
Section C:   Call for Reparations for the Lil’wat Nation / James Louie et al.
Section D:  IHRAAM Intervention, May 2013, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Section E:   News articles and academic analyses re health and legalities
Section F:   Letters from former Indian Residential School students
         
APPENDIX  V:   Refusing Indigenous Jurisdiction over Child and Family Law
Section A:  The Fraudulent Canadian/BC Negotiations on Indigenous Jurisdiction over Families    
                                         and Children
Section B: Social Well Being of Indigenous Children Placed in Foster Care in Canada:  Statistics
               Canadian First Nations Disproportionate Placement in Foster Care /
                Human Rights Council Intervention August 23, 2011
                Canada’s treatment of Native Children “Shoddy and Suspect” /
                 Human Rights Council Intervention August 21, 2012.
                
APPENDIX VI:   Canadian “Success” - Indigenous Extinguishment                                  
Section A:
The BC Treaty Process: Dealings in Duress
Section B: The Sechelt Nation:  “A Model for Self-Governance” or for Disinheritance?
Section C: Extinguishing the Sliammon:  Selected Documents

APPENDIX VII: Seeking Judicial Recourse Through International Mechanisms
Section A: Support for the Lil’wat/IHRAAM oni Edmonds v. Canada,Petition to the
               Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
Section B: The Ongoing Plight of Loni Edmonds
An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
Top row, left to right:  Kerry Henselwood, Loni Edmonds, Diana Kly, James Louie. Bottom row:  James Anaya, third from left
IHRAAM REPORT on INDIGENOUS NATIONS
ENTRAPPED IN BC / CANADA
On October 10, 2013, members of an IHRAAM delegation met with UN Special Rapporteur on
Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, at the Musqueam Community Center in Vancouver, BC, to
Anaya's gruelling schedule of countrywide meetings with indigenous organizations resulted from
the sea-to-sea protests sparked by an ongoing grassroots indigenous protest movement,
Idle No
More, seeking to protect indigenous sovereignty, land and water.   Anaya indicated that he would
be "looking at the issues faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada, including in
relation to matters of reconciliation, governance and self-government; lands and resources; and
health, education and economic development."

The visit comes amid a verbal standoff between Canada and the United Nations over the treatment
of the indigenous peoples in BC/Canada.  Anaya had been asking the Canadian government to
allow a visit since early 2012, requests which were ignored until recently.
James Anaya, UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples
Diana Kly, Chair IHRAAM, and James Louie /
Pau Tuc la Simc, LIl'wat Elder, initiator
IACHR Petition
Kerry Henselwood (a.k.a. Kerry Coast), IHRAAM
Consultant and author of
The Colonial Present:  The Rule
of Ignorance and the Role of Law in British Columbia
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