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SEVENTH GENERATION ARE NOW RISING TO GET RID OF THE INDIAN ACT

In this article, I want to share with you important information regarding the history and the rights of the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) people, and how the Indian Act was used to oppress our ancestors and our people.

As long as the grass grows and the water runs

This article illustrates how the Kaministikominoko-skak Cree Nation (KCN) people were treated by Indian agents and land speculators after the signing of Indian Treaty # 5 at Kaministikominoko-skak (Cumberland).

Research shows that in 1889 many KCN children were stripped of their treaty rights even with protests from First Nations people in the Prince Albert region. Likewise, the petition below demonstrates the contempt Indian agents had for the treaty rights of our ancestors and their children when implementing Treaty 5 at Kaministikominoko-skak.

PM Trudeau fields questions from KCN Chief on APTN

Questions to the Prime Minister regarding KCN's recognition as a Treaty 5 Nation.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/joHORQAd5J4

Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation takes legal action against FSIN Chief Perry Bellegarde for improper handing of our FSIN membership

In August 2014 the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation, formerly known as the John Cochrane Band, launched a law suit against Perry Bellegarde, Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) for the improper handling of our membership in the FSIN.

We have received numerous questions about our current legal action against the FSIN Executive Authority, Chief Perry Bellegarde. We hope the following will help you understand our situation and why we were forced to take our issues to court.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be a member in the FSIN?

Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation makes formal request to James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to address violations of their Sovereign rights as a matter of International concern

October 7, 2013 Email correspondence to James Anaya . The Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation people from northeast Saskatchewan extend a warm welcome to James Anaya the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Please find attached a 4 page summative document of our peoples human rights struggles with the Canadian government. Simply stated the Canadian government has denied and ignored our Inherent sovereign rights and our treaty rights for 140 years. It is our hope that you can provide us with some means of achieving justice and fairness.

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Youth Hit The Links For Summer Fun

LETTER TO EDITOR

May 29, 2012

This letter is in response to the Prince Albert Daily Herald's news article "Sturgeon Lake youth hit the links for summer fun." that appeared on Page A1 of the May 25 edition of the Daily Herald.

Good for you David Vallee and the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation for initiating a golf program for children regardless of their economic status in the community. I believe this program will pay off in the long run for your community.

Petition Submitted to the Department in 1889 Protesting the Removal from Treaty of the Children of Parents who had Choosen to leave Treaty and Apply for Scrip

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT IS A PETITION SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT IN 1889 PROTESTING THE REMOVAL FROM TREATY OF THE CHILDREN OF PARENTS WHO HAD CHOOSEN TO LEAVE TREATY AND APPLY FOR SCRIP.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ATTACHED PHOTOCOPY REPRODUCES AN OFFICE COPY PREPARED FOR DEPARTMENTAL FILES AND CONTAINS A NUMBER OF TRANSCRIPTION ERRORS.

James Smith's Reserve
Fort a la Corne
February 20th, 1889

R.S. Mckenzie, Esqre,
Indian Agent

Dear Sir,

Letter to Chief Shawn Atleo, Assembly of First Nations

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada S6V 6Z8

January 23rd, 2012

Chief Shaun Atleo, Assembly of First Nations
Trebla Building - 473 Albert Street (Suite 900)
Ottawa, ONT K1R 5B4
(Tel) 613-241-6789
(Fax) 613-241-5808

Re: Assembly of First Nations gathering to address:
• the Specific Claims Action Plan - “Justice at Last”;
• the engagement of the Assembly of First Nations with Canada to review and reform Canada’s ATR process; and

EDITORIAL

Editorial comments by Armand Dorion
Member of the John Cochrane First Nation - Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation

European Boat People Invade North America
Over 400 hundred years ago the European’s began their occupation of this country. Landing on the eastern shores, they made their way across the lands laying claim to all they set foot on leaving a bloody path of destruction in their wake.

With blatant disregard for the Original Peoples of the land, they cleared the land of “filthy savages” to make way for the “promise land” for their people.

European’s Black Plague

Support Letter to Attawapiskat Cree Nation

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION
Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree People
Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E., Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

December 8, 2011

Chief Spence
P.O. Box 248
Attawapiskat, Ontario
POL 1AO

Dear Chief Spence,

I have been watching your recent press conferences on CBC television and I am very impressed with the leadership direction you are taking and with the support of Grand Chief Loutitt.