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Extinguishing Indian title to land...Federal government of the day reduced the number of Treaty Indians as a cost saving exercise

Canadians Need To Know What is Going on in Their Own Back Yard

Canadians need to know what is going on in their own back yard!

Isn’t it ironic that Canada just celebrated it’s 144th birthday while basking in the glow of being known as a diverse and accepting nation (where people from other countries are welcomed with open arms), and yet the Original People of this Nation continue to fight for their right for recognition and to have Canada honour the spirit and intent of our Treaties? We are Canadians too!

Background and Options for Reinstating the John Cochrane Band

The Issue

Unfinished Treaty Business

The Request

To determine the status of the John Cochrane Band and to take action to reinstate the band and its membership.

Reason for Request

At the present time the John Cochrane Band is not recognized as a separate Band by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

Facts

There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding action the Indian Department took since the

Did You Know.........

Long before the arrival of Europeans, the numerous family clans of the Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree Nation, also known as the John Cochrane First Nation lived in the Cumberland Delta on the island of Cumberland House and the surrounding areas and along the North Saskatchewan River. There were hundreds of families spread across many miles living in their Traditional territories.

CHIEF LONECHILD BREACHES FSIN (Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations) CONVENTION

Chief Lonechild has unlawfully assumed authority and mandate to determine the status of the John Cochrane membership and participation in the FSIN.

In an official response from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) May 31, 2010, Chief Lonechild stated “Our office is bound by the FSIN Convention which mandates us to promote the interests of FSIN signatories, we will not and cannot recognize the John Cochrane First Nation at this time”, Lonechild went onto state “it is our mandate to promote the interests of bands who are able to qualify as bands in Saskatchewan”.

Letter to FSIN Chiefs

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

October 30, 2009

To: Chiefs of Member Nations – Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations

Tansi Chief,

On behalf of the John Cochrane First Nation Kaministikominahiko-skak Cree people I wish to provide you with some background on John Cochrane First Nation, our traditional territories and why we have been in a 134 year battle with the federal government for reinstatement of our Treaty rights.

John Cochrane First Nation - Open Letter to President Obama

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

December 1, 2009
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

JCFN Motion Removed From Agenda of FSIN Chiefs Fall Assembly

FSIN Removes John Cochrane Motion From Agenda
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 13:36

A Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations senator says there was a violation at the FSIN's legislative assembly in Saskatoon today when an item was removed from the agenda by amendment.

The John Cochrane First Nation was seeking membership into the FSIN, but that resolution was removed from the agenda.

Senator Sol Sanderson says there is a process followed to put an item on the agenda in the first place.

He says it is vetted through the Senate, which is to ensure there are checks and balances.

Press Release - first Nation Deaths on Saskatchewan Roads

JOHN COCHRANE FIRST NATION

Sub Office – 304D, 1401- 28th St. E. , Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, S6V 6Z8, (306) 922-7998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SASKATCHEWAN CHIEF CALLS FOR A NATIONAL CONFERENCE TO DEAL WITH THE DRAMATIC INCREASE OF FIRST NATION DEATHS AND SERIOUS INJURIES ON CANADIAN HIGHWAYS

Upcoming Band Meeting - August 10, 2009

General Membership Meeting
1:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2009
Cumberland House LCA

AGENDA

1. Opening Prayer
2. Review and Adoption of Agenda
3. Guest Speaker: Senator Sol Sanderson
4. Senate meeting in Saskatoon
5. Mapping of Traditional Territory
6. Health Project
7. New Web Page- (johncochrane.ca). Check it out.
8. Adoption of new members
9. Other Business- Incorporation
10. Next Meeting
11. Closing Prayer