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CANADA: First Nations Meet With Prince Charles, Ask to See Queen Elizabeth II


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Cal
- 937 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
Tired of waiting for Canada's government to make good on centuries-old treaties, First Nations are going straight to the source. They are requesting a meeting directly with Queen Elizabeth II, whose government struck the original agreements with the indi



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Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 3:12 pm
The opening sentences of this article said it all. If Canada will not abide by centuries-old treaties, "First Nations are going to the source". I hope there is a follow up to this. I would like to know if they ever met with the Queen.
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 5:16 pm
Thanks.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 6:50 pm
and we get to pay for their trip..yay..
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:55 am
I HOPE THAT THE QUEEN WILL SOMEHOW MANAGE TO MEET THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE. IF ONLY TO INSPIRE THE CANADIANS TO MAKE GOOD ON THEIR PAST TREATIES.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:57 am
CHARLES IS A CARING AND WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING............IF ANYONE CAN PERSUADE THE QUEEN - HE CAN. UNFORTUNATELY I DON'T KNOW HOW FAR THE QUEEN WILL TRAVEL THESE DAYS - BEARING IN MIND THE WORKLOAD SHE HAS IN HER DIAMOND JUBILEE YEAR.
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 10:59 am
I hope they will ask about the missing children. See related story below.
Mass Genocide of Mohawk Children
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 12:18 pm
Thanks Cal.

Thanks for the link Dandelion. I had no idea about that. So tragic.
 

John B. (122)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:49 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the article but I'm not sure how much good Elizabeth II can do for the First Nations as by law she can not engage in politics or take a political stance. on any issue.
 

Janet B. (36)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 7:03 pm
Thank you.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 7:16 pm
I think the Queen will listen. Maybe the chiefs of our Native American tribes should ask for an audience with President Obama as well.
 

Shan D. (49)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 10:30 pm
The Queen can't do anything except shame our Prime Minister and Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs into actually doing something. That said, the First Nations have met several times with the Queen and other members of the Royal Family already.
 

Ken S. (3)
Friday May 25, 2012, 12:52 am
What a waste of time. The royals only contribution to society is an ability to shake hands.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday May 25, 2012, 2:55 am
Queen should invite them for Diamond jubilee and solve the problem of the treaty
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Friday May 25, 2012, 10:40 pm
EXCELLENT!..every step, COUNTS!!
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday May 25, 2012, 11:32 pm
The Queen has very limited powers, Dandelion, and I do not think she is able to ask about the children.....she will be told more or less what she can or cannot say. However, Charles could ask - even the Duke of Edinburgh could ask - since he likes to ask awkward questions or make his own - off the cuff remarks.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday May 25, 2012, 11:33 pm
Well Ken S - how very very limited is your knowledge about what the Royals do. Ignorance seems to be bliss in your domain.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Friday June 1, 2012, 10:36 am
Noted with many thanks for posting this article Cal.
I hope there will be a follow up on this. They (First Nations) have met with the Queen already in regards to treaty rights, in the past.Maybe this time our government will be admonished by her. Heaven knows Our First Nations have been stepped on too many times!! And now there is this pipeline through the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia which could suffer many environmental hazards if not stopped.
 
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