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The LiL'Wat Nations evict the Royals for traspassing on unceded Native Lands
From SISIS@envirolink.org Tue Mar 24 01:10:41 1998
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 01:49:07 -0800
From: "S.I.S.I.S." <SISIS@envirolink.org>
Subject: Royalty not welcome in LiL'Wat Territory
:-:-:-:S.I.S.I.S. Settlers In Support of Indigenous Sovereignty:-:-:-:
March 23, 1998 No Copyright; Reproduce Freely
"WINDSORS GO HOME." ROYALS "EVICTED" FROM SOVEREIGN LIL'WAT TERRITORY
A visiting Charles, Prince of Wales and his two sons have been included in
an "eviction notice" issued by LiL'Wat traditionalists. The royals arrived
in BC today for a "quiet ski-vacation" at Whistler Mountain. The resort
town was illegally built on sovereign, unceded LiL'Wat Territory. The
LiL'Wat traditionalists have been seeking resolution to the forced
occupation of their lands by the Canadian and BC authorities and ecocidal
incursions by timber companies such as International Forest Products Ltd.
and genocidal resort developments such as Whistler and Blackcomb -
previously traditional trapping, hunting and burial areas. There is
presently an information blockade on the Mt. Currie reserve to publicize
the outrages which continue to occur to LiL'Wat territory, including
dubious land-leasing by the DIA Band Council system.
A climate of racism in BC has been growing as provincial politicians seek
to exploit the recent Delgamuukw land-claims decision of the Canadian
Supreme Court which is interpreted by some as recognizing "native title"
to traditional lands. The current NDP provincial government is also
stonewalling on an inquiry into its paramilitary siege of Shuswap
traditionalists at the Ts'peten Sundance camp near Gustafsen Lake, in the
summer of 1995. The discharge of thousands of rounds of hollow-point
ammunition, the use of Canadian Forces Bison armoured personnel carriers,
and videotaped RCMP commanders discussing the killing of the
traditionalists and a "smear and disinformation" campaign, has drawn
worldwide condemnation and demands that the government assent to the
Elizabeth II is the official Canadian head of state. As such she bears a
constitutional responsibility for the ongoing colonization and genocide
against indigenous peoples by Canada and BC. During the 1995 standoff, she
refused to convene a third party Constitutional Court to hear the
international and jurisdictional law respecting the sovereign rights of
Indigenous nations, as she is obligated to do in accordance with the
precedent of Mohegan Indians vs Connecticut, decided in 1773.
The Eviction Notice to the visiting Royal Princes and others who are
illegally occupying Sovereign LiL'Wat Territory reads as follows:
You are hereby notified of the illegality of your presence on LiL'Wat
land. You have been tricked into buying land from the illegitimate
government of the treasonably founded "province of British Columbia".
The "province of British Columbia" does not own our land. Your uninvited
presence on unceded, Indian land constitutes misprision of treason under
the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982, in its affirmation of the Royal
Proclamation of 1763, and is contrary to international law regarding
nation to nation treaties to precipitate settlement of lands.
The concept of "Crown Land" does not apply in "British Columbia", since
the British Monarchy never so much as laid claim to it, which claim itself
would be empty of weight in a modern, international court. Many Chiefs of
the St'latlimx Nation stated their position clearly in the Declaration of
the LiL'Wat Tribe of 1911.
These matters have been raised in provincial and federal Canadian Courts
but to unsatisfactory and inaccurate conclusions, owing to the partiality
of the courts. Having been foiled thus far by the Canadian Justice system
for over a century - also by the United Nations - the LiL'Wat People are
left to their own devices and laws to assert their sovereignty as
Caretakers of the Land.
This will include pushing back settlements which infringe upon the land
needs of the People or the needs of the Land.
DEFEND INDIGENOUS SOVEREIGNTY. NO ROYAL HOLIDAYS ON STOLEN LIL'WAT LAND!
For further information contact:
LiL'Wat Estken: email@example.com
Phone/Fax (604) 894-6095
PO Box 208, Mount Currie, BC, VON 2KO
1911 Declaration.."We claim that we are the rightful OWNERS of our Tribal
Territories, and EVERYTHING PERTAINING thereto..."
More information on the LiL'Wat Peoples' Movement:
More information on Indigenous Sovereignty and the British Monarchy:
S.I.S.I.S. Settlers In Support of Indigenous Sovereignty
P.O. Box 8673, Victoria, "B.C." "Canada" V8X 3S2
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