This week’s Bamoseda
First Nations in B.C are setting up their own gambling authority.
This after First Nations have not been successful to pen a revenue sharing agreements akin to other First Nation deals elsewhere in the country.
B.C based lawyer Joseph Linkevic doesn’t think too highly of Tom Flanagan’s book ‘Beyond the Indian Act’. The book promotes First Nation land privatization and Linkevic thinks the formula spells disaster.
It didn’t get much air time by the big broadcasters during the G8 Summit in Huntsville….but Wasauksing Chief Shane Tabobondung was included in the dignitaries who welcomed the G8 leaders to the territory. Tabobondung told Bamoseda what it was like to meet the leaders.
Opposition and NDP leader Jack Layton told Bamoseda it was unfortunate that Indigenous issues never hit the table during either of the Summits. He says it’s also unfortunate Canada still hasn’t signed the U.N Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Laureen Harper, Canada’s First Lady played host to the other G8 First Ladies, with a ‘Muskoka Experience’. Part of that experience included moccasin making with Sunshine Tonasca-Brazeau, founder of Qeumeez. She says the First Ladies were “ridiculously down-to-earth.”
George Leach – Indian Time
Tomson Highway and Patricia Cano – Kisageetin
Wayne Lavallee – All My Relations