Keptin John Joe Sark
OCTOBER 13, 2012
I was appalled yesterday, October 12,2012, when I heard the news that the RCMP Officers and the wood cutters had moved into that Beautiful Hemlock Grove, where we had set up a Sacred Fire, arrested all the people who had camped there for at least week.
I was disgusted and saddened by the fact that one of the Officers, after he had been told not to touch the Sacred Fire, reached into the Sacred Fire and pulled out a burning log and threw it into the stream. That was a desecration of our Spirituality and an insult to the Mi’kmaq Culture and Traditions As well as a breach of our Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and a breach of the United Nations Covenant on the Rights of the Indigenous, which the Canadian Government has signed. A we have the right to practice our Aboriginal Rights to hunt; Fish, Gather and we also have the right to practice our religion and our Spirituality on our unceded land, which includes all of PEI.
After years of our people conducting Mi’’kmaq Cultural Awareness Courses for them. They did not follow proper protocol. When they want questions answered by an elder they are supposed to visit the Elder and offer tobacco, to the Elder, before they ask for his or her council, or ask them to answer their questions. In this case they did not do that. Instead an RCMP Officer called me on the phone, which is a breach of proper protocol.
The RCMP Officer blatantly lied to the protesters at the Plan B Camp site, and they lied to me, by assuring us that nothing would take place there until proper protocols was followed in regards to extinguishing the Sacred Fir and removing the Sacred Eagle Feathers from the Hemlock Trees. By doing so they have dishonored the Crown in the right of the Federal and Provincial Governments, that they represent, and because of that I have lost all respect, trust and faith in our National Police Force, namely the RCMP, this present Provincial Government, as the Premier Robert Ghiz, is supposedly the Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs for the Provincial Government of PEI. To me and to many other people, Democracy has died in our beautiful Province of PEI.
Dr. John Joe Sark
Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council
For the District of Epekwitk (PEI)
Originally posted by madjetxe
reply to post by Kennit
In a political world the prime minister because of the insult of the visit by said Manitoba natives to Iran
will step up attacks on Canadian native peoples.Have you not watched the main stream news
how pissed the NAZI is.