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John Winthrop, a founder of the Massachusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death [among Natives] to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, ''But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.''

AFN Statement of Unity: In Honour of our Peoples and Our Land, December 2012

The following statement was adopted unanimously by Chiefs in Assembly December 6, 2012. We, the original peoples of Turtle Island hereby assert our sovereignty as Nations, entrusted to us by the Creator, As First Nations peoples, we are guided by principles of peace, harmony and respect; we are also bestowed with the responsibility by the Creator to defend our territories, including traditional and Treaty lands, We have maintained these principles despite the imposition of illegal government legislation and policies against our citizens,

Idle No More - PRESS RELEASE December 2012

Idle No More began with 4 women, Nina Wilson, Sheelah Mclean, Sylvia McAdam and Jessica Gordon, sharing a vision of bringing together all people to ensure we create ways of protecting Mother Earth, her lands, waters and people. The women began discussing the possible impacts that some of the legislation would carry if people do not do something. It became very evident that the women MUST do something about the colonial, unilateral and paternalistic legislation being pushed through the Government of Canada’s parliamentary system.

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Monthly Meeting Schedule

Our dates for 2013 monthly meetings have been published. You find the dates listed below, or view the calendar for upcoming dates.

Call to Action - FEB 2013: Harrisburg PA (USA)-cancelled explanation below.

Encampment at The State Museum in Harrisburg PA

Russell Means, Founder of Cleveland A.I.M., Will Be Missed

Sinixt Elders in Canada Need Financial Support - PRESS RELEASE September 12, 2012

IN LATEST BID FOR JUSTICE THROUGH THE CANADIAN COURTS EXTINCT TRIBE (THE SINIXT) WAIT TO SEE IF COURTS WILL DECIDE IF THEY MUST PAY COURT COSTS FOR NOT ONLY BEING EXTINCT BUT MOOT AS WELL.

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