Resolution Number: 2003-09-10Mushkegowuk Protocol On Resource Development
2003-09-10 EXCERPT:

Mushkegowuk Council 1 ath Annual Assembly

Resolution No. 2003-09-10

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

New Post First Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Chief Theresa Hall Attawapiskat First Nation

Chief Norm Hardisty Jr. Moose Cree First Nation

Delegate, Fort

Albany First Nation)

Certified copy of a Resolution passed on September 11, 2003

September 11, 2003

Chapleau, Ontario


WHEREAS each affiliated First Nation of Mushkegowuk Council has the right to govern themselves, and with it, rights to the use and benefit of its traditional lands;

WHEREAS it is the desire of each First Nation to grow and prosper and become self sufficient;

WHEREAS our traditional lands have always been a means to sustaining our people through the generations;

WHEREAS managing our traditional lands and resources will provide a means of restoring our well-being;

WHEREAS the collective will of Mushkegowuk Council is to provide responsible and accountable political leadership to meet the social, economic, cultural, educational, spiritual and political needs of First Nations.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Assembly endorses the development of a Mushk,egowuk Resource Development Protocol that will serve to set out the principŁ'cŁ and terms by which resource development will be undertaken--I

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AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such a protocol shall identify and respect each First Nation's traditional lands and that the protocol respects the rights of affiliated First Nations;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the protocol shall serve to strengthen the collective means by which resource development will be undertaken in the Mushkegowuk territory;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Mushkegowuk Council, in conjunction with each affiliated First Nation, be mandated and directed to develop such a protocol and present the draft at the 19th Annual Assembly in 2004 and that the protocol be ratified by each First Nation.