Resolution Number: 2019-10-14Engaging Canada And Ontario In Discussions On The Recognition And Implementation Of Indigenous Justice Systems In Mushkegowuk Communities
2019-10-14 EXCERPT:

Attawapiskat First Nation

Kashechewan First Nation

Fort Albany First Nation

Moose Cree First Nation

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Chapleau Cree First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Annual Mamowihitowin

Chief David Nakogee

Attawapiskat First Nation

Tom Kioke, Proxy

Taykwa Tagamou Nation

Certified copy of a resolution passed on October 25th , 2019

October 252019

Attawapiskat First Nation

Resolution No. 2019-10-14

Engaging Canada and Ontario in Discussions on the Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Justice Systems in Mushkegowuk Communities

WHEREAS, the Mushkegowuk communities have an inherent right to self-governance; and

WHEREAS, the Mushkegowuk communities have maintained a nation­to-nation relationship with Ontario and Canada; and

WHEREAS, the Mushkegowuk communities have their own legal traditions and governance frameworks; and

WHEREAS, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call-to-Action No. 42 calls upon the federal, provincial and territorial governments to commit to the recognition and implementation of Aboriginal justice systems;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Deputy Grand Chief Friday of Mushkegowuk Council will engage with the governments of Canada and Ontario in drafting a Memorandum of Understanding to guide future discussions about Mushkegowuk Council's assertion over Cree laws and jurisdiction; and to increasing Mushkegowuk communities' control over the administration of justice within their communities.

Resolution No. 2019-10-14