Wednesday April, 25 2012





Coldwater Heritage Museum Board of Ditrectors have requested to the organizers of an Anishinabek Oshkimaadzig Camp to pack up and leave the Museum’s property as soon as possible in a show of good faith after setting up camp without permission.


The Camp has been set up for over a week by three Anishinabek Men who are trying to bring an awareness of the 1764 Niagara Treaty Belt, 24 Nations Belt, Two Row Wampum, the One Dish One Spoon Belt and the Ojibway Friendship Belt where they feel Canada’s Specific Claims Policy along with the Indian Act are in breach of these peace agreements as well as the Canadian Constitution.


” Our intention was not to cause any disruption between the residents of Coldwater or the members of the Four Communities in the Coldwater Land Surrender. Our intention is to raise awareness that an absolute surrender of our land title is an absolute surrender of our Sovereignty. As of yet our lands have not been surrendered. ” says Memeskwaniniisi one of the camp organizer’s


” In a show of good faith we will leave only if the illegal occupiers of our traditional territories also leave until a resolution to this fraudulent surrender as been resolved using an approach that is reflective of our peace agreements represented in the expressed belts and Canada’s Constitution.” We only want to establish a partnership with our neighbours and enhance this museum with factual historic facts of this area and mobilize our people who only want to uphold our end of the peace agreements. We Will not Surrender or leave.” says Kai Kai Kons another of the camps organizers.


A meeting today between OPP Aboriginal Response Team, Museums’ Board of directors and the Camp was held to establish a partnership with the Museum. a Second meeting to come to a resolution to this issue will be held tomorrow at 1pm.


OPP are closely monitoring this situation. The Camp is calling out to all supporters to join the encampment  and help uphold the peace agreements.

FACEBOOK UPDATE PAGE:  Oshkimaadziig Camp


  1. “we are never going to get the land that was taken back…”Chief Stinson Henry
    “Our leaders didn’t listen to us…” Johnny Hawk
    This land claim like so many others are asking us to surrender our land…the original wrong committed was about a fraudulent transaction whereby the chief’s were asking (and thought they got) the title to their land.

    I think the negotiators negotiated for compensation money for loss of use of that land…and then surrender.
    What should have been negotiated was , compensation for loss of use and then title…

    This would leave the land in the hands of the First Nations, and solve the economic woes for these communities, by leaving them a share of the taxes on their land going forward, and enable them to rise up, economically.

    The government is intending to use the out-come of this settlement as a model for future claims. That is why this claim needs to be well understood by us involved in it, to save our brothers and sisters facing land claims with this government, these other options.
    Now I realize that this land claim has been negotiated, and is expected to be settled…but wouldn’t it have been better done the right way?


    1. Jenner POMO Indian USA California-Pocahonest wellfair program and they thought it mean take every thing. Cathlics of god lets babtiz then and send them to God. God Violation of the rule sheal not kill the inacent. Darwin evolutions and Darwin Sociallizam-The rich is above the poor and they throught there wait around like a bowl. So let are sprit speek.


  2. i think we should have this camp becouse we need it for youger genration for needs for kids to learn there language for the diffant res ok jonny hank


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