OPEN LETTER RE THUNDR BEACH ENCAMPMENT

Johnny Hawke 81 Ogema Miikaan

Gchimnissing Anishinabe Aki 705 529 3676 ojibwayrebel@gmail.com

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations 10 Wellington St, 21th Flr, Room 2100 Mail Stop 2100-BH Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H46 Email: carolyn.bennett@canada.ca Phone: 819-997-0002
Beausoleil First Nation 11 Ogema Miikaan Christian Island, ON L9M 0A9 705 247 2051 executiveassistant@chimnissing.ca bfnchief@chimnissing.ca chief-council@chimnissing.ca

Tiny Township Council 130 Balm Beach Rd W Tiny, ON L0L 2J0 Phone: 705-526-4204

Monday June 28, 2021

Open Letter regarding Negig Clan Heritage Centre Encampment Campaign

Aahniin/Greetings

My name is Kaikaikons of the Atik Clan from the Negig Clan Territory of the Anishinabek Nation and referred to by the Crown as John Hawke 1410167801 of Christian Island Indian Reserve 30 A. I am writing today to inform you of an outstanding grievance regarding the unceded lands of the Negig, Atik and Naame Clans, (Chippewa Tri Council) also referred to by the Crown in the Upper Canada Treaties as the Chippewas of Lakes Huron and Simcoe.

I am not an elected official of the colonial, racist and gender discriminative Indian Act system which is in breach of International Laws that protects fundamental Human Rights through the International Covenants Canada is signatory of. It is through my inherent Anishinabe rights and fundamental Human Rights and responsibility to my Clan, the Anishinaabe Constitution that I address such matters I speak of, exercise and protect.

On June 21, 2021 I erected what I am calling a Mobile Heritage Centre on unceded Territory of the Anishinabe Negig Clan (Aisance Band) in which I am a community member of. This is an encampment that is exercising inherent rights to occupy our territories in an effort to engage in cultural practices and educate our communities on the historical land injustices and to work together with concerned members of the local non-Indigneous community to find practical solutions to our shared grievance of being denied access to water, a fundamental human right upon said unceded territories.

The Unceded Lands, 50,000 Acres in which this encampment is situated on are lands that were unlawfully taken and misappropriated by the Crown by the 1795 Penetanguishene Purchase and through an 1811 Provisional Agreement including other lands in Pre Confederation Treaties 16 and 18. Coincidently the Crown-Indigneous Relations Minister, Carolyn Bennett has Property on such lands in Tiny Township and whereas Tiny Township is also unlawfully located on.

The Encampment is ongoing to educate our communities in which we have only experienced positivity from our non-Indigenous visitors where we are set up in Thunder Beach, Tiny ON. The Mobile Heritage Centre-Encampment has been respectful, has protocols to be alcohol and drug free and keeps our area we are using clean and safe. In short our intention is to unite our issues with the non-native communities concerns of our “traditional” access to lands and beaches and to bring all those who are concerned and grassroots and elected officials, private property owners together to find a solution that is practical for all.

In Conclusion I would like to add the attempt to remove the encampment from such unceded lands of the Negig Clan Territory by Tiny Township or other Crown Entities is unlawful and in breach of international laws which may come with consequences in an International Criminal Court and may only contribute to frustrations being felt across Canada is regards to Canada’s relationship with Indigneous Nations and Peoples in which I feel Tiny Township may not want to be responsible for. Below are some documents that legitimize the historical grievances.

In the Spirit of a Nation to Nation Relationship
and Truth and Reconciliation

Kaikaikons, Atik Clan Johnny Hawke 705 247 2120 ojibway rebel@gmail.com

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