To be able to vote in the upcoming referendum on the acceptance or rejection of the AIP (Agreement In Principle) you must be registered. You cannot just show up on the day of the vote and believe you will be allowed to vote. It is a two staged process. First you must show up at the Band Office, or in some other approved manner, and register to be registered to vote. This might sound complicated and to be sure, it is. But you must be aware of this if you intend to vote.
Attached below are a series of Videos by leaders, Matriarchs and Chiefs of Tsimshian and all surrounding Nations, including Ta’Kaiya Blaney who speaks about the treaty documents her people signed. All these people are asking you to join them in resisting the push to sign Treaty giving up your traditional rights and territory.
As the BC Treaty Commission and the Treaty teams are the only people with money to pay for expensive media and information campaigns, and as they refuse to provide any information or funds to anyone wishing to offer an alternative perspective, all the widely distributed information has been one sided.
Please take the time to listen to the passionate voices of those who refuse to give up on their Indigenous status, their ancestors and their pride as Indian people, to be assimilated into mainstream Canadian culture, in essence to become a Ghum see wha.
Please think twice, think about your children, their children, and the unborn. Please consider the ancestors who have gone before; before you vote. And vote - You must - Only those who vote will be counted in the decision!Reverend Sam Lewis from Kitkatla delivers a demanding message. Short and Sweethttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFFVmn1JHUISam Lewis delivers another plea for unity. Now is the time to stand together. He clearly demands all those who claim to be Chiefs, to be real leaders and stand with their people who are standing already.President of the Council of the Haida Nation, Peter Lantin;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIAij9qEv5c Newly elected President of the Council of the Haida Nation, Peter Lantin, offered his unqualified support for the grassroots efforts of the people of the Northwest. This his first public speaking engagement, off of the Island of Haida Gwaii, since being elected, he took it as an honour. Lantin reference the All Native Basketball Tournament taking place at the same time next door speaking to the unifying nature of all the Nations of the North Coast.An Inspiring Speech by Twelve Year Old Ta’Kaiya Blaneyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHPNhlqAbeAHenry Clifton on the Unity and Strength of the Young People and Idle No Morehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg8f_jpfFOgTlingit - Tahltan Charlie Carlick at the Idle No More Gathering in Prince Rupert, Feb 11, 2013https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsmxOOQOjfY Wet'suwet'en Chief Namox, John Ridsdalehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFHeaTYBj2UChief Namox speaks about holding a unity feast soon on their territory to unite all peoples of the Northwest.Gitxsans; Audrey Lindquist and Marlene Clifton stand with Haida Jennifer Davidsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZlgjj2HlkA plea for unity and a show of support for the Idle No More Movement. Audrey speaks about their combined ancient history. Chief Mountain at the Idle No More Gathering in the Prince Rupert Performing Arts Centerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRIZxwGiPS8 Nisga'a Chief James Robinson, Chief Mountain spoke about the treaty process and called on all Chiefs to stand behind their young people.After the opening prayer by Reverend Sam Lewis, Gerald Stewart provides context and a history lesson.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JgByTnH07sShould one wish to learn about the heart of First Nations Culture and History, Gerald Stewart demonstrates there is much to learn. he clearly shows how the culture is still very alive.Kitkatla Tsimshian Leena Minifie addresses the Foundations of the Governments extermination planshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s9y3lXVQf0Also from Kitkatla, Tsimshian Leena Minifie urged all listening to get informed and expressed how serious she saw the problem, answering questions from the crowd.Ta'Kaiya Blaney on Earth Revolution;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA_GxLLXKLs After describing her personal young life, her family and her Nations Treaty struggles, which divided her people, Ta'Kaiya talks about her world travels and corporate encounters. She uses all of this to introduce her new song, a song about change, Earth Revolution.
Listen to the song here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqJ5RGpQ31cBrigette de Pape Former Page to the Canadian House of Parliament https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLQ3jzcbVOI She held up a stop sign in front of the cameras and was fired, Brigette DePape, held her hand made sign up again to the overwhelming cheers of the Audience in Prince Rupert, February 11, 2013.Amazing Grace by Ta’Kaiya Blaneyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8Yk3vOXhwTa'Kaiya Blaney, Bridget de Pape and Crystal Olson deliver their first ever public performance - together, Acapella.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtK3Wbh2E7M United Northcoast Native Peoples March together with all British Columbians on the BC Legislature, October 22nd, 2012https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkuPK4jlbkoPeople of all ethnic groups stand united to support the Indigenous peopleVoters must also be aware that every speaker at the first meeting following the announcement of the finalized plans for the AIP vote, every Band Member who stood to speak, save one, spoke against the Treaty Process. This is information the Treaty Teams are not delivering to the voters.
Here are but two;Eagle Chief Nisgitloop - Rick Millerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mbk0BLRESoAlbert (Joe) Brookshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zum3WccuzFQ Listen to Interview with Gerald Wesley, the Chief negotiator for Kitselas and Kitsumkalum, herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7GGJFsKEFA