Indigenous Women are a diverse linguistic group of North America, which include the Hul’qumi’num Territory of the north. We honor and respect the diversity of languages to the South Americus. We Respect Honour, Truth and Dignity We are Masters of our own Lands and Destiny. We have the right to assemble as a distinct ethnic group. We have the right to govern ourselves. We are a free and oral Family of Tribe. Indigenous Women carry the Word of Law and the Law of the Land. Law is Governed by The Clan Mothers of the Longhouse of Hul’qumi’num Territory. The Indigenous Women exercises internal and external sovereignty, with historical laws and networks on a national level with a permanent population of Hul’qumi’num Territory, the Original People of these Territories. We have a cultural and traditional government structured within Longhouse, ceremonies, traditions, with cultural and traditional social protocols. Native laws that have always existed within our territories the Govern our everyday living, which was difficult to maintain because of Colonization and Systemic Racism and foreign policies that have oppressed Indigenous women and children.The leaders from each smoke house (Clan Mothers) have the capacity to enter into relationships or agreements with other sovereign and foreign bodies: like the Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia and foreign Corporations, and other countries that are structured under a foreign population with foreign laws.We declare the truth to be self-evident for land, entitlement, govern the forests, waters, plant life, wild-life, Salish Sea’s, traditional individual rights, family rights, community and national sovereignty to build on collective and political agreements and development partnerships in the best interest of the Indigenous Peoples of Hul’qumi’num Territory and embrace traditional laws that have governed Coast Salish Territories since the beginning time.We declare that we have the self-governing powers to develop an economic trade, increase economic gain, and work toward advancement within Canadian society and build on race relations within Canadian society including and following Indigenous sustainability without putting wild-life, waters, air and humanity at risk.We intend to reconcile differences with Canada and protect and serve to benefit economically, promote education, employ, and create a foundation of national stability and healing embracing our cultural heritage that has been denied through policy and legislation. We move toward Reconciliation for Acknowledgement, Recognize our Cultural Identity, and Political Governing Powers within our Nations; Reconciliation and Justice without discrimination!
My Passions:Aboriginal Human Rights
My Challenges:Patriarchal laws oppressing native women of Coast Salish Territory
My Vision for the Future:Equality within the Canadian Justice System; Removing Legislative Poverty caused by the Indian Act
My Areas of Expertise:Social Justice