>This was left on the comment board underneath post on the situation in Caladonia. The man clearly knows what he’s talking about this had been bumped fairly far down the page by the time I found the comment so I wanted to make sure everyone saw it.
He refutes a couple points that I made. Since this is not the first time I’ve been taught something I didn’t know and will certainly not be the last – I thought I would give his point fair exposure.
” “The law is the law”. The law, in this case, includes the Treaty of Albany, the Two Row Wampum agreement, the Royal Proclamation of 1763, all of which recognise First Nations’ sovereignty. At a variety of different levels, from treaties to the census (which Statistics Canada does not take on First Nations reserve communities), we recognise and treat the First Nations as sovereign entities.
Now, in this case, as the news release from the Chiefs and Clan Mothers makes clear, the law (the Treaty of Albany) provides a process for the Canadian government to ask the Haudenosaunee for the extradition of offenders who have committed theft or a number of other offences.
John G. Spragge | Homepage | 06.15.06 – 10:40 pm “
Clearly he’s more educated on the subject than I, so there’s no need for a rebuttal. Well said, John.