This Right does not derive from any other source
than Nature’s Laws itself, and was give to the First People.
Constitutional law is seen to be derived from and
ultimately resting upon Nature’s Laws. Since the conceptions
of that law are by universal consent rooted in individual
languages and cultures, one would have to think that
Indigenous peoples see the Law as fragmented.
Not so. The words of Zebedee Nungak, an Inuit leader
speaking in the final moments of a First Ministers’ meeting
in 1987 ring true for many Aboriginal people today:
We continue to have a hope that this great country, which
we embrace as our own, will have the sense and the decency
-- not that I doubt its decency -- to someday, in my
generation, recognize our rights, and complete the circle of
Confederation, because if it is not going to be done in my
generation, I have my son standing behind me who will take
up the fight with your sons and your sons’ sons.