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Nature's Law
Spiritual Life, Governance, Culture, Traditions, Resources, Context and Background
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Origin of Interpretation

Indigenous Peoples

Constitutional rights
and responsibilities

Social Reality

Rights of
Interpretation

Origin of
Interpretation

Exercised as a
People

Definition of People

Great Turtle Island

Relationships

Equality

Survival for
All Beings

Survival for
the People

Right to Exist

Implications

The Land

Spirit of the Land

Judicial and Fiscal Order

Empowering

Visual representation of nature's laws


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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