‘Metis Smelling Easy Money’

The original ‘Metis Nation’ was in Manitoba and Saskatchewan; yet, ever since the Supreme Court foolishly categorized them as ‘Aboriginal’, so-called ‘Metis’ have been popping up all across Canada, demanding their Race-based ‘Aboriginal rights’ — even including land claims!!! Now, industry and government must ‘consult’ with them whenever working within their claimed — and unproven — ‘traditional territories’…

“Fort McKay’s ‘Indigenous’ {sic, they mean ‘Aboriginal’} communities say they are ready to begin talks with the proponents of the planned Alberta-to-Alaska rail link. 

“In an Oct. 6 interview, Ron Quintal, president of the Fort McKay Metis ‘Nation’ {with a claimed membership of 893}, said the proposed $22-billion project would pass directly through Metis ‘traditional territories’ as it connects Fort McMurray to Delta Junction, Alaska… 

{Metis are claiming fur trade routes as ‘traditional territory’, thereby giving them claim to a large percentage of Canada…} 

“Quintal said the Alaska-Alberta Development Corp., or A2A, have had “cordial” conversations with Metis leadership. Discussion surrounding Metis priorities, such as environmental and economic sustainability for the community, have made Quintal hopeful for future talks.

The community has made it very clear that they will stand up for Mother Earth {Oh, just quit with the B.S.!} but the fact of the matter is our community, at this point, relies very heavily on oilsands development”,
said Quintal.
We take the economic aspect very seriously.”

“A Thursday statement from the Fort McKay ‘First Nation’ (FM‘FN’) {a ‘nation’ of 920 people} said leadership has also had preliminary talks with A2A representatives, but it was too early to make a decision on the project.

Fort McKay ‘First Nation’ {‘Aboriginal community’} expects to be meaningfully consulted on any development proposed on or near its {claimed} ‘traditional territory’,”
said the statement.

“The company has said ‘First Nation’ and Metis communities along the route will be offered ownership stakes in the project. The company hopes to have the 2,570-kilometre line operational by 2026. The project is being spearheaded by Edmonton-based businessman Sean McCoshen, CEO of the McCoshen Group.

“Potential cargo would go beyond bitumen destined for international markets. Other items include grain, potash, sulfur, gravel, food and machinery. Passenger lines might also be considered. The proposed route is not a new idea. As recently as 2015, a report for the Alberta government found an Alberta to Alaska rail project was feasible.

“The report, completed by the University of Calgary’s Van Horne Institute, concluded the project would offer a fast way to ship goods to international markets and trigger economic development in local communities. But it also cited plenty of challenges the project would face, even in a favourable economic and political climate. Winter would make construction costly and limited. It would also be difficult to get materials and workers to remote locations.

“It also warned regulatory issues between multiple jurisdictions, ‘Indigenous’ groups and stakeholders on both sides of the border could bring the same bureaucratic and political fights already seen in pipeline projects.

“Premier Jason Kenney and Wood Buffalo Mayor Don Scott have both shown support for the project. In an interview earlier this month, Scott called federal regulatory policies “very slow” and hoped they would not hurt the expected construction timeline.

“He also hoped it would provide a route for tankers, after the federal government banned tanker traffic in waters off B.C.’s northern coast.”

–‘Fort McKay First Nation, Metis leaders ready for talks on Alberta-to-Alaska rail project’,
Sarah Williscraft, Fort McMurray Today, October 13, 2020

‘Rail line that would connect Alberta to Alaska gets U.S. approval’,
CTV News Edmonton, September 30, 2020

See also:
Fighting Over Unearned Spoils{Sept.5, 2020}:
“Metis ‘Nation’-Saskatchewan (M‘N’-S) director Derek Langan, describing eastern Metis people, used the words “mix bloods”, “Heinz-57s”, “mongrels” and “monkeys” during a speech…”

Metis Self-Government Agreement {Sept.25, 2019}:
“The first ever self-government agreement between Canada and a Métis government. Until very recently, Canada had refused to engage in any meaningful self-government negotiations with the Métis. Now, the Self-Government Agreement explicitly recognizes the Métis ‘Nation’ within Alberta as having an ‘inherent’ and constitutionally-protected ‘right’ to self-government… Canada has signed agreements similar to the Self-Government Agreement with the Métis ‘Nation’ – Saskatchewan and the Métis ‘Nation’ of Ontario.”

Now, It’s The Metis…{July 24, 2019}:
“Now that our foolish courts have created ‘aboriginal rights’ for so-called ‘Metis nations’, we are going to have to put up with even more discrimination and Race-based government favouritism:
Under its agreement with Parks Canada, members of the Northwest Territory Métis ‘Nation’ {A lobbying organization for some partial-aboriginals} will be free to hunt, fish and build cabins in the park without a lease.”

Supreme Court Dividing Canadians{April 14, 2016}:
There is no consensus on who is considered Métis or a non-status Indian, nor need there be. Cultural and ethnic labels do not lend themselves to neat boundaries.”
{From the Supreme Court ruling… What a legal goldmine…}.”

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