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Foreign peoples upon our homelands of Qu'wut'sun and Canada

United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social AffairsRoom DC2-2310New York, NY 10017USATelephone: +1 212 963 1707Fax: +1 212 963 1010E-mail: [email protected]: www.un.org/desa

Aboriginal Affairs lands, Vancouver office, Aboriginal Affairs lands, Ottawa, ON office Lands of Cowichan Tribes Reserves; Protect and Sustain the the rights of land and estates of the Original Families of Qu'wut'sun; Remove lands administration who do not know our families or longhouse protocols on lands and administration of lands from Cowichan Tribes. Remove people who are not born into Cowichan, that systemically executed policies to take full control of the band to steal our lands through office powers. We ask that the lands and estates to become restored to the Rightful Heirs of Estates, which was highly mismanaged, and stolen over a long period of time because our parents and grandparents could not read or write, nor given the information or assistance by administrators of the lands. Under Aboriginal lands acts - we apparently have protection under Legislative Land Acts.; there is no protection today from Cowichan Tribes Administration of Lands or Band Management. What the Original Families Qu'wut'sun' are experiencing is conflict between foreign governing laws with respect to lands and Aboriginal affairs policy and legislative laws do not protect the original families or individuals of Coast Salish Territory, who are the hereditary Chief’s and Grandchildren of Qu’wut’sun. Lands of Coast Salish Territory were under Control of the Clan Mothers; who carry the Word of Law of the Lands. No consultations were done, for the people to discuss land in the customary Longhouse Rules of Law to discuss any issues concerning our nation and Lands. The Land problem is a crisis situation; today, there are foreign procedures being used to deal with land issues which permits abuse toward the Hereditary Chief’s children or Grandchildren of the Land and destruction and depletion of the land base. The land base is under conflict and abuse, without cultural protection by the original families. The Clan Mothers carry the Word of Law, and have been trained through the longhouse for a Million Years. The Lands Administration of Band Lands, or Aboriginal Affairs lands and Provincial Government is a foreign body which permits abuse of the lands and transfers of lands, selling off the land and resources without cultural protection and consultation. If our grandfathers (Hereditary Chiefs) wanted to sell the land or give it away they would not have died trying to save it for their grandchildren. They did not give up the lands of Coast Salish Territory to a foreign body or population, or through foreign administration of lands. Coast Salish Territory is a portion of Cultural Land Base, which is still recognized as unceded territory. Reformation is needed, on the justice of lands and Legislation of Cultural Land Base is required to reform and make right all the wrongs committed, to give voice to the Clan Mothers who Carry the Word of Law of the Lands. A Clan Mother is picked as a child, and trained in a cultural upbringing within the longhouse by the women of the longhouse and Clan Mother. Lands were transferred under Elective Powers utilizing a foreign system of Land Administration controlled under the Federal Government of Canada. We would like the Original Families of Qu'wut'sun of Coast Salish Territory living on their Hereditary and Ancestral Land Base. Restore the Lands to Original families who carry the word of law of the land. We would like to have protection the cultural and ancestral rights of the Clan Mothers and remove foreign policy and legislation of the lands, which permits untold abuses and cultural violations. The land, water, and forests are growing weaker as the original families and Clan Mothers, and Hereditary Chief's grandchildren have been treated with great indignity by band electives over the last 50 years, and have become pushed off their ancestral lands. We ask for protection and support from United Nations for Indigenous Human Rights of Coast Salish Territory.

Signed,

Cowichan Tsou'halim

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The Native Women of Coast Salish Territory carry the Word of Law, and carry the Law of the Land. Let us protect the women and word of law of Coast Salish Territory.

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