Tell Ontario to Honour and Uphold the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850

Tell Ontario to Honour and Uphold the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850

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Robinson-Huron Treaty Relative Collective started this petition to Doug Ford and

The Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 is about shared land, responsibilities and relationships. Join us as we demand the Ontario Government become a more honourable Treaty partner to the First Nations of the Robinson-Huron Treaty and drop their appeals of the Robinson Huron Annuities case. 

To compensate for the sharing of lands and resources and to share in the wealth created in First Nations territories, the Robinson-Huron Treaty guaranteed an annual payment to Treaty beneficiaries. The annuity was to increase as resource revenues also grew but it has not changed since 1874 when it was set at $4. 

In 2010, First Nations beneficiaries of the Treaty formed the Robinson-Huron Treaty Litigation Fund to pursue litigations against Canada and Ontario for failing to increase the annuities payments since 1874. 

The Annuities case is happening in three phases. Phase 1 and 2 were decided in favour of the First Nations of the Robinson Huron Treaty. Ontario has appealed these rulings, seeking more litigation rather than honourable negotiations.

The First Nations of the Robinson-Huron Treaty have waited long enough for justice. We are angered to see taxpayer money fund Ontario’s fight against First Nations peoples and against fulfilling our Treaty obligations.

Uphold your Treaty responsibilities by signing this petition, by sharing it with friends and family, and sharing it through social media. We welcome all signatories, wherever you live and whoever you are (if you are an Ontario resident, please indicate this).

Although many petition signatories may not agree with resource extraction companies generating wealth through exploitation of the earth, nor with Governments profiting from these activities; they nonetheless strongly believe that Treaty agreements should be honoured and that Indigenous Nations should not be excluded from receiving promised funds that would help ensure the health and wellbeing of their communities.

Learn more about the Robinson-Huron Treaty and the Annuities case on the website or follow along on Twitter or Facebook

We also encourage you to voice your opposition to Ontario’s appeals of Justice Hennessy’s Phase 1 and Phase 2 decisions to your Member of Provincial Parliament (if you are an Ontario Resident). 

We ask all signatories of this petition to call or email the office of the following Ontario officials:

Please also take the time to contact your own MPP if you live in Ontario. Please click here for a template email/script you can use.

 

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