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PROPOSED LAND TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH PAYS PLAT, PIC MOBERT & ROCKY BAY FIRST NATIONS

Dear Members,

Red Sky Métis Independent Nation™ (RSMIN) has engaged in conversation with the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (MAA) regarding the proposed Land Transfer agreements with Pays Plat, Pic Mobert and Rocky Bay (Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek) First Nations.  The Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has compiled information packages we have enclosed for you to review.  This issue is very important and we would appreciate your input.

The proposed land transfers in question are located within the Robinson Superior Treaty area and may impact our Aboriginal and Treaty rights.  As beneficiaries to the Robinson Superior Treaty, we wish to ensure any infringement is addressed.

The Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs has asked us to compile land use information from our members.  The purpose is to assist with decision-making related to the proposed disposition of Crown land.  To the extent any personal information is provided, it will not be shared with any other party by Ontario unless prior consent is obtained or unless required by law.  Comments not constituting personal information may be shared with others as appropriate.  The information being collected on behalf of the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and the Ministry of Natural Resources is pursuant to MAA’s mandate in respect of Aboriginal affairs and MNR’s authority under the Public Lands Act and Environmental Assessment Act.

RSMIN will compile the information received and forward it to MAA.  Please indicate if this information is confidential.

Your Name (required)

Address

Phone Number

Your Email (required)

Please indicate which proposed transfer area the information below pertains to. If you are referring to more than one proposed transfer area, please indicate which area you are commenting on :
Pic MobertRocky BayPays Plat

1. Do you use the lands identified for particular purposes?

2. If so, what kinds of activities that are carried out on the land, particularly any harvesting or other activities related to our community’s asserted rights?

3. Who do you engage in the activities with?

4. Do you have any other special family or other connection to these lands that you can share with us? (Historic or modern day)

5. Do you have any additional information or concerns you would like to share with us?

Representatives from the Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs are willing to host a membership meeting to discuss Ontario’s land claims process on June 26th, 2012Please indicate your interest and availability to attend.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this request.  We would appreciate your replies no later than July 6th, 2012.  Completed questionnaires may be mailed to 406 Victoria Avenue East, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 1A5, dropped off at the office in person, emailed to rsmin@tbaytel.net or we would be willing to take your information over the phone by calling 807-623-4635.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

 

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