Values, Objectives, Assertions

The assertion of the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin is:

I. To manage and protect our inherent rights, sovereign rights and responsibilities as caretakers, protectors and stewards of our Nations’ ecosystems and all within it; and
II. To assert our absolute power and authority to grant permission when and where appropriate about development, exploitation or proposals that we feel will impact our ecosystems, rights and interests; and
II. To protect our absolute right to make laws in our traditional territories that govern our Nations, our lives and our ecosystem and all who seek to enter our territories for any reason; and
II. To maintain our inherent rights to engage, discuss, negotiate and grant permission to any nation or corporation or individual that we feel will enhance any and all opportunities and circumstances for our Nations, within our territories.
…and further to allow said Chiefs and their Tribes the full and free privilege to hunt over the territory now ceded by them and to fish in the waters thereof, they have been in the habit of doing…..

The values of the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin are:

  • Community shared identity rooted in the culture and connection to the land
  • Sharing of abundance – taking care of one another
  • Family unity; everyone having a role to play in traditional economy
  • Respect for the land and the spirit of all living things – “all my relations”
  • Life skills learning from an early age
  • Respect, caring, sharing: values that were carried by the whole community

The expectations for the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin are:

  • To create a common vision and purpose the Robinson Huron Treaty membership
  • To facilitate community education on our shared rights and responsibilities
  • To provide and receive feedback/input on the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin initiative GIS Mapping of the Treaty area
  • To develop a comprehensive strategy within the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin organization to deal with potential issues and priorities to advance
  • Treaty Based Reconciliation
  • Overlap concerns, boundaries by shared waters, Williams Treaty, Algonquin land claim and Superior Treaty
  • Deal with the Metis Nation issues within the Treaty territory

The general objectives of the Robinson Huron Waawiindamaagewin are:

  • Capacity and advocacy building
  • To develop a common vision and a common purpose
  • Recognize, protect, enforce Treaty rights and other Indigenous rights
  • Develop and maintain the living relationship between the First Nations and the Crown
  • Develop protocols with the First Nations and the Crown
  • Create a clearing house/library of resources
  • Develop current principles of Treaty partners