This Is Our Land
TRADITIONAL LAND USE
The Paul First Nation conducted interviews, recorded oral history, and testimony from the elders and custodians of knowledge, compiling invaluable data and information for a virtual library of the history of the people, its traditional customs and practices, and the significant areas of interest. This initiative also included mapping, landmarks, trap-lines, and spiritual and ceremonial sites, common to our people.
VIDEO PRESENTATION FROM YOUTUBE
Lets look at a similar stories from other parts of Indian country that seem to relate to the way we are today. This story is not part of the Pauls First Nation but it is relateful in the way it is expressed.
TAKU: OUR LAND IS OUR FUTURE
The Paul First Nation are an aboriginal people with rights that are protected under treaty, covenants, charters, and laws with respect to Sections 91 and 92 of the Constitution Act 1867, and Section 35 of the Constitution Act 1982.
That the people of the PFN continue to practice the ancient customs, rituals, and practices with respect to hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering.
That the PFN have the inalienable right to determine their own social, cultural, and economic pursuits as defined by international laws and covenants. There must be a commitment from companies to respect the aspirations of the PFN with reference to their choices of employment and vocation by providing opportunities to the PFN in a meaningful and prudent manner within the principles of good faith and fair dealings.
That the PFN hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering take precedence over other uses in the said lands, and that the PFN must be afforded first consideration in the planning of industrial activity.