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Published in 1984 by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs

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Excerpt:

What do the Elders say? First we look at our own pattern of discovery of these issues. Every time we faced a crisis we discovered a new awareness of the truth which strengthened our position. We find this again in consent. The older generation will now say to us – now we got the picture – right in our dealings with Canada and her robbing the Indian Nations of our land. But down the road are we going to uncover further truths  which prolong the political uncertainty of our people. So even in this, they say we did not go far enough. We are right in what we have found on consent. But to go further, we should not be moving to entrench our selves in the Canadian Constitution. Again we have to look at why they maintain this stance and seek out the meaning of this position.

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