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Maiyoo Keyoh fundraises for declaration of Title

August 10, 2016

The Maiyoo Keyoh is a hereditary Indigenous group of people.  As a long standing hereditary community, we have a strong attachment to the land and its governance.  We are a constitutional beneficiary under s. 35 of the Constitution Act 1982.  We have very strong evidence and a very strong claim for Aboriginal title to our keyoh territory.  We have always been and continue to be the keepers of the Indigenous traditions and the governance over our keyoh territory.

For us, our traditions and indigenous land laws are clear that Aboriginal title is held not at the nation level but by each of the keyohs individually as smaller Indigenous collectives or groups.

Admittedly, statutory creations overlap with some of our membership. But Indian Act bands, like Nak’azdli are not the historic governance structure and title holders according to our Indigenous laws and customs.

Contrary to the honour of the Crown, Federal and Provincial governments argue against our Indigenous system of governance and their Duty to Consult, and the duty to reconcile Aboriginal title.  We are left with but one alternative, to file a costly Aboriginal title claim in the courts.

Donate Now and help the Maiyoo Keyoh in its pursuit to Rights & Title as well as in its fight for the preservation of the Maiyoo Keyoh Territory.

The Maiyoo Keyoh Society is a Registered Charity with the CRA and issues charitable income tax receipts.

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