What is your power and authority to rule?


In 1890, the people of Kahnawake protested, pointing out the Canadian government’s lack of jurisdiction and its hypocrisy in opposing “hereditary” chiefs: ”Every nation throughout the world retains their own customs, rites, and ceremonies, and according to the British Constitution [there are] Kings, Queens, and Lords and Peers as hereditaries. Brother! We cannot account…why we cannot adhere…to our customs, rights and ceremonies.”

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