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Position Paper of the Sinixt Nation-1991
Position Paper of the Sinixt/Arrow Lakes Band
May 12, 1991
We, the Sinixt descendants, take the position that no other nation, government, organization, or group has the right or authority to negotiate any matters concerning our inherent rights without our full involvement and consent.
We the Arrow Lakes peoples do not recognize the Colville Business Council's resolution 1991-89 regarding Arrow Lakes, nor will we recognize any other governments in North America. Only we can decide our own destiny which has been put in place by the teachings of Coyote.
Any actions that do not include all the Sinixt/Arrow Lakes people and their descendants that reside on this island known as North America is invalid.
Our main concern for the day is to put our uprooted Elders to rest, where they belong.
Hereditary Chief Francis L. Romero
Eva C. Orr
Lawrence F. Tonasket
Valerie J. Babtiste
Vance R. Campbell, Sr.
Walter Lawrence Swan
Mario Dean George
Trudi E. Tonasket
cc: United Nations
United Nations Commission on Human Rights
United Nations Sub-Commission for the Prevention of
Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
President of the United States of America
Prime Minister of Canada
Premier of British Columbia
Governor of Washington State
Department of Indian of Affairs offices
Bureau of Indian Affairs offices