Trick or treaty

Trick or treaty Whenever First Nations people enter into written agreements with government, I call it a treaty. A treaty seeks the greatest good for the greatest number and bears peace, reconciliation, mutual integrity, honour and respect. For our Yukon

Whenever First Nations people enter into written agreements with government, I call it a treaty.

A treaty seeks the greatest good for the greatest number and bears peace, reconciliation, mutual integrity, honour and respect.

For our Yukon government to rewrite (by way of amendment) Section 13 of the Yukon Oil and Gas Act, you break a treaty causing your citizens to divide.

Historically, government-induced partiality escalated into revolt and civil war.

I trust First Nations people to keep their word and not frack – despite the rest of us.

I expect the Yukon government to uphold the original agreement, the treaty and the trust.

But again, the Yukon government attempts to trick First Nations out of their rights, their land and their future.

I am ashamed of the Yukon Party.

Sandy Helland

Whitehorse