In this work, CHIPPEWAR expresses how Indigenous communities’ sovereignty is not honoured by the Canadian Government.
The current systems force and enforce a governance of Chief & Council, which is not Indigenous law or governance. Indigenous peoples are beholden to these foreign governance systems against their will through Chief & Council, Indigenous lobbyist groups, and various other institutionalized organizations. These systems are forced upon Indigenous communities and disregard any previous governance systems that Nations may have had such as matrilineal or patrilineal systems, clan associations and family ties.
The United Nations defines this as GENOCIDE.