We The Founders of The Métis Eastern Tribal Indian Society of Maine
That our peoples are the descendants of the original peoples of this land,
having been put here by the creator;
That the Creator gave us laws that govern all our relationships for us to
live in harmony with nature and Mankind;
That the laws of the creator defined our rights and responsibilities and
we as a community also respect the rights and responsibilities of
That the Creator gave us our Spiritual beliefs, our languages, our cultures
and a place on Mother Earth which provided us with all our needs.
That we have maintained our freedom, our languages and our traditions
from our creation as a people.
That we continue to exercise the rights and fulfill the responsibilities
and obligations given to us by the creator for the land upon which
we were placed.
That the Creator has given us the right to govern ourselves and the right
to self determination.
That the rights and responsibilities given to us by the Creator should not
be altered or taken away by any other nation.
That our aboriginal title, aboriginal rights and national and international
treaty rights exist and are recognized by national and international law.
That the Constitution of the United States of America protects our
aboriginal title, rights (collective and individual), national and
international treaty rights.
That our government powers and responsibilities exist; and
That the Metis Eastern Tribal Indian Society of Maine is one of many
communities and individual groups with our own unique identity
and is part of the national and international communities.
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