We Are Stewardship Warriors

Posted by Don Richardson

on Jul 14, 2015 9:42:00 AM

 

 

On July 8, 2015, we had the opportunity to assist Larry Sault, former Councillor and Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and former Grand Chief of the Iroquois and Allied Indians - and now CEO of Anwaatin,  for his address to the Climate Summit of the Americas.  Following his speech, there were many requests to have access to a copy.  Here, with Councillor Sault's direction, is the text of his address.


 

We are Stewardship Warriors

Larry Sault, Councillor for the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
 
Speech to the Climate Change Summit of the Americas, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

July 8, 2015

 

YOU ARE WELCOME

 

I’ll begin by thanking Premier Wynne; Ontario’s Environment Minister: Glen Murray and the rest of the Summit Organizers. Our First Nation ancestors have always reminded us about our spiritual connection to the natural world. It’s my privilege to be invited to talk here this morning.

200 years ago, this was the original homelands of the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation and one of the largest fur trade routes on the great lakes. This was our home. So on behalf of our membership we welcome other Tribal and First Nation Leaders, dignitaries from the 41 countries from the Americas, Mr. Felipe Calderón, Chair of the The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, former United States Vice Presicent Al Gore, California Governor Jerry Brown, Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard and you - our guests.

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Topics: Ontario Climate Action, Sustainability Innovation in Ontario, Aboriginal Land and Water Stewards