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I live on the stolen and occupied Quw'utsun' territory. The Hul'q'uminum'-speaking nations who have governed and cared for this land since time uncounted range from Snaw-Naw-As First Nation (Nanoose Bay) and Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo) to Malahat First Nation. Five nations (Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Ts'uubaa-asatx First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, and Penelakut Tribe) form the Hul'q'umi'num' Treaty Group, in protracted talks with non-Indigenous governments to repatriate and protect some of the lands forcefully taken by my society. I witness the inalienable rights of Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis). I advocate return of territory, governance, and compensation to Indigenous Nations, and reparations for the genocidal assaults of the colonial occupation of Canada.