My name is Jason (Rotisken:rakehte) Arbour, I am Indigenous to the Ottawa-Gatineau region of Canada. I have been appointed Rotisken:rakehte by my immediate and extended family members who have been dispossessed of our Indigenous rights as well as our Indian Village that was in Gatineau, Quebec adjacent the Chaudière falls.
Acknowledging title of Rotisken:rakehte means you have accepted and are committed to fulfill certain obligations and responsibilities. The fundamental obligation of Rotisken:rakehte is to uphold Kaianere'kó:wa "The Great Law of Peace". The responsibilities of Rotisken:rakehte is to defend the wellbeing of the community, to speak publicly, to teach the youth about their ancestry and to recover the loss of lands and human rights.
When translating Rotisken:rakehte into English, it should be described as (One Who Carries the Earth, Ancestors and Peace). To fulfill my obligations and responsibilities, I have collected and compiled an abundance of historical documentation. I have also spoken publicly, sharing our information in a peaceful manner, all while attempting to recover the loss of our lands and human rights. I have prepared and documented an abbreviated research report to educate Indigenous nations as well as the Canadian public about our legacy.
To date there has been a lack of interest in sharing this import Indigenous history from the mainstream media. So, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly share our gratitude to James O'Grady and the team at Unpublished Ottawa for allowing our community a plat form to share our research report with you the reader. Attached is a PDF that will help the public better comprehend what has happened to our community in Gatineau and the efforts one must go through to raise awareness as Rotisken:rakehte.
In Peace and Solidarity, Jason (Rotisken'rakehte) Arbour.