By working through the treaty process we hope to
get back our own pride, our dignity, our self-esteem, and to stand
up and say we can do it and we did it. We have always been under
the dominance of others. Now we want to see if we can do it,
how far we can go. We want to do things ourselves instead of someone
telling us what to do and how to do it. We are learning how to
do our finances, mining, forestry, land, so we will be able to
do it ourselves. We are striving to gain back our independence.