We the Founders of The Métis Eastern Tribal Indian Society of Maine having declared;
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 today's society.
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 Métis 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.