ROTINO’SHONNI:ONWE JUSTICE SYSTEM
·MNN. Nov. 7, 2009. Colonial tyrants try to undermine any nation and peoples who assert inherent sovereignty. They won’t deal peacefully and lawfully with us. How do we protect ourselves? We are unarmed. We must assert our equality and voice.
Kaianereh’ko:wa/Great Law provides a formula for peace. It helps us use our mind. We balance out the easy and difficult, and sort out the real from the make-believe. Stretching our consciousness physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually takes vigilance. [Mann, Barbara Alice. Iroquoian Women, the Gantowisas. Peter Lang. NY. 2000]. Questioning and asking for proof is the basis of our thinking.
We look for extended meanings. This is difficult in a corrupt bureaucracy of privilege, empty rhetoric, tyranny and military might.
We assert rightness with the advice and wisdom of the people as a whole, including the continuity of genetic information, history, traditions and values of our people. We are all advocates of peace and morality.
Victims and their families bring the case to the people. It is investigated. The accused are heard before the Council fires of the men and women of their clan, the Council of their nation, as well as the Council of the Confederacy. If a clan can’t deal with it, they may pass it to another.
The Six Nations Confederacy serves as a forum of appeal from individual and community issues that cannot be resolved by the community.
Decisions have to be justified, rational and follow the criteria and process of the Kaianereh’ko:wa.
The accused have to answer to the people, their victims and their own families. The perpetrators are not jailed. They could be banished. The families of the accused compensate the injured. The defendant loses their voice only after a final decision.
The four principles of Indigenous conduct are: first is natural law; second is truth as the highest point of being and justice when truth is applied to all matters; third is applying respect to all matters; and fourth is liberty and peace based on the first three principles.
Those who divert from the Kaianerehkowa have consciously converted to a foreign dogma, like the Camel Toe Treaty cult at Akwesasne or the band/tribal council system. Their political allegiance is to a foreign entity. [Wampum 58]. They should be turned over to the colonial system. When Rotinol’shonni:onwe stray, it is only a matter of time before they are consumed by their colonial predators.
The Kaianereh’ko:wa is scientific, based on our understanding of the natural world. Fascist rules are unnatural! They are created by a few to enslave the rest and steal or control all the resources. When people adhere to man-made doctrines based on greed and illusions, they are submitting to dishonesty, slavery or death.
We must weigh all the objective realties and collectively become of one mind. [Splitting-the-Sky. Nov. 7, 2009].
We have to use the criteria of peace, righteousness and power, to get the full picture. To stay out of the colonial wilderness, we must listen to those we know and trust.
We should be suspicious of strangers or dogmas asserted without proof that suddenly appear and offer false hope. They pose as Mohawks but usually answer to some foreign intel agency. These serpents are among us to divert, confuse and gather information.