PIE IN THE SKY

PIE IN THE SKY    

 

MNN  Dec. 16, 2011.  Can civilization based on the violent hierarchical system and the natural world exist side by side?  No! 

How do Indigenous minds, bodies and society continue to live in reality?   What keeps some humans in slavery? 

Hierarchical civilization is unhealthy unnatural crowded living, brought here by the invaders.  They gobble up resources.  People have to decide to either start sharing or stay on the take.   

Capitalist civilization depends on constant violence against people, land, water and wild life.   Today people have to pay to exist on the earth, or armed men will take them and everything they have away.    

Long ago Mohawk artist and writer, Karonhiaktajeh, painted the “Sleeping Lion” with an Ongwehonwe face.  He said we were forced to become invisible to avoid the jaws of the hungry masses.  One day these visitors will be fighting each other.  We would then begin to stir.  Resistance does not have to be violent.  Just make it inconvenient.  

Fascism has taken over the US.  Genocide continues through depriving people of water, shelter, food, medical care and poisoning of the environment.  

Hierarchical ownership is when some individuals have more than they need.  Their control system is like a pyramid with a few bosses sitting at the top.  Without gluttonous ownership hierarchy wouldn’t exist.     

The middle class impose pacifism.  The rulers give them power to make decisions on our behalf. Manufacturing, administration and labor have been moved to other countries.  Their money is in offshore accounts.  Now they are leaving.  Those left behind are losing their masters and destroy their civilization from the inside. 

The war against man and nature is becoming savage.   Humans are being controlled by technology and artificial global markets.    

Can we free ourselves from this Frankenstein culture?  

We Indigenous have web-like relationships of inter-connected independent communities, made up of individuals, like an array of invisible knots.  

Units are equal. Social, political, economic, education and so on are structured circularly.  

Indigenous energy is based on the individual surrounded by family, clans, community and nation.  Strength comes from home and family, the strongest force in the natural world.  

Communication with outsiders is voluntary.  Soon each community must provide its own food, energy and heating.  

Information is power.  

In hierarchy the bosses want all the information.  It flows up and down, controlled by bureaucratic paths.  Bosses are told what they want to hear.  Organization spies report to them.  Collecting information is expensive.  

Small Indigenous networks keep daily information in the hands of the many, with less distortion.    

Like the human brain, connections are nurtured with sister communities to process information and pathways.  

Though Indigenous social, political and economic life are invisible, tribal and band councils’ job is to report us to their colonial overseers.  Yet they know little about us. 

The almost bankrupt US enterprise must mobilize all its resources at great cost to control its people.  

The fast flowing river has its natural destination.  We have to let go of the shore, push off to the middle, keep our eyes open and heads above water.  Some will be afraid and try to hold onto the shore.  

Don’t look outside for leaders.  Be the person you think you are.  

The colonists have created great distress.  Their people are seeking help.  Their suicide phone lines are outsourced to India, where Mohammad listens to their problems. 

They think they can fight nature and live happily ever after.  

An elder advised us, “All we can do at this time is try to hit the all seeing eye on the pyramid with a cream pie!”  

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RATS DESERT SINKING SHIP

RATS DESERT SINKING SHIP

 

MNN.  Dec. 9, 2011. Our canoe continues to float and move forward.  The invaders’ ships with their mighty masts are sinking.  The rats aboard are feeble and abandoning ship.  

The invaders came to Great Turtle Island temporarily.  The poor were sent here.  The rich came for more riches.  They murdered and exploited us.   

Figures reveal that one out of three will be indigenous here within a generation.    The visitors will have to work and share.   They can’t do that.  So they’re leaving.  

These unnatural people have been conditioned to serve their ruling secret cabal which is now re-directing them to other places. 

They do strange things like drink another mammal’s milk without getting sick.  They are separated from their mother at birth.  They are put in separate rooms to become individuals and alone in the world.  Then they are taught the first great white lie, that there is a Santa Claus.  Then they know it’s alright to lie, first to their parents and than to lie just like them.   

White males say they have no future in the US; laws once protected their underhanded activities.  The loopholes they needed got closed.  It’s harder to brutalize, rob and enslave us.  

They have difficulty finding love, marriage or companionship.  They don’t want to take care of anybody.  Their preference is finding compatibility on the internet or having a foreign spouse they can abandon.  

Over 5 million students and workers are living abroad.  

Almost 10% of US households are planning to leave.   Another 10% are planning to live outside on a part-time basis.    

They say the tax man is chasing them away, taking their money, investment and jobs with them.   

Manufacturing has already gone to China and administration to India.  

They put their money in off shore accounts to avoid taxes.  Expat Americans are classified as terrorists, arms dealers and money launderers so their US bank accounts can be frozen.  Many are renouncing their citizenship. 

These professionals and skilled go where there are other Caucasians to start businesses and have a congenial life.  Mostly, they go where their employees work for less, have no unions and can get a fulltime housekeeper or personal assistant for $50 a month.  

The American dream is a tired joke.  US politicians are corrupt toothy cutouts looking for deals to enrich themselves.  They swindled the future, leaving a pilfered cupboard and a trail of lies.  

US life is small and worthless.  Lawless overlords blare ghetto trash, rap, Jerry Springer, whores, criminal culture, guns, perversion, child abuse, drug kings, sports, celebrities and CSI.  

Run down cities are controlled by the rulers, run by police and military.  

46 million are on food stamps.  The homeless, hungry, unwashed masses are lost.  When they think there is no more opportunity, they self-destruct, abandoning their responsibilities.  

Americans can go almost anywhere in the world if they bring money.  We feel sorry for the people who will Inherit them.   

They have no clans, no nation, no close family and no allegiance but to themselves and their rulers.  

They have no borders or bonds to anywhere other than to opportunities.  

They’re getting resistance to the injustice and oppression they commit on us and our land.  The natural world won’t allow us to be uprooted from our birthright.    

The rats are moving on.  The money they got from exploiting us should be dumped at our feet so we can set it on fire. 

A long time ago elder Kanietahawi said, “One day we will tell our children that once upon a time there used to be white skinned people here.  Now they’re gone!” 

When the last one leaves, take your stars and stripes rag with you. 

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“Texas Tea”

“BEVERLY HILLBILLIES” BUSH AND HARPER SUFFER FROM “BLACK GOLD FEVER”.

MNN. Oct. 11, 2006. It’s obvious that George Bush and Stephen Harper have something in common. Their behavior reminds us of a movie, “Giant” and an old television series called the “Beverly Hillbillies”. Both were around in the mid 1950’s and early 60’s.

In the movie “Giant” James Dean plays Jett Rink, a naïve ordinary guy who discovered oil in Texas. He went absolutely crazy. He wanted to get even with anyone who ever crossed him, became an alcoholic and tried to dominate everybody. He caught the “black oil” disease of the mind.

Bush and Harper are almost like brothers fighting over the gas, oil and minerals that belong to the Indigenous people on Turtle Island. Like the Beverly Hillbillies who left the Ozarks and moved to Beverly Hills after discovering oil on their property, Bush left Texas and moved to Washington and Harper left Alberta and moved to Ottawa. They may have moved but underneath they’re still hillbillies.

In the series, the Beverly Hillbillies called oil “black gold”. George Bush is like the family head, “Jed Clampett”, the nouveau riche millionaire who tries to run everything. But everything goes wrong for him. Stephen Harper is like “Jethro Bodine”, Jed’s dumb nephew. David Rochefeller of the Chase Manhattan Bank is “Mr. Drysdale”, the greedy banker who will do anything to keep the money in his bank even if he has to hurt people. Condoleeza Rice is “Granny” who is old, senile and paranoid. She thinks she knows how to deal with every situation. Belinda Stronach would like to be “Ellie May” but she doesn’t have the innocence. Jack Abramoff plays the banker’s secretary, who keeps trying to seduce Jed Clampett to get the goods on him. Underneath those fancy suits and dresses, they still wear their old tattered ragged clothes. Now Granny makes “yellow cakes” instead of soap. Jethro still can’t woo the women but acts like an idiot and doesn’t even realize it.

The Yukon and California gold rushes were like fevers that people caught when they smelt oil. “Oil fever” takes over the mind. They are ready to sacrifice the whole world for oil. The people who are behind it are the banks that made their money on our oil. Now they have the biggest banks on Turtle Island. Maybe they’re the ones running the whole show. The trouble with life these days is we don’t know who the real emperors are. At least in the days of monarchy the king got crowned and the people knew who to go after. Now they can push their agenda of world domination in secret.

Are these guys lost in some kind of children’s fantasyland? In this case it’s more like the evil bad guys in kid’s comic books. They don’t care that pollution has risen by 27% instead of going down. It is estimated that with the oil boom in Alberta pollution will go up by 39%. That’s pure evil!

The Beverly Hillbillies were a hit because here were a bunch of ignoramuses trying to run something far bigger than themselves and far beyond their abilities. They couldn’t handle what was coming at them. Everybody was trying to cheat them, fool them, lie to them and take everything off them.

Bush and Harper are pretending to protect the interests of the people while they are being seduced by the oil companies and bankers. In fact they are idiots. George Bush was an alcoholic who barely got through university. He was helped by his father to get where he’s at. When he’s not in Washington, he lives on a farm in Texas to show how down-to-earth he is. Too bad he doesn’t stay there, though he probably couldn’t run a ranch if it wasn’t for daddy’s money. Yet he’s trying to run the world. He prances around in jeans, a cowboy hat and boots. He’s really an ignorant insensitive hick who doesn’t know what’s going on.

Bush has been taken over by his “handlers”. They are powerful people who are taking advantage of his stupidity. They’ve put him in a high position and he doesn’t have a clue what is really going on and doesn’t care. Remember when he, his wife and mother went down to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit? They didn’t even know how to talk to the victims with any sensitivity. His mother said, after viewing them in the Astrodome, “They’ve never had it so good”. We noticed she didn’t offer to move in with them or to trade her living quarters for theirs. They were ignorant of the feelings of these people because the Bushes are ignorant people without compassion for the world.

Harper is no better. He’s basically an ignorant Albertan and Ottawa is too big for him. He is so afraid of the press. He has organized his press conferences so there are no more scrums. He handpicks the questioners. He wants the questions ahead of time. In other words, he’s not quite sure of what he thinks himself. He needs time to ask someone how he should answer. Imagine! He even thinks he’s a genius when he manipulates the press and decides what they should know. Yes, Jethro doesn’t want hard questions because he can’t handle it. He wants only stupid questions that he can answer. He’s especially terrified of questions about world events.

Today Harper announced that he going to out-do the Kyoto Accord to bring down the gas emissions that is causing environmental devastation. It ain’t true. It’s propaganda. Everyone knows it!

We Indigenous people are in the way because they want our land, minerals, waterways, oil and gas. So the Conservative government has put out a policy to eliminate us. It’s the 1969 “white paper” all over again to get rid of us.

The Conservative Party in Alberta showed its hand. It’s the people who have colonized Alberta and have taken over our resources that want to take over Canada. The longtime premier, Ralph Klein, is too close to the Indigenous people because his wife is Indian. Sarcastic remarks were made about her. These power mongers think that a guy with an Indigenous wife shouldn’t be premier of a province that is going to control Canada. At the party convention when they kicked him out they never gave the reason why they did it.

There are a lot of independent minded people in Texas and Alberta. It’s not that Bush and Harper are from Texas and Alberta. It’s that neither know how to live in either of these places and they’re trying to run the world.

Once these Beverly Hillbillies are no longer useful, they will be discarded too. Right now they are useful for the hidden agenda of the billionaires. They need a cowboy from Texas and an ignoramus from Alberta.

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

poster: Thahoketoteh

 

Looney Toons

DID CALEDONIA HIRE THE “THREE LITTLE PIGS?”
“PORKY PIG”, “MISS PIGGY” AND “DIRTY PIG”
HAVE ANNOUNCED ON THEIR WEBSITE THEY ARE SUING THE WOMEN TITLE HOLDERS
FOR $1 BILLION!

MNN. Oct. 23, 2006. First they were begging for $1 million and now it?s $1 billion. Doesn’t it sound like Dr. Evil, the enemy of “Austin Powers”, who asked for too little ransom? Everybody laughed at him. Where did these figures come from?

When the big guy at the top of the hierarchy goes round the bend, the sickness and confusion starts to drip downwards. It starts to contaminate all the people at the bottom of the barrel, especially those with weak minds. The big guys are trying to save themselves, but they don’t have the sense of reality that is needed to face the truth. They are sending their lower level characters to come and take us out for exposing the fraud, deception, theft, pollution and immorality.

When U.S. President Richard Nixon started getting paranoid about his political opponents, he sent in plumbers to break into Watergate to get all the goods on them. This started all his troubles. Eventually he had to quit before he was impeached.

Porky Pig has run out of money for organizing that failed riot in Caledonia on October 15th. His 20,000 “White Hog’s March” was supposed to go onto the Indigenous land and stomp the Indians into submission with their muddy hooves. Porky Pig thinks that forced assimilation is the answer to all the problems with Indigenous people. He and Miss Piggy waddled down Argyle Street with 200 of their herd up to Tim Horton’s near Kanenhstaton, the reclamation site. He had a coffee, a donut hole, “oinked” and left. There were more Ontario Provincial Police there than rioters. They didn’t riot. They just stood there and grunted at us. Thousands of us and our supporters partied on with our “Pot Luck for Peace” and had a great time.

All Porky Pig wants is to fill his “honey pail” and have 5 minutes of fame. The march on Caledonia scam worked against him. It was a flop. It bombed. Obviously he’s grunting up the wrong tree. He found out he had no public support. Canadians do not want to follow Porky Pig or Miss Piggy. Canadians are starting to wake up to the hoax and the illegalities of a society built on genocide.

So now Porky Pig has to try something else to fill his trough and pay his mortgage on his mansion in Richmond Hill, which is also on Six Nations land. We’ll soon see if the bank thinks his house is made of straw. His website states that he’s raising money to pay for his lawsuit on behalf of Caledonia against the Women Title Holders and the Mohawk Warrior Society. In other words he has a grudge against every Mohawk man, woman and child on Turtle Island.

Did Marie Trainer have a town meeting to hire Porky Pig to act on their behalf? Why are they doing it from New York State? Are they shopping around for the best venue to do their action from? Why not Ontario? Is this another publicity stunt to get more money from more suckers? What’s next? Are they going to bring down aliens and try to take over Turtle Island? Do they think the Women Title Holders won’t have any jurisdiction because it’s an air attack?

All we can figure is that the higher ups are encouraging bush league criminals like Porky Pig, Miss Piggy and, their co-swine, Dirty Pig, also known as Scotch-on-the-Rocks, to stir up as much trouble as they can for us. These three little pigs are being encouraged to take frivolous court actions against the enemies of the hierarchy to shut us up. Dirty Pig, their sidekick in New York State, runs Miss Piggy’s racist website “NY Crimewatch”. Dirty Pig is a known instigator and enforcer for some unscrupulous people.

When will the police do their job and charge Porky Pig, Miss Piggy and Dirty Pig with hate and racist crimes?

Porky Pig has announced that we Women Title Holders and our men are going be sued by Porky Pig on behalf of the citizens of Caledonia. What does he want? Let’s give him 1 billion pounds of “slop”! We wonder if the citizens who were at our Pot Luck know about this. Not to worry. We’re thinking of hiring Bugs Bunny to defend us. He seems like a sharper character than Porky Pig. All he wants is a few carrots. He can say, “What’s up, Pork” as much as he wants.

By the way, Miss Piggy is now passing herself off as a Mohawk named “Sky Woman”. On top of all that, by taking that name, she’s claiming to be the ancestor of everyone in the world! How’s that for megalomania? Is she friends with “Luke Skywalker” of Star Wars? Did she get all her information from Yoda, the swamp monster? Beware. This porker is posting all kinds of crazy hateful messages about us on the internet. But we think we know what she really wants. When we get control of our land, she wants to build a house here. Just like in the old fable, “three little pigs”, their straw house will not stand up to the huff and puff of the big bad wolf, turtle and bear.

T-T-T-That’s all folks!

Kahentinetha Horn

poster: Thahoketoteh

 

Dr. Phil?

DEAR DR. PHIL: ARE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN AN “ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP” WITH CANADA?

MNN. May 21, 2006. They say “love is blind”. When friends and relatives think your relationship is in trouble they start dropping you hints and sending you clippings from the newspaper. An alert Maliseet reporter sent this one our way. “Doesn’t this sound like Canada?”, she asked. Let’s take a look.

After all, according the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, we are “partners in confederation”. Marriage is a partnership? So let’s see how this partnership stacks up. Canada did not ask for our hand in marriage. So it must be common law! We were never given an opportunity to accept or reject their colonial advances. They came, they saw and they moved right in. To use the legal terminology, Britain assumed “sovereignty over us and our lands”. We had one hell of a dowry, didn’t we?

Marriages often begin with a honeymoon. When was ours? Marriage often creeps up on people and then they find themselves trapped. People used to think marriages lasted forever. Now they say you should get out if it’s abusive.

How can you tell if you’re in an abusive relationship? Let’s look at the list so we can decide for ourselves. Is this marriage worth saving?

1. Does your spouse stop you from talking to or prevent you from seeing family or friends? Geez! Remember the law that said we couldn’t leave the reserve and we had to get passes from the Indian agent if we wanted to visit anyone? Does the way they listen in on our phone conversations today count? We can tell that a lot of our phones and our emails are bugged. Where do people talk in this constitutional marriage partnership? Is it in Parliament? We don’t have elected representatives there. In fact, we don’t want elected representatives in a “foreign” government. Are they sure we’re married?

2. Does your spouse embarrass you with bad names and put-downs? Omygawd! Wasn’t the Indian Act called the “act de sauvages” in French? Omygawd! Remember how the Indian Act defined a person as anyone but an “Indian” right up to 1952? Didn’t Indian Affairs call us “children” and “wards of the state”? They pretended we were not capable of conducting our own affairs. Didn’t Canadian textbooks and the media present us as childlike, primitive, dirty drunken demons whose ancestors were naked, war-painted braves and princesses, kemosabes, big chiefs, squaws, flesh eaters, torturers who attacked innocent pioneers, wasted resources, whooping wagon-circling warriors, who should have died out instead of becoming gutter drunks and gun toting drug and cigarette smugglers and peace disturbers who blocked roads and bridges and burned tires? In fact, doesn’t the Canadian government have a special department of the JTF2 which bragged that “smear campaigns are our specialty”?

3. Does your spouse look at you or act in ways that scare you? Well, as a matter of fact, yes. It is rather scary to have all those guns pointed at us every time we try to talk to them.

4. Does your spouse treat you roughly, grab you, shove you, push you? Well, as a matter of fact it does. If we stare at them long enough, they’ll jump us and beat us up. In fact, they have lots of torture toys, like the latest taser guns, pepper spray, M-16’s, rubber bullets and helicopters that hover over our houses that disturb our sleep. If we don’t do as we’re told, they get court injunctions and beat us up. This happens all the time. We get stopped by the cops for potential
driving infractions and disturbing the peace. The jails are full of Indigenous people. In fact, going to jail is part of growing up for the average Indigenous youth in Canada. Many are finally murdered there.

5. Does your spouse control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go? Do they stop you from seeing or talking to friends and family? As a matter of fact, Canada thinks it can decide who our friends and family are! Look at the Indian act! It was passed without our knowledge or consent. Canada and the US also stuck borders right in the middle of our territories. About four out of five times when I try to cross to visit friends and relatives, I am stopped, searched, detained, harassed and reported on. They never find anything and have to let me go. They’re harder on our younger kids who often find themselves arrested. At Akwesasne there are 19 different policing agencies patrolling the community.

6. Does your spouse prevent you from getting a job, take your money, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money? Yeah! Didn’t it all begin with the great land grab! This spouse thinks it owns ALL of our land and resources, and even us! They always called us “our Indians”. They think they “gave” us our reserve. They think “self-determination” isn’t an inherent human right. Just the other day the new Great White Father, Jim Prentice, gave a talk about ,”How much self-determination should we give the Indians”!!! We guess he hasn’t the UN human rights protocols that Canada has signed and pledged to uphold. They’ve tried to take away our essential humanity. They like to keep us on welfare so they can keep us under control. There are lots of jobs for their “house Indians’ like band councilors to help them do this. You can be sure you’re fired if you don’t tow their line. They do everything they can to stop us from developing economic independence. They claim the right to expropriate our land to develop our resources in a way that only benefits them.

7. Does your spouse make all the decisions? You bet! We aren’t allowed to make any decisions. In 1982 Canada’s new Constitution Act claimed to affirm “existing Aboriginal and treaty rights”. The Supreme Court of Canada interpreted this to mean that before 1982 it was legal for Canada to extinguish our rights if they showed a “clear and plain intent”. What? After 1982 the Supreme Court declared that Canada can only infringe our rights if it has “valid justification”. Valid to who?? Them, of course! That’s how you rob people. Our involvement in decision making of any kind seems to be completely irrelevant in Canada’s mind. Anytime we have tried to assert our rights, we’ve been attacked and Canada’s courts have shot us down. A good marriage is supposed to be based on equal partnership. Canada should deal with us on the legal nation-to-nation basis. In this “partnership” Canada is the only one that gets to be a “nation”. They have taken to calling us “first nations”. Don’t be fooled. It’s double faced sweet talk. They think they still have us on a short leash.

8. Does your spouse prevent you from leaving after a fight? Hey, aren’t they are on our land? Shouldn’t they leave? Look at what’s happening at Six Nations. We’ve seen it all before. They come and attack us. We defend ourselves. They shove us into their paddy wagons, ambulances and take us off to their hospitals, jails and sometimes the morgue. We are not free to go to our homes. We have to be on guard and protect each other all the time.

9. Does your spouse tell you you’re a bad mother or threaten to take away your children? Well, Canada’s official state policy qualifies as genocide. [read the UN Convention on the Prevention of Genocide]. Our children were routinely taken from us to be raised in an alien culture. First, our children were killed. Then the survivors were snatched from their parents and sent to residential schools. We call them “death camps”. There they were beaten, raped, abused, malnourished, exposed to diseases and subjected to medical experimentation. About half died. Then there were the “sixties scoop” and the “seventies sweep”. Whole Generations of our kids were kidnapped and given to “nice white families”. Some were nice. A lot were not.

10. Does your spouse Act like abuse is no big deal, it’s your fault, or even deny he did it? The whole nasty business began with the pretence that Canada was going to “civilize” and “protect” us. They focused on what’s wrong with us and our behavior. Instead of of setting up treatment for them, the abusers, Canada puts us in “healing circles” and all kinds of other therapies to try to “pacify” us as if we’re the ones with the problem. They don’t want to notice what they’re doing to us. We’ve been studied to death to justify their views on us so they can continue to hold us in bondage. Canada has always denied that is has carried out genocide of 99% of our people. Imagine! It just got itself on the Human Rights Commission at the UN so it can supervise the external international agencies that are available to receive complaints from the Indigenous Peoples of the world! This is a classic case of the fox guarding the henhouse.

11. Does your spouse destroy your property, use violence against you or threaten to hurt pets or things you care about? Look at the destruction from one end of Turtle Island to the other. When the colonists arrived this was a land of plenty. Our ancestors had a relationship with the environment based on mutual respect for mother earth and all of the natural world. We managed the environment so that everything was in balance. The fish in the Grand Banks were so thick you could pull them up with a bucket. The earth was full of nuts, big berries and all kinds of game. Turtle Island was a beautiful park. In a short time the European abusers ravaged almost all of the land. In 1720 the King of England passed a law saying “no more cutting of the white pine” [our Tree of Peace. Only one strand remains in Algonquin park.] They rolled across the land cutting down old growth trees and destroying the habitat of the animals. The dug up the earth to get minerals, poisoning the water and air, leaving toxic waste everywhere that will take thousands of years to repair. Today the Grand Banks are fished out. All kinds of natural food resources are depleted. In some places fish in the St. Lawrence River can qualify as toxic waste. Lake Erie is a cesspool. The prairies are turning into a desert. Southern BC is almost all clear cut. In the north the caribou have been decimated. The ice is melting and the polar bears are drowning. The land is scarred, poisoned and becoming increasingly unlivable. Anytime we try to protect it, we are faced with threats or violence. Look at what’s happening at Six Nations right now.

12. Does your spouse intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons? The latest! Take a look at item 4. Remember the weapons cache that was found just this spring at Kanehsatake. Remember the 77,000 rounds of ammunition shot at the 26 Indigenous people attending the Sun Dance at Gustafsen Lake. Remember the way the army was deployed around three of our territories during the Mohawk Oka Crisis of 1990?

13. Does your spouse force you into sexual acts that you don’t enjoy? This is really “undercover”. In Vancouver and other western cities there are streets where men go to pick up child prostitutes. These are our children. There are 500 native women missing. Their disappearances have not been investigated. What more can we say.

14. Does your spouse threaten to kill himself? Well, we finally found something on this list that Canada doesn’t do. If it did, could you blame us if we just let it happen?

So what do you think, Dr. Phil? What kind of therapy do you suggest for this abusers? Shouldn’t Canada sign up right away? If this is a marriage, we want a divorce! 

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

poster: Thahoketoteh