SEXUAL HARASSMENT/CHILD MOLESTATION STRATEGY OF CHOICE TO ATTACK ONKWEHONWE MENMNN. Jan. 25, 2007. There is a tried and true strategy being used by Indian Affairs, corporate governments and their agents to get rid of our men who question their corruption and whom they want to “get under their control”. It?s called the ?Let?s-get-him-charged-with-sexual-harassment-or-child-abuse? strategy.

Back in 1990 a band council out west received multi millions of dollars on behalf of their people. It was a settlement for a claim. Indian affairs parachuted in a blond long legged woman to become the auditor. Her salary was $1.4 million a year. She didn?t audit the money. She audited the men. Before long, fights were going on among them. One man eventually committed suicide. This auditor approached one dissenter that the Indian Affairs was particularly anxious to shut up. She tried to get him into a compromising situation so she could charge him with sexual harassment. When he confronted her about what she was trying to do, she said, ?Nobody will believe you?. He knew that too. He reported her attempts to the RCMP.

In the 1980?s there was a young warrior who was speaking out about the corruption of Indian Affairs against his people and how Onkwehonwe can assert our rights. Suddenly a woman and her daughter made charges of sexual harassment against him. He eventually won his case at the Supreme Court of Canada level. It was too late. His reputation had been destroyed. He moved away and started again somewhere else.

In the early 1990?s a warrior, who could not be faulted, was asking the corporate government too many questions they did not want to answer. He adopted children. Next thing the local social services in the community falsely charged him with child molestation. Again it was almost impossible for him to defend himself. The child accusers were protected and nothing could be revealed about them and their family background. Social Services had created the situation. Eventually the RCMP told him if he didn?t move out of the country, he would spend many years in jail.

Then recently a former ironworker turned lawyer got a job in the band council to clean up the office and get the employees working. He was charged with sexual harassment by four women. They were protected by a publication ban and could say anything they wanted. With hard work and a deft lawyer, he was able to prove that these charges were false. But his reputation and his professional practice had already been almost destroyed.

There have been many other similar instances. A common threat runs through these cases? They all threatened the powers that be. The charges were almost impossible to defend. The accusers could remain anonymous. The aim was to defame the victim for the rest of his life and to destroy their credibility with their people.

Another covert Indian Affairs operation that victimizes Onkwehonwe men is the ?Let?s-get-them-crying-at-the-healing-circles? tactic?. The courts play along by ordering our men to attend them. There they have to confess everything while being assured that whatever they say is privileged. This is not so. Sometimes when a Onkwehonwe comes forward and spills the beans on something he did 40 years ago, the next thing he knows he is charged, arrested and thrown into jail. Or he could be blackmailed into silence about the goings on that Indian Affairs wants to keep quiet or even made to do something illegal.

These circles get the information and the goods on people that can destroy them. It would seem that Indian Affairs set up these circles to get control over our people. They even train and certify those who run them. It started in 1990 after the Oka Crisis as the ?Kumik Lodge? program in the lobby of Indian Affairs? ?Tower of Terror? in Hull. They selected ?healers?, brought them in for three weeks for ?training? and then sent them out to the Onkwehonwe communities to do their ?stuff?.

Some ended up in far worse condition than when they started. The circle has no confidentiality agreement such as one would have with a lawyer or psychologist, which is on a one-to-one basis. The healers are not in positions of trust. What a setup! The Canadian government has put $350 million into the ?historical-molestation-in-residential-schools? strategy. We?ve been told by more than one person that some are offered $20,000 to say they were molested even if they weren?t. Then they have to go for ?healing?. Suddenly social services arrives on the scene and grabs their children to get them ?out of danger?.

Does this story sound familiar. This is a new version of the old genocidal scheme to get our guys and break up our families in order to weaken our society. They want to keep us so busy that we can?t ask the obvious question of why they are here and why they won?t go home to the land of their own ancestors.

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News
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