|MOHAWK ACTION FILED IN COLONIAL COURT AGAINST IROQUOIS CONFEDERACYMNN. Feb. 18, 2007. A $4.3 trillion Notice of Action was filed Monday morning in Brantford at the Supreme Court by a group calling themselves “stewards of the Haldimand Treaty”. There is no such treaty. It is against those individuals and political organizations who they think are undermining the authority of the “Mohawk Nation of Grand River”, which also does not exist. We are a nation and Grand River is one of our communities.A national meeting of the Mohawk Nation is where these people can discuss their concerns. The colonial courts have no jurisdiction over this matter. It is violation of the Two Row Wampum and Silver Covenant Chain.Canada should disregard these people. They have gone outside the Mohawk Nation and Six Nations Confederacy. They have alienated themselves. In the Great Law it says if the Confederacy sees that individuals are confused, they have a duty to bring them back into the circle By going to this foreign court they have gone astray. As soon as they have come back and use the law, we will resolve these problems.The Haldimand Tract of 1794 was not “granted by King George III to the Mohawk Nation”. Nobody can grant us our own land. It is a promise of protection from all encroachment of our people who live on the Tract. The Tract is part of the vast Six Nations land. The “Mohawks of Grand River” are part of the greater Mohawk Nation. We, the Kanionkehaka/Mohawk are the “eastern doorkeepers” of Turtle Island, from as far east as Sorel of so-called Quebec, all the way out to the Grand River territory, all the way down to south of Albany, New Hampshire and Vermont.The British did not keep their promises. In 1924 Canada attacked, threw out the Confederacy Chiefs and installed the illegal “Indian Act” band council system. The Mohawk have not been left out of “present and past land dealings with the Crown and with the Canadian and provincial governments”. Canada and the Indian Act band council have disregarded us. When anyone joins the “Indian Act”, they give up their birthright. Those Kanionshoni’onwe who decide to follow the colonial way can only take their bodies with them. The land, names and birthright remains with the people. Mohawk Confederacy Chief Alan McNaughton sits on the Chiefs Council who receives the concerns of our Nation.
The Haudenosaunee Confederacy is on track. Such an internal matter doesn’t belong in the Canadian court system to be decided by a colonial judge. This violates the Six Nations constitution, the Kaianereh’kowa. They are welcome to attend meetings. The “fire” is the voice of our people. We have a peoples’ fire, a council fire, a clan fire, a women’s fire, a men’s fire and the chief’s council fire where our voices can be heard. Everyone has a responsibility to place their ideas into the discussions.
The Mohawks and other Six Nations too want a complete restoration of the original Confederacy and the Kaianereh’kowa. Many of our nations are attending Confederacy Chiefs meetings to unify our people. Our birthright and our freedom to travel throughout our homeland without inference is our foremost concern.
We are an intelligent people. We have our instructions to follow. We are working to preserve our constitution and trying to live it. We are working towards being the people we were meant to be.
Those few men who sit on those long house benches do not have all the answers. If they did, the Kaianereh’kowa would never have prescribed any duties to the clan mothers, the women’s council, men’s council or the clan council. These fires have been rekindled. We have to be responsible.
We support the men on the Confederacy Chiefs’ Council. The Rotiyaner/chiefs are trying to do a big job, to guide us to do our work. No free egalitarian truly democratic nation in the world can put all the weight on the shoulders of their leaders. We have to work with them, support them, advise them and help them stand up for our constitution. This is how our nation will continue to exist. As we always say, the door of the longhouse is always open for anyone to find their way inside.
No on can sell or give away our land. Any land of the Rotinonhsonni’onwe involves the whole Confederacy. If any of the nations no longer want to retain their territory, then it reverts to those remaining nations who continue to adhere to the Kaianereh’kowa. Kanionshoni’onwe means that the house belongs to those who follow the ways of the longhouse. As long as we adhere to our law, we remain the title holders to the land.
Canada continues to fraudulently create sales of our land. They are proving once again that they never can legally claim what belongs to us. All they can do is to continually steal from us.
These individuals have taken internal issues of the nation and the Confederacy to a foreign court. We remind the foreign court that it has no jurisdiction to entertain this matter. It is out of their jurisdiction. No nation has a right to judge another nation. Canada, we remind you that there is a law that governs all people that must be respected, our laws, your laws and international law. Leave this matter to the appropriate authorities, which would be the Mohawk Nation and other Rotinonhsonni’onwe. Sovereignty is our birthright. Use it or lose it.