MNN. May 13, 2013. Montreal’s South Shore mayors are reeling. Quebec’s Parti Québécois government returned 300 hectares of stolen land to the Kahnawake Mohawks. The mayor of Châteauguay said the land belongs to them as they stole it twice and expect to be compensated! This is the first time since Confederation that land was returned to us. Coming soon is the 45,000 acre Seigneury of Sault St. Louis land. On it are some of the following cities: Chateauguay, St-Constant, St-Isidore, LaPrairie, Candiac, St-Remi, St. Catherine, Montreal, Lachine, LaSalle and the river bed of the Kaniatarowano/St. Lawrence.
The Seigneury claim is based on a 1680 fraudulent land grant to the Jesuits by the French King, Louis XIV. It wasn’t his to give. The Jesuits were sent over to kill off all the Indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere. The French moved onto the Seigneury because the ‘arrogant’ Mohawks wouldn’t work for foreigners plowing their own land. The Jesuits gave it away, leased or sold it, except for 13,000 acres where Kahnawake is located.
Our Kanionkehaka/Mohawk territories includes the island of Montreal and extends south to the Mohawk River Valley, the Finger Lakes west to the Ohio, northerly to Lake Superior and back to Lake St. Louis. Our vast tract is accessible through a wide ring of rivers known as the great rivers of the Iroquois: Great Lakes, St. Lawrence, Richeleiu, Lake Champlain, Hudson, Mohawk. We always occupied our territory and were always governed by our constitution, the Kaianereh’ko:wa/Great Law of Peace.
The Jesuit corporation, the storm troopers of the Catholic Church, was formed under the Papal Doctrine of Discovery. Fraudulent “Indian Title” was created that we have no sovereign title but a mere use of our land! This formed the basis of their illegal occupancy and theft of our land and resources and their campaign of genocide.
The 1701 Great Peace of Montreal was not a land surrender. It was a peace treaty giving the French the right to live here as long as they lived by the principles of the Two Row Wampum. They agreed and then breached it, making them illegal occupiers of Onowaregeh/Great Turtle Island. In 1763 the Crown forbade colonial governors from making grants or purchases of Indian lands all over North America.
The British North America Act 1867, sections 109 and 132 confirm our nation-to-nation relationship with the Crown; and that the Corporation of Canada and its provinces must respect our “prior interests” to our funds, land and resources. Violating international law, the Indian Act 1876 declared we were not “persons”, to steal our ever-growing $80.9 trillion Indian Trust Fund and our resources. The Corporation of Canada masquerades as a constitutional democracy. It is an “autocracy” that changes the rules to suit the business plan of the corporation.
The women are the title holders. To be legal all land transactions must be brought to the Mohawk Women’s Fire, not to the band council corporate Injun puppets. As Thin Lizzy sings: “Get out of here. Get out of here. Do I make myself clear. Pack up. Give in. Go home. Get out!”
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