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MNN. June 15, 2014. NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Inc. and St. Lawrence County have concocted an illegal MOU [Memorandum of Understanding]. These corporate entities want to distribute millions of dollars in gaming revenue from the Akwesasne Mohawk casino to the surrounding non-native communities. We Mohawks would be given the opportunity to buy back our own stolen lands in “St. Lawrence County” for $1.5 million. New York State will pay the county from our NY Gaming Compact revenues $2 million and any lost property taxes. The Mohawks will pay $4 million yearly to the county.
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Inc. also hopes to sign away our 9 million acres of Kanionkehaka Mohawk land, which is most of NYS. Franklin County will give us a few dollars and a bit of sovereignty by running a jail for them in the middle of Akwesasne.
This sour deal was secretly connived by the half-baked Corpo Injuns and their henchmen, Tony Arquiet, Johnathan Putnam, Gov. Cuomo, Ron Lafrance, Bev Cook, Eric Thompson and Michael Connors.
We Mohawk landowners in Wahta, Kanesatake, Kahnawake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga and Ganienkeh have not been notified.
To suck the Mohawks dry, there will be a crack down on our tobacco economy.
Former Corpo Chief Paul Thompson is thrilled. He started the process to sell us out. “We can ensure education of our kids” [From the sound of this deal you could use some yourself!]. Also, we’ll pay less for the hydro power that’s created right on our land and water.
Thank goodness the Mohawk sovereigns see through this treason. Corpo St. Regis Tribal Council Inc. can’t surrender our 9 million acres to anyone, make us abide by corporate county building codes or make us pay taxes to anyone. Conceding criminal and civil jurisdiction over us violates the Great Peace. We will get a few thousand acres in a state forest.
They think the MOU doesn’t need our approval. They forget they’re dealing with the Kanionkehaka/Mohawk! Someone is getting rich selling something that isn’t theirs. If casino revenue goes down, the casino and our land can be seized and we Mohawks can get kicked off our land. Our land cannot be monetized, Cuomo!
The traitorous St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Inc. can be dissolved. How? Call a meeting of all our communities to dissolve the company. The majority attending sign a termination proposal. They go to the Secretary of State for a Certificate of Dissolution. They distribute company assets and close all financial accounts. Dissolving corporation in NYS.
Don McLean sang about the end of the Corpo Injuns: “So bye bye, Miss American pie. Drove my chevy to the levee, but the leveee was dry. And them good old boys were drinking whiskey & rye, singing, “This’ll be the day that I die”! Don McLean. “Bye bye, Miss American Pie”.
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