URGENT! COPS SURROUND 6 NATIONS PEOPLE FOR TRYING TO SHUT DOWN ILLEGAL DEVELOPMENT OF “KINGSPAN OF IRELAND” ON HAUDENOSAUNEE TERRITORYMNN. July 14, 2008. 10:40 a.m. This morning the Brantford City police arrested a Six Nations Indigenous person at the construction site at Fenn Ridge in Brantford. At the same time Ontario Provincial Police are gathering on Highway 403, making way for cement trucks to enter the illegal construction site. More cruisers are arriving on the scene. They have laid spike belts on the road to keep Indigenous people on the outside. Ambulances and paddy wagons are arriving. There are men, women and children inside the site gates. All the workers have left.

This land is part of the Haudenosaunee Territory which was never surrendered by the Indigenous owners. This Indigenous land is being illegally used as collateral to raise money from the public on the Irish and other stock exchanges and constitutes fraud.

Kingspan manufactures insulation and is building a $4 billion plant on Haudenosaunee territory without consultation with or permission from the land owners.

Gene Murtagh, CEO, Kingspan Group
PLC, Dublin Road, Kingscourt Co.,
Cavan, Ireland; +353 (0) 42 969 8000;

The Six Nations people had agreed to let the company remove all their equipment on this day. Instead the
trucks are being used to run our people down. The Indigenous people refuse to move from their land. More are gathering. Help is needed. Bring cameras and camcorders. Witnesses are needed. Come prepared to stay and make sure you are self-sufficient.

Haudenosaunee Contacts: 1-518-358-3660;
1-519-865-9872; 1-519-732-6679;

Posted by MNN Mohawk Nation News
Posted July 14 2008 – 11:53pm EDT

poster: katenies




MNN. July 12, 2008. On Saturday, July 5th, 2008, at the Grand Council meeting the women ‘suggested’ that the chiefs stand with those people who had been arrested for demonstrating against illegal construction on our land known as “Brantford”.

On Monday July 7th at 9:00 a.m. the people met at the Ohsweken Arena. From there they went to close down four construction sites in Brantford. These four were involved in getting the injunction to bring in the armed forces if we interfered or stopped construction in any way or even went nearby and looked at them. Staring while being Indigenous is prohibited!

The first was “ Birkett Lane ” where ground was to be broken for 120 houses; “ Hampton Hill Heights ” on the outskirts of Brantford near Paris Ontario; and two other sites.

At Hampton Hill Heights a large fence had been built around the whole site. It was locked. 40 workers inside were operating machinery and glancing over their shoulders, scared of being circled by Indians. They knew that they had no right to be there. Our people walked up to the fence gate and moved it back and forth until the whole gate came off. The people walked onto the site. The foreman called the Brantford City Police who were already there. They did not know what to do.

It could be because on that day a decision had just been rendered by a panel of three judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal in the case of the Kichenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug “KI6”. They had received six months in jail for protesting the junior “penny stock” mining company, Platinex Company. They were planning to dig out platinum over the protests of the Indigenous owners of the land and mineral.

As Justice Smith said, “jail only served to acknowledge an already weak Indigenous faith” in the colonial courts. Duh! He asked, “How can 6 months in jail create a solution” to the intractable problem facing Canadians, who wish to steal resources without regard to its Indigenous owners? They know why we’re angry!

The judges decried the previous decision to “bring down the hammer” on Indigenous people who had already been subject to huge bills by the legal process. Aboriginals’ right to protest “cannot simply be dismissed as illusory, flawed or weak. Imprisonment, far from being a meaningful sanction for the community, had the affect of pitting the community against the justice system”. Duh!!

Criminalizing and jailing us will never deter us from protecting our land, resources, rights and lives. According to this decision if the agents lay a hand on us, they are law breakers.

At the Hampton site the cops grabbed their cell phones and video cameras and started to film us and wrote down our license plate numbers. They are building up files on us for “a rainy day” like martial law. The cops appeared to be assigned to identify us only. Warrants would then be issued for our arrest once they invent some ‘criminal’ activities to charge us with. They wait to execute the warrants when the target is vulnerable and alone somewhere. That’s the methodology.

The workers were aware that the land is subject to actions by the Indigenous people. They cordially asked for an explanation of Canada’s position. They said their own politicians had been brushing their questions aside or given them false information. After 45 minutes the site was shut down and cleared out.

According to the Ontario Court of Appeal we have a right to demonstrate all we want. Protecting our land is our duty towards the future generations.

“Any new development in this area or on our land has got to stop.” Confederacy chiefs – Allen MacNaughton, Ron Thomas and Butch Thomas – publicly supported the demonstrators.

MacNaughton said, “The city has accelerated things to hurry and cover up our land. They’ve interfered with our people’s rights to free speech and tried to silence our voices.”

At the first two sites, Brantfod police inspector Scott Easto told the Indigenous people, “You’re breaking the law,” “You’re breaking the injunction”.

The rolling demonstrations were largely peaceful, telling departing workers to, “Have a good day off!”

So what are the courts and cops going to do now? When this appeal court crumb was thrown to us, it left a great big void. So they will escalate Plan B. That is, to bring in “instigators”, “agent provocateurs”, “information gatherers” and “moles”.

The developers and their buddies will bring in skin heads, KKK, infiltrators, Indian and non-indian strangers who suggest extreme violence or utter confusion in order to set us up for the cops, courts and jail.

The infiltrators go into a community and take any side. Then another is sent in to take the opposite side. They both stir up dissensions and waste our time by drawing attention away from the real issues and the solutions that would benefit our people.

The mole is a long term asset who stays for decades. Some even marry into the community and have families to gain complete trust while they do their subversive work.

The others are “short-term” assets. One dirty rotten trick is for an “infiltrator” to start a whisper campaign against key people. They tell everybody, “Don’t tell anyone I told you this about so-and-so…”. Before you know it, they have everybody looking suspiciously and distrustingly at each other, ready to fight. It’s an old trick that the “the band council” uses to spread all kinds of stories against their non-supporters. On the other hand, the infiltrators that appear neutral or benign are just there to gather information.

Watch out for the “saviors”. That’s when somebody materializes out of thin air, [like Cathy “Space-Cadet” Duchene] who arrived like a locomotive from the West to pose as a long lost “Mohawk”. She’s “going to straighten the whole mess out” at Sharbot Lake , from her trailer next to the cop shop. Just look for the huge satellite dish on top.

Remember, don’t divulge information to strangers that are skulking around trying to pander and stroke us. Don’t forget the motto, “Loose lips sink ships”.

About 5 Six Nations people decided to commemorate the July 11, 1990 “Mohawk Oka Crisis” by shutting down an illegal construction site in Brantford . On Friday morning they arrived at 4:00 am where the insulation factory was being built. When the workers arrived around 6:30 am, they told them, “There’s going to be no work here today or ever”.

The Brantford Police, acting as go-betweens, said that their law and injunction were being “broken”. They informed the cops they were trespassing. The cops videotaped and wrote notes. More Six Nations people arrived. The workers left with almost everything. On Monday they are coming back for their concrete forms and office trailers. They said they’re going after the city of Brantford for lying to them. They should sue the city for issuing illegal building permits.

Stay tuned! This ain’t the end!

Karakwine of Kanehsatake
MNN Mohawk Nation News[/b]

Click News & See category “Six Nations”
Posted: Sunday July 13, 2008 – 10:10 am EDT

poster: katenies



– A TragiComedy of Deadly Errors in Five Acts set in Haudenosaunee Territory, early 21st Century: THE BORDER ATTACK IN CONTEXT

MNN. July 1, 2008. Sharbot Lake of Haudenosaunee Territory is a huge land claims fraud orchestrated by Ontario, Canada and the corporations that want the minerals lying under the bushes of the region. The goal is to develop the area for purposes that have yet to be revealed, or perhaps for the great and celestial aim of development for development’s sake.Uranium is the official front. The script writers have been busy. The area they want is south of the Ottawa River watershed, between Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron. Nine fake Algonquin communities comprised mostly of non-native settlers have been groomed to “negotiate” and “sign away” the land.

The Cast:
”Ambulance Chasers”: Chris Reid, Steve Reynolds, Robert Potts, Brian Crane, Neil Smitheman, Alan Pratt; “Handlers”: Michael Bryant, et al.; “Willing Assets”: Randy Cota, Bob Lovelace, Harold Perry, Doreen Davis, Earl Badour, Cathie Duchene; “The Complicit”: CCAMU (The Community Coalition Against Mining Uranium) Frontenac News, Green Party; Chumps” the cast of thousands who follow along and don’t ask real questions. Directed by Rem “Roman Polansky” Westland; the Chorus: the Christian Peacemakers [Pacifiers] Team; Producer: the Government of Canada; Writer: the USA.

The Sharbot Lake of Haudensaunee Territory puppet show is staged to fool us into thinking that they can make us relinquish our land and make it look like uranium mining will be stopped at Robertsville. All the players in this magic display are scurrying around like rats. Lawyers, handlers and their assets parade across their makeshift stage. They’ve all been assigned roles but are still fighting to be the leading ham in this dark tragedy. The one who seals the deal gets the most$.

In May and June it’s a 5-act festival scripted by the greedy puppet masters in Ottawa, Washington, London, Europe and the Vatican.

In Act I the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs strolls into Sharbot Lake to talk to the pretend “Algonquins”. Act II takes us into the courtroom where Indigenous are brought to colonial justice, patently recognizable as injustice. Act III is a flurry of mind boggling announcements. Act IV is the vicious attack on 2 Mohawk women at the Cornwall border crossing. They’ve been exposing their crimes? Their dogged expose of ‘Algonquin Gate’. Act V is the showdown. See who panics! See how they run!

Act I – Stirring up Confusion

Scene 1: April 2008. The Mohawk people at Tyendinaga are recovering from an OPP/SWAT assault. May 8. Big Chief Doreen Davis of the newly created Shabot Obaadjiwans band of Algonquins is hosting the Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Michael “Brylcreme and Lipless” Bryant.

The Minister was invited a year ago to meet the “NoGonquins” to discuss a uranium mine. Last July 2007 a phony protest was staged at Robertsville mine site, 42 miles north of Kingston, Ontario, by two groups of pretend “No’Gonquins and their settler supporters”.

At that time “B & L” B. was in the Attorney General’s office lobbying to get 12 years in jail on 6 counts of “mischief” for Mohawk Shawn Brant of Tyendinaga. B & L proved his hostility to Indigenous people and promptly got promoted to Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

In Sharbot Lake, B & L was slick enough to speak privately with Big Doreen and her Warchiefs, Luanda “Miss Who?” and Earl “Green Eggs and Ham” Badour. He also spoke to the “Shabot Obaadjiwan Justice Circle”. He was fascinated to see the wampum of a real Algonquin, William Commanda of Maniwaki, brought there to try to legitimize the Shabot’s phony Algonquin land claim.

Big Doreen says she “pressed the minister for a negotiated resolution”. Though she sat on him to pressure Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Minister of Natural Resources Donna Cansfield and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle, no “particular action” was promised. In return she guaranteed the Shabots “will respect [her] rule of law”.

She grumbled about needing some of “these lands for our food, medicine and peace of mind”, forgetting to mention her main feed bag source is either Wendy’s or McDonalds in Perth.

Scene 2: In mid May, 2008, Frontenac Ventures Corp. had an Ontario Mining Act permit to conduct an extensive radiometric survey over their so-called 30,000 acres claim of unceded Haudenosaunee territory. FVC is in the midst of a 40-week drilling exploration schedule that started last October under Judge Cunningham’s ruling. There are 4 weeks of drilling left. FVC plans to dig over 100 test holes which could release harmful radon into the watershed and air. George “Dried-Up-Old-Prune” White, President and CEO of FVC, is coy about whether or not they have begun drilling. The Ontario Provincial Police provides round-the-clock security at taxpayers’ expense.

Scene 3: Elections were held in March 2008 for the ANR (Algonquin Negotiation Representatives) and the Pikwakinagan Council at Golden Lake. Most were selected and then acclaimed for 25 or 30 years. Robert “Who-Looks-a-lot-like-that-self-proclaimed-expert-on-Indigenous repression-Jim” Potts, is now senior negotiator for the Algonquins. He bosses everybody and sets out membership and dress codes.

Shortly before the ANR’s meeting, May 14-16, 2008, Robert Potts of Blaney McMurtry LLP, issued a directive that meetings with Crown representatives and ambulance chasers are not open to their clients, the “Algonquins”. This is such a bizarre interpretation of Indigenous and international law that it looks like a breach. Whatever happened to the idea of prior informed consent? But then these are pretend Algonquins! So maybe they only have pretend rights?

Potts hopes for an Agreement-in-Principal (AIP) by 2010. The No’Gonquins can try to find out what went on from their ANR. If they don’t like it, they can just “hit the road, Jack!” And sign up some new “No’Gonquins”. Compliance is a must. Unlike other nationalities, Algonquin memberships expire after 5 years.

Potts yells at anyone who asks uncomfortable questions. This made the Ardoch “All-Chiefs-No-Indians” split from the Ontario Algonquins. Randy Cota, who is an OPP and the chief, has the job of silencing the questioners. Potts directs People to the Algonquins web site run by Patrick Howe of CoreshellGroup in Toronto. MNN exposed this ring
of crooks in a March 13, 2008 article, “VIRTUAL ALGONQUINS” – MADE IN “CANADA”.

Two days of the ANR’s meeting were spent setting up more meetings, deciding where to have lunch and looking busy to justify their $50,000 a year salary plus expenses.

When the Ontario and Canada negotiators arrived on May 16, the ANRs bowed, scraped, jumped up and down with glee and clapped. They were then told that Parliamentarians need their long summer vacations. Nothing could proceed until “late fall”. The ANR’s were left to think about membership criteria, to compose a constitution and an anthem. Big Doreen is flying the Mohawk Unity Flag and the Confederacy Hiawatha Flag. She’s got no right to as a phony Algonquin. She’s supposed to give $1 to the Confederacy for every pack of cigs she sells. But we hear her pockets are getting real heavy!

Act II – The Courtroom Theatre of the Absurd

Scene 1: “FVC’s lawsuit against the Shabot Obaadjiwan for $77 million” was on the marquis. The Shabots filed a “merry-go-round” counter claim against Ontario and Canada on May 25, 2008. Money is taken from the taxpayers, put through the “Indians” and then placed into the pockets of the corporations and their helpers. On June 2nd 2008, Little Stevie “Raised-on-Wonder-Bread” Reynolds, the ambulance chaser for the Shabots, lead the mock charge against the Government.

Scene 2: The Christian Pacifiers Team has a gig at the mine site from May 25 to June 8. They have two weeks to influence people into inaction and complacency.

Scene 3: Robert “Hisses-like-a-Flat-Can-of-Pop” Lovelace is released from jail on May 28, 2008. He spent 100 days in Lindsay Correctional Facility. His groupies flock around him for the photo ops. The public relations spin him as a “hero/martyr”, if you will. Simpering Lovelace’s meandering comments and love letters are published widely by the mainstream Press and posted on the internet by his followers, the complicit CCAMU (The Community Coalition Against Mining Uranium) and Frontenac News. The real martyrs are the KI6 (Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug).

Scene 4: On June 2, 2008, the show moves into the Kingston courtroom. George “Dried-up-Old-Bones” White of FVC gets a chance to feign power. His attorney, Neil “Who-Advocates-the-Earth-should-be-Plundered” Smitheman huffs and puffs. He’s also counsel for Platinex, the destroyer and plunderer of KI territory and its people.

FVC drops the 2nd set of contempt charges filed in February 2008 against Lovelace and six non-natives. However, the “Jane and John Doe” warrant continues against anyone who might stroll by the mine gates. “Protesters” have to stay 200 metres away from the gates and FVC employees. As for the FVC’s $77 million lawsuit against the Algonquins, taxpayers will have to dig deep to pay this off. Actually it’s our money from the theft of our lands and exploitation of our resources.

Act III – Bla, Bla, Bla, Spin, Spin, Spin

Scene 1: On June 8th 2008 the Ardoch “All Chiefs, No Indians” No-gonquins hold a meeting at the local Maberly Hall. More non-native settlers attend than Algonquins. Cathie “Lost-in-the-Woods” Duchene makes her confusing pitch. She came from British Columbia to set things straight that she’s the title holder to this vast Haudenosaunee tract south of the Ottawa River. Both Cathie and Big Doreen claim to be descendents of Mohawk Francis Sharbot of Kanehsatake. She wants the government to deal with her, not the No’Gonquins. Then she aligns herself with the Ardochs, Lovelace and OPP Randy Cota!! She appears determined to replace Big Chief “DD” at the negotiation table. Documents and maps are flying all over the place. These could be forged or changed, as the colonists have always done from the beginning.

Scene 2: On June 11, 2008 The Shabots issue a press release to pacify detractors into a stupor, “Fighting uranium is what this is all about.” Big Doreen refers to Lovelace as “our colleague” and the Ardochs as “our sister community”. The Shabots and the Ardochs barely speak to each other. She says that, “understanding and trust are built up” when they “sit down around the fire and talk things through”.

Last summer, those who challenged the protest organizers were reminded about the colonial “chain of command” and told to “shut up”. Many good sincere supporters were driven away. Mohawks were told they were not welcome [on their own land]. Iakoha’ko:wa, a nearby resident, received a threatening phone call from OPP Brandy Wynters of ART [Aboriginal Response Team], “You are not welcome at the protest camp”. Randy Cota told people not to talk to Iakoha’ko:wa.

The Shabots want to stay in the “legal arena somehow”. [probably the colonial] and to “ensure full discussion within the Shabot community”. OPP Chief Randy Cota demands specific I.D. from those who want to attend meetings. Otherwise they are thrown out. Doreen posts “Algonquins only” signs.

“Because of the delicate nature of the discussions, we need to keep details confidential.” We’ll let ya know sometime [after we made the deal and get our cut!] This sounds like “war strategy” on how to make “behind-closed-doors” secret deal that benefit the greedy few and rob the rest of the “pretenders”. Big Doreen and “Warchief” Earl “The-Only-One-who-Looks-Native” Badour sign on. CCAMU and Frontenac News, the local propaganda rag, dutifully post the carefully contrived “news”. The Mohawks stay in the bush, watch and wait. They know the land isn’t going anywhere though the criminal scam artists might end up in jail, if any honest Canadians ever wake up.

The non-native residents “don’t want to tell the Natives what to do”. They are beginning to see that the whole scenario is being orchestrated by some filthy rich white men, some living in cottages in the area.

Scene 3: On Friday June 13, 2008, The Shabot Obaadjiwans release another “blowhard” [press statement]. Big Doreen says they’ve “won a key concession from Ontario”. Ontario, the fake Algonquins of Ontario and Frontenac Ventures Corp. “are developing a consultation process” on how they are going to pull off their scam. While rolling their eyes at each other, they sing, “We intend this to be a true dialogue”.

How will Doreen “address” FVC’s goal to cut open a swath of earth some 5 miles long to get at some low grade uranium? Mine or no mine?? That is the question. Big Doreen promises to keep sitting on the bureaucrats and politicians who shower her with new gas pumps at her cig shack at Silver Lake.

Scene 4: Still on Friday, June 13th, Cathie “Who’s-Now-Hanging-around-Sharbot-Lake” Duchene emails her own “blowhard” to a number of the “bottom feeders” involved in this scam, including Brian Crane (negotiator for Ontario) and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. Frontenac News publishes it on June 19. Cathie “Who-May-Not-be-a-Bear-at-All” Duchene arrived like a locomotive to stake her claim to Sharbot Lake. She is staying under the protection of the Sharbot Lake OPP detachment.

Her letter squeals about her alleged “Mohawk-ness” and being a “title holder under the Great Law”. There’s no evidence she ever listened to it when it was read. She also declares, “I fully support the Ardoch Algonquins, under their wise respected Honorary Elder, Harold Perry, who I have known for most of my life and remember when he visited us as a young girl.” Cathie previously said she had “never met the man”. Does she have a double personality?

Cathie thanks Randy and Harold and commends them for “practicing and living [their] traditions”!! Cathie invites all to call her so they can get more confused.

Scene 5: Still on Friday, June 13, Frontenac Ventures and Gemmill Sand & Gravel, a local outfit, are charged with “breach of environmental regulation” by the Ardochs. Road construction to the drill sites damaged “sensitive wetlands” when they “dumped fill into the waterways severing the natural flow of water”. MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) “appears” to be making FVC tow the line on their way to complete devastation of the area and watershed which reaches urban centers like Ottawa and Montreal.

Act IV – Trying to Silence MNN

Scene 1: Less than 24 hours later MNN’s editor and manager are attacked at the Cornwall border on Saturday, June 14. The brutal attack at Akwesasne that afternoon is well documented. They were beaten by Canadian Border Service Agency “goons”. Kahentinetha was hospitalized and Katenies was held incommunicado for 2 days.

Scene 2: That same Saturday night in Kingston, 1,000 people packed a hall for a Bruce Cockburn concert honoring Bob Lovelace and raising $20,000 for him. They are trying to help legitimize his part in the big land claims with the Ardochs, Big Doreen, the Shabots and all the criminal operatives of the Crown.

Scene 3: The next day, a few Shabots hold a rally 210 meters from the Robertsville mine site gates.

Scene 4: Monday morning, June 16 Katenies is in a Cornwall courtroom facing hokey charges of “running the border”. She carefully recounted the recent sequence of events and clarifies her position in a June 29 MNN article, “Katenies questions border at Cornwall Ontario court 9:00 am July 14 2008”. The mainstream media continues to boycott the entire history making event.

Scene 5: The Shabot cabal meet with bureaucrats in Toronto. After being wined and dined, they emerge full of s**t.

Scene 6: On June 21, 2008, after Lovelace has a few days of rest and gets his new instructions from his “handlers”, the Ardochs issue another blowhard. It’s Ambulance chaser Chris Reid drivel supposedly coming from Harold Perry, honorary chief. Chief Paula “Professor of Fake Algonquin History” Sherman, Chief Mireille “Affidavit Indian” LaPointe and Chris Reid are the contacts. They coin it the “four prongs of protest, education, legal action and political pressure” which has been playing out since last summer. Lovelace plays the “political prisoner” who has suffered trauma and can’t say too much at this time.

The Ardochs apparently got their pow wow site at Malcom Lake (approved by Ontario but NOT the municipality). They are in secret talks to get unknown acreage at Crotch Lake. There is the usual reference to the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and their opposition to uranium mining.

The fifth prong to their strategy is “healing”. The CPT act is being brought in to help kill any critical thinking that might still be floating around. Uncomfortable questions are labeled as “harmful” because it stops people from feeling the pain. Everyone is encouraged to put up and shut up in the name of peace.

Act V The End is Just the Beginning

Scene 1: Bright and early Monday morning, while out fishing, Big Doreen tells Jeff Green of Frontenac News that “a pilot consultation framework is slated to be announced by the end of this week” on June 27. It will involve lots of public meetings and “free food”! Two settlers might be picked to go into the bush with Big Doreen as “observers” of alleged uranium mining activity. If Jeff, a slight man with a mop top, gets picked, he’ll get sat on to give Big Doreen some credibility in his newspaper. Jeff ignores all the well-researched Mohawk articles, complaints and documents, even maps that prove this is Haudenosaunee territory and that the “Algonquin” claim is a fraud.

Frontenac News dutifully publishes on June 26th that Frontenac Ventures will start drilling on July 21. The ANR’s hold a “nation” meeting in Kanata on the same day.

Scene 2: Today people desire peace and security at any price. They are being convinced to give up their liberty and to abandon critical thinking. ANY criticism is denounced as “trouble making” or confrontational. People are threatened if they question or look into the deeper realities. They are side tracked that it is a “conspiracy theory”. Religion and other dogma are used to pacify people into inaction and to dull their minds.

The eagle at the top of the Great Tree of Peace has the sight to see for miles around and can answer a call from 20 miles or more away. Eagles remind us to connect the dots, to be vigilant over our freedoms and to protect the people we Love.


This play is based on real life events. Many choose to go along with the script that has been written for us trying to guide us to our doom. We can get creative and resist the corruption and plunder by opening our eyes and using all our gifts.

Katenies will be in the Cornwall courthouse July 14 to ask the question, “How and when did the Crown gain jurisdiction over us?”

Iakoha’ko:wa ki****@st***.ca
Sharbot Lake
The legal challenge on the border issue will cost money. MNN has none. Canada has unlimited funds from exploiting indigenous resources. We need counsel that will not be intimidated by this display of power. Canada is apparently hiring top law firms to fight the Mohawks. Your financial help is needed. If you could send donations, it would be greatly appreciated: Checks and money orders to “MNN Mohawk Nation News”, Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0. Thank you very much.

Contact for Shabot Obaadjiwan and Chief Doreen Davis: 613 279-1970
Ardoch Algonquins and Chief Paula Sherman
Cell: 613-329-3706 om******@be**.net
Acting Chief Mireille Lapointe Phone: 613-273-3530
Christopher M. Reid Barrister & Solicitor
154 Monarch Park Ave. Toronto, ON M4J 4R6
Tel: (416) 466-9928 Fax: (416) 466-1852 la*****@ao*.com
Contact Cathie Duchene 613 484-1635
Dalton McGuinty at
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Ministry Contact Information
Minister’s Main Office Whitney Block
5th Flr Rm 5630 – 99 Wellesley St W. Toronto ON M7A1W3
The Honourable Michael Gravelle Phone (416)327-0633
Fax (416) 327-0665
Minister’s Northern Office (by appointment only)
Suite 404 – 189 Red River Rd. Thunder Bay ON P7B1A2
Minister: The Honourable Michael Gravelle
Phone 807-343-7808 Fax 803-343-7680
Deputy Minister’s Office, 99 Wellesley St. West, Whitney Block, Room 5630 Toronto, ON M7A 1W3 – Acting Deputy Minister: Don Ignacy
Phone (416) 327-0633 Fax (416) 327-0651
Ministry of Natural Resources: MNR
Main Office – Peterborough (Natural Resources Information Centre) 300 Water Street, P.O. Box 7000, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 8M5 (705)
755-2000 (local) 1-800-667-1940 (toll free) 1-866-686-6072 (TTY – Hearing Impaired) Minister’s Office 6th Floor, Room 6630, Whitney Block, 99 Wellesley St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1W3 (416) 314-2301
Deputy Minister’s Office 6th Floor, Room 6643, Whitney Block, 99 Wellesley St. W., Toronto, Ontario, M7A 1W3 (416) 314-2150
Donna Cansfield provides a place to leave a message:


Posted: Saturday, July 5, 2008 – 12:15pm EDT

poster: katenies



WARNING TO THE INDIGENOUS YOUTH FROM A CONCERNED ELDER.MNN. June 27, 2008. Dear Native Youth. Take some time to read a few timely words from an elder, who has your well-being in mind.

Do not join the Canadian or U.S. military. They are violating the Two Row Wampum Agreement. Everywhere the Europeans went they put Indigenous people in the galleys of their ships. A few would be promised some benefit if they carried out some hideous deed against their people. Some were even freed. But they were never free. They helped their masters make holes in the hulls of our ancestral canoes to try to get control over the whole river of life.

They think this is a tried and true method. First corporations and governments create conditions of poverty and economic desperation. They give the youth the feeling that they have absolutely no options except to blow their brains out with drugs or alcohol. Then they stride in with banners claiming to be saviors, and that they know of an “honorable” way out. You belong! We want you! Be a man! Get a free education! Get paid! Defend your country! Be a hero!

They are recruiting you to be their galley slaves for their fortunes and fascist agenda. The colonists are trying to remodel our canoe. They’ve got seats for us, as galley slaves. To qualify we have to stop using our minds and agree to follow their orders.

The colonial states need cannon fodder for their illegal wars. You are the target, Indigenous youth of Onowaregeh, Turtle Island. If you join, you will end up disillusioned or in a body bag or seen as treasonous by our people.

Don’t be fooled. A seat as a galley slave is not the same as a seat at the negotiating table. Since the invasion of Turtle Island, colonial governments have not respected or upheld our rights to our land, resources, self-determination, freedom and human equality. The blinded visions of the politicians and military are not bringing a better life of freedom and democracy to us, to the countries they invade or to their own youth who are so cruelly sacrificed to paranoiac delusions of grandeur. Once you slap on that uniform you belong to them.

Did we ever have freedom and democracy? You bet we did. The U.S. Senate even recognized the Kaianereh’ko:wa [Great Law of Peace] as the basis of the U.S. Constitution. Today, the U.S. and Canada are taking away freedom and democracy from us and the people they invade. Don’t be fooled by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent apology over the church and state’s orchestrated residential school genocide. Did you notice any changes in the Indian act to abolish the usurpation of supervisory authority that caused all of our problems? They’re not the boss of us. They never have been. But they still dream they are.

They want us to be their patsies. They are trying to recruit us to commit the same crimes they committed against us. Don’t do to others what was done to us. Middle Eastern people are not our enemies. We know your situation is not easy. We know you are intelligent, strong, can think for yourself and find a better way.

You will be made to kill dark skinned people for their land and resources. Should you return home from warfare your body may be filled with depleted uranium. These weapons are designed to kill the “victims” and to contaminate you for an early death to cut down on medical bills. “Depleted uranium” used to make “dirty bombs” destroys the soil and the poor people in these Middle Eastern nations.

You will be fighting for greedy capitalists you don’t even know, who come from “Bay Street” and “Wall Street”. [London and the Vatican]. You are not even from “ Main Street ”.

Indigenous youth, your time is needed at home to help take care of your loved ones? A wife and children are helpless without their protector?

Military funerals are displays to reinforce nationalism. Our nationalism is to care for our families and lands.

After trying for centuries to kill us off, they are coming after you, our children, to fill up their armies to die in their stinking wars?

Indigenous youth, you could be ordered to kill your own people. There is no glory or ‘neat’ adventurism in slaughtering men, women and babies.

We Indigenous have no beef against the Islamic world. They have no beef against us. We do not covet their land, resources and treasures [oil]. Turtle Island is ours. We don’t have to carry out mass murder against others to steal from them. Our mind, body and energy are tied to our land. We belong here. These European invaders are complete strangers here who are able to destroy and disrespect our land, turning it into a toxic waste dump almost unfit for us to live on.

Indigenous youth, you are going to be told lies meant to make you hate the people you are going to be ordered to slaughter. Many of you will die.

On the internet are many stories about a coming financial collapse or worldwide famine. There is no need for any of this. The people of the world can work together to make sure that everyone is decently provided for. The cartels have decided that certain of us are meant to starve to death. Your family will need you during the hard times that may be coming.

Parents, our youth are too precious. We should not sacrifice them. We must cherish and protect them. We don’t want to cry later.

Karakwine ja*****@sy*******.ca

Fighting this border issue will cost money. MNN has none. Canada can dip into the pockets of 30 million people and all indigenous resources. We need counsel that will not be intimidated by this display of power. The establishment is apparently hiring top law firms to fight the Mohawks. Your financial help is needed. If you could send donations to the MNN legal defense fund, it would be greatly appreciated: MNN Mohawk Nation News, Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0.

Click News & See MNN Category: “ Warriors “

poster: katenies





MNN. June 6, 2008. When is the abuse going to stop? This document says “For discussion purposes only”, but it looks like a “done deal”. It is illegal because it never went to the people as specified by international law. The Haudenosaunee position has been consistent since day one. Resistance to colonialism! Canada knows full well we would never give up our sovereignty and our possessions. The negotiators for Six Nations got this so called “draft” on May 14th 2008 and never told us about it. It was released to the press to go into affect in September 2008.

It’s beginning to look like Canada and Ontario sent in non-native ambulance chaser, Aaron Detlor, to set up this “shell” company, first called “HDI” and now called a “trust”. At the same time Detlor set up vulnerable people to stand at the front lines while he takes his name off the injunction and other legal documents. He doesn’t want to be around when the colonists come down on the Six Nations people with subpoenas, injunctions, warrants, arrests, the police and the army.

Detlor’s job appears to be to put our land into one of their “trust” companies and move our money around for the benefit of the colonists and a few of their “Indian operatives”.

In the past Canada set up such “trust funds” from leases, rents and royalties of our land and resources called “Indian trust funds”, the “Consolidated Revenue Fund” and the “Grand River Navigation Company”, to name a few. Canada dipped in to build Canada. Even the Law Society of Upper Canada had a finger in the pie.

This trust scam is old. The government wants to control it. They use those “Indians” they’ve set up in their colonial “Indian act” band system as their “fronts”. They stay away from the true Haudenosaunee Confederacy system. In fact, they’ve set up a new one called the “Haudenosaunee Confederate Council” which Canada controls. “Together” they are going to illegally appoint “trustees” for us to hold our land and our money and make administrative decisions without our knowledge or consent.

Canada says they want to “replace” the land they took from us. Wow! Where are they going to get this land from? Are they shipping their dung heap known as “Europe” over here?

The “Tripartite Lands Committee” sounds like another “baffle them Injuns” set up! The colonial thieves have rigged it so they have all the say. They will identify which of our Six Nations land is “suitable” for us and which lands are “surplus” to them. None of our land is surplus. They want us to have the swamp or garbage contaminated brown field sites or industrial waste lands.

The colonists say they want to give us back some of our stolen money so we can “buy back” some of the land they stole from us! Oh! Gees! What a deal! This sounds like a win-win situation for them and a lose-lose one for us.

Another carrot they think they’re holding in front of us is to give us our money so we can pay for what we are legally entitled to like health, education and safe drinking water. They’ll try to make sure we can’t get our funds unless they can tell us what to do with it. They think they’ve figured out how to take it from one of their pockets and put it into another of their pockets.

Canada, Ontario and their colonial band council will nominate two out of three trustees so they can outnumber us two to one. Do they think we don’t know any math, eh?

“Fee simple” is a foreign “rip off” concept to put the land into the hands of individuals without any protection so it can be taken off us. The land and anything built on it is subject to taxes to the Queen. Under this set up we will never own our land. Then it will be taken off us. Under our law our lands are held communally where everyone has an equal voice. This is how we managed to keep it.

Canada wants to appoint a “trustee” who will buy lands on a “willing seller-willing buyer” basis!! No one is willing to sell land that they got for nothing. We are not willing to buy back our own land. There is no will! The imperial land tenure system is European. Wouldn’t it be fun to throw Queen Elizabeth off her throne? Her greatest fear is that the mob will someday come and push her into the mud. The British monarch pretends to protect the people. In fact they are the major abusers. Their solutions was to dump all their problems on us. Now we have to deal with all their crap!

The ambulance chasers [lawyers] for the Six Nations will be those who have sworn to uphold the laws of the colonizers. Haudenosaunee appoint “spokespersons” who must report back to the people on a daily basis so no individual can be bought off or sell out.

Canada wants to change the number of trustees from time to time to influence the outcome. They want their band council to remove a trustee. Only the People can make such decisions using our consensual decision making process as set out in the Great Law of Peace. Canada wants the Trustees they set up to hold our property as Individuals on behalf of the People! We want to get rid of this colonial land theft system.

The Councils will decide on the salaries of the Trustees and give themselves raises anytime they want. Amendments to the trust agreement can also be made behind closed doors between the trustees and the councils! Two trustees have already been appointed by someone [we suspect it’s Canada] without our knowledge or consent – Lonney C. Bomberry and Bev Jacobs. He’s an ambulance chaser and she runs a government sponsored organization. What’s the excuse for this? Would Canadians accept trustees appointed by Britain? Not likely.

Haudenosaunee law, like international law, requires consensus. In our law we need two-thirds or the support or two out of three clans. The quorum Canada wants is 50% + 1 which they can manipulate?

This is how fascist regimes operate. They brainwash a few members of the society that is being colonized, then they co-opted them. As we are seeing, the “martial law” relationship between the police and the military is becoming more open. The fascist city of Brantford can now bring onto Six Nations the heavily armed JTF2, which took over from the RCMP on the pretext of “911”. All we are doing is demonstrating peacefully for the colonizers to be law abiding. They are getting bolder and bolder and are openly putting their guns to our heads. It’s a well practiced script. They’re trying to use us for target practice. They wanna play with their high tech toys. They wanna grab our wealth and property.

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation news

PLEASE SEND YOUR OBJECTIONS TO: QUEENIE ELIZABETH II, Buckingham Palace, LONDON UK; Governor General MICHAELLE “Haitian-Against-the-Nation” JEAN, 1 Rideau Hall, OTTAWA, ONTARIO in**; Canada Prime Minister STEPHEN HARPER, House of Commons, OTTAWA, ONTARIO ha******@pa**.ca; Ontario Premier DALTON McGUINTY, Queen’s Park, TORONTO, ONTARIO mc********@pa**.ca; United Nations un**; Indian Affairs Minister St******@pa**.ca; Brantford Mayor Michael Hancock 519-759-3330 nb*******@br*******.ca; Ontario Attorney General 416-326-2220 or 1-800-518-7901; Minister Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Michael Bryant % La*******@on*****.ca; Neil Smitheman, Brantford ambulance chaser n.*********@fa****.com 416-868-3441; Aaron Detlor ad*****@sy*******.ca; Bev Jacobs bj*****@nw**.org; Julian Fantino OPP Commissioner ju************@ju*.ca; and everybody else.

Click on News & see: “ Six Nations ”
New MNN Books Available Now!

poster: katenies



By Rastia’ta’non:ha
MNN. May 27, 2008. This is a notice to the counterfeit Algonquins to immediately quit their claim to Haudenosaunee Territory and their claim to be Algonquins. They are “visitors”, not the “owners” either historically or culturally. By their swindling actions they are dissolving the treaty rights of the real Algonquins. They are also interfering with the treaty rights of other nations who are part of the 1701 “Peace of Montreal” with the French that set out trade and commerce relations; and the 1701 “Nan-Fan Treaty” with the British which respects the sovereignty of all the signatories.

Some help is needed on how to file an international complaint to stop these con artists. The “sting operation” is being committed by Ontario, Canada, the mining-military-industrial-banking complex and archeologists against the Haudenosaunee for the part of our traditional territory that is south of the Ottawa River.

Mother Joan Holmes, has been hired to create “Algonquins” out of thin air. That’s why we call them “No’gonquins”. She has helped them set up nine “Algonquin” Disneylands. They are about to illegally sell Haudenosaunee land and resources they have no claim to. Fronting this scam are Algonquin “pretenders”, “Chief” Doreen Davis, “chief” Paula Sherman, “chief” Harold Perry, former “chief” Robert Lovelace, “chief” Chris Nahrgang and numerous “Algonquin Negotiation Representatives” under the control of ambulance chasers, Robert Potts and Chris Reid and Ontario Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Michael Bryant. Brian Laforme, a Mississauga of New Credit, is also working on selling the Haudenosaunee land of Toronto. [See contacts at end]

Who are the “real” Algonquins and who are these fake “No’gonquins” that are giving the real ones a bad rap!

In 8,000 BC there were people known as the “Plano Paleo”. They hunted large animals with non-fluted spear points on the plains west of the Mississippi River. They lived there until 4,500 BC. As the climate warmed up and the glaciers melted, they began to move into the area known today as “Manitoba”, the “Lake of the Woods” and the northern plains of “Canada”.

They remained west of the Mississippi River. As they moved into the Canadian Shield area, they developed into the “Shield Archaic” and continued their “paleo” ways of life, as hunters, fishers and gatherers. They traveled and set up temporary camps and shelters. They were not an agricultural people. Like their Plano Paleo ancestors, they cremated their dead because the land was rocky and had little soil. Unlike the Iroquoian, the Algonquoians did not build burial mounds.

Just before 1,000 BC, there was another glacial age. They were forced to migrate back onto the plains, following the Missouri River to its source in present day Montana. After spending many years there, they decided to get further away from the cold by crossing over the “Great River”, the Mississippi, to the east and make their way to the other side of Onowaregeh, Turtle Island.

They followed the Missouri River down to the Mississippi River convergence. At that point they found a race of “Giants” known as the “Alleghans”, the ancestors of the Iroquois, living on the east side of the Great River. They built mounds for burials and ceremonials.

According to the Algonquoians, known as the “Lenape”, they had to get permission from the Alleghans to pass through THEIR land!! Just like they have to get OUR permission to stay on our land today! The Alleghans allowed them to cross until they saw the large numbers of Lenape crossing over. They had taken advantage of our goodwill.

The Alleghans became concerned they would be overtaken. Then a 100 year war broke out. It took the Lenape 700 years to pass through the Land of the Alleghans, which was from the Mississippi River to the East Coast. Finally the Lenape reached the mouth of the Susquehanna River at Chesapeake Bay, where they “settled”.

From the Lenape “settlers” sprang other Algonquian speaking people who continued their migration northward up the east coast homeward bound. Once again they returned to the Canadian Shield from where they had migrated westward so long ago. They finally arrived home.

From the attached maps the Lenape (Algonquians) never occupied any land in the Southeast, Southwest, Great Basin near the West Coast, Northwest Coast and the Arctic areas. They originated from the Great Plains, migrated to the Sub-Artic and to a very limited degree to the Plateau and some areas in California.

The Algonquian Language Family is known as the “Macro-Algonquian Phylum”. [Phylum means a member or tradition from a certain language family]. [See below for the list of Algonquoian language groups].

The attached maps and list of linguistic families prove that the Algonquians did not occupy the large areas being promoted by twistorians, anthro’apologists, and grave robbers [archaeologists]. Also the Algonquoians (Lenape) are not the “Alleghans” or “Ancient Mound Builders”.

Anthropologists have referred to the ancient “Mound Builders” by different names, such as “Adena”, “Hopewell”, “Lamoka”, “Cahokia” and “Mississippi, etc. We called ourselves the “Alleghans” or “Alligewi”. None of these names have any connection to the Lenape or the Algonquians. DNA sampling of the “Serpent Mounds”, near Peterborough, Ontario, determined irrefutably that the “mound builders” are Iroquois.

The petroglyphs at “Petroglyphs Park” in Peterborough are not Ojibway or Algonquian. The symbols on the rock are from the “Hokan-Siouan” linguistic family of which the Iroquois are a part. These are the same at Safe Harbour in Pennsylvania, Black Hand Gorge in Ohio and near the Circle Mounds in Newark. The maps also show the correlation with our evolution as Hokan-Siouan which includes numerous nations, beginning with the “Clovis-Folsum Paleo” and the “Laurentian Archaic”, the ancestors of the Alleghans, to the present day “Haudenosaunee”. We were never Algonquian, and never will be!!

The Laurentian Archaic [Iroquois], who existed below the Canadian Shield from 8,000 BC, were the first to begin burying their dead using red ochre. We continued this practice up to 100 AD. Our ancestors placed these mounds in the care of the Six Nations Confederacy. This is an old agreement under the KAIANEREH’KO:WA, GREAT LAW OF PEACE, between the Erie/Neutral/Susquehanna/Wenro and the Five Nations, later Six Nations Confederacy. No caretaking agreement was ever made with the Algonquians because they weren’t here. The land in question is under the trusteeship of the Six Nations Confederacy and governed by our law.

Under the 1701 Great Peace of Montreal, the Algonquians had no leadership status. They had to abide by the KAIANEREH’KO:WA. The Six Nations Confederacy has exclusive trusteeship over the entire “Beaver Hunting Grounds”, also known as the “Nan-Fan Treaty” of 1701. [See MNN April 28, 2008 article]

The imposter Algonquins and the real ones have no sole treaty rights to the territory south of the Ottawa River or the Ottawa River basin since this land is part of the 1701 Great Peace of Montreal. There are over 30 nations who share this treaty. Each has to consult all the other nations and the Six Nations Confederacy as the leaders to make any claim. Otherwise their claims are fraudulent. It also dissolves any rights they have under the 1701 Peace Treaty of Montreal because they are trying to violate the rights of the other nations. These claims to our land are, in our view, invalid.

Rastia’ta:nonha, og**************@co****.ca
Posted by MNN Mohawk Nation News


Macro-Algonquian Phylum- Northeast:
Abenaki, Algonkin, Chippewa ( Ojibway), Chowanoc, Conoy, Coree, Fox (Mesquaki), Hatteras, Illinois, Kickapoo, Lenni Lenape ( Delaware), Machapunga, Mahican, Maliseet (Malecite), Massachuset, Menominee, Miami, Micmac, Mohegan, Montauk, Moratok, Nanticoke, Narraganset, Nauset, Niantic, Nipmuc, Noquet, Ottawa, Pamlico (Pomeiak), Passamaquoddy,Paugussett, Penacook, Penobscot, Pocomtuc, Potowatomi, Powhatan, Roanoke, Quinnipiac, Sac (Sauk), Sakonnet, Secotan, Shawnee,Wampanoag, Wappinger, Weapemeoc
None in the Southeast Area- All are from Hokan-Siouan Linguistic Family
**Note: All Muskogean Nations of this language family belong to Hokan-Siouan, not Algonquian, and all Natchesan Nations belong to the Hokan-Siouan and not Algonquian, therefore leaving the southeast without any nations of any Algonquian linguistic stock. **Note on Southwest Area, No Nations of Algonquian Linguistic family has lived there. **Note on Great Basin Area, No Nations of Algonquian Linguistic family has lived there.
Plateau Culture Area- Kutenai Language Isolate-Macro Algonquian Phylum-Kootenai
Northwest Coast Culture Area- No Nations that have any definite Algonquian connection or phylum determination.
California Culture Area- Algonquian Language Family- Macro Algonquian Phylum Wiyot, Yurok
Great Plains Culture Area- Algonquian Language Family, Macro-Algonquian Phylum:
Arapaho, Blackfeet, Blood, Cheyenne , Atsina, Piegan, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibway (Chippewa), Tonkawa
Subartic Culture Area- Algonquian Language Family-Macro-Algonquian Phylum-
Chippewa (Ojibway), Cree, Montagnais (Innu), Naskapi, Beothuk
Artic Culture Area- No Algonquian Nations living in area. [Map of Algonquian Language Family attached]

The Hokan-Siouan Family is divided into 6 Divisions:

1.) Iroquoian – Neutral/Susquehannock/ Erie, Huron/Wendat,Cherokee, Tobacco Nation aka Petun, Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Meherrin, Honnniasont, Neusiak, Nottoway, Wenro

2.) Siouan- Kansa, Sioux, Dakota, Lakota, Wahpekute, Mdewakantonwan, Wahpetonwan, Sisitonwan (who together formed the Santee or Eastern division, sometimes referred to as the Dakota), the Ihanktonwan, or Yankton, and the Ihanktonwana, or Yanktonai (who form the Middle division, sometimes referred to as the Nakota), and the Titonwan, or Teton (who form the Western division, sometimes referred to as the Lakota). The Tetons, originally a single band, divided into seven sub-bands after the move to the plains, these seven including the Hunkpapa, Sihasapa, Oglala, Hidasta aka Minitari and the Gros Ventre, Crow, Washo, Acoma and Leguna Pueblo,Tutelo, Saponi, Monacan, Eno, Woccon, Sugeree, Yuchi, Cheraw, Wateree, Waccamaw, Pee Dee, Ioway (Iowa), Kaw(Kansa), Missouria(Missouri), Omaha, Osage, Otoe(Oto),Ponca, Ofo, Yazoo Tunica, Biloxi, Ofos (Mosopeleas), Quapaw (Arkansa), Omaha, Catawba, Ponca, Winnebago, Iowa, Mandan, Assinboin, Cape Fear, Cheraw, Congaree, Keyauwee, Lumbee, Manahoac, Monacan, Moneton, Nahyssan, Occaneechi, Sante ( Issati), Sewee, Shakori, Sississpahaw, Waccamaw, Waxhaw, Winyaw, Yadkin, Opelousa, Patiri

3.) Muskogean-Choctaw,Creek, Seminole, Chickasaw, Coushatta, Cusabo, Tuskegee, Chakchiuma, Alabama, Yamasee, Apalachee, Taensa, Natchez, Houma, Chitimacha, Pensacola, Chatot, Tohome, Napochi, Chiaha, Hitchiti, Timuccua, Ais, Calusa, Tekesta, Caparuz, Ibitoupa, Jeaga, Kaskinampo, Miccosuke, Muklasa, Napochi, Oconee, Okelousa, Okmulgee, Osochi, Pascagoula, Pawokti, Quinipissa, Sawolkli, Tamathli,Tanggipahoa, Taposa, Tawasa, Tekesya, Chine, Chiaha (Chehaw), Guacata, Guale, Hitchiti, Ibitoupa, Jeaga, Kaskinamp, Acolapissa, Amacano, Apalachee, Apalachicola, Avoyel, Bayogoula, Calusa, Caparuz. SEE HOW MANY THE COLONISTS KILLED OFF!

4.) Caddoan-Caddo, Arikara, Pawnee, Wichita, Bidai, Atakapa, Kichai, Tawakoni, Tawehash, Waco, Yascani, Adai, Eyeish

5.) Yuman-Marricopa, Yuma, Mohave, Cocopah, Havasupai, Halchidhoma, Halyikwamai, Hualapai (Walapai),Kohuana, Kamia, Maricopa, Yavapaí, Quechan

6.) Hokan-Pomo, Akwaala, Diegueno, Kamia, Konoomihu, Okwanuchu, Shasta, Salinas, Achomawi, Atsugewi, Karok, Esselen, Chumash, Chimariko, Coahuiltec,

Send your comments to: QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Buckingham Palace, LONDON UK; M. MICHAELLE JEAN, Governor General of CANADA, 1 Rideau Hall, OTTAWA, ONTARIO in**; Hon. STEPHEN HARPER, PRIME MINISTER, CANADA, House of Commons, OTTAWA, ONTARIO ha******@pa**.ca; Hon. DALTON McGUINTY, PREMIER, ONTARIO, Queen’s park, TORONTO, ONTARIO; Chief Doreen Davis, 3102-RR #2, Sharbot Lake, ONTARIO K0H 2P0 ch*********@ao*.com: ONTARIO MINISTRY of NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT & MINES, Whitney Block, Room 5630, 99 Wellesley West, TORONTO M7A 1W3; RICHARD MOORE, MDR Associates, 201-280 Albert St., OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1P 5b8 613-230-8671; CHRISTOPHER M. REID, 154 Monarch Park Ave., TORONTO ONTARIO M4J 4R6 la*****@ao*.com; STEVE REYNOLDS, 18 Byward Market Square, OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1N 7A1, 613-244-4488 st***********@ro****.com.
Hokan -Siouan Language Family Lenape & Alligewi

Click on News & See Category: “Sharbot Lake 2008“

poster: katenies



Algonquin ‘Nohawks’ get ready to be taken over

MNN. April 5, 2008. This is a “hypothetical hypothesis” or theory of what could happen to us Indigenous people if we are not vigilante. Let’s call her Chief Doreen “Whalebone” Davis, was recently created into a paper Algonquin by Mother Joan Holmes. We hear that soon Indian Affairs and Ontario are going to set up a “reserve” for the newly created virtual Algonquin “Nohawks”.

In October 2007 Whalebone had already minted her own currency known as “Doreen Dollars”which she claims is at par with the Canadian dollar. As far as we know, she’s not native. We real Ongwehonwe have our own lawful trade and commerce customs for dealing with the colonists. Her money can only be used at participating merchants of her choosing in the shopping mall she’s thinking of building up at Sharbot Lake. Doreen announced that she is going to try and set up these bogus banks in other Indigenous communities.

What is “Doreenged” using to back up her “Doreen Dollars”? It is only worth pennies. She appears to be making our Haudenosaunee Territory as her own “reserve” and using it as collateral. It could be development of the area as a tourist site with casinos, which is one of the biggest fronts for money laundering, we hear.

In November 2007 the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada issued a warning, No. 79, regarding the Anishinabewampum Bank, “They are not an authorized federally regulated institution”. They ordered this fraudulent entity to cease and desist from holding itself out as a bank. 1-888-495-8501 in**@ph**********.com

Yet Mother Joan Holmes who fraudulently creates “Indians”, ambulance chaser, Robert Plots, and the rest are still “churning the butter”, as they say. This whole scam needs to be criminally investigated, charges laid and people sent to jail. Today, the “Anishinabewampum Bank” website came down before we even had a chance to write about it. Lol! [But we have a copy of it.] Just like Coreshellgroup” [J. Patrick Howe] suddenly stopped its internet bragging, all their affiliate cohort websites came down within a day of the MNN story. Hmmm!

How can a “desolate front” be set up to transfer large amounts of money without being monitored? Through a shell game, of course! We found some of the peas! We believe that the U.S., Canada and other shady agencies and individuals always need a way to send their dirty dollars or money laundering somewhere else.

This is “dirty ops”. These corporate cons could have come up with an idea like setting up “Indian” banks to give a few dollars to the “Indians” and then send the rest somewhere else.

Doreenged has set up the Anishinabewampum Bank with an office at 110 Railway St., Kingston Ontario K7K 2L9 T613-541-1703 in*******@an**************.com It is a small two storey brick building with one-way looking glass windows like in a cop shop. There was nothing in the rooms except a few desks and chairs and some old men roaming around like refugees from the nearby Milhaven Maximum Security Penitentiary with nothing to do, or waiting for the big “pay-day”. Some of the names are Doug Raymond, Ext. 227; Al Baldwin Ext. 226; Patricia Raymond Ext. 222; Greg Raymond Ext. 228; David Baldwin Ext 553; Cindy Mills Ext. 554; Shawn Raymond Ext. 550. There are others like “John” who did not want to give his last name; and “Brenda”in the office. Both Doreenged and John described their operation as a “clearinghouse”!!

When anyone phones them, a machine answers and asks for a message or instructs you to dial an extension. Anishinabewampum Bank shares the same address and phone number as the “National Savings Club”, which is a “private” buyer’s club. They said they are not looking for new members and they will always “protect” their members!!! [websites ]

An innocent investor went to Kingston on Friday, April 4th, to open up a bank account with Anishinabewampum Bank. They were asked for a minimum $6,000 deposit that was supposed to be used in an “off-shore” system in New Zealand. They later denied saying this and said, “It was just a misunderstanding!” This perplexed the investor. We think they saw him as a “Tonto with a JR complex” and decided to shake him off quick. In 20 minutes Tonto got surrounded and was “cautioned” to leave.

New Zealand has tax free “special purpose companies”, asset protection trusts, off shore companies, off shore corporations and banking. In other words, New Zealand is an off shore haven “for the rich”. This could be the “Algonquin trust” or “mistrust” that Robert Plots of Blaney McMurtry of Toronto may have set up with Doreenged Davis. We hear that Mother Joan Holmes is now trying to pass her off as a “Metis”!!! Doreenged looks more like a “Maytag” [money cleaner] than a “Metis”.

These Joan Ho memberships expire in 5 or so years! Virtual Algonquin Nohawks could sign away our Haudenosaunee land, make joint ventures with the mining and casino companies and set themselves up. Then their “Indian” or “Metis” cover expires, “We can make money and then disappear because we’re not Indian or Metis anymore! Whoopeee!”

The trust and its beneficiaries are non-taxable except on income made in New Zealand. They make money by avoiding taxes. That’s why all these “Metis” have a “Maytag” [money laundering] complex. Indian Affairs put $405,000 of seed money into setting up the “Algonquin Trust” which is really a “club”. The recent Supreme Court of British Columbia decision of Madam Justice Ann MacKenzie is that “clubs” are legal but “gangs” are not. [#522 Mar. 27/08]

To a lot of people it looks like a money laundering operation is in the making. The head of the club is probably the Queen who thinks she owns all our land and can appropriate our resources if she wants to. She then converts it into money and puts it into another commonwealth country.

As we see it, if someone was washing dirty money, they could funnel funds through something like Anishinabewampum Bank. An address of a main office is needed. Involved could be drugs, arms, prostitution or corporatized black ops like “Blackwater Inc.”, etc. Whoever they are don’t want people snooping around. Could organized crime benefit from this phony Haudenosaunee land claim? They might even think of going forward with legal gambling operations on our land.

As we have heard non-native business people say, “It’s always good to have an Indian friend to run an illegitimate business underneath them”, so they can use our sovereignty to their advantage and avoid taxes. If you don’t have a best Indian friend, you can create one”. In the end it is seen as an “Indian” organized crime.

Greed and larceny are not part of our traditional culture. Colonists see the loop holes and abuse them. It’s the fake Mother Joan Ho “Indians” who get blamed for criminality which then reflects unfavorably on the rest of us. Let’s not forget the “ Vichy ” Indian collaborators who work hand in glove with these fraudsters. As we have seen, it’s set up so we stay poor, they take everything we have and get off scott free! People like Joan Ho have experience in creating Indians in hot spots for Indian Affairs, like Kanehsatake to control the election results and Lubicon Lake to get around resistance to a land claim.

The threat of uranium mining exploration and drilling could be a diversionary controversy. To “legalize” land theft under NAFTA, the corporation sets up a board of directors and then sets up the business with the government. This agreement stands forever. It’s a typical magician’s sleight of hand. That’s when the gangster element and all their hit men become apparent.

It’s possible that Indian Affairs and the rest of the “bottom feeders” may be getting paid under the table. They help set up something that looks legal, run the money through bogus banks and bogus bank accounts and quietly line their pockets. We’ve had our fill of their Grand Chief Phil “Many Fortunes” of AFN who helps them sign away everything we have!

We are fighting big beasts. The greedy and rapacious golden serpent and the silver serpent are going to devour everything in their path and each other. In the end they will be devoured by the red serpent from the north who, like us, has the same ancient principles underlying their philosophies. We’d do well to put our wampum in the Bank of Hong Kong and not in Doreen’s purse!

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

Click on “News” and see “Sharbot Lake”

poster: katenies



15.04.2008 21:30:56


MNN. March 29, 2008. Our Haudenosaunee Territory is now infested with paper “Algonquins” and virtual “Algonquin” communities created by “Mother” Joan “Ho”lmes. She is the darling researcher, registrar, genealogist, membership clerk, judge, jury and would-be executioner of our nationality. She is the “gun for hire” by Canada or anybody that wants to become or create paper mache “Indians”. We understand she receives a large sum of money for each Indian she signs up. If the real Indigenous at Ardoch or Sharbot Lake want an Algonquin identity, according to our ways, they have to live on Algonquin land.

Mother Joan has also been known to write fake history about the Haudenosaunee that Canada uses to try to settle their phony claims to our land. She’s been hired to write the phony history of the Mohawks of Kanehsatake, Kahnawake, Akwesasne, Tyendinaga and Wahta. She even helped convince the ignorant Kanawake band council that our land was given to us by Louis XIV!!!

We are a bigger industry for these gangsters than General Motors! In the syndicates they set up, all the top jobs go to “non-natives” except for the figurehead, like Ellen Gabriel, who gets brought out for photo ops. She does not legally represent us. Only members of her organization vote for her. It’s like saying the head of the women’s auxiliary of the church represents all Canadian women.

Those Algonquin “Nohawks” who don’t follow the party line are called NLA, “No Longer Active”. We are informed that Mother Joan creates “Indians” with a five year expiry date. Is “nationality” like a driver’s permit! It looks sillier and sillier all the time. Right now about 20 people have up-to-date licenses and run the whole show. This gives them access to lots of money. They also have a “chief-in-training” who gets voted in by those few “Nohawks” who have active status. Mother Joan needs 125 virtual Algonquins for each community to be able to “conduct business” called “joint ventures”, which are run by non-native shell companies, like Coreshellgroup.

According to reports of witnesses who were in court, Judge Cunningham issued an order that the “Algonquins” cannot “speak directly or indirectly to anyone who they believe could be or is in contact with the Mohawks”!! How did this guy graduate from law school? They could get six months in jail for violating this order. How do they plan to monitor it? The Sharbot Lake “Nohawks” agreed to this condition. It apparently was requested by Neil Smitherman, the ambulance chaser [lawyer] for the uranium mining companies, Frontenac Ventures Corporation and Platinex, who want to mine in the area. An ambulance chaser for “Ardoch Algonquins”, consented to this decree. How can a court be making orders like this? It seems like they think they can do anything they want, that the law is something they can dictate.

In the meantime, Doreen “Wishbone” Davis, another “Nohawk”, is running a cigarette shop on Silver Lake, with Unity and Confederacy flags flying out front. The non-native girl working there said that the RCMP gave Doreen permission to run her store. The land is leased by a native guy from a non-native. This is not sovereignty.

The colonial perpetrators are panicking to cover-up their fraud and questionable activities. This whole scam needs to be investigated by the RCMP fraud squad and the Auditor General of Canada. They think their Shakspearean tragedy is still running, but it’s over. We’re hanging on to our vegetables that we should be throwing at these corrupt actors.

This order sounds like a prototype of the kind of controls that the colonists will try to put on the “real” Indigenous who stand up to the frauds being committed by the corporations, mining companies and colonial governments and their agencies.

We took over the Thurlow Aggregates Quarry in March 2007, to protest an age old robbery and injustice over the illegal infringement on our land without our informed consent. It is a clear violation of our authority and international law. At first the band council supported us. Then Julian “Who-was-born-in-Italy-and-thinks-he-knows-how-to-run-a-banana-republic-like-Canada” Fantino met with the Tyendinaga band councilors, Donald R. Maracle, Roy Brant, Trevor Lewis, Barry Brant and Blayne Loft. They denounced us and went to other communities and corrupted them against us.

Last April 2007 the Mohawks of Tyendinaga demonstrated on the CN Railway tracks. The trains between Montreal and Toronto were shut down for 20 hours. A Mohawk woman met with the Commissioner of the OPP, Julian Fantino. He asked her to try to get them off the rail line or “he would kill them”. They went through the police lines to speak to the demonstrators. The police pointed their weapons at the men, women and children.

Last July 2007 Randy Cota of the Ardoch “Nohawks” asked our people to go up to help them. Our men felt something was eerie about it. They went up and were alarmed when they saw the Ontario Provincial Police involved at the protest site. Cota forgot to tell our people that he was an OPP officer. It was almost like the Mohawks were being set up for an ambush by the OPP bush-wackers. There were no Indians locally, only the settlers all dressed up in their Ralph Lauren cottage wear. Something did not add up. They decided to get out. Since then these “Nohawks” have treated us with disdain.

Fantino publicly said last June 29, 2007, on the “Day of Protest”, “We want a peaceful day”. Behind the scenes he had lined up APCs, tanks, soldiers and paramilitary. He had everything ready to wipe us out.

CBC’s “The Current” got some handwritten notes by OPP officers on how Commissioner Fantino planned to raid the Mohawk demonstrators on the night of June 28 on Highway 401, Highway 2 and the CN Rail line. Actually, nothing was blocked. As promised the Mohawks removed their peaceful demonstration on June 29th. Shawn Brant turned himself in for “mischief”. The notes described how Fantino brought in the TRU Tactical Rescue Unit, SWAT team, Emergency Response and the Riot Squad along with police choppers and aircraft to watch the Mohawks. Even though nothing was going on, Itchy Fingers Fantino gave the site commander, Carson Pardy, the final call to go in, which they did not.

Mandy Smart of Tyendinaga said she saw the heavily armed OPP gathering in the area. The OPP wanted to use force. When she met with Fantino, he warned her that if the Mohawks did not leave by 6 a.m. on June 29th, there would be an attack. “He did not care if the men, women and children were behind those lines.” CN Rail which runs through disputed Mohawk land, suspended rail traffic between Montreal and Toronto for the day.

Last Monday, March 24th 2008, Shawn Brant went to court. Randy Cota has been trying to help make Shawn out to be the leader at Tyendinaga. On March 18th Cota forwarded a message to Shawn Brant from his OPP colleague, Nathan Leland. Leland had sent a memo to his operatives [JUS] to watch a video on Shawn Brant entitled, “Why has he not been arrested for terrorism?” It came from caledoniawakeupcall, a racist anti-Iroquois site run by one of their operatives, Gary Mchale.

Shawn Brant has been told that if he does not accept a plea deal of 12 years for “blocking” the railroad and the Trans Canada highway, they will put him away for 90 years. [oc**@ta*.ca 416-925-6939]

We’re beginning to think it’s time for us to clean up our communities of these outside influences. It looks like this is what’s happening. We all want a clean peaceful community.

Kahentinetha Horn, MNN Mohawk Nation News

Click on “News” and see category “Sharbot Lake”

poster: katenies




MNN. Nov. 13, 2007. It looks like the many former and current victims and their families were relieved that the atrocities of Thomas Delaronde, Mary Swamp and Laureen Delaronde of Ganienkeh have become public.

Thomas, Mary, Laureen and their ‘plotters’ allege that MNN committed “treason” by writing the facts and posting it in a place where the world can see it. What treason? The Great Law is about freedom of speech. This is suppressed in Ganienkeh. [ HISTORIC “GANIENKEH” – the attempted…. ]

MNN did not encourage a “takeover”. It called upon people to save an important project which should have grown and prospered into a model of Indigenous sovereignty and human rights. Instead it has been turned into a closed isolated cult-like camp of ‘mindless groupies’. Accusing MNN of advocating a “takeover” proves that Ganienkeh has become a private corporate enterprise of three conspirators and their paid worshippers.

Thomas, Mary and Laureen did not tell us why so many people left Ganienkeh. The excuse is that “not everyone could adapt to a life without running water, electricity, modern conveniences and the worries of not knowing what would happen next”. What about those who did adapt? Why did they leave?

Anyone who asked about accountability for projects and behavior were isolated and ignored. The questioners were made to feel unwanted. This neglect eventually filtered down to their children who left to save their children from scorn. These deliberate psychological abuses are violations of the entire philosophy of the Great Law.

In some instances so-called “seers” were consulted to create a type of “witch hunt” against these questioners. One person was singled out as practicing “bad medicine”. Spreading these false stories among their supporters was meant to create hatred and fear of this person. Eventually the grandchildren were infected with the same garbage. The family, relatives and grandchildren then had to leave.

The founders like Karoniaktajeh were adamant about keeping out superstitions such as “witchcraft and sorcery”. They condemned these practices as “mind control” strategies of the church and the government. When the “disciples”, Thomas, Mary and Laureen, were seen “blessing” the water in Ganienkeh, many questioned their “beliefs”.

Other atrocities include denying a young mother with a newborn baby firewood to heat her home in wintertime on direct orders from Thomas; denying access of a parent to see their child or be “shot” trying; belittling young married couples who were having marital problems; and young people succumbing to outside addictions such as drugs and alcohol being ostracized rather than helped, labeling them as “too much trouble”. These are all violations of the Great Law.

The Ganienkeh Indian Project was created so that Indigenous peoples could grow and develop to their fullest. We had to address all the issues that afflict our people. Ganienkeh was not meant to be the private estate of a few privileged “schemers”, Thomas, Mary and Laureen.

Those who stole money and property from Ganienkeh were often welcomed back without much scrutiny. These were often close associates and family members of Thomas, Mary and Laureen. Rather than punishing the guilty, often the friends or relatives of the “thieves” were beaten. Guilty by association!

A non-native professional employed in the community stole what was said to be over $1 million. He had gained the trust of the “social set” [Thomas, Mary and Laureen]. Investigators tracked him to Hawaii where he lives in luxury.

Viable projects were either deliberately failed and neglected or turned down. Agricultural projects that should not only feed but financially help the community fell by the wayside. Beef cattle were allowed to inbreed depleting the herd’s bloodline. Goat farming became a laughing stock. They were left un-milked for up to three days on a number of occasions.

Farming projects were mismanaged by the “clique” [Thomas, Mary and Laureen] who controlled the funding. Workers were expected to be productive using equipment that was obsolete 50 years ago. [Doesn’t this sound like Indian Affairs?] Requests for modern equipment to improve production went unheeded by the “gang of three”.

Other good projects were proposed such as canning, a bakery and a butcher shop. They were all ignored. It was easier to reap the windfall of cash from slots and cigarettes. It was too much trouble to create alternative and self-sufficient ways to carry the community through tough political times like illegal state and federal tax assessments on gas, gaming and cigarettes.

Workers began to neglect their responsibilities. If the “cabal” [Thomas, Mary and Laureen] didn’t seem too concerned about how things ran, then why should they, especially for their low wages and no benefits?

Many came to Ganienkeh from all across Turtle Island with nothing. They hoped to escape the oppression, destitution and despair of “reservation” and city life. Ganienkeh was a ray of hope. No drugs, no alcohol, no foreign laws to deny them their identity! They left behind a “black hole” they dreaded returning to. Consequently they had to tread lightly, fearing expulsion from Ganienkeh by the “junta”. Many grew tired of the rhetoric and seeing only a select few benefiting from everybody’s hard work. They left [of “their own free will”, as the “grand manipulators”, Thomas, Mary and Laureen, often said].

It’s true that a small minority was expelled for violating the Great Law. The vast majority left due to mistreatment, abuse, neglect and atrocities committed against them by these three who fancied themselves as ‘plantation slave owners’.

There were free thinking and knowledgeable people who came to help Ganienkeh, who thought it would benefit all Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island . They wanted to see the fulfillment of Karoniaktajeh’s idea of a national identity on the world stage for all true people to learn from. In the eyes of the “divine rulers”, such far-sighted people posed the biggest threat to their little empire. These “would-be string pullers” had to stop these generous people from helping.

When these “tyrants”, Thomas, Mary and Laureen, could not maneuver the Great Law for their own benefit, they descended to violence! No peace, power and righteousness here! Only blind rage, hate, jealousy, revenge, gossip, greed, threats and laziness! 8,000 to 10,000 people did not give up their voice. They were muted through fear and they had to leave.

Thomas, the leader of the “dictators”, often speaks of the “kawatsire”, family, as the foundation of the Great Law. Many of their own blood relatives want nothing to do with them. Why?

The trustees on the “ Turtle Island Trust” recently released a letter throwing their support behind Thomas Delaronde. They thanked him and his “henchwomen” for what they have done for Ganienkeh. One trustee is a close “personal” friend of Thomas. He refuses to be swayed in his support for this distorted and deformed-minded man. A few years ago when people who had “adapted” to the lack of modern conveniences were being pushed out, they paid a visit to him. They told him of Thomas, Mary and Laureen’s corruption. The trustee told them, “You’re upset now. You’ll get over it”.

In the early 90’s some Onondaga families asked Ganienkeh to help them reacquire land by using the Turtle Island Trust. They refused. It has become the toy of Thomas and his “sidekicks”, Mary and Laureen. No one else need apply.

The Grand Council of the Iroquois Confederacy sanctioned the establishment of Ganienkeh in 1974. The Confederacy has an obligation to see that this project continues its original intent, with the backing and support of the Mohawk people. Thomas and his “groupies” have stated that they will not recognize the Confederacy. Says the forked-tongued self-admirer, “There are no longer any true Onkwehonweh left. They all follow the Indian Act or federal Indian law”. This is not true!

Thomas, Mary and Laureen closed down the school. Almost $1 million worth of books, materials and manuscripts were destroyed or burned. Text books were sold for 25 cents each. They felt there was no need to educate the children on world history and current events. Just like some famous book burners in the past, their actions are not original. It’s popped into the minds of so many tyrants throughout history all around the world.

Ganienkeh is only 33 years old, still in its infancy stage. It’s prone to mistakes like any child. The other 8 Mohawk communities are “elders” by comparison. The Confederacy as a whole has a very mature mind.

Thomas and his “preschool dynasty” have become big spoiled brats. They come and go as they please. They answer to no one. They’re like those kids who murder their parents because they don’t want to be accountable for their actions.

It’s time for us to gather our minds among the roots of the great swamp elm and to counsel. Once again we must save this great project that can still be a model for other Indigenous nations to follow. Public problems require public debates. The only solution to this is through an open and transparent procedure as prescribed by the Great Law.

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

poster: katenies


Book Review: Great Law v. Handsome Lake Code




MNN. Oct. 28, 2007. MNN Mohawk Nation News has published another book in the “Mohawk Issues for Dummies Series”. It’s called “The On-Going Confusion Between the Great Law of Peace and the Handsome Lake Code”. Here are some comments from two people who read the book:

“Gees, I always thought I was ”traditional” because of my belief in the “Creator”! It looks like I have to question how I relate to the natural world and my responsibilities to it”, stated a Kanion’ke:haka youth who is always looking for answers.

“What a colonial conspiracy! This is the first time anyone took the Great Law philosophy and compared it with the Christian-based Handsome Lake Code ”, said a surprised elder of Kahnawake.

This book helps readers to understand the alarming turn of events at Six Nations over the land reclamation. For almost two years the Six Nations people, our friends and allies successfully took back and held Indigenous land known as “Douglas Creek Estates”, now called “Kanenhstaton”.

The Indigenous right to this land that was stolen by the settlers is well documented in the records kept by colonial society. This is why officials from Canada and Ontario have never offered to have Six Nations rights reviewed in a court or by a neutral third party. If the evidence was properly reviewed, they would lose. Their only hope to continue with the theft of the Six Nations land is to get someone to agree to terms that reduce Six Nations rights.

According to the Great Law, only the women can deal with land issues as we are the “progenitors of the nation” and the land is held by us for the future generations. The Confederacy chiefs, clan mothers, “talkers” and lawyers that are sitting with Canada and Ontario are suppose to be discussing the return of our stolen land. Instead they got suckered into setting up something called the “Haudenosaunee Development Institute” to sign our land over to white developers. Decisions were made without meeting us and coming to a consensus. Permission was given for the Ontario Provincial Police to attack those of us who objected to the illegal housing development, who are now facing charges in the colonial court.

The chiefs and clan mothers at Six Nations violated our law. The following abstract from “The On-Going Confusion Between the Great Law and the Handsome Lake Code” lays out the source of their confusion and inability to push the Six Nations sovereignty and land issue. They are influenced by the fear based colonial ideology known as the “Handsome Lake Code”.

“A “philosophy” is the basic underlying principles, conduct, thought and knowledge in how a people relate to the natural world. An “ideology” is based on doctrines, opinions or ways of thinking which set out how a people shall behave, not necessarily based on a knowledge or practical understanding of the nature of the universe. These differences can be seen in the conflict between the ”Great Law of Peace” and the ”Handsome Lake Code” which, on the surface, are seemingly similar traditional understandings in Iroquois communities.

The Great Law is a pre-contact philosophy which formed the basis of Iroquois culture. The opening thanksgiving outlines an interdependent system of relations of all elements of nature which are equal; women have powerful roles in social, political and economic life; and the people form the base of power.

The Handsome Lake Code is a post-contact Christian based ideology which outlines a hierarchical order of the “spirit” forces, offices and elements of nature arranged according to their idea of power. This ‘faith’ is trying to get rid of the Great Law in most Iroquois communities.

This book compares the principles of the two. The conflict is between the “inner directed” Great Law adherents and the “accommodationist” Handsome Lake followers. The Great Law adherents are directed by the inner core of our knowledge system and traditions. The Handsome Lake followers are influenced by outside forces to accept the modes of colonial society.”

The conflict is created by religions and how they weaken, confuse and control our people. Elders like Karonhiaktajeh, Kanietahawi and others explain their relationships with Christianity and the Church and how they had to struggle to be free. They describe their lifelong battle to get rid of the deeply ingrained psychological conditioning designed to break down their will and freedom of thought.

Today we are beginning to see how we were made to live under its shadow without realizing its effect on us. We think we’re “traditional” when we are practising Christian-based rituals such as confession while wearing Indian clothes. We also take on the traditions of a variety of other Indigenous nations. For example, the ‘pow wow’ takes native imagery from its original context, i.e., the Plains Indians, and adapts it. There are many similarities in the nature-based philosophies of all Indigenous peoples on Turtles Island and beyond.

The Great Law of Peace is the Constitution of the Iroquois, also referred to as the “Old Way”. This confederation of five nations, later six, was a powerful force before and during the colonial period of Turtle Island or North America as it is called by the European settlers. Certain principles of the constitution were adopted as the basis of the Constitution of the United States, such as the three party structure and some symbols. The Iroquois Confederacy still exists today. Most Iroquois nations are finding their way back to the original Great Law philosophy.

Basic principles, a comparison of the “Law” and the “Code” and where they contradict each other are set out. To make sense of this deep-rooted conflict in Iroquois communities, these two philosophies are examined. Iroquois followers of the Great Law see the Handsome Lake Code as deliberately attempting to disregard the ancient world view of the Iroquois. The Handsome Lake followers believe they are “traditional”.

An understanding of these matters offers key insights into methodologies that are being used by colonial officials to undermine attempts at Six Nations to uphold our sovereign rights.

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

To order: $20 Canadian or U.S. funds includes shipping; MNN Mohawk Nation News, Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0. 450-635-9345 ka***********@ya***.com or ka********@ya***.com

Also available from MNN Mohawk Issues for Dummies Series: “Who’s Sorry Now? The Good, the Bad and the Unapologetic Mohawks of Kanehsatake” by Kahentinetha Horn. $20 includes shipping.

**Purchase price is $20.00 including shipping; Order from – MNN Mohawk Nation News, Box 991, Kahnawake (Quebec, Canada) J0L 1B0. Or contact: Kahentinetha Horn, ka***********@ya***.com or Katenies at ka********@ya***.com

New MNN Books Available Now!

Mohawk Warriors Three – The Trial of Lasagna, Noriega, 20/20
$20.00 usd

Where Eagles Dare to Soar – Indians, Politics & Aids
$20.00 usd 2nd Printing

The Agonizing Death of “Colonialism” and “Federal Indian Law” in Kaianere’ko:wa/Great Law Territory
$20.00 usd

Who’s Sorry Now? The good, the bad and the unapologetic Mohawks of Kanehsatake
$20.00 usd

The books below, email us:

Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy
$10 usd

Warriors Hand Book
$10 usd

Mail checks and money orders to…
P.O. Box 991
Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0

Purchase t-shirts, mugs and more at our CafePress Store

Subscribe to MNN for breaking news updates

Sign Women Title Holders petition!

Link to MNN
Get the code and banners to link to Mohawk Nation News.

Your Support

Make a contribution to our newsgroup.
Secure your online transaction with PayPal®.


Kahentinetha Horn
Speaking & Contemporary Native Issues Workshops


Stay tuned!

poster: katenies