MNN. July 18, 2012. Today in the Federal Court of Canada, Thahoketoteh filed an action [T-1396-12] against Her Majesty the Queen. He personally wrote the Statement of Claim based on his ten-year experience in Kanekota, “where the waters come from the earth”. Kanekota is a 575 square miles area in the northern reaches of the Grand River. It is six miles deep from the banks of the Grand River starting at Lake Erie continuing to the source. This indigenous land is protected from foreign encroachment for all time by the Royal Proclamation 1784. It is sometimes called the Haldimand Tract.
Their rule of law provides that royal proclamations supercede all Admiralty statutes. All Canadian laws are Admiralty statutes. All courts are Admiralty Courts.
In June 1778 the Mohawk people of the Upper and Lower Castles in New York State moved from their traditional communities, during the American Revolution. They temporarily settled in Lachine [Quebec], within the area known as Lower Canada.
In June 1784 they moved to Tyendinaga, on the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. That same year a few families moved to the Grand River. The Royal Proclamation 1784 was signed by Captain General Sir Frederick Haldimand. Violations of the proclamation began immediately
On August 1, 2006, the Mohawk Women, as caretakers of the land, sent notice to the Toronto School Board to vacate Lot 1, Concession 11, Clearview Township, Simcoe County in the province of Ontario, in the Northeast portion of Kanekota. They vacated but refused to respect Mohawk inherent interest in the land.
Shortly thereafter the current Finance Minister of the Corporation of Canada, Jim “austerity-measure” Flaherty, built a 90-acre estate on part of Lot 1 Concession 11, near Honeywood. The driveway leads to a gate manned by high tech surveillance equipment, leading to 3 three-storey buildings, estimated value of $20 million. They form a compound surrounding a fancy courtyard with two golf holes and two ponds. A construction road was bull-dozed through the man-made forest on the Outdoor Education Center property to build Jimmy’s dream.
The Etobicoke Education Center is now listed for sale by Royal LePage, Ginny McEacheran, [1-800-360-5821]. Jim Flaherty’s contact is 701 Rossland Road East, Unit 204, Whitby Ontario L1N 8Y9, Tel: 905-665-8182.
In July 2007 Thahoketoteh attended an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing to stop Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. from illegally building 88 more windmills. [Alias, TransAlta Corp., 110 – 12thAve., SW, P.O. Box 1900, Station M, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M1 Tel: 403-267-7110]. The OMB permitted the illegal construction of Phase 2 in violation of the Royal Proclamation 1784 and Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution. The Women sent notice of their objection.
Thahoketoteh has asked for all financial records on their illegal windmill development, to remove all the decomposing rusting weed-covered windmills, to pay compensation and to restore the land to its original state.
In November 2006 the Women, speaking for the people, land, plants, fish and animals, sent Notice to Enbridge Gas [3000 5th Ave. Place, 425 First St. SW, Calgary Alberta T2P 3L8, Tel: 403-231-3900] that they have no right to install a gas pipeline from Shelburne into Hornings Mills. In 1946 the army constructed a pond there which continuously leeched phosphates into the Pine River. Enbridge went on to illegally build the pipeline.
Thahoketoteh insists that Enbridge fully compensate the Kanionkehaka for the illegal construction of their pipeline, for the damage and to restore the land to its natural state. In particular, to clean the Pine River in Hornings Mills.
In April 2011 Thahoketoteh sent a letter to General Sir Peter Wall, [Chief of the General Staff, Ministerial Core Unit, 4545 Zone A, M.O.D., Whithall, London SW 1A 2HB tel: 011 44 207 218 4000]. He informed him about the Highland Group, a nefarious corporation, and their plans to turn 8,800 acres of Kanekota into a mega-quarry. They intend to destroy this Royal Protectorate land forever where we intend to live forever. Thahoketoteh wants a complete list of the shareholders. He recommends Crown agents who ignore the “Royal Proclamation 1784” be charged with High Treason. Death is the penalty.
Thahoketoteh has asked that all stolen farms be returned to the Mohawk people; all settlers legalize their presence in Kanekota; and all squatters be removed at Canada’s expense.
Thahoketoteh said, “If the Crown tries to have the case dismissed, they have decided to violate their rule of law and their Royal Proclamation. They would be guilty of high treason, as it is against the Queen”.
We are reminded of the classic Led Zeppelin song: “Lyin’, cheatin’, hurtin’, that’s all you try to do”. It’s all over, Jimmy austerity-measure Flaherty, “Your time is gonna come”.
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