MNN. June 23, 2016. I came home from South Dakota after visiting with relatives. My hydro was off because I owed $1,100. Hydro Quebec has raised the cost so high that many of us can’t pay it. It covers overcharged heat from last winter. I did my best, giving them $200 to $300 a month from my meagre pension. With no phone, as MagicJack needs the internet, or amenities, I had to leave and stay in akwesasne. My grandchildren stayed behind in the dark, unable to charge their cells by candlelight.
The power that comes from our flowing waters!
At 1.30 today June 23, a clerk at the Hydro Quebec office in Kahnawake, [450-632-2616], told us that she had called an old number that was disconnected 15 years ago and no one had answered. Being away I did not receive her notice. Apparently someone was sent to my house before the line was snipped. She sai, “I’m giving you a chance. Give us $500 by 3.00 pm today and the rest in a month or it stays off. We are closed til Monday or Tuesday and you’ll be cut off until then”. Friends from kanekota, kentekeh, and others called her in vain.
HYDRO: “No. No. Cutting off power is the new genocide policy”.
Martin Leborgne of the Mohawk council of Kahnawake was asked to help out but did not return calls. He stated, “It’s all been taken care of!” 450-632-7500.
This inhumanity is happening to everyone to extort money from us for heat that they should be providing freely. Our hydro is shut off because they overcharged us for the heat in the winter when they can’t legally turn it off. It is extortion when corporations prey on us for the necessities of life.
The politicians have already created new laws that allow the corporation to force people back to work just be able to cover the necessities of life? It seems like they’re all in this together.
I just went to visit my relatives for a few days. When i came back a big knife was stuffed into my back: “Back stabber,hope grabber, greedy little fit haver. God, I feel for you fool. Shit lover, off brusher, jaded bitter joy crusher. Failure has made you so cruel. Rotten to the core. Rotten like a crack whore. Begging out the back door. Show us what you’re good for. Put it on the noise board. Come on, join the blood sport. Is it because you’re a fucking back stabber?”
MNN. June 2, 2016. What is the ambulance chase scam? When a large group of people are attacked by the cops and have their human rights violated, they are sure to win the court case against the state. That’s when the lawyers acting like ambulance chasers show up. “We’ll represent you” for free. They get a list of names and add more to increase their list of clients to get a bigger settlement.
onkwe’hon:weh chase INDIAN Ring ambulance.
We are used as the front for the INDIAN Ring system that scams their own system. They always enrich themselves at our expense.
The INDIAN Ring is the ring of power in US and Canada. They are in firm control of the corporate governments which are illegally hanging onto our land and resources and trying to annihilate us. They know we know it. They are here and so are we. The Ring is running this Onondaga attack and subsequent court case.
This case is a sure win for us victims of the beating by the NYS Troopers on May 18, 1997. The lawyers don’t want to win the case. They want a settlement to give themselves and their list of victims some money.
INDIAN Ring will soon be shooting blanks!
The insurance companies will pay the settlement. So everybody in the Ring is going to get something out of this.
Most of us plaintiffs can prove we were at the incident. Some were not there. Somebody signed them up. They could be charged with a felony. Is that why there’s panic! All the plaintiffs could be subpoenaed to appear at the September 20 trial to testify on their experiences at the hands of the brutal cops.
On the other hand, the 17 non-cooperative plaintiffs were dropped by the “ambulance chasers”.
No fair! They’re not supposed to shoot back!
It seem the chasers have an in with the judges and court from whom they are able to get motions and court claptrap to drop clients they don’t like and to issue unprecedented motions for payouts before the trial? As they say, follow the money. The lawyers seem desperate to get all their clients paid off so they won’t have to appear at the trial and be questioned. The INDIAN Ring judicial system is terrified of a trial. The truth will come out.
The last days of the Indian Ring of power are almost upon us as Motorhead sings in their song “Eat the Rich”: “Get a sweet thing on the side. Home cooking, homocide. Side order could be your daughter. Finger licking good. Come on, baby, eat the rich. Put the bite on that son of a bitch”.
Sally Jewell, Secretary, Interior Department, 1849 C St., NY Washington DC 20240Bill Clinton, 1271 Ave. of the Americas, 42nd Fl., NY 10020 212-348-8882. “As Commander in hif, does he have the responsibility to carry out General George Washington’s order of 1779 for total extermination of the Iroquois?”
MNN. June 1, 2016. On May 16 the NYS judges and their crew called in the ambulance chasers and 76 plaintiffs in the Jones v. NYS Troopers case #98CV374 back to Syracuse court. They said in effect, “Come on, how much will it take to shut you up?” It seems the lawyers on all sides are playing out the rigged game to outwit us, the victims, and save the hides of their blood thirsty Troopers. The “Indian Ring” is pulling the strings.
“Oksa! Heard Syracuse court is giving out some wampum!”
Judge George Low reported that the Troopers will lose the case if it goes to trial. So he urged NYS to settle financially. Not all are taking it. It was attempted mass murder of rotino’shonni on May 18, 1997 on Onondaga private property off Route 81!!
We want Bill Clinton, NYS Governor George Pataki, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Oren Lyons of Onondaga, military, police, politicians, judicial system, the shadow government, the corporate Onondaga chiefs, sell-outs, snitches and everyone at the great revealing at 100 Clinton St. The testimony of those who purportedly planned and carried out this heinous crime has to be put on the public record.
Fort Drum soldiers heading to Onondaga to stop a picnic.
What is the dollar value on genocide? They offer chump change! They should give us everything that is ours. They think they can give us some of our own money and call it “a reasonable offer”! Meanwhile 17 pro se [without lawyers] plaintiffs who refused to settle will be pressed into the judicial meat grinder being set up on September 20.
The “Indian Ring” is a combined noose of the War Department, Interior Department and Justice Department. They oversee the genocide designed by Europeans to outright kill us and steal everything.
We’re out of the cupboard. When the Lone Ranger and Tonto were surrounded by all the onkwe’hon:weh, he asked, “Tonto, what are we going to do now?” Tonto answered, “What do you mean we, white man?”
“…and where is your badge, Parmley?”
That court room with the prosecutor and his team and the judge are all working to free the NYS thugs and to screw us. They want to make genocide and theft legal here and throughout the world.
Aren’t the bar lawyers ashamed of their role in the worse genocide in the world? The Russians are so appalled that they are putting up a holocaust memorial dedicated to us in front of the US Embassy in Moscow. The world will know about the mass murder of a peaceful people.
Johnny Cash sings about the way it goes in a rigged court: “In about 5 minutes in was led a man, holding the verdict in his right hand. The verdict read in the first degree and I hollered ‘lordy, lordy, have mercy on me’. The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen, ‘99 years in the Folsom Pen’. 99 years underneath that ground and I can’t forget the day I shot that bad bitch down. Come on people, listen to me. Lay off that whisky and let that cocaine be”. [Cocaine Blues].
Sally Jewell, Secretary, Interior Department, 1849 C St., NY Washington DC 20240Bill Clinton, 1271 Ave. of the Americas, 42nd Fl., NY 10020 212-348-8882. “As Commander in hif, does he have the responsibility to carry out General George Washington’s order of 1779 for total extermination of the Iroquois?”
MNN. Apr. 24, 2016. Jones v. Parmley #98CV374 [FJS][GHL]: The rotino’shonni [Iroquois Confedracy] pro-se plaintiffs of the incident that happened on Onondaga Territory on May 18, 1997 are ready to go to trial. Attached will be the “Orders on Motions” we are expected to prepare without lawyers.
Get out of our way. We gotta get to Syracuse!
Our civil, human and sovereign rights were violated. Over 100 people, mostly women and children, met on private property to get an update on the taxing issue that NYS was trying to impose on all onkwe’hon:weh in New York State. Also a spiritual tobacco burning ceremony was going to be conducted. Following that we were to have a picnic for all the families. Without explanation or warning, at 3.00 pm the NYS Police marched in force and physically assaulted and arrested many of us.
Subsequently, a judge advised NYS that they would lose the trial and that they should offer us a financial settlement. Everyone has to agree on the settlement. 20 of us rejected their financial/non-disclosure settlement offer. Now the trial must proceed.
The jury trial is set in Syracuse NY. So far we are doing it ourselves. It looks like we could be victimized again through procedural wrangling.
The court has asked us to provide a list of witnesses. We are expecting to call: Robert Batson, Albany Law School 518-445-2311;
Lawrence S. Roberts, Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 202-208-7163;
Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of Interior,
Ward Churchill, author, “Agents of Repression”;
The Commander in Chief in 1976.
Former US President Bill Clinton, 212-348-8882;
Ollie Gibson, %Onondaga Chiefs, 315-492-1922;
Doug George, NYS informant;
Lou Grummet, NYS;
Oren Lyons, 3951 Route 11, Onondaga Nation Inc. Nedrow NY 13120 315-492-1922;
Brig. General William C. Martin % President Barack Obama;
Steve Newcomb, Author, “Doctrine of Discovery, Unmaking the Domination Code”;
Irvin Powless Jr. %Onondaga Chiefs, 315-492-1922;
Bill Starna, Oneonta University, 607-436-3389;
Former NYS Governor George Pataki, 914-348-1764;
Elliott Spitzer former Attorney General NYS;
Justice Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court on the Lara decision;
All pre-trial submissions are due August 16, 2016. A final pre-trial conference is set for September 8, 2016. The judge is Frederick J. Scullin Jr., Sr. US District Judge.
“Judge Scullin, the truth will prevail!”
Our men, women and children were physically assaulted. It was not just a lack of cultural sensitivity among the rank and file of the NYS Police. It showed deep seated systemic hatred.
Court disclosures show this was premeditated and abuse of power by State officials.
The existence of an “Indian detail”, using deadly force and Special Weapons and Tactics [SWAT] training and equipment violated State Police standards. It appeared to be racial profiling, discrimination and failed [and unlawful] State “Indian” policy.
‘Sure, it’s a lot of work being a double agent, but you get TWO retirement plans!’
Coercion, undisclosed offers and covert dealings what seems like improper conduct by attorneys and others have been part of this case.
We don’t want our children, grandchildren and generations beyond to be subjected to this kind of treatment ever again. Our people had a right to be there. As a Tribe Called Red reminds us, “They have to kill us because they can’t break our spirit”.
MNN. Mar. 29, 2016. It is designed by nature, not man-made. The natural world goes in the direction of nature, sa oieri. We humans travel in the natural direction, like the sun, moon, land, plants, animals… Those going contrary create chaos, war, pollution, and suffering for all life. The original instruction to all life is a natural code designed by creation to use our instincts to survive.
“We all know, ion kwetahetken!“
Onwana’kaion is the language of earth that teaches us our relationship to creation. We belong to the family and the children coming to us. Ia ne wenton ta kari wa taneh, it shall never end. Our mind must always be exposed to creation. Connecting to natural reality eliminates confusion. Ion’heh is the life spirit.
Fire is the spirit to be free, not to be harnessed by anyone or institution. kaia’nere:kowa, the great peace, encourages us to use creation’s energy. Onon’ton:tsra, your mind makes your decision for you.
Teio’hateh, two row agreement, is the original covenant between us and creation.
Upon arrival, as hospitable people, we welcomed the visitors. We never invited to live here selfish, greedy, brutal people who followed a life contrary to kaia’nereh:koa, the ways of this land. They imposed themselves and decided to grab our birthright and dispose of us. otio’kwan’haxta, the binding of the families, was violated.
The following are illegitimate American treaties, not of the onkwe’hon:weh. George Washington sued for peace in 1784 Treaty of Fort Stanwix which the Americans violated. Again Washington angered the rotino’shonni and others and in 1789 he sued for peace in the Treaty of Fort Harmer, which they violated. In 1794 he sued for peace in the Treaty of Canadaigua. Every treaty was violated, making them all null and void.
Article 7 of Canadaigua explains the process between two sovereigns. Neither side could adjudicate over the other’s citizens or people. Complaints were to be formally submitted to the nation or rotino’shonni [confederacy]. When our people were guilty, we would compensate the US. We would lodge a complaint to the US and, if they are guilty, they would compensate us. Each side would investigate, adjudicate and decide. enkari’watakwen, the peace is kept.
In May 13 1974 when we repossessed our land at Moss Lake, NYS could not use the Canadaigua Treaty because we and the Senecas rejected it. The Americans would not let our people read the agreement though we had formally educated people. We wanted the same words in our wampums as on their paper. They refused. Today they are illegal occupiers!
Guns n’ Roses sings about what our women foresaw and tried to stop: “You know where your are? You’re down in the jungle baby, you’re gonna die”. [Welcome to the Jungle].
Mar. 22, 2016. We thought the Onondaga Council of Chiefs Inc. and the Saint Regis Council of Akwesasne Inc. went to Washington DC recently to belt George Washington for what he did to us. Instead they’re all smiling and commemorating the 1794 George Washington Belt, otherwise called the Canadaigua Treaty. This belt honors the doctrine of discovery and set up the genocidal master-slave relationship known as Federal Indian Law. They have the paper and our land and we have the belt hanging in their Capital.
These ‘chiefs’ need ahonwatikorotiweh!
The belt is 6 ft. long. 13 big men stand along each side of the belt representing the 13 bloodlines. The White House is depicted with a small longhouse inside. Two little guys, a Mohawk and Seneca, stand alongside the longhouse. Arms are stretched over them suggesting we have become wards of the state and are being protected by them. The Mohawk and the Seneca were never part of this agreement. It’s a fraud!
George Washington carried the belt around to give it to those who accepted his arrangement to sit on top of us and tell us what to do. The belt never went through the Grand Council of the rotin’shonni, therefore it is illegitimate. Anyone honoring this belt shows us that they have left the canoe and gone to the other side of their own free will. Remember what happened to traitor Joseph Brant in 1804! http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Brant-1743-1807-Worlds-Iroquois/dp/0815602081
Oren Lyons, Sid Hill, Jake Edwards, Sam George, Leo Henry and others from Onondaga corporate council and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal corporation celebrated this belt as if it’s legitimate. At this recent commemoration a few Senecas attended but the double crossers did not put them in the ‘official’ picture with the belt. The Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga and Tuscarora know it’s illegitimate without their elder brothers present at all councils.
Now is the time we onkwe’hon:weh have to stop honoring any treaty belts. They have not ever honored their side. Everytime we put on our gustowas and ribbon shirts, and march arm in arm with the feds, we are celebrating their dishonoring of their side of every belt they agreed to.
Frank Zappa must have intuitively known the kaia’nere:kowa as he knew we can be absolutely free if we want to be: “Unbind your mind. There is no time to lick your stamps and paste them in, discorporate. You’ll be absolutely free, only if you want to be. Discorporate.”
*Clarification: On Mar. 23, 2016, John Kane made the following relevant comment:
*”… the bellt is meaningless. Whatever those images are intended to depict means nothing. There are no terms to an agreement. There is no recorded narrative to its meaning. Washington had the belt made. He commissioned an Oneida to craft it two years before “Canandaigua”. His men may have carried it around with them at Canandaigua, but there is really no connection between this insulting set of images and the so-called “Treaty of 1794.” As shitty as that lopping off of land was, there is nothing that asks for protection or suggests subjugation in it. Three times in “Canandaigua” the US clearly states that they recognize our land as OURS and that the US will never claim it (in spite of the Doctrine of Christian Discovery and what the Marshal court would say 40 years later). Article 7 makes clear that NO authority by the US would be imposed even in the event of wrong-doing by individuals. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a shitty document and it was never lawfully ratified by either side. But NONE of the language of “Canandaigua” matches the images of the “Ranatakaias”, our name for George Washington.
Ranatakaiasmeans: “He is like a rabid dog who runs into the village and starts attacking, biting, tearing at and killing everything, without discretion”.
MNN. Mar. 16, 2016.This article is relevant to ongoing New York State Police attacks against the rotino’shonni [Iroquois]. It was written in 2006 about events in Akwesasne in 1990. Distribution of the story at the time was limited. Current pictures have been added. MNN.
New York State Police conducting “Indian detail”.
“MNNMay 28, 2006. UNSOLVED MURDERS IN AKWESASNE REVISITED:
“Threats, attacks, coercion and censorship have been made against Six Nations who have reclaimed some of our land near Caledonia Ontario Canada. The government and the corporate media will not let the real news be printed until it’s too late for you to do something about it.
“An unsavory episode in Akwesasne of Mohawk Territory comes to mind. It echoes events in many native communities during the past few decades. ‘Indian Country’ is full of unsolved murders.
“Two murders occurred in Akwesasne in 1990. Akwesasne is on both sides of the imaginary line known as the Canada-US border. They left deep scars on the community. They cast a shadow over events today. With 19 policing agencies patrolling the territory, why can’t these murders be solved? Are they protecting someone? Were these two men sacrificed? Many remain silent, blind and deaf to the horror. Those who know are afraid. For others silence is like looking the other way while someone else pulls the trigger.
“Let’s review what was going on when these murders were used to justify the police and army invasion of Akwesasne Territory . Everything was orchestrated to bring the army in and to get rid of the “bad” Indians, the ones who stood up to the corruption of the outside governments and their tribal and band councils.
“In that year, there was controversy over gambling at Akwesasne. The two sides were dubbed the “Antis” and the “Warriors”. The Antis would invite the press in and stage shootings. They claimed that gangs of marauding youths with semi-automatic weapons were roaming the streets, scaring almost everyone half to death. This was not true. It was the corporate media’s spin on it. The surrounding communities were utterly frightened. The Warriors made a pledge that they would never fight against their own people. Nobody was killed.
“The controversy over the casinos was a smoke screen. The underlying issue for all kanien’ke:haka/Mohawk communities has always been and always will be sovereignty, constitutional jurisdiction and land. New York State and the FBI do not have the authority to come into our sovereign country to dictate what establishments we can and cannot have. The Antis wanted to stop the casinos even if it meant relinquishing our rights. Today the tribal and band councils are pushing for casinos and ready to give up our lands and rights forever to benefit a few native people and many non-native interests. They’re inviting taxation and corporations and outside agencies to enforce the outside laws. The state wanted to create hopelessness among the people. Said the Indian Act and federal Indian law councilors, “What are we supposed to do? They invited us to the table and this is the deal we got”.
“The issue of sovereignty and jurisdiction led to other confrontations. In 1971 New York State authorities were preparing to expand Highway 81 which passes through Onondaga Territory . The People protested. The tadodaho, Leon Shenandoah, led a blockade of the highway. The Warriors, or the men of the Longhouse, were called in to help. They arrived as the “guardians of Mother Earth”.
“New York State Police were preparing to storm Onondaga when a riot broke out in Attica State Prison. This emergency had higher priority. The attack they planned on Onondaga was averted. They went to Attica instead. The massacre committed there is infamous. Guards as well as prisoners were slaughtered. The mishandling of the riot brought international criticism down on New York State .
“Because of this, the Warriors were successful in their defense of Onondaga. There was no expansion of the highway. But the Confederacy faced other challenges.
“In the mid 1970’s a condoled chief was removed by law by the warriors. This frightened the other condoled chiefs. Many of them knew they had committed violations of the kaienereh’ko:wa (Great Law of Peace), the constitution of the Haudenosaunee. They began to fear the men who were responsible for maintaining adherence to the Great Law, the rotiskenraketeh, or “Warriors”. These chiefs began a campaign to create the illusion that Warriors no longer existed in Haudenosaunee society. This fabrication was created by those who were afraid of being reprimanded.
“Since then, the stigma has stuck, fed by rumors generated by who knows who. Maybe some day people will remember the facts. All men within Haudenosaunee culture are rotiskenraketeh. This means they “carry the peace”. But it is translated into English as “Warriors”. It is not a secret society. All Haudenosaunee men are rotiskeneketeh.
“The Haudenosaunee have laws pertaining to murder. These two murders in Akwesasne have been falsely and loosely associated with the so-called Warriors.
“Within the Territory of the Haudenosaunee nations the rotiskenraketeh have never been associated with evil, violence or murder. On the contrary, they are taught NOT to harm another Indigenous person. They have to look first to where the problem comes from. At the time of the two murders, the problems came from the outside.
In those years, New York State Governor Mario Cuomo had a weekly radio show discussing current events. One night he did a show on the troubles at Akwesasne. He received two calls, one on the air and one after the show.
“First, a woman called in and said that the warriors were firing upon a house and that they had already fired over 5000 rounds.
“Cuomo asked, “Has anyone been injured?” The answer was ‘no’. Cuomo responded, “Well, I guess no one is trying to hurt anyone”.
“After the show, a man called to ask him to send in the New York State National Guard against the warriors. Cuomo refused, saying, “I don’t want to see anyone hurt”.
“Then the person asked, “What is it going to take for you to send in the National Guard?”
“He made the unfortunate reply, “Dead bodies”. Within hours there were two dead bodies of Mohawk men found shot.
“This woman caller accused a well-known individual and the warriors of the murders. Cuomo knew for a fact that the accused was in Toronto and therefore could not possibly be near Akwesasne at the time of these crimes. Cuomo immediately realized he was being lied to by the caller.
“During the ensuing confusion, the New York State Police got permission by the Warrior Society to come in and investigate the two killings. The Warriors knew that none of them was responsible. They wanted an investigation to uncover the truth. This did not occur.
“A well-known native reporter was arrested and jailed based on an eye witness report that he was responsible for one of the killings. The witness was visited by unnamed supporters of the accused. In court the witness recanted his initial statements. The accused was never exonerated. They just did not have enough evidence at the time to convict him. The proceedings were stayed. Indian Affairs paid for the defense of the accused. In fact most of the cost of the whole Akwesasne conflict on both sides of the border was borne by the Canadian government.
“The governments achieved what they wanted. For a long time the Mohawks became quiet and seemingly subservient. The government set up “healing” and “pacification” programs right out of Indian Affairs. It was called the “Kumik Lodge” where they trained Indians to be medicine men and women and sent them out to the territories. Also set up were the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, women’s shelters, Men for Healing and youth were particularly targeted.
“Sixteen years later, there has still been no proper investigation of these two murders. We must be one of the most over-policed communities in the world today. There are 19 policing agencies patrolling Akwesasne, with the ATF and the National Guard scheduled to join us soon. Yet they still can’t solve the murders. What do you think? Why can’t they solve these murders? No one has explained the strange timing of their occurrence.
It’s because the outsiders who would be investigating themselves orchestrated these murders.
“The outsiders also set up a native fifth column inside Akwesasne who got fights going on between internal groups. This lead to confusion and chaos in the midst of the grieving over the murders. Those Indians on government payrolls and their families set up an office and accommodations at NAVCAN, a Canadian government building in Cornwall . They worked daily on the territorial picket lines against their own people. They put out a lot of propaganda against individuals falsely accusing them of doing things they did not do, taking or mismanaging money and so on.
… like going into Akwesasne as the Non-violent Coordinating Committe to start trouble.
“The tribal and band council governments set up by Canada and the United States brought in what were called “non-violent coordinating committees” and volunteers secretly set up by the state of New York . They were at the picket lines and would stop us from coming and going and generally harassing, sometimes not letting us pass. [This has already been set up in Caledonia ]. These people took the law into their own hands and got away with it. Nobody could stop them because they had all the resources of the colonial state at their beck and call.
“The band and tribal councilors and their supporters were working with all the outside agencies such as Customs, state police, the feds of Canada and the US , Ontario and Quebec and the media. They were driving around Akwesasne in “Indian” vehicles but we knew they were FBI agents. The band council wanted to criminalize anybody who stood up at that time, who got in the way of what they were doing. After this, so-called “self-government” was introduced. Both countries were trying to strengthen their colonial hold on us. They had bigger plans and needed to have us under control. It’s still the same, they want our land and resources and us out of the way.
“Quebec police officer, Marcel Lemay, was investigating the murders of the two men in Akwesasne. On July 11th 1990 the paramilitary forces of the Quebec Police attacked Kanehsatake. Marcel LeMay was shot and killed during this raid. Kahnawake closed down the Mercier Bridge to stop the bloodbath that was sure to follow. In July 1990 three Mohawk communities were under siege.
“Is this any different from the accidental deaths of the three Ontario Provincial Policemen during the enquiry into the Dudley George murder by the OPP? They were just about to testify and then they died. Is this all Indian magic or is there some more mundane explanation? “For years the people of Akwesasne and the other Mohawk territories grieved over these two murders. During this mourning period, the outside authorities came in. These murders created the excuse and justification they needed to come in and take control of the community.
“We should fear the day when the colonial authorities send in unfeeling robots to kill us. Otherwise, we will always have people who will resist the corruption and theft of the colonizers”.
Sonny & Cher sing, “And the beat goes on. The beat goes on. Drums keep pounding as rhythm to the brain. la de da de da. Charleston was once the rage. History has turned the page. The mini-skirt is the current thing. Teenie-bopper is our new born king. The grocery store is the super-mart. Little girls still break their hearts. And men still keep on marching off to war. Electrically they keep a baseball score. And the beat goes on. And the beat goes on ….”
MNN. Mar. 16, 2016.This relevant article was written in 2006 before any of the disclosure documents were presented to us. Distribution of the story at the time was limited. Pictures have been currently added.
“MNN. Oct. 18, 2006. NYS TROOPERS ILLEGALLY “AMBUSHED” IROQUOIS IN ONONDAGA IN 1997 – VICTORY IN US COURT OF APPEAL
“Nine years ago we went to Onondaga to celebrate a victory against New York State who wanted to illegally tax us in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Around noon, on May 18, 1997, when we started to burn tobacco on Andrew Jones property right along Interstate 81, the “Indian Detail” Division of the New York State Troopers came along the highway. They were dressed in full riot gear and bearing riot batons. A videotape made at the time reveals some troopers joking about their “sticks” and how every trooper has “gotta have a stick”. One trooper said that the Indians needed “to get their asses kicked”. They had removed their name tags even though the State Police Manual requires them to be worn at all times.
“The Troopers used the “skirmish line” formation by facing the protesters who were 70 feet off the highway and then surrounded us. They were lead by Ollie Gibson who was wearing a ribbon shirt and pointing out people to them. Does this mean that the Troopers don’t know one Indian from another or who was a man or who was a woman or a child? We all had dark skin and dark hair.
NYS Troopers at Onondaga on May 18, 1997.
“They walked towards us smacking their batons on their palms. They charged into the people and began arresting protesters, beating us with batons, dragging us by our hair and kicking us. They threw one man, who was praying, to the ground and chocked him. They manhandled an eleven-year old girl and an elderly medicine woman and even tossed a baby in a double leg cast from his stroller. Not a nice bunch of people!
“There was no order and no warning to us. The Troopers tried to stop people from taking pictures and video taping what was going on by putting their hands over the lenses and threatening to arrest the cameramen. They even beat up some of them. A videotape is available of the news clippings which appeared over and over again on local television in Syracuse .
“26 people were arrested and charged. All charges were dismissed. One woman was accused of not moving out of the way when told to do so. She had fainted. They had to use smelling salts to revive her and then arrest her. The Troopers brought charges against one man for “running back and forth in a provocative manner”. He was acquitted. This man had arrived late, looked around at the melee, in shock and got the h–l kicked out of him.
“The father of the property owner, Ron Jones, was murdered in his home soon after. His hands were cut off and his house in Onondaga was torched. This is still an unsolved murder. We continue to put our messages about New York States complicity with certain Indian individuals, the murders and other crimes on the billboard right next to Route 81 for all the world to see. This is one of the ways we can tell the public about our issues.
“We brought charges against them in the US District Court for the Northern District of New York for violating our freedom of speech, religion and assembly, using excessive force, conspiring to violate our rights, our right to equal protection, while being indifferent to our medical needs. We did not want this to happen again to our people. The Troopers claimed that they had “qualified immunity” that “shields police officers acting in their official capacity from suits for damage…” They said they made an “honest mistake”. Is this like being “killed by friendly fire”? Are they saying, “I just forgot! Sorry for beating you up and killing you. I didn’t mean to let you make me get so mad at you”.
“They lost at the first level. The Troopers took this decision to the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. On October 4th 2006 they lost again. Does this mean that the Troopers are going to be the fall guys for New York State and whoever requested and ordered this attack? [See case posted on www.mohawknationnews.com].
“The troopers want to get out of all this by declaring they had “qualified immunity” that they think will let them off the hook. This last decision makes it hard for NY State. So now we can look forward to a 6 to 8 month trial in Syracuse .
“These are the issues. We were demonstrating on private property and the Troopers dispersed our meeting. The Troopers had just come from the Seneca protest on the New York State Thruway. There is evidence that the Troopers were partially motivated by what had happened elsewhere.
“When the Troopers came in, it was tantamount to going into a church, chasing people out and desecrating their institution during a “religious” gathering. We asked for an injunction to stop the cops from attacking us again. There is a film showing the viciousness of the attack.
“It was also found that the Troopers had pre-planned this attack. The protesters had gone to the Jones property 10 days before. The people had started a ceremonial fire and then invited other members of the Six Nations to join them on May 18th 1997 for a ceremonial gathering. About 100 people came. We handed out pamphlets on 81 as the cars slowed down to see what was going on. Then we backed off.
“This is an important case because we need to curb the power of the police to make up scenarios so they can carry out their “Indian Detail” agenda. They said they believed that there would be guns there. In other words, they took the law into their own hands. Obviously the court did not believe them. On May 17th, the day before, calls went out. State Troopers were told to meet at the K Mart parking lot in Nedrow. This was coordinated with the local Sheriff with paddy wagons and the whole works. The plan of attack was set out. On the 18th more Troopers arrived at that parking lot.
“At that time they were approached by Onondaga resident, Stone Horse, who told them that it was a peaceful gathering. He noticed they had all taken off their name badges and asked them why. The Troopers said that the pins might hurt and distract them, even though they were sporting guns in their holsters. [Do we think maybe they didn’t want their name badges damaged? Were they taking themselves out of their own persona and putting themselves into an adolescent street gang that could run rough shod over Indians with impunity? It’s not their badges that beat us up. It’s them! They still are what they are – New York State Troopers!]
“Stone Horse told them that a few people would be handing out flyers and that there would be cameramen there. The people were not on the road for a short time. Stone Horse said, “We are off the road. What do you want us to do?”
“The police were asked if they gave orders to us to disperse. They said, “No!” They started to arrest whoever they could lay their hands on. Why? They did not know why?” Did you see a gun there? “No!” they replied. Was politics running the police? Was it premeditated? They were going to arrest and kick ass, according to them. The Troopers said that we refused to leave the road. We were not on the road as they started to attack us.
“We have a very important story to tell. There are two issues we want to deal with. What is the New York State Police “Indian Detail” Division? We know that the outside police cannot go on our land and onto private property.
“One of the plaintiffs spoke about the case. He said that we are not taxable by a foreign government. We were celebrating its acknowledgement. Our people stood up against an illegal attempt to bring taxation against our people. We won in the court. Governor George Pataki said that he was going to be the first Governor of New York State to “put the Indians in their place”. The Chiefs worked with New York State to sign an illegal taxing agreement which had just been rescinded. It was a difficult day for us. We are a sovereign people to this day. New York State cannot impose their will upon us. We had a rally in April 1997 in Albany to make this point. Those who came were a cross section of every segment of the onkwe’hon:we communities. Today Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is trying the same fraud.
“We told Bob Bateson of the NY State government, “You can enter all the agreements you want with any of the so-called chiefs and leaders. If the grass roots people do not agree, then you have no agreement and you cannot enforce it. That’s the law!”
“On May 18, 1997 New York State Troopers acted illegally. The leaders were so intent on proving how mighty and powerful they were. This attack shows how warped their minds are. Within three days Governor Pataki called a press conference at the Museum of the American Indian. When his helicopter landed, he came directly to the Dialogue Team of the Iroquois who were there. He put out his hand and said, “I am so happy to see you here. You are going to like what I am going to say”. He went up to the podium and said, “From this day forward we are going to respect the sovereignty of the Indian nations”.
Hey, come see what’s going on at 100 South Clinton St.
“Yes, he backed down on imposing taxes on us. Instead he is collecting taxes by setting up “revenue sharing” schemes with the “tribal” chiefs and councils set up under federal Indian law. This violates the U.S. Constitution and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in violation of international laws that respects self-determination. He is ignoring the peoples’ sovereignty by getting the tribal councils to force us to pay taxes to him without consulting us and without our consent.
“Now his Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is starting the same war with us again, trying to fraudulently bring in the taxation process against us. Our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents were all in this war. We have said that never again are traitorous chiefs going to do what they have done to us.
“We can’t go to our ancestors as they are not here. Should we leave the burden to our children? New York State violated its own laws. Federal Indian law is illegal. We are reminding the colonists that this is our land, our jurisdiction and we have a right to identify ourselves. The colonists must respect the Two Row Wampum and the Great Law. We were born free and are still free. We never agreed to be American or Canadian “Indians” and never will.
“We had the wisdom of our ancestors who put that law together. It was the greatest gift that came from our minds. It doesn’t matter what our physical condition is, this is our power. Let us use the wisdom of our ancestors and our minds and we will succeed.
rotino’shonni getting ready for Sept. 20 trial in Syracuse court.
“This was part of the resistance by the Iroquois people against the oppression on Turtle Island . For this reason, the Six Nations people are always facing hatred from the corporate controllers of colonial governments and institutions in Canada and the United States . As the guardians of northeastern Turtle Island they want to eliminate us. This is why these states and their corporate interests are exerting so much brute force on us. Our defense in this case with New York State and others is to live according to our constitution, the Great Law of Peace.”
We are free people. We want everyone to know. Dobie Gray sings: “Day after day I’m more confused. so i look for the light through the pouring rain. you know thats a game that i hate to lose. feeling the strain. aint it a shame. gimme the beat, boys, free my soul, i wanna get lost in your rock and roll, and drift away”.