MNN. Mar. 25, 2013. The Great Law provides that, “As a weapon against a crawling creature, I lay a stick with you so that you may thrust it away from the Council Fire”. A crawling creature may be a disrespectful person seeking to disrupt the people and must be removed. [Wampum 4].

Serpent of Discord.

Serpent of Discord.

We Indigenous are called “domestic dissidents” who are disrupting the corporate government’s image and economy. Infiltrators are sent in. It could be a vigilante operation to silence us, or to neutralize us by creating factionalism, attacking our reputations and causing confusion. 

“Spies” and “agents” pose as scholars, friends, supporters or helpers. The perfect intruder abandons you suddenly when their assignment is over. Their cover could be blown the longer they remain. 

Infiltrator with angel wings.

Infiltrator with angel wings.

“Infiltration” is low intensity warfare, to mold public opinion, to sabotage us. “Surveillance” is gathering intel to expose, disrupt or discredit us. Infiltrators hang around for years studying and gathering info. Some offer services, like legal advice or romances. Some even have families in the community.  

Infiltrators get involved with one faction. Another infiltrates the opposing faction. They drive wedges between them. Targets are lured into compromising situations. Fear is created, like having them followed, strangers taking pictures and arranging attacks. Infiltrators organize drug, booze and sex parties to recruit youth. Intruder’s cause suspicion. True activists are sometimes “bad jacketed” as being government agents. The courts criminalize us through perjured evidence, false arrests and imprisonment. We face threats, assaults and political assassinations.  

“Provocateurs” disrupt, create disagreements, make divisions, sabotage, squander resources, steal funds, seduce leaders, provoke jealousy and public embarrassment, lead targets into danger and push paranoia. 

New "Indians" are turning up every day.

“Agents” are loners, with a vague cover story that doesn’t identify them. Some have many aliases. Some pretend to be Indigenous. Agents have no job but have a steady income. They will leave at a moment’s notice and disappear. They dress to quickly change their image, like hairstyle, weight, clothes or car.  

Hired thugs, right wing vigilantes, private military and local police are front line foot soldiers. Agents are subsidized, armed, directed and protected by the military. False stories are planted. Bogus organizations are set up. Parents, employers, landlords or school officials can be coerced into causing trouble for the target. 

Look for cameras, microphones & scanners.

They act needy or feign a rare sickness or medical condition to get sympathy and leave suddenly. They act like a best friend, downplay themselves and quietly observe. Targets are taken to unfamiliar outside groups to compromise them. 

Check the authenticity of visitors. “Keep friends and family close and your enemies closer”, as the godfather said. Stay on movement goals. If the eyes say something different from the body, they are not genuine. it reminds us of the old Charlie Pride song: The snakes crawl at night. that’s what they say. When the sun goes down, then the snakes will play”. 

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MNN. Oct. 9, 2009. The Counter Intelligence Program COINTELPRO of the 70s has been adjusted to modern times. In 1974 in Lakota country the US started a political terror, surveillance and control operation to steal uranium for their politically connected corporations. Today intense fear is being directed at Haudenosaunee to steal our water, oil, minerals, timber and so on. Colonial tribal and band councils and bogus Indian groups work with them.

AGENTS are law enforcement officers disguised as activists, friends and supporters. They have no obvious income or even too much money. INFORMERS provide information and are recruited from within or sent in. They discredit, provoke tensions and sabotage unity. Fear of infiltrators creates paranoia.

INFILTRATORS are directed by cops or intelligence agencies. They can surface to make arrests and become government witnesses. [Douglas Durham].

Cops supply funds and arms to VIGILANTES to organize shootings, beatings and unrest. Assassinations and attempts are search and destroy missions.

BAD JACKET is a true activist that is falsely fingered by disinformation released from those arrested. It creates suspicion or puts out their names in phony police messages and other means. To divide, certain groups are treated better than others.

PROVOCATEURS disrupt and lead targets into illegal activities or violence; arrive just before events; volunteer to work on finances, membership, minutes and confidential files; get involved or start political differences; seek public attention on behalf of targets, give provocative statements and create controversies.

BLACK BAG JOBS are burglary, copying keys, planting false evidence, placing bugs, cameras and computer hacking.

TO PROTECT OURSELVES: Publicly discuss security and spying. Control keys, files and hide duplicates. Safeguard address books, membership lists and phone numbers. Record break-ins, theft, threats, raids, arrests, strange phone calls and harassment. Take photos of agents.

Appoint no leaders, just spokespeople.

Paranoia should not paralyze you. Look for visitors who want information, plainclothes who take pictures before and during demonstrations; those who seem out of place and are interested in members rather than issues. The four informants surrounding me mostly came around at the same time. They all suddenly disappeared and then put out false stories about the demise of my mind.

DIRECT ACTION: Have a sign-in policy for office and meetings; get Freedom of Information files; citizens arrests, mock trials, pickets, civil disobedience; educate the public; lobby politicians; support and learn from victims of covert actions; use trials for public education; class action suits; court settlements create disputes and splits [NYS wants to give thousands to a few and $100 to the rest];

INVESTIGATE INFORMERS: Check background, high school or college, employment records, parents, friends, references and list of police academy grads. Informant usually speak against the cops. Check those assuming identities of dead people; using phony names to issue death threats.

PRIVACY. Keep conversation private by leaving office. Watch for cars following, nosy neighbors or long time acquaintances suddenly becoming friendly. Watch for bogus discrediting about drug use or false relationships or activities. [Jean Seberg]. Watch timing of activities or pressures coincidental to industrial development or other exploitation. Government may be panicking to get us out of the way. Sweep for electronics; don’t say anything on phone that you wouldn’t say in court.

Check out non-native groups that divert issues such as residential school abuse, missing women, land claims or everybody has a right to all our resources.

Notice outside insurgents, like the Camel Toe Treaty cult. They were parachuted into Akwesasne to promote whacko [Egyptian influenced] ideas to confuse, control and disorient.

TRUE SUPPORTERS. Don’t scare or ostracize them or push them to take risks and become vulnerable.

DEBRIEF. Write down information and impressions. look for patterns. Check vulnerabilities, strengths and weaknesses. Assess allies and adversaries. Don’t let agents inside your home to glean information about your prospects, lifestyle or floor plan.

COUNTER TACTICS. Governments break laws by cutting information to the public, punishing whistle blowers and various covert actions. They threaten democracy, civil liberties and social justice. Complain about covert intervention of human rights. Start bail fund. Train members to know legal system.

Cointelpro was done before. Canada is using it. Agents appear peaceful and friendly but are there to cause damage. What do we do when we find them? We make them all do the camel toe walk, of course!