On Nov. 29, 2021, the kahnistensera secretariat of kahnawake ka**********@ri****.net. 438-558-2911, sent the following letter by Registered Mail to:
- Societe quebecoise des infrastructures, Direction generale de la requalification du site royal Victoria, 445 saint Gabriel st., montreal quebec H2Y 3A2 sm****@sq*.ca 514-873-5485, 5413; –office de consultation publique de montreal, 1550 metcalfe st., office 1414, montreal H3A 1X6 514-872-8510; –mcgill university office of principle & vice chancellor, 845 sherbrooke st. w., montreal QC H3A 0G4 514-398-4180 fax 514-398-4763; –mairie d’arrondisement de ville-marie, 800 boulevarde de maisonneuve st. e., montreal QC H2L 4L8; and –indigenous services Canada, assessment & investigation services branch, 10 wellington st. Gatineau QC k!A 0H4 aa*******************@ca****.ca 1-855-504-6760.
We are the kahnistensera, Mohawk mothers, who have responsibilities from the kaianerekowa, great law, and teiohateh, two row, which have existed on turtle island since time immemorial. All the land and infrastructure thereon are for us to care for, since the beginning time and for all eternity. All governments and their institutions throughout turtle island know and acknowledge this.
Our duty as the natural people is to care for the land and the people who have been placed here by creation. Many are living on the streets of tioni tiotiakon temporarily known by the trespassers as montreal because they are homeless. Some are young. Many are old, frail and require medical attention, food, warmth, clean water and hygiene. Today some are dying on the streets in below freezing temperatures. It’s a life and death matter.
Some inuit and indigenous have died. There are empty buildings at mcgill university which are available. They are lit, heated and can provide adequate shelter for these extreme conditions. We must all help these people. This ground and vacant structures belong to the kanistensera. The name McGill will be changed to a proper kanienkehaka name.
We demand the key to the royal victoria hospital. Contact us at ka***********@ri****.net immediately. We will arrange to meet in front of the rvh as soon as possible.
In the meantime, kahnistensera suggest that the homeless check into nearby hotels and send the bill to mcgil university, or the mayor of the city, or the governments of canada and quebec.
ON BEHALF OF THE CHILDREN OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, OUR ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANT OF ALL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE THR0UGHOUT THE WORLD, WE ASK FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Secretariat of the kanienkehaka kahnistensera:
karakwine … karennatha … kahentinetha … kwetiio … kawenaa
cc. Mcgill security services, Downtown: burnside hall, 805 sherbrooke st. west, room 120, montreal H3A 0B9. 514-398-4556 ca*************@mc****.ca;
cc. Montreal Police, 1432 st. Catherine west, [& bishop] montreal, H3G 1R3 514-280-0120.
In the “Earth Song” Michael Jackson asks the questions: “What about sunrise? What about rain? What about all the things That you said we were to gain? . . .”