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MNN. July 12, 2017. The conflict continues at kanesatake. The mayor of Oka and his partners want to build 400 homes for strangers right next to the Pines and the Mohawk burial grounds. A 76-day resistance took place in 1990 at this site referred to as the Mohawk Crisis.
Canada sent in the combined forces of the Canadian army, RCMP and Quebec Police. This international land issue got worldwide attention. The banks, corporation and real estate developers always coveted the beautiful onkwe-hon-weh land on the Lake of Two Mountains and its mineral resources.
The colonial settlers refer to the Mohawk Nation as a “special interest” group. Canada refuses to protect the lands and culture of the true original people of ono-ware-keh, great turtle island. kaia-nere-kowa, the constitution of the great peace, provides that the people shall resist theft, genocide and desecration of mother earth.
According to the original instructions, all onkwe-hon-weh have the duty to protect the great mother and all life.
As Bon Scott of AC-DC laments, “It’s criminal. There ought to be a law. Criminal. There ought to be a whole lot more. You get nothing for nothing. Tell me who can you trust? We Got what you want and you got the lust. If you want blood, you got it…”
Tensions rise as Mohawk activists square off with Oka mayor over development