MNN. JULY 14, 2018. Yes, in 1990 we unwrapped the corporate ropes from our necks! “On July 11th 1990, the Surete du Quebec [Quebec Provincial Police] opened fire with automatic guns and tear gas on kahnienkehaka [Mohawk] men, women and children. The Mohawks had been protesting the town of Oka’s plans to expand a golf course over a burial ground and common native land called The Pines kanehsaktake. Nearby Mohawks of kahnawake responded very quickly to fellow Mohawks of kanehsatake by blocking the Mercier Bridge, which connects the southshore to the island of Montreal.
TURTLE ISLAND WILL ALWAYS BE THE HOMELAND OF THE ONKWEHONWEH!
“The world watched in amazement while a small nation faced the combined fire power of the Canadian Armed Forces, the SQ and the Royal Mounted Police.
“It was a fight for Mohawk identity and land against the oppressive designs of a modern nation state. The stand off after 78 days came to an end.
“The Quebec and Canadian governments maintained to the end their position that the Mohawk defenders were criminals and terrorists who threatened the public security of all. Out of this perspective Canada and Quebec quickly brought Mohawks defenders to trial on criminal charges.
“The first trial is the subject of this book, which starkly shows the continuing conflicts in perspectives between the Mohawk people and the Canadian and Quebec governments. The Mohawks transcended the boundaries set up by Quebec and Canada under a European nation-state model.
“Lasagna, from kahnawake, Noriega and 20-20, from akwesasne, were caught up in the events with their people in kanehsatake/Oka. The three were ordinary Mohawk men who found themselves in the middle of a fight for identity, recognition and a war against oppression by the Canadian and Quebec governments. They maintained their silence throughout the trial, a statement of their non-compliance with the use of coercion, threats and force of arms against the Mohawk Nation. . . . .
READ THE BOOK: THE MOHAWK WARRIORS THREE, The Trial of Lasagna, Noriega & 20-20:
MNN. June 4, 2018. Fooling with mother nature can be dangerous. One non-native who just got her fake “Indian” status card became the chief of her newly created tribe. She was having a party. Suddenly she dropped dead. Karma’s a bitch!
ONLY OUR MOTHER KNOWS!
The Canadian government is a corporation which passed the Indian Act that defines who is an Indian. White women who married Indians became enrolled as Indians with Indian Affairs. Anyone not qualified who carried a fake Indian status card was criminally charged. Impersonation is a crime under the Criminal Code of Canada. It’s fraud
The corporation of Canada suppressed our onkwehonweh [true natural people of turtle island] identity so the invaders could steal turtle island and our identity. The corporation created “status Indians”, forced English or French names on us, stole our children [which they still do] and placed us in POW camps called ‘reserves’. The Indian agent was the warden who watched our every move. To be free or get a job or marry out, we had to voluntarily or involuntarily enfranchise. In fact, our identity comes from creation when we live according to the kaianerekowa, the great good path.
TIME TO LEARN TO ASSERT OUR IDENTITY. YOUR VIEWS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED. KAIANEREKOWA GREAT PEACE IS FOR ALL. Contact Facebook: @ kahehtio whte lyze
The Golden Age Club is on River Road across from the Legion. Ask around.
Back in 2006 Joan Holmes manufactured paper Algonquins. She set up a table in the mall or at the metro station or at some public place. She recruited people to become corporate Indians. Non-native people impersonating Algongquins are now Indians who are invited to negotiate land claims. Some even issue statements on behalf of their newly created tribe.
An onkwehonweh has the right to self identify anywhere on turtle island or anywhere in the world without foreign identity cards issued by the invaders. We know who we are.
Judy Garland shows us some racial stereotyping by Hollywood about who and how is an Indian: “. . .Like the Seminoles, Navajos, Kickapoo, like those Indians, I’m an Indian too . . .”.
MNN. July 3, 2018. On July 4 US independence day, think about those who struggle for justice on turtle island. Remember this beating on May 18, 1997 of the onondaga by the I-81 INDIAN DETAIL of the New York State Police?
The Onondaga15 have taken this case through the entire justice system of the United States to prove there is no justice for us. We are now taking this case to The Hague. tekarontakeh will present this statement to the International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands. [No. 17-928 in the Supreme Court of the United States, Jones v. Parmley].
Sego. My name is tekarontake. I’m a kanionkehaka, that people know as Mohawks. I’m 65 years old. I was raised in the way of our old people and the way that our people have always taught us, to know who we are, what we represent, where we stand in today’s world. I am a full speaker in our language. I also learned how to speak English, which you can hear how I am addressing you today.
Over 500 years ago people came from across the ocean to our land, to our home. They had these ideas in their mind that they were a superior people, that they had the right to come and kill, rob, try to enslave us, abuse us in any way imaginable. This has been done. There have been atrocities spoken of in different parts of the world. But none compares to what has happened here in the Western Hemisphere.
Though the United States constantly states that they have conquered us, there was never a war fought to conquer us. The United States came into possession of our territories of our homeland to abuse our people. They’ve done it through deceit, spreading diseases and trying to eliminate our people, through every way imaginable.
When they became known as the United States, after the revolution and separation from Great Britain, they entered into agreements with my people. We offered them the hand of peace, we called teiohateh, which means ‘two paths’. Because they had no path on this land, that they came here by water, we showed them the courtesy that our agreement with them would be upon the water. We launched our canoe into the water symbolically to travel alongside parallel with their ship through the river of life. We will practice our way. They were newcomers, visitors. We fed them, healed them and everything that a friend would do to extend best wishes to someone.
The United States and others never appreciated the kindness that the people of the Western Hemisphere have shown. Their response was to try to eliminate us and dispossess us of our homelands.
They started to legislate laws over us, laws that did not apply to human beings. They put us in departments of the government which looks at us as being part of the wildlife, part of the landscape. Today they still do not consider us as human beings. They still put us under a department called ‘the Department of Interior’ and the ‘Bureau of Indian Affairs’. They see us as a population, not as human beings.
Today they try to pass legislation. They claim that their war was over taxation without representation. They were happy that they would have a voice in their future. They, in turn. denied our people our human rights.
Twenty years ago the state of New York again wanted to illegally legislate taxation policies on our people. We again opposed it. We had an information gathering, a ceremony and a family picnic with our grandfathers and grandmothers, the parents and children and so on.
We were met with baton wielding state police, who said nothing to us but just started beating down on our peoples, arresting and charging us with ridiculous charges. The first thing the state did in their court was to drop all charges because nobody had broken a law. Yet they had beaten down on men, women and children. They did not discriminate. Twenty years ago we looked at justice and never received it. We took it all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States and received absolutely no justice.
They tried to buy their way out of it. Fifteen [out of over 100] of us refused to accept their money. This issue was never about money. We care about our children, our grand children and the faces that are yet unborn. These are the people we have a responsibility to.
We have always been a free people. We have always been sovereign as individuals. We are true sovereigns. We are not a corporation. We are not a nation. We are a people. It is our desire to continue to be a people and to live as free people, the way our ancestors had taught us. We continue this journey in our lives, to be a free people. We think of our people several generations ahead, that we would leave this place in a good way for them.
The United States has never seen things as we see them. They continue today to pollute our land, our waters, our air, our very being. They try to pollute the minds of our children with their propaganda, lies, religions and ongoing genocide.
Today we bring our words to you in The Hague. We knew we would never receive any true justice in the United States judicial system. We have taken it all the way to prove to all of our people that we would never be able to receive justice in the US system. Now we’ve come to The Hague. We hope there is a chance that you who would hear our voices, would be honest and render a verdict that would give our people justice. But if you don’t, we know why. We will never find justice in any white man’s court. With best wishes I hope that you will find in your minds a justice that would be good and right for the onkwehonweh people in the Western Hemisphere.
I thank you for your time. Onen.
JULY 4 IS THE US CELEBRATION OF WAR: Billy Joel sings “Goodnight Saigon”. We all want peace. Nature created us to resist until we win: “We met as soulmates On Parris Inland. We left as inmates From an asylum. And we were sharp, As sharp as knives. And we were so gung ho to lay down our lives. . .”
MNN. June 27, 2018. Once again the invaders practice celebratory denial on July 1. They have drunken parties and spout tell lies about their gross misdeeds – residential schools, scalping, murder, stealing our possessions and the continuing genocide of all life. They continue to rape our mother and all of her children.
KENONTSAKENIIO – FEMALES ARE TO BE DEFENDED BY THE MALE HALF OF HUMAN LIFE.
ra-te-ri-wa-kwe-ri-ensta tse-nitsi-wahont-ti-tsa-ri-si kanon tsi-non hon-tsa-te ne kanon ne ka-we-noteh. tanon ro-na-se-tien so-hatie ne ne akwa onhontsa keken. tanon ne ken-non ne ne kah-ionkwa ta-hon-ne-ken ne ki-ie-sa-ton. tanon ne re-ti-io ta-tie a-ion ki-ton-teh ne ne onknkwawenneha. sekon tion-kwe-ta-kwen.
onkwehonweneha means being human in the way of forever which is being in harmony with creation. The tree of peace represents the people forever. It is always alive. We are like the needles that fall to the ground that go back into the earth to live again. We must all keep the tree upright. If the people should ever fall, all families are responsible to keep everybody strong.
Our mother created one bowl and one spoon. We shall all benefit from creation. No one can claim it is theirs. The spoon is not sharp as we dip into the bowl so as not to cut the skin, shed blood and create anger.
. . REMEMBER THE RIGHT TO DEFEND WHEN ATTACKED AND HUNGRY.
The white man orders murder of life. They go to other lands and rape the people and the lands. They take no responsibility. They left their own mother and don’t protect anybody but themselves.
Wracked with bitterness and regret, the invaders blind themselves from their promises broken and truths ignored, and how their greed poisoned us and all life on great turtle island. The invaders will feel betrayal all their arrogant attitudes and beliefs. We will be set free. Their own people will hand them over to the black serpent for disposal for the genocide they try to continue to commit.
We will be grateful when they are gone. They won’t be here to force us to sing sad songs and live a sad life. The Band sings about the legacy of the invaders: “Tears of rage, tears of grief. Why must I always be the thief? Come to me now, you know we are so alone, and life is brief.”
I’m putting a call out for help at the site on highway 132 near KSS. I have been informed that the police will be conducting an operation at sunrise this morning to remove me and anyone in the way of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake assertions over our lands.
The journey and the path I’ve taken had begun the day I was born. As a kanienkehake we are born with the responsibility to protect and defend our people, land, medicine, animals, waters, our little people, everything that we give thanks for in the Ohenton karihwatehka.
I am here making a stand to defend and protect our forest from destruction from the geotechnical survey for the feasibility study to possibly build the commercial multi purpose complex.
Based on our cultural customs and traditions, we must consult with the people first. The people’s voice needs to be heard on this matter. Our laws say that all the people must come to one mind to decide on issues of this magnitude. I call on all the organizations involved in this issue to go forward using our traditional ways.
In peace and friendship Kennikaientaa Cross
Rational thinking can be used on this issue:
[Wampums 5 to 11, kaianereh’ko:wa]. Rational thinking requires freedom in body, mind and energy. In the natural way of all onkwehonweh, we have to make up our own mind based on all the facts.
The invaders made laws and the bureaucrats keep political control in the hands of a few, coordinated by the Indian Affairs “war room”. They enforce ownership of us, our children and all life on turtle island and can murder us. It’s called genocide.
GOAL OF THE GREAT PEACE. Collective rational thought and behavior are followed. All people are equal and have a voice to decide what is in the best interests of all. We must fully understand the decision. Everyone’s ideas must be considered and must be directly involved. The final decision is satisfactory to all, not decisions made or enforced by a few murderous invaders with lethal weapons.
DRUG DEALER TRUDEAU; “MAKE EM HIGH, THEN SEND EM OVER THE BORDER WITH MY PRODUCTS”.
TEMPORARY SPOKESPERSONS are selected for the day from dawn to sundown who speak only for the clan and not themselves.
The WELL-KEEPER reaches into the well, pulls out the issue for discussion and considers the path it will take, through a clan, all clans, women’s council, men’s council or all the people. The issue is passed over the Council Fire and the decision is announced. The deliberation begins. The spokespersons either ask questions or report a final decision on behalf of their clan. If the clans disagree, or there is an error or the proceedings are irregular, the spokespersons call for deliberation again. The issue is then passed by all three clans.
THREE CRITERIA. The clans consider the short term and long term pros and cons and whether the three criteria are met: 1. PEACE. Does it preserve the peace that is already established? 2. RIGHTEOUSNESS. Is it morally correct? And 3. POWER. Does it preserve the integrity of the people in the present and how does it affect the future generations?
EL TRUDO WILL MAKE NATIVE COMMUNITIES INTO GLOBAL OUTLETS FOR DRUGS.
DURING DELIBERATIONS. Each is asked throughout if they fully understand. If not, the process stops. Every Person has a duty to expand and exercise their minds. Creation made the mind to create a better life. All must be completely reasonable, come with an open mind and fully understand each’s viewpoints. Those who disagree must fully explain their dissenting views. No one can impose their will nor make decisions for another.
All must understand and agree of their own free will. If there is no consensus, the status quo is the consensus. The roytianer and spokespersons ensure that collective rational thought and behavior are followed. All human beings can think rationally to resolve all issues. Human beings are loving, caring and wish to interact positively. People cannot think clearly when they are in psychological plain, or have feelings of rage or have lost hope or want benefits for only themselves.
Our mind can bring us from despair to hope. We can resist manipulation, threats, having decisions made for us or pacifying us. Our minds can create a sane world for the present and future generations, a world safe from the emotional, irrational behavior controlled by fear, hatred, greed, jealousy, suspicion and conflict. We are each naturally distinct with our own views, with the ability to use our minds to ensure the survival of all natural life.
kaianerekowa is focusing on hope, not running away. As Talking Heads sing: “I can’t seem to face up to the facts. I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax. I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire. Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire. Psycho Killer. Qu’est-ce que c’est. Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better. Run run run run run run run away oh oh. Psycho Killer.”
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MNN. JUNE 13, 2018. To the band council [otherwise known as the ‘bank’ council], money matters more than humanity.
DRUGS. WOMEN, SEX AND SONG AT THE KAHNAWAKE PLAYGROUND.
Canada is setting up the apparatus to legalize the growing, production, sale and transportation of drugs all over the world. The band council wants to set up a cultural center, wait a while, and then quietly add the grow op. Prime Minister Trudeau is making marijuana legal for use, sale and export from native communities.
Trudeau is worried about the ending of the NAFTA trade agreement that made smuggling of drugs easier because there was little investigation at the border. The free ride is over for all Canadian goods. The US is now more vigilant because of the fear of drugs flooding the American market. The Canadian economy will collapse.
EVEN THE ELDERS CAN CROSS 138 TO GO TO TRY OUT THE DRUGS AND THE ONE ARM BANDITS.
Our youth will not allow our land and rights to be used this way. In a free society they should have a say on everything. They do want a cultural centre, but not on a busy highway as a front for drug dealers to ply their trade.
Prime Minister Trudeau and the band councils want to set up native communities as drug capitals for three main reasons: To poison and pacify the natives through addiction; For outsiders and local drug barons to make money while giving handouts to band councillors and their cohorts; and to provoke Mohawks to fight for the land so they can be taken over by outside police agencies.
We must all talk about this openly so we can understand every detail and make up our own minds.
NEW KAHNAWAKE ENTRANCE SIGN.
Historically, when the Europeans wanted to control China, they found the best way to dumb them down was to push opium on them. They couldn’t work, defend themselves, take care of their families, get up in the morning or even get jobs. They were stoned and totally pacified.
The youth of kahnawake will control their lives and future. They see the greed, corruption and sell outs.
Outside money and power in cahoots with the band council, the cigaret barons and gambling millionaires are wheeling and dealing behind closed doors and deception.
“SEH- SEH-“, HOW DO YOU SAY “HELLO” IN MOHAWK?
Weed and marijuana are the gate openers. Once the customers are created, the dealers move into heavier drugs like speed, crack, cocaine and fentanol.
The local police don’t know Canada’s enforcement laws against drugs and are afraid to arrest anyone, who will get off anyways. Enforcement will be almost non-existent on the territory. No investigations. No monitoring. Outsiders will be scared to come to do the job local police were supposed to do.
The pandoara’s box is open. To get drugs, theft, crime, shootings, violence, breaking and entering increase. The black market system will still exist for other drugs. Smuggling will be rampant.
Natives will take drugs to other parts of the world, do the dirty work, take all the chances and serve the time In jail.
The cultural centre is the mask to set up the real deal, the grow op. The young people will protect our birthright. They will create their own feasibility study acceptable to all the people. No secret deal done behind closed doors.
The the Kinks sing what it’s like to be there: Dr. Dr. help her please. I know you’ll understand. There’s a time device inside of me. I’m a self-destructin’ man. There’s a red, under my bed. And there’s a little green man in my head. And said you’re not goin’ crazy, you’re just a bit sad. ‘Cause there’s a man in ya, knawin’ ya, tearin’ ya, in to to. Silly boy ya’ self-destroyer. paranoia, they destroy ya'”.
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