SURVIVING SIEGES

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MNN. Mar. 10, 2013. It’s an art! Canada has attacked us many times, Gustafssen Lake, Ipperwash, Six Nations, Oka, Burnt Church NS, etc. We’ve studied and learned their Modus operandi. For the 1990 crisis in 3 Mohawk communities, Canada brought in Col. Musgrave, Britain’s foremost expert on psychological war tactics. He was the brain behind the failed tactics against the Irish. He failed with us too. He arrogantly announced that in 3 weeks we would break down mentally and psychologically.

Musgrave's teacher.

Musgrave’s teacher.

Baby, It'll stop soon!

Baby, It’ll stop soon!

Helicopters were flown over our heads all night long. Blinding bright lights were shone through our windows to disturb our sleep. Fighter jets flew low over our heads, that were supposed to cause pregnant women to miscarry. Misleading news reports were televised, showing us with big bunkers, 50 caliber machine guns and weaponry we never knew we had. We were being provoked to take the first shot. Our communication with the outside world was cut off or interfered with. A doctor’s phone remained which could not be disconnected. Water and electricity were turned on and off. Food was not allowed in. Sometime old and rotten food was allowed in. Soldiers peed in the juice. We threw the rotten eggs back at them. Snipers were stationed to take out anyone they thought was a leader. The kids learned to put wet cloths on their face for tear gas bombs. Bayonets and other weapons were used against unarmed non-combatants and children. Criminal charges were laid against us for defending ourselves.

OPP took out Dudley George 1995.

OPP took out Dudley George 1995.

 

Some of our people were banished, separated from spouses, children, family for long periods of time. A lawyer showed up ready to help. 

The false media stories incited violent attacks against us by red necks and psychologically unstable. Quebec Police organized hooligans to attack a convoy of elders coming out of the community. The crowd stoned, beat the people and crushed the cars. One man died the next day. When we came out of the siege, we all got badly beaten. One 14 year old was stabbed in the chest. 

Col. Musgrave.

Col. Musgrave.

False alarms were constantly set off. Like the cry wolf tale, false alarms were sent out so many times that no one listened. Then the wolf moved in for the kill undisturbed. We asked the troops to withdraw, raise the white flag and talk to us. Canada will do anything to get out of respecting the law, their fiduciary and international law obligations. 

Settler behavior was silly and dangerous. We thought about our ancestors, continued our ceremonies and concentrated on the faces that were coming to us in the next generations. Everyone has a right to self-determination under international and natural law. 

JTF2 attacks Gustafsen Lake BC 1995.

JTF2 attacks Gustafsen Lake BC 1995.

Brothers, sisters, friends and allies, when we are under siege, we need your help to keep up the pressure to save our lives. Now and after, thank you. As Mick Jagger sang: “War children, it’s just a shot away. Rape , murder, it’s just a shot away. Love, sister, it’s just a kiss away. A kiss away. A kiss away”. Gimme Shelter

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SHADY NIO’SCAM INC.

TRIES TO CONVINCE MOHAWKS TO LET THEM MINE RADIOACTIVE “NIOBIUM” LYING UNDER KANEHSATAKE’S TRADITIONAL LANDS

MNN. April 11, 2008. An election year! It sure looks like the band council of Kanehsatake is working with Niocan Inc. Niocan is proceeding with “Plan B”, which is to go after the Mohawks. The Ongwehonwe got a notice one day before the meeting that took place on Wednesday, April 9th at the Mohawk Immersion School in the Pines. For some reason Niocan is desperate to get our consent to start mining this rare mineral which is wanted by the military, industrial and communications complex.

Ray Gabriel, Clarence Simon and Steve Bonspille of the band council attended the meeting. Steve spoke against it, saying, “My position was and remains against the mine”. The other two did not say a word. Steven said to Niocan, “Good luck trying to get a ‘yes’ out of the Mohawks”, which they did not get.

Niocan has finally realized that they can’t do anything without the support of the Mohawks. Otherwise the Quebec government can’t give them a license to mine.

G. Bernard Coulombe, the president, CEO and Director of the Board of Niocan, did the power point presentation about water and tailings management, economic impact and their conclusions. [Coulombe was former director of Placer Dome from 1994 to 2006 which was responsible for a huge mine disaster in the Philipines and can’t operate there anymore! http://www.niocan.com 514-288-8506, 2000 Peel St., #760, Montreal, Mrs. Martin Desjardins, Oka Region].

At the last BAPE meeting, Niocan had to go back to the drawing board and address the environmental issues raised by the native and non native “Citizens Group”. Louis Sylvester, the lawyer, was hired by Steve, Pearl Bonspille, John Harding and the late Crawford Gabriel who were on the council at the time. Sylvester did a great job objecting to Niocam’s project. [November 2001].

They called this something like the “New and Improved Oka Project”, or, as the Mohawks sarcastically called it, the “New and Not So Improved Niocan”. Niocan gloated over how wonderful it’s going to be even though it’s going to kill us, give us cancer and contaminate our land.

On one street 22 people have recently had or died of cancer. Niocan refuses to address the health issue. They ordered us to, “Prove it!” Hey, Niocan, we buried them. They are our families who lived on that road.

No third-party independent assessments were shown to us. Out-dated 1995 maps and a few aerial views were pulled out. It was all technical stuff like processing plants, drums, underground pipes and wires in various colors, finished products and surface water tables. They thought this would be over our heads and we would bow down in awe before them. “It’s going to be soooo good for Oka”, they purred [but not for Indians or the farmers].

If we don’t go along with them, they’ll just pull out the new municipalization harmonization agreement that James Gabriel signed with Oka and Quebec government. This benefits the town of Oka and the Sulpicians who pretend to be blind to their obligations as trustees to our land.

Why would they go ahead with this when they did not have our consent? Trying to make us feel sorry for them, they told us that up to the present $8.5 million has already been spent on different studies. $130 million in project investment is forecasted. “Economic impact”, “job creation”, “160 direct”, “340 indirect”, “spin offs” and “$1 million in training programs”, during the 17-year life of the mine. “The Oka area will get $595 million, Quebec will get $781 million and the Indians will get nothing but a toxic waste dump!”

KPMG are both the auditors and authors of the “socio-economic study of the Niocan mine project” the mine. [2000 McGill College Avenue, #1900, Montreal H3A 3H8]

The Ongwehonwe emphatically told Niocan, “No! No! No!” Testing the waters, Niocan then asked, “What do you want?” The Ongwehonwe just laughed at them, “We don’t want it. Go away!”

Everybody had the same position, “It’s not negotiable”. Pearl Bonspille said, “I will do everything in my power to stop this. The chiefs and their Band Council Resolution don’t mean anything. They are under a forensic audit and can’t sign anything”.

When asked about the radiation in the water, Coulombe belittled the Ongwehonwe every chance he had, “Are you a scientist? What do you know?” This could mean that this mine is sewn up with the band council. What they sign and say are two different things! The people do not trust them.

Coulombe chided them, “Don’t you want a better life?” An Ongwehonwe woman said, “Yes, we want our life and our health”. Trying to create a racial divide, Coulombe suggested to the media that the, “Mohawks are having a problem with the whites”. The woman shot back, “No, it’s not white or black. It’s a question of health!” The Ongwehonwe and the non-natives stuck together.

One of the farmers wants to convert his apple orchard into organic gardening. Niocan would destroy it. Basically the non-native farmers were told, “Forget about growing apples. Eat niobium! It’ll make you glow!”

Coloumbe told the reporters, “We are still going to try to get the support of the Mohawks” [by hook or by crook]. They have known from the beginning that it is traditional Mohawk Territory and about our concern for our health and environment. This is likely where we will see the creation of enough “Indians” by ‘genie’ologist, Mother Joan Holmes, to push this project through. Niocan, the band council, Indian Affairs and Quebec government all want the “fix to be in”. Joan Ho is the one who can tone up the socio-economic and cultural aspects and memberships to suit the goals of her “masters”, which aren’t the Mohawks. Joan Ho, how are you planning to rig the election this summer?

The sell-outs want a “cash out”. Clarence “Mr.-Potato-Head” Simon could move to his estate in P.E.I. Raymond “Molasses” Gabriel could go with his Parisian wife to France. Councilors Doreen Canatoquin, John Canatoquin, Marie Chene and Michelle Lamouche did not even bother to show up for the meeting. They obviously don’t need to be sold on the mining project.

We are concerned that this meeting will be seen as fulfillment of their obligation to a fake “public consultation”. Not according to the Supreme Court of Canada in Taku River. They said consultation has to be meaningful.

Niocan kept trying to glamorize this project. You’d think he was promoting a casino where at least we can have some entertainment and fun. Former sell-out “ Vichy ” chief, James Gabriel, told Niocan he just wanted “a partnership or compensation”. He never took it to the community. We were not even included in a referendum that Oka had on April 16, 2000. Niocan basically stated then, “We are not going to recognize the results if it goes against us”.

After Wednesday’s meeting the NIO stock on the Montreal-Toronto Stock Exchange dropped 4 cents. Could it be profit taking by some scared shareholders? It’s a public company. Who is pushing this project? Here are some of the major shareholders as of Jan. 1, 2008: Electrumferro Metals LLC about 26% and Norshield Investment about 11%. Is it possible the Sulpicians, who have been after our hides forever, have shares in this? Mr. Coulombe has about 931,500 shares as of March 13, 2008. No wonder he’s so desperate!

Electrumferro Metals does not exist on the internet. In 2005 John Xanthoudakis of Norshield of Montreal was found guilty by the Ontario Securities Commission of losing $400 million of his investors’ money. He allegedly created dormant shell companies with no assets in the Caribbean. [www.norshieldinvestment.com]. Could this be one of the reasons why the Quebec government investment arm pulled out of Niocan?

There are four “pros” of concern that are being played out against us here: “pro-mine” development; “pro-settling of a fake claim to our land; “pro-Sulpicians” who want us removed; and “pro-dropping of the $90 million lawsuit” facing Canada.

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

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ONE DEAD INDIAN

THE VAMPIRES STRIKE BACK: “ONE DEAD INDIAN” BLOOD AND GORE TO CONDITION THE MASSESMNN. Sept. 7, 2006. Why are CTV and APTN showing the film, “One Dead Indian” over and over again? This film is about the Ontario Provincial Police OPP attack on the Stoney Point people who were defending their land, known as “Ipperwash”. Dudley George was shot and killed in cold blood.

When they sit and watch this, who are the Canadians identifying with? Many would be with the Indigenous People, some would be neutral and a few would see the viewpoint of the cops. Then there is the lunatic fringe and some of the ordinary people who had no previous interest in Indigenous issues. These two groups would be drawn in subconsciously. They are the ones the establishment wants to reach and influence. These people who might end up watching this because they’re looking for a good action flick.

When people watch the bull fights, after seeing a few bulls ritually executed with blood flying all over the place and the matadors taking bows for the murders, the crowd screams for more blood. There is no therapeutic value in any of this.

Why aren’t they trying to stop the arousing of anti-Indian feelings? Reasonable and rational thinking about constructive ways to deal with Indigenous people and our grievances should get equal time on television, in the movies and on the media.

Canadians have been conditioned all along to see Indigenous People as the lowest rung on their hierarchical ladder. To this day they’re being taught that people who live in the natural world are “primitive”. We have been “spun” as someone they can look down and trample on to make them feel superior.

Look at the 500 Indian women who have disappeared. The police won’t do an investigation. Was this because they think they’re primitive? What about the Indigenous boys who were left out in the snow to freeze to death? The cops put them there. Only when the Indigenous People made an outcry was something done. The cops shot J.J. Harper on the streets of Winnipeg. The subsequent film gives a sympathetic view of the police officer who killed him. There were discussions about how to cover this up right in the film. After it was shown nationally, no Parliamentarians were outraged nor did they condemn such a depiction. During the Oka Mohawk Crisis of 1990 two old men were stoned to death which was shown over and over again on national news to get people used to how to treat “Indians”.

“One Dead Indian” depicts us as a problem. The viewers are being conditioned to think that the solution is to kill off all of us. They want to see us suffer and bleed. They’re being conditioned to see us as natural targets. For their fulfillment and to set us up for the corporate/government agenda, movie makers are being given millions of dollars of government funds to make gory bloody films about Indians. Never are they shown how we can sit together as equals and discuss our legitimate relationship.

During the 1920’s and 30’s Germany put out propaganda depicting Jews in caricature. German people were conditioned to accept the “final solution” which was to exterminate a race.

When people see Indians being shot, abused, beaten up and killed often enough, it makes them want to see more Indian blood. This is the old Cowboys and Indians movies paradigm.

About six months ago the New York Times did a scathing article on the Mohawks of Akwesasne, which was publicized all over the world. Their main message was that we are criminals and deserve the bad treatment we are getting and going to get more of. Akwesasne, they say, is a haven for criminals and that Mohawks are part of “organized crime”. The U.S. is trying to get people to think that our warriors are “terrorists”. Who planted the story? It’s part of the continual assault against us. It’s meant to justify whatever they do to us in their genocidal quest.

A lot of the initiatives against us seem to be coming from the United States. Why are they doing this? It’s because Indigenous People stand in the way of their exploitation of our resources. Don’t forget, most of the companies operating in Canada today are U.S. owned and controlled. They’re the same corporate giants that control the U.S. government. They’ve obviously taken control of some parts of the Canadian government.

The ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) came to Canada to work with the OPP. How long have they been here? Maybe for 20 years! Our people catching them was hardly mentioned in the corporate media. It would have been a scandal to Canada a few decades ago. This has got to be one of the biggest outcomes of the Six Nations land reclamation issue. We found out who our enemies are, that Canadian institutions are just puppets for corporate America. Who has been organizing the attacks on us? Is it a U.S. procedure that has been put in place by people in Canada who’ve been bought off or manipulated?

Could this be similar to what happened back in 1812? This is when Tecumseh and General Brock beat back the American general who declared they were taking over Canada, “Your choice is to join with us or enslavement!” This was the first time the U.S. ever invaded foreign soil. Invasions of this kind are a continuing theme in Canada-US relations. It’s obviously happening again? This time what’s shockingly different is that Canadians seem to neither notice nor care. It’s being done through control of the economy and by infiltrating the police and governmental institutions. This is how the U.S. has already marched into Canada and no one even knows. The ruthlessness of the U.S. towards Indigenous People will frighten Canadians so they will be too scared to resist the takeover.

What are the politicians and their corporate bosses getting the Canadian public ready for? They have invaded Iraq and Afganistan. They appear to be getting ready to invade Iran. The new “passport control” is probably going to end up as a “bait and switch” operation. People will get so upset about the passports, they’ll accept the “smart cards” that allow control without even noticing how much freedom they’re losing.

The U.S. is the only nation in the history of the world that dropped nuclear bombs against another nation. They are blood thirsty and brag about it when they teach history, especially their ruthless takeover of Turtle Island from the Indigenous People.

In the recent covert operations against the Six Nations land reclamation, nothing goes back onto the police forces, even though they’re behind it. Their tactic is using (un)ordinary people to do their dirty work, such as the skinheads, fascists, KKK, the Brown Shirts and the heavily state funded Caledonia Citizens Alliance to attack the Indigenous people. These groups might all have died out had they not been called back into service and funded by the state. Just what is the justification in using tax money to finance hate groups like these?

“One Dead Indian” satiates the appetite for Indian blood for this portion of the public. It’s part of their indoctrination. This is similar to the frenzy of sharks when blood is thrown among them, called “chumming the water”. The sharks can smell the blood from miles away. They speed towards it. It drives them crazy. They eat everything except each other. Then they need more and more blood. They’re driven to attack again and again.

The ancestors of the non-natives on Turtle Island did kill off 99% of the Indigenous people in the Western Hemisphere. These people today are their descendants. They’re being indoctrinated to release their self-control through video games and violent films where multitudes of people are violently killed.

The police and army are trained to shoot at targets that are replicas of their enemies. In Saskatchewan the police were caught shooting at a replica of an Indigenous woman. It’s meant to stir up their hatred for the targeted people.

How do we protect ourselves? Making people realize they have been set up as tools to eliminate the descent within their society of totalitarianism.

This is how the U.S. prepares their society for war against helpless people around the world. They use their military hardware to shoot innocent people as practice to exercise their dominance over other human beings.

At first some of the soldiers say they do not like what they are ordered to do. However, these young soldiers are trained to be sadists and are trigger happy. They go to war as nonchalantly as kids go to video arcades at the mall. To them going to Iraq is like going to a local garbage dump and shooting rats. They begin to enjoy menacing and killing defenseless people. After a while they can’t control themselves. Don’t forget, they’ve been given carte blanche to kill people without impunity. Remember the public inquiry on the Mai Lai massacre during the Vietnam War when the soldiers went on a murderous rampage killing countless innocent women and children?

Today on Turtle Island we are being used as their guinea pigs. The so-called super master race (billionaires of the world) feels they can abuse and kill those of other skin colors and languages whom they have determined to be inferior to them.

During the Oka Crisis of 1990, Canada brought over Col. Musgrave who had developed the strategies for the British in their conflict against the Irish. In a newspaper article, he bragged that he could break down the Mohawks in three weeks. They started flying jets and choppers over us all night long so we could not sleep, shot and detonated concussion bombs and flares, held back food and then gave it to us, spread fear among the public by showing threatening videos on television about all the warheads we had, spread lies and propaganda and shut lights and water off and on. It didn’t work. In fact, it backfired! Some of the soldiers involved had nervous breakdowns.

Their masters are experimenting on those they consider to be inferior and whose life isn’t worth anything to them. In fact, getting rid of us would be very beneficial to them. Then they would complete their illegal theft of our land.

“One Dead Indian” shows us hundreds of menacing cops “goose stepping” into Ipperwash, banging in unison on their shields. This reminds us of the Gestapo in movies about Nazi Germany where they marched into the Jewish areas of the cities. They must be getting the public ready for a total police state. A few former OPP officers are absolutely disgusted with the direction their force has gone.

Martial Law already exists in Indian country. As long as we behave according to their dictates, we don’t see the cops. As soon as we step out of line we see the armed forces showing up in droves. Why can Canada and other colonial nations that are squatting on Indigenous territory defend their so-called “sovereignty”? If we try to defend our human rights and our sovereignty against their brutality, we are called “terrorists” and criminalized.

Like the vampires, once they start drinking blood, they can only stay alive by drinking more blood. These corporate and government vampires are trying to suck the blood out of the people who are preaching peace to the world.

Canadians, you’re next!

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

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MOHAWK WARRIOR “LASAGNA”

RON CROSS DIED 5 YEARS AGO – VETERAN OF 1990 MOHAWK CRISIS AT OKAMNN. Dec. 12, 2004. At 11:00 p.m. on Nov. 1st Lasagna Ron Cross, 41 years of age, died of heart failure. He was the Mohawk Warrior made famous during the Oka Crisis of 1990. He was seen daily on the media standing up to the Quebec Provincial Police and the Canadian Army in defense of Mohawk land and sovereignty. He left an imprint in everybody’s mind: a hero to some and a villain to others.

Canada and Quebec wanted to pacify his irrepressible spirit, his bravado. But he remained true to himself. His spirit was an example to others in their own struggles. Had he caved in, it would have discouraged others. Although he did not intend it, someone always stands out in such a crisis. He was it.

It was Wednesday, September 26, 1990. The siege had lasted 78 days. Lasagna was one of 52 men, women and children and 10 journalists who marched out of the Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre at Oka Quebec. It was one of the gravest political confrontations in modern Canadian history.

The Army, the police and the media had targeted Lasagna. The Canadian soldiers were jealous of him. The police wanted his blood. Canada and Quebec wanted him to pay for the Mohawks upsetting them. For a moment he wanted to stay behind and “look after himself”, but the others talked him out of it. Together they walked out of the Centre to freedom, singing their Mohawk victory song. As soon as they crossed over the stretcher that had been placed on the razor wire, several soldiers grabbed Lasagna and began to kick, punch and beat him with their fists, army boots and guns. He was beaten several times by the SQ. Later he brought charges against four Quebec police. They had dressed up in army clothes. He won the case. Amnesty International condemned this beating worldwide. Many believe that this vicious beating caused so much internal injuries that it contributed to his early death.

Lasagna’s trial came up in St. Jerome Quebec in September 1991. It lasted almost a year. Joining him as defendants were two other warriors, Gordon ‘Noriega’ Lazore and Roger ‘20-20’ Lazore. The proceedings of the trial were published in a book “Mohawk Warriors Three” by Kahentinetha Horn. Also, he won a Supreme Court of Canada decision to have his trial in English rather than French.

It is a significant trial. The three warriors did not recognize the jurisdiction of the white man’s court and remained silent throughout. They said nothing from the beginning, throughout the trial and afterwards. They did not put in a defense. They allowed the jury to decide their fate.

In the end only Lasagna served a prison sentence. The only charge that stood was his involvement in the beating of Mohawk informant to the police, Francis Jacobs. He was released from prison two months prior to his death. At the construction site on the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, he felt ill and decided to sit in his car. His friends checked on him twice, the second time he was found dead. He is survived by his wife, Nadine, four sons and grandchildren. Since the 1990 crisis the following men who were in the compound with him have died: Thomas “the General” Paul, Leroy “Splinter” Gabriel, Todd Diabo, Joe “Stone Carver” David, and “Mad Jap”.

On November 3rd, 1999, Lasagna Ron Cross was laid to rest in the graveyard of Long House 207 at Kahnawake Mohawk Territory ( Quebec Canada ).

Kahentinetha Horn
MNN Mohawk Nation News

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“Mohawk Warriors Three, the Trial of Lasagne, Noriega and 20-20” by Kahentinetha Horn
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