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MNN. 9 Oct. 2015. Like Red-X “o’tah Man” is from the fifth dimension. Denis Codere will be forever known as the “shit mayor” of Montreal. He wants to dump 8 billion litres of raw o’tah into our river.
Red-X was circling around tsionni’tiotake [known as Montreal]. He noticed his old friend, Stinky o’tah man, rising out of the shit at Turcot Yard. He had a lot of shit to tell Red-X. They talked about the history of the shit problem on Montreal Island. The kanion’ke:haka [Mohawks] dealt with it by working with mother earth, making holes, shitting in it, covering it and then moving for three generations to regenerate the earth.
Red-X said, “Hey buddy, for thousands of years, on tsionni’tiotake, we had over 55 villages. We let the land lay fallow for three generations, for the lifetime of mother, children and grandchildren. When the babies returned they would be grandmothers and the land would be new”.
The invaders moved in disguised as settlers. They started shitting in all the holes everywhere, until there were no holes left. Then they made a big pipe so all the shit could be funneled into a huge outhouse. Now their shit hole is full and overflowing. They want to dump directly into our river, kaniatarwano:onwe.” The o’tah man said, “Now you see where it all leads”. It has become a stinking toxic mess. Their shit is being used as a weapon of war.
Today on Montreal Island all the holes are filled with shit. The Shit Mayor wants to shit directly into the river and avoid making any new holes. The oneh’kanos is the sacred blood of mother earth, never to be shit into. In nature all animals shit on the ground. Red-X and o’tah man reiterated, “Everybody in the world shits everyday. Some on a toilet, others in a hole. Everybody knows you do not shit in the rivers”. Only beside but not in.
Everyone in Montreal has to have their own outhouses to take care of their own shit, instead of going all over the world and shitting in everybody else’s hole. Our river will not wash away their problem. It will go into the ocean and circulate throughout the entire globe. o’tah man noticed the crumbling infrastructure, artificial buildings, general filth and the total disregard for the natural world. He wondered if it was time for these people to leave so that our mother could heal.
Red-X could see o’tah man’s point. Being a wise fifth dimension medicine man, he sees millions of people sitting closely and shitting everyday. We don’t want them to mega oh ‘hon’nita’non’taks, Red-X thinks the new McGill University kanion’ke:haka [Mohawk] Board of Governors should direct all its students to work everyday only on how to turn human shit back into earth in three months.
As John Fogarty sings: “Well, take me back down where cool water flows. Let me remember things I love. Stoppin’ at the log where catfish bite. Walking along the river road at night. Barefoot girls dancing’ in the moonlight. I can hear the bullfrog callin’ me. Wonder if my rope’s still hangin’ to the tree. Love to kick my feet way down the shallow water. Shoo fly, dragon fly, get back to your mother. Pick up a flat rock, skip it across. Green river. [Green River].
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Coderre’s o’tah fest. https://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2015/10/07/montreal-to-dump-otah-into-river/