MNN. Apr. 24, 2013. Canada is not a constitutional democracy. They follow their corporate by-laws, not the rule of law. Like every corporation their duty is to provide ever-growing dividends to the shareholders. In the case of Thahoketoteh of Kanekota, the Federal Court of Canada refused to answer the constitutional question about Section 109 of the BNA Act 1867 and the Constitution Act 1982. Now the Supreme Court of Canada refuses to hear the Athabaska Chipewyan appeal of the Jack Pine Mine expansion project on their land.  mining

In the 1920’s Canada shut all Indigenous people out of international organizations and human rights protection. We were all placed on the path to genocide and extinction.  

As independent allies of Britain, the Iroquois Confederacy never agreed to be part of Canada. In 1920 we petitioned the Supreme Court of Canada to rule on the illegality of the Indian Act and interference by the Department of Indian Affairs. Canada refused to let the court hear our case on the advice of Duncan Campbell Scott of Indian Affairs. We petitioned the Governor General, who sent it to Duncan Campbell Scott! 


British and Iroquois meet as Allies


Britain illegally mismanaged our ever-growing $70.5 trillion Indian Trust Fund, allotted our lands without our consent and started giving self-government to European settlers. They wanted to assimilate us and force their laws on us. 

In 1923 we applied for membership in the League of Nations, a corporation set up by the bankers. Confederacy Chief Deskaheh sent a petition to the Queen of The Netherlands, who submitted it to the League of Nations. Britain pressured The Netherlands to bury our case.   

Deskaheh went to Geneva with the support of Estonia, Persia, Ireland and Panama for the Permanent Court of International Justice to confirm we are a state. They refused to hear our case. The British Empire leaned on all our supporters. We then tried arbitration at The Hague. An illegal Canadian Order-in-Council, declared our Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy government was replaced by an Indian Act council passed by the Corporation of Canada.  

In October 25, 1924, the RCMP brutally threw out the Confederacy Chiefs from the Council House to install the Indian Act Council and implement the illegal Indian Land Acts throughout the country. A resolution was quickly passed that Deskaheh no longer represented the Six Nations. He was murdered shortly after by agents of Duncan Campbell Scott. DC Scott

Our right to neutral adjudication to allow us to represent ourselves was closed. Nations throughout the world adopted this same position, decreeing all Indigenous as “domestic concerns”. We were all excluded from equal membership of the international society of Nations. Throughout we have maintained our nationhood. 

In 1948 the Canadian delegation lead by Lester B. Pearson abstained from voting for the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Canadian politicians did not want international human rights bodies to question and oversee their violations of our human rights. A “human rights culture” has never existed in Canada. 

Bankers set up United Nations Corporation.

Bankers are the shareholders of the United Nations Corporation.

Today the UN is a corporation with an international Department of Indian Affairs that tries to enforce colonization, backed by the lethal power of the state, with guns and threats of those who resist. This genocide at the national and international levels will soon come to an end, as many nations break away from the corporate control grid called United Nations,( eg. BRICS alliance of 180 nations). As Bob Marley sings: “Babylon system. we refuse to be what you wanted us to be. we are what we are and that’s the way its going to be”

William A. Schabas. “Canada and the Adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. 1998

Supreme Court refuses Athabasca/Chipewyan Constitutional challenge

MNN Mohawk Nation News kahentinetha2@yahoo.com   thahoketoteh@hotmail.com     For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com  More stories at MNN Archives.  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0








MNN. Mar. 28, 2013. On March 26, 2013, the MNN editor was invited to be the opening speaker at Champlain College in Sherbrooke Quebec. The topic was, “A Native Perspective on Canada’s Exploitation of Resources”. Two Mohawks, as is our custom, accompanied the speaker. They sat at a table facing the crowd.

Champlain College students.

Happy Champlain College students!

She did a traditional opening; explained the Seigneury of Sault Louis land,dispute which is returning vast areas to the Mohawk Nation; that Canada is not a state according to the Montevideo Convention of 1933; the genocide committed by the Jesuits, the storm troopers of the Catholic Church; the Great Peace of Montreal 1701 that created the official two row wampum relationship between the Indigenous and the visitors to Great Turtle Island; and Section 109 of the BNA Act 1867 that established the ever growing $50.3 trillion Indian Trust Fund. The presentation was legalistic and cautious. 

Cartoons were inserted in the power point presentation to help them understand the basics. They were carefully taken step by step through the legal maze of their settlement history here on our land and their legal position today. 

Debating with the speaker.

Champlain College debater.

The speaker received an ovation. Then the questions and comments began. Some in tears, said, “What happens to us?” “I came here because I love the Indians. After listening to you, now I hate them and I hate you!”  “I didn’t do anything. My ancestors did.” “Why? Why are you telling us this?” “You have no feelings for us!” I instructed them to study the Great Law of Peace to help them understand our position.    

The speaker, a 73-year old elder of the Mohawk Nation, tried to make light of the provocative jibes to calm them down. This made them madder. The discussion became more and more heated. Some students stomped out. Others heckled and smirked. The air became static with anger and threats. The speaker remarked, “The truth hurts”. Almost the entire student body jeered in astonishment. The three Mohawks could feel intense anger and were ready to deal with it. And they did.   

Julian Assange: "Happens to me all the time".

Julian Assange: “Happens to me all the time”.

For a moment the crowd calmed down. Then the insults started again. The speaker was accused of “having no feelings”. The speaker answered, “Yes, the we have strong feelings about the genocide of 100 million people and the murder of half our children placed in your church run residential schools. No one has been charged or punished for this.” More angry words flew. None addressed the legitimate issues. The sound arguments backed them into a corner. It was like they were standing on their hind legs and were ready to jump the Mohawks.  

Suddenly a teacher rose up. She reminded them that, “We wanted to hear the Indigenous side. You have to listen even if she turns it inside out”.  The confrontation ended. They formed groups and began talking, some giving the Mohawks dirty looks.   

"I don't agree with your point of view".

“I don’t agree with your point of view”.

A native speaker should take at least three people security when they go into a potential hostile situation. Because of the rampant spread of the Owistah disease throughout the settler population, an adverse side affect is, when they don’t like the message, they might kill the messenger. As the Guess Who sang:Guns Guns Guns “You be the Red King and I’ll be the Yellow Pawn. Guns, guns, guns! Eagle all gone and no more caribou. God speed mother nature. Never really wanted to say good-bye”.

MNN Mohawk Nation News kahentinetha2@yahoo.com  For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to www.mohawknationnews.com  More stories at MNN Archives.  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0