MNN. Mar. 30, 2013. Paranoia should not paralyze us. To protect ourselves, watch for visitors who want information, plainclothes who take pictures before and during demonstrations; those who seem out of place and interested in members rather than issues; who suddenly disappear and put out false stories, sometimes  about us being out of our minds.

COINTELPRO tactics against American Indian Movement activists.

COINTELPRO tactics against American Indian Movement activists.

“Direct Action”: A sign-in policy; get Freedom of Information info; suspects at pickets and protests don’t usually get arrested; educate the public by handing out a written position; lobby politicians; learn from victims of covert actions; class action suits [they usually back out]; court actions create disputes and splits; pro bono lawyers that take opposite sides. 

“Investigate Informers”: check background; check police academy grads list; they usually speak against cops; use phony names; they issue death threats we get blamed for. 

“Privacy”: Step out of the office to speak privately; watch for cars following, acquaintances suddenly becoming friendly; bogus discrediting about drug use or false relationships or activities about a true activist; throwing names around. Sweep your living space for electronics; don’t say anything that you wouldn’t say in court. 

Common sense helps!

Check out non-native groups that divert Indigenous issues such as residential school abuse, missing women, land claims, or “sharing” of our resources. Watch for outsiders that confuse, control and disorient. 

“True Supporters”: Don’t scare or ostracize true supporters or push them to take risks. 

“Debrief”: Write down information, look for patterns, check strengths and weaknesses, assess allies and adversaries. Don’t let agents inside your home to glean information about your prospects, lifestyle or floor plan. 

“Counter Tactics”: Government covert actions mislead the public, punish their own whistle blowers and interfere in anyway they can. Complain about illegal covert interference to human rights organizations.  

COINTELPRO is being used by US and Canada. Agents appear peaceful and friendly, but are there representing the military. As Roger Daltrey sang:We won’t get fooled again “We’ll be fighting in the street, with our children at our feet. And the morals that they worship will be gone. And the men who spurred us on sit in judgement of all wrong. They decide and the shot gun sings the song.”

Watch out for the wolf in sheep's clothing.

Wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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MNN.  Feb. 6, 2013. We can get rid of band and tribal councils.  They are artificial colonial systems of oppression that have been illegally forced on us? It’s as easy as one, two, three.

1. Put the question to the community for a decision:  Do you agree to be governed by the foreign imposed tribal band council system? 2. Vote “no”. 3. Inform the federal corporations of both Canada and the US and the UN of the result of the vote.

All are equal and have a voice.

All are equal and have a voice.


We were never asked if we wanted to be governed by this corporate system of control by the bankers of Europe. International law provides that everyone has a right to self-determination.  We will control our lives and govern ourselves as we have done since time immemorial. The settlers have no choice but to acknowledge our sovereignty and obey their agreements with us. 

The drums speak.

The drums speak.

As the international Court of Justice in the Western Sahara case affirms, “No people can be absorbed by a foreign state unless it is the result of the freely expressed wishes of the territory’s people, acting with full knowledge of the change in their status, their wishes having been expressed through an informed and democratic process, impartially conducted and based on Universal Adult Suffrage”. 

When the band and tribal councils are voted out, Canada and US must conduct relations with us through the Queen who represents the people of Canada and the President who represents the people of the US. The illegal band and tribal council systems were imposed in Canada in 1924 and in the US in 1871.  

We will activate our Indigenous system. We will not be tricked. We will use our Indigenous consensual decision making process. The true will of the people will be validly expressed. Anything else is a fraud.    

Nothing changes the legality of the informed decision to remove them. Only we can decide who represents us. 

The band councils take an oath to follow the corporate business plan which is to assimilate and eliminate the Indigenous. Canada and US assume jurisdiction over us through them, as registered corporations of Canada and the US.   

International law confirms our rights. The band and tribal councils can join their accomplices in their own Admiralty Court system, which is the law of the seas. On our land, the Kaianerehkowa, is the law of Great Turtle Island.  

A sign of the times!

A sign of the times!

The WHO agreed when they sang, “We won’t get fooled again”:  “Tip my hat to the new constitution. Take a bow for the new revolution.  Smile and grin at the change all around. Pick up my guitar and play, just like yesterday. Then I’ll get on my knees and pray. We won’t get fooled again”. 


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