MNN. June 20, 2022. This letter was sent to “Deloitte, the Indian Day Schools Class Action Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 1775, Toronto, ON, Canada M5C 0A2m Tel. 1-888-221-2898 www.indiandayschoolsclaims.com
June 12/22: Claim. ID EEN-00080303 Jane Doe. Re: Level Determination.
I am eligible for the Level 5 claim of $200,000 from the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement, plus another $50,000 dollars for the continued torture that Deloitte, Gowling and Canada are causing me at this time.
No one explained why there are 5 levels of suffering to decide the amount to pay each victim. Every victim suffered 100%. Oddly, attorney and auditor fees were settled before ours.
Canada plead guilty because they did the crime and had all the records, not allowing us to cross-examine them. Our lawyer, Gowling, represented us and Canada and did not advise and protect us.
Canada plead guilty and has no choice but to agree with everything we say. The case is uncontested. We do not have to prove what Canada plead guilty to.
I am a victim since 1940 and am part of this class action case we won. A jury should have decided the remedy for the mental and physical abuse and terrorism. Deloitte cannot decide whether the physical harm and abuse I suffered was bad enough for them. In 1988 Canada transferred the schools from the churches to the band councils who both work for Canada. Indian Affairs is part of the army.
One of the biggest mental violations was genociding my original kanonsesne kanienkehaka:onwe name.
Canada plead guilty to committing the following crimes of torture. We survived the government’s Indian day school atrocities. We were not meant to recover from the trauma. Some torture techniques were total darkness, light & sound deprivation, various diseases, starvation, pain inducing and numbness holds [some prolonged in body casts] , raping, drugging, electric shock and mind control. Canada admitted to hiring churches and private institutions to spread diseases, sexual abuse/harm, touching of genitals or private parts, spread venereal disease, exposing themselves, fondling/kissing, taking nude photos, physical abuse and assault which caused serious physical harm requiring medical treatment and resulting in the murder of millions, beating us if we spoke our indigenous languages, mental anguish while anticipating the physical and mental abuse and possible death as part of the genocide program.
Canada also plead guilty to sexual abuse/harm [masturbation, oral intercourse, penetration or penetration with an object causing physical assault, permanent or long-term harm [injury, impairment or disfigurement] and impregnating and sterilizing the children. [Then murdering the babies ].
Offer these two ancient relics on your holy apology tour. It’s all we really have of any value.
Canada admits, “Yes, we did it!” and now has to settle and pay its victims according to the admiralty law system imposed upon us.
kahnawake, tyendinaga and over 600 indian reservations and communities were victims. My home is still under military control. Some of the teachers were WW2 veterans, priests, nuns, missionaries, dentists, doctors, nurses, and other psychopathic adults and authorities.
There is no statute of limitations for these crimes which deliberately attempted to destroy our greatness. Since 1905 to 1987 all our medical records were with the Canadian government, Indian Affairs, or, in my case, the Kahnawake hospital or some other department of the military.Kahnawake Hospital informed me that all my medical records from 1940 to1987 have disappeared. The presumption is they were destroyed. So Deloitte’s reconsideration form can’t be completed. By law Canada is obligated to believe me. As a sovereign onkwehonweh, I have determined that I am eligible for the No. 5 level of suffering of $200,000 offered plus $50,000 for the pain and suffering I am enduring presently, and another $50,000 for each time I am deprived of my right to protect myself. I am being treated by Canada as a prisoner of war so that I will suffer more.
Canada gave Deloitte a retainer of $44 million to make and send the checks to us, not to decide our cases. Deloitte is illegally withholding payment unless we illegally relive our horrific experiences to their satisfaction. Then Canada gave $55 million as a retainer to the defence lawyers, Gowling, without asking for our approval.
Canada is paying us from our own Indian Trust Fund.
Canada and their sidekicks are trying to revictimize the victims. Deloitte’s job is to keep the payout down for Canada. Gowling’s job is to settle Canada’s crime without a trial so everybody cannot see and hear the evidence of genocide of our people. There should be an investigation of the actions of Canada, Deloitte and Gowling by the victims. Together they are working as B.A.R. lawyers to whitewash the genocide.
Finally, as a people we were deprived of our culture, land and our care taking duties to our mother earth and our future generations, which is priceless.
The creation of torture systems were contracted to universities and hospitals by the CIA, MI5, CSIS and other academic, government and military institutions. Indigenous children were used to create the war prisoners torture programs. [See video “Eminent Monster”. A Manual for Modern Torture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfZHOPGc7CM ]
As Deloitte, Gowling and Canada assume they represent me, CCR say, “It ain’t me”. As John Fogarty sings: “Somefolks are born made to wave the flag. Ooh, that red white and blue. And when the band plays “Hail to the Chief. Ooh, they point a cannon at you. It ain’t me. It ain’t me. I aint no senator’s son. It ain’ me. It ain’t me. I ain’t no fortunate son. Some folks are born with a silver spoon in hand. Lord, don’t they help themself. When the tax man comes to the door ….”
MNN. May 29, 2022. The kahnistensera mohawk mothers are in charge of this land on behalf of the future kanienkehaka:onwe mohawks. The city of tianitiotiakon [formerly called Montreal] has put our symbol of the tree of peace in the centre of its flag to acknowledges that all this land is indigenous since time immemorial. All trespassers throughout Canada already open every event by an acknowledgement of this fact. Now the kahnistensera mohawk mothers, the progenitors of the soil, are informing everybody that from here on the kanienkehaka:onwe mohawk language will be the official language both orally and in writing in tianitiotiakon.
Montreal is a business cartel like all corporate entities throughout turtle island. Their government syndicates are all illegal and can never be sanctioned under the tree of peace. The land can never be delegated as it belongs to the future indigenous people.
The genociders arrived and made foreign laws and set up institutions to victimize, murder, physically and mentally genocide us, to take our languages as part of their “land grab” culture.
The aliens to this land were welcomed to live under the tree of peace. Indigenous culture is premised on peace, truth and justice. However, the trespassers brought a system of racism, hatred, injustice and genocide.
LOGO FOR CORPORATION OF CITY OF MONTREAL
tehatikonsaniron, tehatinasonten, we called them people with “hard faces” and “forked tongues”, who are hostile to us and our land. The only remedy we seek is to return to the principles of the kaianerekowa great peace and teiohateh two row.
The intruders developed extensive propaganda called ‘curriculum’ to spout untruths.
Presently the dictators of Canada are trying to force all indigenous to speak two foreign languages, English and French, through new laws with severe punishment and destitution for those who don’t comply, in their continuing effort to complete the genocide. Our culture has nothing to do with English and French. They were to adapt to our principles.
The canadien [squatters] have no land, no indigenous language and no culture here. They are not a nation and they do not belong here. Their country is where they come from and where they shall return.
Colonialism is a disease that has arisen under the influence of propaganda that targets us to make us become non-existent. They have not colonized turtle island. They are a military occupation force squatting on our land. They violate the kaianerekowa and teiohateh. Ever since their invasion they have tried to destroy the great peace and the people that follow it. Our protection from their military and colonial brainwashing are the great peace and our indigenous languages.
That symbol of the tree means world peace. None of these predators can come face to face and tell us what is the significance of the white roots of peace which is suppose to sit on top of the earth and encircle the whole world.
A Tribe Called Red reminds everybody that …. “You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now my people will be forced to leave our homes and reservations. Your people will wear cardigans and drink high balls. We will sell our bracelets by the roadside . . . and we will be forced to burn your village to the ground”
Follow case of mohawk mothers: Province of Quebec Superior Court District of Montreal, 500-17-120468-221 kahentinetha et al. Plaintiffs v. societe quebecoise des infrastructures et al defendants. First day in court May 30, 2022.
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MNN. May 25, 2022. This is all about theft of indigenous land. Never mentioned in the OCPM report or news stories today is that all the land is unceded kahnienkehaka mohawk territory since time immemmorial. Land is the only issue. No invader can produce ownership or rightful occupation of any land on turtle island. They are trespassers. Only the indigenous can give permission for everything. We are placed here by creation since time immemorial. Mainstream media misled the public by saying that the project got the “green light” when OCPM has no decision making power. The kahnistensera on the other hand have all the power [kasastenserakowa sa oiera] and have given the red light to this project of the foreigners to our lands.
The OCPM [Office of Public Consultation of Montreal on the Royal Vic – McGill Project], cannot give the green light. No foreign organization can do or say anything on our land. The Commission rightly recognizes, however, that our requests are “beyond the mandate and competence of the Commission”, meaning they have no authority, because they are a military occupying force.
This land theft permit deliberately overlooks the dispossession and genocide that we experience. They don’t want to own up to the truth. Our children were kidnapped for experimental research and placed throughout turtle island, which is soaked with our people’s blood. For the first time Canada is being requested to find unmarked graves of indigenous children outside the reserves and residential school death camps property. McGill, CIA, Canada, the military imported nazi serial killers called scientists to invent better mind control methods and to help Canada find a “final solution to the indian problem”.
Many people support our demands to repatriate the remains of our ancestors, and to acknowledge that this mountain, tekanontak, is part of the vast unceded kanien’keha:ka territory. All of the jurisdiction must be unconditionally returned to the caretakers, the kahnistensera and the rotiskenrakete.
The OCPM giving the green light for construction of the grandiose destruction of the mountain of the kanienkehaka:onwe is criminal.
This is a matter of international law. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to own, use, develop and control the lands, territories and resources which they possess by reason of their traditional ownership” and emphasizes “the right to repatriation of their human remains”. Montreal has placed our Great White Pine of Peace at the centre of its municipal flag. We did not give permission to the canadien [squatters]. We want our land, not patriated symbols. If reconciliation over the murder of our children is to mean anything, remove all symbols of oppression. The New Vic project will not happen.
tekanontak [mount royal] is part of a special communication system of the onkwehonweh throughout turtle island. iI was a major point of the message of the great peace:” On the mountain was a treasure. Buried deep beneath the stone. And the valley-people swore. They’d have it for their very own….”
O:nen The kanien’keha:ka kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers), kahnawake. Quebec Superior Court Montreal [which is also a militaqr establishment] hearing on May 30, 2022. #500-17-120468-221
MNN. May 23, 2022. Almost 80 years ago Indian day school teachers tried to make us speak French in kahnawake. We took the exam paper which was in French, signed our name, and handed it back blank. They exclaimed, “Eeez no use. They won’t speak French”. We were exempted from the ‘canadien’ [squatters] stranglehold. This commentary applies equally to English.
“TO JAIL FOR NOT SPEAKING FRENCH WHILE DRIVING IN QUEBEC, MADEMOSELLE!”
Today the Quebec C96 language bill to shove French down our throats and make us and our languages disappear will never happen. We are the true people of turtle island, placed here to communicate with creation in our original languages.
In the future all foreigners will speak to us in mohawk or another indigenous language. They are not of this land.
They have two choices, to come under the tree of peace or leave. Creation wills that Indigenous will be the only languages spoken everywhere.
Because of foreign language restrictions for trade and commerce reasons, we are being forced to leave our home for work for survival. kahnistensera proclaim that every place of work must accommodate our indigenous language requirements. They cannot deny us equal opportunities to work, study or any discourse we chose anywhere on turtle island. As a matter of pride, duty and fundamental human rights, we want to speak our languages everywhere
YOU FOREIGNERS NEED THE PERMISSION OF THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE OF TURTLE ISLAND TO DO ANYTHING! GET IT?
The French culture is in France. We gave them no permission to dictate anything to us. They came here to exploit, steal our resources and continue to try to extinguish us. Sign language was once the common language throughout turtle island. Everybody in the world knows that our land is indigenous from time immemorial until infinity.
The French are angry because they are losing their bastardized imported language. They want us to forsake our language [s] so theirs can be saved. If they want to hang onto the French language, they can go home where it is being preserved. To save our languages, we the living onkwehonweh have to do it ourselves here on our homeland while under constant threats and attack by the invaders.
All signs will eventually be in kanienkehaka:onwe, mohawk or other indigenous languages. Our languages shall be spoken and displayed everywhere on our land by everyone. Our languages and kaianerekowa will will try to get rid of the systemic injustice, racism and hatred that engulfs the world today. The invaders murdered us for not speaking foreign white languages. Today they will stop attempting to kill us and our original languages and help us bury the weapons of war [great peace].
Premier Legault wants only French or else. “No exceptions”. Canada and Quebec are not nations. whever they come is where they belong. turtle island belongs to our unborn future generations and we are its caretakers.
In 100 years everyone on turtle island will speak only Mohawk or another indigenous language which is what our mother earth wants. Canadiens are scattered foreign populations from different separate places away from their homelands. The teiohateh two row provides that we have to keep our own ways, languages and customs. The foreigners will stay in their ship. We will stay in our canoe which is all of turtle island.
Our duty is to raise our children on our land, and speak kanienkehaka:onwe, Mohawk. The fascists planned to do away with us [Indian Lands Acts 1924] and have set 2024 as our end time when we will be assimilated into a foreign law by the stroke of the corporate pen. The invaders are uninvited. We defeated them then and we will defeat them again.
tionnitiotiakon [Montreal] will be Mohawk speaking only.
These foreigners have shown us they cannot live among us. They constantly make us defensive and reactive. C96 is their latest gun to start their attacks in our schools and homes. We refuse to let them tell us how we shall be. Every generation the invaders try to make us less legitimate and think we are dying out. We will persevere and do what make us strong, our clans, decision making process, knowledge of our past and the elimination of their band council puppet gestapo they appointed to help them carry out the “final solution to the indian problem!”.
The fascist government of the invaders does not belong on indigenous land. We have a revolutionary way to develop a free society and to live without war.
All those residential school death camps on turtle land were designed to beat, torture, starve, rape and murder us to destroy our land and steal our resources. Quebec Bill C96 is another school shooting. If you want to be French, go home.
Our language is our tie to creation. Don’t dictate anything to us. We will decide whether to learn whatever we want as we have always done!
Finally, Prime Dictator Legault, you have no voice amongst our people. We will never accept your dictatorship words. As the song says “It’s beginning to look a lot like fascism”.
MNN. May 18, 2022. The indigenous refuse to speak the bastardized language of Quebecois known as French ‘canadien’. All indigenous languages based on the natural world are true since time immemorial because nature has not changed. Quebecois are trying to force the foreign language of French on the original people of Quebec, a colony on onowarekeh turtle island. Basic natural human right is for everyone to have their own natural identity based on language, culture, religion, beliefs, their natural way of life and sovereignty. Equality means being sovereign on their own land where creation originally placed them.
Forcing a foreign language upon indigenous people is a violation of indigenous ways.
Long ago the king of England told his subjects, according to international law, “In order for you people to become a nation, you have to deal fairly with the people who own the land. You also have to learn one of their languages.”
Quebecers are trying to shove French down the throats of the indigenous people. Forcing a culture on another is genocide. The settlers cannot kill off the original culture. Creation did not give these visitors the right to impose anything on anybody on someone else’s homeland. Their constitution acknowledges this. The French language is preserved in France. The British could not go to France and force everybody there to speak English!
Canada, Quebec and other provinces have, on pain of death, taken away the original tongue and forced foreign languages on the indigenous, which is genocide. The indigenous are now in the process of bringing back their original languages and original culture that was provided by creation.
The French, English and all except the indigenous are immigrants. The original people never chose the languages the settlers wish to speak amongst themselves. The settlers cannot force a foreign language on the original people. Quebec always forces its ways on people like not wearing religious symbols, head scarves and so on. They make laws and threats so no one can oppose their will, violating the teiohateh, two row. If they do not understand this, they should leave turtle island.
Those indigenous who learn French do not get jobs. They are being forced from their homeland to find work elsewhere. This requirement discriminates against everybody in the work force so that jobs go to the chosen few French. If they need so much coercion to maintain their French identity, they should go home.
The indigenous will not speak a foreign language of an invasive species that jumped ship. In the past a few kanionkehaka Mohawk learned French and translated for the French. Many of our men move throughout turtle island to work without ever speaking French. We few survivors have the duty to save our language. Quebecers can lose French here, and they can go home to Paris where they can blah blah in French all they want. It will always be there. Fighting over languages is the root of many wars. Minister of Indian Affairs Mark Miller learned how to ‘read’ the Mohawk language to push ‘reconciliation’ and the genocidal framework agreement at the indigenous.
Quebec and Canada never respected the right of choice of the indigenous. It is racist supremacy where the French make themselves better than everybody by making laws that favor them and creates a bully culture. “If you don’t speak French, don’t apply!” They want to force the onkwehonweh to be ‘canadien’ [squatters]. The indigenous shall speak their own languages and will find translaters when necessary. If they don’t respect the supreme indigenous languages and culture of the land, then they should go back to France.
When Quebecois do business elsewhere, they don’t demand they speak French. They want control and to place the indigenous caretakers of the land at a disadvantage. They cannot make their nation on indigenous land without the permission of the original people. Quebecers can go to Paris. The airlines do sell one way tickets.
The indigenous have been threatened for 500 years and survived without speaking French and are better off for it. The indigenous don’t have much to say to the French anyway after what they’ve done to them!
The English and French settlers are battling over indigenous land, turtle island, through the language genocide program. Quebec is replacing the old residential school death camps which forced English on indigenous. Now Quebec schools are going to force French on the children.
1701 when the French sued fo peace with the rotinoshonni after 100 years of defeat.
Like Bill 96, the racist and genocidal residential schools were meant to destroy indigenous identity. The French know it is wrong to force the original people to be something they are not, which is to be ‘Frenchmen’. Today it is politically correct to change names of institutions and streets back to original indigenous names. But the French still want to idolize their murderers and genociders. The indigenous say no to drugs and forcing of their language on them. Both destroy the people. The pidgin’ French spoken in Quebec is totally different from that spoken in the motherland. They need to go home and learn the language of their mother.
Not long ago the French who lived near kahnawake spoke very good mohawk. They are welcome to learn the first language of turtle island once again.
Quebec is not sovereign and cannot enforce any rules and regulation on indigenous nations. They are not self-sufficient, [squatting on indigenous land, and stealing resources]. They have no land, no culture and speak no indigenous language. [Montevideo Convention, 1932].
There has never been a legitimate invitation from the indigenous for the immigrants to come to turtle island. They did not respect the indigenous during their visit.
Gwen Stefani understands when there is nothing more to say: “Don’t speak. I know what you are thinking. Your reasons. Don’t tell me cause it hurts. It’s all ending. I gotta stop pretending who you are. You and me I can see as dying. Are we? Don’t speak. I know just what you are saying”.
MNN. Apr. 29, 2022. The kahnistersera mohawk mothers are using the words of peace and not the language of war. They proclaim that the only languages on turtle island are indigenous languages. The rest are foreign languages. Genocide is foreign dictators that murder indigenous people and their languages. To force anyone to do anything is genocide and slavery. The French and English both depend on the indigenous by squatting on their land and stealing their natural resources and the most fundamental right to speak their language. Residential and Indian Day School on pain of death forced the indigenous to speak languages foreign to onowarekeh, turtle island. They must leave.
Tabled in April, Bill 96 is Quebec’s plan to upgrade the French language which is dying out. The French never asked the onkwehonweh if they could speak French outside their homes. Now they have not asked the onkwehonweh if they can upgrade their language. The mohawk mothers object according to their interpretation of the kaianerekowa. On okwehonweh land only the original people can decide everything. The squatting dictator cannot pass a dictatorial law to be enforced by extortion and threats. The French and British have no right to invade anyone and plant their symbols of hate [like flags, crosses, swastikas, band councils, reserves, residential schools, and other horrific reminders of genocide].
According to wampum 44 of the kaianerekowa, the precolonial constitution of the rotinoshonni iroquois confederacy, indigenous women are the caretakers of the land on behalf of the future generations: kononkwe ne konwatsirineh ne kanakerasera. ne enkotiyatakwehnyyokeh ne onwentsa. rononkwe tahnon ne kononokwe ne enhatihsereh tsiniyakotaroten ne ronwatihnistenha.
“The lineal descent of the people of the Five Nations shall run in the female line. Women shall be considered the progenitors of the Nation. They shall be caretakers of the land and their soil for the coming people. Men and women shall follow the status of their mothers”. The world must learn the true history of turtle island, not just footnotes.
The trespassers are reminded that the Canadian government band councils have joined the oppressive enemies of the indigenous.
The mohawk mothers remind the trespassers that according to the kaianerekowa and original teiohateh agreement, everyone on turtle island shall learn the ways of the great peace and speak indigenous languages.
ENGLISH & FRENCH ARE DESIGNED FOR TRADE & COMMERCE. INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES TIE THE MIND TO CREATION.
Quebecers and ‘Canadians’ are corporations, not a nation. Most of their communication is for trade and commerce [greed, power and corruption]. They squat on stolen property, a crime under the kaianerekowa. The corporation has no right to make French or English official languages on indigenous land because the indigenous did not give the trespassers that right. In indigenous culture each person is sovereign. They asked for protection, not more than a “plow share” beneath the surface, under the great tree of peace, which was provided. For their violation of this agreement, they must leave.
These foreigners are psychotic for not remembering their promises or their history. Truth and justice is the indigenous culture. The kahnistensera mohawk mothers call for all signs to be in indigenous languages and total indigenous language requirements for all businesses and institutions on turtle island. indigenous languages orally, in writing and symbols. There will be no access to English and French languages anywhere. All foreign laws and languages shall be of no force and effect, according to the kaianerekowa acknowledged by the constitution of Canada 1982.
Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, recognizes and affirms existing indigenous rights, whose contents the courts have held to be sourced in indigenous legal orders, e.g. the kaianerekowa, great peace, and teiohateh [two row wampum] applies to every action in this territory of ganienkeh, throughout eastern turtle island.
The indigenous cannot be forced to become Canadian or to accept foreign citizenship. Quebec squatters cannot declare anything. The kahnistensera mohawk mothers are reminding the people of Quebec that all squatters on turtle island shall speak fluently a natural indigenous language that has been placed on turtle island by creation.
The squatters are not a nation as they have no land base. Only indigenous languages can be spoken on indigenous land. French and English are banned, including all books, writing and signage from all non-indigenous sources. Only indigenous languages shall be spoken and displayed everywhere.
The squatters cannot dictate anything on turtle island. Anyone who does not comply with this proclamation must leave turtle island immediately. The mohawk mothers demand the immediate suspension of the French language throughout Quebec. All matters are subject to the will of those people who have lived on this land since time immemorial. Everyone is free to speak anything at home but all public institutions on turtle island are entirely indigenous and do not recognize or understand any foreign languages. Sego tanon onen kiwahi.
MNN. Apr. 25, 2022. The kahnistensera mohawk mothers have issued a declaration according to the kaianerekowa, the great peace, that the cross, a religous thought control symbol so people can never use their own minds and to just “believe” lies, to be taken down.
The cross is a symbol of domination, genocide and the violation of the kaianerekowa. Under this cross are unmarked graves of indigenous people that have been slaughtered by the invaders. Every indian residential school has a cross where the children were slaughtered. The mind control symbol is on top of tekanontak [Mount Royal] a kanienkehaka village. The cross controls the minds of everyone who looks at it, thinks about it and worships it.
This cross is for remembrance of the genocide that continues to this day. The invaders are occupying property that will never be conveyed. McGill University is being sued in the Quebec Superior court by the mohawk mothers. the first court date is May 30th [Quebec Superior Court Montreal 500-17-120468-221]. The trespassers need to vacate our land. They were never invited here. Never.
The mohawk mothers have made the ruling under the kaianerekowa, the great peace, to remove this symbol immediately.
Those who carried out and benefitted from the murders of the original people can begin arranging their affairs immediately and leave turtle island or unless they commit to acknowledge the great peace as the only law of turtle island. All symbols of systemic injustice and hatred will be removed from our land.
The original people refuse to look up every day and be reminded of the horror, anger, suffering and gross mind control experiments carried out by the Allen Memorial of McGill University, the CIA and Canadian government that this cross represents. All original onkwehonweh placenames will be restore because our mother hates to be to called such names as St. Louis de ha-ha-ha and every other foreign name.
We are not letting them get away with helping to conduct the biggest holocaust in all mankind of the original people on great turtle island. When the cross comes down we can have some peace of mind. Thank you.
Those so-called ‘indians’ who went to Rome and kissed the Pope’s ring show their subservience just like mafia underlings who kiss the Godfather’s ring. True indigenous people would never kiss the ring of a glorified serial killer. Yes, a culture that aggrandizes serial killers as these crosses do has got to go.
As the Allman Brothers sing: “I have not come to testify about our bad bad misfortune and i ain’t here wondering, but i’ll live on and i’ll be strong because it just ain’t my cross the bear. I sat down and wrote you a long letter. It was just the other day. It said, “Sure as the sunrises baby, tomorrow i’ll be up and on my way. But i’ll live on and i’ll be strong cause it just ain’t my cross to bear.”
MNN. Feb. 22, 2022. [By kenienkehaka messenger thahoketoteh of MNN]. [This is the correct date]
LAWYERS GET OFF FIRST SHIP TO TURTLE ISLAND.
kahnistensera Mohawk Mothers are defending their right to represent themselves. tewatatewennio is a fundamental right of the people to speak from their own minds according to kaianerekowa process.
The Federal Court of Canada is being requested to issue an order forcing the kahnistensera Mohawk Mothers to be represented by a lawyer, violating kanienkehaka law;that kahnistensera cannot speak in the proceedings; and to cover the ‘costs’ of the respondents [McGill, Quebec, Montreal and Stantec Construction].
IN THE BEGINNING COLONISTS, POLITICIANS, LAWYERS & COURTS BEGAN TO DESTROY THE VOICE OF THE NATIVE WOMEN.
March 24th is another attempt to waste time by throwing the kahnistensera into the court’s procedural swamp.
Sections 35 and 52 of the Constitution Act of Canada 1982 affirms that the kaianerekowa, the great peace, and the teiohateh, two row agreement, are the supreme laws of turtle island.
ALL LAWS OF CANADA ARE OF NO FORCE AND EFFECT. SEC. 35 & 52. CONSTITUTION ACT OF CANADA 1982.
The kahnistensera wish to begin as soon as possible to address the crimes: the unmarked graves of the children, the theft of kanienkehaka Mohawk land, the debts owing to the Indian trust fund by McGill and the City of Montreal and to stop the construction of the Royal Vic renewal project of tekanontak, Mount Royal.
This court of the invaders cannot adjudicate over the indigenous people. The kahnistensera have obligations to fulfill determined by creation. They cannot abandon their pledge. The invaders originally promised to respect all people of the Western Hemisphere and remain on their ship.
The invaders agreed to make a peaceful relationship with the onkwewonweh. It is apparent they do not remember their pledges and ways of maintaining a peaceful relationship.
According to Sections 35 and 52 of the Constitution, the colonial judiciary is inconsistent with indigenous laws, therefore of no force and effect. The lawyers want a lawyer from their privately owned judicial system and to determine who shall speak for the kahnistensera. The lawyers threaten them with exorbitant “costs”. The court is asking the kahnistensera to reveal how much money they have. Indigenous resources are raped, Indian trust funds are set aside for use by the invaders, the land is continuously misused and the children are genocided. Their own books will reveal how much wealth they have taken from the indigenous. In 2020, the GDP [value] of Canada amounted to about 1.64 trillion U.S. dollars, which is the Indian Trust Fund.
They also want to decide how much time they can speak in court. For over 500 years the invaders created the havoc and destruction of turtle island. The indigenous have persistently tried to stop the genocide of the peoples and the natural world. The Federal Court of Canada must see all the wrongs that have been done and that can be stopped. All parties must start telling the truth.
Let us begin a new era of relations, by getting to the substance, such as investigating the suspected unmarked graves of our children on tekanontak, Mount Royal, the theft of un-repaid Indian funds to build the McGill military college in 1820, the invasion of our unceded lands. The only binding laws on turtle island are the kaianerekowa and teiohateh.
LAWYERS HAVE LAWYERS.
The kahnistensera are not looking for adjudication. They remind the court of the commitments the invaders made to the people and the land. Prime Minister Trudeau has conceded these wrongs and requires them to be remedied. They want the court to honour and fulfill all the pledges they made. Foreign laws are not applicable to the indigenous or the land, according to the Constitution. The invaders must remain within their ship.
The invaders can never own any of indigenous land. Nor give themselves rights to turtle island. The people of this hemisphere must be respected.
There is harmony between the rotisikenrakete, the men, and the kahnistensera, the women. They are of the same mind. All are concerned for human rights, children, future generations and for all the family that is on this land. rotiskenrakete carry their commitments in their medicine pouch that connects them to their mother. They carry the soil with them to remind them of their duties and responsibility.
kahnistensera are not of this so-called government or nation. They have gone to the Federal Court to remind them of the crimes committed to the people and mother earth. They are part of everything that is original to this land. They remain in the canoe while the invaders are on the ship that will take them back to their mother.
The court erroneously refers to the kahnistensera as a group, organization or corporation. They are the original women of turtle island, the life givers and caretakers of the land. They wish to speak openly so their words may be heard by everybody to let them know who the indigenous people are.
The government band councils work for the white corporations in the Prisoner of War camps called reservations, under a ‘war measures’ system run by a military complex. The invading state is now turning the gun at their own people. This happened many times to the original people right up to the present. Canada is disqualified from being a country because it does not and cannot have the land that belongs to the original people.
The kahnistensera have come to remind the Federal Court that they shall decide who will speak for the people and they will defend the people, the culture and the land.
The kahnistensera are seeking a JUDGMENT from the Federal Court of Canada that the kaianerekowa and teiohateh are the Supreme Laws of turtle island, and that all laws of Canada are hereby adjudged to be inconsistent thereto and are of no force or effect on this issue. Signed & dated by the Federal Court Justice.
George Thorogood sings about doing everything he can to get back to his woman: “I pulled out of Pittsburg rolling down the eastern seaboard. I got my diesel wound up and she’s running like never before. There’s a speed zone ahead but alright I don’t see a cop in sight. Six days on the road and I’m gonna make it home tonight”.
MNN. FEB. 1, 2022. This amazing book contains new oral history by key figures of the Rotisken’rhakéhte’s revival in the 1970s, and tells the story of the Warriors’ famous flag, their armed occupation of Ganienkeh in 1974, and the role of their kaianerekowa constitution, the Great Peace, in guiding their commitment to freedom and independence.
The first collection of its kind, The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival uncovers a hidden history and paints a bold portrait of the spectacular experience of Kanien’kehá:ka survival and self-defense. In this anthology, Mohawk Warriors tell their own story with their own voices and serve as an example and inspiration for future generations struggling against the environmental, cultural, and social devastation cast upon the modern world. This 320-page book also has a stunning collection of over 40 full-color pages of paintings, artwork, and flyers by Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall. Learn more about the book and contributors below. Preorder your copy, check out all the rewards, and please consider choosing a “donation” option or add-on so we can send free copies to the kanien’keha:ka kahnistensera (Mohawk Mothers) who are based in Kahnawake to get them out into the world. Thanks in advance for your help getting this important book into the world!
The first collection of its kind, this anthology by members of the Mohawk Warrior Society uncovers a hidden history and paints a bold portrait of the spectacular experience of Kanien’kehá:ka survival and self-defense. Providing extensive documentation, context, and analysis, the book features foundational writings by prolific visual artist and polemicist Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall (1918–1993)—such as his landmark 1979 pamphlet, The Warrior’s Handbook, as well as selections of his pioneering artwork. This book contains new oral history by key figures of the Rotisken’rhakéhte’s revival in the 1970s, and tells the story of the Warriors’ famous flag, their armed occupation of Ganienkeh in 1974, and the role of their constitution, the Great Peace, in guiding their commitment to freedom and independence. We hear directly the story of how the Kanien’kehá:ka Longhouse became one the most militant resistance groups in North America, gaining international attention with the Oka Crisis of 1990. This auto-history of the Rotisken’rhakéhte is complemented by a Mohawk history timeline from colonization to the present, a glossary of Mohawk political philosophy, and a new map in the Kanien’kéha language. At last, the Mohawk Warriors can tell their own story with their own voices, and to serve as an example and inspiration for future generations struggling against the environmental, cultural, and social devastation cast upon the modern world.
The book is by Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall, Kahentinetha Rotiskarewake, Philippe Blouin, Matt Peterson, and Malek Rasamny.
“While many have heard of AIM & the Red Power movement of the ’60s and ’70s, most probably do not know the story of the Mohawk warriors and their influence on Indigenous struggles for land and self-determination, then and now. These include the 1974 Ganienkeh land reclamation (which still exists today as sovereign Mohawk territory), the 1990 Oka Crisis (an armed standoff that revived the fighting spirit & warrior culture of Indigenous peoples across North America), and the Warrior/Warrior Unity flag, a powerful symbol of Indigenous resistance today commonly seen at blockades & rallies. The Mohawk Warrior Society tells this history in the words of the Mohawks themselves. Comprised of interviews with some of the key participants, as well as The Warrior’s Handbook and Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy (both written by Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall, who also designed the Warrior/Unity flag), this book documents the important contributions Mohawk warriors have made to modern Indigenous resistance in North America.” —Gord Hill, Kwakwaka’wakw, author of 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance and The Antifa Comic Book
“This clear and stimulating book had me on edge from beginning to end. No matter who we are we can learn from these histories of the Iroquois Confederacy as related by its present-day members, lessons pertaining to non-hierarchical political organization and the care of the land. In the age of Black Lives Matter this work makes the case for autonomous life-spaces free of US or Canadian state control.” —Michael Taussig, Class of 1933 Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University, City of New York
“This book is a window into a world seldom glimpsed by Europeans and their settler descendants. Revealed to us is the inner vision of First Nation liberation movements that emerged from forms of government within which group autonomy and individual freedom have been cherished for thousands of years. Despite inspiring the US Constitution, these confederacies were heavily repressed and forced underground. At the end of the 1960s, the Warrior Society was rekindled by seven original members who vowed to defend their people against state violence depriving them of their rights. Overnight, they were joined by hundreds throughout Mohawk lands, then thousands all over the Iroquois Confederacy, with supporters from the East Coast to the West Coast in North and South America. The Warrior Society emerged within a broader cultural renaissance that imbued traditional matrilineal cultures with new vitality. As part of the global awakening of the 1960s, they were more popularly rooted than AIM or the Black Panthers. Their Great Law provides an ecological and democratic framework for peaceful coexistence of all peoples.” —George Katsiaficas, author of The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life and The Global Imagination of 1968: Revolution and Counterrevolution
“This book takes the reader behind the masks of the Mohawk Warrior Society, exploring the deep roots of the controversial Indigenous movement that precipitated the 78-day standoff at Oka in 1990. Offering unprecedented oral histories, concept glossaries, and transcripts of internal documents, this auto-history presents the perspective of the Rotisken’rhakéte in their own words. All readers interested in contemporary Indigenous resistance to colonialism will find much of value in this unique compendium that goes beyond the well-known symbols to explain their origins and meaning.” —Jon Parmenter, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, and author of The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534–1701
“The Mohawk Warrior Society is an excellent collection of stories about colonialism and resistance in Turtle Island—a must read for settler allies seeking to learn and unlearn the histories of colonial violence that structure our contemporary relations. In providing vital histories of state repression and Indigenous resilience, the teachings in this volume can inform all contemporary efforts working towards decolonialization.” —Jeffrey Monaghan, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Carleton University, co-author of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State
“I’ve been blessed because I came to know the Unity Flag by seeing Oka on TV when I was young. When I got married they wrapped us with the flag, it has been a part of all the spiritual ceremonies that I went to, it has been present at every blockade. Along with the Women’s Warrior Flag, it’s a symbol that’s embedded in our spirit, and it’s always been an inspiration. Louis Hall, Ganienkeh, and The Warrior’s Handbook were way ahead of their time, back when people were just starting to fight back, fighting to get their land back. The intention of The Warrior’s Handbook and Unity Flag was for all Indigenous nations throughout the hemisphere and really the whole world to unite, and first and foremost to fight. That’s why this book is so important, it’s something that Louis Hall has gifted to all red nations.” —Kanahus Freedom Manuel, Indigenous land defender, Secwepemc Women Warrior Society, Tiny House Warriors
“This is a compelling account of the political struggle for the return of indigenous thought through the words of those Kaianerehkó:wa Mohawks affiliated with the original 1970s Warrior Society. It offers a trenchant and witty critique of settler colonialism together with a body of teachings aimed at re-establishing balance and harmony. It is for the Kanien’kehá:ka, the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island, and all people troubled by the state of our relations to each other and to the beings of the land that make us as well as those who care for it.” —Eduardo Kohn, Associate Professor of Anthropology at McGill University, and author of How Forests Think
About the Contributors
Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall (1918–1993) was a prolific Kanien’kehá:a painter and writer from Kahnawake, whose work continues to inspire generations of indigenous people today. A man of all trades, Karoniaktajeh worked as a butcher, a carpenter, and a mason. Initially groomed for a life in the priesthood, Karoniaktajeh (on the edge of the sky) began his life as a devout Christian before later turning against what he saw as the fallacies of European religion, and deciding to reintegrate himself into the traditional Longhouse and help revive “the old ways.” Appointed as the Secretary of the Ganienkeh Council Fire, he became a prominent defender of indigenous sovereignty, and was instrumental in the reconstitution of the Rotisken’rhakéhte (Mohawk Warrior Society). His distinctive artwork includes the iconic Unity Flag, which still symbolizes indigenous pride across Turtle Island (North America). His legacy as a revivor and innovator of traditional Mohawk culture includes his works The Warrior’s Handbook (1979) and Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy (1980). Both these texts, which served during their time as a political and cultural call to arms for indigenous communities across Turtle Island, were initially printed by hand and distributed in secret.
Kahentinetha Rotiskarewake is a Kanien’kehá:ka from the Bear Clan in Kahnawà:ke. Initially working in the fashion industry, Kahentinetha went on to play a key role as speaker and writer in the indigenous resistance, a role which she has fulfilled consistently for the last six decades. During this time she witnessed and took part in numerous struggles, including the blockade of the Akwesasne border crossing in 1968. She has published several books including Mohawk Warrior Three, and has been in charge of running the Mohawk Nation News service since the Oka Crisis in 1990. She now cares for her twenty children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Kahentinetha means “she who is always at the forefront.”
Philippe Blouin writes, translates, and studies political anthropology and philosophy in Tionni’tio’tià:kon (Montreal). His current PhD research at McGill University seeks to understand and share the teachings of the Tehiohate (Two Row Wampum) to build decolonial alliances. He has published essays in Liaisons, Stasis, and an afterword to George Sorel’s Reflections on Violence.
Matt Peterson is an organizer at Woodbine, an experimental space in New York City. He is the co-director of The Native and the Refugee, a multi-media documentary project on American Indian reservations and Palestinian refugee camps.
Malek Rasamny co-directed the research project The Native and the Refugee and the feature film Spaces of Exception. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the department of Social Anthropology and Ethnology at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris.
The Mohawk Warrior Society: A Handbook on Sovereignty and Survival Editors: Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall • Edited by Kahentinetha Rotiskarewake, Philippe Blouin, Matt Peterson, and Malek Rasamny Series: PM Press ISBN: 9781629639413 Published: 05/24/2022 Format: Paperback Size: 6×9 Pages: 320 Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Native American Studies • HISTORY / Indigenous Peoples of the Americas • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
Table of Contents
Part I. 1. An Introduction to Sovereignty and Survival Part II. An Oral History of the Warrior Society 1. Tekarontakeh 2. Kakwirakeron 3. Kanasaraken 4. Ateronhiatakon Part III. Rekindling Resistance 1. Basic Principles of the Kaianerekó:wa, by Kahentinetha (1997) 2. The Iroquoian Use of Wampum, by Ateronhiatakon (1988) 3. I Am A Warrior, by Karhiio Part IV. On Karoniaktajeh 1. Who was Karoniaktajeh?, by Kahentinetha 2. Karonhiaktajeh Remembered Part V. Karoniaktajeh’s Writings 1. Ganienkeh Manifesto (1974) 2. Warrior’s Handbook (1979) 3. Rebuilding the Iroquois Confederacy (1985) Part VI. Appendices 1. Mohawk Warrior History Timeline 2. Skakwatakwen Concept Glossary 3. Place and Peoples Names 4. Pronunciation Guide
Detail of the reversible benefit bandana
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We think karonhiaktajeh Louie Hall would love the words in this song: “Louie, Louie, we gotta go. yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!”
MNN. 27, January 2022. This is an update by thahoketoteh of MNN on the McGill ongoing saga. The kahnistensera, Mohawk Mothers, are concerned with the self-preservation of indigenous lives and culture facing genocide at the hands of colonists trespassing on turtle island, using the foreign Admiralty Law of the Seas to violate our land, our people, resources , and culture.
In the middle of this case, super-paid Principle and Chancellor of McGill, Suzanne Fortier, resigns! At McGill a messy failure has been left behind. As the Chinese say about those who abscond, “They will suffer death by a thousand cuts”:
In the ‘procedural swamp’ the FCC [T-1696-21] asked for time consuming information that has already been provided. tThe court’s concern is about traditional
IT SAID: “TAKE BACK TEKANONTAK” [AKA MONT-ROYAL] THIS IS KANIEN’KEHA:KA MOHAWK LAND.
representation, signers and speakers.
This is delaying presenting the substance of the case ofthe suspicions of unmarked graves of our people on the site of the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Allan Memorial Institute of McGill University.
According to Sections 35 and 52 of the Constitution Act of Canada 1982, all the laws of Canada have no force or effect because they are inconsistent with the kaianerekowa, great peace. The kahnistenera, Mohawk Mothers, can only represent themselves according to ancestral law. They are the caretakers of the children and the land they are brought onto.
This sounds like the philosophy commonly used by mega corporations and the military which are connected to all universities, such as the movement to ‘Demilitarizie McGill” has tried to reveal at McGill University.
The main issues in the court case are the unmarked graves, the trespassing on Mohawk land, and the borrowing of Iroquois Trust Funds to build McGilll that was never repaid to the Mohawks.
The traditional process of the kanienkehaka [Mohawk] is to listen to the proceedings and report the words to the clans. The appointed word carriers will be given the words that will go back to the court.
The kahnistensera cannot be represented by a lawyer, council or non-kaianerekowa person as it would be inconsistent with the great peace. The court is allowing the four opposing lawyers to speak and question the witnesses, while the indigenous women will be allowed one speaker!
The SQI reached out to the band councils for information and assistance. The band councils are created by the Canadian Army to take care of the prisoners in this ongoing war for indigenous land title.
The economic sanctions strategy was invented with the onkwehonweh [indigenous people of the land] in mind. No people have ever endured more oppressive sanctions than the original people in the history of modern economics. The creation and theft of the Indian Trust Funds was to create a stranglehold on the economic freedom of the original peopleMN.
Though they are ‘old’, they are capable and expect to be treated fairly. The court was informed that they will continue this case as joint applicants according to Rule 102[b] of the Federal Court of Canada: “the relief claimed, whether joint, several or alternative, arises from substantially the same facts or matter”. In this case, once an agreement is made they must stand behind the words.
Leonard Cohen was an inmate in Dr. Ewen Camerons ‘mind control’ experiments at Allan Memorial Hospital of McGill and also wrote a song about a “Suzanne”. We wonder if Leonard ever listened to Ted Nugent’s song,” Stranglehold” which describes what has been done to us on the economic front. “Here I come again now, baby, like a dog in heat. You can tell it’s me by the clamor now, baby. I come to tear up the streets. I’ve been smoking for so long and now I am here to say, I got you in a stranglehold, baby. I’m gonna crush your face”.