June 12, 2006 - No. 97
Justice for the Six Nations!
The State Must End Its Provocations Now!
Justice for the Six Nations!
• The State
Must End Its Provocations Now!
• One Hundred Ontario First Nations Chiefs
Support Six Nations
• Why Is the OPP Helping the U.S. "ATF" Spy on
Six Nations? Are They Trying to Set Up a "Waco Texas" Style Massacre?
- Kahentinetha Horn, Mohawk Nations News
• Update from Grand River - Hazel
• Colonial Provocation 101: Two Troubling
Incidents Today at Six Nations - Kahentinetha Horn, Mohawk
• What's "Windigo Psychosis"? Is ATF Mounting
"Sitting Duck" Operation at Six Nations? - Kahentinetha Horn,
Mohawk Nation News
• OPP Caught "Spinning Wheels" in Six Nations
Community - Kahentinetha Horn, Mohawk Nation News
• The Indian
Act's Corrupt - Kim Petersen, The Dominion
Justice for the Six Nations!
The State Must End Its Provocations Now!
The law enforcement agencies of the Canadian state are
continuing to escalate their provocations against the Six Nations
people and their land reclamation belying the words of Ontario Premier
Dalton McGuinty and others that they are interested in seeking a
peaceful solution. All indications
are they are preparing conditions to again launch an Ontario Provincial
Police (OPP), if not army,
attack against the Six Nations and their land reclamation. This must
not take place!
Since the evening of June 4, a series of provocations
have been carried out against the Six Nations in a thinly disguised
attempt to justify launching an all-out attack against them. How to
deal with provocations against the peaceful defence of their
sovereignty on Six Nations land has
dominated the past week. Despite the long-standing and
well-known fact that police forces across Canada, whether federal or
provincial, must only enter First Nations lands at the invitation of
the First Nations police, an OPP cruiser "got lost" in Six Nations
territory on Sixth line. Sixth Line
coincidentally runs behind the Six Nations land reclamation site. The
lost cruiser had a map of the area on its dash and one of the two OPP
in the car. When asked they admitted they had been part of the force
invaded Six Nations land on April 20. The Six Nations police were
called and the officers
charged with trespassing and released.
This excuse was used by the OPP to close Argyle Street
and out came the provocateurs with their signs demanding that the army
be called in and issuing racist slurs against the Six Nations people.
The setting fire of a barn on Six Nations land and a car set somewhere
near a hydro transformer
-- both presented in the monopoly media to appear as if they were
actions of the Six Nations -- completed the evening. Once again, in the
end, the Six Nations people maintained their peace and left the
provocateurs, onlookers and police facing each other on an otherwise
Meanwhile the Hamilton Spectator reported
June 3 that the OPP has "launched numerous criminal investigations
relating to the occupation of Douglas Creek Estates, including
activities on an adjacent hydro right of way and the blockade of a rail
line." It interviewed an
OPP spokesperson who stated that charges could include "kidnapping,
assault with a weapon, break, enter and theft, arson and mischief
endangering human life." (It is of note that a rumour was spread in the
Caledonia area when the OPP car was stopped on Six Nations land the
night after this article
appeared that two OPP officers had been "kidnapped.") While the last
sentence of the Spectator article says that the OPP was
"careful not to point the finger at any person or to identify the
suspects as natives or non-natives," the entire article was used to
suggest that the actions of the
Six Nations people are "criminal" and to threaten them for their just
and resolute stands in defence of their lands.
These threats against the Six Nations people follow on
what appear to have been deliberately spread rumours at the time of the
June 1 Court appearance in Cayuga suggesting arrest warrants would be
issued that day against Six Nations spokespeople in an apparent attempt
their voices in the court. These rumours were accompanied by a massive
police presence around the Cayuga courthouse including a police escort
for Justice David Marshall.
In the two days after the June 4 provocation, in the
context of a motion passed in the Ontario legislature calling for an
inquiry on the government's "handling" of the Six Nations land
reclamation Premier McGuinty stated in the legislature: "The party
opposite would prefer that we
direct a police action. Let's be honest about where they're coming from
in this regard. That is their preference. We bring a different
approach. It is thoughtful; it's based on our recent understanding of
some painful lessons in the history of this province.... I prefer to be
direct with Ontarians. Again,
the Conservatives prefer that we direct the police and that we send
them out on some kind of police action. We see things differently. They
have not drawn the appropriate lessons from what happened some four
years ago [at Ipperwash]. We have." In the face of continued
provocations by the OPP
one can ask
whether the police are then acting without direction or what lesson
McGuinty in fact drew from Ipperwash.
McGuinty also stated that he had spoken to Prime
Minister Stephen Harper "about Caledonia" during a telephone
the arrest of 12 men for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks. He said
that his government would "continue to demonstrate "patience and
"The Prime Minister and I talked specifically about this kind of
approach." "We are of one mind in that regard," he said. He did not
the obvious question of why he and the Prime Minister would discuss
"Caledonia" in the context of a discussion on "terrorist attacks" in
the first place.
Throughout the week of June 5-9 reports continued to
air in the monopoly media about "criminal charges" being investigated.
Reports on the situation in Caledonia were aired back to back with
the appearances of the alleged terrorists arrested on June 2 in the
Toronto area. Adding
to this have been the calls by MP and Conservative Minister Diane
Finley to have the OPP again invade the land reclamation. She stated in
a letter to constituents: "I continue to strongly urge the
provincial government, which is responsible for all matters relating to
policing, to clear the protest
site so that our community can return to normalcy."
The media further reported OPP "rank-and-file"
complaints that their safety had been endangered by not being allowed
to wear riot gear while policing in Caledonia and an internal OPP
meeting was arranged in town to discuss this.
Then on June 9 two incidents took place which
have every appearance of being a set-up aimed at creating a pretext
for police to enter the land reclamation site. The first incident
involved racist harassment of Six Nations people on the site followed
by provocations by the monopoly
media which led to an altercation.
In the second a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle was spotted
near the reclamation site with high powered surveillance equipment in
it and followed by Six Nations people to the back of the site. When the
Six Nations people questioned the OPP why U.S. agents were
people at the reclamation site they at first tried to pass off that the
agent was just visiting friends in the neighbourhood and was taking
pictures "kinda like a tourist." When questioned further as to why
there were OPP officers in the car they said the agent had been invited
in by the OPP. Two days
later the OPP are quoted in the monopoly media with the explanation
that "Often, police officials work together and share information, and
that group was here observing how we were using our police resources
during this incident." The deputy OPP commissioner further admitted
that "... some of
these people that we're seeking warrants for (in charges related to the
two incidents) are not from this area and I don't know if they're still
in the area."
Shortly after this incident reports surfaced briefly in
the media that some sort of illegal alcohol and cigarettes had been
found on the site and a large OPP presence, up to 1,000
officers, was reported in the area.
Ontario Superior Court Justice Marshall in his June 1
hearing to determine why the OPP had not enforced his illegal
injunction against the Six Nations land reclamation adjourned the court
to June 16. He stated that he will call on both the federal
Attorney-General and the Minister
of Indian Affairs to become involved by calling them to a "case
In addition to these specific incidents the Six Nations
people on the land reclamation are facing incessant surveillance.
Spokespeople report army helicopters and others flying overhead all
hours of the day and night; including hovering overhead between 2:00
in the morning with their
lights off, and then on occasion, shining high powered lights down onto
the people on the site.
In the face of the continued provocations against the
just struggle of the Six Nations people and the persistence of the
state and the monopoly media in treating this as a law and order
the Canadian people must maintain their vigilance and step up their
expressions of support
for the Six Nations peoples.
In this issue, TML is posting further
about the series of provocations that have taken place.
One Hundred Ontario First Nations Chiefs
Support Six Nations
On June 8, First Nations Chiefs from across Ontario who
were participating in a conference on the Six Nations reserve at their
host's invitation visited the land reclamation site to bring the
support of the First Nations people from across Ontario. Their visit
made on the 99th day of the
reclamation. The chiefs arrived in two buses. After a sacred tobacco
ceremony and gathering on the site the chiefs where led across the site
by a colour party of flag bearers and participated in a press
conference near the front entrance to the site.
"We are all one nation across this country," Grand
Council Chief John Beaucage, who represents 43 First Nations across the
province, told reporters. "We will show support for each other and will
come to each other's aid."
"We're here to show our unequivocal support for the
people of Six Nations," said Chief Wilfred King of the Gull Bay
First Nation, 90 minutes north of Thunder Bay."Their battle is our
battle and our battle is their battle," he added.
Chief Shining Turtle of the Whitefish River nation, an
hour southwest of Sudbury, said he came to "smoke the pipe with our
people." The Whitefish River nation is seeking compensation for land
that was expropriated when the province built a highway through their
territory in the 1980s.
Why Is the OPP Helping the U.S. "ATF" Spy on Six
Nations? Are They Trying to Set Up a "Waco Texas" Style Massacre?
It was reported that Canadian Prime Minister Harper
allegedly said on television about the 102 day Six Nations-Caledonia
situation, "The protesters are either going to kill the Indigenous
people or the Indigenous people are going to kill the protesters!" (He
hopes?) What does he mean? Indian
Affairs Duncan Campbell Scott's 100 year plan was to turn all the
settlers against the Indians and eliminate the "Indian problem" for
good, completing their theft of Turtle Island.
Is this why the Canadian government has invited the
lethal American ATF -- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms -- onto
Six Nations? Why, now of all times, when the Americans are closing
their borders to ordinary Canadian? Why is Canada inviting covert
to spy on Six Nations? The ATF went to Waco Texas and on April 19,
1993, surrounded a community of fundamentalists and attacked and killed
63 people, among them many children. Cameramen and reporters happened
to be there at the ready to video tape the carnage that followed. They
the attack began when an ATF agent accidentally shot himself in the
foot. Noxious and flammable tear gas fortified with kerosene was thrown
into the Branch Davidian compound, as armored vehicles rolled in. The
compound burst into flames and the ATF with their M60 tanks smashed
down. The FBI and the U.S. Army came in afterwards to destroy the
evidence that the ATF left behind. Two years later on April 19th, 1995,
the ATF offices were blown up in Oklahoma City killing over 685 people.
More and more people are beginning to suspect that the
U.S. government is being torn apart by internal gang wars. If this
theory is true, the ATF is in the thick of it. This is one of the
oldest and most lethal agencies involved in covert operations against
citizens. Canadians have always
tried to steer clear of the fanatical fringes of American society. This
is one of the main reasons why the Canadians have never joined the
United States and have remained separate, north of the border.
The Americans have tried to invade Canada many times
before and the Six Nations were always there as staunch allies. Since
becoming independent from Britain, Canadians seem to be forgetting
history. They're being dragged deeper into the maelstrom of U.S. power
things are happening these days. Suddenly we're not allowed to go south
of the border unless we have passports. But the OPP and other Canadian
agencies are helping Americans to spy on us. What gives? Who is this
show time for right now?
Update from Grand River
Today has been a day of unrest at the land reclamation
site. While we won't go into great detail on what has happened today as
a press release is being prepared, let us say that the intimidation
tactics and pressure from the outside has been worked up to the point
that 1000 OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) officers
are being dispatched to the area surrounding the reclamation site.
Caledonia residents are up in arms, demanding the removal of our people
from the site. They are even going so far as to set up a barricade on
the recently opened Plank Road (Argyle Street) leading into Caledonia.
The intimidation tactics leading up to today were
constant..... including army helicopters and others flying overhead all
hours of the day and night. They hovered overhead between 2 and 4 in
the morning with their lights off and their nigh vision on, and then on
occasion, shining high powered lights
down onto the people on the site. (This is all the same as their
tactics in Oka in 1990.)
We are being faced daily with people driving by,
hollering racial remarks including "go home you f'n Indians," "get a
job," "your gonna die" etc. Garbage is being thrown at us. Besides the
"flipping of the bird", there have been times where firecrackers are
being thrown out the car windows toward
us. These incidents, however, are not investigated by the OPP because
"they are not breaking any laws." (See "Rocks at Whisky Trench,"
National Film Board.) (What about hate laws, human rights and racial
Today a United States Border Patrol vehicle was
retrieved with high powered surveillance equipment in it. The first
story from the OPP was that the "A.T.F. Officer" was just visiting
friends in the neighborhood and taking pictures "kinda like a tourist."
(Right! With a high tech surveillance van? He
left the family car at home?) He was spotted just down from the front
line barricade. We followed them to the back door of the reclamation
site. Later we questioned what the United States ATF was doing snooping
around taking pictures of us with the OPP riding in the back with them.
They changed the story saying
that they had been invited in by the OPP. (Why? Was the OPP getting
lonely looking at each other? Did they need more maniacs to make
themselves feel more comfortable?) What were they doing here? What is
their mandate? The OPP refused to tell us why these people have gotten
high government official clearance
to be so far out of their jurisdiction. An OPP officer was hospitalized
as a result of this incident. A CHTV Newsperson/cameraman had to get
stitches as a result of a previous run-in with our people. (CHTV 11 not
only reports the news, they "create" the news.)
This situation is not good. (All reports from CHTV 11
The incidents of today are a direct result of the
constant intimidation tactics of the OPP, the military and the
continued racist acts instigated against us by the Caledonia people
(with their professionally made "Bring in the Army" signs always in
their car trunks, just in case the cameras are there). Other
strategies are the recent blocking of our children from using the arena
for lacrosse games and the back tracking by the Ontario government at
the "talks." This is supposed to push everything up to the ultimate
goal of Canada and Ontario. They want to justify stopping the talks
about returning our lands to us.
At our fire tonight, we realized that Canada does not
want to deal with the Onkwehonweh people because they know we are
absolutely right in our position on the land, our sovereignty and
upholding our Law.
This violence today occurred as a result of the
underhanded and direct attempts at inciting an action from us to
justify another attack against us. They want to make it look like we
are uncontrollable. Why else have they been playing the "terrorists in
Canada in court in Brampton" back to back with
the "Six Nations land reclamation in Caledonia" on all the news
stations? Canada, with the help of corporate media, is making sure the
mental brainwashing of its citizens against the Onkwehonweh continues.
(Across Canada people are not buying this corporate brainwashing.)
How convenient that CHTV 11 was there even before this
all started! How coincidently that the couple who sparked the violence
with their racial attacks and their attempt to run over our people,
drove straight to the Canadian Tire parking lot! How convenient that a
"by-stander" happened to have a
video camera across the road at the Tim Horton's coffee shop video
taping the whole scene (with a Boston Cream donut in the other hand).
He directly reported to CHML radio which happens to be co-owned by CHTV
11. Was it a co-incidence! Or were they already on standby knowing that
a story was about to
break. (Another high-priced promotion failed!)
It is unfortunate that our people fell for it. (Our
guys are the only ones legally here.) The reality is, we are dealing
with the constant mental, emotional and physical intimidation of the
corrupt bureaucrats. Also, we face racial violence constantly. Does
anyone know for sure how they would react in the
The potential for violence against us here in the next
while is tremendous. (Expect this to happen. This is their "bad act"
and no one's buying any tickets for it!) The Caledonia people want to
take us off our land. The OPP are maintaining a line between the
Caledonia residents and the reclamation site.
(Just like the people in Chateauguay in 1990. See "Act of Defiance" by
the National Film Board.) We don't know how long this is going to last.
Our people are on alert. We are on the site unarmed. We are trying to
maintain the peace. We are keeping the people within the inner
perimeter. We will continue to forward
updates. Please forward to others. Stay Strong and keep the Peace.
Colonial Provocation 101:
Two Troubling Incidents Today at Six Nations
It is now day 101 since the Six Nations reclaimed OUR
stolen land. The peace that we have managed to maintain so far was
marred by two serious incidents.
The first began when a small gray car with two
passengers drove up to the front of the reclamation site. These two
guys stayed in the car and started harassing the people by shouting
racist threats at them. Finally, some of the Indigenous men got fed up,
walked over and told them to leave.
But they just would not stop. Then they tried to run over them with
their car. This infuriated the men. They chased them into the nearby
Canadian Tire parking lot and surrounded them. If you believe in
coincidences, you will find it amazing that there just happened to be a
cameraman from the
anti-Indigenous Channel 11 standing there videotaping everything. Then
the Ontario Provincial Police OPP quickly arrived and took the two
harassers away. In the meantime, the men told the reporter to stop
videotaping them. He would not. They grabbed his camera and then him
and beat him up.
They confiscated the gray car and drove it onto the site.
Not long after another vehicle drove up to the front of
the reclamation site. There were two men in a Tahoe with all kinds if
aerials, antennas and gizmos on their rooftop. As if this wasn't
strange enough, it sported an American license plate and writing on the
side that looked like they
were part of the U.S. Border Patrol. Were they lost? Did they forget
where their jurisdiction ended? Or they did they just not give a s**t?
It is well known that American Officers sometimes forget they don't
officially control Canada as far as we know. They are not supposed to
conduct police activities
north of their border. They had some high tech cameras and were
clicking away taking pictures of everything and everyone. Our men went
over and told them to "Get the hell out of here." When the men got
close, the two guys drove screeched away so fast that they did a
Not long after these same two guys were spotted lurking
in the back of the subdivision at the site taking pictures again. The
men went over and told them to stop. They refused. That's when the men
got mad again. Next thing you know, there was a big fight and the two
got the worst of it. One landed in the hospital badly hurt, so we are
According to the OPP the first two guys in the gray car
incident are in hospital. Seems they both had heart attacks! Do you
believe that? The OPP claim the guys in the American car were beat up
by two of our men. Instead of consulting to see how incidents like
these could be prevented
in the future, the OPP have demanded that the two men who allegedly
beat up the American spies be immediately turned over to them, even
though they don't know who they are. In other words, everyone's
becoming irrational. This just the excuse the OPP has been waiting for.
Now armed forces are coming out of hiding and building
up again around Six Nations. Looks like nobody wants us to have a
OPP should do something about the provocateurs who have
broken the protocols that we established with them based on the Two Row
Wampum. Instead of presenting us with ultimatums, the OPP should ask to
meet us so we can all talk about this together.
One thing that is of mutual concern is the trespassing
of the Americans who are functioning outside their jurisdiction,
violating both our law and that of Canada. We trust the OPP will not
blame us for the American invasion and will take their complaint to the
This is the time for mutual respect between our two
nations, the Six Nations and Canada. If there is a problem, Canada
should place a complaint with our Royaner so that we can find a route
of peace, not of war. If the OPP want to play an aggressive role, this
means they refuse to
take responsibility for the wrongs that have been committed against us
by their people. This makes us think they just want to shoot guns at
What's "Windigo Psychosis"? Is ATF Mounting "Sitting
Duck" Operation at Six Nations?
Is the ATF helping Canada with the "sitting duck"
formation based on the "Mai Lai massacre" strategy of 1968? Are they
going to surround us and do us in?
Rumor has it that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen
Harper said, "The protesters are either going to kill the Indigenous
people, or the Indigenous people are going to kill the protesters." We
don't know if the Canadian Prime Minister made this irresponsible
statement or not. We will
comment on it because a lot of people believe he did. This statement,
if true, is a big problem for the people of Caledonia. It means their
elected head of state has abdicated his responsibility to protect and
represent them. Also, Canada has an historical alliance with the Six
Nations people. If Harper
said these words, it is tantamount to a declaration of war against a
traditional ally. We are not going to respond to it as such.
We firmly believe that this does not represent the will
of the Canadian people. A state is supposed to help people get along
together and to help them get organized so that everyone benefits.
Canada has 'officially' endorsed the principle of human equality. Mr.
Harper was raised in Alberta
on Blackfoot territory. He's come East to Rotino'shon:ni and Algonquin
territory and he doesn't understand anything about us. This sets him up
to be ill-advised by the RCMP, Indian Affairs and CSIS bureaucrats.
These agents are struggling to maintain their illicit jobs. Harper
seems to be using
these people as his advisors. If they wanted to keep peace in the Six
Nations-Caledonia region and understood how to do it, we wouldn't be
having these potent problems today.
We repeat our invitation to Mr. Harper and the Governor
General Michaelle Jean, if she can be found wherever she is in the
world, to come and talk to us.
From our perspective equality is something that
colonial society has trouble understanding. The principle was only
formally recognized in the Canadian constitution only 24 years ago.
Thinking equally does not come naturally to Canadians the way it does
to us Rotino'shon:ni. Some people
even think that the Caledonia situation will be resolved if the Six
Nations people start "obeying their chiefs." It's obvious they don't
understand that we don't have a word for "chief." Our Royaner who are
often called chiefs are only voices for the people. They cannot make
decisions or state their own
opinions. Obviously Mr. Harper is not well advised because he does not
seem to understand this.
We question why would Mr. Harper, as a member of a
minority government, sell out his own voters? Why would he sell out
Why are U.S. Border Patrol and ATF operatives being
invited to invade Canada? What is happening here? We don't understand.
Canadians don't either. The Americans suffer from what is called the
"Windigo Psychosis." That's because they're cut off from their roots,
and are like the
Indigenous mythical "Windigo." They are the ghosts with a heart of ice
who died of famine because they wanted to eat everything in sight. They
have an insatiable hunger which knows no bounds. When they see
something, they feel they have to own it. They do not let anyone else
have anything. It's
a serious illness that feeds on a spiritual void. Canada is presently
in an incipient stage of the "Windigo Psychosis."
Americans had no business going into Vietnam without
being invited. No part of the Vietnamese population wanted them there.
The Americans continuously bombed and shelled the province. Most homes
were damaged or destroyed of the people they were pretending to save.
wanted to eliminate their fighters (warriors). Success was not based on
how much territory they acquired but by the body count, which was
exaggerated. On March 16, 1968, in "May Lai," the U.S. soldiers
surrounded the people, and started to kill everybody to totally
exterminate them. Sixty-eight died, mostly
women and children. When they did this, they were unchained from the
morality of human feeling.
We at Six Nations are civilians. Even though we are
surrounded by armed forces, we have never pointed guns at the
Canadians. We are being constantly subjected to harassment and
reprisals being instigated by a state that is twisting the facts to try
to get its citizens to attack us. They
are organizing the Ontario Provincial Police OPP, now with the help of
the ATF, to make us fight back. The ultimate goal is to crush us.
Who invited the ATF into Canada anyway? When did
Canadian policy change? Since the birth of Canada Canadians have been
defending themselves from American invasions. Now all of a sudden state
institutions are inviting the Americans to invade. If we had invited
we would have escorted them onto our territory as visitors from a
foreign nation and had a chat with them. We would not be skulking
around and hiding in the back seat of foreign cars.
So what is going on? Our security forces are conducting
a proper investigation of this bizarre and disturbing incident. The ATF
were driving a Tahoe with "U.S. Border Patrol" (or was it "Sshh! Don't
tell") written on the side. The roof was loaded with high tech
communications and every
kind of surveillance gear.
Our national security was breached. We could have held
them prisoner, but we did not. We questioned them. We found out they
were not "tourists." They were here on official business. Not long
after we let them go, the skies became inundated with choppers that
flew close to us night
and day. Some had their lights turned off and some had no mufflers.
Some shone hot bright lights on us.
Was this a show of force to intimidate us because we
had captured someone they thought was important? We did not beat them
up. The OPP officer that was riding in the back of the U.S. vehicle got
hurt because he was trying to jump off while the car was moving. He
fell and hurt
himself. Why was this guy panicking? Was he afraid of being caught red
handed, violating our sovereignty and Canada's agreements with us? The
OPP saw too many movies. It's obvious this guy wasn't a trained stunt
man. In the movies he would have jumped out, rolled over and landed on
with his gun in his hand and a steely gaze, like Clint Eastwood.
Instead he ended up in a crazy 'Cheech and Chong' botch-up.
The Caledonians shut down Argyle Street because they're
mad at the OPP, and they certainly don't want to get blamed for the
foolishness of cops and government officials, no matter what Harper
says. There's no doubt about it, this is an international incident.
Canada and the U.S.
are invading our territory.
ATF was brought up here by Canada or sent up here by
U.S. President George Bush. What was the mission? Why all the photos of
the territory, the people and the lay of the land? It's just not U.S.
business! Are they helping Canada to design a Waco Texas style attack?
Are they gathering
intelligence and giving the Canadians pointers, "This is how it's done,
boys!" They know how many people, men, women and children, are here,
how big the encampment is and that we are unarmed.
In the incident last Friday, the men at the site
remained in control. They told the intruders in the gray car to move.
When they asked the occupants who were shouting racist slurs to leave,
the hooligans tried to run over our men. If anyone is attacked with
rocks, we have a right to defend
ourselves with rocks. If we are attacked with sticks, we may defend
ourselves with sticks. If we are attacked with guns, then Canada is the
criminal and we have a right to defend ourselves. The law of
self-defense is straight forward. We are allowed to use equal force. If
we are attacked with a gun
or knife, we are supposed to be able to meet force with force. Every
person and every community has the power to defend our home, our person
and our family. If a woman is assaulted she can rip the assailant's
eyes out, if that's what it takes. This principle is universally
As for the photos being taken by the ATF, is this to
superimpose us on some made up photos to incriminate us? These guys are
so off-the-wall, who knows what they're doing? Or are they going to
superimpose us in one of those balloon baskets like they used in
"Around the World
in 80 days" or in "Monte Python's Flying Circus"? Are they trying to
single out certain people? If they find a Johnny Depp look alike at Six
Nations, are they going to Hollywood to arrest the 'Pirate of the
Caribbean'? Are the OPP working with the "Secret Ops" from Washington
DC to design an
international invasion onto our Kaianereh'ho:wa territory? Isn't Canada
being suckered here?
In 1812, the Mohawks worked with British forces to keep
the Americans out. The Americans have found a sneakier way to invade
Canada this time. They're pretending to help Canadians fight us! When
the dust settles, Canadians will find they've lost not only their
shirts, but also whatever
tattered remnants of their so-called sovereignty they've managed to
Faced with the Six Nations legitimate claim, Canada has
dashed into a corner. Instead of facing up to the problems from the
past they've inherited, they've gone and barricaded themselves in a
psychological corner. We've always been out front. We've always been
ready to meet people
face to face as equals. We've always been able to sit down with clear
eyes, ears and to speak clear words so we can reach an intelligent
understanding. We've never really understood this hysterical response
of colonial society. They seem to be scared by their own reflection in
They have no choice legally but to make amends about
the theft of our lands. They don't seem to be able to face up to it.
Like an overtired 2-year old having a temper tantrum because they don't
want to go to bed, they are striking at us in an irrational way. With
they are creating havoc. Instead of grabbing this opportunity to make
things right, so there can be a strong future, they're creating
disruptions. At this rate it could take several generations more to
solve the problem that should be relatively straight forward -- just
obey the laws and give us back our
lands, Canada! They are making it look to the world as if they want to
defend their genocidal practices of past colonial governments. Why are
they defending these raving madmen, some of whom have been dead for
half a century or more?
They seem to be under a trance. Many of their ancestors
immigrated to our land under a "big lie." They were told that this was
an "empty land," even though they saw us. They just somehow couldn't
put two and two together. Now it's obvious to everyone that their math
and their vision
were bad. They want to continue with their policy, which is still
genocide of the past, present and future. According to their plan, we
should not be here today, at least not according to Canada and the
United States. The order was given to exterminate all Indigenous people
off Turtle Island and beyond.
The colonists called it "the land of the free" because they never paid.
They couldn't because it was never for sale. They don't mean the people
are free. They're referring to the theft of our land. Us resisting and
standing firm reminds them of this. So they're going nuts! There's got
to be a way to stop
their genocide policy. Who likes this? Who wants to continue to live
with this? If you want Canada and the United States to start treating
Indigenous people decently as human equals, let's hear from you. We
need some action to stop these attacks on us.
OPP Caught "Spinning Wheels" in
Six Nations Community
More institutionally generated hysteria! On Sunday night
an Ontario Provincial Police was caught cruising right in the middle of
the Six Nations community. Nearby someone set fires. Sound familiar?
Let's see what they do next. Caledonians ran to the reclamation site
with their "Bring in the
army" signs and our men temporarily blocked Argyle Street in front of
the site. The "secret ops" showed up in their black vans and stood
between them. By 11:00 pm everything was back to the status quo.
Here are some details. Last night around 8:00 PM the
'Rotiskenekete' chased an OPP cruiser "spinning its wheels" within the
Six Nations community. They had maps in their hands. They said, "We got
lost, that's all!" Yeah! Sure! We're supposed to believe that? For all
we know they
could've been there setting up sensors and remote controlled land mines
as was done by RCMP and JTF2 at the Gustafsen Lake siege in 1995. These
guys have all the latest high tech surveillance equipment at their
disposal, like satellites, jamming equipment, sensors, night vision
stuff and so on.
They should be fired for incompetence. How could they get lost? The
area was one of the first places to be mapped by Canada.
About twenty cars surrounded them and the rez cops were
called in. The crowd ordered the rez cops to give them tickets for
"trespassing," which they did. The OPP higher ups were called and then
the cops were escorted off the territory. They had violated the truce
between the OPP
and Six Nations. They should be reminded of Rex Allen's old song,
"Don't go near the Indians. Please stay away." One thing about the Six
Nations community, we know who belongs and we know who shouldn't be
This incursion reminds us of the time that the Canadian
Army landed on Tekakwitha Island just off the Kahnawake waterfront on
the St. Lawrence River, across from Montreal during the Oka Crisis in
1990. Heavily armed soldiers were dropped off from huge military troop
flexing their so-called might to intimidate us. They too said they were
lost. They've been lost for a long time, lost for culture, lost for
words, lost for integrity. Lost because they're trying to find a
meaning for their existence thousands of miles from the homes of their
ancestors! The unarmed people
of Kahnawake of all ages ran there and had one heck a fist fight with
them. Our people disarmed them and the Army had to send more military
troops in to rescue their own. Let us remind everyone that the land
will not go anywhere. We're attached to it and we're both here to say.
Last night, the Special Ops, or whatever this new
government funded terrorist cell is called, closed down Argyle Street.
They arrived in black vans? They probably finally had to buy their own
vans rather than rent them. The car rental companies got tired of
seeing their vans on television
being used to attack innocent people and getting smashed by protesters.
Then somebody called in to inform us that the
"Kanenhstaton Benefit Concert" on Friday, June 16th, is going to be
interrupted. Geez! Wonder who in the world would want to stage protests
and roadblocks? Who doesn't want us to have a day of peace, love and
friendship? Lighten up!
Don't stop good things from happening! There will not be a roadblock
big enough to derail "Redstock."
Then there was a barn fire and a car fire somewhere near
Six Nations. This reminds us of the techniques used in Los Angeles in
1992 to make it look like the Black people were doing it. Businesses
were smashed. Buildings and cars were set on fire. Riots were started
so the 'officials'
could bring the heavy duty National Guard into the city to set up
controls over the Black people. Let's hope the Special Ops, or whatever
they're called here, get reigned in before they commit any more
vandalism. Governments should not be encouraging lawlessness in any
way, shape or form. Canada
is a nice quiet country and the People of Six Nations have always
gotten along with our neighbors. Let's keep it that way.
Has anyone noticed how the corporate media keeps trying
to put us together with the Muslims and the terrorists? Last Friday the
covered the outrageous remarks made by the lawyer for
Henco Industries at Judge David Marshall's hearing in Cayuga Court on
injunctions against the Six Nations. This guy said in court that we
were violating the law and practically called us terrorists. After
shouting it a few times, to make it on the news, Judge Marshall told
him to "Shut up and sit down!" The National
Post tried to make this
connection between us and the
"terrorists" in their story.
The Muslims are not terrorists. They do support our
struggle for recognition of our basic internationally recognized human
rights. They understand what is happening to us.
The Saturday National Post covered the big
'sting' in Toronto of very young Muslim people who purportedly had two
tons of fertilizer to blow up the CN Tower and some government
buildings. Our question is how did Ontario city kids get this kind of
fertilizer when they
have no connection to farming? The story goes on to say that the police
substituted something else before they gave it to them! How could they
do this? Were they the suppliers? Apparently these kids were thinking
of doing another 'Oklahoma City' bombing which happened before they
or when they were still babies. How did they get this idea? Could they
have been lead by tax funded government operatives? Institutional
provocateurs have been known to infiltrate vulnerable kids. The
situation is certainly disturbing. Especially when it is put together
with what we know about some
government funded misadventures in the past. If the barn near Caledonia
is burnt by someone paid or encouraged to do so by a government agency,
this won't be the first time something like this has happened.
We know the extent the cops will go to make up stories
to entrap us. Are the cops trying to justify their existence? There
seem to be a lot of unknowns. The corporate media was careful to put
out a not too concrete report. The cops are saying that "everybody is
at risk" and politicians
have been saying that society has been "too lenient." At the same time
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is echoing that there needs to
be more control of the people and that things need to be tightened up
to stop all these protests. Is she really referring to 'free speech'?
The problem with their line is that so far there hasn't
been much evidence of violence conducted on the part of the Canadian
people. These operatives need some evidence that will strike fear in
the hearts of everyone. The Canadian government needs their "New Pearl
Harbor" as the
Americans got theirs on "September 11th 2001." It appears both
countries are heading towards totalitarianism.
It all looks orchestrated. It sounds like state activity
from top to bottom. The agenda in Canada is to terrify the populations
from supporting our struggle. They create fear and hysteria to shut us
up so we will give the corporations and their government minions the
power they want to
ratchet up their controls over everyone. We all need to be vigilant. As
the old saying goes -- power corrupts.
The Indian Act's Corrupt
Settler culture changed the traditional Maliseet way of
life. "All the money is
gone here," says Allen Squalis. "We are, at a very conservative
estimate, $10 million in the hole."
Squalis is part of the Tobique First Nation, a Maliseet
community, in Western New Brunswick. According to Squalis, there's no
good reason for the Tobique First Nation to be in debt: the Tobique
High Stakes Casino -- a community-owned operation -- has grossed over
$15 million over
the past 3 years.
The casino was built to generate funds which would
alleviate poverty thus improving social conditions in the community.
Instead, Squalis and his supporters say, casino revenues are being
squandered on a select few.
In 1999, then Auditor General Denis Desautels warned
that the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs risked compounding
existing poverty and despair on Native reserves by failing to account
for how money is being spent.
According to Squalis, for 13 years casino revenues have
been unaccounted for, and calling for accountability leads nowhere.
In desperation, Squalis and 10 other Maliseet community
members took over the Tobique casino on June 7, 2005. The group
occupied the casino for almost two weeks to bring attention to the
rampant corruption they said was squandering the community's resources.
Chief Paul, Councilor Gerald Bear, and Councilor Stone
Bear filed a statement of claim with the Court of Queen's Bench
alleging that the 11 individuals involved in the casino takeover had
taken funds from the casino and damaged the casino's video lottery
The 11 community members defend their actions as
protecting the casino revenues, which belong to the community. They are
concerned that managers have failed to distribute net profits among
"I also have dedicated a year and a half of my life to
get accountability in our community so my son will not have to go
through what we did," says Squalis. He is concerned by the poverty and
desperation that afflicts the Tobique First Nation. In the last year,
there have been three suicides
and at least five suicide attempts in the Maliseet community which
consists of an on-reserve population of about 1,300 members.
The 2005 "occupation" of the casino is not the first.
Just before Easter in 2004, a group of single mothers took action in a
similar fashion to get a share of casino revenues. In November 2000,
outraged elders shut down the casino. The outrage was triggered when
the chief and councilors
made a decision to award themselves salaries of $1,000 a week, after
informing elders on the reserve that their monthly support cheques
Much of the responsibility for the community's finances
-- and its corruption -- lies with Chief Paul, says Squalis. Cited as
part of the evidence are two cheques totaling $2200 from the casino
coffers, payable to the Chief's niece, Gillian Paul.
Chief Paul is the elected chief of Tobique First Nation,
as recognized under the Indian Act. According to Squalis, however, the
Indian Act deprives First Nations of their traditional ways of
selecting representatives. "I do believe [that] if we selected a Chief
in a traditional way that things
most likely would be different. ... These non-aboriginal elections and
officials are just an arm of the government and the chief and council
are the puppets. Favoritism, nepotism and jealousy to name a few fun
things is what it brings to our communities," observes Squalis.
"It only divides us -- which is the main purpose isn't
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