Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Six Nations: Supporters, Stand by! Talks break down: "You only have hours left"

I have just received this update from Kahentinetha Horn at Mohawk Nation News (MNN). Talks have broken down again and the OPP are threating the Six Nations protesters at the Henco site with eviction. They need support, and because the media blackout is still in effect, people are needed to be ready with video cameras or cameras to film and take pictures. At the bottom of this article, you will find links to government and other officials whom you can contact to stop this insanity.

We are asking our brothers, sisters, friends and allies to continue to stand by and support us if and when OPP come in. Please do everything you can to stop this before it happens. There is a big OPP buildup, with forces coming in from Hamilton and surrounding cities. Paddy wagons are already here.

MNN. Tuesday, April 18th, 2006. 3:15 pm.

At 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, April 18th, the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy, Onondaga Longhouse, stated Canada absolutely refuses to address the land issue with Confederacy chiefs. It is a 200 year old outstanding land claim of the Six Nations. This is the 50th day of the standoff. Protesters have stopped Henco Industries from building an illegal housing development on their land. The Confederacy has proposed a peaceful lawful resolution.

Canada only wants to deal with the Indian Act band council they illegally enforced on the territory. In 1924 Canada sent in the RCMP to violently depose the legitimate Confederacy council. They seem to be planning the same tactics again. The 1924 armed invasion was a military coup implemented by the Canadian government using the RCMP. They say it was a declaration of war. The OPP coming onto our territory is a declaration of war again. Under our law, the Kaianereh’ko:wa/Great Law, we have every right to defend our men, women and children by any means necessary.

Henco is taking the OPP to court tomorrow for not enforcing the illegal injunction. Henco seems to think that private companies can order the OPP around like an army of private mercenaries. The OPP are allegedly going after the protesters before the court hearing and have sent a message to the protesters, “You only have hours left”. Two paddy wagons are already parked nearby and the OPP cruisers are driving up and down Highway 6, all “swat teamed up”.

On Sunday, April 16th at a people’s meeting the Confederacy and the band council agreed to work together and let the Confederacy chiefs and clan mothers deal with the land issue. Legally they are the only ones who can as Canada and their band councils are recent creations. Only councilor Dave General refused to go along with the people. He read out Canada and Ontario’s position against what the people wanted. He wants a “poll” to be conducted which he and his masters can control. If this happens, we want impartial international observers to make sure it is legal. Otherwise it’s just a rubber stamp for the establishment.

Obviously what’s happening now was Canada and Ontario’s intention all along. They do not want the Confederacy to deal with the land issue. Canada is clearly in default. They do not want to come to a peaceful agreement with the Six Nations on the illegal building of non-native housing on their land and the many other land issues that plague Six Nations people. Canada is caught. There is an iron clad promise under the Haldimand Agreement from the Crown to protect Six Nations people from encroachment. This has been violated for over 200 years. Canada and Ontario prefer to back Henco, an American corporation. They do not want the Indians to get anything.

Canada is ready to create a situation where there will be a bloody confrontation between the police and the Indians. Things could get out of hand. Nobody will know about it because the media blackout already in place will be continued. At the same time many friends and allies of the Six Nations are being targeted. The Indians are always ready to talk peace and negotiate.

We need people to head over there with video cameras and other cameras to take pictures. That isn’t threatening, is it? If the OPP behave correctly and not evict people from their own land, then there will be nothing to hide.

If Canada and Ontario are allowed to expropriate Six Nations for private American corporations, where will it stop? Predators are waiting to come in and take over the 20,000 acres that the Six Nations people are living on right now. Land values in this area are skyrocketing because of the influx of immigrants from all over the world. We Rotino’shon:ni are in the way of so-called “progress”. The Haldimand Deed guaranteed that there would never be any encroachment on our land ever!

In 5 years it is foreseen that cities on the Haldimand Tract will more than double their population. To allow this, the federal government is relinquishing its trust responsibility that it would always protect the Rotinol'shon:ni/ Iroquois from any encroachment whatsoever. Beware! The federal government is not credible as they are not willing to uphold this solemn promise.

Kahentinetha Horn

MNN Mohawk Nation News

Send emails to stop this insanity to: Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Attorney General Ontario; Henco Industries Ltd., 128 Highland Blvd. Caledonia Ontario. N3W 2P1; Brant County Community Development: Fax (519) 442-3461; to cities on our land - City of Brantford: Fax (519) 759-7840 E-mail:; Corporation of Haldimand County: Fax (905) 772-2148 E-mail:; Oxford County: E-mail:; Onondaga: Customer Service Fax (519) 758-1619; South Dumfries: Customer Service Fax (519) 448-3105; Dufferin County: Fax (519) 941-2816 E-mail:; Kent County, Michigan: Mike Cox, Attorney General Fax: (517) 373-3042; Waterloo: E-mail:; Innisfil:; Attorney General: Fax (416) 326-4007 Media Relations E-Mail:; Governor General: Michaelle Jean Fax (613) 998-1664 E-mail:; Chinese Consulate in Toronto Fax: (416) 324-6468; OPP Brantford 519-756-7050; Hamilton 905-572-2401; Jim Potts OPP liaison 613-795-3907; RCMP London 519-640-7267; Dalton McGuinty, Premier. Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto ON M7A 1A1, Attorney General of Canada; Attorney General of Ontario; Department of Indian Affairs

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