these guys were not sending out info for two days made me nervous...but here is what I received this sunday...wish I could fo...but $$$ is the issue for most of us...peace D
What happened - How you can help -Tyendinaga
Update: Sunday, April 27, 2008 – Needs of
Mohawks - Contacts of cops and politicians
MNN. Apr. 27, 2008. An email came from the real estate
agents, Emile and Theodore Nibourg,
email@example.com. These are the guys who wanted
to build condos on Mohawk land, or at least they wanted
to make it look like they were building condos. They
knew the Mohawks would object. They even told some
of us they were hoping to get a pay out guaranteeing
their profits from Canadian taxpayers when the deal fell
through. What a scam! The “OPP” [who help the thieves
of “Other Peoples Property”] fell for it hook, line and
sinker. These are Nibourg’s puppets. You can
practically see the strings. In a press statement Nibourg
said, “We sent out a media release last week stating we
are refraining from continuing our plans to develop the
land to allow for a peaceful resolution and negotiations
with the government”.
We want peace too. There is nothing to resolve. If
someone was trespassing on your land, what would
you expect the police to do? Kick them off or kick you
off? Why are the police on Mohawk land? They were
not invited, Nibourg’s gone, the cops are trespassing!
They are also violating international law by unlawfully
confining our people.
Throughout the Rotiskenekete have not blocked any
roads. Commissioner of the OPP, Julian Fantino, said,
“There are no blockages except for the ones we put up.
It’s all peaceful now.” Even though the Globe and Mail
has published photos of the cops pointing guns at us
and beating up our people, Fantino tried to deny this
happened in a Canadian Press release, of April 26th.
He said, “There are claims on blogs that police officers
pointed their guns at unarmed women and children,
broke people’s arms and beat prisoners”. Fantino went
on to say, “I think it’s inflaming what is already a very
tenuous, very difficult situation”.
Fantino didn’t denying any of this. There’s obviously
a double standards in Canadian society. A photo of
an ordinary person resisting violence results in
immediate charges and an arraignment in court. A
photo of a cop doing the same things results in
excuses, foot shuffling and obfuscation. It looks like
becoming a cop makes them immune from prosecution.
It’s becoming a magnet for thugs. Fantino doesn’t like
it when the brutality and law breaking of his henchmen
gets publicized. [MNN has photos of cops standing
behind their patrol cars, pointing their weapons at us.
Also, in the Globe and Mail is a photo of the cops
beating one of our men in the ditch and breaking his
Fantino told the Globe Mail, “The hard work and
dedication of our officers in protecting the citizens of
this community cannot go unnoticed”. No kidding!
We have you on video beating up our people. “Those
responsible for criminal activities will be held
accountable”. If this is true, we expect to see some
cops wearing handcuffs in court prisoner’s dock.
The standoff at the quarry continues. OPP are still
holding their positions, though their numbers have
decreased. Talks are ongoing between Tyendinaga
Mohawks and the OPP.
Today the OPP sent a message to the Rotiskenekete
at the quarry on Mohawk land. “Let’s agree to walk
away from this and go our separate ways and then
nothing will happen”!!! Remember what happened the
other day when the OPP were arresting Shawn Brant
for a fake charge? They said the same thing. When
our five men got into their cars, ten OPP goons jumped
them, threw them in the ditch and beat them up. They
broke both arms of one native man and one arm of
another. Then the OPP put out a lie that one of our men
had a gun.
The Rotiskenekete listened and told the officer, “Put
out a statement that our men did not have guns and
that you lied, and then maybe we’ll talk to you”.
The community is still holding strong both inside the
quarry and outside on nearby Slash Road. There are
a significant number of supporters. People from other
Indigenous communities arrived last night and today.
Visits from allies are welcome. Come during daylight
hours. The situation is less tense at this moment, but
dynamics can shift suddenly.
Urgently Needed are – first aid - water - money -
non-perishable foods – meat – fish - camping
equipment – communications equipment – fuel – gas –
propane – mobile phones – phone cards – rain coats –
towels – soap – wet wipes – tooth brushes – tooth
paste – gloves – work shoes – boots – runners –
socks – mosquito repellant – sun block – radios –
two-way radios – hand held radios/scanners – cooking
utensils – plates – silverware – buckets – pails –
blankets and sleeping bags - and anything else you
can think of. Once again, the police have turned what
should have been a non-event into a summer project.
Directions to the site: take TransCanada Highway 401
to the “Marysville/Deseronto” exit (east of Belleville).
This is the exit to Highway 49. Go south [right] on
highway 49 for about 10-15 minutes. You'll pass a stop
sign “Tyendinaga”. Once you hit the Slash Road, turn
left. Drive until you see the people and a big bonfire.
The five arrested on false charges of assaulting OPP
on Deseronto Road, are Matthew James KUNKEL, 21,
Clint BRANT, 29, Daniel John DORENE, 34, and Steve
CHARTRAND, 32. All four men are from the
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. They are scheduled to
appear on Monday, April 28, 2008 in Napanee court.
The names, ages and places of residence of the ten
trespassing police officers who committed the assault
on our men are unknown. Shawn BRANT, 44 years,
was remanded into custody and is also scheduled to
appear in Napanee court on Monday, April 28, 2008.
[Contact: Sgt. Kristine Rae, (613) 285-5479cell,
Some have been released but we don’t know their
Support Action: The OPP blocked off the bypass on
Highway 6. The Six Nations went there to burn fires
on the bypass and stand in solidarity with the
Mohawks of Tyendinaga. At 6:45 pm, Saturday, April
26, the OPP told the Rotiskenekete to remove
themselves from the bypass within half an hour or else
they would be raided. Rotiskenekete responded with
a one middle finger salute to corporate Canada’s
“security guards”, followed by the profound words,
Today a large delegation of Mohawks of Kahnawake
demonstrated at the foot of the Mercier Bridge going
into Montreal handing out statements, speaking to the
drivers and passengers and generally putting out
information on the resistance to “desecrating the land”
and asking them to “defend mother earth” and the
Mohawks at Tyendinaga.
A comment from an AIMer came in: “This is definitely
showing the difference in how people are treated by
the "Powers That Think They Are" over protests.
Sharbot Lake gets the OPP presence, but not the
“swarming”. Could that be due to the non-native
locals being part of the objections to the mine?”
Down in Tyendinaga, the locals haven’t realized the
implications of polluting the ground water or using
the quarry for illegally dumping of toxic waste.
Instead they demonstrate against us.
The following message of support went to Ontario
Premier McGuinty, "Don't repeat the crimes of the
Harris government at Ipperwash. Stop the OPP and
military now!" from Elizabeth Rowley
[firstname.lastname@example.org Provincial Leader, Commuist
Party of Canada (Ontario) (416) 469-2446 FAX (416)
469-4063 www.communist-party.ca E-mail
email@example.com]: “We call on you to act
immediately to withdraw the police and military who
are attacking unarmed Mohawks at Tyendinaga.
This appears to be a repeat of the events that lead
to the murder of Dudley George in Ipperwash [in
1995].. you have the power and authority to act
immediately to save lives by stopping this attack.
What is needed is a political solution, … and an
end to resource exploration and all development
[of Indigenous] lands…”
The following message came from
International, AfricaNode, Nairobi, on Apr. 26, 2008,
“Kwe, We say: The fish always starts stinking from
it's head! So why should we spend international
calls to make the consciousness of the Band Office
Chief, who suffers from the same oppression, more
miserable. We want to attack the ones, who really
are the real aggressors! The Prime-Minister of
Canada is one - whom else should we address (e.g.
highest Police Commander in charge of this
We demand our native men be released from the
colonial jails immediately. Here are some of the
The Tyendinaga band council office is administrator
of illegal colonial government policies. They do not
support our people in defending the land. The
colonial chief is R. Don Maracle 1-613-396-3426;
613-396-3089 Cell 613-391-9249;
Julian Fantino, is the Commission of the Ontario
Provincial Police, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Governor General Michaelle Jean email@example.com;
Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty
Paul Leblanc of Indian Affairs,
Yvan Dery, Privy Council Office,
Sylvia McKenzie, Justice Canada,
Gilles Rochon, Aboriginal Policing,
Emanuel Chabot, Public Affairs 7 Emergency
Louis-Alexandre Guay, the inaptly named
“Justice Canada” firstname.lastname@example.org;
Phil Fontaine, Assembly of [Colonized] First
Jim Potts, advisor to the inept Ontario
Provincial Police on Indigenous policing
who claims to be Indigenous 613-795-3907;
RCMP Royal Canadian Mounted Police,
London Ontario Detachment 519-640-7267;
Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs,
819-997-0002, 819-953-1160, 613-992-2940
Fax 613-944-9376 email@example.com;
Walter Walling, who organizes police
attacks against Mohawks such as the Jan.
12, 2004 debacle at Kanehsatake,
Leona Dombrowsky, Member of Ontario
Legislature, 613-962-1144, 1-877-536-6248
Michael Bryant, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs,
Ontario, 416-314-8693, Fax 416-314-2701,
416-656-0943, 416-325-7754, Fax
L.G. Beechey Chief Supt. Commander
Eastern Region OPP, 613-284-4500;
Canadian Embassies in your country.
Here’s an email from a UK supporter,
“Hey there, must be getting old. It took
longer than I expected it to, but we've got
the embassies covered. We are harrassing
the media, but equally the media cannot go
to the embassies without crashing head first
into us. We've got your backs Brothers and
TO VERIFY AND FOR INFORMATION CALL:
Akwesasne Rotiskenekete 518-358-3660
Tyendinaga Aserakowa [Warchief]:
Jan Hill [Longhouse] 613-961-8515
Rotiskenekete 613-849-1314 613-827-4991
MNN Mohawk Nation News