Modern Day Warriors -  Needs of Mohawks 4/27/08 (42 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: Madam D (MadamD) DelphiPlus Member Icon4/28/08 9:43 AM 
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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, 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,

1-800-279-8660 pager].

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

[ Provincial Leader, Commuist

Party of Canada (Ontario) (416) 469-2446 FAX (416)

469-4063 E-mail]: “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

colonial culprits.

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,,;

Governor General Michaelle Jean;

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, 613-990-2666;

Emanuel Chabot, Public Affairs 7 Emergency



Louis-Alexandre Guay, the inaptly named

“Justice Canada”;

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;

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

Fax 613-969-6381;

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

Sister. Zoi.”


Akwesasne Rotiskenekete 518-358-3660

Tyendinaga Aserakowa [Warchief]:


Jan Hill [Longhouse] 613-961-8515


Dan 613-919-1354

Rotiskenekete 613-849-1314 613-827-4991


Kahentinetha Horn

MNN Mohawk Nation News

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From: Cherokee21 DelphiPlus Member Icon4/29/08 12:26 PM 
To: Madam D (MadamD) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 2) 
 2432.2 in reply to 2432.1 

Yeah D. Then some of the info was mixed up and wrong. WHEW! When they reported a cop was killed, that was scary,

Here is a look from the Canadian side:

TORONTO — A renewed Six Nations blockade of a southern Ontario highway is pushing residents to the brink and is paving the way for a repeat of violent clashes between protesters and town residents, the mayor of the beleaguered town said Monday.

As the Opposition calls for the Ontario government to immediately break off all talks with Six Nations until the roadblock comes down, Haldimand County Mayor Marie Trainer said some Caledonia, Ont., residents have already talked about taking the law into their own hands.

The frustration comes after Six Nations protesters closed the town's highway bypass to show support for their fellow aboriginals in eastern Ontario. After more than two years of living with the Six Nations occupation of a former housing development in the town, Trainer said people have had enough.

"This shouldn't be allowed," Trainer said in an interview. "Enough is enough. Something has to happen. This nonsense can't continue."

In eastern Ontario, provincial police removed a roadblock Monday set up by aboriginal protesters on a rural road near the town of Deseronto.

The protest escalated on the weekend when police arrested Mohawk leader Shawn Brant at a traffic stop. Two officers were injured and a cruiser window was smashed after Brant's supporters rushed to the scene and clashed with police.

On Monday, the Highway 6 bypass around Caledonia remained blocked by Six Nations protesters who say they won't remove the blockade until police back down around Deseronto. The blockade was enforced by over 100 people, along with fires on either side of the road, Trainer added.

In 2006, the bypass, the town's main road, and the rail line were all blockaded after police raided the occupation site. The weeks that followed saw a number of clashes - some violent - between Six Nations protesters and Caledonia residents.

The renewed blockade is now forcing motorists to go through Caledonia, straining a heritage bridge which is up for repairs in a few weeks, Trainer said. It's putting even more strain on residents, some of whom have gathered near the occupation site to discuss taking action on their own, she said.

"I don't know what to do," she said. "I'd have a sit-in in front of the prime minister's office or the premier's office if it would help. I don't know what to do anymore."

The tensions come just one month ahead of a planned aboriginal day of action. Although the Assembly of First Nations has called for a peaceful, lawful day of national rallies and marches on May 29, some militant factions - including one led by Brant - used a similar day of action last June to shut down highways and railroad lines.

In Ottawa, Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl said the federal government is working hard to settle outstanding land claims through negotiation and "dozens of meetings with chiefs and councils."

The federal and provincial governments are currently negotiating with Six Nations protesters in Caledonia to deal with the land claims and end the occupation.
But Strahl said illegal protests are troubling and don't help the First Nation cause or those at the negotiating table.

"I encourage those negotiations to continue - work with the community liaison officers and others," he urged frustrated Mohawks near Deseronto and other aboriginals elsewhere. "But taking matters into your own hands is not the Canadian way and it's not a legal avenue.

"When people break the law of course (the police) are going to intervene."
Ontario's Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant said the province isn't considering issuing Six Nations protesters an ultimatum, despite criticism that the Liberals are tacitly encouraging frustrated aboriginals to break the law.

It's up to police to manage protests like this one while the government focuses on resolving the land claim at the negotiating table, Bryant said.

"If there is no negotiation taking place and the parties aren't talking, then how on earth would progress be made?" said Bryant, adding everyone from Caledonia and Six Nations is frustrated with the situation. "We continue to monitor the situation as the police continue to make decisions about keeping the peace."

But critics say the Liberals have set a dangerous precedent.

Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory said the Liberal government has allowed the situation to escalate by tolerating law-breakers in Caledonia. The government should suspend talks with Six Nations and send a message through the courts that blockades aren't tolerated, he said.

"The government can send every signal that it possibly can - we're not going to put up with lawless behaviour and we're not going to sit at negotiating tables with people who break the law," Tory said. "They have encouraged this sort of thing to spread."
Six Nation protesters have been occupying a former housing development site in Caledonia for over two years, saying the land was wrongfully taken from them by the Crown over 200 years ago.


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