#IdleNoMore Chief Theresa Spence – Day 13 – Team Joins Twitter!
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About Mohawk Workers - KanataVery simply, frauds and deceit have usurped this war reparation and robbed our people of what is rightfully ours, leaving us with only a Land Claim. Broken deals, fraud, embezzlement and genocide – and worse – all perpatrated at the unclean hands of too many to count at this time. We are (Mohawks) Ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah of Grand River, founders of the Five Nation League and what some call the "Great Peace".
PRESS RELEASE (Ignored by MSM)
Mohawk Workers: Trending Pages
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- War of 1812
- Canada: an Apartheid State
- Haldimand History & Frauds
- Mohawk Land Claims
Mohawk Village Market Kanata Fresh Produce
Former Canadian Military Officer: Onkwehon:we “Insurgency”
In 2012, the Mohawk Workers became listed with the United Nations' integrated Civil Society Organizations (iCSO) System, developed by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which facilitates interactions between civil society organizations and DESA. See: http://csonet.org
Haldimand Pledge April 7, 1779:
“Some of the Mohawks of the Villages of Canojaharie, Tikondarago, and Aughugo, whose settlements than had been on account of their steady attachment to the King's service and the interests of Government ruined by the rebels; having informed me that my predecessor, Sir. Guy Carleton, was pleased to promise, as soon as present troubles were at an end, the same should be restored at the expense of the Government, to the state they were in before these wars broke out, and said promise appearing to me just, I do hereby ratify the same and assure them the said promise, so far as in me lies, shall be faithfully executed, as soon as that happy time comes.”
Words of Wisdom
"The Dundalk dump site agreement by Band Council has signed the death warrant for future generations who rely on water from the Ouse/Grand River." - Vera Styres (Mohawk Worker)
Our Struggle – The Double-standard – Apartheid in Canada
The crime of apartheid is defined by the 2002 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as inhumane acts of a character similar to other crimes against humanity "committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime." On 30 November 1973, the United Nations General Assembly opened for signature and ratification the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid. It defined the crime of apartheid as "inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them." This website tells the Mohawk story. See our "Genocide" page for more on these subjects.
Historical Agenda of Ethnic Cleansing in Canada
“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.”
House of Commons May 11th, 1914
"But there are bands of the Six Nations Indians located on the Grand river in Ontario who, I maintain, are in a different legal position from any other Indian bands who are native to the country. These Indian bands on the Grand river had their original home in the United States. At the close of the war of the revolution they emigrated to Canada and were given lands under a special treaty, not as subjests of Great Britain, but as allies of Great Britain, and I maintain that the holding of these Six Nations Indians on the Grand river is of such a kind that this parliament has no right to interfere with it." - Hon. Frank Oliver, M.P., May 11, 1914 [From: House of Commons Debates, Third Session-Twenty-Twelfth Parliament, 4-5 George V., 1914 Hon. Frank Oliver, Liberal MP] Mr. Oliver's statement was re-stated (for a second time) in the House of Commons Debates Fourth Session-Twenty-First Parliament, 15, George VI, 1951 by John Horne Blackmore (Conservative MP for Lethbridge).
The Kanyen’kehake of the Ouse / Grand River assert that:
1. An imperial "proclamation" doesn't sell land, it recognizes it. 2. The Haldimand holding is of such a kind that no Canadian body (including parliament) has any right to interfere with it. 3. The Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River, are the ‘head’ and leaders of the League of Five Nations Confederacy, and trustees and protectors of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 which states the outright ownership to the Mohawk Nation and those others that wish to follow; of the lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River”.
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Deganawida and the Chiefs Plant the Tree of Peace
"I am Deganawida. With the statesmen of the League of the Five Nations, I plant the Tree of Great Peace. I plant it in your territory". [Kayanerehkowa, Wampum #1]
The Great White Roots of the Tree of Peace
"Roots have spread out from the Tree of Great Peace: one to the north, one to the east, one to the south and one to the west. These are the Great White Roots and their nature is Peace and Strength. If any man or any nation outside of the Five Nations shall obey the laws of the Great Peace (Gayanerekowa) and shall make this known to the statesmen of the League, they may trace their back the roots to the Tree. If their minds are clean and if they are obedient and promise to obey the wishes of of the Council of the League, they shall be welcomed to take shelter beneath the Tree of the Long Leaves. We place at the top of the Tree of Great Peace an eagle who is able to see afar. If he sees in the distance any danger threatening, he will at once warn the people of the League." [Kayanerehkowa, Wampum #2]
Deganawida Appoints the Mohawk Chiefs Leaders of the Confederacy
"I, Deganawida, appoint the Mohawk statesmen the head of the leaders of the Five Nation League. The Mohawk statesmen are the foundation of the Great Peace and it shall be therefore be against the Great Binding Law to pass measures in the Council of the League after the Mohawk statesmen have protested against them. NO COUNCIL OF THE LEAGUE SHALL BE LEGAL UNLESS ALL OF THE STATESMEN OF THE MOHAWKS ARE PRESENT. [From: THE GREAT WHITE ROOTS OF THE TREE OF PEACE." [Kayanerehkowa, Wampum #6]
NEW YORK INDIANS v. UNITED STATES. No. 106. (April 11, 1898).
In 1780 the Six Nations of New York Indians consisted of the following nations or tribes: Senecas, Cayugas, Onondagas, Oneidas, Tuscaroras, and Mohawks. The Mohawks soon after withdrew to Canada, relinquishing to New York all claim to lands in that state.
1812 Governor’s Instruction
On May 1, 1812, the Crown's duly authorized representative, the Governor-General of Upper Canada issued instruction further regulating the alienation of Indian lands in the then Province of Upper Canada by requiring: (a) that the person administering the government in Upper Canada requisition any Indian lands wanted for public service and identify those lands with a sketch; (b) that all purchases by the Crown be made at a public council according to the ancient usages and customs of the Indians to whom the lands belonged, with proper interpreters present and without the presence of liquor; (c) that the Governor or two persons commissioned by him, the Superintendent of Indian Affairs, two or three members of his Department and at least one military officer be present at the public council; (d) that there be a proper explanation to the Indians of the nature and extent of the proposed disposition and the proceeds to be paid therefore; and (e) that deeds of conveyance and descriptive plans of the lands so conveyed be attached to the deed and be executed in public by the Principle Indian Chiefs and the Superintendent of the Indian Department or his appointee, and duly witnessed.
Haldimand Proclamation of 1784
"Whereas His Majesty having been pleased to direct that in consideration of the early attachment to his cause manifested by the Mohawk Indians, and of the loss of their settlement which they thereby sustained– that a convenient tract of land under his protection should be chosen as a safe and comfortable retreat for them and others of the Six Nations, who have either lost their settlements within the Territory of the American States, or wish to retire from them to the British — I have at the earnest desire of many of these His Majesty’s faithful Allies purchased a tract of land from the Indians situated between the Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron and I do hereby in His Majesty’s name authorize and permit the said Mohawk Nation and such others of the Six Nation Indians as wish to settle in that quarter to take possession of and settle upon the Banks of the River commonly called Ours [Ouse] or Grand River, running into Lake Erie, allotting to them for that purpose six miles deep from each side of the river beginning at Lake Erie and extending in that proportion to the head of the said river, which them and their posterity are to enjoy for ever.”
Statement of Carl J. Artman (Before the Committee on Indian Affairs, US Senate, September 14, 2006)
"Tribal sovereignty is inherent, and this sovereignty is best exhibited in a vibrant tribal government - one that understands judicious exercise of its jurisdiction for the benefit of its members and the seventh generation. Tribal governments embody the power of sovereignty. The tribal government cares for the present and plans for the future. It is what the outside examines to judge the health of the tribe. It is the face of the tribe and hope of the tribe's future. Tribal governments can accomplish great things. The peoples and tribes of the Haudenosaunee, the Iroquois Confederacy, comprise the oldest continuous participatory democracy on earth. Authors of our, the United States, representative government, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by the Iroquois Confederacy, its inner-workings, and the Constitution of the Iroquois Nations known as the Great Binding Law, GAYANALAGOWA. Our Founding Fathers' inspirations, rooted in the Haudenosaunee, guide all of our lives today and continue to motivate people across the globe to achieve a greater freedom for themselves and their fellow countrymen."
Sept. 19: Archeologists evicted by MOHAWK WORKERS from Tutela Heights site!
1763 Royal Proclamation
By Royal Proclamation dated October 7, 1763, the Imperial Crown recognized indigenous title in the North American colonies including Canada, reserved large tracts of land for Indians, and assumed fiduciary responsibilities to protect the indigenous peoples in the enjoyment of their inherent and aboriginal rights and in particular in the possession and use of their lands. Pursuant to the Royal Proclamation of 1763, no lands were to be taken from indigenous people without their express consent. In particular: (a) colonial governments were forbidden to grant any unceded Indian lands; (b) private parties were forbidden to settle on unceded Indian lands; (c) private parties were forbidden to purchase or otherwise possess unceded Indian lands; and (d) a system of public purchases was adopted as the official mode of extinguishing Indian title.
1704 Order of Queen Anne’s Council
The Imperial Crown recognized Indigenous tribal sovereignty and dealt with the issue of corresponding court remedies in North America in 1704 when Queen Anne commissioned a Standing Trial Level Sub-Committee of the Appellate Level Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in order to deal with the question of jurisdiction over boundary disputes between the Imperial Crown and pre-existing indigenous tribal governments in the case of Mohegan Indians v. Connecticut (1704). The Committee found that there was an intrinsic bias in the British courts against indigenous land claims and that a special constitutional court should be convened in order to deal with the issue of the indigenous land claims such as that of the Mohegan Indians. The committee accepted the premise that since indigenous tribunals and jurisdiction pre-existed Imperial authority in British North America, indigenous people have original jurisdiction whereas, in contrast, since Imperial courts were here second, the Imperial Crown has derivative jurisdiction. It held that the mode of derivation was understood to be territorial purchases, and it was settled international and constitutional law that the issue of purchase, upon which jurisdiction turns, cannot legally be resolved unilaterally by neither indigenous, nor Imperial courts, but rather, jurisdiction over such native versus newcomer disputes vests in an independent and impartial third-party court system to be established pursuant to the said order in council for this specific constitutional purpose. Contrary to the findings, such a court was never convened, and Indigenous people continued to lose their lands notwithstanding the Committee's findings.
1537 Papal Bull of Paul III
Speaking on behalf of Christian Europe, in 1537 on the basis of natural law the Pope declared that for purposes of international law, the Europeans were legally bound to respect indigenous peoples' previously established jurisdiction as human beings with free belief.
Nature Returns to the Ouse [where the willows grow] River
Perversions of Justice vs. truth:
Nov. 2 - Brantford superior court judge Arrell grants Walton an injunction against Mohawk Workers as U.N. Special Rapporteur considers human rights abuses allegations the court ignored.
Walton vs. Mohawks
"The defendants argue that I should use my discretion to order no costs as this litigation was in the public interest and these defendants are public interest litigators. They further argue that the subject matter of these proceedings were essentially title related. I disagree. The subject of title to the land was certainly put forward but only on the basis of a foregone conclusion that the land belonged to the First Nations, which I found at present not to be the case. The main issue raised by the defendants was that burial grounds of the First Nations people were on the subject property and should not be disturbed by the digging of the archaeologists." - Superior Court Judge Harrison Arrell, November 21, 2012 Judgment on Costs