We don’t want the armed forces
to come in. Stop them anyway you can. They
have already arrived at Six Nations with their paddy wagons, ambulances and everything!
CANADA PEDALLING BACKWARDS: PETERSON DECLARES WAR ON SIX NATIONS
MNN. May 31
2006. The talks between Six Nations and Ontario have stalemated. So what else is new? Never mind the Supreme Court of Canada
has determined that Canada has a duty to consult and accommodate Indigenous people and that differences should be resolved
by negotiation. Never mind that this position is backed by international law. Never mind that Indigenous relations with the British are founded on a nation-to-nation
basis. Never mind that Peterson
has not consulted the Canadian people and that polls say the majority support us – this is despite massive public misinformation
in the education system, disinformation campaigns conducted overtly by the Canadian government and deliberate suppression
of the facts in the corporate media. Anyone with any sense can see that we have a valid claim.
Peterson has decided to ignore all this. “It’s my way or the
highway”, according to him.
This is an emergency.
The Canadian authorities have always refused to deal with us legally, on a nation-to-nation basis,
the way the British did. Canadian officials want to keep the colonization process
going. That’s why land claims have always been stalled.
Simply put, they stole our land and don’t want to give it back. David Peterson suffered a lapse of honor, if he ever had any. He decided not to recognize that the Six Nations people are the rightful owners of the “Burtch Lands”. He’s even forgotten the moratorium
on construction. Sucking his thumb and straightening out his beanie with the
propeller on it, he cried, “Wah-wah! I want
three barricades taken down instead of one”. The Six Nations people
already carried out our part of the deal and opened up Argyle Street in Caledonia
So what happens now? Peterson isn’t
the only one having a fit of the terrible two’s.
Nearsighted judge, Michael Marshall, who gave those illegal injunctions
on March 17th, is also having a temper tantrum. This man is dangerous. He’s sitting on the side but it was his “legal” invention that sparked the powder keg
and set off all the subsequent violence. He demanded at that time that ALL the
barricades must come down immediately and that the Indigenous people go home [even though we are at home on our reclaimed
land]. Marshall’s “off with their heads” injunction also threatened
that anyone found back in the reclaimed area would be arrested, fingerprinted, released and placed on probation. If they boomeranged back, they would be arrested and receive 30 days of free room and board. He has ordered everybody to come to his June 1st “hanging”
party. “Boo-hoo! Why weren’t
my orders followed immediately?” he pouted and stomped his foot petulantly.
Then former OPP [Ontario Provincial Premier] Petersen
stalled, coughed, hurmpht and blinked his eyes, “Well, I’ve changed my little mind and decided that a promise
is not a promise when you make it to an Indian”. At the same time,
if the Six Nations people don’t attend the court party, allow themselves to be arrested and remove all their barricades,
they’re going to have hissy fit and escalate the violence.
Judge Marshall is hysterical because he owns land on the Haldimand
Tract. At the beginning the Six Nations People had demanded that he take himself
off the case because he was in a classic position of conflict of interest, sitting on a case that involves his personal economic
interest. This one-horse judge and his rinky-dink kangaroo court have no jurisdiction
in this issue. This is an international matter.
Britain was dealing with us on a nation-to-nation basis.
General Haldimand promised to protect us on the Grand River territory
forever. We never relinquished our sovereignty or our right to make the law on
our own land and for our own people. Haldimand understood this deal. Some of the successors don’t. As Deskahe pointed out
in the 1920’s Britain could not give Canada more than it had to give. Canada
doesn’t own us or our sovereignty. Michael Marshall doesn’t have
jurisdiction to dictate what happens to us on our land. Colonial courts have
been covertly supporting squatters and other illegal invaders for over 200 years. They
committed an illegal invasion on sovereign Six Nations territory.
They want to take a giant step backwards into the 19th
century. They want to bring in the armed forces with all their guns loaded and
their minds loaded with racism. Marshall’s silly injunction convicting
all kinds of unnamed people for uncommitted offences had already seriously disrupted the peace in rural Caledonia. Just think what this wacko army assault may do. It could be
the spark that ignites the powder keg of repressed emotions right across Canada. The
Six Nations are not the only people who have suffered injustices at the hands of the colonial system.
People should stop worrying about the army coming in. Don’t let them come in. Let us see what the rest of
Turtle Island is going to do. Canadian officials like Peterson and Marshall are
setting up a situation that could destabilize Canada. What Canada is doing is illegal. It’s cruel. It’s dangerous. It’s corrupt.
The Canadian government has always been a greedy monster. Their citizens are onto them. We’ve been standing on
our land for 92 days now. We are not leaving.
We’ve come out of the shadow of colonialism and we’re never going back.
What, us worried? It is the outsiders who are worried.
We never challenged Canada and Ontario to bring in their armed forces on
us. We always knew that this matter must be resolved politically on a nation-to-nation
basis. Why wait for an inquiry? Why
wait for another death like Dudley George at Ipperwash? Why another Gustafsen
Lake? Why another Oka? The colonial
occupiers do not respect the law and human rights and human life. The criminals
in charge are the corporate bosses of Canada. Our land and resources belong to
us and we intend to stop the theft. That’s what we are saying.
If you send in your army, Canada, we will call out to all our friends
and allies in Canada and the international community to come to our aid finally. Violence,
illegal use of power, is how you have always conducted yourselves from the beginning.
From our experience with you, we should not have expected any honor.
The courts and Parliament cannot resolve this. The people of Canada can. Your democracy is in need of an
overhaul. Canada sending in the military will never make this issue go away. We have no place to go but to our home on Turtle Island. We have been threatened for 500 years to the point where merely 1% of our people survived the biggest holocaust
in all humanity. These monsters continue to commit these crimes against our people. When are you going to end this?
You have to break this cycle.
We ask many Canadians and Americans, “Why did you come here?” You
came here to escape starvation, enslavement and death. Now you are here living
on our land and you have created a system of enslavement, death and inequality. Most
of you sit on the sidelines and even compromise yourselves by putting on a uniform to commit the crimes you ran away from. You’re doing it to get a paycheck?
We don’t need the rhetoric.
We need people, communities and nations to start preparing yourselves to take whatever action is necessary should Canada
use force against our people again. We don’t accept your rules of the game,
“It’s my ball and my net and the game is over”. Peterson and Marshall, get out of the playground quick!
The people responsible are not on the frontlines. They are the ones laughing all the way to the bank. They want
to put the Indians “back in the cupboard” before that big Bilderberg meeting in Ottawa takes place on June 8th. These are 128 billionaires who are running the globe converging on Ottawa! What does that tell you?
MNN Mohawk Nation News
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