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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Mohawk Nation News 'Kahnawake to Become Shopping Mall Mecca'


 

KAHNAWAKE TO BECOME SHOPPING MALL MECCA Audio


Mohawk Nation News

DEC. 2, 2021. Black Friday, every Friday in Kahnawake is the illegal band council’s dream, to make us more spiritually and mentally dependent than we have ever been.

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The illegal Mohawk Council of Kahnawake Mayor Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer has disgusted and shamed the kanienkehaka’onwe by welcoming a project to turn kahnawake into a shopping mecca to welcome foreigners into our community. We are being urged to speak French to accommodate shoppers. She scolds us for not being better friends with our non-native neighbors who want to economically screw us over, but who actually admire the way we do business. We don’t pay taxes and do what we want. She wants us to give this all up and be more accommodating for their economic development purposes to enrich them and their Quebec and Canada partners and investors.

“We have untapped potential,” she said. “The highways that run through the territory see a lot of traffic every day, so it could be home to businesses like a Target or an Amazon factory.” “Right now,” she added, “we really need big real estate projects in our community.” Where will we live? We need more land housing for our children. With the trillions in our Indian Trust Funds, which are illegally held by Canada without our permission, we could do anything we want. We are actually the wealthiest poor people on earth. We just need to get rid of the government’s POW camps called ‘reserves’ and their illegal band council system of traitors that run the genocide show for Canada. 

INDIGENOUS HOUSING.

The band council is a departmwent of Indian Affairs which is a department of the army. We are in jail already. The offices for the grandiose franchises should not be here. 

They are already evicting  the complaining rabble rousers.

SOUTHERN DESPAIR.

 

An Amazon factory in Kahnawake actually means that the Quebec and Canada decide what projects will be implanted to reimburse us for our stolen Indian Trust Funds and reparations for genocide. We are coerced capitalists who are preyed upon and threatened with extinction. We are extorted with our own funds that iare owed to us. How about the planned “Squatters Inn” hotel with Quebec taking the profits!

Her three-way project is a taxation coop for this area. Outsiders won’t be accepting our native tax cards, which has already started. All of turtle island is a tax free zone for us. Kahnawake will become a municipality and the band council businesses will be tax free for us so we will shop in their “Off Shore” stores. Just like the old trading posts that destroyed our way of life. The people will have to pay all municipal taxes to run the community, or get kicked out. Provincial and federal taxes will become applicable to every native. This is already in place in some places in the USA.

The business partners, the illegal band councils, provinces and federal governments will invest our Indian trust funds in shady businesses and we will never see the profits.

Useless hotels will bring white “tourists” to gawk at us! Investments will be made with ‘their’ interests in mind. The illegal band council will become the only voice in Kahnawake as they will control everything.

Tir investments are meant to collapse and the funds will disappear. Profits will be unseen, untraceable and in off shore private accounts, just like many political leaders of Quebec and Canada and their international partners. The $1.67 trillion GDP [gross domestic product, value of the corporation of Canada] is the ‘Indian Trust Fund’. They are in debt to us. We own them.

 A 10 foot high fence will surround kahnawake to keep from seeing us so as not to distract the high end shoppers. Those few sell-outs who want to be tourist attractions are welcome to leave to be “pseudo’ Indians. They will speak mohawk with a soft ‘l’ rather than the rolling ‘r’. They are anxious to forfeit their birthright to being natural kanienkehaka’onwe whose duty forever is to carry out the kaianerekowa and teiohateh.

Genocide at its highest! How does bringing in Amazon, Target, hotels, casinos, tourists and thousands of foreign workers to our land and community fulfill us as a proud sovereign We won’t be hired because we refuse to speak French.

We are trying to survive the way creation intended. Not as pop culturalists! Our ancestors and descendents will think we’d all become mindless traitor puppets just like the government’s illegal corporate band councillors! Over 99% of us do not want to betray our ancestors and unborn children for whom we are trying to set an example on how to be a kanienkehaka. We were not born to be slaves to the white man, such as cashiers, half naked waitresses serving drinks in the mall bars or victims of human trafficking. Capitalism on steroids! The continued murders and genocide of our minds and bodies is the road that the government, corporations and their illegal band council agents are paving for us, to get our land and become an actual country. Their vision is money and power for a few and disable and make the rest invisible.

kahnawake will be a municipality. Government and churches have taught us how to mistrust one another. So while we stop each other from succeeding, the Canadian government system is succeeding. Our taxes will pay for straight lined paved streets with curbs, pseudo Indian street signs and numbers on our houses so the repo man can easily find us.

Our ancestors were smarter. They built long houses that could be shared by families and dead end streets to keep strangers out so we would not lose our children.

Visitors had to come miles away and ask for permission to enter our settlement. They would only be allowed into a small fortified area as our guests. Our villages were protected from the eyes of the invaders so we could be safe and private. We’ll be back to selling trinkets by the roadside and in front of the church and doing some dances for them at the ‘endangered species’ get togethers . Longhouse festivals have always been private.

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE TRADITIONAL MOHAWKS WHO OWN EVERYTHING!

For instant money we could put tolls on all the roads, seaway, bridges, railways and other unpaid for intruding structures that are already here.

We need the kaianerekowa to protect us and everything about us.

Soon we will be living under the flashing neon lights of the Mercier Bridge. During rush hour we can make a few dollars from commuters on their way to work. 

Incorporation means it’s not owned by a person. It’s controlled by a foreign entity, run by the Vatican, who own all the corporations. 

The few corporate ‘mohawks’ might be so embarrassed about the presence of their poor resister families. They are trying to send us away to live on algonquin land up north to cut our ties altogether. We traditionals of course would not be identified as Mohawks or kanienkehaka. We’d be known as “Mohawk metis”.

Those running the malls will have corporate jets, fancy clothes, super shiny shoes and fancy carpetbagger friends. Their only job is to tell their handlers, “You want more of the land and resources of our distant onkwehonweh relatives? Gimmie that pen and I’ll sign that paper. And remember to fortify that fence around us to keep out those savage lawless rebels we kicked out a long time ago. They can’t come in without a pass unless they agree to grovel at our heels . We got them trained to stay quiet through threats like losing their jobs and kids”.

These puppet agents have business names and can say a few words of old onkwehonweh that are made up by their resident old-word vomitters. All their maids and workers are whites who have to speak a bit of newspeak Mohawk.

Queenie, come and pick up your kids, put them in your yacht and get them out of here! 

Bon Scott of ACDC says it perfectly, “We gotta get them outta here!”: “There was a friend of mine on murder. And the judge’s gavel fell. Jury found him guilty. Gave him 16 years in hell. He said, “I ain’t spending my life here. I ain’t living alone. ain’t breaking no rock on the chain gang. I’m breaking out and heading home. Gonna make a jail break. I’m looking towards the sky. Gonna make a jail break. Man I wish i could fly. It’s all in the name of liberty. it was all in the name of liberty. Got to be free. Jail break. Had more than I can take. Jail break. 16 years. Jail break. You better get me out of here. He said he’d seen his woman being followed with by another man. She was down and he was up. He had a gun in his hand. And the bullets started flying everywhere. And people started to scream. There was a big man laying on the ground with a hole in his body, where his life had been. But it was all in the name of liberty. Yes it was all in the name of liberty. You just got to be free. Jail break. Jail break.”

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KAHNAWAKE MALL https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/quebec-invests-3-3-million-for-a-hotel-in-kahnawake-as-indigenous-economic-forum-continues-1.5682630?cid=sm%3Atrueanthem%3Actvmontreal%3Apost&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3KqOLM_u3m2sEZSlGocsg1XjV5QknmtU91lw4W2srgTYfyGgybBhhduYk

 

 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

O'odham Voice Against the Wall: Donate to Holiday Efforts


Donate to Holiday Efforts

By Ophelia Rivas

Censored News

Over 17 years of grassroots efforts by O'odham VOICE Against the WALL and supporters and long time allies to bring Holiday Cheer to communities in isolated areas of the traditional O'odham homelands. Deep appreciation to all that donate and support our efforts.



Ophelia Rivas

4oodhamrights@gmail.com

P.O. Box 1835 Sells, Arizona 85634

O'odham Rights Paypal 

https://www.oodhamrights.org/

Monday, November 29, 2021

Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte 'Treaty Has Not Been Honored'

Ian Zabarte
Treaty has not been honored

Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte responds to editorial in Las Vegas Sun: 'Biden taking long-overdue steps to reverse neglect of Indigenous people'

By Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte
Censored News
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 

In response to the Nov. 18 editorial, “Biden taking long-overdue steps to reverse neglect of Indigenous people”: The president has not taken action to create a reservation guaranteed by law for the benefit and protection of the Western Shoshone people, authorized by Congress in Article 6 of the Treaty of Ruby Valley.

The Shoshone people are denied our right to self-determination, title and interest in our own property. Shoshone ranchers were blamed by the Bureau of Land Management for range destruction caused by nuclear weapons testing. Radioactive fallout caused the Shoshone people adverse health consequences significantly higher than other Americans documented in our research, “The Assessment of Radiation Exposures in Native American Communities from Nuclear Weapons Testing in Nevada, March 2000 Risk Analysis.” Our research is the basis for contentions in Yucca Mountain licensing by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that stopped the $15 billion project.

Mohawk Nation News 'Don't Poke The Bears, Wolves and Turtles'

DON’T POKE THE BEARS, WOLVES & TURTLES! Audio

Mohawk Nation News

https://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2021/11/29/dont-poke-the-bears-wolves-turtles-audio/

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On Nov. 29, 2021, the kahnistensera secretariat of kahnawake kanistensera@riseup.net. 438-558-2911, sent the following letter by Registered Mail to: 

  • Societe quebecoise des infrastructures, Direction generale de la requalification du site royal Victoria, 445 saint Gabriel st., montreal quebec H2Y 3A2 smayes@sqi.gouv.qc.ca 514-873-5485, 5413; –office de consultation publique de montreal, 1550 metcalfe st., office 1414, montreal H3A 1X6 514-872-8510; –mcgill university office of principle & vice chancellor, 845 sherbrooke st. w., montreal QC H3A 0G4 514-398-4180 fax 514-398-4763; –mairie d’arrondisement de ville-marie, 800 boulevarde de maisonneuve st. e., montreal QC H2L 4L8; and –indigenous services Canada, assessment & investigation services branch, 10 wellington st. Gatineau QC k!A 0H4 aadnc.cnap-naac.aandc@canada.ca 1-855-504-6760. 

Sekon sewakwekon.

We are the kahnistensera, Mohawk mothers, who have responsibilities from the kaianerekowa, great law, and teiohateh, two row, which have existed on turtle island since time immemorial. All the land and infrastructure thereon are for us to care for, since the beginning time and for all eternity. All governments and their institutions throughout turtle island know and acknowledge this.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Ignored as Oil and Gas Extraction Poisons the People and Land




Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Ignored as Oil and Gas Extraction Poisons the People and Land: Comment by Lisa DeVille

November 22, 2021

 

The Honorable Brenda Mallory

Chair, Council on Environmental Quality

730 Jackson Place, N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20503

 

    RE:    Comments on Proposed NEPA Regulations Revisions

        CEQ-2021-0002

 

Dear Ms. Mallory:

 

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions to the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in 2020. In our view the 2020 revisions are a move in the wrong direction because they reduce public input and analysis that is needed, especially for front line communities living near federal projects and energy development. 

 

My name is Lisa DeVille.  I am an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nation.  I and my family are lifelong residents of Mandaree on Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.  We live in the front lines of the Bakken oil and gas extraction where we witness the health, environment, and social impacts.  I am co-founder of Fort Berthold Protectors of Water Earth Rights, an affiliate to Dakota Resource Council.