MNN. Sep. 18. 2015. McGill students paying fees to the Board of Governors or Academic Senate may be committing a crime. There is no denial that McGill University is illegally on rotino’sonni:onwe land in the center of tsionni’tiotake, aka Hoceraga, aka Montreal. The money to build it was borrowed in 1850 from Six Nations Trust Funds and never repaid. We ask the students to support an honest resolution to the matter.
ongwe’hon:weh In & Out trays.
To date we are owed at least $1.005 trillion, not counting McGill, Osgoode Hall, the failed Grand River Nativigation and others … A Six Nations ongwe’hon:weh provides a short list. The Rotino’shonni:onwe [Iroquois Confederacy] comprises the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora Nations. The colonial government saw that the rotino’shonni:onwe was becoming a very wealthy powerhouse. They decided to declare us as incompetents and placed all of our rent monies into a trust. This is a partial list of the Crown’s handling of that trust as of March 2013:
In 1845, $14,717.00 was illegally taken and never paid back. With the government’s standard 6% compounded interest rate, it is worth $223 million today.
In 1846, $16,487.00 was embezzled by Canada which is now worth $223,957,349.93.
In 1846, $17,650.00 went to the city of Toronto, which is now worth $249,405,836.90.
Between 1836 and 1858, $59,600.00 in unauthorized withdrawals were taken and not returned which is now $707,115,842.36.
Between 1853 and 1857, $310,124.00 was taken to build Upper Canada which is now worth $2.4 billion.
And, in 1854, $133,600.00 was taken to build turnpikes, now worth $1,007,148,041.82.
McGill military plan.
This fund was earned by our own business initiatives and NOT money paid to Six Nations out of Canada or CROWN funds. There are many outstanding and separate land claims currently languishing in the CROWN portfolio.
This outstanding debt must be repaid to the Six Nations Trust Fund, along with the infra-structures that we invested in. We are capable of managing our funds and resources.
The kohtihon’tia:kwenni are in the process of setting up a meeting with the appropriate people at McGill. We are waiting for a proper reply in a reasonable time. We appreciate their offer of meeting with Andre Domocoupolis, Dean of Students, who is of insufficient level for such an important decision-making issue.
As McGill graduate, Leonard Cohen, wrote: “Everybody knows that the dice are loaded. Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed. Everybody knows the war is over. Everybody knows the good guys lost. Everybody knows the fight was fixed. The poor stay poor, the rich get rich. That’s how it goes. Everybody knows.”