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Friday, September 22, 2017

Mohawk Nation News 'Kanekota Women File Objection'


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MNN. Sept. 22, 2017. The following notice is served on the violators of the kaia-nere-kowa by Registered Mail on September 22, 2017. 
TO: The Township of Southgate , 185667 Grey Cty Rd 9
RR 1 Dundalk On N0C 1B0, 519-923-3483, Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation PO Box 15   Orangeville, Ontario, Canada L9W 2Z5, Corporation of Canada and Corporation of Ontario
Regarding Bio-Fuel Proposal in Dundalk Ontario within kanekota, a territory in kanienkeh, also known as rotino-shonni-onwe 
FROM: The kohtihon-tia-kwenio of the kanion-keh-haka/Mohawk of the of the rotino-shonni-onwe [Iroquois].
OBJECTION: To the encroachment by the corporate entities on a portion of our territory known by the occupiers as the “Haldimand tract” and by the onkwe-hon-weh as kanekota. It is located on the northern part of the British protectorate for the kanion-ke-haka. The corporate encroachers are trying to illegally install a biomass development on kanekota without our knowledge or permission. This imposition violates the kaia-nere-kowa, the original instructions of creation, and the order made by Captain General Haldimand in 1784.  
BASIS OF ACTION: WAMPUM 44 OF THE kaia-nereh-kowa, the great peace.
WHEREAS the original instructions designates the kohtihon-tia-kwenio – the women – are the natural caretakers of the land, water and air of “onowarekeh” [Turtle Island] since the beginning, to preserve and protect the land for the future generations.
WHEREAS the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People affirms that the all corporate entities must seek our permission and consent to encroach on our land.
WHEREAS states must fully explain their intentions for and violations of all life on turtle island; we hereby notify the above noted corporations and the Chief of the General Staff in London, of this current violation of the kaia-nere-kowa.
WHEREAS According to the original instructions between us and creation, the kohtihon-tia-kwenio, speaking for all life, order these corporations to protect all life on ono-ware-keh or leave turtle island.
WE, THE kohti-hon-tia-kwennio OF THE rotino-shonni-onwe, MAKE NOTICE OF THIS OBJECTION AS FULL AND FAIR NOTICE THAT:
These corporations will not violate our authority as true natural caretakers of the land since the beginning of the original instructions to survive and coexist with all nature as brothers and sisters on mother earth; that no foreign sovereign will pass laws and legislation violating this; and that these entities must deal with the kohtihon-tia-kwenio as required under our original instructions; that all individual or foreign entities shall not invade our human, spiritual and political rights on ono-ware-keh; and that they shall come to us through proper diplomatic channels to explain how they will fully adhere to the original instructions on all issues affecting land, water, air and all life on ono-ware-keh. turtle island.
1)The women do not tolerate violations of the original instructions, ancient customs, traditions, inherent rights and agreements by the corporations of Canada and its entities. The women and the waters from the ground have a duty to sustain all life without interference.
2)These corporations are ordered to inform the women as the inherent authority on these lands and waters on behalf of our mother earth on how they will carry out the original instructions.
3)Should these corporations breach the original instructions of creation, necessary measures shall be taken. Govern yourselves accordingly.
Kanion’ke:haka of the rotino’shonni:onwe:
kohtihon’tia:kwennio rotiskarewake /s/________________
Contact: 519-925-9695. thahoketoteh, rotiskarewake aserakowa 4-325 Robert Street, Shelburne, [inside kanekota] ON L9V 3B8.
To: Prime Minister Hon. Justin Trudeau, 80 Wellington St. Ottawa ON K1A; Premier of Ontario Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Ontario Legislature, Toronto 416-42-6777,; Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB”
Tekentiokwenhuksten are the 49 families that make up the rotino-shonni-onwe/Iroquois confederacy. They form the circle that exercises the power of the people that comes from the original instructions.  
Notice published on Sept. 22, 2017.
The Skillet sing about resistance: “I am a nation, I am a million faces. Formed together, made for elevation. I am a soldier, I won’t surrender. Faith is like a fire that never burns to embers. (Who’s gonna stand up, who’s gonna fight?) The voice of the unheard (Who’s gonna break these chains and lies?) Love is the answer. I gotta speak it, believe it, that’s how I feel inside. can’t, can’t sit here quiet.”
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