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Mohawk Nation News 'McGill Law Students Stand with Wet'suwet'en'

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Posted on February 28, 2020





Mohawk Nation News

MNN. 28 FEB. 2020. akwehon ionkateriwarani entitawaneh. We are not Canadians.

The constitution act of 1982 is a continuation of their colonization of our land and people. It is impossible to bring our issues on colonization and genocide to the Admiralty Courts, WHICH IS FOR BANKS, CORPORATIONS ALWAYS ABOUT MONEY. The kaianerekowa was and still is the original law of this land. Our relationships are based on the teiohateh, the two row agreement.

McGill law students say that the indigenous people should be given the most respect because of sovereign law. UNDRIP UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People declared in 2007 has not been adopted by Canada. onowarekeh, turtle island, is the birthright of the tahatikonsontontie, the unborn onkwehonweh. According to our culture each of us are the original caretakers of all of turtle island. No one has a right to convey, surrender or sell any part of onowarekeh. It belongs only to the future ge…

Tohono O'odham Chairman testifies on dynamiting of O'odham burial place for the border wall

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Destruction of a sacred cultural site
 in international conflict is a war crime

By Brenda Norrell Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat
WASHINGTON -- Tohono O'odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris, Jr., testified before a Congressional committee and described the agony of knowing that as he testified, the Trump administration was blowing up a burial place of his ancestors for the border wall.

"It's hard to see the blasting you showed on the video today because I know in my heart and what our elders have told us and what we have learned that that area was home to our ancestors," said Norris, choking up. "Blasting and doing what we saw today has totally disturbed, totally forever damaged our people."

Wet'suwet'en demand RCMP stand down, discussions begin

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Wet'suwet'en demand RCMP stand down, discussions begin
Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en TerritoryCensored News
Feb. 27, 2020


We are seeing many pre-emptive and presumptive news reports, erroneously confirming that we have come to an agreement with the RCMP and the state. Before talks had even begun, mainstream and right wing media was reporting an end to the discussion, seeking to quell dissent and silence support for our position.

We confirm that discussions have begun today, but the terms of the discussions have yet to be determined and agreed upon.

We have not yet received, as a gesture of respect from the RCMP, the written confirmation that our demands will be met and upheld while discussions are ongoing, nor that discussions will continue after February 28th.

Please stand by and watch our pages and that of Unist'ot'en Camp for progress and updates. We thank you for your continued solidarity and support in this pivotal and stressful time.

Bomb threat made against Wet'suwet'en and Tyendinaga Mohawks as far right escalates talks of violence

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Bomb threat made against Wet'suwet'en and Tyendinaga Mohawks as far-right escalates talks of violence

By Erin Seattler Ricochet media A bomb threat made against the Wet’suwet’en and Tyendinaga Mohawks comes during escalating discussions of violence among Canada’s far-right, whose latest obsession is the non-violent Indigenous sovereignty movement that has dominated headlines for weeks. “You and your punk friends, the Mohawk warriors, need to call off the blockades,” reads an email sent on Feb. 26 to addresses associated with the Wet’suwet’en and Tyendinaga township. “If you don’t, you will find a bomb in your mailbox, and your parents will be in danger. “This is a threat, you are on notice.” The email address used to send the threat is linked to a recently suspended Twitter account, according to Anti-Racist Canada, a collective that tracks hate and extremism. Read the article at Ricochet media: https://ricochet.media/en/2961/bomb-threat-made-against-wetsuweten-and-tyendinaga-mohaw…

Tyendinaga Mohawks re-establish camp with big tent after police raid

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Tyendinaga Mohawks re-established camp after the police raid, put up a big tent, and now welcome others out to Wyman Road.
Video by Real Peoples Media.
https://www.facebook.com/realpeoplesmedia2016/videos/311921366435997/
On Friday evening, Feb. 28, 2020, a live stream shows two big tents at the Tyendinaga Camp on Wyman Road
"These camps are not going anywhere, they are just getting bigger."
"This is one of the most serious blockade tents I've ever seen."
"There's not a lot of trains going by, don't believe the hype."
"Nothing is over."
"Camp is still here," said the broadcaster from the Wyman Road Camp, where RCMP raided on Monday.
Watch Friday evening broadcast on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/realpeoplesmedia2016/videos/587216258528325/

Music video: Tyendinaga Mohawks re-establish camp with giant tent

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It’s takes village to stop a genocide — Mohawks set up giant tent
Real Peoples Media, Wednesday night, Feb. 26, 2020




Real Peoples Media
6 hrs ·
Even as a train rolled by last night, Mohawks gathered in a harsh rainstorm to put up a massive series of tents to house people on Wyman Rd. The people are building infrastructure and capacity for those willing to stand up against RCMP and OPP bullying on unceded indigenous lands.
Supporters of the Wet’suwet’en and Mohawks are invited to come and join the camp. Bring your own tents, plan to stay a while, follow the direction of camp organizers, bring what you need to support yourselves, and come be a part of history.

Mohawk Nation News 'Expect our Resistance'

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Posted on February 27, 2020





Expect our Resistance 

Mohawk Nation News

MNN. 27 Feb. 2020. Canada was made with the “last spike” of the illegal railroad paid for by the stolen “indian trust fund”. For every mile of track across Canada is a dead “indian”. In the front car was the army with gatling guns. That is why the private CN and CP rail companies never made a treaty with the original people of BC.


THESE WERE EMPTY TRAINS.
Read article at Mohawk Nation News http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2020/02/27/expect-our-resistance/

Mohawk describes being punched and choked by police during attack at Tyendinaga

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Punched, thrown on the ground and choked by police on Tyendinaga land, Mohawk Land Defender Nick Kolbasook describes the OPP attack at Wyman's Road in Tyendinaga

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Nick Kolbasook, Akwesasne Mohawk, said Tyendinaga Mohawk asked for help as they made their stand in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en and it was his responsibility to help.

When the Ontario Provincial Police attacked the Tyendinaga alongside the rail tracks on Monday, he said, "I wasn't resisting." 

Nick describes in this video how five police grabbed him, and two began punching him. Then they threw him on the ground.

"Two of them started punching me."

"They piled on me, drove me to the ground," he said, describing how they stepped on his arm.

"They began kicking me in the face," he said adding that they kicked him in the head.

"I got kicked in the face a lot."

"One of them got down and started choking me."

Nick was unable to breathe u…

Mohawk Warriors on Tracks: Train Did Not Slow Down

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Tyendinaga Mohawk Standoff with Police Along the Rail Tracks: Fires on Tracks, Mohawk Warriors on Tracks, Train Did Not Slow Down or Stop

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Feb. 26, 2020
Updated Feb. 27

Mohawk Warriors were on the tracks at 11 a.m. today and a train did not stop as it came through the Tyendinaga Mohawk Camp B. Mohawks are standing in solidarity with the Hereditary Chiefs of Wet'suwet'en and their struggle to protect their land from Coastal GasLink pipeline in B.C.
The young Mohawks Warriors would have been killed just now if they had not jumped off the tracks at the last minute, as shown in live coverage here by Real Peoples Media.
"We're standing with them because of climate change," Mohawk Spitting Bear told Censored News just now.
"We have a right to self-determination on our own land. We can ensure biodiversity."
"The world realizes we have the right ideas on environment and forest controlled burns."
"Trudeau's action re…

Wet'suwet'en talks with government may be back on -- but Hereditary Chiefs refuse to ask others to stand down

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By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Feb. 26, 2020

Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs said the meeting with Canada and BC, canceled hours ago because they refused to ask others to stand down, may be back on.
The government is now saying it was all a terrible miscommunication.
"A proposed meeting on Thursday between the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and provincial and federal government officials could be happening after all, the chiefs tell Global News.

Tyendinaga Live Wednesday Night Solidarity with Wet'suwet'en: Real Peoples Media

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Kahnawake Mohawks reinforce barricade after railroad gains injunction

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Barricade has support of Kahnawake community

Montreal Gazette “Visitors come with coffee, food, firewood and other goods to keep the protesters on the tracks supplied with everything they need for a long standoff. Others come just to keep their friends and relatives company, often with babies or small children in tow.” Barricade has support of Kahnawake Mohawk community: Montreal Gazette. https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/barricade-in-kahnawake-has-support-of-mohawk-community-and-beyond
Breaking news Wednesday afternoon:
CBC Wetsuweten Hereditary Chief Na'moks says governments canceled meetings with the Hereditary Chiefs at around 4:30PM today. "We would not ask other nations and allies to step down so both Governments have walked away," he said. Na'moks said BC and Canada had asked us to ask other nations and allies to step down. "We can't do that ... We live in a free country, we can't do that." Na'moks said the Mohawks are free to make…

ARIZONA BORDER WALL: Blasting of Mountain Sacred to O'odham Now Being Protested

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Wednesday Border Wall Action Planned at Arizona’s Organ Pipe National Monument
By the Center for Biological Diversity Censored News Contact: Laiken Jordahl, ljordahl@biologicaldiversity.org

LUKEVILLE, Ariz.— Activists will gather Wednesday morning near Monument Hill to protest the Trump administration’s blasting of a sacred mountain to build the border wall through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Customs and Border Protection scheduled a media event Wednesday, including detonations on the hill, at the same time that Tohono O’odham Chairman Ned Norris will testify at a congressional hearing about the administration’s destruction of sacred sites and cultural heritage.

“Blowing up sacred land is horrifying enough, but now the Trump administration will hold a dog-and-pony show to brag about it,” said Laiken Jordahl, borderlands campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It’s heartbreaking to watch them butcher this spectacular national monument and des…

Statement on Arrest of Documentary Filmmaker at New Hazelton Rail Blockade

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Statement on the Arrest of Documentary Filmmaker Melissa Cox

We are outraged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) decision to arrest our long-time colleague, journalist and filmmaker Melissa Cox, on the evening of February 24th 2020, at New Hazelton on unceded Gitxsan territory.

Ms. Cox has been documenting Wet’suwet’en land defenders’ efforts to resist Coastal GasLink’s pipeline project for nearly two months, filming for a documentary by the working title YINT’AH of which we are the producers, and filing video reports with other media outlets.

O'odham Burial Place to be Blown Up as O'odham Chairman Testifies on Sacred Site Destruction on Wednesday

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Laiken Jordahl, documenting the destruction on the Arizona border said, "In my dozens of visits to Organ Pipe since wall construction started, I've never seen a cactus being transplanted. Here's what's actually happening on the border."

O'odham Burial Place to be Blown Up as O'odham Chairman Testifies on Sacred Site Destruction on Wednesday

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Feb. 25, 2010


Update: Tohono O'odham testified before Congressional committee
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2020/02/tohono-oodham-chairman-testifies-on.html

Update on the protest today, Wednesday:
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2020/02/arizona-border-wall-blasting-of.html

Tohono O'odham Chairman Ned Norris, Jr., will testify before a Congressional hearing on the destruction of sacred sites on Wednesday at 2 pm. On the same day, the United States will blow up Monument Hill on Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, where O'odham burial remains were recently found.

U.S. Customs and Borde…

Secwepemc Rail Blockade: Hereditary Chief Arrested

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Watch live on Facebook Tuesday
BREAKING: 3 arrested in Secwépemc’ulecw Nation including 1 Hereditary Chief.

More actions in Shut Down Canada on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/brenda.norrell.90

URGENT CALL OUT: 15 RCMP vehicles along with CP Rail police are meeting in Chase, we are on the highway 5 km West of Chase, across the highway from Neskonlith hall. We are asking for all support to attend the Sacred Fire immediately.
The Secwepemc Sacred Fire was lit last night, February 24 at 8pm in solidarity with our Wet’suwet’en brothers and sisters. From one fire place to another we are uniting to challenge the Canadian government to fulfill its promises and obligations to our Nations. We have lived too long without recognition and protection of our rights and title, of our pristine land and clean water. We have suffered for generations, our children taken from us, our forests cut down, our mountains mined, our homes destroyed, our People displaced. Canada has no deed to our lands, no ri…

MOHAWK NATION NEWS: THE WAR AIN’T OVER TIL THE GREAT PEACE WINS!

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Posted on February 25, 2020
Mohawk Nation News http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2020/02/25/the-war-aint-over-til-the-great-peace-wins/ ALERT – CPRAIL GOT INJUNCTION AGAINST KAHNAWAKE. MNN. Feb. 25, 2020. The wetsuweten issue is political. CN stopped their own trains, not the natives.
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OUR DUTY IS TO MAKE A BETTER WORLD. HOW TO STOP THOSE WHO STOP AT NOTHING, BY NOT STOPPING, THROUGH THE POWER OF THE GREAT PEACE BASED ON THE GREAT NATURAL POWER. WE ARE EXPOSING THE TRUTH.   On Feb. 16 the prime Ministers office PMO announced, “Following the government’s ongoing efforts to address infrastructure disruptions across the country, the Prime Minister will convene on Feb. 17 tomorrow to discuss steps forward. Our priority remains the safety and security of all Canadians and the swift resolution of this issue. To restore service across the rail system in accordance with the law.” Rule of law is based upon the Jay Treaty of Trade & Commerce 1794, Article 3 [the achilles heel] exempts “Indians” an…