August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, February 27, 2020

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

It’s takes village to stop a genocide — Mohawks set up giant tent

Real Peoples Media, Wednesday night, Feb. 26, 2020

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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'

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.


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

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
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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 until the officer stopped choking him. 

Then he was arrested and stuffed into a dog cage.

Nick said the police came on to Tyendinaga land and attacked the people. "This is all Mohawk territory."

"They brutalized people and treated people like animals."

"I love all my people. I love my land."

"Our laws, our traditions were here before Canadian laws."

Nick's message is for people to have more compassion and understanding, and to take on more responsibility.

After the public viewed this video yesterday, there has been a widespread demand for felony assault charges to be filed against the Ottawa Provincial Police officers who committed this crime.

Real Peoples Media said, "In this video Nick Kolbasook speaks about what happened to him when the OPP violently attacked Mohawk people who refused to let trains run through their lands. The Mohawks objected to Canada committing an act of genocide by using the RCMP to forcefully remove the Wet'suwet'en people from their lands in order to run a pipeline through their pristine lands."

Watch video at Real Peoples Media

Mohawk Warriors on Tracks: Train Did Not Slow Down

This train did not slow down or stop for Tyendinaga Mohawks at Camp B on the tracks. "If the Warriors didn't move, they would have been hit," Real Peoples Media broadcaster said during the live stream at 11:50 a.m. "This could be seen as a major escalation."
Fires of wooden pallets were burning on the tracks to halt trains, as well as one vehicle.

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
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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 reflects his relationship with oil and gas. They own him. This is the real threat to humanity."
"Trudeau is fighting back by going after Native People. Using chemical weapons, with tear gas pointed," Spitting Bear said as Belleville Police along the rail tracks held tear gas and weapons pointed at the Tyendinaga Mohawk camp today.
"We manage our relationship with Mother Earth," Spitting Bear said.

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Across Canada today, blockades are currently underway at borders, bridges, ports, highways and on the tracks, after Hereditary Chiefs were arrested on Monday and Tuesday at the Secwepemc and Gitxsan rail blockades in B.C.
On Monday, the Tyendinaga Mohawk camp was raided and 10 Warriors were arrested.

Fires burning on tracks alongside Tyendinaga Camp B on Wednesday

Quebec Premier makes inflammatory statement about weapons

Meanwhile, the Premier of Quebec is making false statements about Mohawks having automatic weapons.
Kenneth Deer, a spokesperson for the protesters in Kahnawake, said Legault was making “false statements.”
“We are absolutely shocked and totally dismayed by the comments of Premier Legault,” Deer, secretary of the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake, told Montreal Gazette.
“I think it’s highly irresponsible. We are totally and absolutely not armed and we don’t intend to be armed.”
Deer said the people of Kahnawake “are committed to a peaceful resolve and continue to support the Wet’suwet’en people in this struggle.”
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake also denounced Legault’s statements.
“The Premier needs to be far more careful in his actions,” Ietsénhaienhs Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer said in a statement. “Once certain statements are made, they often can’t be taken back. Using terms like “armed” and “AK-47’s” is extremely inflammatory and, in fact, dangerous. It could be interpreted as an intent to incite a response.”
Speaking in French: "The Sûreté du Québec is slow to intervene to lift the blockade in Kahnawake since residents of the reserve have assault weapons," said Premier François Legault.

Arrests now number 127
Attorney Irinia Ceric said today that it appears that the total number of Wetsuweten Solidarity and 'Shutdown Canada' arrests is 127. This is not including the 29 arrests on #Wetsuweten territory during the enforcement of the CGL injunction. There were 16 arrests at two actions in late January.

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

 Na'moks, a spokesman for the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs, holds a press conference in Smithers, B.C., Tuesday, Jan.7, 2020,. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amy Smart

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.

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