'DON’T MESS WITH OUR LAND!'
Statement by Mohawk Mothers
Allegations of unmarked graves of Indigenous children left by MK-Ultra psychiatric experiments on the site of the Allan Memorial Institute of McGill University lead the kanien'kehá:ka kahnistensera (mohawk mothers), sovereign caretakers of the unceded territory of Montreal, to block the project of re-purposing the Royal Victoria Hospital, and to reclaim a forensic and archaeological investigation on the site.
Tionni’tio’tià:kon (Montreal), Quebec, October 18, 2021. The kanien'kehá:ka kahnistensera (mohawk mothers), caretakers of the quenondah (two mountains/mount royal) by virtue of their connection with mother earth, demand the immediate suspension of all reconstruction plans for the Royal Victoria Hospital and Allan Memorial Institute sites on the campus of McGill University, for the following reasons: 1) The site is unceded kanien'kehá:ka territory. Only the kahnistensera can give permission to do anything on this land; 2) The site contains archaeological remains from the original precolonial Iroquoian village; 3) The grounds of the Allan Memorial Institute must be investigated for potential unmarked graves and proof of atrocities committed during the MK-Ultra program, between 1954 and 1963.