Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pueblo Council and Hopi: Grand Canyon Escalade is threat to religious freedom

Save the Confluence photo
Hopi and Pueblos cite Escalade Project as threat to religious freedom

By Brenda Norrell
Indigenous Resistance
French translation by Christine Prat
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans NAIS

ALBUQUERQUE -- The All Pueblo Council of Governors voted to oppose the Grand Canyon Escalade project on sacred land near where the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers converge.
The Pueblo Council joined Hopis when the Council passed the resolution opposing the project, stating that the tram and tourism development would violate sacred springs and prayer places and violate the final resting place of ancestors. Already Hopis cited the development as a threat to religious freedom.
Navajos living in Bodaway Gap, on the western edge of the Navajo Nation, have been fighting the project. The Save the Confluence website describes the fragile ecosystem and the threat to the traditional Dine' way of life.
Among the Confluence Partners pushing for the development is former Navajo President Albert Hale. Hale resigned as Navajo president during a financial corruption probe of his office, and exposure in Navajo Times of his public affair with his press secretary, and was quickly appointed to fill a vacancy in the Arizona Legislature by the governor.
In September, Hopi Chief of Staff Marilyn Fredericks, on behalf of the office of Hopi Chairman Herman Honanie, released the following statement, after the Zuni Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo and Laguna Pueblo joined the Hopi Tribe in opposing the Grand Canyon Escalade project.
"The Pueblo people have historically come together to join forces against threats to their land, culture and lifeways.
"On Aug. 18 another historical coming together to protect the confluence of the Colorado River and the Little Colorado River took place in Zuni Pueblo and resulted in unanimous opposition to the Grand Canyon Escalade Project by the Governors of Zuni Pueblo, Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo and the Hopi Tribe. Ongtuppqa, the Grand Canyon, is spiritually significant to the Hopi, Zuni, Acoma and Laguna people.
"Hopi Tribal Chairman Herman G. Honanie, Vice-Chairman Alfred Lomahquahu, Hopi Tribal Council Members George Mase and Lamar Keevama, Zuni Pueblo Governor Arlen P. Quetawki, Sr., Acoma Pueblo Governor Fred S. Vallo, Sr., and Laguna Pueblo Governor Richard B. Laurkie, all voiced their unanimous opposition on behalf of their respective governments.
"In 2012, when Hopi religious leaders voiced their concerns related to sacred sites, the Hopi Tribe enacted Resolution H-113-2012 in opposition to the Escalade Project. The Hopi Tribe called on other tribes, the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, National Congress of American Indians, and the National Park Service to join the Hopi Tribe in opposing the commercial development. Since that time the Hopi Tribe has voiced its concerns to the Navajo Council, to Navajo President Shelly and we are actively pursuing all avenues of opposition to the Grand Canyon Escalade Project.
"On June 16 Zuni Pueblo enacted Resolution No. M70-2014-Q066, asserting aboriginal and ancestral ties to the Grand Canyon, their relationship with the Canyon through sacred sites, shrines, springs and pilgrimages to the Canyon and strong opposition to the proposed Grand Canyon Escalade project.
"On August 20 the Zuni Pueblo and Hopi Tribe formalized their opposition by petitioning the All Pueblo Council of Governors to support the coalition of the Hopi Tribe, Zuni, Acoma and Laguna Pueblos in their sincere efforts to protect the confluence against commercial development and wrongful exploitation that threatens traditional cultural properties shared by several tribes who have a direct religious connections to the Grand Canyon.
"Should the Grand Canyon Escalade Project become a reality, several identified sacred shrines will be disturbed or erased. Sacred sites cannot simply be moved or documented under federal regulations called 'mitigation.' Adverse impact on the animals, plants, water and landscape is inevitable as they are part of life present in the canyon and deserve reverence and respect.
"The Grand Canyon, the Confluence, and the Little Colorado River all have place names that have significance to Native Americans and the general public, described as a "church without a roof" in the New York Times on Aug. 10, 2014. However, it is much, much more to the Hopi Tribe. The geological landscape of the Grand Canyon is part of the aboriginal lands of the first inhabitants of the Colorado Plateau. The Zuni, Laguna, Acoma and Hopi will continue to exercise their religious obligations and pilgrimages to the ancestral sacred sites in the Grand Canyon. Ongtupqa, in its natural state, is certainly eligible as a World Heritage Site and the Hopi Tribe calls on Ann Kirkpatrick and the Arizona Delegation to join the Hopi, Zuni, Acoma and Laguna pueblos to protect this National Heritage Site.
"The entire region of the Grand Canyon and Colorado Rivers continues to be under threats that will forever change the landscape. It is of paramount importance that the Grand Canyon Escalade Project be seen as a very real threat to the religious freedom of Native Americans who view the Grand Canyon as their place of worship," the Hopi chairman's office said.

Protester “chipmunks” obstruct work at Utah tar sands mine; 5 arrested

Protester “chipmunks” obstruct work at Utah tar sands mine; 5 arrested

A masked person gives a double thumbs up in front of stopped machine. (hi res)
Press Contact:
Raphael Cordray
Sept. 30, 2014 | For Immediate Release
PR SPRINGS, Utah–Protesters again stopped work at the construction site of the first tar sands mine in the US.  Five people were later arrested and jailed but the campaign to stop the mine said the resistance will not relent until all tar sands plans are canceled.
By moving quickly through the site to obstruct numerous construction vehicles, just a handful of speedy protesters were able to shut down the enormous construction project on a sprawling 213 acres in Utah’s Book Cliffs.
The action took place Sept. 23.
“Direct, physical intervention is necessary to halt the completion of this toxic project,” said one protester. “If just five percent of those people at the People’s Climate March in New York City came to Utah, we could shut down tar sands construction for good–and probably get away with it.”

Two masked people sit with several large construction vehicles halted in the background. (hi res)
A playful video of the action released by Utah Tar Sands Resistance shows protesters donning chipmunk masks, running, dancing and posing for pictures among the many halted machines.
Despite the humor, protesters say Utah tar sands development threatens the safety of drinking water for 40 million people and would cause irreparable damage to the land, including clear-cutting of old-growth juniper, fir and pine forest.
US Oil Sands began major construction of their strip mine in 2014 and hopes for commercial sales beginning sometime in 2015. Hundreds of people have participated in actions disrupting construction work this year, vowing to prevent functioning of the mine. Including the new five defendants, 27 people from Utah and throughout the Americas are facing criminal charges in connection with protest actions.
Construction of the mine is scheduled to end this month due to oncoming winter conditions. Protesters have vowed to return in the spring.

Mining and war devastation silenced at World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Protest in the Philippines
Devastation of mining and war censored, Pacific Islanders withdraw support for Indigenous World Conference

Protest in Toronto of Hudbay mine in Guatemala
By Brenda Norrell
Indigenous Resistance
Mining is among the leading causes of murder, rape, assassinations and disappearances of Indigenous Peoples globally.
However the non-profits, especially those at the United Nations, are strangely silent about the fact.
The seizure of land, water and resources for mining, and the violence against Indigenous Peoples defending these, should be a priority at the UN, with coal, uranium and metals mining topping the list.
Another leading threat to Indigenous Peoples is nuclear dumping and the effect of war, especially on women and children. As revealed in this statement by Pacific Islanders, demilitarization was censored at the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2014/09/demilitarization-censored-pacific.html
Kalamaoka’aina Niheu, of the Pacific Caucus, said, “It is with great sadness and outrage to find at the 11th hour that Paragraph 21 regarding Demilitarization has been removed from the Outcome Document.”
“For this reason, Ohana Koa –Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific can no longer consent to our participation in the High Level Plenary Meeting (HLPM) also known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP).”
There is no mention of mining or militarization in the outcome document for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, held in New York in September:
The censorship of the voices for peace, and against mining and war, is not new in Indian country.
Louise Benally, Dine' (Navajo) resisting Peabody Coal's coal mining, forced relocation and US militarization, was censored by Indian Country Today when she opposed the Iraq war, comparing it to the genocidal forced Long Walk of Navajos.
Remembering her great-grandfather forced on the Long Walk to the prison camp at Fort Sumner, N.M., Benally said, “The U.S. military first murders your people and destroys your way of life while stealing your culture, then forces you to learn their evil ways of lying and cheating." http://bsnorrell.tripod.com/id78.html

In October, Pacific Islanders will block the world's largest coal port in canoes.

Thirty Pacific Climate Warriors from 12 different islands will arrive on Australian shores to stand up to the coal and gas industry. "We are now excited to announce that on October 17th, the Pacific Climate Warriors will use the canoes they have built to paddle out into the harbour of the world’s largest coal port – Newcastle – to stop coal exports for a day."

For permission to repost this article brendanorrell@gmail.com

Day 56: Secwepemc Blockade Imperial Metals Mine

Day 56: Secwepemc Blockade Imperial Metals Mine

By Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp
Censored News

On Day 56 of the disaster we are burning. The sacred fire lit by the Secwepemc women on August 18th 2014 at the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine site has spread, is spreading. 

We spend the morning at the Klabona Keepers hunting blockade finalizing plans and then acting them out. It's time. After our presentation and meeting on Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine, the Klabona Keepers, the Tahltan elders come to a consensus decision. Now is the time to mobilize.

So we pack up our beds and we pack up our bags and we head up the road, we head to the mine. Over 10 cars and trucks with wood and supplies go up the Imperial Metals Red Chris road and early in the afternoon, light a sacred fire and block the road. There are grandmothers and children, Elders and mothers, young men and young women. It is a joyous occasion. The community standing strong and in unison.

Tim Fisch, former Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine general manager, now managing Imperial Metals Red Chris mine pays us a visit. He refuses to answer simple questions. Next, the Dease Lake RCMP visit. The last time they visited, Klabona Keepers had RCMP snipers trained on them.

It's colder up here and it's raining, the wall tents are up and the bus is heating. The Elders are joyful and the children are happy. We are standing up, standing strong, we are stopping the destroying.

We call on our friends and allies in every community across this so called nation for an EMERGENCY DAY OF ACTION. On Wednesday, we all act. So occupy an office, set up a meeting, march on Imperial Metals headquarters in Vancouver 580 Hornby Street. Show up at your legislature, at your parliament if you're East. Make it known you are standing with us. Make it known we are standing. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Demilitarization Censored: Pacific Islanders withdraw support for Indigenous World Conference

"What happens at the UN when indigenous peoples even attempt to speak to the issue of demilitarization? We are forced to leave the "process" with the one thing we cannot even consider bargaining away: our conscience." -- Noho Hewa

Statement by Kalamaoka’aina Niheu
Ohana Koa-NFIP
Censored News

Aloha kakou,
It is with great sadness and outrage to find at the 11th hour that Paragraph 21 regarding Demilitarization has been removed from the Outcome Document.
For this reason, Ohana Koa –Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific can no longer consent to our participation in the High Level Plenary Meeting (HLPM) also known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP).
At every stage in the process on the road to the HLPM, demilitarization has been a critical demand for the different regions throughout the world. Its removal at this stage indicates a gross disregard for one of the key issues facing our community and an indication of the lack of strength of this document.
Military violence, occupation, transport, storage, practice, and construction have been the cornerstone for the destruction of all Indigenous Peoples. For what reason have we been forced to watch as our culture, lands, and peoples are destroyed and abused for economic gain? Because political power grows out of the barrel of their guns.
Unfortunately this is far from the only key issue that has been significantly diluted in this process. If the intent were to remove the teeth in order to prove more palatable to the States, I would deem this a success.
But this is far from my only concern.
A second has been with the lack of adequate processes to ensure true Free Prior and Informed consent in the practice of how we have been moving forward. There have been several instances where it has been made clear to the participants that if they do not follow the lead of the Global Coordinating Group, that they will no longer be allowed a seat at the table. I have observed this with several members of the Pacific Caucus who have been denied position and funding based upon their role as critics in this process. Indigenous peoples are rarely able to afford joining these meetings halfway across the world without funding. Refusal of funding in this case is equivalent to silencing; a practice of selective inclusion that is the cornerstone of manufacturing consent.
One of the most disturbing recent proposals was to bring back only a few GCG approved members of the North American Indian People’s Caucus (NAIPC) after their caucus officially called for a cessation of the HLPM. A bypassing of the UN designated and recognized NAIPC leadership. I asked, would Italy allow Germany to determine their representative? No. Yet we would have the other Caucuses determine the representation of NAIPC? It is an incredibly dangerous precedent and indicates the lack of checks and balances to this process.
Third is a clear disconnect with the key issues facing Indigenous Peoples and their implementation. Case in point is the Climate Change March, occurring concurrently with the HLMPM. It is a landmark demonstration on Climate Change involving thousands in New York. Instead of encouraging leadership roles, the GCG refused to allow the Indigenous representatives to the HLP to participate or allow for accomodations of the schedule to honor this critical issue threatening the survival of the entire world; an issue for which we are only beginning to feel the full effects; an issue which we, as the first peoples of the land, already have many solutions.
The list of reasons is far from complete and the concerns shared by many hundreds of other Peoples who have previously withdrawn their consent to this process.
As always I will stand in Solidarity with my brothers and sisters. Many of you whom I have met are doing truly inspiring work and are struggling nobly in your own lands to find justice. However, I can no longer in good conscience participate in a process that does not act upon the principles it espouses. We withdraw our consent from this process and will no longer attend.
Malama pono,
Kalamaoka’aina Niheu
Ohana Koa-NFIP

Listen: Are Indigenous issues being sold out at the UN?

Kalamaoka’aina Niheu position, interactive discussion #2, WCIP

By arnie
Interactive discussion #2
Presented by Kalamaoka’aina Niheu
Hawaii, Pacific Caucus
Aloha aina. Kalamaoka’aina Kil Soon Niheu o Ka Pae ‘Aina o Hawaii Nei. Pali Ku o na Ko’olau. Kapapa, moku o Hina.
Indigenous peoples’ lands, territories, resources, ocean, and water
The Pacific Caucus supports the statements provided by various Caucuses here at the Informal Interactive Dialogue. In particular, that not enough progress has been made since the adoption of the UNDRIP. Our priorities from the Alta Outcome Document (AOD) and UNDRIP are as follows.
1. “Recommend that states implement a human rights and ecosystem-based approach to climate change while also recognizing Indigenous peoples’ world views and positive contributions to combatting climate change.” AODS Theme 1 Para 7
Rationale: International initiatives and state policies on climate change can negatively impact on the rights of Indigenous Peoples in profound ways. Examples include the low lying islands and atolls such as Kiribas, Tokelau, and the Marshall Islands where climate change is causing sea levels to rise. The “hungry tide” this has caused threatens to overwhelm many of our homes and many are faced with imminent displacement. Deliberate and meaningful inclusion of Indigenous Peoples’ perspectives with Free, Prior, and Informed Consent will help ensure that more definitive solutions will be reached in regards to climate change.
2. “Indigenous peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.”Article 3 UNDRIP
Rationale: Proposed mechanisms need to include protection from exploitation via transnational corporations. International transnational corporations are making agreements that bridge nations and territories. In our region the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could have devastating, long range affects, as noted by the current suit arising from one district in Hawaii who created legislation that would place restrictions on GMO’s. The companies are now suing that district. The TPPA could provide a framework for future suits against both Nations and IP’s. (The link is included below and the article is attached for those who are interested in learning more)
3. “Recommend States cease current, and refrain from any further, militarization and initiate processes to demilitarize the lands, territories, waters and oceans of Indigenous Peoples. This can be achieved inter alia through the repeal and/or discontinuance of “anti terrorist”, national security, immigration, border control and other special laws, regulations, operations and executive orders that violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Special measures should be taken to ensure the protection of Indigenous Elders, women, youth, children and persons with disabilities, particularly in the context of armed conflicts.” Theme 3 AODs Para 7
Rationale: Military zones and areas result in long-term sequelae which disproportionately affects the first peoples of the land. In our region this includes but is not limited to Hawaii, Guam, West Papua, Maluku, French Polynesia, and the Marshall Islands. There is still a great deal of damage and contamination from past activities. Kaho’olawe has significant unexploded ordnance from live fire training and irradiation may affect Bikini Atoll, Marshalls, Mo’oroa, French Polynesia, Kalama Atoll, and Hawaii in perpetuity. Current activities include the training of the Indonesian army at Pohakuloa, Hawaii for deployment in West Papua and Maluku. It is with particular pain that we as Kanaka Maoli have our lands be utilized in the oppression of our cousins throughout the Pacific.
Environmental degradation from military activities has resulted in the inability to harvest and cultivate the foods that nourish our communities. One clear example is Pearl Harbor which used to be an enormous, traditional aquaculture site but now is too toxic to eat anything in its waters.
Globally, armed conflict has resulted in displacement and fear of cultural genocide. Of particular note are the effects on women and children in the cases of violence, human trafficking and sex trade. The stated justification for militarisation in many of these situations is to combat terrorism but the repression of Indigenous Peoples is the main outcome.
Mahalo a me Malama pono

Tribunal on Indian Boarding Schools 2014

October 22 - 25



You’re invited to attend our forum focused on the experiences of Native children who were forced at early ages to attend Indian boarding schools.  This Tribunal is scheduled for October 22 through the 25th, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, in Oneida, Wisconsin.
A panel of qualified Native judges will be listening to the witnesses as they provide first hand testimony of the abuse and mistreatment they suffered at the hands of the federal government and religious institutions while being forced to live away from their families and Nations.  At the conclusion of the Tribunal, the Judges will issue an executive summary with their findings and recommendations.  The executive summary will be shared with Native communities.


Media Advisory
12 September 2014
Contact: Blue Skies Foundation, Inc., N5679 Skylark Drive, DePere, WI 54115. Dorothy Ninham at (920) 869-2641 or Gina Buenrostro at (920) 366-0939. Email: mail@blueskiesfoundation.info.

Forum To Document The Boarding School Experiences Of Native Americans

The Blue Skies Foundation will host a forum for and about Indian boarding school survivors – the first event of its kind in the United States – on 22-25 October at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Oneida, Wisconsin. The event is open to the public and admission is free.
“Our purpose is to raise awareness of the treatment of Native children while in boarding schools and further our understanding of the effects of this treatment. By bringing this issue into the open, healing can begin. And while we have the ability to capture the first hand accounts from our people, it is vitally important that we do so,” said Dorothy Ninham, Director.
American Indian boarding schools were established in the U.S. during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to educate Native American children and youths according to mainstream standards. They were first established by Christian missionaries of various denominations, who often started schools on reservations and founded boarding schools for children who did not have schools nearby, especially in the lightly populated areas of the West. Eventually, the U.S. government paid religious societies to provide education to Native American children on reservations. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bureau of Indian Affairs founded additional boarding schools based on the assimilation model of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. The number of Native American children in the boarding schools reached a peak in the 1970s, with an estimated enrollment of 60,000 in 1973.
The boarding schools caused untold damage to the fabric of Native American families and communities. In numerous ways, the children were forced to abandon their Native American identities and cultures. Children were forced to change their appearance, forbidden to speak their native languages, and given names to replace their traditional names.  In recent years, investigations have revealed the occurrence of sexual, physical, and mental abuse at the schools.
Co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center; Human Rights Action Center, Washington, DC; and others the forum will examine the government’s residential school program and provide to survivors the opportunity to share their stories with the public, as well as a panel of distinguished judges who will provide conclusions and recommendations. Testimony also will be filmed to create a permanent record of survivors’ accounts. The Foundation will host a live stream of the forum from its Web site.
Those interested in attending and/or providing testimony may register at www.blueskiesfoundation.info

Canada Attacks Indigenous Rights at UN

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation at Peoples' Climate March, ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York. Photo by Zack Embree.

Excerpt from Vancouver Observer:

In response to Canada's objections over the non-binding document on Indigenous rights, high-profile First Nations groups issued a strongly-worded joint statement condemning the federal government's stance:  

Indigenous peoples' organizations and human rights groups are outraged that the federal government used a high level United Nations forum on Indigenous rights as an opportunity to continue its unprincipled attack on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
On Monday, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples -- a high level plenary of the UN General Assembly in New York -- adopted a consensus statement reaffirming support for the UN Declaration.
Canada was the only member state to raise objections.
Chief Perry Bellegarde, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, said, "The World Conference was an opportunity for all states to reaffirm their commitment to working constructively with Indigenous peoples to uphold fundamental human rights standards. Alone among all the UN members, Canada instead chose to use this forum to make another unprincipled attack on those very standards."
The Outcome Document, the product of many months of negotiations between states and Indigenous representatives prior to the World Conference, calls on member states to take "appropriate measures at the national level, including legislative, policy and administrative measures, to achieve the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples."
The Outcome Document also affirms provisions in the UN Declaration that decisions potentially affecting the rights of Indigenous peoples should be undertaken only with their free, prior and informed consent.
After the Outcome Document was adopted, Canada filed a two page statement of objections, saying that it could not commit to uphold provisions in the UN Declaration that deal with free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) if these provisions were "interpreted as a veto."
The notion that the Declaration could be interpreted as conferring an absolute and unilateral veto power has been repeatedly raised by Canada as a justification for its continued opposition to the Declaration. This claim, however, has no basis either in the UN Declaration or in the wider body of international law.

Read article in Vancouver Observer

First Nation groups condemn federal government's "indefensible attack" on Indigenous rights at UN meeting


Willie Nelson, Neil Young honored for Keystone XL fight!

(Photo above by Michael Friberg / Bold Nebraska

Bold Nebraska
Indigenous Resistance

Willie Nelson and Neil Young honored by the Rosebud, Oglala, Ponca and Omaha Nations for their dedication to family farmers, ranchers and native families. The buffalo hide was hand-painted by artist Steve Tamayo and volunteers called "Pipeline Fighters" with symbols to tell the story of people killing the black snake which in tribal prophecy is believed to be the Keystone XL pipeline, a threat to land and water.

The "Harvest the Hope" concert featuring headliners Willie Nelson and Neil Young took place on Sept. 27, 2014 at the Tanderup farm near Neligh, NE.

Proceeds from the event will go to Bold Nebraska, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, to fund the ongoing fight against the Keystone XL pipeline, and small, community-based clean energy projects on farms and tribal lands.

Details on the concert:
Photo Mitch Paine
 — with Chris Firethunder andMiranda Thunder Hawk.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mohawk Nation News 'BEER HALL PUTSCH'


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MNN. Sep. 25, 2014. The tactics that Doug Ford is using for his election campaign for mayor of Toronto reminds us of Hitler’s famous “beer hall putsch” to totally control a meeting. Hitler went into the beer halls with his armed brown shirt goons and provocateurs. They shouted, screamed and threatened anyone who questioned him. He became a national figure. After that success he created the National Socialist Party NAZI. Nobody dared interfere because the Zionists were behind it. To end the chaos, the authorities would come in and convince the cowering people to give in to Hitler.
Corporate band/tribal councils.
Corporate councils: “Okay Chief. The guys are going into the meeting to stir them up good!”

Toronto all candidates .meeting for mayor
Toronto all candidates meeting for mayor.
Ford’s life mission is to become mayor. He goes to the housing projects and hands out $20 to $50 to poor people on the streets. A putsch is organized. They’re bussed in to create a loud circus to drown out his co-candidates. See: Toronto City Hall Election Debate.
This putsch formula is being used on those who oppose government policies, in particular the pipeline and theft of our lands. We are made to feel like we have no future unless we accept the bullying and destructive plans of the corporate elite. Our communities and organizations are infiltrated with provocateurs, such as the “pipeline police” mercenaries who are being trained by the RCMP, big oil and Canada. SeeMNN Pipeline Police.The distraction is some contentious issue like racial purity to stop us from raising important matters. Kept off the table is the constant theft of everything we have and being coerced to sign one-sided agreements with big business for our resources. A prime concern is the Canada-RCMP-Big Oil setting up of the “pipeline police”. Public meetings are filled with rowdy gangs who attack those who raise these kinds of questions. Shouters dominate. Marches, threats, violence and fear divert our energies. Factions are deliberately fostered so we will argue. Then their handpicked solution is implemented to stop the dissension.
The media does not cover life and death crucial issues. People are scared. We are told that resistance is futile. They want us to believe that the only viable answer is that of the corporate tribal/band council that answers to them. They then come forward with their preplanned scheme to take something from us. We’ll get a little bit or a favor. If we refuse their offer, we’ll be threatened with continued ruinous poverty.
Like Hitler, the putsch splits the community, points out the opponents and followers and brings the instigators to national attention. They get into power and take out their enemies and assert their corporate agenda.
Chief:" Remember, Man of Good Sense not here to do our work on  your behalf. Man of Good Sense only here to help you on strategy level until you wise enough to overcome recession".
Chief:”Remember, Man of Good Sense not here to do work on your behalf. Man of Good Sense only here to help you on strategy level until you wise enough to overcome recession”.
We know who’s doing this. Just follow the money! We fear nothing! The Great Peace and the Council of Women would never allow this farce in our communities. Like Johnny Cash sings: “What have I become? My sweetest friend. Everyone I know goes away in the end. And you could have it all; my empire of dirt. I will let you down, I will make you hurt”. Johnny Cash. “Hurt”.
MNN Mohawk Nation Newskahentinetha2@yahoo.com For more news, books, workshops, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go towww.mohawknationnews.com  More stories at MNN Archives.  Address:  Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0Lthahoketoteh@hotmail.comfor original Mohawk music visit thahoketoteh.ws
Obama and Clinton studied Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” on how to destroy democracy. Saul Alinsky.
See short Video: Megalomaniac Obama.