Cool Six Nations Title Holders Serve Notice Of Seizure
The following is a "Notice of Seizure" of the 50 windmills illegally built by Canadian Hydro Developers on Haldimand Tract land of the Six Nations. Those Women Title Holders are cool and cheeky, eh?
From: Women Title Holders of the Kanion’ke:haka Nation
%17A Mill Street
Hornings Mills, Ontario L0N 1J0
July 28, 2006.
To: Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.
Suite 500, 1324-17th Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta T7T 5S8
Attention: Ms. Ann Hughes, Executive Vice-President & Kent Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Notice of Seizure by Six Nations Women Title Holders of “Melancthon Wind Farm” illegally built on “Haldimand Tract” at the source of the Grand River (Ontario Canada)
According to Wampum 44 of our constitution, the Kaianereh’ko:wa/Great Law, the women are the title holders of our land. Title to our land is vested in the people through the women. We sent Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. a notice on February 6, 2006, objecting to your violation of our constitutional jurisdiction on our land known as the “Haldimand Tract”. Your company built 50 windmills on our land to create energy for the non-native market. Your incursion is also a violation of international law.
Canadian Hydro Developers never consulted us nor asked us, the title holders, for our consent to enter our land and develop your wind mill project on Kanion’ke:haka territory. You were put on notice in November 2005 to discuss this project with the land owners even before you started construction. It is not only unsurrendered land, but according to our constitution it cannot be sold.
The windmills on our land are now attached to the soil. According to law they become part of the land. They cannot be removed. As the owners of the land we are now the owners of the windmills.
We would be glad to meet with you to discuss the full transfer of the project over to us since we now own it. We wish to explain the interests of the Six Nations people on the Indigenous territory in question so that you will fully understand our position. Also, we would like to inform you on the protocols and procedures required to deal with us on a nation-to-nation basis in the future.
Kahentinetha /s/ ________________
Katenies /s/ ____________________
Cc: All media; Dalton McGuinty, Premier, Ontario, Queen’s Park, Toronto Ontario M7A 1A1; Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; Toronto Stock Exchange; Montreal Stock Exchange; New York Stock Exchange; Tokyo Stock Exchange; London Stock Exchange; Hong Kong Stock Exchange; Zurich Stock Exchange; Six Nations Confederacy Chiefs; and so on...
INDN's List Celebrates OKLA Primary Victories
July 26, 2006
INDN’s List candidates Scott BigHorse, Chuck Hoskin and Al McAffrey swept their Oklahoma primaries today. INDN’s List’s fourth endorsed candidate in Oklahoma, John Sparks, advanced to a run-off to represent the 16th District in the Oklahoma State Senate.
“These are more than victories for INDN’s List. These are victories for Oklahomans that lack healthcare and work for wages below poverty level. These are victories for our children in failing public schools. These are victories for our small farms and businesses that struggle to compete with large out-of-state corporations. Today, from Vinita to Pawhuska to Oklahoma City, the voters resoundingly said that they have had enough of regressive policies in the Oklahoma State House, and that they are ready for change,” INDN’s List president Kalyn Free said.
BigHorse, Osage candidate for Oklahoma House District 36, is a social worker who has worked with troubled youth of rural Oklahoma for the past five years. “At my job and while living in rural Oklahoma, I’ve seen a lot of problems with our education, rural emergency and health care systems,” BigHorse stated. “I’m glad the voters have confidence that I can translate these experiences into change.”
Hoskin, Cherokee candidate for Oklahoma House District 6, is retired from the U.S. Navy and the public school system. He currently serves on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council. “This is a critical time at the Oklahoma State Capitol,” Hoskin said. “Education and Medicaid were attacked by Republican House members this year. Small businesses are being ignored. It’s time for a change in Oklahoma City and I’m ready to work to make sure that those without a voice, those in rural Oklahoma, have a fighter at the Capitol who will stand up for all of rural Oklahoma.”
McAffrey, a member of the Choctaw Nation and now the Oklahoma House Representative for District 88 due to the fact that there is no general election challenger, said “We celebrate our victory tonight in large part due to the help of INDN’s List. I thank all of you who have supported INDN’s List and hope you will renew your commitment to INDN’s List by donating today to give Chuck Hoskin and Scott BigHorse the resources they need to win their general elections in November. I need Chuck and Scott to join me and the other three Indian Democrats in the State House to bring our Democratic and Native American values to the Oklahoma State Legislature.”
Sparks, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who owns a business dedicated to improving access to medical care for children, senior citizens and those recovering from mental illness, will now advance to a run-off election for the Oklahoma State Senate. “I know, and a lot of voters know,” Sparks said, “that Oklahoma needs to be in a place that it is not. We need to improve our economy and increase the minimum wage. We need to move up from our place at 48th in the nation for teacher pay to attract new teachers. We need to move down from our place at 5th in the nation for hav ing the highest uninsured population. I am determined to work with my Senate colleagues to ensure that Oklahoma moves forward.”
Thanks to all of your support, we are changing the faces and color of political power in Oklahoma.
National Governors Association Convention
Submitted by the Western Shoshone Defense Project
CALL TO ACTION!
This weekend, while United States governors are milling around in luxuriant hotels and admiring old slave plantations, residents in the coalfield regions of Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, are experiencing firsthand the dire effects of mountaintop removal coal mining. Because of the indifference and complicity of the governors of these states, over 500 square miles of forested mountains have been leveled in southern Appalachia, lost forever to the greed of politicians and businessmen.
So while America’s state leaders are patting each other on the back and rubbing shoulders with obscenely wealthy corporate executives, let’s get out there and let them know that we’re not going to sit idly by while they reduce the natural world to coal dust and capital returns!
Come to Charleston, South Carolina, August 4th-6th! Join coalfield citizens and community activists as we confront the injustices perpetrated by a government driven by profit. With creative irreverence and insightful confrontation, we will hold our supposed representatives accountable -to their peers and to the public- for their insatiable appetite for industrial expansion, and the havoc it wrecks on the land and people of Appalachia!
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