Kahnawake Women Titleholders Against Quebec Super Highway 30 - Part 1
Mohawk Nation News -. Aug. 17, 2008. Someone is trying to plow under the Mohawks and our history. The three clans each had their villages around a river that bore the name of their clan. Bear River is Mount Royal which is now Montreal; Wolf River is Chateauguay to the west of Kahnawake; and Turtle River is St. Constant-Laprairie-Candiac to the east of Kahnawake. The fields contain dozens of Mohawk villages and burial sites.
Quebec is building a mega highway through the territory of the Iroquois Confederacy known as the protectors of the "Eastern Door" of Turtle Island. The territory has never been surrendered. Yet the Quebec government is handing out permits to companies to build on our land without our consent. These companies use our land as collateral to raise money from the public, which is criminal fraud.
To stop a further invasion and breakdown of our community, the Women Title Holders of the Rotino'shonni:onwe [the voice of the people] served a "Notice of Objection" on Canada, Quebec, the colonially established Mohawk Council of Kahnawake and their agents.
The colonial band council headed by Mike Delisle [firstname.lastname@example.org] has supported the super highway through the middle of Kahnawake in exchange for some land and "other undisclosed considerations" citing he had made a "gentlemen's agreement".
Nothing is in writing. It looks like a business partnership between him and Quebec. The people erected a large sign on the proposed route stating "Mohawk Territory - No Trespassing". The Quebec Police have torn it down. Our people have gone out to the site to put it back up. The farmers of St-Constant have shown strong support for our cause.
"Farmers oppose Hwy. 30 expansion" by Stefan Christoff http://www.hour.ca/news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=15304
For more info visit: Autoroute 30 au Nord
More news to come. Read the following "Notice of Objection". MNN Mohawk Nation News http://www.mohawknationnews.com/
NOTICE OF OBJECTION - August 17, 2008
TO ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION OF "HIGHWAY 30" AND TRESPASSINGIN KAHNAWAKE OF MOHAWK TERRITORYBY COLONIAL OPPORTUNISTS OF CANADA AND QUEBEC
Burial sites being desecrated and natural waterways being divertedFROM: The Kanion'ke:haka/Mohawk Nation of the of the Rotino'shonni:onwe [Iroquois].
OBJECTION: To the development of Highway 30 through the territory of the northern protectors of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Kanion'ke:haka [Mohawk], who are the "Keepers of the Eastern Door". The entity known as " Quebec " is attempting to illegally build Highway 30 through the ancient community of Kahnawake. Old villages, burial sites and waterways are being destroyed or diverted.
This development violates the Two Row Wampum, the Kaianereh'ko:wa [the Rotino'shonni:onwe constitution] and international law as it does not have the fully informed consent of the Kanion'ke:haka. The construction permits issued by the government of Quebec are illegal.
Our land cannot be alienated. Quebec is encroaching on unsurrendered Kanion'ke:haka territory and using it as collateral to raise money to fund their businesses. This constitutes fraud. It will encourage a further invasion and breakdown of our solitary community for the benefit of a few.
TO: The colonial entities that are carrying on illegal activities, known as:
- "Quebec government";
- Chenail Construction Brinco Quarry and others;
- "Mohawk Council of Kahnawake"; and
- Any and all their agents are all squatting on our territory.
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawake who gave permission to Quebec is a "band council", a colonial entity that is set up by the colonial entity known as "Canada". Its members have become Canadian citizens of "Indian" ancestry". They have no legal right to make any decisions on our unceded territory. Mike Delisle Jr., the band council chief, cannot make a "personal decision" or "gentleman's agreement" [!] to make secret deals or override the voice of the people. These foreign corporate franchises can never have title to or interest in our land;
RE: The attempt to illegally develop Highway 30 through the Kanion'ke:haka territory on the portion known as "Kahnawake" and surrounding settlements known as "St. Constant", "Delson" and "Candiac". This usurpation of our territory does not have the fully informed consent of the Kanion'ke:haka, violating international law.
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