WIKILEAKS: Border Guards feared Mohawks

Posted by admin on May 23rd, 2011

By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, May 23 2011

The US Embassies in Montreal and Quebec monitored Mohawks and Indigenous activists. In a series of cables released by Wikileaks in May, the US Ambassadors in Canada make it clear that no one wants to fight the Mohawks. In fact, the US Embassy in Ottawa points out that the Canadian Border Guards feared the Mohawks.

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Mohawk political prisoners of Kanehsatake sentenced

Posted by admin on Jan 20th, 2006

Mohawk Nation News. Jan. 20, 2006. The Mohawk political prisoners of Kanehsatake were sentenced on January 20th 2006 in St. Jerome Quebec. A stacked white jury had found them guilty of “rioting and confinement”. They stood up to 67 paid mercenaries who invaded their community on January 12th 2004. A mercenary is a paid soldier. Payment had come through a stolen private corporation illegally funded by the Solicitor General of Canada with Canadian tax dollars. They were hired to make an end run around the legally constituted Kanehsatake Police Commission. Former Public Security Minister, Jacques Chagnon recently affirmed in a CBC Radio interview, “These mercenaries were very heavily armed”.

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Judge apologizes to Mohawks, lawyer

Posted by admin on Dec 15th, 2005

Judge apologizes to Mohawks, lawyer. Suggested 13 rioters were using attorney to mislead her. Jeff Heinrich The Gazette

St.Jerome – All she wanted was an apology to the victims of a riot. But in the end, she was the sorry one. Denounced by one angry Mohawk for her “racist, unbelievable” attitude, a Quebec Superior Court judge apologized to Mohawks and their defence lawyer yesterday after telling the attorney she suspected his clients were using him to mislead her.

At the sentencing hearing of 13 men convicted in connection with a riot in January 2004 in Kanesatake, Judge Nicole Duval Hesler told lawyer Jeffrey Boro she didn’t believe the men were in any way sorry for their actions – on the contrary.

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Stop Niocan’s proposed niobium mine on Mohawk Territory

Posted by admin on May 2nd, 2005

* see below for backgrounder and sample letter *

Monday May 2nd & Thursday May 5th
Phone : (418) 521-3911
Fax : (418) 643-4143, and
Email: ministre at mddep.gouv.qc.ca

Who? Thomas Mulcair, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment & Parks

Why? Within the next few weeks, he makes the final decision on the project!

In solidarity with the community of Kanehsatake, Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement is urging all allies to participate in a coordinated phone, fax and email campaign against Niocan Inc.’s proposed niobium mine that is moments way from being developed within traditional Kanien:keha’ka territory. A loud and clear message must be sent to Mulcair, in his final hours of deliberation, that the municipality of Oka had no right to sell lands traditional to the Peoples of Kanehsatake, and the poisoning of Kanien:keha’ka land, water, animals and Peoples is clearly unacceptable to
many, and will not be tolerated. On Monday May 2nd especially, and on Thursday May 5th, let Mulcair know he will have no peace unless their is justice for the community of Kanehsatake. Refuse Niocan! Resist Environmental Racism! Reject Canadian Colonialism!

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Smart Cards in Kahnasatake

Posted by admin on Mar 6th, 2005

HOW CAN WE PROTECT OURSELVES FROM HAVING SMART CARDS SHOVED DOWN OUR THROATS

MNN. March 6, 2005. Saturday March 5th I spoke at a workshop put on by our non-native supporters in Montreal. They are concerned about the way Smart Cards are being foisted on Indigenous people. If they can do it to us, they can do it to them. “How can we fight it?, they asked. “How can we help you?”

Why don’t more non-native people support our struggle for our rights? How can they help us when they don’t know anything about us? We Indigenous people know more about our rights because we have had to defend ourselves since the newcomers arrived on our shores.

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Surveillance equipment found in Kanehsatake

Posted by admin on Oct 25th, 2004

Kenneth Deer

During the afternoon hours of Wednesday, October 20 the presence of a remotely controlled video camera was brought to the attention of Kanehsatake residents. The camera was located on the roof of Ratihente High School in a fake stove-pipe. The setup for this camera included a transceiver that was aimed across the river toward the Hudson/Rigaud area. The camera was positioned to monitor the intersection at Ahsennenson (Center Road) and route 344, as well as the former Kanesatake Mohawk Police Station – which is presently being used by community members as the Kanehsatake Community Security Headquarters (KCSHQ).

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