Mohawk Warriors vow to storm border post

Posted by admin on May 30th, 2009

By David Gonczol, Canwest News Service. May 30, 2009

AKWESASNE, Ont. — Mohawk Warriors from the Akwesasne reserve near Cornwall, Ont. say they will storm a Canada Border Services Agency post on Monday and shut down the international border crossing unless their political leaders receive a commitment from the federal government not to arm border guards at the post, which stands on reserve territory. The CBSA started arming guards in 2007, and officers at the Akwesasne reserve, which straddles the Ontario-Quebec-New York boundary, are scheduled to begin carrying 9 mm handguns on Monday. The Mohawks say they don’t want armed guards at the post because it would violate their sovereignty and increase the likelihood of violent confrontations.

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List of native conflicts grows as six protesters arrested at Pembroke gravel quarry

Posted by admin on May 22nd, 2009

By Brendan Kennedy, The Ottawa Citizen; with files from The Montreal Gazette. May 22, 2009
The arrest Wednesday of six First Nations protesters near Pembroke could be a part of what is shaping up to be a summer of discontent among Ontario natives frustrated over a growing list of outstanding issues. The protesters, led by Grant Tysick, chief of the Kinounchepirini Algonquin, were arrested in the early morning after a 34-hour blockade of a gravel quarry west of Pembroke. The blockade at Eastway Developments on Henan Road was broken up by Upper Ottawa Valley OPP officers and members of the OPP’s Emergency Response Team around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The men were arrested without incident and there were no physical confrontations of any kind, police said.

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Mohawks march on border in protest of arming guards

Posted by admin on May 11th, 2009

Posted By Michael Peeling, Standford Freeholder
Hundreds of Mohawks marched across the Seaway International Bridge into Canada from the U. S. on Saturday to protest a plan to arm border guards.  And things are taking a more ominous tone as the protesters claim they’ll evict the federal government if necessary over the controversial issue.  The “unity rally,” organized by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, started with residents of the First Nation – which straddles the borders of Ontario, Quebec and New York State – being bused from a tent set up beside the Canada Customs and Immigration office on Cornwall Island (known in Mohawk as Kawehnoke) into the U. S..

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Akwesasne Mohawks protest armed border guards

Posted by admin on May 2nd, 2009

03.05.2009 – Mohawk Nation News

MNN. May 2, 2009. The behind the scenes dictators are slowly tightening the screws. A boa constrictor starts by wrapping itself around you, gradually starts to constrict, tightens almost without notice and then strangles you until you’re dead. The plan is to hypnotize us into accepting this death hold without resisting. For the next month Mohawks of Akwesasne will be protesting colonial Canadian border guards arming themselves with Beretta 9 mm handguns in the middle of our community. They hope to start on June 1. Akwesasne is on both sides of the foreign Canada-U.S. border and home to the whole community regardless of this “imaginary line”. We never gave our consent for these carpet baggers to carry weapons in our midst to protect their illegal extortion business. Their actions constitute a violation of our law and international law.

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