[News] Mohawk Kahentinetha Horn beaten and hospitalized at border

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Mohawk Kahentinetha Horn beaten and hospitalized at border

Posted by 
Norrell - June 16, 2008 at 9:36 pm

By Brenda Norrell

Kahentinetha Horn, publisher of Mohawk Nation News, was beaten by 
special forces at the US/Canadian border. Kahentinetha suffered a 
heart attack and is currently hospitalized in Canada. Katenies, who 
was accompanying her, was taken to prison at an undisclosed location. 
Please read the following message, which has been confirmed as true, 
and contact the leaders of Canada and demand both women be released 
and justice served to the perpetrators.

Kahentinetha's articles on sovereignty, mining on Indigenous lands, 
corruption and border rights have made her a priority target of the 
Canadian government for assassination. While on the Arizona border in 
November, at the Indigenous Border Summit of the Americas II, she 
challenged the Tohono O'odham Nation's incarceration of Indigenous 
migrants in the outdoor "cage," construction of the border vehicle 
barrier through the ceremonial route and the digging up of O'odham 
ancestors for the border wall by the contractor Boeing.

As the borders were increasingly militarized by Homeland Security and 
Canadian corporations increasingly seized Indigenous Peoples lands 
for mining, Kahentinetha and Katenies, were targeted with death threats.

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:42 pm Post subject: Kahentinetha Horn, 
Katenies attacked at the border!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Mohawk Elder and Grandmother, Kahentinetha Horn suffered a heart 
attack, Saturday, June 14, 2008 during a vicious, unprovoked assault 
by OPP and border agents at Cornwall, in Akwesasne community. She had 
been beaten and handcuffed when she collapsed. Earlier when she was 
pulled over, Kahentinetha immediately contacted her brother, a 
lawyer, on her cellphone. The entire incident was being filmed as her 
brother rushed to the scene just in time to call an ambulance for her.

Meanwhile, Elder and Grandmother Katenies of Akwesasne was beaten and 
taken prisoner to an as yet undisclosed location. We are very 
concerned about her safety. We demand to know of her whereabouts and 
that she be> released immediately. A few months ago, Julian Fantino 
put out the word, warning Kahentinetha not to set foot in Ontario or 
else. She is the publisher of MNN and regular internet reports that 
are very critical of police and government actions toward Indigenous 
people. Her articles often clearly state the legalities/realities of 
the situation that Canada is a corporation plundering unceded Turtle 
Island. The land and resources belong to the Ongwehoneh people. 
Canada's huge debt to us will bankrupt them forever.

The other day, while Stephen Harper was making a public apology to 
Indigenous for the crimes of the residential schools, he was also 
preparing to send the army in at 6 nations. Brantford city mayor has 
requested it, stating his city police cannot handle another "Mohawk 
uprising", in other words, peaceful protests against housing 
development where non resident, non Natives attack the protesters 
while the police watch. The Ontario Conservatives call for military 
intervention every day. On Saturday, border agents were pulling over 
every Native person. Kahentinetha and Katenies were traveling in 
Akwesasne in the course of their regular activities and were caught 
up in the dragnet. Did Fantino set up a trap for the two outspoken, 
Mohawk grandmothers? We suspect that Kahentinetha would have been 
killed at a secret location had she not had a heart attack and been 
taken to hospital. Immediately following this incident, many Mohawks 
and supporters started to gather at Akwesasne. Kahentinetha and 
Katenies' attackers want them to accept being Canadian or else they 
will kill them and anyone else who resists colonization. This low 
level warfare is playing out on the "border" between Canada and the 
US, an imaginary line drawn right through the Mohawk community of 
Akwesasne and through Haudenosaunee territory which is a vast area on 
BOTH sides of the Great Lakes. This Great Lakes area is also a 
proposed center for the NWO. Many military plans are underway 
including nuclear submarines in the Great Lakes and JTF2, Aerospace 
Warfare Center and NATO FOB (Forward Operating> Base) at a new base 
being built at Trenton, near Tyendinaga Mohawk community. Tyendinaga 
was attacked by OPP/SWAT in April when Mohawks protested housing 
development there. If Canadians are so damned sorry about the abuse 
of Native people, why is this still happening? Why do people remain 
silent when Mohawk elders and grandmothers are attacked like this? We 
are under constant surveillance> and threats and attacks while our 
land continues to be plundered and pillaged. Was this a failed 
assassination attempt ordered by Julian> Fantino, commissioner of OPP 
and head of the biggest gang in the area? We must demand answers and 
get answers. This attempted genocide must cease. We will never give 
up.>> Call or write to politicians, media, action lists including 
international. Get the word out now!!! K..... will be speaking with 
Kevin Annett on live radio today at 4:30 pm - Montreal time. - 
Iakoha'ko:waSharbot Lake, Haudenosaunee Territory

Update: Kahentinetha Horn - Mohawk Grandmothers Attacked at Canada-US 
Border Crossing June 16, 2008 1pm

Kahentinetha Horn has been transferred to an Ottawa hospital while 
the whereabouts of Katenies remain unknown. Outrage is growing in 
Indian country. Who will be next in the roundups? There is no doubt 
that this incident 'an attempt to take a human life', of Kahentinetha 
Horn - makes the false apology given by the Harper government to 
Native peoples for past tortures and maltreatment completely null and void.

Token drugstore Indians like Phil Fontaine paraded around on TV to 
receive this apology are all on government payrolls. They represent 
and speak for no one but the government. It shows the hypocrisy 
insidiously embedded in the Harper government.This incident was not 
carried out by regular border patrol personnel. It was carried out by 
a team of professionals who are installed at this particular border 
crossing for the sole purpose of apprehending Miss Horn and doing 
away with her permanently.

Behaviours and actions like this only come about when ordered and 
sanctioned by the highest levels of Harper's government and CSIS. 
This attempt on Miss Horn's life failed this time, but we are 
confident that Harper, CSIS and Fantino will continue in their 
efforts to silence Ms Horn forever. This attempt is just a variation 
of extraordinary rendition where one is whisked away to an 
undisclosed location, tortured and later found dead in a ditch somewhere.

Karakwine will be speaking with Kevin Annett on live radio today at 
4:30 pm Montreal time. Stop the Genocide. Speak out while you still 
can!!! - Iakoha'ko:waSharbot Lake, Haudenosaunee Territory


Governor General MICHAELLE "Haitian-Against-the-Nation" JEAN, 1Rideau 
Hall, OTTAWA, ONTARIO <mailto:info at gg.ca>info at gg.ca;
Canada Prime Minister STEPHENHARPER, House of Commons, OTTAWA, 
ONTARIO <mailto:harper.s at parl.gc.ca>harper.s at parl.gc.ca;
OntarioPremier DALTON McGUINTY, Queen's Park, TORONTO, ONTARIO 
<mailto:mcguinty.D at parl.gc.ca>mcguinty.D at parl.gc.ca;
United Nations <mailto:unat at un.org>unat at un.org;
Indian Affairs MinisterStrahl. <mailto:c at parl.gc.ca>c at parl.gc.ca;
Brantford Mayor Michael Hancock 519-759-3330 
<mailto:nborowicz at brantford.ca>nborowicz at brantford.ca;
Ontario Attorney General 416-326-2220 or 1-800-518-7901;
Minister Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Michael Bryant 
<mailto:Lars.Eedy at ontario.ca>Lars.Eedy at ontario.ca ;
Neil Smitheman, Brantford ambulance chaser 
<mailto:n.smitheman at fasken.com>n.smitheman at fasken.com 416-868-3441;
Aaron Detlor <mailto:adetlor at sympatico.ca>adetlor at sympatico.ca;
Bev Jacobs <mailto:bjacobs at nwac.hq.org>bjacobs at nwac.hq.org;
Julian FantinoOPP Commissioner 
<mailto:julian.fantino at jus.gov.on.ca>julian.fantino at jus.gov.on.ca;
Paul Leblanc of \"Indian\" Affairs",
Sylvia McKenzie Justice Canada,
Emanuel Chabot Public Affairs 7 Emergency Preparedness,
Louis-Alesandre Guay Justice Canada 
<mailto:lguay%E2%80%9D at justice.gc.ca>lguay"@justice.gc.ca
Gilles Rochon Aboriginal Policing,
"Chuck Strahl Minister of \"Indian\" Affairs"
See: <http://www.mohawknationnews.com/>http://www.mohawknationnews.com/

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