[News] Mohawk Blockade: 'It Was the Right Thing to Do'

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  Mohawk Blockade: 'It Was the Right Thing to Do'

March 5, 2020
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/*LAND DEFENDERS STATEMENT COMING*/

*MNN. Mar. 4, 2020. We peacefully took down our month-long train 
blockade in Kahnawake in support of our family, the wetsuweten. The 
people’s original fire by the CPR tracks has been moved near the highway 
132 approach to the Mercier Bridge to Montreal. It is a people’s 
movement. Every participant everywhere equally exercised our power and 
voice to uphold the great peace. Our community is unified. Communities 
worldwide join us.  Native and non-natives stopped the trains from east 
to west coast to support the wetsuweten. We continue to stand together.*

*Our people, friends and allies stood together against Canada because we 
all want to the same basic human right of respect, honor and truth, 
which is the basis of the kaianerekowa, great peace. The ongoing 500 
year genocide of us and our land has to stop now. The late chief 
wahtahkwets [Pat Namox] said, “It is up to us to create a new memory in 
the minds of our children”. *

*This is a collision of right versus wrong. The people of Kahnawake 
united [Mohawk Council, the two longhouses and the Peace Keepers]. Now 
Canada has to deal directly with the true traditional caretakers of 
turtle island. It is owned by our unborn children and can never be 
transferred or sold to anybody. *

*The Quebec Police, the RCMP, even the army, CP Rail supported this 
blockade. CPR got an injunction but never served it because it was the 
right thing for them to do. *

*We took peaceful action. The onus is on Canada to negotiate in good 
faith, to respect our natural right to our land, which is to care for 
our mother and all life on turtle island. We cared that Canadians and 
people worldwide stood with us. *

*Even now Canada and its agents are aggressive and threatening, always 
ready to pull out guns and point them at us. They hope the talks will 
not accomplish anything. Study UNDRIP [United Nations Declaration on the 
Rights of Indigenous People] which Canada must adopt without amendments. 
Once Canada respects all the sovereign rights of the wetsuweten, it is 
the precedent for all of turtle island. *

*According to the only law of ononwarekeh [turtle island], whenever 
there is a need, we are there for each other. The fight for the 
recognition and respect of Indigenous rights is a marathon, not a 
sprint. Our duties to turtle island and our people will never stop. As 
the trains pass by, we will always pursue our responsibilities, 
tewatatawi. We exist beyond our communities. Our actions are based on 
the kaianerekowa, the great peace, the only law of the land. *

*Fats Waller wrote the 1930 song the “Sunny Side of the Street” which 
reflects our victory: /“Grab your coat and get your hat. Leave your 
worry on the doorstep. Just direct your feet to the sunny side of the 
street. If I never have a cent I’d be rich as Rockefeller. Gonna set my 
feet on the sunny side fo the street”./*

*/MNN Mohawk Nation News //kahentinetha2 at protonmail.com/ 
<mailto:kahentinetha2 at protonmail.com>/For more news, books, workshops, 
to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to //MNN Archives 
<http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/blog-archive/>.  Address:  Box 991, 
Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0/*

*PODCAST COFFEE WITH MY MA ‘KAHNAWAKE STANDS WITH WETSUWETEN’*

*SETTLER GOVERNMENT ARE BREAKING INTERNATIONAL LAW *

*UNION – ARMY SHOULD HELP SQ IN INTERVENTION IN KAHNAWAKE*

*BLOCKADES NO ONE TALKS ABOUT*

*NO CHANGE FOR COASTAL GAS LINK*

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