[Hpn] [ocap] Stand and Support Kanehsatake

William Charles Tinker wtinker@metrocast.net
Fri, 7 May 2004 16:27:40 -0400


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STAND AND SUPPORT KANEHSATAKE

On Monday, May 3rd the community of Kanehsatake was forced once again to
defend its Territory against an outside and invading police force loyal =
to
 the ousted and former chief Jimmy Gabriel.  During the night of the =
3rd,
Kanehsatake community member, Joe David died as a result of injuries he
had sustained five years earlier.  On June 5th, 1999 Joe David was shot =
in
the back and was paralyzed.  It is some of the very same officers who
oversaw and were present during the operation in which Joe was shot that
play a prominent role in the current force attempting to gain entry into
the Territory.

Kanehsatake is a strong and unified community that is ever looking for
peaceful and just resolution to the crisis that has been imposed on =
them.=20
Most immediately they need the time to see to the passing of their
brother.  It is an affront on basic decency and human dignity to =
threaten
the community once again with invasion, not only by Surete Quebec and =
the
RCMP, but also by the very same police officers that so many see as
directly responsible for Joe's long-suffering and death.

The community of Tyendinaga is proceeding on a mandate of security,
protection and re-enforcement for the period appropriate for the passing
of Joe David as prescribed by the Great Law of Peace, and will ensure =
that
no outside incursion or intervention disturbs the community during this
time.  Tyendinaga is seeking and would welcome all support to see that
this mandate is fulfilled and would encourage people to make their way =
to
the community.  This is a time for all of our Onkwehonwe brothers and
sisters to stand and support Kanehsatake.  Socially conscious non-native
people should equally recognize their responsibility to come to the aid =
of
the community and should not allow themselves to feel the inhibitions =
that
so often plague non-natives when they are confronted with First Nations
struggles.

For those who cannot make their way to Kanehsatake, please phone/fax
Quebec Public Security Minister, Jacque Chagnon and tell him that the
community is capable not only of policing, but of governing, itself and
that a peaceful, Mohawk solution would have been found long ago had it =
not
been for their continued interference, imposition of violence, and
insistence on backing Jimmy Gabriel despite the community's unwavering
position that he no longer and will never speak for them again.

Jacque Chagnon
Quebec minister of Public Security
ph:418-643-2112
fx:418-646-6168





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<DIV><BR></DIV>STAND AND SUPPORT KANEHSATAKE<BR><BR>On Monday, May 3rd =
the=20
community of Kanehsatake was forced once again to<BR>defend its =
Territory=20
against an outside and invading police force loyal to<BR>&nbsp;the =
ousted and=20
former chief Jimmy Gabriel.&nbsp; During the night of the =
3rd,<BR>Kanehsatake=20
community member, Joe David died as a result of injuries he<BR>had =
sustained=20
five years earlier.&nbsp; On June 5th, 1999 Joe David was shot in<BR>the =
back=20
and was paralyzed.&nbsp; It is some of the very same officers =
who<BR>oversaw and=20
were present during the operation in which Joe was shot that<BR>play a =
prominent=20
role in the current force attempting to gain entry into<BR>the=20
Territory.<BR><BR>Kanehsatake is a strong and unified community that is =
ever=20
looking for<BR>peaceful and just resolution to the crisis that has been =
imposed=20
on them. <BR>Most immediately they need the time to see to the passing =
of=20
their<BR>brother.&nbsp; It is an affront on basic decency and human =
dignity to=20
threaten<BR>the community once again with invasion, not only by Surete =
Quebec=20
and the<BR>RCMP, but also by the very same police officers that so many =
see=20
as<BR>directly responsible for Joe's long-suffering and =
death.<BR><BR>The=20
community of Tyendinaga is proceeding on a mandate of =
security,<BR>protection=20
and re-enforcement for the period appropriate for the passing<BR>of Joe =
David as=20
prescribed by the Great Law of Peace, and will ensure that<BR>no outside =

incursion or intervention disturbs the community during =
this<BR>time.&nbsp;=20
Tyendinaga is seeking and would welcome all support to see that<BR>this =
mandate=20
is fulfilled and would encourage people to make their way to<BR>the=20
community.&nbsp; This is a time for all of our Onkwehonwe brothers=20
and<BR>sisters to stand and support Kanehsatake.&nbsp; Socially =
conscious=20
non-native<BR>people should equally recognize their responsibility to =
come to=20
the aid of<BR>the community and should not allow themselves to feel the=20
inhibitions that<BR>so often plague non-natives when they are confronted =
with=20
First Nations<BR>struggles.<BR><BR>For those who cannot make their way =
to=20
Kanehsatake, please phone/fax<BR>Quebec Public Security Minister, Jacque =
Chagnon=20
and tell him that the<BR>community is capable not only of policing, but =
of=20
governing, itself and<BR>that a peaceful, Mohawk solution would have =
been found=20
long ago had it not<BR>been for their continued interference, imposition =
of=20
violence, and<BR>insistence on backing Jimmy Gabriel despite the =
community's=20
unwavering<BR>position that he no longer and will never speak for them=20
again.<BR><BR>Jacque Chagnon<BR>Quebec minister of Public=20
Security<BR>ph:418-643-2112<BR>fx:418-646-6168<BR><BR><BR><BR>
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