[Hpn] [ocap] Stand and Support Kanehsatake

Janine Larose janinelarose@hotmail.com
Sun, 09 May 2004 19:44:17 +0000

Sorry, William Tinker, you do not have your facts straight.


>From: "William Charles Tinker" <wtinker@metrocast.net>
>To: "H P N" <HPN@lists.is.asu.edu>
>Subject: [Hpn] [ocap] Stand and Support Kanehsatake
>Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 16:27:40 -0400
>----- Original Message -----
>From: OCAP
>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.
>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
>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

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