Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chiefs of Ontario support Akwesasne protest of armed border guards on their territory

Harper and his peons do not believe that we are sovereign nations and Oka probably happened because nobody took a firm hand in the issue. I’ll be he thinks he’s just the man to teach those nasty Mohawks a much needed lesson on sovereignty. I think we are in for a long summer.

WAIT I know....he can send Brazeau as his sovereigns emissary!


June 1, 2009

Regional Chief for Ontario Angus Toulouse stated today that he supports the people of Akwesasne Mohawk Nation and the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne who are calling on Canada Border Security Agency to stop its plan to arm border guards at the border crossing at Cornwall Island in Akwesasne territory beginning on June 1.

“Arming border guards at this crossing is unnecessary and it is an unnecessary provocation on the part of Canada Border Services Agency and the federal government,” Regional Chief Toulouse said. “There are already a number of complaints of harassment and racial profiling at this border crossing and the people of Akwesasne have concerns about their safety. The people of Akwesasne have done everything possible to make their concerns known and it is time for the federal government and the appropriate Cabinet Ministers to step in and meet with the leadership of Akwesasne to resolve this situation in advance of the June 1st deadline.”

The people of Akwesasne have made their concerns known on many occasions, including a public march across the border to demonstrate their opposition. On Friday evening, Akwesasne leadership and 100 community members delivered a resolution to the CBSA compound on the territory, outlining their opposition to the plan and proposed response should the plan proceed. The community members occupied the building for approximately 20 minutes, during which the border crossing was shut down. The resolution states that, among other activities, the Mohawk community will disarm the border crossing guards and have them evicted from their territory if the plan proceeds.

“It is time for the federal government to show some leadership and work with the people of Akwesasne to resolve this matter,” Regional Chief Toulouse said. We want to see a peaceful solution that respects the sovereignty and the rights of the Mohawk people. The border that runs through their territory is not their border and their rights to move freely through their territory must be respected and upheld.”


]For more information, please contact:

Kathleen Pilcher, Chiefs of Ontario

807-626-9339 or 416-452-2474


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