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  1. Again you bypass the point: Valid sales, leases require that payment be made, or the property reverts to the original owner. The people who leased/bought Six Nations land never made payment, so the land reverted to Six Nations long ago. The Confederacy is now in the process of informing the residents of the Haldimand Tract and their municipal governments of this fact. See, the government is caught in a deceitful web of governments' own making, and refuses to address either possible outcome: - If they say the lots were legitimately sold, they have to provide the money (in today's currency
  2. http://www.rrj.ca/issue/1991/summer/125/ From behind the tarpaulin, Mohawks-and a band of renegade journalists who have ignored army pressure to clear out-watch the shadows of soldiers fixing their bayonets for the first time since they replaced the Surete du Quebec (the provincial police) 17 days ago. Major Alain Tremblay, commander of C Company of the Royal 22nd Regiment, yells, "I'm not going to fuck around here. I have a military job to do, and I'm going to do it," and orders his men to "lock and load," a euphemism for "prepare to fire." Harry Oakes, an Akwesasne Mohawk known as Beekeeper
  3. simply nonsense :lol: There is no law to support that.
  4. You are missing the point: They are correcting our injustices against them. And our law supports them, because injustices were done. It is as simple as that. Only problem is our governments won't admit it, won't tell us. But somebody has to tell us, because they are not waiting for our governments anymore. Acknowledgment of their jurisdiction, a say in development and a share in revenues. Could be as simple as that too, all across the country, but our governments have other agendas than settling any of these claims, imo, like preserving the billion$ dollar 'land claims industry' and cover
  5. Hmm ... a bit harsh, perhaps, but a point well taken that there certainly is a problem with that. I hope the public and police (OPP2006) reaction is changing that ... Nobody wants that, except maybe sicko predator types, of whom even one alive is one f*predator too many, imo.
  6. This strikes me as a bit over the top, charter. just saying ... It's about bridges, not guns. holitoot! chilax!
  7. They were 14 year old girls. Go back in your hole, eh?
  8. Of course, and mine too. We can't discount that there is very good reason for downsizing our rampant and ghastly plans for expansion, given that land in the intensification areas ... the 'Places to Grow Act' in Ontario ... the Haldimand Tract ... is now in dispute. You may be right about the large houses transferring within families from boomers to their echo-boom. However, there aren't as many of them, and even fewer in front and behind them: http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/a...rts/chart13.htm It isn't just condos, smaller one story houses too. Lots of people prefer other things
  9. I'll look forward to your evidence on that. However, there likely will not be as much development as was anticipated and already approved: Some kinds of development are not on the Haudenosaunee plan, and have stopped (Douglas Creek Estates, Walmart, Edwards Landfill expansion with local landowners, Hagersville, York, action in Brantford). I am so glad they have done this. There is rampant undesirable development ... SPRAWL on the greenfields out there, in a watershed that was full to capacity 10 years ago (GRCA). It's disgusting, UNNECESSARY, soon to be WHITE ELEPHANT development that nobody
  10. You miss the point, noahbody: They never gave up ownership of the land to the government: The government only acted as property manager. The land was and is theirs. No I don't think the leases and mortgages are available online as they are part of the negotiations. However, it is a pretty standard clause that the property reverts to the seller if the buyer defaults (and they virtually all did.) Six Nations is currently conducting an information campaign up and down the Grand to inform people that the land belongs to them. I don't see anyone even trying to stop them. The government knows the t
  11. No I do not believe it reflects on the military. However, their lack of response to it does say something. I am not anti-army or police. I support the troops, the police, etc., most of whom do their jobs well. When they don't, though, it is a travesty. However, it is the response (or lack of) from higher ups that I question. I don't know if any of you watched the Senate hearings about RCMP Commissioner Zacardelli, but I'll tell you it was both extremely distressing and disheartening, and encouraging at the same time. Zacardelli lied his face off, twisted words, told partial truths, etc. His
  12. Wild Bill, you need to do some research on 'systemic racism'. W NEVER hear the truth about our government's actions against Indigenous Peoples. If you want the truth, you have to go looking for it. The government won't tell the truth. The police won't tell the truth. The media won't tell the truth. We all know that we have a lot to lose to their legitimate land claims. Is debt to another jurisdiction a good excuse for a sustained campaign of racist propaganda? Or should we perhaps be trying to work things out amicably since we all have to live here?
  13. I am sure she would be happy to show you her xrays. Really, Wild Bill, I would believe her before you anyday. What a hateful thing for you to say. I can assure you, they would prefer the land in its original condition. However, unfortunately most of it is pretty contaminated. We have been paying nickels and dimes compared to what our true debt to them is. Do some research, lad. That is a silly argument. :lol: Ya right! the old "let's call them terrorists" lie. What a poor excuse for a well-informed person you are, wb: Drowning in mainstream media trash, and believing it?
  14. Did you even read what I wrote? We don't pay them anywhere near what we owe them. Get a grip and save your whining for when we have to pay what we truly owe them. No guilt here ... when you acknowledge the truth, the guilt goes away. It is only those who try to keep themselves in denial who feel 'guilt' because they know they are wrong but won't admit it to themselves. The truth will set you free! :lol:
  15. What is interesting, and disturbing, on this topic is that the federal government IS free to direct the activities of the RCMP, where the Ontario government is NOT free to direct the activities of the OPP. Evidence: OPP Oath I solemnly affirm that I will be loyal to Her Majesty the Queen and to Canada, and that I will uphold the Constitution of Canada and that I will, to the best of my ability, preserve the peace, prevent offences and discharge my other duties as a Commissioned Officer, faithfully, impartially and according to law. RCMP Oath I, ............, solemnly swea
  16. No the point was you want your family's land back, and for that you have just as much right as Aboriginal people, IF you have lawful evidence of ownership, as they have. I am not sure what the rules are for membership in Indigenous Nations. You might want to check it out before you make a hasty decision to go that route.
  17. Actually, no, we live on their 'dime': Canada's economy is ENTIRELY dependent on resources from Indigenous land, from which they get NOTHING. We have been nothing but thieves and parasites since we landed here five hundred years ago. You are mistaken.
  18. The developers are convinced. Some searched their titles all the way back and found that their "titles are not clear": There are no documents of transfer of land from Six Nations to the Crown in the Ontario land registry. Developers are already doing business with the Confederacy, have been for over a year, LOTS of them. Think about how many developments are going on in the Haldimand Tract ... a huge number, and most of them are already doing business with the Confederacy, now through the HDI. However, the developers are under no obligation to tell you or me or the public about their busines
  19. Well, that's a good one too! If you watched both parts of the movie, you heard one of the girls tell about being thrown off the bridge. The thing Canadians have to get through their thick heads is ... We have been travelling, building, etc. on land that is not ours. They have allowed the bridge to operate on their land for decades, but it was not convenient for them to do so at the time of Oka, so they closed it. Canadians have to get over thinking they are being 'inconvenienced'. We are not being inconvenienced: We are finally being told the truth about who owns the land rights.
  20. Dropout rates are down to 50% and dropping fast, postsecondary rates of enrolment and success are up greatly. Half of the population in our colleges are mature students with families, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal. Having kids young is no deterrent to education. The population is young because the Elders died young as a result of abuse and trauma in the residential schools. They are rebuilding their population and will continue to do so. Your ignorant and stereotyped comments only show you know nothing of the topic, and have nothing intelligent to say, so why bother?
  21. You are right about all of that. Traditional knowledge is something we have not paid enough attention to, and we can benefit greatly from that. In the Haldimand Tract, this issue is not mining or logging (though it is elsewhere), but development. The process the Haudenosaunee Confederacy has put in place involves reviewing all development proposals in comparison to their own population expansion and economic development needs, as well as environmental issues. They will approve, change or halt developments to be consistent with their plans. They also negotiate a share of revenues, or a flat ra
  22. Link please? I believe you are exaggerating. They wouldn't lay them off, just reassign them where necessary.
  23. The land was surrendered to the management of the government on condition that they arrange sales and leases and put that money into Six Nations Trust fund. If a mortgage or lease was in default, that land reverted to Six Nations. Almost all went into default, and reverted to Six Nations ownership long ago. The surrender is irrelevant because it was voided by the government's noncompliance with the terms - failure to lease and sell the lots and collect the money for the benefit of Six Nations. Now, I don't know about you but if I contracted with a property management company and they failed
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