CTV News Breaks Story: City of Brantford in collections re: $734 billion lease payment arrears owed to Mohawks
Watch Video of CTV Kitchener’s Carina Sledz explain:
Grand River Mohawks Send City of Brantford’s Massive Debt to Collections: $734+ Billion in Delinquent Lease Arrears to be Collected by Chicago-based Collector
Today, the Grand River Mohawks announced a debt which they have been attempting to draw attention to – and collect on – for years (owed to them by the City of Brantford) has now been placed in collections with a Chicago-based commercial collection specialist for immediate collection. The arrears figure of $250 billion has been accruing interest since it was acknowledged by Mayor Taylor on April 19, 1994 and now sits at more than $724 billion (including 6 % interest compounded annually).
Speaking from Kanata Village, Jason Bowman, Special Assistant to Bill Squire confirmed the historic move to CTV news earlier today.
It is regrettable that the City’s leadership has demonstrated such contempt for the Mohawk Workers and our Chief. The city, including Mayor Friel, Councillors Wrobel & Carpenter, and some staff elected to belittle and diminish the seriousness of what the Mohawks have been trying to say for far too long. Perhaps now, the City will take their debt obligations to the Grand River Mohawks more seriously and cease from defrauding us – and others. I feel badly for those represented by such belligerent and reckless leaders. Indeed, the City’s failure to accept the many opportunities presented to it have now forced us to forward this significant account to a third party (professional) commercial collector based in Chicago. This is a sad day for the City of Brantford, but marks a new era for Indigenous people standing up for themselves and taking the matters of monies owed to them to the next level.” – Jason Bowman (for Bill Squire)
Motion calls on government to work with all First Nations on a nation-to-nation basis, to replace the Indian Act with new agreements that fulfill the Crowns responsibilities to First Nations in a manner consistent with First Nations rights, the original Treaty relationships with First Nations
One of our responsibilities as Members of Parliament is to represent you and all Canadians in Parliament.
Last month over 14,000 Canadians like you expressed their views to our Liberal Caucus when they filled our Caucus Wants To Know survey.
Now I am proud to report back to you to show you the impact you’ve had on our work in the House of Commons.
Have a look at the video above of Bob Rae’s private member’s motion today in the House of Commons.
On the question of working with First Nations to move beyond the Indian Act, your response was clear: you believe that this law represents failed policies which has created barriers to the self-determination and success of First Nations, and that Liberals should work with First Nations to replace it.
That’s one of the reasons why Liberal Leader Bob Rae introduced today a private member’s motion in order to push the federal government to work in full consultation with First Nations to resolve the long-standing economic and social inequities that plague many communities.
As the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo has said, the Indian Act blocks progressfor First Nations communities. The time has come for the government to engage directly with First Nations to undo the damage caused by the Act and take urgent and concrete actions together as partners to build success and shared prosperity.
Watch the video above of Bob Rae introducing his private member’s motion today in the House of Commons.
The motion calls on the government to work with all First Nations on a nation-to-nation basis, to replace the Indian Act with new agreements that fulfill the Crowns responsibilities to First Nations in a manner consistent with First Nations rights, the original Treaty relationships with First Nations which this country was founded upon, the outstanding obligations and promises on behalf of the Crown to First Nations, and the standards established in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
If, like me, you believe it is time to move past the Indian Act, please share this message and video and let Canadians know that you had a say in Bob Rae’s motion in the House of Commons.
Bill Squire to address Brantford Council 7pm RE: Unauthorized Acts / Notices – Accounting Issues: Demand Inclusion
Via facsimile to: 519-759-7840
OCTOBER 22, 2012
TO BE DELIVERED PERSONALLY TO:
Lori Wolfe, City Clerk – Brantford Council – the Corporation of the City of Brantford
100 Wellington Square, P.O. Box 818,
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3T 5R7
RE: Unauthorized Acts & Refusal to Comply With Requests for Budget Corporation of the City of Brantford and Accounting for Invoice No. RW 1914011
The ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River territory represent the ‘head’ and leaders of the League of Five Nations Confederacy, and are trustees and protectors of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 which states the outright ownership to these Mohawks (and such others that wish to follow) of the lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River”, or the Haldimand Tract. The Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River territory are Onkwehonweh (sovereign, real people) living within the Grand River territory under what some call ‘The Great Law of Peace’. Our land base of nearly 1 million acres (the Haldimand Tract) was proclaimed as a pacrel of our native home territory by the British Crown as a war reparation for our allied military service and loss of our homeland territories in New York State, as we fought for the British in the American Revolutionary War (this reparation is called the Haldimand Proclamation – See: https://rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com). We also fought as allies for England during the war of 1812 against the Americans including the “Six Nations Indians”.
The Kanyen’kehake of the Ouse / Grand River Territory are not now, never have been, nor ever will be subject to the influence / manipulation of outside government(s) including evolved arms of such (including elected “Band Council” and other Indian Act creations.
However, our territorial homeland remains subjected to title frauds, encroachments, intrusions, trespasses, corruption and pollution at the unclean hands of belligerent occupants and entities. Impostors and other unauthorized parties have persisted in engaging in unauthorized dealings pertaining to our people and our territorial homeland for many years; indeed these belligerent acts continue to plague our people to this day, notwithstanding the continued best efforts on our part to hold such parties to account and to enjoy life within our territorial homeland unmolested and free from outside intrusions. As allies of the British Crown,
The Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory are to enjoy supreme, independent authority over and within our territory. We have retained power to rule and make law which rests on our “Great Binding Law” or “Great Peace”, and which is proclaimed clearly within the Sir Frederick Haldimand’s 1784 proclamation. Indeed, our “sovereignty” has always necessitated a moral imperative on the Mohawk statesmen to exercise it; as such, we are obliged to assert and maintain our territorial integrity.
On November 27th, 1972, the Crown of England recognized Edwin (Ted) Squire Hill as the newly appointed Chief of the Mohawk Wolf Clan in a letter written by Brigadier General Andre Garneau on the part of Canada’s Governor General. The same letter advised that notice of the appointment was forwarded to the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs in order that it may be “properly registered”. To our knowledge, this constitutes the only current example of a sovereign
Chief being ‘registered’ in this way (i.e. as an ally of the Crown of England – and NOT as a subject or “Indian” under the “Indian Act”).
Accordingly, and in the circumstances, we see our position as being unique – and of great importance.
SEE: CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS MAY 11TH, 1914
But there are bands of the Six Nations Indians located on the Grand
river in Ontario who, I maintain, are in a different legal position
from any other Indian bands who are native to the country. These
Indian bands on the Grand river had their original home in the United
States. At the close of the war of the revolution they emigrated to
Canada and were given lands under a special treaty, not as subjests of
Great Britain, but as allies of Great Britain, and I maintain that the
holding of these Six Nations Indians on the Grand river is of such a
kind that this parliament has no right to interfere with it.” – Hon.
Frank Oliver, M.P., May 11, 1914 [From: House of Commons Debates,
Third Session-Twenty-Twelfth Parliament, 4-5 George V., 1914 Hon.
Frank Oliver, Liberal MP] Mr. Oliver’s statement was re-stated (for a
second time) in the House of Commons Debates Fourth
Session-Twenty-First Parliament, 15, George VI, 1951 by John Horne
Blackmore (Conservative MP for Lethbridge).
We wish to formally address our objection to this Council and the City of Brantford’s habitual dealings pertaining to Mohawk Grand River Territory. Further, your objectionable policy of willing and knowingly excluding known Chiefs and the Mohawk Workers from negotiations, decisions and such relevant matters must cease.
Take notice that any and all future meetings set to take place henceforth without our involvement, and indeed all such meetings prior constitute unauthorized dealings if indeed decisions made pertain or pertained to Haldimand Territory issues.
Be assured we intend to use our voice – and our ability to deal with the Crown of England directly as an ally – to address the great injustices and harms perpetrated on native people in order that a peaceful resolution / way forward may be meaningfully forged.
We believe that the time has come for us to set aside matters of division and difference and unite over matters of common interest, purpose and intent and it is clear to us that there is an opportunity for certain government bodies to play a central role in achieving this goal. To be clear, we do not see this as a solely a Mohawk struggle, but one that all Onkwehonweh share from each of our own unique perspectives.
Thank you for allowing us to share ours, and for the opportunity to share our objections to the exclusion of the Mohawk Workers from your Council’s work.
Please take some time to browse our website and to contact Bill Squire or Jason Bowman directly at 519-752-7701 anytime to discuss these matters in greater detail. It remains our hope that common sense will prevail & the Grand River Mohawks will be invited to participate in decisions relevant to our territory, and be parties to all future negotiations and lobby efforts.
We remain encouraged to see that both our native and non-native allied groups continue to increase in numbers in the past few weeks – each applying pressure in its own ways to effect better adherence to the spirit of the Two-Row Wampum.
Jason Bowman (for Bill Squire)
Iran listens to Natives & tells World that Canada has exploited – even committed genocide against Native People in order to steal resources – OPEC to finally hear the truth
We will also vociferously defend Canada’s Aboriginal population. Canada has exploited and even committed genocide against the Aboriginal people rather than investing in their treasure of cultural and civilization wealth. – Mohammad Javad Larijani (Iranian secretary for the High Council for Human Rights)
The world is learning that Iranian government is willing to back Canadian Native leaders if they want to address member nations of the O.P.E.C. (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) at future summits, thanks to former Roseau River chief Terry Nelson and former Dakota Tipi chief Dennis Pashe, who just left Iran after an historic visit which included visits and meetings with top officials.
Nelson has reported that Iran says it backs growing momentum for Native communities who seek justice including fair financial compensation for resources which remain pilfered / stolen from their lands, including 2.5 million barrels a day of oil that is pumped from Indigenous territories and sent by Canada to the America under a free-trade agreement.
Nelson and former Dakota Tipi chief Dennis Pashe have been in Iran this week meeting with Iranian government officials and academics despite Canadian Prime (Crime) Minister Harper’s government’s bizarre attempts to muzzle the truth…
Late this summer, Canada severed diplomatic ties with Iran, shut down its embassy in Tehran and deported Iranian diplomats out of Canada. Canada has also imposed sanctions against Iran, joining NATO allies in attempting to pressure the People’s Republic of Iran, supposedly over nuclear energy concerns.
It is widely suspected that Harper’s cozy Zionist-Israel and U.S. business alliances all support military action and strikes against Iran citing nuclear weapons concerns. Does this remind anyone of Iraq WMD lies and paranoia?
In reality, we now see that Harper and his cohorts loathe the fact that Iran plans to support Native leaders who wish tell the OPEC oil cartel the truth about what has been going on – and how Harper and his cohorts are able to appear to live “high off the hog” – whist natives are either forgotten and ignored, or exploited and ignored.
Iran’s effort to enable North American Natives to state the case that they are the true owners Canada’s petroleum resources to OPEC is monumental – and long past due. (The next OPEC meeting is scheduled for Dec. 12 in Vienna, Austria.)
“We call upon the government of Canada to consider the experiences of other countries regarding fair distribution of the natural resources’ income… The OPEC nations have had similar history in dealing with colonial powers.” – Terry Nelson
12 member nations belong to OPEC and the cartel is known to exert considerable influence over the price of oil in its decisions to increase or decrease oil production.
OPEC member countries include Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Venezuela, Qatar, Nigeria, Algeria, Angola, Libya, the United Arab Emirates and Ecuador.
APTN National News has reported that Nelson also said in an interview that “Iranian NGO Peace Lovers Society Organization had also agreed to provide university scholarships to 10 First Nations students to study in Iran in areas of oil and gas, medicine and economics.”
Nelson is said to have left Iran on Wednesday, after a series of meetings with senior Iranian government officials and elders as well as spoken to several university classes and media during his stay in Tehran.
Nelson and Dennis Pashe also appeared on Press TV (Iran’s English-language news network) – just as Press TV and other Iranian television networks were banned by the European Union and their satellite feeds cancelled.
“We had very productive meetings with the Iranian civil society and government. We were warned not to go to Iran and Western media have consistently tried to dehumanize and demonize the Iranian people. The people of Iran are nothing like the lies told in Western media.” – Terry Nelson
On Tuesday, Nelson also met with Mohammad Javad Larijani, Iran’s secretary for the High Council for Human Rights. Lirijani, a senior advisor to Iran’s supreme religious leader Ayatolla Khamenei, said the country would take up Nelson’s cause without question.
“We will also vociferously defend Canada’s Aboriginal population. Canada has exploited and even committed genocide against the Aboriginal people rather than investing in their treasure of cultural and civilization wealth.” – Mohammad Javad Larijani (Iranian secretary for the High Council for Human Rights).
10-Oct 2012 – United Flight 934 L.A. (U.S.A.) to London (U.K.) – Suspected fuel dump incident – Request for detailed information
To Transport Canada (Aviation Enforcement Office – Winnipeg, MB):
It has come to our attention that the above-referenced flight was diverted to Chicago while in Canadian airspace due to a drunken female passenger. Naturally, we are concerned because the flight path and suspected fuel dump area concerns waters of the Great Lakes.
Kindly advise if Transport Canada may help us to clarify whether or not dumping of fuel indeed took place in this instance, and if so, the location and quantity of the dump.
Maximum fuel capacity: 31,000 US – 45,220 gal (117,348 – 171,176 L)
Approximately > 1/2 of fuel presumed dumped.
A United Airlines flight from Los Angeles en route to London was diverted to O’Hare International Airport on Oct. 10 when an intoxicated passenger is said to have “pushed other passengers and an airplane crew member”, we have learned.
Authorities declined to pursue charges against the woman, 34, from Redondo Beach, Calif., and because the flight was over Canada at the time of the incident, no Canadian charges were brought against her.
Media reports indicated the woman, who apparently had been intoxicated, caused a disturbance on a flight, pushing other passengers and a member of the crew.
So far, the Mohawk Aviation Bureau knows that United Flight 934, which departed Los Angeles International Airport at 5:55 p.m. and was bound for London’s Healthrow Airport, was diverted at 1:21 a.m. Chicago time because of “a security disturbance involving an unruly passenger” according to United-Continental spokeswoman Christen David.
Requests for further clarification and confirmation in respect of fuel dumping made to Transport Canada by the MAB have not not been forthcoming.
What a wonderful beginning last evening! Great location, great food, good fellowship and a productive evening. – Gail Bury (Tutela Heights / Phelps Road Resident’s Association)
Next meeting: Kanata Longhouse, October 29th, 7:00 p.m.
October 11, 2012
RE: OUR FILE NO.: 20121002NFZ – NOTICE OF COMPLAINT – UNAUTHORIZED INTRUSIONS / TRESPASSES OF AERONAUTICAL NATURE WITHIN MOHAWK (GRAND RIVER) TERRITORIAL AIRSPACE – REQUEST FOR ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE – NO-FLY ZONE
Pursuant to our October 3 telephonic conversation with regards to the subject of unauthorized intrusions / trespasses of an aeronautical nature within the Kanienkahagen (Mohawk) Ouse / Grand River territorial airspace, and our request for assistance with respect enforcement of same, I write to you on behalf of Bill Squire, (who is the spokesman of the Kanienhagen Mohawks of the Grand River Territory), as his special assistant. I wish to first express my thanks to you for taking time to learn about our situation and for allowing me the opportunity to express our concerns as they pertain to these issues. As we discussed, the following summary will provide Transport Canada with an overview of who we are, and the challenges we face in respect of enforcing our no-fly zone within our territorial airspace. We hope to work with relevant regulatory and enforcement authorities in order to resolve this situation in a timely and effective manner.
History and Background
The ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Kanienkahagen) people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River territory represent the ‘head’ and leaders of the Iroquoian League of Five Nations Confederacy, and are trustees and protectors of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 which states the outright ownership to these Mohawks (and such others that wish to follow) of the lands “six miles deep from the mouth to the source of the Grand (Ouse) River”, or the Haldimand Tract. The Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River territory are Onkwehonweh (sovereign / real people) living within the Grand River territory under what some call ‘The Great Law of Peace’. Our land base of nearly 1 million acres (the Haldimand Tract) was given to us by the British Crown as a war reparation for our military service and loss of our homeland in New York State, as we fought for the British in the American Revolutionary War (this reparation is called the Haldimand Proclamation – See: https://rotinonshonnionhwetkanatahere.wordpress.com). We also fought as allies for England during the war of 1812 against the Americans including the “Six Nations Indians”.
The Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory are not now, never have been, nor ever will be subject to the influence / manipulation of outside government(s) including evolved arms of such. However, our territorial homeland remains subjected to title frauds, encroachments, intrusions, trespasses, corruption and pollution at the unclean hands of belligerent occupants and entities. Imposters and other unauthorized parties have persisted in engaging in unauthorized dealings pertaining to our people and our territorial homeland for many years; indeed these belligerent acts continue to plague our people to this day, notwithstanding the continued best efforts on our part to hold such parties to account and to enjoy life within our territorial homeland unmolested and free from outside intrusions. As allies of the British Crown, TheKanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory are to enjoy supreme, independent authority over and within our territory. We have retained power to rule and make law which rests on our “Great Binding Law” or “Great Peace”, and which is proclaimed clearly within the Sir Frederick Haldimand’s 1784 proclamation. Indeed, our “sovereignty” has always necessitated a moral imperative on the Mohawk statesmen to exercise it; as such, we are obliged to assert and maintin our territorial integrity.
Grand / Ouse River Territory No-fly Zone
The Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory have always designated their entire territorial airspace as a “no-fly zone”. Air and noise pollution, interference with migratory birds and other wildlife, and perilous hazards to our people including crashes and the continued authorized practices of “fuel dumping” and aerosol toxic chemical disbursements all constitute reasons, as well as form the basis, for our rationale for ensuring that our territorial airspace remains free from all unauthorized aeronautical activity. Wehave identified twenty-six (26) sites within our territorial jurisdiction where unauthorized activities of an aeronautical nature currently take place. See attached list entitled “Haldimand Grand / Ouse River Territory Airports, Heliports, Aerodromes & Airstrips”. We contend that each of these sites currently operates illegally and lieu of authorization from our people.
Commencing at 12:01 A.M. on November 1st, 2012, the The Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory shall commence discretionary enforcement of our territorial no-fly zone by the issuance of fines to parties and entities who are found to have violated terms of same pursuant to the attached “Enforcement Fine / Fee Schedule”.
Waivers of Authorization to Enter Kanyenkehagen Ouse / Grand River Territorial Airspace
The Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory are prepared to issue waivers to individual parties and entities who apply and qualify for authorization to enter our airspace. For example, we plan to issue waivers of authorization to parties and entities engaged in medical air transport including the Dunnville (Haldimand War Memorial Hospital) Heliport, Kitchener-Waterloo (Grand River Hospital) Heliport and Fergus (Groves Memorial Hospital) Heliport. (Click here to APPLY).
Enforcement and Regulation
The exclusive jurisdiction of the Canadian Parliament over aeronautics in Canada was settled in 1951. Since then provincial legislation of various sorts has been enacted which, if allowed to stand, would have circumscribed that jurisdiction significantly. Regulatory Affairs is responsible for the Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC), by assessing and recommending potential changes to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) and their associated standards, through cooperative rule-making activities. It provides functional advice to the regional and headquarters personnel and advises stakeholders on the consultation process. The approved changes are then published in the CARs. As well, Regulatory Affairs manages and publishes the Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM). The Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory expect that relevant authorities and regulators will assist in the timely dissemination of accurate information to relevant parties and entities including relevant stakeholders in order to facilitate the enforcement of the territorial no-fly zone. We commit to making our regulators available for consultation and negotiations.
Kanyen’kehake (Mohawks) of the Ouse / Grand River Territory invite all relevant regulators to consult with us in respect of these matters prior to October 25th, 2012 in order to provide input and feedback prior to the commencement of enforcement on November 1. Contact the Mohawk Aviation Bureau at 1-888-278-4188 ext. 7 in order to obtain more information and to provide feedback pertaining to these matters.
I trust that this has served to help you to understand our situation. Please contact me at extension 103 to discuss.
Thanking you in advance for your assistance and understanding,
Jason Bowman (Special Assistant to Bill Squire)
D R A F T
Enforcement Fine / Fee Schedule
Grand / Ouse River Territory No-fly Zone
Kanyen’kehaken Ouse / Grand River Territorial airspace consists of a corridor extending from 6 miles from each side of the Ouse / Grand River from the shores of Lake Erie to its source at / or about Dundalk.
$1,000.00 Pilot of Aircraft – Unauthorized Take Off, Landing or other entry.
Each person who pilots and takes off or lands any aircraft from within the Kanyen’kehaken Ouse / Grand River Territory, or otherwise enters territorial airspace in lieu of issuance of a waiver of authorization shall be liable to a fine in the amount of CAD 1,000.00 per incident.
$2,000.00 Owner of Aircraft – Unauthorized Take Off / Landing
Each person or entity who owns any aircraft found to take off, land or otherwise enter territorial airspace in lieu of issuance of a waiver of authorization shall be liable to a fine in the amount of CAD 2,000.00 per incident.
Owner of Airports, Heliports, Aerodromes & Airstrips – Unauthorized Activities
Each person or entity who owns an airport, heliport, aerodrome or airstrip from which aircraft found to violate the territorial no-fly zone originates or terminates its flight shall be liable to a fine in the amount of CAD 5,000.00 per incident, or CAD 50,000.00 per 24 hour period, which ever is less.
Application for Waiver of Authorization
Parties and entities who wish to enter territorial airspace must be issued a waiver of authorization by the Mohawk Aviation Bureau prior to entry. Waivers issued may be valid for up to 1 year and remain subject to revocation by the Mohawk Aviation Bureau. Interested applicants can make inquiries and obtain more information by contacting the bureau at 1-888-278-4188 ext. 7.
D R A F T
Haldimand Grand / Ouse River Territory Airports, Heliports, Aerodromes & Airstrips
Municipality Name ICAO TCLID IATA Coordinates
|Dunnville||Dunnville (Haldimand War Memorial Hospital) Heliport||CPA9||42°54′50″N079°37′41″W|
|Caledonia||Caledonia/Grand River Water Aerodrome||CNC6||43°05′10″N080°03′06″W|
|Regional Municipality of Waterloo||Kitchener-Waterloo (Grand River Hospital) Heliport||CNK9||43°27′10″N080°30′13″W|
|Regional Municipality of Waterloo||Region of Waterloo International Airport
(Kitchener/Waterloo Regional Airport)
|Elmira||Elmira (East) Airport||CPG4||43°35′31″N080°30′44″W|
|Arthur||Arthur (Arthur South) Aerodrome||CAR5||43°46′59″N080°26′01″W|
|Arthur||Arthur (Metz Field) Aerodrome||CMZ2||43°48′38″N080°26′09″W|
|Arthur||Arthur (Walter’s Field) Aerodrome||CPC3||43°51′00″N080°27′00″W|
|Belwood||Belwood (Baird Field) Aerodrome||CBF2||43°48′30″N080°18′43″W|
|Belwood||Belwood (Ellen Field) Aerodrome||CEF2||43°50′15″N080°22′09″W|
|Belwood||Belwood (Wright Field) Aerodrome||CBW6||43°47′38″N080°24′09″W|
|Orton||Orton/Smith Field Airport||CPS7||43°46′30″N080°13′41″W|
|Grand Valley||Grand Valley (Black Field) Aerodrome||CGV5||43°51′36″N080°17′19″W|
|Grand Valley||Grand Valley/Luther Field Aerodrome||CGV2||43°58′35″N080°23′07″W|
|Grand Valley||Grand Valley North Aerodrome||CGV3|