Information to the Special Rapporteur on indigenous rights from Mohawk Workers

To: Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais Wilson
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

Source: Jason Bowman (for Bill Squire)
Source Contact Information: Address: Kanata Village – 440 Mohawk Street
Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3T 3C4



Description of Submitting Organization: The Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River Territory (as the Mohawk Workers) represent the ‘head’ and leaders of the League of Five Nations Confederacy, and are trustees and protectors of the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784
Alleged Victims or Community Affected: The Mohawk Workers as the Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River Territory
Alleged Perpetrators: Bill Doherty, Walton Development and Management GP Ltd., Riverbend Asset Management Corporation, the County of Brant, the Province of Ontario, the County of Canada, and others to be named.
Summary of Events: On-going violations of indigenous peoples’ rights over lands and natural resources, including dispossession and removal, lack of prior consultation regarding development projects, and other transgressions including violations of treaty and human rights at Tutela Heights and elsewhere within the Haldimand (Ouse / Grand River Territory).
Additional Comments: Canadian federal and provincial legislation and policies have directly impacted the Kanienkahagen people of the Mohawk Nation of the Ouse / Grand River Territory as indigenous peoples in ways set out within the attached preliminary synthesis of allegation information.
Documents: [See: Attached November 2, 2012 Preliminary Synthesis of Allegation Information from Jason Bowman]

Please see attached synthesis of pertinent information as per Mr. Anaya’s direction. November 2 2012 Information to the Special Rapporteur

The Mohawks of the Ouse / Grand River territory plan to submit these allegations to the Ontario Superior Court on Friday including a motion for directions, and also to the Federal Court of Canada shortly thereafter.  We have copied the Ontario Ministers of Environment, Culture and the Attorney General as well as forwarded our complaint allegations to Ontario’s Private Security and Investigative Services Branch of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. We are thankful for the opportunity to have submitted same to the U.N. Special Rapporteur’s office.

Our hope is that the alleged offending entities including branches / arms of Canadian governments may be compelled to respect relevant international protocols commencing on Friday domestically.  We understand that mechanisms take time to work. Our fear is that further disturbances, digging and disruption / corruption of these sacred sites and other irreparable harm will be permitted to occur at the hands of the Ontario Superior Court and / or other Canadian entities notwithstanding our allegations and objections.


About Rotinonshonni ónhwe - Tkanatáhere

We belong to families organized pursuant to ancient ways. Ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah (Mohawks) of Grand River support site. "Very simply, frauds and deceit have usurped this war reparation and robbed our people of what is rightfully ours, leaving us with only a Land Claim. Broken deals, fraud, embezzlement and genocide – and worse – all perpetrated at the unclean hands of too many to count at this time. We are (Mohawks) Ka-nyen-geh-ha-kah of Grand River, founders of the Five Nation League and what some call the "Great Peace".

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