Letters From Bill Squire – Haldimand History & Frauds

Haldimand History & Frauds

Mohawk spokesman declares negotiations fraudulent

I, Bill Squire, have been appointed by Chiefs and Clan Mothers of the Mohawk Nation and by the Mohawk Workers Organization to act as an agent to speak on their behalf to protect there interest in the Haldimand Tract until our titles can be properly fulfilled.

My first task is to let the Six Nations Confederacy know that we are all aware that the beads must be returned to the Kanie-Ka-Ha-Ka (Mohawk) Nation immediately.

We have been observing the negotiations for the past two years and see only the Confederacy pursuing Band Council’s specific land claims under the Indian Act and under the Canadian Land Claims Commission policies and procedures.

Certainly, to this date, the Confederacy has never been viewed as sovereign by either level of government.  They are only viewed as other Natives in Canada that have treaties with the Dominion of Canada and are subject to Section #35 of Canada’s Constitution which includes the Inuit and Metis, therefore, following Canada to abrogate the Haldimand Deed Lands as a domestic affair.  But in fact, the Kanien Ka Ha Ka view the Haldimand as an International contract with Great Britain and our claim in the Haldimand Tract being one piece of Real Estate.

Canada, as signatories to international law and successors of Great Britains’s interest in Canada, under international law automatically is an heir to Great Britain’s international treaties and contracts made prior to confederation or prior to becoming successors of Great Britain.

Therefore, the Mohawks view the present negotiations as an orchestrated sell out and will make it very clear that we will have no part in the negotiations as they exist and any signatories that appear in these negotiations on behalf of the Kanie-Ka-Ha-Ka or Mohawk Nation will be deemed as fraudulent.

Bill Squire (March 5, 2008)


This letter is being submitted in a time of great sorrow in our Territory.  Since the time of landing of the first European vessels on our shores, our people, culture, language and legacy have been systematically dismantled, while a false  sense of compliance has been perpetuated by the North American government by keeping the “Indian Problem” a domestic one.

Yet strong voices of opposition exist.

The Kaniekehaka are commonly known as the Mohawks.  We possess the Haldimand Pledge and the original International Haldimand Contract with Great Britain entered into in 1784 with the recognition of the Karienkehaka and such others as allies rather than subjects.  (A contract nation to nation).  It was at this time with much admiration that Great Britain acknowledged that the existence of the Mohawks was synonamous with the Constitution of the Great League of Peace (Konenarakowa).

The Great League of Peace acts as a catalyst to brand nations together.  It was  based on these guiding principles: peace (healthy mind and body), power (harmonics / non-violent unity) and righteousness (justice between people and nations), These guiding principles formed the basis of the governing body that enabled multinational treaties to be made between nations.

Specifically, the two row wampum  belt.

It is an international treaty that unifies two separate and distinct people who live side-by-side, treating each others as equals, respectfully not interfering with the other.  While the silver covenant chain acted as  process to remember the agreements.

In an attempt to implement their historic policy to “get rid of the Indian problem”, (D.C. Scott), the government of Canada formerly argued that we no longer existed as a distinct people because we no longer have a thriving language.  As a direct result of broken treaties which made way for genocidal policies, many of our people have lost our languages and way of life often  violently.

Systemic Premeditated Acts of Genocide:

1857 Gradual Civilization Act

1867 Canada Enfranchisment Act

1876 Canadian federal government forcefully imposed an elected Band Council  system on which is known as the Six Nations Indian Reserve.

In 1946 Canada endorsed the United Nations policies to end genocide while Canada continued its domestic acts of genocide.

On September 13, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Untied Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People with Canada refusing to endorse this declaration citing concerns with wording in Articles 8(b) and Article 19.

Article 8(b) reads: Indigenous peoples protection against “any action, which as the aim of the effect of dispossessing them of their lands, territories or resources.”

Article 19 reads: “States shall consult and cooperate in good faith with the Indigenous peoples concerned  through their own representation institutions in order to obtain full prior and informed consent before adopting and implementing legislative or administrative measures that may affect them.”  Please note that the other countries that did not endorse the Declaration were all English speaking and located on indigenous lands and included Australia, New Zealand and U.S.A. (New Zealand has since recinded its initial stance).

The criterion that determines sovereign nationhood  status has been forcefully removed, we come to you from a time in our history when our leadership inherited the intergnenerational hammer, which greatly affects our capacity to maintain a clear mandate; to free our people, in our homelands.

We are therefor requesting your support, advice and advocacy as to how we should proceed to have our voice heard at the global level in International Court.

In the best interest of our future generations

Respectfully submitted,

William Squire
On Behalf of
Within, Ontario Canada

Attachments:

Excerpts D.C. Scott
Excerpts E. Ryerson
Haldiamand Contract
Haldimand Pledge
Kevin Annett Article

Suggested Reading:
Gradual Civilization Act
Indian Enforcement Act
Indian Act

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3 responses to “Letters From Bill Squire – Haldimand History & Frauds”

  1. Jim Windle says :

    Please explain in the list of Systemic Premeditated Acts of Genocide: why the date of the Band Council imposition being 1876 rather that 1924?

    • Mohawk Workers - Kanata says :

      Thanks for that good question. The Indian Act was enacted in 1876 by the Parliament of Canada. This abomination paved the way for the creation of the so-called “Confederacy”. The original act set out ‘rules for governing Indian reserves’ and defined ‘how bands can be created’ – it spelled out the powers of “band councils”. In 1924 the Canadian government brutally forced their band council system within the “Six Nations” territory.

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