Arctic Grab: Something rotten in Denmark, Norway, Russia, US, Canada …

Stealing the Indigenous area of Northern Great Turtle Island

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More colonial subterfuge!  Canada, US, Russia, Norway, Denmark and other imperialist entities are trying to steal the Indigenous area of northern Great Turtle Island. 

Climate change is causing the ice to recede. 

They all want to cart away our minerals, oil and gas.  Ruskie and US subs have surfaced in the far north. 

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is standing around the North Pole, waving his arms and screaming, “I was the first crook here.  So it’s all mine, mine, mine!”  He wants the true inhabitants, the Inuit, to live there year round to assert Indigenous sovereignty.  They can hold back the other foreigners while he and his friends gouge out the riches.  To him Canada is the only imperialist that can rob us as it’s under the usurpation of the colony of Canada!         

Our inherent right to the “Arctic Region”

On January 28, 2006, the Women Title Holders of the Kanion’ke:haka issued a public notice of objection to this attempted seizure of our inherent right to the “Arctic Region” by these foreign states, corporations, “outsiders” and non-Indigenous interests.   The Inuit, our family, are the natural custodians of this area which belongs to our unborn generations.     

According to Wampum 44 of the Kaianereh’ko:wa, the Ongwehonwe Women Title Holders are the “progenitors of the soil” of Great Turtle Island . 

We are the Caretakers of the land, water and air. 

We told these capitalist blood suckers to stay away, that they have no business here. 

Self-determination is a universal human right.  The denial of a nation’s existence constitutes genocide, according to the many international covenants these states have pledged to uphold.  Modern international law protects small peoples from incursions by aggressive states who use military and economic force to impose their will.  Their turf war over our territory, waters and resources violates our customs, practices, occupation and rights. 

We cannot surrender our birthright. 

This land is who we are. 

The Western Sahara decision provides that a territory cannot be incorporated in another state without the informed consent of the majority of its people.  This was not done because they know that we will never agree to give up our identity. 

No one made a treaty of cession with us to enter our Arctic waters and territory.

International, federal, state and provincial entities cannot violate international law and the rule of law by superseding our jurisdiction over territory that we never surrendered.           

Colonialism is illegal.  Past agreements and treaties only allowed foreigners to live peacefully on our land.

Any foreigner wishing to enter our territory must deal with us through nation-to-nation protocol.  No foreign entity and their corporate bodies and associated or visitor such as the colony of Canada can invite outsiders onto our territory or sell off our resources.   

In Canada we took an action in the Supreme Court of Canada – Kanion’ke:haka Kaianereh’ko:wa Kanon’ses:neh v. Attorney General of Canada and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, Court File: 05-CV-030785.           

We brought this constitutional jurisdiction issue before the U.S. Supreme Court.  See No. 05-165:  2005. 

In The Supreme Court of the United States In re Kanion’ke:haka Kaianereh’ko:wa Kanon’ses:neh, Non-party, Petitioner/Movant/Appellant, The Canadian St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians, Plaintiffs, Respondents, v. The State of New York, Defendants, Respondents.  Petition for Writs of Certiorari and Quo Warranto with Prohibition and Mandamus in Aid to Prevent Genocide.  Rules 17.1 and 20.1.

There are two camps:  our enemy and ourselves.  The increasing dependence of international capitalists on neo-colonial theft makes their existence and future uncertain. 

They are facing serious economic and social difficulties making them desperate.  Some of the symptoms are rising prices, balance of payments problems, unemployment and social unrest. 

Their use of more violence, armed force and coercion indicates their panic and decline in their power. 

The masses are resisting the might is right strategy.  The capitalists are finding themselves in an unhealthy position.  We must keep confronting them with the truth, which they’re saying is unpeaceful and annoying to them. 

The Arctic has become unlivable due to the environmental destruction caused by the imperialists.  The Inuit have the same duties to care for our mother, Great Turtle Island.  We are brothers and sisters.  We follow your issues and feel all the stresses that you are going through.  We hope you won’t allow yourselves to be used by any of these foreign invaders.  They are trying to exploit you and nothing good will come of it.             

Kahentinetha, MNN Mohawk Nation News,  [email protected] 

Articles by: Kahentinetha

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