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Update from Grand River, July 1st 2006

Update from Grand River, July 1st 2006

from: "Orakwa International Indigenous Ent." Hazel Hill

Today is planned to be alot of activity at the reclamation site. The people
have planned a potluck, games and a pig roast for later this evening to keep
the spirit of peace, friendship and family atmosphere at the site. there was
much concern with the big booze party in caledonia last night beginning their
canada day celebrations, but to my knowledge, there was no problems coming
into the site. we left around 11:30 pm. and so far, I've had no reports of any
situations. we've had a busy week starting with a visit from Bill Wilson,
candidate for Grand Chief of the AFN. He was accompanied by Larry Sault and was
given a tour of the site by myself and others of the Six Nations. We had a
good visit and the support was much appreciated. Also this week the federal
and provincial delegates came and toured the site. Jane Stewart, Barbara
McDougal, Ron Doering and a few others (sorry, don't remember all the names) were
given a tour of the grounds to help them see that the gossip and rumours that
are being spread around caledonia and in their local newspapers, are just
that, gossip and rumours. they were able to see for themselves that there are no
bunkers, missle launches, guns or any other weapons of war that we have been
accused of having. They left quite pleased by what they saw, and have agreed
to let it be known through the media that we are a peaceful people, that our
presence there is that of peace, and that the intent is not to bring
hostility toward our neighbours, but to remind canada that it has a resonsiblity to
uphold the treaties, recognize our sovereignty, and begin dealing with our
traditional council on a nation to nation level as is required according to our
relationship with the crown. Many people, including high profile native
leaders, have made attempts to destroy that relationship by making public
statements that the Confederacy Council does not represent the people, that there
are divisions and factions who do not support, or who believe the confederacy
does not speak for them. They are playing right into the governments attempts
to create those divisions so that they will not have to deal with the real
issue's of concern including the land. Who knows, maybe that is the intent. It
has been the history of our people that when anything like this happens,
there will always be people who don't agree or who try to undermine the good that
is happening, even going so far as accepting money to create those
divisions. However, it is our position that we will continue. The confederacy council,
who carry the responsibility of protecting and upholding those treaties,
have a responsibility of ensuring that no harm or hindrance comes to them. That
includes from within. The canadian government has been reminded of that.
Talks will resume on Thursday, and are continuing toward a peaceful resolution of
the land in question....Today is planned to be alot of activity at the
reclamation site. The people have planned a potluck, games and a pig roast for
later this evening to keep the spirit of peace, friendship and family atmosphere
at the site. there was much concern with the big booze party in caledonia
last night beginning their canada day celebrations, but to my knowledge, there
was no problems coming into the site. we left around 11:30 pm. and so far,
I've had no reports of any situations. we've had a busy week starting with a
visit from Bill Wilson, candidate for Grand Chief of the AFN. He was
accompanied by Larry Sault and was given a tour of the site by myself and others of the
Six Nations. We had a good visit and the support was much appreciated. Also
this week the federal and provincial delegates came and toured the site. Jane
Stewart, Barbara McDougal, Ron Doering Today is planned to be alot of
activity at the reclamation site. The people have planned a potluck, games and a
pig roast for later this evening to keep the spirit of peace, friendship and
family atmosphere at the site. there was much concern with the big booze party
in caledonia last night beginning their canada day celebrations, but to my
knowledge, there was no problems coming into the site. we left around 11:30 pm.
and so far, I've had no reports of any situations. we've had a busy week
starting with a visit from Bill Wilson, candidate for Grand Chief of the AFN. He
was accompanied by Larry Sault and was given a tour of the site by myself
and others of the Six Nations. We had a good visit and the support was much
appreciated. Also this week the federal and provincial delegates came and toured
the site. Jane Stewart, Barbara McDougal, Ron Doering and a few others
(sorry, don't remember all the names) were given a tour of the grounds to help
them see that the gossip and rumours that are being spread around caledonia and
in their local newspapers, are just that, gossip and rumours. they were able
to see for themselves that there are no bunkers, missle launches, guns or any
other weapons of war that we have been accused of having. They left quite
pleased by what they saw, and have agreed to let it be known through the media
that we are a peaceful people, that our presence there is that of peace, and
that the intent is not to bring hostility toward our neighbours, but to
remind canada that it has a resonsiblity to uphold the treaties, recognize our
sovereignty, and begin dealing with our traditional council on a nation to
nation level as is required according to our relationship with the crown. Many
people, including high profile native leaders, have made attempts to destroy
that relationship by making public statements that the Confederacy Council does
not represent the people, that there are divisions and factions who do not
support, or who believe the confederacy does not speak for them. They are
playing right into the governments attempts to create those divisions so that they
will not have to deal with the real issue's of concern including the land.
Who knows, maybe that is the intent. It has been the history of our people that
when anything like this happens, there will always be people who don't agree
or who try to undermine the good that is happening, even going so far as
accepting money to create those divisions. However, it is our position that we
will continue. The confederacy council, who carry the responsibility of
protecting and upholding those treaties, have a responsibility of ensuring that no
harm or hindrance comes to them. That includes from within. The canadian
government has been reminded of that. Talks will resume on Thursday, and are
continuing toward a peaceful resolution of the land in question........the
outcome of which, from our perspective, will be to have the land returned to
the Six Nations, according to the original agreements. The people will
maintain a presence on the site until this happens. The Caledonia Citizens Alliance
thinks differently. They believe that they have a say in what happens to this
land, and they have threatened the government that it should not return the
land to six nations as they feel it give's us a ticket to their whole town.
They've even passed a motion in their council that they are going to expand
the borders of their town and are continuing on plans of development of other
lands which fall within the jurisdiction of the Haldimand Tract and the Six
Nations. What people don't understand is that the people involved, including
Ken Hewilp our non-native brothers and sisters understand that it isn't as
simple as a "sale" as they have been made to believe. I've stated it often in my
writings....lp our non-native brothers and sisters understand that it isn't
as simple as a "sale" as they have been made to believe. I've stated it often
in my writings.........the Truth will always be told. That is the beauty
of the Haudenesonne people and the oral traditions that we ca

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