By: Johnny Hawk
“Wenonah” in Anishinabemowiin means”The One who Breast Feeds” where some say she is also “Geezhigo Kwe” Sky Woman or the Original Human Female where she was the one “lowered from above” and with the spirit of West Wind “Epigishmook” they created the first Humans. Wenonah was the Mother of Mudjekawis, Pukawiis, Jibayabooz and Nanabush. “Doodem” also in our language means “The Heart of which we belong”in reference to our Clan which is also a word use we for Mother. “Doodosh” is female breast and “Doodoshabo” is the “breast liquid” or milk that nourishes us. Many Anishinabek believe we follow our Father’s Clan yet our language and our stories exemplify that we are a matriarchal people where we must take a deeper look and question how from the effects of on going colonialism we suppress our own power as a Nation.
Women are the most synchronized with the harmonic resonance of Mother Earth who maintain a balance and coexistence with the Earth where this sacred feminine energy is true power and natural law. Before Colonialism reached the shores of Turtle Island genocidal acts upon women in Europe through “witch hunts” sanctioned by the church sought to suppress this power where today this ongoing war is being waged on women of Turtle Island as well as the earth ultimately where man can claim power and have control over the Earth and its people.
I cannot address this issue without first acknowledging my own behavior that has come into question by some Women I’ve questioned or debated with which led to arguments where I’ve been called out for misogyny. As well my behavior in a failed relationship with someone I still very much love where we’ve been both equally abusive mentally and emotionally due to a toxic environment of alcoholism where at times I still struggle personally I take responsibility for. I am not creating excuses nor do I seek a platform to make myself into a somebody where I am far from being the set role model standard of someone being active within our resurgence movements. I only intend to break these collective shackles of colonial behavior and create a reflection of these external conditions that effect us internally.
It is no doubt that we are also guilty of internalized violence and as the Inquiry into the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is about to begin we also must investigate the investigators and spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically who we really are and realize the very real war that is still being waged on our Nation and all Earth;s People which begins with Women.
The following exemplifies how the colonial structures are very much the systematic leading cause of these genocidal acts that have been initiated from the collective fraternity of the Vatican, Crown, Governments, Corporations, Military and Police. We take a look and the most recent circumstances of two Anishinabek Girls in so called KKKenora ON KKKanada.
Police altercation with First Nations girl in Kenora caught on video weeks before her death
The parents of a 14-year-old from Grassy Narrows First Nation are releasing a video of an altercation between provincial police and their daughter in the weeks before her death.
Azraya Kokopenace disappeared on April 15 after provincial police dropped her off at the hospital in Kenora, Ont. Police won’t say why they picked her up. The teen was last seen leaving the hospital, alone, late at night, according to police. She was found dead two days later in the woods nearby.
The coroner’s office is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding Kokopenace’s death and says it could take months to complete. Here is the link for the video. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/police-first-nations-teen-video-1.3581431
Mother of Delaine Copenance beleives she was murdered
Stories of RCMP officers allegedly forcing women into sex acts, and physically assaulting them in Val-d’Or, Quebec \
Here is the link: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-27-2015-1.3290171/aboriginal-women-s-ongoing-allegations-of-police-abuse-prove-national-inquiry-needed-1.3290177
Star Eyewitness who named Queen of England in Abduction of Aboriginal Children dies suddenly in Vancouver Hospital
William Combes a BC First Nation man, age 59 and survivor of Kamloops and Mission Indian residential schools was scheduled to be a primary witness at the opening session of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS) on September 12 in London but died mysteriously before his testimony.
William was the sole survivor of a group of three aboriginal boys who claim to have witnessed the abduction of ten children during a royal visit to the Kamloops residential school in mid October, 1964, when both the Queen and Prince Philip were in Canada.
“They took away those ten kids and nobody ever saw them again” described William, in several public statements made over the airwaves of my former Vancouver Co-op radio program, and in the following signed and witnessed declaration made on February 3, 2010:
When Pedophilia Judges fear Exposure: The Experiences of Jack Cram and Renate Andres-Auger
In 1999, Jennifer Wade, a founder of Amnesty International in Vancouver, referred to this in a keynote presentation at the Global Conference on the Commercial Exploitation of Children and Youth. As part of her talk, Wade looked back at the experiences of Jack Cram and Renate Andres-Auger. Andres-Auger was the Cree lawyer in B.C. who brought forward allegations about the sexual exploitation of children.
In 1994, Andres-Auger hired Jack Cram to be her lawyer after she fell into difficulties. Wade explained this history as follows: “The sex trade in children is not a recent happening in Vancouver. While doing some research for this presentation, I came across the affidavit of a Cree lawyer named Renate Andres-Auger naming prominent legal personalities and the B.C. Law Society for destroying her legal practice and libeling and slandering her (I have a copy of that affidavit listing prominent plaintiffs with me).
Renate Auger alleged this happened partly because of her knowledge of pedophile rings operating out of the Vancouver Club and out of resorts in Whistler. In a very bizarre scene as it was described in the papers I discovered, Ms. Auger and her lawyer, Jack Cram, were first not listened to in the court, and then were handcuffed and dragged out of the courtroom to a jail cell. When Jack Cram eventually did speak, he put before the judge some of his allegations involving cover-ups by the head officers of the Law Society and the judiciary to aid and abet pedophiles and drug dealers. When he insisted on giving more details on radio, Jack Cram was met by ten policemen upon his return from a radio station. He was then put into an ambulance and taken to the psychiatric ward of Vancouver General Hospital. He believes he was injected again and again with mind disorienting drugs.”
No public investigation into the treatment and accusations of Andres-Auger and Cram ever took place. We can only speculate, therefore, on the circumstances behind such a dramatic collapse of dignity and due process in the criminal-justice system. Certainly it is made to seem probable that some highly placed group or individual believed that he, she, or they had a great deal to lose if Andres-Auger and Cram had been able to press charges.
Chief Justices & Corrupt Chiefs: Partners in Crime?
In 1999, one independent BC interior newspaper, The Radical, did report on allegations of an organized sex trade in the Prince George area involving judges, doctors, police, and even band councils. The paper was forced to close down after one of the accused- Ed John, a long time chief of the Tl’azt’en band (near Prince George) and head of the First Nations Summit- launched a lawsuit. Ironically, Ed John was named minister of Child and Family Services in November 2000, just as the allegations against him were becoming public.
For those involved in exposing Ed John and others, his appointment as an un-elected minister “brought to light the extent of official protection of pedophiles in public office and the systemic nature of this crime” (Evidence of crimes against aboriginal children, including pedophilia, Hidden from History.)
These allegations have been echoed by others over the years, including Squamish elder Harriet Nahanee, who has stated that she saw young Native girls being removed from the reserve to serve as prostitutes for wealthy business men connected to the Vancouver Club. James Craven a Blackfoot and constitutional lawyer has corroborated this story and stated
” It has been alleged with considerable supporting evidence that some of the same forces involved in trafficking young Indian Boys and Girls for the rich and powerful pedophiles are also involved in key aspects of the BC Treaty Commission as well as being involved in using isolated reserves for the landing and distribution of drugs.” (“Reprisals due to exposure of pedophile ring.” Statement by James Craven, Aug 3, 1998)
– In 2005 former RCMP officer Gary Stevens plead guilty to sexual assault of an underage Indigenous girl. The allegations were first made in April 2004 when Stevens was a member of the RCMP’s Kitmat BC, detachment
– In 2005 two RCMP officers were suspended during an investigation into allegations they were buying sex from young prostitutes in Prince George BC. Lee Lakeman a spokesperson for the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres stated that this was ” just the tip of the iceberg” “referring to Judge David Ramsey”
– In May 2004, David Ramsey a BC Provincial Court Judge pleaded guilty to buying sex from and assaulting 4 Indigenous girls aged 12, 14, 15 and 16. These attacks happened in 1992 and 2001. Ramsey was not removed until 2002
Winnipeg Manitoba is also an epi centre for murdered and missing Indigenous Women and also is the heart of Turtle Island. The Manitoba Legislature is covered with Free Mason Occult Symbolism. The bottom has a place known as the Pool of the Black Star which is based on sacrificial areas in Babylonian rituals. I do not want to suggest conspiracy theories for readers and will leave it up to you to connect the dots however we need to understand who has power and why things are the way they are starting with us. I am not a holy or perfect person to lead but I only encourage you to question those even within our communities and our own beliefs.