Anishinabek Police Service surveillance of communities and individuals engaged in land rights activism

By: Kaikaikons

Anishinaabek have our own forms of policing however like most of our own institutions this role in our communities has become compromised to benefit only the settler government. From the imposition of an Indian Agent and Indian Act Band Council that enforced restrictions over us to those who believe they are creating change by working in the colonial system are only helping to perpetuate the subjection of our rights and freedoms and criminalization of our People under Canada’s assumed jurisdiction.

Above: Partnership between AFN and RCMP. In a Feb 2013 article by the Toronto Star documents acquired through access to information requests, reveal that heads of the RCMP and Ontario and Quebec police met in the summer of 2007 for the “first time in history” with then AFN national chief Phil Fontaine to “facilitate a consistent and effective approach to managing Aboriginal protests and occupations.”

The RCMP’s heightened collaboration with the AFN coincided with the start of a sweeping federal program of surveillance of aboriginal communities and individuals engaged in land rights activism that continues today.


It is well documented by the mainstream media how the RCMP, CSIS, National Defense (Military) and Police Agencies have been spying on Indigenous People’s standing up for their rights and lands where these partnerships have even recruited what is now called the department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada as well as the Assembly of First Nations.

Documents such as Project SITKA obtained through Freedom of Information and shared by the mainstream media in the past decade shows how Canada spies and develops plan’s on how to combat such Indigenous Protests with the help of Police Agencies where such Indigenous Peoples and communities are put in the same category by such agencies and labelled as domestic terrorists. This is type of activity and labeling creates an prejudice environment which contradicts why Canada’s First Nations Policing Policy in the early 1990’s was established in the first place.

The negative relations between non-Indigenous Police and Indigenous Peoples across Canada along with such actions such as the so called Oka Crisis in 1990 and reports like the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples stressed the need of First Nations to establish their own Police Force. The increasing political pressure to do something about Aboriginal policing led to the introduction of the First Nations Policing Policy in June 1991 by the federal government, after extensive consultation with the provinces, territories and First Nations across Canada.

The RCMP’s project SITKA which can be read by clicking the link below is one such document created on how to categorize, and profile Indigenous Peoples organizing to defend their rights and homelands.

First Nations Policing in Ontario

On March 30, 1992, a five year Ontario First Nations Policing Agreement was signed by Grand Council Treaty #3, Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, A.I.A.I., Anishinabek Nation, Six Nations and the Provincial and Federal Government. In 1994, Garden River, Curve Lake, Sagamok and Saugeen First Nations were the original communities to form the Anishinabek Police Service. At this time it was also decided that Garden River would be home to Headquarters because geographically it is situated in the center of the province.

Above: APS LOGO. Anishinabek Police Service enforces Canada’s and Ontario’s Laws and not Anishinabe Laws nor help to defend Anishinabek when Canada breaks its own laws in relations to Indigenous Rights.


In 1996, a three year agreement was endorsed to include 13 more First Nations. In I997, two more First Nations joined the Police Service, bringing the total to 19 First Nations, spread over the province of Ontario. The Police Service has had many changes to the makeup of the member communities and currently sits at 16 member communities.

With the killing of Dudley George in 1995 an unarmed Anishinaabe Land Defender in Ontario there was again more political pressure on Police on how to respectfully engage in Policing Indigenous Peoples specifically at so called protests which was being advocated for by Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples. In response in part to the Ipperwash Inquiry, special programs have been introduced, such as the OPP’s ART (Aboriginal Relations Team), MELT (Major Events Liaison Team). They were to operate within a Framework that emphasizes flexibility, relationship building, dialogue, knowledge and awareness of Aboriginal perspectives and culture, and the use of force only as necessary and as carefully measured

The Ontario Provincial Police also have a Framework for Police Preparedness for Aboriginal Critical Incidents https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/inquiries/ipperwash/policy_part/projects/pdf/OPP_Appendix_E_Framework_for_Police_Preparedness.pdf

The OPP ART and MELT are now amalgamated and now the OPP’s Emergency Response Team.

Anishinabek Police Service spying for Canada?

In February to Mid March 2020, solidarity actions across Canada sprung up in support of the Wet’suwe’ten Nation’s battle to oppose a pipeline running though its territory. Nation wide roadblocks and actions from Indigenous and Settler communities started to catch momentum where Canada’s economy began to be disrupted by a railway blockade in Tyendinaga, Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario which played a key role in solidarity actions.

During this time the Anishinabek Police Service were attempting to gain information on potential threats that were in solidarity with the Wet’suwe’ten and Tyendinaga. Land Defenders and Anishinabe activists from Anishinabek communities in Ontario were approached by the Anishinabek Police Service.

“ I was asked to come to the APS station in my community as they wanted to ask me questions. I went up as I thought it was regarding my recent mischief charge for protesting against council.” Says Land Defender John Hawke of Chimnissing Anishinabek Territory (Beausoleil First Nation.)

The RCMP launched Project Sitka to get a handle on Indigenous rights-related demonstrations . The RCMP wanted to identify specific activists who had been arrested, arrested and charged and convicted, create profiles and links to organizations across the country. After probing more than 300 activists, the RCMP came up with a list of 89 at the end of the intelligence project.

“ This Detective introduced himself as Will Shawnoo from the Major Crimes Unit with APS and said he wanted to know what I thought about the political actions currently going on across Canada in regards to pipelines. I asked him if its just me he came to see and why. He said my name is known out there as someone who organizes protest related activities. So I told him to watch the news as there is lots of info on there and I walked out.” Says Hawke who further explained the APS Detective drove 7 hours from London for what was a 20 second interaction.

“ I feel like this was harassment and I was being profiled by APS and that they’re being used by Canada to spy on our people in our communities who stand up for our rights and land where this demonstrates a loss of trust by these First Nations police officers and their organization.” Says Hawke

Hawke wasn’t the only “activist” to be approached by where Karen Bell of Garden River First Nation and Central Region Investigator for APS communicated with a community member who wished to remain anonymous but made a recording on his cellphone of his encounter.

“She came into the dispensary looking for me yesterday afternoon, saying she wanted to have a talk about a protest and solidarity actions going on, then called me on my cell a couple hours later. I went in to see her and recorded it. I didn’t say anything but let her do the talking. It was bullshit” says a First Nation community member in APS’s Central Region.

The Anishinabek Police Service – Major Crime – Investigative Support Unit provides assistance to the Detachments and its Members with investigations and will take a lead on the more serious criminal investigations. The unit is comprised of a supervisor, three detective constables, and two external secondments and domestic violence coordinator. The unit is been responsible to take the lead of major investigations, provide investigative support to detachments, prepare/assist with search warrants and production orders, create intelligence reports, conduct drug education and enforcement, support Professional Standards with investigations and ensuring all domestic violence cases Criminal and Non-Criminal are reviewed..

This is not the first time when Anishinabek Police Services relations with the communities it serves comes into question. The APS have conducted raids to shut down what they claim are illegal Cannabis dispensaries in Garden River First Nation and Wahnipitae First Nation in 2019.

In an article by Dispensing Freedom Sept 2019, (Anishinabek Police Services raid Wahnapitae cannabis dispensaries in violation of Indigenous laws; Stores vow to re-open) APS Police Chief Marc Lesage stated the APS did not receive a request from Chief and Council of Wahnapitae First Nation to conduct the raids, but acted on their own behalf to unilaterally enforce the Federal Cannabis Act on Indigenous lands.

Police Chief Lesage further indicated that he was unaware of the decision made by the Chiefs of Ontario in June of 2019 to assert “complete jurisdiction” to govern all cannabis operations within First Nation territories. Lesage also stated in a phone interview that he did not know that the members of Wahnapitae First Nation voted in a referendum on June 29th 2019 to legalize sales of cannabis in their territory, and that he did not know that Chief and Council had passed an interim cannabis bylaw to regulate the industry on reserve. 

Anishinabek Police Service and OPP raid a Cannabis Dispensary
in Wahnipitae First Nation in 2019 as part of the PJFCET. Photo
courtesy of https://dispensingfreedom.com

On the APS’s literature found on their website they declare, “Although marihuana is legal, all dispensaries have to be licensed.”

Community members along with leadership feel outside laws have no business in regulate their aboriginal right to trade.

The APS is part of Ontario’s Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team – PJFCET Where their literature claims these efforts are to dismantle illegal cannabis trafficking which is supported by organized crime. The APS developed a relationship with the Ontario Provincial Police who are currently managing Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforce-ment Teams (PJFCET) which is comprised of a number of Police Services from Southern Ontario.

Community members feel that APS enforcing outside laws and enforcing the PJFCET they are further helping to criminalize community members who are asserting their aboriginal rights to trade which was the focus of a rally on June 21, 2020 National Indigneous Peoples Day in Batchewana and Garden River First Nations.

Above: Former National Chief of National Indian Brotherhood now AFN Del Riley and author of Sec 25/35 in Canada’s Constitution Act explains at a Rally the Aboriginal Right for First Nations to erect Cannabis Industry without Provincial Interference. OPP Indigenous liaison officer and APS Constable left and right in ball caps.

Community members, Indigenous Dispensary Owners and Supporters along with Del Riley former National Chief of the National Indian Brotherhood now AFN rallied outside APS Police Stations to make their voices heard.

When Riley does visit and consult with First Nation dispensary owners, he issues them ‘constitutional certificates,’ indicating that cannabis dispensaries are protected under Section 25 and Section 35 of the Constitution Act, which he says upholds the right to participate in the cannabis industry through the government’s own recognition and affirmation of existing aboriginal and treaty rights. 

These are not the only questionable actions of the Anishinabek Police Service, in April 2019 CTV and CBC reported on the Heads of the Police Force who were suspended. Police Chief John Syrette and Deputy Police Chief Dave Whitlow were suspended with pay in February 2019. According to a statement released by APS board chair Jeffrey Jacobs, the suspensions were issued “following complaints regarding the conduct of certain members of the senior command.” The statement did not specify the nature of the allegations, but said the board had hired an external investigator after receiving the complaints.

The union representing Anishinabek police officers also refused to comment, as did the leaders of some of the 16 communities the police force protects. When it comes to discipline for the chief and deputy chief, the process is different than the one governing police officers in Ontario, who appear before a provincial tribunal. Instead, these officers will answer to a committee of the Anishinabek police authority.


One of the most historical infamous issues between Reserve Constables in a Police Force under the jurisdiction of Settler Government happened on December 15, 1890 on the Standing Rock Reserve. Fourty Indian Agency Policemen were given instructions to bring Tantanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) into custody by the Indian Agent where these Indian Reserve Constables killed Sitting Bull and seven of his friends and family. It is evident today who Indigenous Police really serve and protect.

Extinguishment of Territory: 2018 Williams Treaties Settlement Agreement

(Information shared in this Article specific to the agreement can be found on the Government of Canada’s Websites)

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An Anishinabe Blockade of Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park’s main entrance erected on June 21, 2019 for 5 Weeks in opposition of Extinguishment of Indigenous Title to 13 Million Acres

A 2018 Settlement Agreement between the Williams Treaties First Nations, Canada and the Province of Ontario to resolve issues surrounding the 1923 Williams Treaties is a repeat of history where Ontario has already breached this Agreement says a Land Defender.

John Hawke, a Beausoleil First Nation member erected a blockade on June 21, 2019 for five weeks of Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park situated on land involved in the settlement to raise awareness of what he feels is a continuation of injustice. Hawke also claims there is a potential conflict of interest by two Federal Ministers who have property on the Indigenous lands that were surrendered in this agreement.

“ A group of us set up a cultural camp and built a cabin in Awenda Provincial Park in 2012 to oppose these kinds of agreements. The 2019 blockade of the Park was a heightened action in response to continued extinguishment of our underlying title of our traditional territory.” Explains Hawke.

Hawke feels the Agreement to compensate for grievances surrounding the 1923 Williams Treaties replicates the same injustices it attempts to resolve.

“Canada breached its fiduciary responsibility to work in our best interest on behalf of the Crown and continues to do so in these biased settlement agreements.” explains Hawke who feels a more fair process should be pursued when dealing with such land disputes.

“ An Imperial Statute in 1704 and reaffirmed in 1773 as a result of Mohegan vs Connecticut established a special impartial court for Indigenous Nations and Settler Governments to settle land disputes.” Explains Hawke.
The Williams Treaties First Nations include Alderville First Nation, Chippewas of Beausoleil First Nation, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, Hiawatha First Nation and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

HISTORY OF THE 1923 WILLIAMS TREATIESRobinson___Williams_treaties_map

Between 1764 and 1850 the British started to make what is referred to as pre-Confederation Treaties in Upper Canada with the Anishinaabe in order to occupy their lands for military use.

The ancestors of the Williams Treaties First Nations entered into these pre-Confederation Treaties (the Collins Treaty of 1785, the Crawford Purchase of 1784, the Gunshot Treaty of 1787-88, the Penetanguishene Treaty No.5 of 1795, Treaty No. 16 of 1815, Treaty No.17 of 1816, Treaty No. 18 – Nottawasaga Treaty of 1818, Treaty No. 20 – Rice Lake Treaty of 1818, Treaty 27-27 1/4 of 1822).

In these Treaties, Anishinabe Hereditary Clan Leaderships reserved their harvesting rights over the lands surrendered where as early as 1847 they started to petition the Crown about encroachment on their pre-Confederation Treaty harvesting areas and onto their northern hunting territories which had not been surrendered.

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Map of Williams Treaties lands, 12,944,400 Acres

In entering into the 1923 Williams Treaties these communities expected to protect their pre-Confederation Treaty harvesting rights and to receive compensation for their northern hunting territories. In contrast, the Crown interpreted the Williams Treaties as taking not only a surrender of all lands that were held in aboriginal title by the seven First Nations but also taking a surrender of all other rights in pre-Confederation treaties. As a result these First Nation’s were the only Indigenous peoples in Canada to be denied rights to harvesting (hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering).

In the 1980’s research led to the conclusion that the Williams Treaties did not take away all rights. It also led to conclude the Government of Canada, required to act in the best interest of these First Nations as a result of section 91 (24) of the British North America Act 1867 and did not properly compensate the First Nations for rights and land they claimed were taken as a result of the 1923 Williams Treaties.

In 1992, the First Nations filed a suit in the Federal Court. In 1993, Ontario agreed to negotiate and in 1994, Canada agreed to negotiate. In 2000 negotiations ceased because the Crown brought no mandate to the table allowing for negotiations on constitutionally recognized and protected harvesting rights. In 2008, negotiations restarted but again the Crown brought no mandate to negotiate the matter of harvesting right so the First Nations chose to go back to court. In 2009, court proceedings began. In 2016 negotiations resumed and in February 2017, a Negotiations Framework Agreement was established to settle out of court. The negotiated settlement was approved by First Nation members in June 2018 and signed by the seven First Nations in July 2018 and by Ontario and Canada in August 2018.

THE 2018 SETTLEMENT

The Indigenous Title to 13 Million acres; a total of 12,944,400 Acres except for Harvesting Rights on to those lands have been extinguished by the Williams Treaties First Nations. The Settlement included an apology from Canada and Ontario, a total of $1.11 billion in compensation for pre-existing treaty harvesting rights; allowing the purchase of up to 11,000 acres for each First Nation (a willing-seller/willing-buyer basis) and applying to Canada to have the land added to their reserve land base. The agreement declared also to work towards fully implementing the settlement, renew ongoing treaty relationship and to foster reconciliation and understanding.

CRITIQUE OF THE AGREEMENT

Some Community Members feel the Agreement is a continuation of the same injustices implemented on their ancestors and that only certain voices from the community throughout the trial and negotiations were heard.

“ Our harvesting rights are inherit which stems from our underlying title to our Territory which is inseperatable and can never be extinguished on behalf of our future generations. Canada created the poverty and third world conditions that exist in our communities and monopolizes on that in these settlement offers.” Says Hawke.

The designation of lands within the agreement is also a concern.

“We shouldn’t have to purchase our own lands back with our compensation that comes from revenue created off of misappropriated Indigenous Lands that allows Canada to exist. There is available unoccupied Provincial and National Parks that can be transferred back to our Nation.”

“ Applying to Canada to designate any purchased lands as Reserve is further extinguishment as Reserve Lands fall under the Indian Act and belong to the Crown.” Hawke further claims.

Although a substantial one time payment to the seven First Nations was given Hawke feels the agreement is not reflective of the true spirit of Treaty.

“This is not a Treaty and the Agreement is only a real estate transaction. A Treaty needs to guarantee annuities, access to health and education in exchange for occupying our Territory. This agreement doesn’t even include an impact benefit and resource revenue sharing agreement of our Territory.” Explains Hawke.

Hawke’s grievances also echo the voices in other Indigenous Communities which recently was heard and seen within the Wet’suewe’ten this past February and currently at Six Nations of the Grand River where grassroots and Hereditary Leaderships oppose such agreements made by the Indian Act Elected Councils.

“ The Indian Act Band Councils are a creation of Canada and under its jurisdiction and are not the lawful representatives of our Clans, Tribe and Nation where a major conflict of interest exists when they assume jurisdiction to make such agreements regarding our Territories. The 1923 Williams Treaty and this Agreement made with Indian Act Councils are unlawful. ” explains Hawke.

The 1867 British North America Act unilaterally gave the Government of Canada jurisdiction of the new legal definition of “Indians” under it’s Indian Act which also implemented an Elected System and outlawed Tribal Clan Governing Systems. This was done in breach of the Nation to Nation 1764 Niagara Covenant Chain Belt Treaty and the Royal Proclamation.

Although Canada’s Self Government Agreements addresess Hawke’s concerns about specific issues in this Treaty and Agreement he shares a growing concerns along with Indigenous Communities with Self Governments Agreements such as the First Nations Lands Management Act that many communities have ratified.

” There is not enough lands to become Self Sustainable that this Agreements allows. The Self Government Agreements also are not Treaties but are an attempt to to get out of the Indian Act to eventually create us as a fourth level government under the jurisdiction of the Province. We’ve given up title to our massive Territory for a one time payment and these Self Government agreements do not guarantee secured funding for Education, Health and Land Management where we will be forced to become Municipalities where the Federal Government is trying to get out of its Fiduciary Responsibility by these Self Government Agreements” says Hawke.

ONTARIO ALREADY BREACHES THE AGREEMENT

Hawke also raises a concern regarding a potential conflict of interest regarding two Federal Liberal Ministers who have property on lands surrendered in this agreement. The Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett both have property in Tiny Township land that falls within 50,000 acres of the 1798 preConfederation Treaty number 5.

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Above: Indigenous-Crown Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett paddles in Georgian Bay in front of her Thunder Beach Cottage where she is the neighbor of Finance Minister Bill Morneau

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“It is integral to know if they declared a conflict of interest in cabinet before their government agreed to this settlement” Explains Hawke.

If Minister Bennett and Finance Minister Bill Morneau did not declare a conflict of interest in cabinet before government approval of the William’s Treaty settlement, they are guilty of an offence under Ethics and this should be investigated by the RCMP

Hawke feels this 1798 preConfederation Treaty should’ve been handled as a stand alone claim and not swept in with this Settlement which is one factor to his actions taken in Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park.

“ In this 2018 Agreement a total of 11,000 acres can be purchased back by the seven First Nations yet the 1798 Penetang Harbour Purchase was 55,000 acres of one collective community which was wrongfully surrendered and was submitted as a claim by the Chippewa Tri Council in 1986 and 1990 but rejected by Canada.” Explains Hawke.104475794_10158461372744938_1722501222415233245_o

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Above: 1798 Penetang Purchase was only for the Penetang Harbor. The area in Blue is what was surrendered. Minister’s Morneau and Bennett’s Property is within this area in Thunder Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawke erected a blockade to the entrance to the Provincial Park for 5 weeks which ended by his arrest for allegedly uttering threats to the Park Warden which he says was fabricated to get him out of the park in which OPP took him into custody.

Hawke was taken into custody for almost 30 hours and released on bail. While in custody Park Staff cleared the blockade along with dismantling the cultural camp and cabin that was up for 7 years in a separate forested area in the Park and wasn’t part of the blockade.

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Oshkimaadizig Cultural Camp was set up in 2012 by community members of Beausoleil First Nation in Awenda Provincial Park where the Camp and Cabin was never removed by Ontario until 2019.

“By the Park taking down the cabin and the OPP putting conditions on me not to return to the Park the Province of Ontario has already breached this 2018 Agreement which infringes on our reinstated Harvesting Rights and the promise to foster reconciliation and understanding as declared in the Agreement.” Says Hawke

Hawke further explains that erecting Cabins on Crown lands coincides with Indigenous Harvesting Rights as affirmed in R v Sundown a Supreme Court decision.

Hawke is not addressing the charge of uttering threats, claimed by the Park Warden but has filed a Constitutional Challenge questioning the assumption of jurisdiction of an Ontario Court over Indigenous Peoples and questioning the validity of Canada’s Constitution. Hawke strongly feels questioning Canada’s outstanding constitutional issues and its validity is a fundamental issue that also needed to be raised in this Williams Treaties fight. Hawke and many others throughout Indigenous Communities are criminalized for asserting their Sovereignty, addressing such injustices trying to hold Canada and its Provinces to the Rule of Law.

Screen Shot 2020-08-17 at 1.55.06 PMHis date for his Constitutional Challenge is in mid December 2020. He also is attempting to find support and raise awareness how Ontario has already breached this agreement by taking the Cabin in the Park down.

For More Information Contact

Johnny Hawke @ ojibwayrebel@gmail.com or   705 247 2120

 

Shuck and Jiving, Duck and Diving

Shuck n Jiving, Duck n Diving: We need decolonize from Internalized Racism first or we just fooling ourselves where majority of our own are Mascots, Puppet Role Models, Lapdogs, House Negro’s, Tonto’s and Hang-Around-the-Forts helping to employ capitalism which is racism’s conjoined twin; where societies institutions are all based on this and intended to only serve and protect those with capital. Capital is accumulated by theft of labor “slavery” and theft of land.

Even our Movements can be used against us. Hip-hop born out of self empowerment of the Black Community is now a tool to keep masses programmed to a culture of violence, drugs, alcohol, misogyny and materialism; values of the Slave Master who owns the Entertainment Industry. The rich and famous all seeing “eyeCons” pay a price to play and remain silient when they see shit in that world just as BIPOC cops are in the blue fraternity “the force” and keep silent when they see their brothers do some whack racist shit.

The Lone Ranger chooses a Tonto where the NGO Industrial Complex and White “Ally’s” will support certain individuals or a community where their white privilege determines which of our “issues”, “camps” becomes a focal point of our movement. This takes away from our evolution of our decolonization and concentrates us on one issue keeping us as a Pan Indian Movement that leaves us open for infiltration and being directed and manipulated by outside agenda’s. These factors also create the Celeb Activist or fAIM warrior that preaches sovereignty and that we need to be just as Warrior as they are yet we are not supported the way they are by NGO’s, Allies, FanCLubs and have to feed and shelter our family by participating in this racist, capitalist system.

At a time when Sundances and Ceremonies were made illegal our people were only permitted to dance for white people in Buffallo Bills Wild west Shows this is where Powwow originates from. Our Communities today are a Powwow Culture where we throw on superficial images, language over colonial institutions to be acceptable and tolerable for white society. The Aboriginal Industry of social workers, chief and councils, lawyers profit off of our misery that administer government programs and values of capitalism, promoting agreements that extinguish who we are and title to our lands for money that goes back to the oppressors economy. We have lots of work to do that starts by first tearing down internalized racism and its institutions in our own communities before we can even think of addressing the racism of our oppressor.

Reflections of our Resistance and Uprisings

By: Kaikaikons

Some frustrated thoughts on our periodical “uprisings” and our resistance “movements”

I not against any frontline actions like lighting a cop car or court house up even if it’s by provocateurs sent in or if shit is planned by the State because a revolution does need to happen however our actions we employ when all peaceful measures are exhausted be it blockades or so called riots that flare up throughout the decades always become pacified and dissipates as the rage of the masses who are engaged in such temporary actions doesn’t channel itself to become an organized sustained revolution or self sufficient revolutionary organization. After the ceremony, blockade, march or so called “riot” we always go back to the same capitalist consumerist society we say we against and dependent on after the State capitalizes more then us from our reactions.

Often times our actions, camps, blockades, supporters, allies get sold out and compromised by those at the helm in order to negotiate with the State to sit at some table; sign some MOU or agreement, enter their courts being tricked to give up our power and acknowledge the authority of the oppressor and any momentum and actions gained as leverage is lost.

The Oppressor since the 60’s/70’s CointelPro have infiltrated our movements where today most get hijacked if not already have agents built in from the getgo. Hip Hop started as a grassroots movement but now is very misogynistic and a capitalist tool controlled by the oppressor’s propaganda Entertainment Industry to control the minds of the masses to keep the values of this capitalist system that keeps us enslaved. Pan Indian Movements are dangerous also for being infiltrated and hijacked where organizing within our own community as Clans for accountability can help stop this.

Critical Thinking and Questioning Things is also under attack nowadays where many critical thinkers and people questioning sketchy things are now being discredited and minimized as divisive or tin foil hat wearing “conspiracy theorists.” We must not give into paranoia but we must be able to have critical thinking and questioning things that may seem out of the box as this is what being “woke” is about and allows us to not be controlled by others who may be stuck with “in the box” thinking.

Popularity Clubs and the rise of the Celebrity Activist and Cool Kids Clubs is very real and also hijacked our movements. I see many self proclaimed Warriors preach Sovereignty but dependent on their FanClubs, Groupies and NGO’s to fund their life yet expect the rest of us to be just as Warrior as them when we do not enjoy the same attention and support these types seem to constantly get and demand. I’ve also experienced where we all preach accountability in our movements and calling out shit yet it seems certain ppl are not held to the same standards and are exempt and given a pass of “we all make mistakes” as they continue to shit on others and those who call shit out get accused of lateral violence for calling out actual lateral violence. In short there is no accountability in our movements. Why would I want to work with those who dont empower others just their own careers and camps and act just as the oppressor we claim to be against.

Before engaging in some righteous rebellion ask yourself, is it worth it to jeopardize my well being and freedom if those at the helm of the movement are gonna just end up selling me out and go against principle; is my emotions, reactions, thinking being manipulated to serve an agenda am I just giving into more social conditioning? Are we even organized enough to take on the beast or is this just to bait and cattle us in?

I am a Nobody and these just my observations and experience of being engaged in our resistance movements over the years and my critical thinking and frustrations where I’m still free enough to share which are also valid thoughts. Consider me whatever you want for my critical thinking, I no care what others think nor do I resist or part of collectives and movements to be popular but hardly feel my opinion matters anyways as I no celeb activist or fAIM Warrior to influence others by my critical thinking which may appear as “conspiracy theories” at times as I feel the ppl can think for themselves. I think.

Solutions through Fasting and Dreams

By: Kaikaikons (Johnny Hawk)

Few Yrs Ago the Rez was putting Water Lines to Powwow Grounds at the Lake. I live across the Road. I was walking home and passed Water Treatment worker in dirt hole on the road working. I walked by and jokingly but outta instinct said “Did you find any Ancestors yet”…Hour Goes By, Rez Cops was there and then Govt Car. They found ancestors. They dug up a Wendat Ossuary nobody knew about as there was archeologists here in the 80’s. There was a small prayer with a few spiritual ppl from here and returned them to the earth but moved them on the side of the road and put up a poor effort of 2×4 fence where road still goes through where they once laid. I question if this was anywhere else off Rez in Town how loud n angry would we be crying injustice?

Last night I had a dream were many of our own Ppl were wearing these Facemask’s everybody is now wearing for the virus and wearing some kind of green uniforms and protecting the constructing of something over the ossuary. I yelled at them to stop being sellouts then all sudden I had bunch of our own ppl Anishinabek and Wendat together in Regalia stopping them and we did Ceremony for these Ancestors. These Wendat that were here b4 us Anishinabe on C.I were chased here by Kanienkeha’ka and starved as there was nothing to eat here and many died this was influenced by European Control of an Economy and know as the Beaver Wars. Us Anishinabek came down and fought Haudenasaunee and eventually established peace and alliance. My Territorial Clan Council Fire were given a belt to hold called Beaver bowl or Dish with One Spoon and we was to renew through ceremony with the Haudenasaunee.

In 2011 I fasted to seek what I should do where 3 communities were voting on accepting a land settlement agreement (surrender). In my Fast I dreamed many fish and birds were coming up on shores dead and I had to feed them to stop it. At the coming out feast I shared what I dreamed and on that same night on the news it reported thousands of fish dead on shores of Georgian bay. Long story short, my dream told me we shouldn’t surrender title to the land as it’s not for us to do and if we do we have to give up something where our ppl will be like those fish and birds. The Midewewiin of my community my cousin took my dream serious as it happened and was told our community needed to feast our bay. They invited their Mide Grand Chief here but did not let me share my dream in its full meaning. Later on after the agreement was accepted ppl in our communities young and old began dying off in numbers not seen before. I not saying it was a result of accepting the settlement but ultimately a result of accepting white mans lifestyle; sugar, processed foods causing cancer, alcohol, drugs that took many young n old. As a result of this Fast 2 other community members did some actions which let to a reclamation camp in Awenda Provincial Park, “Council Rock” to relight our Clan Council Fires and uphold our Agreements in these Belts. I was faced with tests with relationships, friendships and our camp went silent.

In 2018 another Agreement came along involving 13 Million Acres in a shady 1923 Treaty the settlement was again accepted. In April 2019 my Dad passed I took this that I needed to get back to myself and my own dream and nurture those fires. In June I erected a blockade at the main entrance at Awenda Park and for 5 weeks with the help of a Grandmother and fellow Firekeeper. I am now in the Courts challenging Canada’s fraudulent Constitution.

I am not sharing this to boast. I am no holy roller, I’ve struggled with alcohol. I am no celeb activist or in these spiritual hierarchal clubs and popularity contests, I pissed people off, people I care about, I’ve even had a smear campaign against me by my own cousin who turned many ppl against me and the work I was doing however I am sharing this as a responsibility to my dreams. I’ve not been drinking for sometime and my dreams have been getting stronger and speaking to me more again. When we fast we go without so others may live. During this so called Pandemic many realities have been revealing itself on the illusion that is society. The solutions on how to kill this sickness and what really is going on and what we need to be doing is right there if we step away from the poisons and pay attention to our own dreams. We pray and protest and blockade against a way of life we say we’re against but how many of our own are waiting to return to that way of life once “this shit is over?” If I can be re-connected and opened up to Spirit so can You! No need to be a follower of someone else or their Popularity Clubs. Nurture that Fire.

Resistance Movements In Distress

The use of flags originate from warfare and colonization. An upside down flag in the U.S Military symbolizes “dire distress and extreme danger to life or property.” Our Peoples had our own articles such as Eagle Staffs, Wampum Belts, Totem Poles to identify ourselves where today sellouts use flags that are a tool to identify themselves as entities under the jurisdiction of a foreign law. This Flag known both as the “Mohawk Warrior Flag” or “Indian Unity Flag” designed by Louis Hall of Kanawake in the mid 1970’s has come to symbolize the Resistance of Indigenous Nations in defense of Territory and Rights. This particular flag has its origins with the Kanieneke:haka People which created a “civil war” and division but that is for the People of those communities to share.

By Kaikaikons Atik Doodem (Johnny Hawk)

The collective mobilization of resistance that explodes across our Territories every so often eventually pacifies itself back into co-operating within the constructs of neo-colonialism where the populous engaged in the recent Wetsuwe’tin Solidarity Campaigns have now shifted into the “Stay The Fuck Home” Movement. This social conditioning is understandable for those influenced by group-think, fear, and the mass media entertainment propaganda machine but what is disheartening is Spiritual Leaders, Celebrity type Activists and Warriors who’ve become the face of Resistance are now following orders where the Resistance has become shockingly silent.

Where are our Movement Leaders? If we are not organizing as a collective to become self-sustainable and unified then we need to question what this pandemic actually is if we claim to be “woke.” I am not saying this virus is fake as the seasonal flu kills thousands each year and where bio-warfare has been waged on people by governments in the past but we need to question the fear that is being produced by the Government and Media. There are credible Scientists and Doctors sharing critical thoughts on this pandemic who are not being given a platform on corporate media and who are unattached to big pharma which is a huge red flag.

The Leaderships under the BIA and INAC system characteristically will continue to “hang-around-the-fort” propagating the oppressors narrative and go along with the government funded response to this pandemic in which they are only helping to turn our communities into sitting ducks. There is no community participation in discussing and making decisions that effect our lives which is taking a back seat as we are in “lock down.” There is no community meetings happening although many of our communities have the technology to make this happen. Many communities are in an election year which most are being postponed however it doesn’t matter who is elected in this system as it is only a tool to serve the on-going assimilation agenda’s.

We do need to protect our communities but there is a difference between being cautious and being careful. Being cautious is reactionary based on the emotion of fear which makes us unable to think clearly where we can be controlled easily where being careful is an action where we use our intelligence intelligently. We are a powerful and spiritual people where creator/creation gave us an intelligence where our spirituality is based on critical thinking to use our intelligence intelligently to put into action.

Critical Thinking has seemed to be under attack in the recent decade where our movements seemed to have become pacified or outright hijacked. The least likely place where critical thinking and free speech is being oppressed is by SJW’s cancel culture where a privileged white narrative is at the helm. This “cancel culture” is mostly made up of white fragile millennial’s who go to extremes to shame and oust people who do not think exactly as they do. In our communities due to effects of colonialism I’ve observed that a perspective does not become popular or considered legitimate until it comes from a white person in a position of influence.

The use of accusing others of Lateral Violence is something that is being misused that also needs to be addressed in the issue of a barrier to critical thinking. Those seeking accountability are often accused of lateral violence in an attempt to be silenced by those actual guilty of such behavior. There are also smear campaigns, false accusations in our movements where people play into taking sides without factual evidence and based on hearsay or opinion. These are all key factors why many won’t question things where it becomes unpopular to do so but fuck that shit; as who walks into struggle to become popular anyways? The reality however is our Movements and Spiritual Circles have become Fan Clubs and Popularity Contests and is hard for those to share critical thinking required in these times.

On the Spiritual aspect is recent responses I’ve seen from Spiritual People regarding this pandemic is that they’ve received messages through ceremony directly from Spirit and Creator. I do not discredit these messages but again only question. I question why these messages that come from another plane are so generic that all we need to do is be thankful and keep prayer and we’re in a time of change. There is no new ceremonies, medicines or dances being sent from Spirit for our protection but Spiritual leaders and Elder’s do continue to say “We must learn from our Past.” If we are to “learn from our past” then we need to acknowledge that bio-warfare was used on us to exterminate us and vaccines/sterilization imposed to lower our numbers. The Government, Military, Church and Police all engaged together in genocidal acts upon our people. Our Rights were taken away and we were given a Pass System to leave our Reserves so we can participate in society. Our history is not a Conspiracy Theory. Those who shame those of us who are justified in questioning what is going on should be the one’s considered the conspiracy theorists.

Those who serve in the military and police forces sadly will take orders which will only be a benefit to the “ruling class.” Those who served in the oppressors forces must use those skills to help mobilize in a resistance to benefit the people of what is coming. We have a choice to stand up and not be fearful. There is more of us as concerned People globally then there is of these global elites who only want to gain more profits from depopulation, quarantining and control, crashing economies, taking away our rights by bringing it all on through technocracy. Some Matrix and Skynet fiction is becoming reality very fast if there was every a time for a Resistance it is now.

(Below Dr and Scientist Shiva Ayyadurai who invented email at age 14 with credentials to the nine’s holds 4 degrees from MIT, a PHD in biological engineering who studies the immune system daily and unattached to big pharma and globalist elites share scientific/biological facts and critical thoughts on the fear being created for profits and control)


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Warriors Eat Last

By Johnny Hawk

Let’s not compare our current actions with self defensive armed struggles within our past if we’re not prepared to first be armed ourselves. Blockades or even being Armed in Self Defence is not the Resistance but only tools of the Resistance as is the Sweatlodge, the Community Greenhouse and Food Cooperative.

The Black Panther Party for Self Defence was an Armed Vanguard for their Ppl and focused on delivering many social programming such as, Medical, Schools and Feed the People Programs to totally resist the System and be a Self Sustainable Organized Movement not dependent and in resistance to Govt programming.

Black Panther Bobby Seale organizing the “Feed the People” Program

In our teachings a Warrior is to provide for the people and is to eat last, there is nothing wrong with supporting our warriors or asking for help however today’s Warrior seems dependent at times on calling out for financial donations where those more “well known” are funded by NGO’s, Settler Allies to even Govt Grants and forget to empower or “feed” others who may not get the same attention and support like the Youth Suicide Crisis for instance. We tend to also create a celebrity out of “Activists” who then make careers off the Struggle where certain individuals and issues are given continued support over others which only creates divisions, sects, ego’s, popularity clubs preventing the empowering of creating more needed warriors and camps and a collective revolutionary organization.

As we organize we need to be careful not to recreate the loose Pan Indian Movements of the past to recent mobilization seen at Standing Rock and through Idle No More which opens us up to infiltration and is also limited to what we are trying to achieve and most times has issues of unaccountability. Organizing to make change starts first within our own families/clans and communities. An indigenous Nationalism type of Organization may be seen as Pan Indian however we had Confederacy’s among our Nations that were well organized.

Kwame Toure a Revolutionary talked about “the conscious and unconscious” in struggle and to know the difference between mobilization and being organized. I like to put it as, after the blockade, ceremony, march we go back to a way of life we say we’re against. Some even go back being employed to help keep us colonized. It seems every 7-10 yrs there is an individual cause that creates a national solidarity movement then it ends only to resurface to repeat itself. If we are sincere with our solidarity then we would commit to coming back into our communities to engage in revolutionary initiatives and remove ourselves from the “system”
Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers spoke about the importance of being educated priot to Action. This is imperative as many give their blind allegiance to movements and people who look the part even to Hereditary Leaderships who are selling out and promoting things like Section 35 and UNDRIP and using the Supreme Court of Canada which all are based on the doctrine of discovery that put the Nation State as owner of the whole lands and jurisdiction over our Nations.

Not Tryna be a Hater but if we want to be Real than we got to speak some of these Realities. and I’m far from a FB Warrior as this is just one tool to be used just like the SACRED pIPE to the Gun in Self Defense. No Give Up!

It’s not Enough just to say these are our Lands; We must know how KKKanada is a lie and raise Constitutional Challenge’s

By Kaikaikons, Adik Doodem

When our People stand up against so called Canada to reclaim or in defense of our Territories it is not enough to just say these our lands but also to hold up their fictitious laws showing how they usurp our Jurisdiction as Clans and Nations under Tribal Law. We need to make constitutional challenges more often when we are charged under their law. The Revolutionist, Kwame Ture (Stockely Carmichael) said “Mobilization is temporary and based on reactionary emotions where Organization is Permanent.” This is key in learning from our past and current actions in our collective Resistance Movement where the majority of our People after the blockade, march, vigil, ceremony always go back to a way of life we say we’re against at these political powwow events. This critique may be harsh but when Hereditary Chief Namooks of the Wet’suwet’en; a Nation who has gained recent support in unity has been documented on APTN News as saying “We as Canadians, We as British Columbians, Our Judicial System” where activists and supporters shout slogans of UNDRIP and Section 35 are collectively putting the Indigenous and our lands under this fiction called Canada by doing so. The Unconscious need to be Conscious and know what you are standing under as in “under-standing”. Here is some inner-standing to help the unconscious become conscious.

  • The jurisdiction of Maritime Admiralty Law; The law of Water internationally governs commerce by chartered corporations (ships). This law was first implemented upon our continent as a Papal Bull in 1493 permitting the genocide of our Peoples and theft of our lands.
  • We never capitulated to any foreign or domestic Nations where Canada is attempting to do this by incorporating us under the same jurisdiction of the doctrine of discovery, the Indian Act and Section 35 through many “modern treaty” agreements.
  • We recognize the 1867 BNA Act was not a Constitution but an Act of the UK Parliament to unify four colonies as one; Whose only power was advising the Governor-General. Canada is not a legitimate Government.
  • We recognize the BNA ACT served as Letters Patent for a Governor General as Corporation Sole where jurisdiction over “Indians and Lands reserved for Indians” was fraudulently given to the Parliament of Canada breaching the 1764 Niagara Treaty. Canada’s Indian Act Bands are not the proper authority for our Nations and Confederacy’s.
  • We recognize that the UK’s Statutes Law Revision Act (1893) eliminated the succession rights of British Monarchs as the Monarch of Canada as was found in Section 2 of the BNA Act 1867. The Crown has no longer any authority in any agreements with our Nations.
  • We recognize the UK’s Statute of Westminster (1931) relinquished the Crown’s authority in its Dominions; As a result all lands ceded within Treaties between our Nations and the Crown reverted back to the Indigenous Nations and whereas all laws, courts, court decisions and agreements in the name of the Crown are null and void.
  • We recognize the Bank of Canada in 1974 was turned over to the International Monetary Fund and Private International Banks that print Canada’s money loaning it out at outrageous rates of compound interest to the Defacto Government of Canada. Canada’s Bank Act permits that these Banks do not require anything to back up it’s money. Stats Canada reported in 2006 that $160 Million per day goes towards interest owed to these Banks. This International Banking Scheme is fraud and counterfeit. Canada Financial Reports state $26 billion a year is made from our Natural Resources for their De facto Government where Canada has no Natural Resources and all profits created comes from the exploitation of our Territories. Ratifying Agreements that rely and utilize such Banks and acceptance of Canadian currency is complicit in this Fraud.
  • We recognize that the 1982 Constitution Act; the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is only the incorporation document for a maritime ship (corporation) and not a Constitution. Queen Elizabeth II was never Canada’s Head of State via the UK’s Statutes Law Revision Act and had no authority over the development of the Constitution Act 1982. The UOI asserts it’s ANGA to be under Section 35 of a fraudulent Constitution in which ratifying such an Agreement with a defacto Government is suicidal. Any Agreements between this defacto government and its subordinate Indian Bands have no legal standing.

“Our task is not to teach the people to be conscious but to make them conscious of their unconscious behaviour” Kwame Ture.

Former Grand Chief of AFN and UOI opposes Governance Agreement

NORTH BAY ON – A Grassroots Collective representing Anishinabeg Clan Council Fires gathered outside the Union of Ontario Indians Head Office on Thursday February 6th to demand the scrap of the organizations Anishinabek Governance Agreement being made under Canada’s Self Government Policy.

 They are not happy with the agreement that is to be voted on this month and wanted to bring their concerns, but when they showed up for their meeting, they say they were denied.

Organizer Johnny Hawk says they were set to meet with the Grand Council Chief, but got the runaround, even after confirming with multiple emails and locked out of the Head Office.

“This week, I got five emails already that confirmed for us to meet. So they just reneged on our meeting and this is a red flag for what the future holds under the Self Government Agreement, if our people can’t even talk and meet. We’ve even extended to meet through ceremony and by our pipes” said Hawke.

Former Assembly of First Nation Grand Chief and of the Union of Ontario Indians, Del Riley of Chippewa of the Thames who was influential in incorporating Section 35 Aboriginal Rights in the Constitution Act 1982 was in attendance and fully opposes the organization and the agreement.

Video from Real Peoples Media

Organizer Johnny Hawke says they want to put a stop to the self-governing agreement because he feels it extinguishes underlying title of Indigenous territories and puts us under the jurisdiction of Canada.

“It is also not reflective of meaningful working relationships with the people, and the denial of this meeting exemplifies that perfectly.” says Hawke

Hawke from the Beausoleil First Nation also says his community does not have the required ratified Constitution to participate where he says his community should not even be participating in a vote.

“What the Indian Act Council is doing in my community is not listening to its people on many issues which is the case in many First Nations. No proper ratified documents are being used which may be issues of fraud where we feel Canada is pushing this Agreement to finally extinguish who we are as a Nation.” says Hawke

“We’ve never capitulated under any foreign or domestic jurisdiction where Canada and the Union of Ontario Indians are doing that by incorporating us under the same law as the doctrine of discovery.” explains Hawke.

Only 15 First Nations of the 39 Communities the Union of Ontario Indians advocates for are participating. Hawke is also concerned with the UOI’s negotiating teams.

“Martin Bayer, lead negotiator for the UOI on this agreement is linked to mining companies and is concerning where mining companies want full access to our lands. This agreement is an empty contract and same old historical tricks” says Hawke