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Kahentinetha Horn, Publisher of Mohawk Nation News, Beaten and Hospitalized at Border

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OPP death squad attack Kahentinetha and capture Elder and Grandmother Katenies of Akwesasne, who was beaten and "dissapeared" to an undisclosed location in new crimes while Harper apologies for past crimes.


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Kathy W (299)
Monday June 16, 2008, 5:30 pm
Hope that the grandmother, Katenies is found soon and is alright. If you can, try and keep us updated. Thanks David.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 16, 2008, 6:42 pm

Thank you, David.

David S (55)
Monday June 16, 2008, 6:50 pm
I have learned that Katenies was moved to and is being held incommunicado in jail in Ottawa. Kahentinetha is in stable condition at the Hotel-Dieu hospital in Cornwall. It is now believed the CBSA were involved in this, and not the OPP as first reported.

Kathy W (299)
Monday June 16, 2008, 6:53 pm
Thank you so much for the update David.

Past Member (0)
Monday June 16, 2008, 7:05 pm
What a shame. Please keep us updated on what is going on. The shame of this. Noted..K

Gorilly Girl (339)
Monday June 16, 2008, 7:20 pm
Hmmmmmmmmmm it is starting all over again. You beat one Native you beat us all Native brethern...I so hate the white man that thinks this is good and appropriate. The white government has always wanted to keep us held down and our mouths shut. All we want is what is rightfully ours to begin with that was ripped from our lives and our hearts. They keep us suppressed with no voice and we speak out this is what happens damn all white goevernment for your evil deeds and what you have taken and what you keep taking to this day...I am soooooooooooo pissed at this. We are one with our land and the white governments just want to rape and pillage our mother earth and its people.....I hate them I hate them all...Grrrrrrrrr


Michele DiGiorgi (320)
Monday June 16, 2008, 7:51 pm
David, this sickens my heart to know about this happening all over again...These poor people, my heart goes out to them...
And "E me nv" {Amen} Stephanie C. because "Mitakuye Oyasin" {we are one}! Stop this madness, leave our people alone!

Wado {ty} David, my oyinali {friend} for the updates on the people that are hospitalized, I will say blessing to the Great Spirit "adanvdo" to heal quickly. This is very sadly noted.

Blessings to all in the Universe.

Carole S (338)
Monday June 16, 2008, 7:58 pm

The battle for indigenous people to be treated fairly has never ended.

I pray for the safety and justice for all my people, and hope that all readers, when approached with petitions and calls for action, will respond with the understanding that these injustices have gone on for way too long.

There is no need for manufactured cruelty toward members of a nation of peoples who have already been the victims of attempted genocide and whose lives and property have been stripped of them.

Leave them (us) be! Honor the treaties; respect the right to live under laws respected by their (my) ancestors.

What "civilization" have these enforcers brought?

Gorilly Girl (339)
Monday June 16, 2008, 8:07 pm
Its their civilization JustC...We are born of mother earth, we respected her, loved her and took care of her and she gave us good and happy lives till the boats arrived and the White Government suppressed us and made us the dogs of the world. Shame on them...I hope the guys dont sleep well at night...Im so mad right now...................


Carole S (338)
Monday June 16, 2008, 8:16 pm

And just how "civilized" is it?

We now live in a country that is run by people elected to represent its citizens, and who, in turn, totally disrespect their rights and wishes. Who would kill its own chidren, based upon wars of aggression promoted by lies.

Who are the real savages here?

Blacktiger P (247)
Monday June 16, 2008, 9:46 pm
I have overviewed this article with a blistering letter to my {ashamed to say] Prime Minister, I will fwd.[via private email] to you Mark and would appreciate if you could publish it. I don't publish.

Marena Chen (200)
Monday June 16, 2008, 10:07 pm
I never realised that so MANY of you here were First Nation People. Of course I do know SOME of you. I am not a North American but I still would like to say that I sympathise with you and your predicament and pray that justice will be done to your people.

It is a shameful fact, that white people have gone to so many countries in the world and dispossed the Native people of their rights and properties. My prayers are with you in your struggle to regain at least some of what you have lost for the bright future you deserve.

Marian E (152)
Monday June 16, 2008, 11:23 pm

Emails sent, any chance for a petition? Thank you David, and yes, we must have updates.


Ester Hellen (213)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 12:48 am
Thank you David for bringing this under attention and thank you Jim for sending it to me.
Placed it in another group...
and will send emails on their way>>>>

Marty H (119)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 2:17 am
Thank you David and Mark for bringing it to my attention. Noted. A petition would be nice indeed!

Tere M (75)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 5:57 am
Noted with sadness and e-mails sent. ~

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 6:27 am
Noted with anger and disgust. Thanks David. Thanks for sending to me Mark.

Cher C (1424)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 6:49 am

Thnx David!

. (0)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 7:13 am
Noted with prayers.
Thank you David.

David S (55)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 9:26 am
For those who wonder why American Indian communities are both so very desperate and determined to leave the United States and Canada, this incident highlights the reasons so very clearly. The simple and sad truth is that Ontario provincial police and Canadian "federal police forces" do routinely engage in open violence against these communities, and at times have murdered activists and witnesses to their activities. My personal impression is that what is happening to these mostly isolated communities in Ontario (and in Quebec) is somewhat similar to what has been called the FBI reign of terror on Pine Ridge, although in truth even routine police (and at times public) violence and intimidation against American Indians certainly never ended on this side of the border, and yet the press always remains silent both here and in Canada. Perhaps the international press could finally come in and report on these things? Maybe progressive governments could choose to summon and question the Canadian ambassador and give this matter the attention it deserves and requires?

How K (26)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 10:25 am
This is a very sad recurring story of international politics destroying indigenous people. It is high time for the State nations of our planet to recognize the importance of global resources, affairs and problems. We are linked together in so many ways, but the attitudes and practices of the NationStates force irrelevant differences upon us. The Mohawks of Akwesasne attempt to live in independence across political divides --- in violation of the tenets of the NationStates. They discuss and respond to environmental and political activities across those divides and advocate for others to do so as well. Much honor and respect to them.

In the 21st century we are being forced into a global view of affairs. The world has become much more connected and much smaller. Our problems and their solutions cross political boundaries. In the process of realizing our world citizenship we come to respect and acknowledge the importance and power of indigenous people and culture who exist independently from the economics and politics of the NationStates… cultures that relate to Gaia through everyday practices of living… an art and ideal quite hidden in our global power structure.


David S (55)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 11:00 am
What you say is so very true, How. What we need is communities without borders. The Mohawks of Akwesasne know this, and live by the idea that there is no written "line" across their lands. They sent parties scouting for this "boarder", but never found a place where the land separates, where one tree is uniquely "U.S.", and the tree growing next to it is uniquely Canadian. These are artificial ideas that divide and weaken us, just as other fictions are used to divide people even within communities, whether we speak of class, race, religion, etc. We are all related. Mitakuye Oyasin. It is long past time that we actually lived as we are.

Teresa Soares (82)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 11:33 am
How could this happen in a modern country?! It´s a shame!

LL A (33)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 12:32 pm
Noted and blog bookmarked!

Ester Hellen (213)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 1:12 pm
It is on a Dutch blog also.
just sended emails and kept the Dutch media updated with their work

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 4:23 pm
Noted and thanks David ! I received this news this morning in my native news .
Its just horrible but sadly not something new !
So much for that appollogy that couldn't hold water in a wooden bucket !
Thank you David for spreding the word !

Blacktiger P (247)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 4:36 pm
Any and all who are able, pertaining to what Canadian government policy is, handwritten letters carry more weight than electronic mail. Canada in many ways is still in the "dark ages" concerning communication. The emails will be checked by outer office staff and only Canada Post,,postmarked mail will go to the desk of addressee. The reason for that is the illegality of "tampering" with the Queen's mail.

David S (55)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 5:06 pm
I do have a further update and some clarification. Apparently these two elderly woman were so "dangerous", that 5 of Canada's "finest" found it necessary to beat Katenies. and 8 attacked Kahentinetha, even AFTER they had already been handcuffed...

David S (55)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 5:19 pm
As for Harper's "apology", actions speak much louder than his empty words, which, I recall in any case offered nothing whatsoever in respect to addressing past crimes against humanities except I imagine an "absolution" of the war criminals who were not punished, and a green light for these latest outrages.

. (0)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 9:11 pm
Crucified grace.
The native people of North America have been treated like $ the European settlers.
Their level of civilization is astounding ie existing with nature, constructing decent rules for society to live by,etc some tribes ive read had a valued place for gay people,and those men who displayed more feminine much more advanced than many in the west today is that?

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Tuesday June 17, 2008, 11:04 pm
uh yeah, that woman looks real dangerous:(
Sorry to see Canada sink as low as america.
Noted with thanks David and Jim for sending me this story.
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