“Our hearts are heavy as they were when we were arrested and removed off our lands.
This message to Canada: what will you do at this moment when violence continues against our people for trying to protect our lands from the violent attack on our waters, our animals, our trees?
Canada is illegally removing us off our lands in the name of profits. They continue to break they’re own Canadian laws and international laws. These lands are unceded. We’ve never given them over to anybody. We thank our neighbors for standing up with us.
It’s heartbreaking to watch people sit idle. People need to speak up. People have power. You have the power to speak up. Your voice is important. Your voice needs to be heard. you are the voice for your children, your grandchildren, and those yet unborn.
We are doing this for the future. We are starting to see the impacts of climate change now. Our children and our grandchildren are going to be the ones to suffer the consequences of us standing by and being silent.
Anytime we make our voice heard, RCMP is used to remove us off our lands.
It’s time for people to speak up, it’s time for people to stand up and do what is right.
Canada this is for you. It’s for your children, your grandchildren and those yet to be born.”
Tyendinaga is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in Hastings County. The community takes its name from a variant spelling of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant‘s traditional Mohawk name, Thayendanegea.
|OPP brought in mass numbers of police to arrest land defenders at Tyendinaga this morning. |
Solidarity actions are happening and being organized as this email is being written.
Kahnawake Mohawks have stopped traffic on the Mercier bridge as they did in 1990 when the Canadian Military put the community of Kanehsatake under siege, and people are mobilizing to a second blockade in Tyendinaga territory.
Real People’s Media is posting live feeds of the ongoing police action in Mohawk territory. Please watch and share them, and take action in this moment of gross injustice!
“It’s heartbreaking to watch people sit idle. People need to speak up. People have power. You have the power to speak up. Your voice is important. Your voice needs to be heard. you are the voice for your children, your grandchildren, and those yet unborn.”
-Freda Huson speaking this morning about OPP raid on Tyendinaga
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Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]· 2.24.2020
#BREAKING: Police have moved in and arrested Land Defenders in Tyendinaga. Solidarity across the country is being called with the Wet’suwet’en and Mohawk Nations!
This is just beginning
Women’s Coordinating Committee for a Free Wallmapu [Toronto]· February 16 · The Fate of this Land is Not Yours Gentlemen… From Wallmapu to Wet’suwet’en: Pipelines OUT of Our Territories! Marrichiweu!
Support Land Defenders on the Front Lines:
TYENDINAGA: Mohawk warriors/land defenders hold out TWO blockades on the territory at this hour, always welcoming support from nearby community members. DONATE to firstname.lastname@example.org or see list of suppies needed for the action here: https://www.amazon.ca/hz/wishlist/ls/1IK8OV2ZN98WF?fbclid=IwAR2nj7AYdidhYtuOtjU14jsQMgM1reo0MU-lXZvAZFU8N5HM1xGUzbvnIpk
MAGNETAWAN: Anishinaabe Land Defenders have set up camp next to the rail line that crosses in Magnetawan First Nation on highway 529 (past the band office) a few kilometres from Sudbury. CALLS FOR PEOPLE needed on the front lines!
VICTORIA: Land Denders and indigenous youth continue to hold the steps of the British Columbia parliament buildings continuing indefinetely in support of Wet’suwet’en demands.
ALL EYES ON WET’SUWET’EN!
OIL & GAS OUT OF WET’SUWET’EN LAND!
AMULEPE TAIÑ WEICHAN!
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Indigenous Solidarity Ottawa· 2.24.2020
We will be in front of Parliament all afternoon – we shut down #Ottawa!
Join us + take action from anywhere tinyurl.com/ISOaction
1. RCMP off unceded territory!
2. CGL off!
3. Then Feds meet w #Wetsuweten Hereditary Chiefs for nation-to-nation talks! Thanks!
MONTREAL — Indigenous protesters are blocking traffic on several highways in Quebec Monday in support of those who were arrested in Tyendinaga, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) moved in on a Mohawk blockade after supporters of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs refused to leave, despite being given a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Sunday to clear the area in order to avoid a police investigation and potential charges.
“We’re not happy. We’re very upset with what happened in Tyendinaga this morning. The OPP acted irrationally,” said Kenneth Deer, secretary of the Mohawk National Council of Kahnawake. “We are not going to take down our barricades and we will continue to have peaceful demonstrations in support of the chiefs of Wet’suwet’en.”
Indigenous protesters impede traffic on Quebec highways after multiple arrests in Tyendinaga by Rachel Lau, CTV, 2.24.2020