Mohawk Nation News
Mohawk Nation News has published a book on one of our Mohawk communities, Kanehsatake. The following is the preface: Title: “Who’s Sorry Now? The good, the bad and the unapologetic Mohawks of Kanehsatake” by Kahentinetha Horn.
The title of this book, “Who’s Sorry Now” was inspired by the remarks of Judge Nicole Duval Hesler of Quebec Superior Court. She wanted the Mohawks of Kanehsatake to apologize to get more lenient sentences from her. She wanted an admission of guilt andsubmission to the colonizers who are engaged in stealing our community’s assets. She wanted our men to bow down to those heavily armed goons who had invaded our territory on January12, 2004 carrying a “hit list”.
They’ve been convicted as “rioters”. Wouldn’t an apology be dandy? It would save her the embarrassment of her case being appealed. The treatment we have been receiving at the hands of the police, judicial system and colonial government officials is corrupt,deceitful and threatening. We’ve learned that we are in the way of multi-national corporate interests who control colonial governments. We have learned that we Mohawks have been and continue to be targeted for various reasons. Our ancestors always refused to knuckle under. So do we!
That’s why we are still the targets of genocide. Our land,our constitution and our tie to our land has kept us strong. We continue to take energy from our ancestors who made the sacrifices so we could be here today. They made sure that there would be at least seven generations of our people in the future. This book is about how we spoke out and about the way we were persecuted for exercising a right that Canada pretends to defend. We also wanted the Canadian public to know what is being done with their tax dollars. This will give them something to think about as they sit around waiting for medical services which we are told cannot be provided. Where is all the money going? Well, this is about one leak in the bucket.
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