Canada’s criminalization of Onkwehonwe land protectors and silencing of Indigenous reporters directly results from their efforts to usurp land and natural resources that our people have used and accessed as long as the sun has risen.
The OPP has made clear that it is undertaking a concerted attempt to silence grassroots Indigenous journalists as it enables an agenda of illegal land sales by the Provincial and Federal government. The promised negotiations are only an introduction to Canada’s specific claims and additions to reserve policies that are not consistent with Rotinonhsonni Title and, more specifically, The Haldimand proclamation.
A report from the arrest of RPM reporter at the Six Nations Police Department on Sept. 15th.
The OPP is bound by the Canadian Constitution and in arresting journalists and land defenders they are breaking not only those sections of the Constitution which protect free speech and political protest, but Sections 25 and 35 of the Constitution which protect Onkwehonwe treaty rights and the Crown’s obligation to its Indigenous allies – the true title holders to this land.
While Onkwehon:we people are smeared as criminals and terrorists for standing up for protecting our lands and upholding our responsibilities, many Canadians are confused about what is going on, perhaps because they weren’t taught the true history of these lands in school or in their media.
A photo gallery from the OPP raid of August 5th on the #landback camp.
At Six Nations, a grassroots coalition has emerged – in the face of Band Council opposition and violent police raids – to set rules and to ensure the safety of Indigenous cannabis industry at Six Nations.