Updated: May 1
“Everyone that’s working down here, we know our history, we know our treaties, we know about sovereignty,” he said. “That’s why we can all talk about that, down at the camp. That’s why there are no leaders.” (Sha'tekayenton)
Participants in the Kahnawake blockade echoed the thought. Kahentinetha Horn, who prefers to go by her Mohawk name, has been an Indigenous activist going back to the 1960s. She was at the Oka standoff in 1990, when her daughter Waneek Horn-Miller, then 14, was wounded by a soldier’s bayonet.
There has been in evidence at the rail blockades of Tyendinaga and Kahnawake where members with a strong sense of their history and culture have acted spontaneously without the backing of any formal government
"Everyone that’s working down here, we know our history, we know our treaties, we know about sovereignty...That’s why we can all talk about that [...] why there are no leaders.”
For The Globe and Mail, Eric Andrew-Gee, Ian Baily, Les Perreaux
TORONTO AND VANCOUVER AND MONTREAL PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 22, 2020
Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer stated that ‘They need to check their privilege’, referring to the Indigenous people and their supporters when calls for support came from British Columbia, Canada regarding illegal activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their violations of human rights.
The Ontario Provincial Police and Canadian National Railway continued the human rights abuse against the Mohawkas they stood in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en across the country in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory when the private Canadian National Railway Police, which is equivalent to the "Geheime Staatspolizei" or more commonly known as "Gestapo", violently removed land defenders from the little land they have left to defend after they were illegally served by an OPP Sherriff with court orders