Updated: May 1
Mohawks are the Keepers of the Eastern Door, with Ottawa and largest Canadian Air Force Base Trenton right beside us geographically, a provincial border, as well as a colonial international border maintained with matralineal Indigenous knowledge and governance; your true Homeland Security, protecting freedom since 1492. When you see our people dressed in camo, an interesting fact is that guerella land defense came from Indigenous people, we are protecting precolonial treaties for all people from all four directions.
"We shall call each other Brother, as we are equal. In one canoe is our way of life, laws, and people. In the other is your ship with your laws, religion, and people. Our vessels will travel side by side down the river of life. Each will respect the ways of each other and will not interfere with the other, forever. Forever will be as long as the grass is green, as long as the water runs downhill, and as long as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west." ~Haudenosaunee to the Dutch; Two Row wampum 1613