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Update from Hazel Hill, camp spokesperson

From: TheBasketCase <>
Monday, April 24, 2006 7:05 AM

I am Hazel E. Hill. I am one of the designated spokesperson for the media etc. and in situations like this, also one of many jobs.

The people are well. We are remaining peaceful, although in the minds of many, how long will we be able to?

The police situation is building up fast. Last night I myself went to scout around with a couple of the men from the camp and there were at LEAST 60 opp marked&unmarked cars at unity school road, we have confirmed reports that the cdn. army is based at the Hamilton Airport, and that there are over 1000 opp or rcmp stationed in several motels around the yorkdale area.

I am not a criminal. i am a mother and a grandmother. our people have the oldest and dearest law of the land. The Kaienerekowah. That is what the people are fighting for. Sounds kind of ironic doesn't it. We are fighting for our Law of Peace, Love and Harmony. Our ancestors shared till there was nothing left for their children. We are only trying to keep what little there is for ours. I am so saddened this morning as I write because we have one young man still in jail because he only has a traditional name and refuses to speak their english language. I am very proud of that young Kanienkehaka. He is standing up for our Law.

We have the Two Row Wampum. that is the original treaty between the Onkwehonweh people and the White race. We stand by that two row. we do not intererfere with their government, yet they do not acknowledge ours. We were never concqured yet they stand before us with guns as if their intimidation tactics will make us run and hide. i refuse to be the next sacrificial lamb that their race uses to usurp authority over our people so that they can stand before creation pretending to be upholders of Peace. Sonkwiontisonh has seen their true colours, the rest of the world will see their true colours. the Onkwehonweh nations of the world are coming together for Peace, and we are standing strong and united. Welcome.!

Their press stands at the gate occasionally to give us an interview. We have tried to tell our story. They play what they want to play. We are learning to work with independent press and we will have our story told.

My tears this morning are for the children. They are trying to incite fear into their citizens and my daughter will attend school with them this morning. I pray for her. She is strong and knows our hearts. I know she will be respectful of their feelings and opinions, but will they respect hers?

My thoughts are running so many ways, we have so many people to protect and they have guns. But I will stand with our Creator, with our Kaienerekowah, in Peace and Love and Truth and I will stand with Honour. they can stand their with their guns and their hatred and only they will know what that makes them feel like.

tonight the Caledonia citizens are rallying. they are angry because we refuse to lift the roadblocks. they want the world to think we are keeping their citizens hostage. We did not cause this to happen. the OPP moved in and swarmed our people violating the OIdest and Supreme Law of the Universe. They even violated their own laws and continued promises by promising an hours warning before they came in. they think that we didn't see them gathering numbers in the barn across the road for the past two weeks. they didn't think that we could count as carloads of men came in and only one driver came out. for weeks they have planned this. they think they are the only ones who understand preparation.

We proved once again that we are an honourable people. they did not get met with weapons although our warriors want to do their jobs. we met them once again with peace and marched them right back off our lands. Even l was a victim of their brutality and in defense I did kick back. I have already asked forgiveness of Creation for my anger. I will continue to do so. But it is they who put the roadblocks their. we only built a physical one for the protection of our people as well as their own.

their children feel the same things in their hearts as our children do. they are frustrated and angry and we are trying to teach them how to deal with those feelings. before the roadblocks came up and before they attacked us that early morning, their children would come by and throw garbage and holler racial statements to our people. The roadblocks are for their children as well to keep them from being able to antagonize and cause hardships so that our young people won't want to re-act.

We hold no hostages. the emergency vehicles are allowed through. The local residents are allowed through. They came to worship at their church yesterday and they probably prayed for us as we pray for them each morning at sunrise. We have to maintain that protection for all of us.

they want us to show good faith. We have shown good faith for over 2000 years, and it is not we who killed the Peacemaker, it is their people. He told us this day would come, and we are doing as He instructed us to do. Only Canada can decide what it will do.

My heart is filled with thanksgiving to each and everyone of you who has shown their support, through e-mails, donations, by coming to the site. I apologize to all of you who I have been unable to answer in e-mail because we are in a very violent and serious situation which requires my attention in other areas. I have forwarded this through our Mohawk Nation News office so that she can share with all of you.

We welcome you to the Land of Peace, we have re-kindled the fire of Peace here and we will stand United and we are honoured by the show of strength of our brothers and sisters across the world. The Eagle people are doing their job upholding the Peace. We need you to help the rest of the world understand and get this word out. I will be in touch as soon as I possibly can.

It is just after 7:00 am, I am going to work with the Clanmothers and women to get our young boy out of jail this morning. Please pray that we are successful. He has become a Prisoner of the War that they have declared against us. We want our son to come home.

In Peace,

Hazel E. Hill

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