TO ALL MEDIA:
OSEKEN - The Mohawk People of Grand River have seized a Crown government building located on the so-called Globe property which is under the jurisdiction of the Mohawk People near the City of Brantford, as of 9 am. today.
The Crown illegally assumed jurisdiction over Mohawk property but have been served with a Notice of Original Jurisdiction by the Mohawk People of Grand River.
The Crown has disputed Original Title and has recently conducted a campaign, through Crown legislated Band Councils, to terminate Original Title through Federal Government policies patterned after the 1969 White Paper termination policy.
The Mohawk people are also protesting Crown actions against the Shuswap (Secwepemc) Original Title holders near Gustafsen Lake is a direct attempt to terminate Original Title on lands which are beyond the treaty frontier.
These Crown actions contravene the 1948 international conventions for the prevention and punishment of the Crime of Genocide, for which the Crown is a signatory.
The Mohawk People have appointed Richard Hill of the Mohawk Turtle Clan as spokesperson.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Richard Hill, spokesperson for the Mohawk People
Facsimile number: 519-445-2090