Over a dozen Mohawks from Kahnawake started fires and held a demonstration near the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks to vow that they will take action against a plan to dumb billions of litres of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.
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Notice of Temporary Obstruction – Thursday, Oct. 15th 2015.
1.Wampum 44 of kaia’nere:kowa, the kahtihon’tia:kwenio of the rotino’shonni:onwe, the women are the “progenitors of the soil” of our nation and caretakers of the land, water and air on behalf of the rotikonso:tatie, the coming faces, and all people.
2.kaia’nere:kowa provides that we must speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves.
3.On October 7, the women sent a notice of objection to the CITY OF MONTREAL [attached]. We have not received a response.
4.The CITY OF MONTREAL is planning to dump 8 billion litres of raw, untreated o’tah including medical and industrial waste into kanaiatarowanen:onwe. It is our great river of life forever as designed by creation.
5.This notice is our warning to the CITY OF MONTREAL to stop dumping waste that is toxic to our lands, waters and life ways.
6.The temporary obstruction on Thursday, October 15th, is to emphasize our objection to this environmentally destructive action.
7.Ohneh’kahnos, the precious liquid that sustains all life, is being threatened by ignorance and monetary concerns. The release of the equivalent of 2,600 olympic-sized swimming pools will result in unknown contamination and multi-generational devastation on the entire ecosystem of our river.
8.As rotino’shonni:onwe we have a responsibility to protect kaniatarowanen:onwe. We ask everyone to stand together.
9.We come to you with the gentleness of a feather, which we hope will be accepted. Should you not respond as soon as possible you leave us no alternative but to take the necessary action to convince you. Skennen
Mayor Denis Coderre, 514-872-0311 email@example.com; David Heurtel, Quebec Environment Minister, 418-521-3830 firstname.lastname@example.org; Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Environment Canada, Leona.email@example.com 613-992-2848.