|“Savagery to Civilization”
We, the women of the Iroquois
Own the Land, the Lodge, the Children
Ours is the right to adoption, life or death;
Ours is the right to raise up and depose chiefs;
Ours is the right to representation in all councils;
Ours is the right to make and abrogate treaties;
Ours is the supervision over domestic and foreign policies;
Ours is the trusteeship of tribal property;
Our lives are valued again as high as man’s.
Both the English and the French recognized, respected and sought the aid of the Six Nations. Now they are again offering their advice. They are against Enbridge piping Dilbit through their territories. They believe the risk is not worth the benefit. They have come to the same conclusion that many First Nations in Western Canada have also come too. Perhaps even more importantly as the following map will show, the Six Nations land is what I will call ‘cross border‘ land.
I wish rather than hope the Canadian, American and Chinese governments will hear this outcry and stop this environmental genocide.