Open Letter to The Corporation of the City of Brantford and Council

Audio transcript, 17:42 Minutes to Listen.

To: The Corporation of the City of Brantford, Council, Mayor, and Department Staff.

Signed and Dated: July 19, 2017

Dear Council and Mayor.

First and Foremost, According to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in part Article 15: Right to a nationality: Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality. Article 17: Right to own property: Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

As you may be aware I am of the Mohawk Nation of Peoples. I am NOT a Canadian Citizen or subsidiary thereof.

In recent decades “Mohawk-British” treaty rights to certain enjoyments have been erroneously limited to hunting and fishing as so-called aboriginal inherent right, however in recent years’ circa 2014 (Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation versus D.H.): the Canadian courts have ruled that Mohawk rights must include all elements that are integral to the sustainability of a culture. These cultural pursuits typically include the well understood elements: SOCIAL ORGANIZATION, CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS, RELIGION, LANGUAGE, ARTS AND LITERATURE, FORMS OF GOVERNMENT and ECONOMIC SYSTEMS.

I intend to buy and liberate real-property in Brantford, and prior to any purchase I want to be fully informed of all representational claims or full disclosure of taxation demands, this will help me better understand the nature of Brantford Councils reach of representation, and most importantly how an unconstitutional entity such as the Corporation of the City of Brantford is lawfully taxing or regulating Members of the Mohawk Nation. Without evidence (for example, by Treaty, Royal Sign Manual, Letters Patent) that you have the Authority to represent, Tax or otherwise Lien the individual Mohawk Member and which by extension includes all Mohawk Peoples and their Property, your claim of right to collect property tax from the Mohawk is ambiguous to say the least. Given that there is no true mechanism to identify between a Mohawk and a Canadian beyond his own assertions is not your license to take advantage of that ambiguity, for the Canadian he may have the right to choose his nationality, however The Mohawk are entered into his nation and fraternity by birth and has no choice in the matter.

The Ambiguity that exists must be cleared before your council can continue to pretend or officially represent the Mohawk Peoples and even so-called Brantford Citizens. Until this ambiguity is cleared, you as an unelected representative for the Mohawk Nation of Peoples must be seen as A trustee de son tort. A Trustee De Son Tort is a person who may be regarded as owing fiduciary duties by a course of conduct that amounts to a wrong, or a tort. Accordingly, a trustee de son tort is not a person who is formally appointed as a trustee, but one who assumes such a role, and then cannot be heard to argue that he did not owe fiduciary duties. Which further means you are personally liable for anything NOT mandated to you. (Acting outside your office; where the public safety hazard bond or insurance does not apply)

The Ambiguity can be cleared with a simple yes or no, to this question. “Can you as a Municipal Council Represent the Mohawk Peoples?” If yes then, How so?. During his most recent and successful campaign to become elected to city council, Dave Neumann, and whom I wrote a letter to the council and the Two Row Times describing the meeting at my property. Dave agreed at that time that he could not represent the Mohawk People, and quite interestingly as he explained that he ultimately represented not the people but the Properties itself.

Air Canada versus M & L Travel Ltd

“…a trustee de son tort will not be personally liable simply for the assumption of the duties of a trustee, but only if he or she commits a breach of trust while acting as a trustee.” The trustee de son tort will therefore be personally liable if he acts in a way which would constitute a breach of trust, for a properly appointed trustee.

The trustee de son tort is treated as a properly appointed trustee from the moment she takes possession of the trust property and starts to administer it, knowing or constructively knowing that it is trust property. As the English House of Lords recently said:

“…we would do better today to describe such persons as de facto trustees. In their relations with the beneficiaries they are treated in every respect as if they had been duly appointed. They are true trustees and are fully subject to fiduciary obligations. Their liability is strict; it does not depend on dishonesty.”

Although the hallmark of the trustee de son tort is that he has no proper authority as trustee, the trustee need not be acting dishonestly. In actual fact, most trustees who find themselves in this position are well-intentioned.

Although perhaps your efforts are well-intentioned, until you can provide proof that you have been granted the Lawful Authority to represent or tax the Mohawk Peoples, your direct interference of our life-blood (land use, treaty, currency and self-representation etc:.) is Anti-Peace and contrary to international law and norms.

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, World Conference on Human Rights 14-25 June 1993 (UN General Assembly) A/CONF.157/23 Art.2: “All people have a right to self-determination”.

Article 1, 3 and 4 inclusive with Preamble of the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous (UNGR) A/RES 61/295 2 October 2007 applies to all People not just indigenous people on the basis that indigenous people are equal to all other people.

Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948: “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” Article 1 States that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Article 15 States that “Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.”

U.N.G.A Res. 1514 (XV), Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and People: “…respect for the sovereign rights of all people and their territorial integrity. (1) The subjugation of peoples to alien subjugation domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of the UN and is an impediment to the promotion of World Peace and co-operation. […] The internal affairs of all peoples of all states and respect for the sovereign rights of all peoples and their territorial integrity.”

U.N.G.A Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the Report of the Third Committee (A/59/502). Universal Realization of the Right of the Peoples to Self Determination A/RES/59/180 of 20th December 2004 [Welcomes]: “…the progressive exercise of the right to self-determination by people under colonial, foreign or alien occupation and their emergence into sovereign statehood and independence.”

General Assembly, twenty fifth Session, Resolution 2625 (XXV), Declaration on the principal of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among states in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations 1970: “…the establishment of the sovereign and independent state, and the free association or integration with and independent state or the emergence onto and other political status freely determined by the people constitute modes of implementing the right of self-determination by that people.”

U.N Doc. A/Res/59/178, 74th plenary meeting, 20th December 2004: “…condemning any state permitted … fighting against national liberation movements.”

U.N.G.A Res 3201 (XXIX) UN Year Book, 1974, 402: “No state may use or encourage the use of economic, political or any type of measure to coerce another state in order to obtain from it the subordination of the exercise of its sovereign rights”.

Meaning, Force and violence cannot be used to subjugate a free people declaring Independence by asserting their so called authority.

United Nations declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples A/RES/61/295 [2007] (not “more equal to”, “less” equal to [or] “than all” but “equal [within the definition of equivalent] to all other peoples.”

Meaning there is no get out clause every type of people or peoples is covered by this this. This is not a granting of rights to Indigenous people, this is recognition of those rights. Because these rights arise from natural law, not the positive law of mankind.

Objective of Uti Possidetis in Roman law was to preclude disturbing an existing state of possession of immovable property in a dispute over possession between two individuals. Whilst the maxim affirmed the right of the possessor to remain in possession, that right was only temporary and provisional and thus uti possidetis did not confer permanent rights to the occupier (Innocent third party purchaser). Thereby comporting the doctrine into International law also introduces non permanence.

In 2012, at 91 Spring Street I owned and occupied the Property therewith. The City of Brantford registered a tax claim and lien against my property after I questioned the validity and arbitrary nature of the property tax. I informed the City through mail and email, calls and meetings that I wanted proof of their Authority to Tax, or lien on my Property and that I was a Mohawk and I was formally protesting and began liberating the property, I received one reply by email from Ward Councilor Richard Carpenter that read in total “That’s Funny stuff”. A second response from Ward Councilor Jan Vanderstelt said in part that he would enforce his sphere of influence, and that I was attempting to assassinate his character, when I was only asking for proof of delegation of authority. Jan later came to my property where I asked him if he was there in his official capacity, he said now that’s a tough question to answer. At that time he was on his Vacation from council duties. He then put his massive finger in my face and he stated that we are now on dangerous territory. I then wrote a petition to my estate executor and a WRIT OF QUO WARRANTO was ISSUED to the City of Brantford (Writ Part One, Part Two, Video Link), the City did not respond to the Writ. The end result was not friendly or peaceful; after many attempts to evict me and my children the Brantford Police without Warrant assisted the Sherriff to deprive me of my property they furnished a court order that had a hand written items that stated the police shall assist the sheriff in the jurisdiction where the house is situated. The month leading up to this event we had requested from all levels of Canadian government to provide evidence that We the Mohawk are under Canadian or your jurisdiction, especially when We own property that happens to be land along the Grand River or other Traditional camping grounds or villages, land which City of Brantford itself admits it may not have an interest in. During the police raid I phoned 911 to have the O.P.P respond to the calamity. I requested that the 911 operator send the O.P.P; at that time they had adopted the DUDLEY GEORGE INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS, however the operator told me that the Brantford police where already there and the O.P.P would not be contacted., with my children in the house the Sheriff and Police smashed every door to the property. Once in the Property the Sheriff ran to the Mohawk Flag in my front window and exclaimed I won’t need this anymore, as he retrieved the flag he proceeded to step on my son that was hiding beneath a blanket. I understand that not long after this incident that the Brantford police then adopted the Dudley George Inquiry Recommendations. (Video footage can be acquired by the police and by me)

This not only happened to me as a member of the Mohawk Nation, it happened to my children and my children’s mother who is also my free associate whom has been presumed by Canada to be a member of the Canadian society, whose Charter of Rights and Freedoms namely section 2 and 7 where most egregiously ignored and violated while actively protecting her children, herself, me, her beliefs and her property.

Now, having time to rebuild my mental focus and, recover from that financial crippling and trauma. I want answers. I want a full investigation into what happened that day, months’ and years, and any and all unjust enrichment be restored to the Benjamin (Douglas) Doolittle estate.

Although Property Tax may be your only lifeblood, it cannot come from the veins of the Mohawk. Our ancestors have shed flesh and blood so that we may have everlasting peace. It is also well understood by the Canadian and U.S. Governments that the Mohawk is a distinct nation and exempt from compulsory enlistment or conscription, this must include financing those ends, Taxation is not only morally wrong, it is outright violence and exactly why the GREAT PEACE was developed by the PEACEMAKER to end the claim of man against his fellow man, to end slavery. I will not be forced to fund your colonial outposts, trespasses and designations against our people; that is the very essence of the Jingoist. You have taken the Athenian Oath to DO NO HARM. The days of willful ignorance have to come to and end. to harm her Majesties allies is to harm her Majesty.

As a Mohawk, and When I am outside your Canadian society and therefore free of its rules, this does not mean there is no law. I do not claim the right to harm another human being, damage property, engage in fraud or extortion or break contracts. I will follow the Law. I just won’t give statutes or by-law created by governments the force of law. I achieve this by constructively denying consent to be governed.

Finally, When I buy or liberate real-property and The Corporation of the City of Brantford makes claim that I have to pay taxes on demand, all this needs to be answered before you will in good faith and with clean hands collect a lawful debt from me as a fraternal Member of the Mohawk Confederacy being devised of nine autonomous Clan Families/Estates.

Signed: Benjamin Douglas Allan Doolittle
Mohawk National, fraternity Sha’tekari:wate
Brantford, Grand River Country

July 19, 2017

Congratulations to The Kingdom of Pentortoise for its first solar year (December 21, 2012) Established using the Mayan calendar

An independant nation building project


Pentortoises First anniversary is here, Above is our perpetual calendar to keep track of the Glorious Event, Since December 21, 2012 We have made tremendous progress in calendar reform, Pentortoise was a timely emergence With our beginning we mark Day Zero ( The Birthday of our Glorious Kingdom, the The Kingdom of Pentortoise

Interesting fact, Pentortoise uses the lunar system as an age marker, if you are 30 in solar years you are 300 in lunar years in Pentortoise

December 21, 2013

Being and becoming Indigenous: Resurgence against contemporary colonialism

A Professor in Indigenous Governance and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Taiaiake Alfred is a specialist in studies of traditional governance, the restoration of land-based cultural practices, and decolonization strategies.

On Nov. 28, 2013, Kanien’kehá:ka scholar activist Taiaiake Alfred was in Melbourne, Australia, to deliver the 5th annual Narrm oration at the Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at the University of Melbourne. The title of his oration was: Being and becoming Indigenous: Resurgence against contemporary Colonialism.

Named after the Wurundjeri word for the land surrounding Melbourne, the Narrm Oration profiles leading Indigenous thinkers from across the world to enrich our ideas and understanding about possible futures for Indigenous Australia.

December 17, 2013

Letter to the Editor: The Two Row Wampum and the Rules of Law

Two Row Times,

Dear editors,

An agreement between the Mohawk Workers and Guswenta Holdings Incorporated (a Canadian Holdings Company) has the Kanienke:haka and the Haudenosaunee community-at-large conflicted with the recent signing of that agreement.

The two row wampum can be used as a mechanism that will break down the logic, the positions and identities of our “subject” in the paramount question, “who is who?”, and “where they are coming from?” Once we know who is who, and where each stand, the law of each and the conflicts that exist may become clear.

Before the who, lets define the where, lets “discover” the foundations of the two possibilities, this and that, here and there, our rule of law and their rule of law.

The Kaianere:kowa (which I translate as the “Great Way of Life”) it sets out the path for the Haudenosaunee (which I translate as the Extended Families) a path that is considered the first steps of democracy for those who picked up the burden of peace. The founding nations who accepted the Great Way of Life went on to unify and protect the new burden called the Great Peace (or the Kanienkeh: Skennen:kowa).

In the search for peace, territorial land claims became obsolete. The fact is that claiming a portion of land meant that all the people within the land were seen as subjects or slaves. Since it the same with all those outside of the claimed land, those people then became enemies and seen as potential threats to life itself.

When the peace was affirmed by the newly formed Haudenosaunee League of Nations, it was agreed that all lands would be made open for anyone who would follow the great way of life and carry the burden of peace. This established the Dish with One Spoon way, a collective rights agreement that made the peaceful sharing the resources over large areas of land possible.

Within the Great way of life we are warned from submitting to the laws of foreign nations, in fact in doing so would alienate and forfeit that individual’s birthrights to the Haudenosaunee Law. Tehonatonkoton means “they have alienated themselves.”

According to wampum 58 of the Kaianere:kowa, “any persons who submit to the laws of a foreign people are alienated and forfeit all claims to the Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] nations”

This is a harsh reality for the Haudenosaunee, however if we are to experience the Great Way of Life and fulfill the duties set forth within, then we must honor our responsibilities. This means that we have to pick one row or the other row, here or there, our rule of law or their rule of law.

There are many forces pushing people away from the Great Way of Life, but the strongest come from the foreign elements. This was obvious during the adoptions of the Great Way of Life, and so a safeguard was included, so that any who walk away from the circle could not carry away the rights of any others and what he walked away with he carried as an individual.

Honoring the Dish and One Spoon as way to understand collective rights, meaning that the lands and resources are entrusted and embodied within all Onkwehon:we as a collective rights agreement, protected by the collective nations who honor the memory of our original duties.

In wampum law, there is also the ever growing tree wampum, If we walk too far from our path the ever growing tree wampum reminds us how to follow our roots back to the Great Way of Life.

So in recognition of the rule of law “wampum 58”, who really signed this controversial agreement between Mohawk Workers and the Guswenta Holdings Incorporated, Kanienkehaka or Canadian individuals?

Benjamin II

November 16, 2013

Guswhenta Holdings halted by reference to Kaianerekowa (Great Law)

Six Nations development facilitator Guswhenta Holdings (Ontario) comments on the stoppage of construction work at Brantford's Part 1 of Eagles Nest Tract, situated at the north west corner of Erie Avenue and Birkett's Lane (also known as Birkett Lane). Also on site are the traditional Men's Fire, also known as the Hoskanigetah of the Grand River, who reference the Great Law of Peace, Kaianerekowa.

November 5, 2013

The Corporate Government is Majic

Watch in frustration as Jan Helfeld uses the socratic method to expose Sen. Inoue's inconsistent logic. But Jan, don't you know government is magic? It doesn't have to make sense!

xSUIJURISx See what the belief in ‘Government’ does to the brain? A CONTRADICTION soup for the mind.

I’ll take a glass of dry water and a square chicken egg to go please.

That Sen actually IMAGINED that he was something other than human. Somehow through the mythical ceremonies done by mortal men, he IMAGINES he has acquired super-human powers that no other men have. He is a ‘Political GOD’ that is to be obeyed or PUNISHED. He cannot fathom anyone ever questioning this bizarre and insane logic.

October 28, 2013

This movement is already occurring, it’s happening everywhere

"We’re in a time when communication is instantaneous and there are communities all over the world. The Occupy movement made a difference even if in that it only introduced into the popular public lexicon the idea of the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. People for the first time in a generation are aware of massive corporate and economic exploitation. These things are not nonsense and these are subjects that are not being addressed."

Russell Brand openly speaks against the current state of politics in an interview this week.

In Brand BBC in terview “Newsnight” to discussing his temporary position as the guest editor of the New Statesman magazine. The conversation began with Jeremy Paxman, a journalist known for his combative and aggressive tone, pressing Brand on why the public should take his opinion seriously when considering the fact that Brand has never voted.

“I don’t get my authority from this preexisting paradigm which is quite narrow and only serves a few people,” Brand said. “I look elsewhere for alternatives that might be of service to humanity.”

Paxman spent more than half of the ten minute interview pushing Brand to explain why he refused vote, challenging the comedian to expand on his mentality even as Brand overwhelmed Paxman with fresh ideas.

“I am not not voting out of apathy,” Brand said. “I am not voting out of absolute indifference and weariness and exhaustion from the lies, treachery and deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations…Why pretend? Why be complicit in this ridiculous illusion?”

Frustrated by his own failure to trip Brand, Paxman at one point calls the comedian a “very trivial man” and implies that the revolution Brand is advocating cannot be taken seriously.

“I think what it won’t be like is a huge disparity between rich and poor, where 300 Americans have the same amount of wealth as their 85 million poorest Americans, where there is an exploited underserved underclass being continually ignored, where welfare is slashed while [British PM] Cameron and [British Chancellor] Osborne go to court to continue the right of bankers receiving bonuses,” Brand said.

When asked to guest edit the most recent issue of The New Statesman, Brand chose to structure the stories around the theme of revolution.

“This movement is already occurring, it’s happening everywhere,” he goes on. “We’re in a time when communication is instantaneous and there are communities all over the world. The Occupy movement made a difference even if in that it only introduced into the popular public lexicon the idea of the 1 percent versus the 99 percent. People for the first time in a generation are aware of massive corporate and economic exploitation. These things are not nonsense and these are subjects that are not being addressed.”

Russell Brand, The Rain Forest, Government Welfare, And Political Slavery

Commentary by Michael Shanklin

October 25, 2013