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Mohawk University Housing Initiative

Published on September 15, 2023 by Secretary General

The Housing Initiative, a visionary project by the Mohawk University for the Mohawk Nation of Grand River (Mohawk Posterity) transcends the boundaries of conventional housing endeavors. It is an embodiment of sovereignty, culture, and the profound commitment to protect and serve the interests of Mohawk Posterity. Rooted in a rich heritage and an unwavering belief in self-determination, this initiative is poised to bring transformative change to the Mohawk community and beyond.

At its core, this initiative is a declaration of the Mohawk people’s moral right and obligation to safeguard their well-being, their land, and their heritage. It is a resounding statement that the Mohawk Nation of Grand River stands apart from the jurisdiction of Canada and Ontario. The land set apart by the Haldimand Proclamation on which the Mohawk of Grand River reside has never been part of the Canadian Domain or the Province of Ontario, and this initiative reinforces their exclusive use and enjoyment rights as affirmed by their treaty.

The Housing Initiative extends beyond the construction of homes; it is about revitalizing a unique way of life, nurturing traditions, and creating a self-reliant community. It represents the reaffirmation of the intrinsic value of the land and its assets. The Mohawk people have an unassailable right to govern themselves, free from external interference.

This project is not a mere housing venture; it is a beacon of hope and self-empowerment. It emphasizes the preservation of lands and the protection of cultural heritage. The Mohawk Nation of Grand River asserts its sovereignty with an unwavering belief that their future should be defined by their own terms. It is a call to action for individuals and communities to join hands in creating a vibrant and inclusive future for all.

The Housing Initiative underscores the moral imperative of preserving, protecting, and serving their own interests. It is a testament to the Mohawk Nation of Grand River’s dedication to civil liberties and the pursuit of national interests. This initiative is an embodiment of their commitment to fostering thriving, inclusive communities while ensuring that their unique way of life thrives for generations to come.

It is essential to recognize that the Mohawk Nation of Grand River’s quest for self-determination and sovereignty is rooted in a deep sense of responsibility. They understand that they have a duty to uphold their culture, protect their lands, and serve their families. This project is a reflection of their desire to fulfill these responsibilities with integrity and dedication.

The Mohawk University Housing Initiative is an invitation to all to participate in a transformative journey. It is an opportunity to stand beside a community determined to shape its destiny, protect its cultural heritage, and create an environment where individuals feel safe, loved, respected, and included. It is a chance to engage in dialogue, to learn, and to contribute to a thriving and resilient Mohawk community.

As we celebrate the Housing Initiative, it is essential to emphasize the vital importance of diplomatic accessibility. In a world marked by evolving dynamics, the firm commitment to differentiating diplomatic matters from domestic affairs takes on heightened significance. This distinction is not just a concept; it’s a principle that serves as a reminder to those who knowingly and unknowingly trespass on Mohawk territories.

Diplomatic accessibility is our guiding principle, and it leaves no room for ambiguity. Reflecting our commitment to upholding our rights and asserting our jurisdiction over these lands. Those who disregard this distinction do so at their own risk. We are not merely constructing homes; we are reinforcing our sovereignty and preserving our heritage. To be clear, This message serves as a reminder that our lands have never been part of Canada or Ontario. As we celebrate this monumental initiative, we also reaffirm our moral obligation to protect and serve our own interests.

The Mohawk University Housing Initiative stands as a testament to the indomitable spirit of a nation determined to safeguard its heritage, culture, and sovereignty. It is a call to action for all who believe in self-determination, cultural preservation, and inclusive communities. By standing together, we can help create a future where the Mohawk Nation thrives on its own terms, preserving its unique way of life for generations to come.


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Mohawk University Drivers Program

Published on September 12, 2023 by Secretary General

Grand River Country

Dear Members of the Public and Residents,

I hope this letter finds you well and thriving in our vibrant community. It is with great pleasure that I share some important updates from Mohawk University regarding our commitment to responsible and safe driving within our ancestral lands.

Introducing the Mohawk University Drivers Program:

At Mohawk University, we recognize that responsible driving is not just about rules and regulations; it’s a reflection of our values, heritage, and commitment to our environment. That’s why we are proud to introduce the Mohawk University Drivers Program.

As part of our commitment to this program, we have already taken proactive steps to inform and advise all Members of Parliament (MPs) along the Grand River about our aspirations and objectives. We have also reached out to the Ministry of Transportation and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police for the Solicitor General of Ontario to seek their support and collaboration in this important endeavor.

This program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required for responsible and safe navigation of our ancestral lands. It goes beyond traditional driving education to encompass the unique cultural and environmental aspects of our territory. Participants learn to navigate challenging terrains, respect the traditions of the Mohawk Nation, engage in environmental stewardship, and prepare for emergencies within our territory.

Program Highlights

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge of our unique cultural and environmental heritage.
  • Master safe and responsible driving practices on our challenging terrains.
  • Show respect for the rights and traditions of the Mohawk Nation.
  • Engage in environmental stewardship and conservation efforts.
  • Develop crisis management skills for emergencies within our territory.

Your Resident Card and Driving on Grand River Lands:

To enhance your driving experience on Grand River Lands, your Certificate of Completion, along with your Resident Card, will serve as proof of your qualifications. It’s not just a certificate; it’s a symbol of your commitment to responsible and safe driving in our community.

Drivers Program Certificates:

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded the prestigious Mohawk University Drivers Program Certificate. This certificate serves as a testament to their dedication to responsible driving practices within our community. It also recognizes their commitment to the preservation of our cultural heritage and the protection of our way of life.

Drivers Operating Under the HaldimandProclamation with Nationalized Plates:

Nationalized plates are a distinctive and meaningful way for our community members to express their cultural pride and commitment to our heritage. These nationalized plates feature unique designs and symbols that reflect our rich history and deep-rooted traditions. They serve as a powerful symbol of our unity and identity, reinforcing our shared values and connection to our ancestral lands. By proudly displaying these plates, our community members not only showcase their affiliation with Mohawk University but also raise awareness about the significance of our culture and the importance of preserving our way of life. These nationalized plates are more than just a decoration on vehicles; they are a testament to our collective strength and dedication to our community.

Potential Risks for Those Not Covered Under the Treaty:

While we celebrate the achievements of our program participants, it is important to acknowledge that responsible driving within our ancestral lands is not only a privilege but also a responsibility under the treaty. Those not covered under the treaty may encounter risks and challenges when navigating our territory, which could include legal disputes, protests, insurance claims, or land claims.

We encourage all members of the public who intend to drive within the Grand River Country to consider participating in the Mohawk University Drivers Program. This program not only equips you with the necessary skills but also fosters a deeper understanding and respect for our community, culture, and environment.

For more information about the Mohawk University Drivers Program or to enroll, please visit our website or contact our program coordinators.

We extend our warmest regards to all members of our community and look forward to safer and more responsible driving within our ancestral lands.


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RE: Forced Representation of So Called Haudenosaunee

Published on September 27, 2022 by Administrator

Dear TIM GILBERT, Managing Partner for Gilbert Law.

My name is Secretary-General Benjamin Doolittle UE for the Mohawk University. I am the 6th [grand]grandson of the late Colonel Joseph Brant, he was designated as a United Empire Loyalist and bears the honorific UEL as a post-nominal, as the posterity of the late J Brant, I also possess the honorific title that does show a high degree of certainty of my connection to the late Colonel as well as a provable legal connection from me to the Haldimand Pledge of 1779 and Proclamation of 1784.

It is our position that the Haudenosaunee Development Institute and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council inclusive of Chiefs and Clanmothers, do not have a legal interest or right to represent the Haldimand Proclamation interests or the Heirs, the Haldimand rights are non-indiginous hereditary provision to the Mohawk Posterity which I will explain in short order.

The Grand River Mohawks, Legal Posterity: In 1779, Sir Frederick Haldimand, Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Province of Quebec, ratified a pledge to the mohawk of the three villages, and five years later, in 1784, Frederick Haldimand issued a proclamation concluding the transaction of that pledge. Setting the Grand River Territory apart prior to confederation. On December 24, 1791, Canada was required to confirm the Haldimand proclamation to uphold the honor of the crown. The Canadian government pledged its faith to the Mohawks of the Grand River and Bay of Quinte. The proclamation (an imperial instrument) of 1784 has never been formally denounced.

Four Corners of the Instrument and Legal Posterity, Who is technically named?

  • HALDIMAND PLEDGE OF 1779, Ratified promise Mohawk of Canojaharie, Tikondarago, and Aughugo.
  • HALDIMAND PROCLAMATION OF 1784, Transaction closing promise to Mohawk posterity.
  • DORCHESTER’S PROCLAMATION OF 1789, Mark of Honour to discriminate posterity.
  • SIMCOE PROCLAMATION OF 1796, Heritage registry to ascertain standing in the transaction.

The Pledge of 1779 was the original intention, only three Mohawk villages were named, and the Six Nations were not included in this document, which leaves the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 that established the Haldimand Tract. This transactional instrument does include the Five Nations, however, because they are noted as “such others” of the Five Nations they are named as third-party to the transaction.

The term “Such Other” or Stranger refers to a person who is not a party to a particular transaction. In Kirk v. Morris, 40 Ala. 225 (Ala. 1866), it was observed that the word “stranger” was substituted for the words “or some other person.” However, both were intended to mean the same thing, namely, a person not a party to the suit, who acts for the benefit of the defendant in attachment. This Means HDI lacks proper standing and cannot be delegated by SUCH OTHERS to represent this interest. Mohawk descendants from the noted three villages have first rights.

Additionally, there is a little-known flaw in the Haldimand Proclamation, it does not name anyone in a natural capacity to inherit the interest, this flaw was fixed by Lord Dorchester’s Order-in-Council of 1789 to attach a mark of honor to posterity and the Simcoe Proclamation of 1796, wherein, descendants from the three mohawk villages could register their heritage to ascertain a true beneficiary connection to the ratified Haldimand pledge of 1779. From the Simcoe Proclamation of 1796 … “to the end that their posterity might be discriminated from (the then) future settlers in the parish registers and rolls of the militia of their respective district, and other public remembrances of the Province, as proper objects, by their persevering in the fidelity and conduct so honorable to their ancestors, for distinguished benefits and privileges;” but as such registry has not been generally made; and as it is still necessary to ascertain the persons and families upon the lands now about to be confirmed to them.”

To advise you also, The Haldimand Tract was conveyed to the Mohawk Posterity for their Exclusive benefit, the Simcoe Patent of 1793 was outright rejected by the Mohawks of Grand River, for not being for the benefit of the Mohawks.

“Which them (Canojaharie, Tikondarago, and Aughugo) and their posterity are to enjoy forever.”

My office must and does take exception to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy as a rightsholder or holding any legal rights or interest in the Haldimand Pledge of 1779 as a ratified treaty and the Haldimand Proclamation as a transactional instrument.

The offer by the Haudenosaunee Development Institute on behalf of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council is rejected for cause, To wit: “The Litigation concerns, among other things, rights stemming from the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 and Simcoe Patent of 1793, and alleges breaches of treaty and fiduciary duty and a failure to account, and seeks remedies including compensation.” … “a declaration that the Haudenosaunee Confederacy is the collective rightsholder in respect of the rights and interests asserted in the action” by the plaintiff, and that the Six Nations of the Grand River Band of Indians “is not the collective rightsholder”.

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Mohawk University Declaration of Independence

Published on July 10, 2019 by Administrator

Preamble and Declaration of Mohawk University

By the power of the Great Creator, it is given to men and women the right of free will, to make laws for the good conduct of a fair and just society. And it is to this same authority that we humbly petition for wise guidance in the destiny of the people of the longhouse as one, united land.

Wherever tyranny has sought to subjugate and enslave, it is called upon individuals of history and moral courage to stand firm against such ignorance and evil. And while it may for generations appear that such occupations are unable to be dislodged, the unending sands of justice inevitably erode even the tallest fortress.

For whenever a body is torn through some violent act, its spirit cannot rest. Therefore, when such ancient land as ours has been forcibly divided, the spirits of countless generations cannot rest free until justice prevails.

Our proverbial Longhouse is an ancient land and a proud land. It is a place of great historical culture both from the days of the legendary Sky Woman to the centuries of warriors, authors and artists. Yet the history of this great land is also full of tragedy and regret.

The English rule of of the Americas was at times conducted with tremendous cruelty and inhumanity. Many hundreds of thousands of innocent people have lost their lives over past centuries through acts of deliberate starvation and genocide. At the same time, those who have fought for the freedom of our homelands are not without blame, for as many evil acts of murder, torture and terror have also been made in the name of freedom.

Evil begets Evil. Blood spilled on both sides of the cause for survival, freedom and unity of our Homelands only ferments more anger and neither helps to heal the sins of the past, nor advance the case of a free and united Mohawk Nation.

So it is to be commended and praised to those men and women who now lay down their arms in both the struggle for a free and united Mohawk Nation and those that have resisted such an event. For no greater courage can a person display than the act of peaceful and moral defiance in the face of oppression and injustice.

Yet while the acts of the past are fading, there are those even now who seek to rekindle the history of bloodshed of others to claim both a moral and spiritual right to deny the unification of our Homelands. They are ones who claim not allegiance to the soil beneath their feet but the crown of another land. In being so inclined, such people by their actions forfeit any legitimate right to argue against unification. For only a true warrior of the our homeland considers first what is best for the sanctity of the land and the community and second what obligations and allegiances exist to some foreign power.

And while some may still try and argue that what divides Mohawk and Mohawk are too great and that too much history has occurred for anything other than a broken land, such arguments do insult the very word of God they claim to follow. For it is our solemn duty as Mohawk to rise above our differences and seek redress, without condition. It is not for us but Creation to judge. And it is our creator that has given us the heart and mind to respect these truths.

And so on this day we petition our demands to the government of England, Canada and the United States to recognize the historic sovereign right of the Mohawk Nation to self determination and governance of all its land and territories. That people of sound and reasonable mind from all sides may first obtain recognition of this right without any conflict or bloodshed.

  1. That the Parliament of England and Canada pass an Act of law recognizing the historic and sovereign right of the Mohawk Nation to self determination and governance of all its land and territories and that the land now called Haldimand Province is rightfully part of the whole of Province of Continental America;
  2. That both the Crown and Parliament of England and Canada cease claiming the territory of the Mohawk Nation in its official title.
  3. That a date is set whereby the administration of Crown Governments and all its apparatus shall be suspended and full control shall be given to the government of the Mohawk Nation of the Grand RIver under this Constitution;
  4. That all troops of Britain and Canada shall withdraw from Mohawk National soil.

A plan for that purpose

To these ends, this document is created. It is a document that supports the great hopes and dreams of all the people of the Mohawk Nation and their descendents. That we shall live in peace. That there shall be no more war or famine. In firm unity of purpose that every person shall have the right of free expression of religion and opinion without fear or favour.


We enact the validity of this document today with our signatures and our action to approve this document through the appropriate process into its position as prime law.

We solemnly swear this document to be the one and only true Constitution by which the People of Mohawk University shall exist now and every point in its future.

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EOSG Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Published on February 21, 2018 by Administrator

According to Mohawk University Charter, the Secretary-General is the “chief administrative officer” of the Organization, and thus tasked to carry out duties and mandates delegated to him by Mohawk University organs including the Grand River Council.

The Secretary-General also has the responsibility to advocate for change on key issues concerning the international community without bias toward any one alien occupied forces’ governments. The Secretary-General is appointed on the temporal and provisional basis through a recommendation by the Chief Justice. The current Secretary-General, Mr. Benjamin Doolittle U.E., was appointed in 2014.

The Office of the Secretary-General includes the Deputy-Secretary-General (DSG), the Board of Directors of Agencies, and Special and Personal Representatives and Envoys. The position of the DSG and the Board of Directors of Agencies is currently being established by Secretary-General Benjamin Doolittle, as a way to “strengthen leadership capacity in the Secretariat” and achieve greater “unity of purpose, coherence of effort, agility and responsiveness throughout the Turtle Island and for greater certainty Grand River Country”.

These reforms have been widely lauded for increasing the efficiency and cohesiveness of the Mohawk University, resulting in a stronger message from the Mohawk Nation of the Grand River overall on priority issues. Currently, Secretary-General Doolittle has identified eight key areas of focus for his office, including promoting gender equality and ending violence against women.

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