Who does Canada really think it is, no, really, I would like to know. Who are they, and where did they come from.
After the exodus from the American colonies, the British Loyalists became refugees and moves to the East, and some who remained close to the Six Nations and Brant Family moved to the Grand River and Bay of Quinte. A major influx of colonists came after the Treaty of Paris and created total confusion of the Loyalists communities and terms such as First loyalist, Simcoe loyalist, and late loyalist came into effect. To limit these confusions an Order in Council was passed, a Mark of Honor and distinction, including the Post Nominal UE*, granted to the descendants of the named Loyalists, this is Canada’s only hereditary title. Its believed by the Loyalist society, a federally incorporated genealogy society that nearly 10% of Canadian could qualify to use this Mark of Honor.
Before the loyalist-refugee society could move forward the Law that would govern the refugees had to be chosen, they decided to mimic the so-called “Peace, Order and Good Governance” British styled administration.
Although some Mohawks and the Six Nations people are seen today to be of loyalist descent, the Mohawk had its own laws, and they choose continuity of their ancient forms of governance, and natural-born freedoms.
The land along Grand River and Bay of Quinte were placed under a special trust when the Seal of Upper of Canada was affixed to it, this pledged the faith of the “new” Canadian Government to the Mohawk on these two tracts of land, and they became Trustees for the Benefit of the Mohawk and Such others of the Six Nations of Indians, for greater certainty the UE Mohawk descendants.
Today, the Government of Canada and those in municipal offices to newcomers alike, who take the Oath of Allegiance, are in effect also, pledged to the Mohawks by this deed, this is a lifetime obligation.
This is the basis of any foundational structure that Canada can claim when anyone takes the Oath of Office or Oath of Allegiance regardless of these words being visually embedded or verbally spoken, they are not required as part of the Oath to bind them to these laws, Mohawks and our lands. These are the pillars and foundations of the Canadian Society.
So who is Canada? They are a subservient nation to the Queen of England, the Queen and UEL Mohawks share a familial bond, and perpetual offensive and defensive alliance.
* Many Canadians have ancestors who remained loyal to the British Crown in the American Revolution and, having found themselves on the losing side of the war, were forced to rebuild their lives in Britain’s Canadian colonies. Today, any descendants of Loyalists can still apply to the UELAC (United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada) to include the initials UE (for Unity of Empire) after their names because the title is hereditary.
Benjamin Doolittle UE
Print edition published under the headline “Canada ambiguous”