Monday, January 17, 2011
Rough Draft of the Abenaki Incorporation's Unification of August 17, 1994:
NOTICE that up "in the right upper portion of this particular page", that Walter Watso (of Odanak, Qc) was referred to as "Associate Grand Chief". It would seem that these "Abenaki" Corporations here in New England, were simply dangling a "TITLE" like a "carrot" to intice the late "Chief" Walter Watso down out of Odanak to sign this concocted Resolution-Agreement of Unity, simply so he could gratify his own inflated EGO, and sense of POWER. Perhaps the Indian Headdress began at some point in 1976-77 to restrict the blood flow? It does make one wonder, why he assumed that uniting Abenaki Corporations that were created "under state law" would unite these people who claimed to be Abenakis and of Abenaki Tribes, based on dubious Abenaki historical, genealogical and social connection(s)?
Here one can see the indication of inclusion of Becancour (Wolinak) and Odanak (St. Francis Mission Abenaki) with this endeavor yet, neither the Band Council's of either Abenaki Community geographically located in the Province of Quebec, Canada were actually associated with the signing of this Resolution-Agreement, aside from the single Abenaki of Odanak member (whom had no active political standing in that Abenaki Community, then in Aug. 1994 or in the future), Walter Watso.
On this particular page document, one can see that quite a number of "witnesses" who profess to "repesent" alleged and reinvented Vermont, New Hampshire, or even Massachusetts "Abenaki" "Communities" (all of which, historically BEFORE their Corporation's status "under their perspective state laws", were all "hiding in plain sight"). Of interest is the LACK OF SIGNING, even though their names are placed on this document. Such as Robert Thomas of the "Winooski Band", "Chubby" Wayne J. Hoague of the "Green Moutain Band" and Thomas Obomsawin of the "St. Francis Band" (whom had been very supportive of "Chief" Homer Walter St. Francis Sr. since the late 1980's.
NOTICE THAT NO WHERE ON THE "ROUGH DRAFT COPY" ORIGINAL NOR ON THE TYPED FINAL DRAFTCOPY ORIGINAL ... ONE DOES NOT SEE HOMER WALTER ST. FRANCIS SIGNATURE HIS NAME, NOR DID ANY OF THE BAND COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM EITHER ABENAKI COMMUNITY OF WOLINAK NOR ODANAK SIGN THIS MID-AUGUST 1994 RESOLUTION-AGREEMENT OF "ABENAKI" UNITY.
Envelope Postmared October 24, 1994
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 708
From Cora K. (nee: Knight) Webre
41060 Turo Lane
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
to her sibling brother
Howard Franklin Knight, Jr.
Chief Rushing Water
Territorial Headquarters of Cowasuck of NA
RFD-2 Box 530-A
Newport, VT 05855
Grand Chief Homer St. Francis
Sovereign Republic of the Abanaki Nation International
44 Liberty Street
Missisquoi [Swanton], VT 05488
October 23, 1994
Dear Grand Chief St. Francis;
I am the sister of Howard F. Knight Jr. (AKA Rushing Water) and I respectfully request authorization to form an Abanaki Nation Council here in Louisiana to be known as the Abanaki Allied Bands Council of Louisiana headquartered here in Ascension Parish; Gonzales, LA.
Please advise me regards your decision as soon as is possible. We agree to abide by the same by-laws and constitutions as all of the other recognized councils of the Sovereign Republic of the Abanaki Nation International.
Cora May Knight Webre
41060 Turo Lane
Gonzales, LA 70737
cc: Darrell LaRocque; Charlotte, N.C.
Chief Spokesman Howard F. Knight Jr.
Upon reviewing the Cora May (nee: Knight) Webre letter dated October 13, 1994 ... it would appear that SOLICITATION of more "Councils" (which were actually corporate creations of dubious alleged and reinvented "Abenakis") was the "name of the game" going on. The more "Councils" (Corporate Entities "under perspective state laws") that were created under "Grand Chief" Homer St. Francis Sr. of Swanton, Vermont ... the more supposed political power he and his own "St. Francis/Sokoki" Corporated group assumed to have gained. Kinda reminds one of an infestation of bed bugs actually or of the process of infection a virus would do, between species. Heck, if Paul Wilson Pouliot could create Cowasuck Abenaki Corporation's in California, Oregon, Washington state, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut, so too could Howard Knight Jr. and Homer St. Francis Sr.! I guess you could call it the Reinvention of the Alleged Abenaki Nation under the United States of America, Inc.