Canada Palestine Association is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Mohawk warrior and indigenous activist Splitting the Sky (John Boncore). The Palestinian people are indebted to Splitting the Sky for his enduring resistance and uncompromising anti-colonial positions, as well as his long time support of the Palestinian struggle. He was an early member of the American Indian Movement and also attempted a citizen’s arrest of U.S. President George W. Bush in 2009 in Calgary for war crimes and crimes against humanity .
We were honored to have him deliver a solidarity message on the occasion of the Int’l Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians in 2003 in Vancouver, an event that also featured the parents of Rachel Corrie.
Our condolences to his family, friends and nation; rest assured his legacy will carry on!
Chair, Canada Palestine Association
Cohost, Voice of Palestine