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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fraud suspected at SRS contractor


By Tim Carpenter


A top executive at a Kansas nonprofit corporation is suspected of embezzling as much as $1 million in Medicaid funding from a program serving thousands of mental health patients across the state, The Topeka Capital-Journal learned Monday.

Jason Sellers, chief financial officer of Kansas Health Solutions in Topeka, was either fired or resigned after the launch of an internal review into his involvement with $190 million moved annually through the corporation for treatment paid for by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

Michael Goldberg, executive director of KHS, confirmed in an interview Sellers had been ousted.

He said questions about potential embezzlement surfaced two weeks ago. He said SRS and FBI were subsequently notified of the organization's initial findings of possible Medicaid fraud.

It is unclear whether Sellers may have acted alone or with accomplices, Goldberg said. The precise amount of money missing from the organization's ledger has yet to be calculated, he said.

"We were recently made aware of suspicious activity involving our accounts," Goldberg said. "It's very disturbing. It is clearly in our interest to cooperate with any investigation."

Sellers, of Lyndon, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Kansas Health Solutions was created in January 2007 as a managed care corporation serving mental health needs of Kansans on Medicaid, which is a joint state and federal program.

The nonprofit's contract with the state covered Medicaid-reimbursed outpatient and rehabilitation services as well as home- and community-based services for children with profound emotional disabilities.

KHS is a subsidiary of the Association of Community Mental Health Centers of Kansas. The association is comprised of 27 mental health clinics and a provider network extending into all 105 counties.

Robert Siedlecki, hired by Gov. Sam Brownback in January to serve as SRS secretary, said allegations of fraud involved both state and federal funding.

"SRS takes this situation very seriously," Siedlecki said in a statement. "Fraud of any type will not be tolerated."

In this instance, issues of financial liability and criminal culpability must be sorted out by state or federal authorities.

Siedlecki said the state agency's assessment indicated no SRS clients were denied benefits "as a result of what is alleged to have happened."

On that point, Goldberg said there had been no disruption in services to people seeking mental health assistance through KHS nor had there been delay in payment to providers affiliated with KHS.

"SRS has launched its own audit of KHS and has notified all appropriate criminal authorities of the allegations," Siedlecki said.

On Tuesday, Siedlecki said the state's investigation indicated Sellers had arranged a contract with a Baltimore, Md., printer for materials that had to be sent to clients. Apparently, he said, each time the printer charged for services rendered an amount was credited to a consulting firm set up by Sellers.

Goldberg said wasn’t fully clear how SRS could obtain reimbursement, but Goldberg said the corporation had insurance that might apply to the case.

Complicating the situation has been ongoing negotiation between SRS and KHS on a new contract for third-party administration of payments for mental health services.

The current two-year contract, which expired July 1 but was temporarily extended, was structured as a "no-risk" pact. That meant SRS reimbursed KHS for mental-health service costs plus a fee, essentially holding the contractor harmless for unexpected escalation of treatment costs.

The new contract was to be amended to an "at-risk" arrangement, whereby KHS would be paid a specific amount to serve clients and would be held responsible for cost overruns. SRS officials and KHS executives anticipated the revision had the potential of saving the state money.

Status of those contract deliberations hasn't been made public.

Goldberg said the corporation would strive to fully investigate the suspected fraud and create safeguards to prevent a repeat episode. It is too early to know how mental health providers and clients will react to the scandal, he said.

"I think if KHS can do everything in our power to right the wrong, then people will end up respecting that," he said.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations The Great Binding Law


1. I am Dekanawidah and with the Five Nations' Confederate
Lords I plant the Tree of Great Peace. I plant it in your
territory, Adodarhoh, and the Onondaga Nation, in the territory
of you who are Firekeepers.
I name the tree the Tree of the Great Long Leaves. Under
the shade of this Tree of the Great Peace we spread the soft
white feathery down of the globe thistle as seats for you,
Adodarhoh, and your cousin Lords.
We place you upon those seats, spread soft with the
feathery down of the globe thistle, there beneath the shade of
the spreading branches of the Tree of Peace. There shall you
sit and watch the Council Fire of the Confederacy of the Five
Nations, and all the affairs of the Five Nations shall be
transacted at this place before you, Adodarhoh, and your cousin
Lords, by the Confederate Lords of the Five Nations.

2. Roots have spread out from the Tree of the Great Peace,
one to the north, one to the east, one to the south and one to
the west. The name of these roots is The Great White Roots and
their nature is Peace and Strength.
If any man or any nation outside the Five Nations shall
obey the laws of the Great Peace and make known their
disposition to the Lords of the Confederacy, they may trace the
Roots to the Tree and if their minds are clean and they are
obedient and promise to obey the wishes of the Confederate
Council, they shall be welcomed to take shelter beneath the
Tree of the Long Leaves.
We place at the top of the Tree of the Long Leaves an
Eagle who is able to see afar. If he sees in the distance any
evil approaching or any danger threatening he will at once warn
the people of the Confederacy.

3. To you Adodarhoh, the Onondaga cousin Lords, I and the
other Confederate Lords have entrusted the caretaking and the
watching of the Five Nations Council Fire.
When there is any business to be transacted and the
Confederate Council is not in session, a messenger shall be
dispatched either to Adodarhoh, Hononwirehtonh or Skanawatih,
Fire Keepers, or to their War Chiefs with a full statement of
the case desired to be considered. Then shall Adodarhoh call
his cousin (associate) Lords together and consider whether or
not the case is of sufficient importance to demand the
attention of the Confederate Council. If so, Adodarhoh shall
dispatch messengers to summon all the Confederate Lords to
assemble beneath the Tree of the Long Leaves.
When the Lords are assembled the Council Fire shall be
kindled, but not with chestnut wood, and Adodarhoh shall
formally open the Council.

[ ed note: chestnut wood throws out sparks in burning,
thereby creating a disturbance in the council ]

Then shall Adodarhoh and his cousin Lords, the Fire
Keepers, announce the subject for discussion.
The Smoke of the Confederate Council Fire shall ever
ascend and pierce the sky so that other nations who may be
allies may see the Council Fire of the Great Peace.
Adodarhoh and his cousin Lords are entrusted with the
Keeping of the Council Fire.

4. You, Adodarhoh, and your thirteen cousin Lords, shall
faithfully keep the space about the Council Fire clean and you
shall allow neither dust nor dirt to accumulate. I lay a Long
Wing before you as a broom. As a weapon against a crawling
creature I lay a staff with you so that you may thrust it away
from the Council Fire. If you fail to cast it out then call
the rest of the United Lords to your aid.

5. The Council of the Mohawk shall be divided into three
parties as follows: Tekarihoken, Ayonhwhathah and Shadekariwade
are the first party; Sharenhowaneh, Deyoenhegwenh and
Oghrenghrehgowah are the second party, and Dehennakrineh,
Aghstawenserenthah and Shoskoharowaneh are the third party.
The third party is to listen only to the discussion of the
first and second parties and if an error is made or the
proceeding is irregular they are to call attention to it, and
when the case is right and properly decided by the two parties
they shall confirm the decision of the two parties and refer
the case to the Seneca Lords for their decision. When the
Seneca Lords have decided in accord with the Mohawk Lords, the
case or question shall be referred to the Cayuga and Oneida
Lords on the opposite side of the house.

6. I, Dekanawidah, appoint the Mohawk Lords the heads and the
leaders of the Five Nations Confederacy. The Mohawk Lords are
the foundation of the Great Peace and it shall, therefore, be
against the Great Binding Law to pass measures in the
Confederate Council after the Mohawk Lords have protested
against them.
No council of the Confederate Lords shall be legal unless
all the Mohawk Lords are present.

7. Whenever the Confederate Lords shall assemble for the
purpose of holding a council, the Onondaga Lords shall open it
by expressing their gratitude to their cousin Lords and
greeting them, and they shall make an address and offer thanks
to the earth where men dwell, to the streams of water, the
pools, the springs and the lakes, to the maize and the fruits,
to the medicinal herbs and trees, to the forest trees for their
usefulness, to the animals that serve as food and give their
pelts for clothing, to the great winds and the lesser winds, to
the Thunderers, to the Sun, the mighty warrior, to the moon, to
the messengers of the Creator who reveal his wishes and to the
Great Creator who dwells in the heavens above, who gives all
the things useful to men, and who is the source and the ruler
of health and life.
Then shall the Onondaga Lords declare the council open.
The council shall not sit after darkness has set in.

8. The Firekeepers shall formally open and close all councils
of the Confederate Lords, and they shall pass upon all matters
deliberated upon by the two sides and render their decision.
Every Onondaga Lord (or his deputy) must be present at
every Confederate Council and must agree with the majority
without unwarrantable dissent, so that a unanimous decision may
be rendered.
If Adodarhoh or any of his cousin Lords are absent from a
Confederate Council, any other Firekeeper may open and close
the Council, but the Firekeepers present may not give any
decisions, unless the matter is of small importance.

9. All the business of the Five Nations Confederate Council
shall be conducted by the two combined bodies of Confederate
Lords. First the question shall be passed upon by the Mohawk
and Seneca Lords, then it shall be discussed and passed by the
Oneida and Cayuga Lords. Their decisions shall then be
referred to the Onondaga Lords, (Fire Keepers) for final
The same process shall obtain when a question is brought
before the council by an individual or a War Chief.

10. In all cases the procedure must be as follows: when the
Mohawk and Seneca Lords have unanimously agreed upon a
question, they shall report their decision to the Cayuga and
Oneida Lords who shall deliberate upon the question and report
a unanimous decision to the Mohawk Lords. The Mohawk Lords
will then report the standing of the case to the Firekeepers,
who shall render a decision as they see fit in case of a
disagreement by the two bodies, or confirm the decisions of the
two bodies if they are identical. The Fire Keepers shall then
report their decision to the Mohawk Lords who shall announce it
to the open council.

11. If through any misunderstanding or obstinacy on the part
of the Fire Keepers, they render a decision at variance with
that of the Two Sides, the Two Sides shall reconsider the
matter and if their decisions are jointly the same as before
they shall report to the Fire Keepers who are then compelled to
confirm their joint decision.

12. When a case comes before the Onondaga Lords (Fire Keepers)
for discussion and decsion, Adodarho shall introduce the matter
to his comrade Lords who shall then discuss it in their two
bodies. Every Onondaga Lord except Hononwiretonh shall
deliberate and he shall listen only. When a unanimous decision
shall have been reached by the two bodies of Fire Keepers,
Adodarho shall notify Hononwiretonh of the fact when he shall
confirm it. He shall refuse to confirm a decision if it is not
unanimously agreed upon by both sides of the Fire Keepers.

13. No Lord shall ask a question of the body of Confederate
Lords when they are discussing a case, question or
proposition. He may only deliberate in a low tone with the
separate body of which he is a member.

14. When the Council of the Five Nation Lords shall convene
they shall appoint a speaker for the day. He shall be a Lord
of either the Mohawk, Onondaga or Seneca Nation.
The next day the Council shall appoint another speaker,
but the first speaker may be reappointed if there is no
objection, but a speaker's term shall not be regarded more
than for the day.

15. No individual or foreign nation interested in a case,
question or proposition shall have any voice in the Confederate
Council except to answer a question put to him or them by the
speaker for the Lords.

16. If the conditions which shall arise at any future time
call for an addition to or change of this law, the case shall
be carefully considered and if a new beam seems necessary or
beneficial, the proposed change shall be voted upon and if
adopted it shall be called, "Added to the Rafters".

Rights, Duties and Qualifications of Lords

17. A bunch of a certain number of shell (wampum) strings
each two spans in length shall be given to each of the female
families in which the Lordship titles are vested. The right
of bestowing the title shall be hereditary in the family of
the females legally possessing the bunch of shell strings and
the strings shall be the token that the females of the family
have the proprietary right to the Lordship title for all time
to come, subject to certain restrictions hereinafter mentioned.

18. If any Confederate Lord neglects or refuses to attend the
Confederate Council, the other Lords of the Nation of which he
is a member shall require their War Chief to request the female
sponsors of the Lord so guilty of defection to demand his
attendance of the Council. If he refuses, the women holding
the title shall immediately select another candidate for the
No Lord shall be asked more than once to attend the
Confederate Council.

19. If at any time it shall be manifest that a Confederate
Lord has not in mind the welfare of the people or disobeys the
rules of this Great Law, the men or women of the Confederacy,
or both jointly, shall come to the Council and upbraid the
erring Lord through his War Chief. If the complaint of the
people through the War Chief is not heeded the first time it
shall be uttered again and then if no attention is given a
third complaint and warning shall be given. If the Lord is
contumacious the matter shall go to the council of War Chiefs.
The War Chiefs shall then divest the erring Lord of his title
by order of the women in whom the titleship is vested. When
the Lord is deposed the women shall notify the Confederate
Lords through their War Chief, and the Confederate Lords shall
sanction the act. The women will then select another of their
sons as a candidate and the Lords shall elect him. Then shall
the chosen one be installed by the Installation Ceremony.
When a Lord is to be deposed, his War Chief shall address
him as follows:

"So you, __________, disregard and set at naught the
warnings of your women relatives. So you fling the warnings
over your shoulder to cast them behind you.
"Behold the brightness of the Sun and in the brightness of
the Sun's light I depose you of your title and remove the
sacred emblem of your Lordship title. I remove from your brow
the deer's antlers, which was the emblem of your position and
token of your nobility. I now depose you and return the
antlers to the women whose heritage they are."

The War Chief shall now address the women of the deposed
Lord and say:

"Mothers, as I have now deposed your Lord, I now return to
you the emblem and the title of Lordship, therefore repossess

Again addressing himself to the deposed Lord he shall say:

"As I have now deposed and discharged you so you are now
no longer Lord. You shall now go your way alone, the rest of
the people of the Confederacy will not go with you, for we know
not the kind of mind that possesses you. As the Creator has
nothing to do with wrong so he will not come to rescue you from
the precipice of destruction in which you have cast yourself.
You shall never be restored to the position which you once

Then shall the War Chief address himself to the Lords of
the Nation to which the deposed Lord belongs and say:

"Know you, my Lords, that I have taken the deer's antlers
from the brow of ___________, the emblem of his position and
token of his greatness."

The Lords of the Confederacy shall then have no other
alternative than to sanction the discharge of the offending

20. If a Lord of the Confederacy of the Five Nations should
commit murder the other Lords of the Nation shall assemble at
the place where the corpse lies and prepare to depose the
criminal Lord. If it is impossible to meet at the scene of the
crime the Lords shall discuss the matter at the next Council of
their Nation and request their War Chief to depose the Lord
guilty of crime, to "bury" his women relatives and to transfer
the Lordship title to a sister family.
The War Chief shall address the Lord guilty of murder and

"So you, __________ (giving his name) did kill __________
(naming the slain man), with your own hands! You have comitted
a grave sin in the eyes of the Creator. Behold the bright
light of the Sun, and in the brightness of the Sun's light I
depose you of your title and remove the horns, the sacred
emblems of your Lordship title. I remove from your brow the
deer's antlers, which was the emblem of your position and token
of your nobility. I now depose you and expel you and you shall
depart at once from the territory of the Five Nations
Confederacy and nevermore return again. We, the Five Nations
Confederacy, moreover, bury your women relatives because the
ancient Lordship title was never intended to have any union
with bloodshed. Henceforth it shall not be their heritage.
By the evil deed that you have done they have forfeited it

The War Chief shall then hand the title to a sister
family and he shall address it and say:

"Our mothers, ____________, listen attentively while I
address you on a solemn and important subject. I hereby
transfer to you an ancient Lordship title for a great calamity
has befallen it in the hands of the family of a former Lord.
We trust that you, our mothers, will always guard it, and that
you will warn your Lord always to be dutiful and to advise his
people to ever live in love, poeace and harmony that a great
calamity may never happen again."

21. Certain physical defects in a Confederate Lord make him
ineligible to sit in the Confederate Council. Such defects are
infancy, idiocy, blindness, deafness, dumbness and impotency.
When a Confederate Lord is restricted by any of these
condition, a deputy shall be appointed by his sponsors to act
for him, but in case of extreme necessity the restricted Lord
may exercise his rights.

22. If a Confederate Lord desires to resign his title he shall
notify the Lords of the Nation of which he is a member of his
intention. If his coactive Lords refuse to accept his
resignation he may not resign his title.
A Lord in proposing to resign may recommend any proper
candidate which recommendation shall be received by the Lords,
but unless confirmed and nominated by the women who hold the
title the candidate so named shall not be considered.

23. Any Lord of the Five Nations Confederacy may construct
shell strings (or wampum belts) of any size or length as
pledges or records of matters of national or international
When it is necessary to dispatch a shell string by a War
Chief or other messenger as the token of a summons, the
messenger shall recite the contents of the string to the party
to whom it is sent. That party shall repeat the message and
return the shell string and if there has been a sumons he shall
make ready for the journey.
Any of the people of the Five Nations may use shells (or
wampum) as the record of a pledge, contract or an agreement
entered into and the same shall be binding as soon as shell
strings shall have been exchanged by both parties.

24. The Lords of the Confederacy of the Five Nations shall be
mentors of the people for all time. The thickness of their
skin shall be seven spans -- which is to say that they shall
be proof against anger, offensive actions and criticism. Their
hearts shall be full of peace and good will and their minds
filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of the
Confederacy. With endless patience they shall carry out their
duty and their firmness shall be tempered with a tenderness for
their people. Neither anger nor fury shall find lodgement in
their minds and all their words and actions shall be marked by
calm deliberation.

25. If a Lord of the Confederacy should seek to establish any
authority independent of the jurisdiction of the Confederacy of
the Great Peace, which is the Five Nations, he shall be warned
three times in open council, first by the women relatives,
second by the men relatives and finally by the Lords of the
Confederacy of the Nation to which he belongs. If the
offending Lord is still obdurate he shall be dismissed by the
War Chief of his nation for refusing to conform to the laws of
the Great Peace. His nation shall then install the candidate
nominated by the female name holders of his family.

26. It shall be the duty of all of the Five Nations
Confederate Lords, from time to time as occasion demands, to
act as mentors and spiritual guides of their people and remind
them of their Creator's will and words. They shall say:

"Hearken, that peace may continue unto future days!
"Always listen to the words of the Great Creator, for he
has spoken.
"United people, let not evil find lodging in your minds.
"For the Great Creator has spoken and the cause of Peace
shall not become old.
"The cause of peace shall not die if you remember the
Great Creator."

Every Confederate Lord shall speak words such as these to
promote peace.

27. All Lords of the Five Nations Confederacy must be honest
in all things. They must not idle or gossip, but be men
possessing those honorable qualities that make true royaneh.
It shall be a serious wrong for anyone to lead a Lord into
trivial affairs, for the people must ever hold their Lords high
in estimation out of respect to their honorable positions.

28. When a candidate Lord is to be installed he shall furnish
four strings of shells (or wampum) one span in length bound
together at one end. Such will constitute the evidence of his
pledge to the Confederate Lords that he will live according to
the constitution of the Great Peace and exercise justice in all
When the pledge is furnished the Speaker of the Council
must hold the shell strings in his hand and address the
opposite side of the Council Fire and he shall commence his
address saying: "Now behold him. He has now become a
Confederate Lord. See how splendid he looks." An address may
then follow. At the end of it he shall send the bunch of shell
strings to the oposite side and they shall be received as
evidence of the pledge. Then shall the opposite side say:
"We now do crown you with the sacred emblem of the deer's
antlers, the emblem of your Lordship. You shall now become a
mentor of the people of the Five Nations. The thickness of
your skin shall be seven spans -- which is to say that you
shall be proof against anger, offensive actions and criticism.
Your heart shall be filled with peace and good will and your
mind filled with a yearning for the welfare of the people of
the Confederacy. With endless patience you shall carry out
your duty and your firmness shall be tempered with tenderness
for your people. Neither anger nor fury shall find lodgement
in your mind and all your words and actions shall be marked
with calm deliberation. In all of your deliberations in the
Confederate Council, in your efforts at law making, in all your
official acts, self interest shall be cast into oblivion. Cast
not over your shoulder behind you the warnings of the nephews
and nieces should they chide you for any error or wrong you may
do, but return to the way of the Great Law which is just and
right. Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and
have always in view not only the present but also the coming
generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface
of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation."

29. When a Lordship title is to be conferred, the candidate
Lord shall furnish the cooked venison, the corn bread and the
corn soup, together with other necessary things and the labor
for the Conferring of Titles Festival.

30. The Lords of the Confederacy may confer the Lordship title
upon a candidate whenever the Great Law is recited, if there be
a candidate, for the Great Law speaks all the rules.

31. If a Lord of the Confederacy should become seriously ill
and be thought near death, the women who are heirs of his title
shall go to his house and lift his crown of deer antlers, the
emblem of his Lordship, and place them at one side. If the
Creator spares him and he rises from his bed of sickness he may
rise with the antlers on his brow.
The following words shall be used to temporarily remove
the antlers:

"Now our comrade Lord (or our relative Lord) the time has
come when we must approach you in your illness. We remove for
a time the deer's antlers from your brow, we remove the emblem
of your Lordship title. The Great Law has decreed that no Lord
should end his life with the antlers on his brow. We therefore
lay them aside in the room. If the Creator spares you and you
recover from your illness you shall rise from your bed with the
antlers on your brow as before and you shall resume your duties
as Lord of the Confederacy and you may labor again for the
Confederate people."

32. If a Lord of the Confederacy should die while the Council
of the Five Nations is in session the Council shall adjourn for
ten days. No Confederate Council shall sit within ten days of
the death of a Lord of the Confederacy.
If the Three Brothers (the Mohawk, the Onondaga and the
Seneca) should lose one of their Lords by death, the Younger
Brothers (the Oneida and the Cayuga) shall come to the
surviving Lords of the Three Brothers on the tenth day and
console them. If the Younger Brothers lose one of their Lords
then the Three Brothers shall come to them and console them.
And the consolation shall be the reading of the contents of the
thirteen shell (wampum) strings of Ayonhwhathah. At the
termination of this rite a successor shall be appointed, to be
appointed by the women heirs of the Lordship title. If the
women are not yet ready to place their nominee before the Lords
the Speaker shall say, "Come let us go out." All shall leave
the Council or the place of gathering. The installation shall
then wait until such a time as the women are ready. The
Speaker shall lead the way from the house by saying, "Let us
depart to the edge of the woods and lie in waiting on our
When the women title holders shall have chosen one of
their sons the Confederate Lords will assemble in two places,
the Younger Brothers in one place and the Three Older Brothers
in another. The Lords who are to console the mourning Lords
shall choose one of their number to sing the Pacification Hymn
as they journey to the sorrowing Lords. The singer shall lead
the way and the Lords and the people shall follow. When they
reach the sorrowing Lords they shall hail the candidate Lord
and perform the rite of Conferring the Lordship Title.

33. When a Confederate Lord dies, the surviving relatives
shall immediately dispatch a messenger, a member of another
clan, to the Lords in another locality. When the runner comes
within hailing distance of the locality he shall utter a sad
wail, thus: "Kwa-ah, Kwa-ah, Kwa-ah!" The sound shall be
repeated three times and then again and again at intervals as
many times as the distance may require. When the runner
arrives at the settlement the people shall assemble and one
must ask him the nature of his sad message. He shall then say,
"Let us consider." Then he shall tell them of the death of the
Lord. He shall deliver to them a string of shells (wampum) and
say "Here is the testimony, you have heard the message." He
may then return home.
It now becomes the duty of the Lords of the locality to
send runners to other localities and each locality shall send
other messengers until all Lords are notified. Runners shall
travel day and night.

34. If a Lord dies and there is no candidate qualified for the
office in the family of the women title holders, the Lords of
the Nation shall give the title into the hands of a sister
family in the clan until such a time as the original family
produces a candidate, when the title shall be restored to the
rightful owners.
No Lordship title may be carried into the grave. The
Lords of the Confederacy may dispossess a dead Lord of his
title even at the grave.

Election of Pine Tree Chiefs

35. Should any man of the Nation assist with special ability
or show great interest in the affairs of the Nation, if he
proves himself wise, honest and worthy of confidence, the
Confederate Lords may elect him to a seat with them and he may
sit in the Confederate Council. He shall be proclaimed a 'Pine
Tree sprung up for the Nation' and shall be installed as such
at the next assembly for the installation of Lords. Should he
ever do anything contrary to the rules of the Great Peace, he
may not be deposed from office -- no one shall cut him down --
but thereafter everyone shall be deaf to his voice and his
advice. Should he resign his seat and title no one shall
prevent him. A Pine Tree chief has no authority to name a
successor nor is his title hereditary.

Names, Duties and Rights of War Chiefs

36. The title names of the Chief Confederate Lords' War Chiefs
shall be:

Ayonwaehs, War Chief under Lord Takarihoken (Mohawk)
Kahonwahdironh, War Chief under Lord Odatshedeh (Oneida)
Ayendes, War Chief under Lord Adodarhoh (Onondaga)
Wenenhs, War Chief under Lord Dekaenyonh (Cayuga)
Shoneradowaneh, War Chief under Lord Skanyadariyo (Seneca)

The women heirs of each head Lord's title shall be the
heirs of the War Chief's title of their respective Lord.
The War Chiefs shall be selected from the eligible sons of
the female families holding the head Lordship titles.

37. There shall be one War Chief for each Nation and their
duties shall be to carry messages for their Lords and to take
up the arms of war in case of emergency. They shall not
participate in the proceedings of the Confederate Council but
shall watch its progress and in case of an erroneous action by
a Lord they shall receive the complaints of the people and
convey the warnings of the women to him. The people who wish
to convey messages to the Lords in the Confederate Council
shall do so through the War Chief of their Nation. It shall
ever be his duty to lay the cases, questions and propositions
of the people before the Confederate Council.

38. When a War Chief dies another shall be installed by the
same rite as that by which a Lord is installed.

39. If a War Chief acts contrary to instructions or against
the provisions of the Laws of the Great Peace, doing so in the
capacity of his office, he shall be deposed by his women
relatives and by his men relatives. Either the women or the
men alone or jointly may act in such a case. The women title
holders shall then choose another candidate.

40. When the Lords of the Confederacy take occasion to
dispatch a messenger in behalf of the Confederate Council,
they shall wrap up any matter they may send and instruct the
messenger to remember his errand, to turn not aside but to
proceed faithfully to his destination and deliver his message
according to every instruction.

41. If a message borne by a runner is the warning of an
invasion he shall whoop, "Kwa-ah, Kwa-ah," twice and repeat
at short intervals; then again at a longer interval.
If a human being is found dead, the finder shall not touch
the body but return home immediately shouting at short
intervals, "Koo-weh!"

Clans and Consanguinity

42. Among the Five Nations and their posterity there shall be
the following original clans: Great Name Bearer, Ancient Name
Bearer, Great Bear, Ancient Bear, Turtle, Painted Turtle,
Standing Rock, Large Plover, Deer, Pigeon Hawk, Eel, Ball,
Opposite-Side-of-the-Hand, and Wild Potatoes. These clans
distributed through their respective Nations, shall be the sole
owners and holders of the soil of the country and in them is it
vested as a birthright.

43. People of the Five Nations members of a certain clan shall
recognize every other member of that clan, irrespective of the
Nation, as relatives. Men and women, therefore, members of the
same clan are forbidden to marry.

44. The lineal descent of the people of the Five Nations shall
run in the female line. Women shall be considered the
progenitors of the Nation. They shall own the land and the
soil. Men and women shall follow the status of the mother.

45. The women heirs of the Confederated Lordship titles shall
be called Royaneh (Noble) for all time to come.

46. The women of the Forty Eight (now fifty) Royaneh families
shall be the heirs of the Authorized Names for all time to come.
When an infant of the Five Nations is given an Authorized
Name at the Midwinter Festival or at the Ripe Corn Festival,
one in the cousinhood of which the infant is a member shall be
appointed a speaker. He shall then announce to the opposite
cousinhood the names of the father and the mother of the child
together with the clan of the mother. Then the speaker shall
announce the child's name twice. The uncle of the child shall
then take the child in his arms and walking up and down the
room shall sing: "My head is firm, I am of the Confederacy."
As he sings the opposite cousinhood shall respond by chanting,
"Hyenh, Hyenh, Hyenh, Hyenh," until the song is ended.

47. If the female heirs of a Confederate Lord's title become
extinct, the title right shall be given by the Lords of the
Confederacy to the sister family whom they shall elect and that
family shall hold the name and transmit it to their (female)
heirs, but they shall not appoint any of their sons as a
candidate for a title until all the eligible men of the former
family shall have died or otherwise have become ineligible.

48. If all the heirs of a Lordship title become extinct, and
all the families in the clan, then the title shall be given by
the Lords of the Confederacy to the family in a sister clan
whom they shall elect.

49. If any of the Royaneh women, heirs of a titleship, shall
wilfully withhold a Lordship or other title and refuse to
bestow it, or if such heirs abandon, forsake or despise their
heritage, then shall such women be deemed buried and their
family extinct. The titleship shall then revert to a sister
family or clan upon application and complaint. The Lords of
the Confederacy shall elect the family or clan which shall in
future hold the title.

50. The Royaneh women of the Confederacy heirs of the Lordship
titles shall elect two women of their family as cooks for the
Lord when the people shall assemble at his house for business
or other purposes.
It is not good nor honorable for a Confederate Lord to
allow his people whom he has called to go hungry.

51. When a Lord holds a conference in his home, his wife, if
she wishes, may prepare the food for the Union Lords who
assemble with him. This is an honorable right which she may
exercise and an expression of her esteem.

52. The Royaneh women, heirs of the Lordship titles, shall,
should it be necessary, correct and admonish the holders of
their titles. Those only who attend the Council may do this
and those who do not shall not object to what has been said nor
strive to undo the action.

53. When the Royaneh women, holders of a Lordship title,
select one of their sons as a candidate, they shall select one
who is trustworthy, of good character, of honest disposition,
one who manages his own affairs, supports his own family, if
any, and who has proven a faithful man to his Nation.

54. When a Lordship title becomes vacant through death or
other cause, the Royaneh women of the clan in which the title
is hereditary shall hold a council and shall choose one from
among their sons to fill the office made vacant. Such a
candidate shall not be the father of any Confederate Lord.
If the choice is unanimous the name is referred to the men
relatives of the clan. If they should disapprove it shall be
their duty to select a candidate from among their own number.
If then the men and women are unable to decide which of the two
candidates shall be named, then the matter shall be referred to
the Confederate Lords in the Clan. They shall decide which
candidate shall be named. If the men and the women agree to a
candidate his name shall be referred to the sister clans for
confirmation. If the sister clans confirm the choice, they
shall refer their action to their Confederate Lords who shall
ratify the choice and present it to their cousin Lords, and if
the cousin Lords confirm the name then the candidate shall be
installed by the proper ceremony for the conferring of Lordship

Official Symbolism

55. A large bunch of shell strings, in the making of which the
Five Nations Confederate Lords have equally contributed, shall
symbolize the completeness of the union and certify the pledge
of the nations represented by the Confederate Lords of the
Mohawk, the Oneida, the Onondaga, the Cayuga and the Senecca,
that all are united and formed into one body or union called
the Union of the Great Law, which they have established.
A bunch of shell strings is to be the symbol of the
council fire of the Five Nations Confederacy. And the Lord
whom the council of Fire Keepers shall appoint to speak for
them in opening the council shall hold the strands of shells
in his hands when speaking. When he finishes speaking he shall
deposit the strings on an elevated place (or pole) so that all
the assembled Lords and the people may see it and know that the
council is open and in progress.
When the council adjourns the Lord who has been appointed
by his comrade Lords to close it shall take the strands of
shells in his hands and address the assembled Lords. Thus will
the council adjourn until such time and place as appointed by
the council. Then shall the shell strings be placed in a place
for safekeeping.
Every five years the Five Nations Confederate Lords and
the people shall assemble together and shall ask one another if
their minds are still in the same spirit of unity for the Great
Binding Law and if any of the Five Nations shall not pledge
continuance and steadfastness to the pledge of unity then the
Great Binding Law shall dissolve.

56. Five strings of shell tied together as one shall represent
the Five Nations. Each string shall represent one territory
and the whole a completely united territory known as the Five
Nations Confederate territory.

57. Five arrows shall be bound together very strong and each
arrow shall represent one nation. As the five arrows are
strongly bound this shall symbolize the complete union of the
nations. Thus are the Five Nations united completely and
enfolded together, united into one head, one body and one
mind. Therefore they shall labor, legislate and council
together for the interest of future generations.
The Lords of the Confederacy shall eat together from one
bowl the feast of cooked beaver's tail. While they are eating
they are to use no sharp utensils for if they should they might
accidentally cut one another and bloodshed would follow. All
measures must be taken to prevent the spilling of blood in any

58. There are now the Five Nations Confederate Lords standing
with joined hands in a circle. This signifies and provides
that should any one of the Confederate Lords leave the council
and this Confederacy his crown of deer's horns, the emblem of
his Lordship title, together with his birthright, shall lodge
on the arms of the Union Lords whose hands are so joined. He
forfeits his title and the crown falls from his brow but it
shall remain in the Confederacy.
A further meaning of this is that if any time any one of
the Confederate Lords choose to submit to the law of a foreign
people he is no longer in but out of the Confederacy, and
persons of this class shall be called "They have alienated
themselves." Likewise such persons who submit to laws of
foreign nations shall forfeit all birthrights and claims on
the Five Nations Confederacy and territory.
You, the Five Nations Confederate Lords, be firm so that
if a tree falls on your joined arms it shall not separate or
weaken your hold. So shall the strength of the union be

59. A bunch of wampum shells on strings, three spans of the
hand in length, the upper half of the bunch being white and the
lower half black, and formed from equal contributions of the
men of the Five Nations, shall be a token that the men have
combined themselves into one head, one body and one thought,
and it shall also symbolize their ratification of the peace
pact of the Confederacy, whereby the Lords of the Five Nations
have established the Great Peace.
The white portion of the shell strings represent the women
and the black portion the men. The black portion, furthermore,
is a token of power and authority vested in the men of the Five
This string of wampum vests the people with the right to
correct their erring Lords. In case a part or all the Lords
pursue a course not vouched for by the people and heed not the
third warning of their women relatives, then the matter shall
be taken to the General Council of the women of the Five
Nations. If the Lords notified and warned three times fail to
heed, then the case falls into the hands of the men of the Five
Nations. The War Chiefs shall then, by right of such power and
authority, enter the open concil to warn the Lord or Lords to
return from the wrong course. If the Lords heed the warning
they shall say, "we will reply tomorrow." If then an answer is
returned in favor of justice and in accord with this Great Law,
then the Lords shall individualy pledge themselves again by
again furnishing the necessary shells for the pledge. Then
shall the War Chief or Chiefs exhort the Lords urging them to
be just and true.
Should it happen that the Lords refuse to heed the third
warning, then two courses are open: either the men may decide
in their council to depose the Lord or Lords or to club them to
death with war clubs. Should they in their council decide to
take the first course the War Chief shall address the Lord or
Lords, saying: "Since you the Lords of the Five Nations have
refused to return to the procedure of the Constitution, we now
declare your seats vacant, we take off your horns, the token of
your Lordship, and others shall be chosen and installed in your
seats, therefore vacate your seats."
Should the men in their council adopt the second course,
the War Chief shall order his men to enter the council, to take
positions beside the Lords, sitting bewteen them wherever
possible. When this is accomplished the War Chief holding in
his outstretched hand a bunch of black wampum strings shall say
to the erring Lords: "So now, Lords of the Five United Nations,
harken to these last words from your men. You have not heeded
the warnings of the women relatives, you have not heeded the
warnings of the General Council of women and you have not
heeded the warnings of the men of the nations, all urging you
to return to the right course of action. Since you are
determined to resist and to withhold justice from your people
there is only one course for us to adopt." At this point the
War Chief shall let drop the bunch of black wampum and the men
shall spring to their feet and club the erring Lords to death.
Any erring Lord may submit before the War Chief lets fall the
black wampum. Then his execution is withheld.
The black wampum here used symbolizes that the power to
execute is buried but that it may be raised up again by the
men. It is buried but when occasion arises they may pull it
up and derive their power and authority to act as here

60. A broad dark belt of wampum of thirty-eight rows, having a
white heart in the center, on either side of which are two
white squares all connected with the heart by white rows of
beads shall be the emblem of the unity of the Five Nations.
[ ed note: This is the Hiawatha Belt, now in the
Congressional Library. ]
The first of the squares on the left represents the Mohawk
nation and its territory; the second square on the left and the
one near the heart, represents the Oneida nation and its
territory; the white heart in the middle represents the
Onondaga nation and its territory, and it also means that the
heart of the Five Nations is single in its loyalty to the Great
Peace, that the Great Peace is lodged in the heart (meaning the
Onondaga Lords), and that the Council Fire is to burn there for
the Five Nations, and further, it means that the authority is
given to advance the cause of peace whereby hostile nations out
of the Confederacy shall cease warfare; the white square to the
right of the heart represents the Cayuga nation and its
territory and the fourth and last white square represents the
Seneca nation and its territory.
White shall here symbolize that no evil or jealous
thoughts shall creep into the minds of the Lords while in
Council under the Great Peace. White, the emblem of peace,
love, charity and equity surrounds and guards the Five Nations.

61. Should a great calamity threaten the generations rising
and living of the Five United Nations, then he who is able to
climb to the top of the Tree of the Great Long Leaves may do
so. When, then, he reaches the top of the tree he shall look
about in all directions, and, should he see that evil things
indeed are approaching, then he shall call to the people of the
Five United Nations assembled beneath the Tree of the Great
Long Leaves and say: "A calamity threatens your happiness."
Then shall the Lords convene in council and discuss the
impending evil.
When all the truths relating to the trouble shall be
fully known and found to be truths, then shall the people seek
out a Tree of Ka-hon-ka-ah-go-nah, [ a great swamp Elm ], and
when they shall find it they shall assemble their heads
together and lodge for a time between its roots. Then, their
labors being finished, they may hope for happiness for many
days after.

62. When the Confederate Council of the Five Nations declares
for a reading of the belts of shell calling to mind these laws,
they shall provide for the reader a specially made mat woven of
the fibers of wild hemp. The mat shall not be used again, for
such formality is called the honoring of the importance of the

63. Should two sons of opposite sides of the council fire
agree in a desire to hear the reciting of the laws of the
Great Peace and so refresh their memories in the way ordained
by the founder of the Confederacy, they shall notify Adodarho.
He then shall consult with five of his coactive Lords and they
in turn shall consult with their eight brethern. Then should
they decide to accede to the request of the two sons from
opposite sides of the Council Fire, Adodarho shall send
messengers to notify the Chief Lords of each of the Five
Nations. Then they shall despatch their War Chiefs to notify
their brother and cousin Lords of the meeting and its time and
When all have come and have assembled, Adodarhoh, in
conjunction with his cousin Lords, shall appoint one Lord who
shall repeat the laws of the Great Peace. Then shall they
announce who they have chosen to repeat the laws of the Great
Peace to the two sons. Then shall the chosen one repeat the
laws of the Great Peace.

64. At the ceremony of the installation of Lords if there is
only one expert speaker and singer of the law and the
Pacification Hymn to stand at the council fire, then when this
speaker and singer has finished addressing one side of the fire
he shall go to the oposite side and reply to his own speech and
song. He shall thus act for both sidesa of the fire until the
entire ceremony has been completed. Such a speaker and singer
shall be termed the "Two Faced" because he speaks and sings for
both sides of the fire.

65. I, Dekanawida, and the Union Lords, now uproot the tallest
pine tree and into the cavity thereby made we cast all weapons
of war. Into the depths of the earth, down into the deep
underearth currents of water flowing to unknown regions we cast
all the weapons of strife. We bury them from sight and we
plant again the tree. Thus shall the Great Peace be
established and hostilities shall no longer be known between
the Five Nations but peace to the United People.

Laws of Adoption

66. The father of a child of great comliness, learning,
ability or specially loved because of some circumstance may, at
the will of the child's clan, select a name from his own (the
father's) clan and bestow it by ceremony, such as is provided.
This naming shall be only temporary and shall be called, "A
name hung about the neck."

67. Should any person, a member of the Five Nations'
Confederacy, specially esteem a man or woman of another clan or
of a foreign nation, he may choose a name and bestow it upon
that person so esteemed. The naming shall be in accord with
the ceremony of bestowing names. Such a name is only a
temporary one and shall be called "A name hung about the
neck." A short string of shells shall be delivered with the
name as a record and a pledge.

68. Should any member of the Five Nations, a family or person
belonging to a foreign nation submit a proposal for adoption
into a clan of one of the Five Nations, he or they shall
furnish a string of shells, a span in length, as a pledge to
the clan into which he or they wish to be adopted. The Lords
of the nation shall then consider the proposal and submit a

69. Any member of the Five Nations who through esteem or other
feeling wishes to adopt an individual, a family or number of
families may offer adoption to him or them and if accepted the
matter shall be brought to the attention of the Lords for
confirmation and the Lords must confirm adoption.

70. When the adoption of anyone shall have been confirmed by
the Lords of the Nation, the Lords shall address the people of
their nation and say: "Now you of our nation, be informed that
such a person, such a family or such families have ceased
forever to bear their birth nation's name and have buried it in
the depths of the earth. Henceforth let no one of our nation
ever mention the original name or nation of their birth. To do
so will be to hasten the end of our peace.

Laws of Emigration

71. When any person or family belonging to the Five Nations
desires to abandon their birth nation and the territory of the
Five Nations, they shall inform the Lords of their nation and
the Confederate Council of the Five Nations shall take
cognizance of it.

72. When any person or any of the people of the Five Nations
emigrate and reside in a region distant from the territory of
the Five Nations Confederacy, the Lords of the Five Nations at
will may send a messenger carrying a broad belt of black shells
and when the messenger arrives he shall call the people
together or address them personally displaying the belt of
shells and they shall know that this is an order for them to
return to their original homes and to their council fires.

Rights of Foreign Nations

73. The soil of the earth from one end of the land to the
other is the property of the people who inhabit it. By
birthright the Ongwehonweh (Original beings) are the owners
of the soil which they own and occupy and none other may hold
it. The same law has been held from the oldest times.
The Great Creator has made us of the one blood and of the
same soil he made us and as only different tongues constitute
different nations he established different hunting grounds and
territories and made boundary lines between them.

74. When any alien nation or individual is admitted into the
Five Nations the admission shall be understood only to be a
temporary one. Should the person or nation create loss, do
wrong or cause suffering of any kind to endanger the peace of
the Confederacy, the Confederate Lords shall order one of their
war chiefs to reprimand him or them and if a similar offence is
again committed the offending party or parties shall be
expelled from the territory of the Five United Nations.

75. When a member of an alien nation comes to the territory
of the Five Nations and seeks refuge and permanent residence,
the Lords of the Nation to which he comes shall extend
hospitality and make him a member of the nation. Then shall he
be accorded equal rights and privileges in all matters except
as after mentioned.

76. No body of alien people who have been adopted temporarily
shall have a vote in the council of the Lords of the
Confederacy, for only they who have been invested with Lordship
titles may vote in the Council. Aliens have nothing by blood
to make claim to a vote and should they have it, not knowing
all the traditions of the Confederacy, might go against its
Great Peace. In this manner the Great Peace would be
endangered and perhaps be destroyed.

77. When the Lords of the Confederacy decide to admit a
foreign nation and an adoption is made, the Lords shall inform
the adopted nation that its admission is only temporary. They
shall also say to the nation that it must never try to control,
to interfere with or to injure the Five Nations nor disregard
the Great Peace or any of its rules or customs. That in no way
should they cause disturbance or injury. Then should the
adopted nation disregard these injunctions, their adoption
shall be annuled and they shall be expelled.
The expulsion shall be in the following manner: The
council shall appoint one of their War Chiefs to convey the
message of annulment and he shall say, "You (naming the nation)
listen to me while I speak. I am here to inform you again of
the will of the Five Nations' Council. It was clearly made
known to you at a former time. Now the Lords of the Five
Nations have decided to expel you and cast you out. We disown
you now and annul your adoption. Therefore you must look for a
path in which to go and lead away all your people. It was you,
not we, who committed wrong and caused this sentence of
annulment. So then go your way and depart from the territory
of the Five Nations and from the Confederacy."

78. Whenever a foreign nation enters the Confederacy or
accepts the Great Peace, the Five Nations and the foreign
nation shall enter into an agreement and compact by which the
foreign nation shall endeavor to pursuade other nations to
accept the Great Peace.

Rights and Powers of War

79. Skanawatih shall be vested with a double office, duty and
with double authority. One-half of his being shall hold the
Lordship title and the other half shall hold the title of War
Chief. In the event of war he shall notify the five War Chiefs
of the Confederacy and command them to prepare for war and have
their men ready at the appointed time and place for engagement
with the enemy of the Great Peace.

80. When the Confederate Council of the Five Nations has for
its object the establishment of the Great Peace among the
people of an outside nation and that nation refuses to accept
the Great Peace, then by such refusal they bring a declaration
of war upon themselves from the Five Nations. Then shall the
Five Nations seek to establish the Great Peace by a conquest
of the rebellious nation.

81. When the men of the Five Nations, now called forth to
become warriors, are ready for battle with an obstinate
opposing nation that has refused to accept the Great Peace,
then one of the five War Chiefs shall be chosen by the warriors
of the Five Nations to lead the army into battle. It shall be
the duty of the War Chief so chosen to come before his warriors
and address them. His aim shall be to impress upon them the
necessity of good behavior and strict obedience to all the
commands of the War Chiefs. He shall deliver an oration
exhorting them with great zeal to be brave and courageous and
never to be guilty of cowardice. At the conclusion of his
oration he shall march forward and commence the War Song and he
shall sing:

Now I am greatly surprised
And, therefore I shall use it --
The powerr of my War Song.
I am of the Five Nations
And I shall make supplication
To the Almighty Creator.
He has furnished this army.
My warriors shall be mighty
In the strength of the Creator.
Between him and my song they are
For it was he who gave the song
This war song that I sing!

82. When the warriors of the Five Nations are on an
expedition against an enemy, the War Chief shall sing the War
Song as he approaches the country of the enemy and not cease
until his scouts have reported that the army is near the
enemies' lines when the War Chief shall approach with great
caution and prepare for the attack.

83. When peace shall have been established by the termination
of the war against a foreign nation, then the War Chief shall
cause all the weapons of war to be taken from the nation. Then
shall the Great Peace be established and that nation shall
observe all the rules of the Great Peace for all time to come.

84. Whenever a foreign nation is conquered or has by their
own will accepted the Great Peace their own system of internal
government may continue, but they must cease all warfare
against other nations.

85. Whenever a war against a foreign nation is pushed until
that nation is about exterminated because of its refusal to
accept the Great Peace and if that nation shall by its obstinacy
become exterminated, all their rights, property and territory
shall become the property of the Five Nations.

86. Whenever a foreign nation is conquered and the survivors
are brought into the territory of the Five Nations' Confederacy
and placed under the Great Peace the two shall be known as the
Conqueror and the Conquered. A symbolic relationship shall be
devised and be placed in some symbolic position. The conquered
nation shall have no voice in the councils of the Confederacy
in the body of the Lords.

87. When the War of the Five Nations on a foreign rebellious
nation is ended, peace shall be restored to that nation by a
withdrawal of all their weapons of war by the War Chief of the
Five Nations. When all the terms of peace shall have been
agreed upon a state of friendship shall be established.

88. When the proposition to establish the Great Peace is
made to a foreign nation it shall be done in mutual council.
The foreign nation is to be persuaded by reason and urged to
come into the Great Peace. If the Five Nations fail to obtain
the consent of the nation at the first council a second council
shall be held and upon a second failure a third council shall
be held and this third council shall end the peaceful methods
of persuasion. At the third council the War Chief of the Five
nations shall address the Chief of the foreign nation and
request him three times to accept the Great Peace. If refusal
steadfastly follows the War Chief shall let the bunch of white
lake shells drop from his outstretched hand to the ground and
shall bound quickly forward and club the offending chief to
death. War shall thereby be declared and the War Chief shall
have his warriors at his back to meet any emergency. War must
continue until the contest is won by the Five Nations.

89. When the Lords of the Five Nations propose to meet in
conference with a foreign nation with proposals for an
acceptance of the Great Peace, a large band of warriors shall
conceal themselves in a secure place safe from the espionage
of the foreign nation but as near at hand as possible. Two
warriors shall accompany the Union Lord who carries the
proposals and these warriors shall be especially cunning.
Should the Lord be attacked, these warriors shall hasten back
to the army of warriors with the news of the calamity which
fell through the treachery of the foreign nation.

90. When the Five Nations' Council declares war any Lord of
the Confederacy may enlist with the warriors by temporarily
renouncing his sacred Lordship title which he holds through the
election of his women relatives. The title then reverts to
them and they may bestow it upon another temporarily until the
war is over when the Lord, if living, may resume his title and
seat in the Council.

91. A certain wampum belt of black beads shall be the emblem
of the authority of the Five War Chiefs to take up the weapons
of war and with their men to resist invasion. This shall be
called a war in defense of the territory.

Treason or Secession of a Nation

92. If a nation, part of a nation, or more than one nation
within the Five Nations should in any way endeavor to destroy
the Great Peace by neglect or violating its laws and resolve to
dissolve the Confederacy, such a nation or such nations shall
be deemed guilty of treason and called enemies of the
Confederacy and the Great Peace.
It shall then be the duty of the Lords of the Confederacy
who remain faithful to resolve to warn the offending people.
They shall be warned once and if a second warning is necessary
they shall be driven from the territory of the Confederacy by
the War Chiefs and his men.

Rights of the People of the Five Nations

93. Whenever a specially important matter or a great emergency
is presented before the Confederate Council and the nature of
the matter affects the entire body of the Five Nations,
threatening their utter ruin, then the Lords of the Confederacy
must submit the matter to the decision of their people and the
decision of the people shall affect the decision of the
Confederate Council. This decision shall be a confirmation of
the voice of the people.

94. The men of every clan of the Five Nations shall have a
Council Fire ever burning in readiness for a council of the
clan. When it seems necessary for a council to be held to
discuss the welfare of the clans, then the men may gather
about the fire. This council shall have the same rights
as the council of the women.

95. The women of every clan of the Five Nations shall have
a Council Fire ever burning in readiness for a council of the
clan. When in their opinion it seems necessary for the
interest of the people they shall hold a council and their
decisions and recommendations shall be introduced before the
Council of the Lords by the War Chief for its consideration.

96. All the Clan council fires of a nation or of the Five
Nations may unite into one general council fire, or delegates
from all the council fires may be appointeed to unite in a
general council for discussing the interests of the people.
The people shall have the right to make appointments and to
delegate their power to others of their number. When their
council shall have come to a conclusion on any matter, their
decision shall be reported to the Council of the Nation or to
the Confederate Council (as the case may require) by the War
Chief or the War Chiefs.

97. Before the real people united their nations, each nation
had its council fires. Before the Great Peace their councils
were held. The five Council Fires shall continue to burn as
before and they are not quenched. The Lords of each nation in
future shall settle their nation's affairs at this council fire
governed always by the laws and rules of the council of the
Confederacy and by the Great Peace.

98. If either a nephew or a niece see an irregularity in the
performance of the functions of the Great Peace and its laws,
in the Confederate Council or in the conferring of Lordship
titles in an improper way, through their War Chief they may
demand that such actions become subject to correction and that
the matter conform to the ways prescribed by the laws of the
Great Peace.

Religious Ceremonies Protected

99. The rites and festivals of each nation shall remain
undisturbed and shall continue as before because they were
given by the people of old times as useful and necessary
for the good of men.

100. It shall be the duty of the Lords of each brotherhood
to confer at the approach of the time of the Midwinter
Thanksgiving and to notify their people of the approaching
festival. They shall hold a council over the matter and
arrange its details and begin the Thanksgiving five days
after the moon of Dis-ko-nah is new. The people shall
assemble at the appointed place and the nephews shall notify
the people of the time and place. From the beginning to
the end the Lords shall preside over the Thanksgiving and
address the people from time to time.

101. It shall be the duty of the appointed managers of the
Thanksgiving festivals to do all that is needed for carrying
out the duties of the occasions.
The recognized festivals of Thanksgiving shall be the
Midwinter Thanksgiving, the Maple or Sugar-making Thanksgiving,
the Raspberry Thanksgiving, the Strawberry Thanksgiving, the
Cornplanting Thanksgiving, the Corn Hoeing Thanksgiving, the
Little Festival of Green Corn, the Great Festival of Ripe Corn
and the complete Thanksgiving for the Harvest.
Each nation's festivals shall be held in their Long

102. When the Thansgiving for the Green Corn comes the
special managers, both the men and women, shall give it
careful attention and do their duties properly.

103. When the Ripe Corn Thanksgiving is celebrated the Lords
of the Nation must give it the same attention as they give
to the Midwinter Thanksgiving.

104. Whenever any man proves himself by his good life and his
knowledge of good things, naturally fitted as a teacher of good
things, he shall be recognized by the Lords as a teacher of
peace and religion and the people shall hear him.

The Installation Song

105. The song used in installing the new Lord of the
Confederacy shall be sung by Adodarhoh and it shall be:

"Haii, haii Agwah wi-yoh
" " A-kon-he-watha
" " Ska-we-ye-se-go-wah
" " Yon-gwa-wih
" " Ya-kon-he-wa-tha

Haii, haii It is good indeed
" " (That) a broom, --
" " A great wing,
" " It is given me
" " For a sweeping instrument."

106. Whenever a person properly entitled desires to learn the
Pacification Song he is privileged to do so but he must prepare
a feast at which his teachers may sit with him and sing. The
feast is provided that no misfortune may befall them for
singing the song on an occasion when no chief is installed.

Protection of the House

107. A certain sign shall be known to all the people of the
Five Nations which shall denote that the owner or occupant of
a house is absent. A stick or pole in a slanting or leaning
position shall indicate this and be the sign. Every person not
entitled to enter the house by right of living within it upon
seeing such a sign shall not approach the house either by day
or by night but shall keep as far away as his business will

Funeral Addresses

108. At the funeral of a Lord of the Confederacy, say: Now we
become reconciled as you start away. You were once a Lord of
the Five Nations' Confederacy and the United People trusted
you. Now we release you for it is true that it is no longer
possible for us to walk about together on the earth. Now,
therefore, we lay it (the body) here. Here we lay it away.
Now then we say to you, 'Persevere onward to the place where
the Creator dwells in peace. Let not the things of the earth
hinder you. Let nothing that transpired while yet you lived
hinder you. In hunting you once took delight; in the game of
Lacrosse you once took delight and in the feasts and pleasant
occasions your mind was amused, but now do not allow thoughts
of these things to give you trouble. Let not your relatives
hinder you and also let not your friends and associates trouble
your mind. Regard none of these things.'
"Now then, in turn, you here present who were related to
this man and you who were his friends and associates, behold
the path that is yours also! Soon we ourselves will be left
in that place. For this reason hold yourselves in restraint
as you go from place to place. In your actions and in your
conversation do no idle thing. Speak not idle talk neither
gossip. Be careful of this and speak not and do not give way
to evil behavior. One year is the time that you must abstain
from unseemly levity but if you can not do this for ceremony,
ten days is the time to regard these things for respect."

109. At the funeral of a War Chief, say:
"Now we become reconciled as you start away. You were
once a War Chief of the Five Nations' Confederacy and the
United People trusted you as their guard from the enemy."
(The remainder is the same as the address at the funeral
of a Lord).

110. At the funeral of a Warrior, say:
"Now we become reconciled as you start away. Once you
were a devoted provider and protector of your family and you
were ever ready to take part in battles for the Five Nations'
Confederacy. The United People trusted you." (The remainder
is the same as the address at the funeral of a Lord).

111. At the funeral of a young man, say:
"Now we become reconciled as you start away. In the
beginning of your career you are taken away and the flower of
your life is withered away." (The remainder is the same as the
address at the funeral of a Lord).

112. At the funeral of a chief woman, say:
"Now we become reconciled as you start away. You were
once a chief woman in the Five Nations' Confederacy. You once
were a mother of the nations. Now we release you for it is
true that it is no longer possible for us to walk about
together on the earth. Now, therefore, we lay it (the body)
here. Here we lay it away. Now then we say to you, 'Persevere
onward to the place where the Creator dwells in peace. Let not
the things of the earth hinder you. Let nothing that
transpired while you lived hinder you. Looking after your
family was a sacred duty and you were faithful. You were one
of the many joint heirs of the Lordship titles. Feastings were
yours and you had pleasant occasions. . ." (The remainder is
the same as the address at the funeral of a Lord).

113. At the funeral of a woman of the people, say:
"Now we become reconciled as you start away. You were
once a woman in the flower of life and the bloom is now
withered away. You once held a sacred position as a mother
of the nation. (Etc.) Looking after your family was a sacred
duty and you were faithful. Feastings . . . (etc.)" (The
remainder is the same as the address at the funeral of a Lord).

114. At the funeral of an infant or young woman, say:
"Now we become reconciled as you start away. You were a
tender bud and gladdened our hearts for only a few days. Now
the bloom has withered away . . . (etc.) Let none of the
things that transpired on earth hinder you. Let nothing that
happened while you lived hinder you." (The remainder is the
same as the address at the funeral of a Lord).

[ Editors note: the above ellipses and 'etc.' remarks are
transcribed directly from the text I copied. ]

115. When an infant dies within three days, mourning shall
continue only five days. Then shall you gather the little boys
and girls at the house of mourning and at the funeral feast a
speaker shall address the children and bid them be happy once
more, though by a death, gloom has been cast over them. Then
shall the black clouds roll away and the sky shall show blue
once more. Then shall the children be again in sunshine.

116. When a dead person is brought to the burial place, the
speaker on the opposite side of the Council Fire shall bid the
bereaved family cheer their minds once again and rekindle their
hearth fires in peace, to put their house in order and once
again be in brightness for darkness has covered them. He shall
say that the black clouds shall roll away and that the bright
blue sky is visible once more. Therefore shall they be in
peace in the sunshine again.

117. Three strings of shell one span in length shall be
employed in addressing the assemblage at the burial of the
dead. The speaker shall say:
"Hearken you who are here, this body is to be covered.
Assemble in this place again ten days hence for it is the
decree of the Creator that mourning shall cease when ten days
have expired. Then shall a feast be made."
Then at the expiration of ten days the speaker shall say:
"Continue to listen you who are here. The ten days of mourning
have expired and your minds must now be freed of sorrow as
before the loss of a relative. The relatives have decided to
make a little compensation to those who have assisted at the
funeral. It is a mere expression of thanks. This is to the
one who did the cooking while the body was lying in the house.
Let her come forward and receive this gift and be dismissed
from the task." In substance this shall be repeated for every
one who assisted in any way until all have been remembered.

Prepared by Gerald Murphy (The Cleveland Free-Net - aa300)
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NaturalNews exposes secret vaccine industry ties and military involvement with Institute of Medicine, reveals fatal conflicts of interest at IoM

(NaturalNews) The Institute of Medicine is suddenly in the news following the release of its vaccine "adverse events" research which found that MMR vaccines actually cause measles, seizures and anaphylactic shock. The old media predictably distorted the story and used it to deceptively announce that "vaccines are not linked to autism!"

In falsely reporting this study from the IoM, however, the old media reporters never bothered to even read the adverse reactions report. Nor did they ask a few simple questions such as "Who is funding the Institute of Medicine? And what is the agenda of the IoM?"

Today, NaturalNews publishes a stunning story about the IoM which reveals this government-created non-profit to be a key player in the military medical complex involving a shady network of weapons manufacturers, the Department of Homeland Security, top pharmaceutical companies and population control globalists such as Bill Gates. Here, we expose who's giving the IoM money and why the actual sources of funding behind the IoM destroy any credibility it once claimed to have on the subject of public health.

We've already published the first honest assessment of the IoM's report in a news item posted yesterday:

That story takes an honest investigative look at the IoM and what its report really says. The old "dinosaur" media, as usual, has predictably twisted this story around and falsely claimed that it gives vaccines a clean bill of health. Only NaturalNews (and other alternative media organizations) dares tell the truth while questioning the IoM's financial ties and funding sources. The entire mainstream media blindly accepts the IoM's "authority" as beyond reproach, neglecting to conduct basic journalism and follow the money as NaturalNews is doing.

By the way, you can view the IoM's full report for yourself at:

Why does the truth about the Institute of Medicine really matter?
Because the IoM is positioned by the federal government as an independent, "prestigious" organization whose decisions are based on scientific facts. When the U.S. government rolls out its upcoming mandatory vaccination requirements, it will cite the Institute of Medicine as the source that said vaccines were safe (even though that's a lie).

The FDA, for example, cites the Institute of Medicine is setting its own vaccine policies ( The USDA also turns to the IoM for its recommendations on things like school lunch programs (

Even more to the point, President Obama's recent demand that health insurance companies pay for birth control medication was based on the Institute of Medicine's recommendation ( It was the IoM that put forth the guidelines to "require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventive services" including "FDA-approved contraception methods and contraceptive counseling."

Even the CDC commissioned the IoM to study the control of viral hepatitis infections, after which the CDC quickly advised that all infants should be injected with multiple hepatitis vaccines " soon as they are stable and washed." In this same set of recommendations, the IoM advised that students who are not vaccinated against hepatitis B should not be allowed to attend school. (

The IoM, in other words, is the go-to organization for the setting of government health policy. Never mind the fact that the IoM is two-thirds funded by government itself and also takes money from the world's top vaccine manufacturers. The conflicts of interest within the IoM are not merely notable, but severe conflicts of interest. They are so prominent, in fact, that no person in their right mind should believe a word the IoM says about vaccines, yet both the government and the mainstream media is positioning the IoM as (somehow) being a trustworthy independent non-profit that tells the truth about vaccines.

Even the Washington Legal Foundation (, a group that advocates free choice in health care (and personal freedom in general), charged that the FDA could not legally accept recommendations from the Institute of Medicine because the committee members put forth by the IoM did not meet the lawful requirement of being "fairly balanced."

"Using advice from a committee that lacks fair balance encroaches upon Congress' mandate that each Advisory Committee should be representative of a broad range of viewpoints and should include affected individuals," said WLF Chief Counsel Richard Samp after filing WLF's Citizen Petition. (

This is where the danger really lies. Everybody else in government listens to the IoM and usually adopts its recommendations as public health policy. And yet the IoM is actually run and financed by a complex network of globalists and vaccine promoters, as you'll see below.

Because of the IoM's unchallenged influence in setting public health policy, we are all being set up for a military-run mass vaccination campaign funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, and relying on vaccine-tracking information technology from companies like Northrup Grumman, a weapons manufacturer with a history of illegal international arms trafficking. (More details below.)

This is what vaccines have become in America today: A military agenda against the People. And the IoM sits at the hub of influence for this diabolical command center. This is all explained in more detail in the rest of this story, as well as in upcoming stories about the IoM slated for publication here on NaturalNews.

Please share this story far and wide so that your friends and colleagues can learn the truth about the IoM and where its money really comes from.

I wish to thank the NaturalNews Facebook fans who conducted much of this research to help us find the truth behind the Institute of Medicine (

The IoM's secret ties to the military and weapons manufacturers
The Institute of Medicine was created by Congress in 1970. On its website, the IoM claims "we do not receive direct federal funding for our work," which as you will soon see is a highly misleading statement, given that 64.9% of the IoM's funds actually come from the federal government.

NaturalNews learned that the IoM is funded by the Who's Who of the most evil corporations, non-profits and government organizations involved in things like secret medical experiments on humans, global population control agendas, the spread of degenerative disease, international arms trafficking and crimes against humanity (see list below).

The IoM is also blatantly deceptive about where its funding comes from. While its website claims it does not receive federal funding for its work, an investigation by Senator Coburn's office reveals that 55% of the IOM's funding comes from the government ( This number varies year to year, of course, and we've found documentation showing this number to be as high as 64.9%.

It all begs the question: Why would the IoM try to hide the fact that it receives so much money from the federal government? We'll get more into that later, but first, check out some of the government organizations from which the IoM receives its money:

Government departments that fund the IoM
• Department of Homeland Security
• Department of Defense
• Department of Health and Human Services
• EPA (in charge of allowing corporate pollution of our nation)
• USDA (the pro-Monsanto, pro-GMO sellout)
• Social Security Administration

In all, two-thirds of the IoMs money comes from government sources, several of which are military and "homeland security" related. What this reveals is that various government agencies function as "shell companies" to funnel money into the IoM. More than five percent of the IoM's funding comes from the Department of Defense, and a further 3.6% comes from the Department of Homeland Security.

It makes you wonder: What does WAR have to do with medicine? Well, everything, as you'll soon see. In 2008, the Department of Homeland Security requested that the IoM conduct a workshop entitled, "Medical Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation in a Major U.S. City". ( The workshop "assessed the ability of emergency services, healthcare, and federal, state, and local authorities to respond to a nuclear weapon equivalent to 10 kilotons of TNT detonated during a workday in a central business district of a large U.S. metropolitan area."

The IoM even managed to twist the terror attacks of 9/11 into its own pro-vaccine agenda, issuing a strongly worded press release on November 5, 2011 which declared, "[America's] capacity to develop, produce, and store vaccines to deal with these agents is inadequate to meet the nation's needs." The IoM then recommended the creation of a "National Vaccine Authority" which would be used to spearhead the U.S. government getting into the vaccine manufacturing business in what the IoM calls a "the creation of a government-owned, contractor-operated national vaccine facility." (i.e. the federal government actually manufacturing vaccines, mandating their use, outlawing lawsuits against vaccines and imprisoning those who refuse to take them). (

The IoM describes this "vaccine authority" as a group that "...could become a source of appropriate reliable information to the media health care personnel, policy-makers, and the public." (i.e. a vaccine propaganda Ministry of Truth.)

Vaccinating all the children of the world
Immediately following this recommendation, the IoM published a document called "The Children's Vaccine Initiative: Achieving the Vision" which it describes as " international endeavor to ensure that children throughout the world are immunized. One of the best opportunities to address the growing problem of immunization in the United States ...lies in marshaling the vaccine development and production efforts in the United States and abroad." (

In addition to receiving funds from the DOD and DHS, the IoM also allows its key reports to be reviewed by weapons manufacturers before they are published. Its recent report on vaccine adverse reactions, for example, was reviewed by Sam Shekar from the military defense contractor Northrop Grumman, a weapons manufacturer and military technology engineering company that has been caught engaging in illegal international arms trafficking by the U.S. State Department. A subsidiary of Northrup Grumman "provided portions of the computer source code of Air Force One to a Russian company in 1998," reports Wikipedia (

Northrup Grumman also illegally sold computer guidance systems to Angola, Indonesia, Israel, China, Ukraine and Yemen.

On the health front, Northrup Grumman was awarded a key role in a $5 billion grant from the CDC to run a "public health" information technology program. (

What's a public health information technology program? It is a cybersecurity technology system used to track people who have been vaccinated while monitoring the spread of infectious disease (which the IoM admits is caused by the vaccines themselves). Remember: Most people who are diagnosed with infectious disease are the very same people who were vaccinated against those diseases! (

We suspect this technology will likely be used to track and enforce an upcoming militarized mandatory vaccine agenda in much the same way that IBM sold its technology to the Nazi regime in World War II to track Jewish prisoners as they were hauled off to concentration camps. (

In this, we have a blurring of the lines between military and medicine. The theme that emerges from all this is that conventional medicine is being militarized, and the signs of that are all around us (see more, below). For example, the FDA has stepped up its armed raids on innocent dairy farmers, using "shock troop" tactics while borrowing techniques from the KGB to build a network of spies and infiltrators (

That an international arms trafficker is now being given grant money by the CDC to engineer and run a "CDC global health mission" is a direct admission of the globalist agenda behind these criminal organizations. The Northrup Grumman press release on this admits that the contract work with the CDC will be conducted in "50 countries around the world" involving "20 business and university partners."

Private sources of money for the Institute of Medicine
While 64.9% of its funding comes from the federal government, 32.7% comes from private sources. See page 55 of the following report to see for yourself:

That funding chart does not break down private sources of money for the IoM, so once again, NaturalNews turned to its researchers on Facebook ( to find out where all this money is actually coming from. The answers may surprise you.

For starters, the IoM receives funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is, of course, a total front for vaccines and Big Pharma. This alone completely biases the IoM, as having financial ties with this foundation is really like being caught with your hand in the vaccine cookie jar.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for those who don't know, recently declared this to be the "decade of vaccines" ( and pledged ten billion dollars to make sure that every man, woman and child on the planet is injected with at least one vaccine shot, and preferably several.

And what's the real agenda behind this? Bill Gates has publicly stated that vaccines will be used to reduce the global population. Specifically, he says, "The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent." (

Watch the video of Bill Gates saying this at:

By accepting money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Institute of Medicine is taking part in a campaign of human genocide while exposing its own pro-vaccine interests.

Bill Gates is also listed as a "lifetime contributor" to the IoM, giving "$100,000 or more" to the IOM. Other contributors who gave big money to the IoM include Margaret Hamburg, the current head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the same agency currently masterminding KGB-style infiltration schemes and running an illegal network of government spies to destroy the raw dairy industry (

In addition, globalist Ted Turner is listed as a major contributor. See the rest of the names of those who give money to the IoM at the end of this article -- it's a who's who of globalists, financial elitists, pharma executives and vaccine pushers, including people with links to the Federal Reserve, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, the Rockefellers and more.

Junk food promoters found funding the Institute of Medicine
Beyond taking money from the genocidal Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the IoM is also funded at times from junk food and soda companies such as PepsiCo (

Even more interestingly, a prominent board member of PepsiCo is also a member of the Institute of Medicine: Victor J. Dzau, a conventional medical doctor, has made the rounds through Harvard Medical School and Duke University. Now he's a top PepsiCo board member while simultaneously serving as a director of these three pharmaceutical and medical device companies: Genzyme Corporation, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. ( and (

Ring any bells? Medtronic is the company that was recently caught bribing a doctor to fabricate study results ( The company was also caught up in allegations of Medicare fraud ( and was sued by 22 states, which said Medtronic "unlawfully and unabashedly developed, marketed and promoted its biliary stent medical devices for uses unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration." (

Genzyme Corporation, on which Victor Dzau also sits as a board member, is a fully owned subsidiary of Sanofi-Aventis (, one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers and the company that recently received hundreds of millions of dollars in government vaccine contracts for the hyped up H5N1 swine flu scare. Sanofi-Aventis admittedly received $192.5 million from the U.S. government just in the second quarter of 2008 to produce vaccines for a "pandemic stockpile" against H5N1 (

Genzyme produces medicines to treat kidney disease, one of the most common side effects of flu vaccines. ( In this way, the more vaccines that are injected into people, the more kidney disease drugs can be sold by companies such as Genzyme.

And yet Genzyme has questionable health practices itself! In June, 2009, Genzyme's U.S. manufacturing plant was shut down due to the discovery that it suffered from a "viral contamination." In November of 2009, "fragments of stainless steel, rubber, and fiber-like material were discovered in some of Genzyme's drugs," after which the FDA said all those drugs should stay on the market because there was no evidence of any side effects from those materials. (

Not surprisingly, Victor Dzau was named a "Distinguished Scientist" by the American Heart Association and was the recipient of the 2004 Max Delbruck Medal, Berlin, Germany. Max Delbruck, by the way, was a German biophysicist who promoted the idea that living systems (including humans) are nothing more than biochemical robots, and his work on molecular genetics was, in many ways, ground-laying work for modern-day genetic engineering (GMOs).

Other board members of PepsiCo, in case you were curious, read like a who's who of the most powerful (and some say "evil") corporate giants in the world: JP Morgan, Colgate-Palmolive, Google, Novartis AG and more.

Beyond PepsiCo, the IoM also receives money from these producers of processed dead foods, fast foods and foods made with (collectively) hundreds of different synthetic chemicals and preservatives:

• Kraft Foods, Inc.
• Mars Incorporated
• McDonald's Corporation
• Mead Johnson Nutritionals

The IoM's ties to Big Pharma
In addition to its ties with junk food companies, the IoM receives millions of dollars in grant money from pharmaceutical companies, using that money to create new staff positions which claim to be "providing the nation with sound advice grounded in scientific evidence, to improve people’s health and well-being." For example, the IoM received this $2 million grant from a pharmaceutical company (Schaeffer):

Schaeffer is a total pharma insider, according to Forbes Magazine, which lists him as the director of pharma giant Allergan, Inc:

Allergan is most famous for producing BOTOX, a cosmetic treatment made from a deadly viral strain best known for killing people through food poisoning.

In addition, the IoM has financial ties to Merck, Pfizer, Astrazeneca and nearly all the top pharmaceutical companies, most of which also profit from producing and selling vaccines:

• AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals L.P.
• Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
• Eli Lilly and Company
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC
• Merck & Company, Inc.
• Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
• Pfizer, Inc.
• Sanofi Pasteur
• Sanofi-aventis
• Wyeth

In addition to promoting pharmaceutical interests, the IoM has also pushed its agenda of regulating dietary supplements as if they were drugs, thereby hoping to outlaw virtually all supplements sold on the market today (

IoM's huge conflicts of interest with vaccine producers
Notably, the pharmaceutical companies listed above represent the top vaccine producers on the planet, once again showing that the IoM has severe conflicts of interest in producing a report on vaccine adverse reactions.

This is like the fox guarding the hen house! If the IoM told the truth about the dangers of vaccines, it would risk losing a significant portion of its funding and discrediting many of its most prominent financial supporters. (It makes you wonder: Why didn't Forbes raise this question? Or the NY Times? Or Washington Post? Or any mainstream media organization? Why is real journalism dead in America today everywhere except in the alternative media like NaturalNews, which is fast becoming the most popular choice for discerning readers?)

In addition, vaccines cause the very health conditions which are profitably treated by the pharmaceutical products of these companies. Thus, today's entire medical racket of treating sickness and "managing disease" requires that disease to be propagated in the first place. Vaccines play a key role in causing immunological disorders, compromising the nervous system, damaging kidneys, promoting cancer and causing the very diseases that keep Big Pharma in business.

If you're skeptical of that, watch this stunning, jaw-dropping video admission of much of this from a top Merck scientist, the "father" of many modern vaccines, who openly admits that vaccines contain hidden cancer viruses:

The IoM's ties to foundations and globalist groups
The IoM also receives funding from other institutions (such as NIH) which are funded by government -- and they largely operate as pharma front groups to push more vaccines, more pharmaceuticals and more medications for Americas; often while downplaying any role of nutrients such as vitamin D.

Here's a list of some of the non-profit groups that donate money to the IoM. Note the presence of all the corporatists and globalists:

• W. K. Kellogg Foundation (tied to the Kellogg's cereal company)
• The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
• The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
• Merck Company Foundation
• The Rowe Family Foundation
• Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust, Inc.
• The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
• The Whitehead Foundation (ties to Goldman Sachs, and John C. Whitehead was a former board member of the Federal Reserve. He also oversaw the Whitehead family's fortune of investments in the Rockefeller Group.)

IoM's ties to globalist food and agriculture companies
The food and agriculture companies that give money to the IoM represent some of the most evil corporations in the world, including Monsanto which seeks to dominate the world food supply through its GMO seed technologies.

Here are some of the food and agriculture companies that financially support the IoM:

• Cargill, Inc.- sold ground turkey widely contaminated with salmonella, which resulted in fatalities (

• ConAgra, Inc.- sued for falsely labeling GMO oils as "natural" (

• General Mills, Inc. - engaged in deceptive food labeling (

• McDonald’s Corporation - sells Chicken McNuggets that contain an industrial chemical (

• Monsanto Company - voted "most evil corporation" by NaturalNews readers (

• PepsiCo, Inc. - produces aspartame-laden diet soft drinks also made with high-fructose corn syrup. Uses MSG throughout many of its snacks.

As you can see, these companies aggregately support factory farmed animal meat production, dishonest and deceptive food labeling, "terminator" seed technology that destroys seeds and is contributing to the global spread of suicides by farmers, the promotion of obesity and diabetes through the use of high-fructose corn syrup, the neurotoxic poisoning of consumers through aspartame-sweetened beverages, monopolistic trade practices, abuses of the court system and much more.

If Hell had a board of directors, many of these corporations would have members sitting on it. And these are the members who financially support the Institute of Medicine.

Interestingly, the IoM also has financial ties to several health insurance companies who profit from sickness, disease and vaccines, including Aetna Inc. and Kaiser Permanente.

The IoM's financial ties to the sickness and disease industry
Not surprisingly, the IoM is funded by a large number of influential (and wealthy) organizations in the cancer industry, the diabetes industry, and the sickness industry in general.

Here are some of the national groups -- all of which profit from disease -- that funnel money to the Institute of Medicine:

• American Association for Cancer Research
• American Cancer Society, Inc.
• American Chemistry Council
• American Diabetes Association
• American Hospital Association
• American Medical Association
• American Nurses Association
• American Society of Clinical Oncology
• Association of American Medical Colleges
• College of American Pathologists
• Critical Path Institute
• Infectious Diseases Society of America
• National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation
• National Society of Genetic Counselors
• Oncology Nursing Society
• Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
• Task Force for Child Survival and Development

As you can probably tell, nearly all of these organizations are pro-chemical, pro-chemotherapy, pro-vaccine, anti-nutrition, anti-health freedom organizations that function as disease parasites on society, profiting from sickness rather than showing people how to be healthy. None of these organizations, for example, has yet to firmly promote vitamin D as a simple, low-cost, nearly-miraculous nutrient that can prevent cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, gum disease, kidney disorders and many other health conditions.

They are all steeped in the false mythology of western medicine and its drugs-pushing, profit-seeking agenda which includes the mass vaccination of the population.

IoM is headed by pro-vaccine globalists with ties to WHO, CDC
After learning who funds the IoM, you might still be wondering: Who runs the Institute of Medicine?

The IoM is currently headed by Dr. Harvey Fineberg, a globalist with ties to the World Health Organization, which of course heavily pushed its H5N1 swine flu vaccination charade through a "panel of experts" who were taking money from the pharmaceutical companies to declare a global pandemic when there wasn't one. The whole purpose of this conspiracy involving the WHO and the CDC was to sell more vaccines. (

Dr. Fineberg also has ties to the CDC, the other group pushing vaccines and killing children through its incessant infectious disease mongering. The CDC's own vaccine research scientist, Poul Thorsen, has been indicted under federal law for alleged money laundering ( See the Web of Alleged Fraud involving the CDC, Merck, Thorsen and medical journals at:

In 1988, Dr. Fineberg received the Joseph W. Mountin Prize from the CDC. Fineberg is, predictably, a Harvard graduate where he earned a conventional medical degree from Harvard Medical School plus a Ph.D. in government from a Harvard graduate school. ( Harvard is a source for many of the most despicable medical globalists who promote things like GMOs, vaccines and even chemotherapy for children.

Fineberg also served as the president of the Society for Medical Decision Making, a Big Pharma front group that promotes the use of vaccines and pharmaceuticals while claiming to follow a "scientific" decision process. This group receives money from the PhRMA Foundation, a total Big Pharma money funneling outfit that uses its grant money to influence the work of other organizations. It is funded by Merck, Eli Lilly, Bayer, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and all the big pharmaceutical players.

Dr. Fineberg is a pro-vaccine globalist who even describes the 1976 swine flu vaccination fiasco which killed hundreds of Americans and damaged thousands from vaccine side effects a "qualified success" because it resulted in 40 million Americans being vaccinated. The way these vaccine pushers think, the more people get vaccinated, the better... no matter how many people die in the process. They literally do not seem to mind sacrificing the lives of innocent people as long as more vaccines can be injected into the masses.

To this day, the IoM still will not openly admit that the 1976 swine flu vaccines killed anyone at all. In fact, the IoM was instrumental in laying out the false fairy tale that swine flu vaccines were never responsible for Guillain-Barre syndrome. As the totally discredited government website Flu.Gov explains:

"The Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted a thorough scientific review in 2003 and concluded that people who received the 1976 swine influenza vaccine had a slight increased risk for developing GBS. Scientists have multiple theories on why this increased risk may have occurred, but the exact reason for this association remains unknown." (

In other words, they swept it under the rug and now pretend such a link doesn't exist.

A total Big Pharma cesspool of money, influence and quackery
Essentially, what we're looking at here with Institute of Medicine, its director, its funding sources and its laughably unscientific conclusions is an orgy of Big Pharma money and influence peddling masquerading as scientifically-grounded public health.

When the IoM recently issued its report on vaccine adverse effects, what it was essentially doing was running interference for all its financial supporters which are, of course dominated by vaccine manufacturers and dubious government organizations such as the Dept. of Health and Human Services which oversees the criminal U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The point of all this is to spread the fabricated story that "vaccines are essentially safe" and thus there is no harm in mandating that the entire population be injected with them.

That's what's coming soon, you see: A mandatory vaccination policy which will no doubt cite this IoM report as being a "credible" and "scientific" review of all the evidence concerning vaccines. Such a claim would be, of course, completely laughable if it weren't dealing with life and death issues.

Countless children are killed every year by vaccines, and many more become autistic after their nervous systems collapse in the hours or days following vaccine injections. And yet what's clear from all the attacks, the lies, the cover-ups and the total criminal corruption from the medical industry that we've seen over the past couple of years is that the medical military establishment is desperately trying to destroy or dismiss all the evidence linking vaccines to autism.

This IoM report is essentially the work of vaccine industry cover-up con artists and quacks who are protecting their financial sponsors: the vaccine manufacturers.

Is anyone really surprised?

List of other big-money contributors to the IOM
Who else supports the Institute of Medicine? Here are some of the biggest individual contributors. NaturalNews has not yet had the time to research the backgrounds and globalist ties of these individuals. If you recognize any of these names as being involved in the vaccine industry, the banking industry or the military industrial complex, please let us know so we can update this article:

John Abelson
Bruce and Betty Alberts
Rose-Marie and Jack R. Anderson
John and Lise Armstrong
Richard C. and Rita Atkinson
Norman R. Augustine
Francisco J. and Hana Ayala
William F. Ballhaus, Sr.
Craig and Barbara Barrett
Jordan and Rhoda Baruch
Warren L. Batts
Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr.
Kenneth E. Behring
C. Gordon Bell
Elwyn and Jennifer Berlekamp
Diane and Norman Bernstein
Mrs. Elkan R. Blout
Harry E. Bovay, Jr.
David G. Bradley
Donald L. Bren
Sydney Brenner
Fletcher and Peg Byrom
Russell L. Carson
Ralph J. and Carol M. Cicerone
A. James Clark
James McConnell Clark
Dale and Jeanne Compton
Roman W. DeSanctisa
Robert and Florence Deutsch
George and Maggie Eads
Robert and Cornelia Eaton
Richard Evans
Harvey V. Fineberga and Mary E. Wilson
Tobie and Dan Fink
George and Ann Fisher
Harold K. and Betty A. Forsen
William L. and Mary Kay Friend
Eugene Garfield
William H. Gates, III
T. H. Geballe
Penny and Bill George
Nan and Chuck Geschke
Bernard M. Gordon
Barbara N. Grossman
Corbin Gwaltney
Margaret A. Hamburg and Peter F. Brown
William M. Haney, III
Michael and Sheila Held
Jane Hirsh
M. Blakeman Ingle
Joan and Irwin Mark Jacobs
Robert L. and Anne K. James
Anita K. Jones
Thomas V. Jones
Trevor O. Jones
Kenneth A. Jonsson
Yuet Wai and Alvera Kan
Fred Kavli
Cindy and Jeong Kim
Olga Kirchmayer
Frederick A. Klingenstein
William I. Koch
Jill H. Kramer
John W. Landis
William W. Lang
Geralda and Doris Laubach
Whitney and Betty MacMillan
William W. McGuirea
Burton and DeeDee McMurtry
Richard and Ronay Menschel
Dane and Mary Louise Miller
Mrs. G. William Miller
George and Cynthia Mitchell
Gordon and Betty Moore
Joe and Glenna Moore
David and Lindsay Morgenthaler
Richard M. Morrow
Philipa and Sima Needleman
Gerda K. Nelson
Ralph S. O’Connor
Peter O’Donnell, Jr.
Kenneth H. Olsen
Doris Pankow
Lawrence and Carol Papay
Jack S. Parker
Shela and Kumar Patel
Percy Pollard
Robert A. Pritzker
Dr. and Mrs. Allen E. Puckett
Ann and Michael Ramage
Simon Ramo
Carol and David Richards
Anne and Walt Robb
Henry M. Rowan
George Rowe, Jr.
Jack W.a and Valerie Rowe
Mrs. Joseph E. Rowe
William J. Rutter
Stephena and Anne Ryan
Jillian Sackler
Raymond and Beverly Sackler
Henry and Susan Samueli
Bernard G. and Rhoda Sarnat
Leonard D. Schaeffera
Wendy and Eric Schmidt
Sara Lee and Axel Schupf
Shep and Carol Ruth Shepherd
Melvin I. Simon
Georges C. St. Laurent, Jr.
Charlotte and Morry Tanenbaum
Ted Turner
Leslie L. Vadasz
Roya and Diana Vagelos
Charles M. and Rebecca M. Vest
John C. Whitehead
Wm. A. Wulf
Alejandro Zaffaronia
Janet Zucker and Jerry Zucker

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This story can't be completely told, by the way, without mentioning the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, an elaborate scheme set up by the U.S. government to insulate pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits that should have been filed by all the parents of children damaged by vaccines. Think about this: Vaccines are so dangerous that the U.S. government had to set up an extra-constitutional court system just to make sure the American people can't seek justice against Big Pharma!

The vaccine industry is run by such a powerful cabal of medical criminals that even the U.S. Supreme Court says it has no jurisdiction whatsoever when it comes to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. In other words, this kangaroo court is more powerful than the U.S. Supreme Court! And its sole purpose, of course, is to make sure vaccine companies can never be sued, even as their products cause widespread fatalities and neurological harm in children, including autism. (

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