Splitting-the-Sky (1952-2013): A Warrior for Justice

Splitting-the-Sky tried to break through police lines to arrest George W. Bush for war crimes on March 17th, 2009.

Late last week, I was saddened to learn that my friend and 9/11 truth colleague Dacajeweiah, a.k.a. Splitting-the-Sky, had passed away.

I first heard about Splitting-the-Sky in 2007 from the editor of the Mohawk Nation News, who had published an article referencing 9/11 truth. When I asked her to appear on my radio show, she said: “You need to talk to Splitting-the-Sky.”

Was she ever right. Splitting-the-Sky turned out to be one of the most charismatic and eloquent people I have ever met. As his name suggests, he seemed to be channeling a never-ending lightning bolt. (He explained to me last June, during dinner after the Vancouver 9/11 Hearings, that he practiced a kind of tantric kundalini yoga to bring all that electricity up his spine and into his brain.)

After a childhood in foster homes and juvenile jails, Splitting-the-Sky became a teenage organizer in Attica prison – and the only person convicted for the 1971 Attica revolt. After barely escaping the electric chair (the attempt to scapegoat him foundered on the obvious fact the most and worst atrocities were committed by the authorities, not the prisoners) Splitting-the-Sky went on to become one of the greatest Native American activists of his generation.

During his stay at the Marriot Hotel one block from the World Trade Center in September, 2001, Splitting-the-Sky had an intuition that he had better cut short his vacation and leave – so he checked out and left New York one day before the attack. Later, he grew suspicious and began the research that convinced him 9/11 was an inside job. By the time I met him in 2007, he had become an expert on the “money trail” linking the New World Order banksters to 9/11.

He was outspoken about the cowardice of most of the “peace movement”:

Splitting-the-Sky’s finest moment may have been his attempt to arrest George W. Bush for war crimes during Bush’s first post-presidential foray out of the US exactly four years ago – March 17th, 2009. Roughed up by Bush’s guardians, beaten by his jailers, Splitting-the-Sky never backed down. By refusing a plea bargain, Splitting-the-Sky risked a lengthy prison term for his act of civil resistance. Fortunately, the case ended happily: Splitting-the-Sky was ordered to pay a modest fine to the charity of his choice, which turned out to be Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Splitting-the-Sky was a man of immense moral and physical courage. The world – and the truth movement – will be smaller places without him.

Listen to my interview with Splitting-the-Sky, conducted one month after his attempt to arrest Bush:

To learn more about Splitting-the-Sky, check out Peter Zaza’s 2008 essay or The Autobiography of Dacajeweiah.

Here’s some music in his memory – maybe the all-time greatest song about birth, death, and lightning splitting the sky.



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7 Responses to "Splitting-the-Sky (1952-2013): A Warrior for Justice"

  1. cascadedavid  March 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    He wasn’t afraid. His integrity and clarity was inspiring. To his family and friends, I’m sorry for your loss…

    • cascadedavid  March 27, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      Aidez-nous à lutter contre le mal de fendage The Sky

  2. CoJonesGrandes  March 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Go in peace, great warrior.
    You fought a good fight.

  3. The Rahnameh  March 18, 2013 at 9:58 am

    How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?

  4. Brian  March 18, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I don’t know for sure it’s true, excerpt from an article:

    His native name was Dacajeweiah, or Splitting the Sky, a name that John Boncore took to heart through a lifetime of political activism.

    A Chase resident, Boncore, 61, was found dead on Wednesday on a path on the Adams Lake Indian Reserve near his home. He is believed to have fallen on cement steps and may have suffered a blow to the head.

    Chase RCMP handed over the sudden-death investigation to coroner Terry Dixon.

    “We don’t suspect foul play,” said Const. Jonathan Spooner. “We found nothing criminal or suspicious.”

    Results of an autopsy won’t be known for some time, said Boncore’s wife, Sandra Bruderer.

    Brian: My guess is some people suspect foul play.

    • Brian  March 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Excerpt from an article:

      Splitting the Sky attempted a citizens’ arrest on credibly accused war criminal George W. Bush on March 17, 2009, and was arrested and jailed for doing so by police.

      Excerpt from another article:

      MNN. MAR. 15, 2013.
      Mohawk Warrior and Champion of the People Dies – March 13, 2013.

      Brian: He died just four days before the anniversary of his arrest of George Bush, it’s probably a coincidence, but perhaps not.

    • JS  March 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      I also suspect foul play. He died 3/13/13, or 31313. Team 13 strikes again?

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