Monday, January 16, 2017

Pala Reservation Becoming the KILLING FIELDS. Another Shooting Death

DANGEROUS area around the Pala Resort and Casino, a woman GUNNED DOWN in front of her home .
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 43-year-old woman found outside her home on the Pala Indian Reservation early Monday morning.

Deputies from the sheriff’s Valley Center substation were called to a home on West Pala Mission Road near Chutnicutt Road about 3 a.m. by the Pala Tribal Police Department on a report of an assault with a deadly weapon. When they arrived, deputies found the woman whose body “displayed obvious signs of trauma,” according to a law enforcement statement.
A deputy at the scene described the situation as "hostile." The tribe was upset that body was not yet covered.   

The victim had another son who died four years ago, and the family had also buried a relative recently.

Investigators have not released information on what kind of weapon was used, though several San Diego-area television stations reported that some neighbors in the area heard gunshots.  They are investigating reports of drug involvement

Last March Bradley Trujillo, 44, a PALA tribal member who was disenrolled, was found dead inside the garage of a home on Robles Way that was occupied by Anthony Boles and Tyann Louise Allen. Both were arrested at the time. However, charges were not filed and both were released.  They falsely claimed they didn't know Trujillo.  They were later arrested for the murders.

Martin Luther King: Our Nation Born In Genocide...Only Nation with a Policy to Wipe Out it's Indigenous population

“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. 

Dr. Martin Luther King
88 year old had he lived

Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. 

We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. 

Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. 

Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”

Saginaw Chippewa Going FULL STEAM Ahead on Disenrollments: Statement from the Disenrollees: We are WATCHING - We Remember

We have received information and requests to be published some pertinent information regarding the SAGINAW CHIPPEWA Tribal Disenrollments, as well as the 1982 BASE ROLL of which some current members in control can't seem to be traced to.

We're seeing this more and more, adopted tribal members gaining power and then stripping the citizenship of true blood members

(The fakes and imposters may not know it means: We are Watching and We Remember)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan is currently and have been disenrolling lineal descendants of historic members. Chiefs, headsman, medicine men, people who fought and died for the very land promised to them by the United States and other government entities. 

Our ancestors were lied to by the BIA and the United States Government, denied land allotments, imposed treaties and constitutions. Denied basic rights guaranteed under the constitution.

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and the Tribal Council profess to want to follow the constitution and to remove non-members. 

The following are examples of how well they follow the rules and how corrupt they are:

Tribal Constitution of 1986-
Article III Section d-
No person adopted into the tribe shall be eligible to hold the office of Chief, sub- chief, tribal secretary, tribal treasurer or tribal council member.

Violation -
Current Tribal Chief- Frank Cloutier (adopted member)

Other adopted members have held one or more of these positions.

Ordinance 14-
Changed over 50+, dating from Feb. 2,1987 up to as recent as Oct. 10, 2016. The last resolution was done 5 days after the first set of current disenrollments.
These are resolutions only, amendments must be approved by the Department of Interior. Therefore the Tribal Council can make changes at whim.

There is no longer a statue of limitations on any disenrollments, regardless of the basis for the proceeding.

No membership is safe, EVER!

1982 Base Roll

According to a James Mills Report dated September 30,1998. Any member on this roll does not have to prove they trace to any roll.
The chiefs that signed the treaties of 1855 and 1864 for the land that is now the Isabella Reservation do not constitutionally trace to any of the assigned rolls of 1883, 1885, 1891 and 1982. Therefore they are not considered to be Saginaw Chippewa. 

The list provided is a small portion of the people adopted to the 1982 Base roll. Many of these people do not reside on the Reservation, some are deceased and never lived on the reservation, some were deceased long before this Roll was ever established.


Why have a 1982 Base Roll if you trace?

Public Act. 99-346
Was established as a Judgement Funds Act for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in 1986.

The Tribe was released funds under certain stipulations, one of those stipulations is a non- discriminatory
clause, which they have violated repeatedly by targeting and discriminating against certain membership that
enrolled under an open enrollment period.

Grandfathers Teachings
The Tribe professes to follow theses teaching and to protect their culture. It is evident in the way they conduct
themselves, they know nothing of their culture or of their ancestors. When you do not acknowledge the Chiefs that signed for the Isabella reservation, the hardship of our ancestors , your culture, the meaning of what it is to be Anishinabe you are lost to the Wiindego.

Chief Cloutier and current Tribal Council members:
You bring dis-honor to our ancestors who sacrificed so much to ensure that our people would endure.

Please read the following reports and Books on the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe:

The Gulig Report
An Historical Analysis of the Saginaw, Black river and Swan Creek Chippewa's Treaties of 1855 and 1864
By:   Anthony Gulig, Ph.d July 30, 2007

Supreme Court reversal of Carcieri Implications for Reaffirmed Michigan Indian Tribes
By: Novaline D. Wilson May 7, 2008

Diba Jimooyung Telling our story- A History of the Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek

Go to the Ziibiiwing Center and ask to read the archives relating to the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe, the true
history of the Tribe!!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tribal Disenrollment and Political Violence: Kenneth Hansen PhD: Witness for the Defense of The Cedarville Rancheria Murderer

Our friend, Dr. Kenneth Hansen was kind enough to write this piece of the Cedarville Rancheria Murders and how tribal disenrollment led to this heinous act of political violence.   He was called as a witness for the defense.  I asked for his input and here is his experience.  Thank you Ken.

Cherie Lash-Rhodes, Disenrollment, and Political Violence

On February 20, 2014, Cherie Lash-Rhodes shot and killed four people, and attempted to kill two more by stabbing them with a kitchen knife when her gun jammed. The incident happened at a hearing held at the Cedarville Rancheria tribal government office, located some distance from the actual 32 acre Rancheria in Modoc County, near the California-Oregon border. The entire episode was captured on security cameras. The hearing—the first and only ever held by the tribe’s ad hoc tribal court—was called to evict Ms. Rhodes and her son from tribal housing. It was also reported in the news media that they were denied annual payments in the thousands, which came from a special dispensation fund financed by virtue of tribal gaming compacts in California.

The term used at Ms. Rhodes’ murder trial was banishment. However, to me banishment denotes a temporary condition, even if someone is banished for a lengthy period of time. Ms. Rhodes and her son were by definition disenrolled, as they lost all privileges of tribal citizenship, including personal and real property rights, political rights, association, as well as due process, permanently. For all intents and purposes they were terminated and dismembered from the tribe and the tribal community. This followed on the heels of a recall effort mounted against Ms. Rhodes and her son, who had served as tribal chair and vice chair, respectively, amid embezzlement allegations put forth by her brother, Rurik Davis. Davis would be her first victim, and was killed instantly by a bullet between the eyes.

I was called by the defense team to testify on December 15, 2016, about how disenrollment or banishment might motivate someone to commit such violence. A change of venue had been granted to move the trial to Roseville, in Placer County, just outside of Sacramento. The entire tribe, consisting of some 30 people, came down for the trial. The incident was still clearly fresh in the minds of the surviving victims and the tribal community.

The day I testified was one of high drama and emotion. Cherie Rhodes took the stand in her own defense. This was a very risky strategy for the defense attorneys to use, but they felt like they didn’t have anything to lose. Her testimony was purportedly the first time she had shown any remorse. As Ms. Rhodes testified, I sat outside. I was not allowed inside the court prior to my own testimony, and I had been asked not to speak with anyone from the tribal community or the jury. Though I couldn’t hear anything, I could feel the raw emotion coming from the courtroom as I sat by myself. Waves of sadness and grief passed through me. When the prosecution showed the video of the incident, people from the tribal community began to come out of the courtroom. They were reliving the incident and were once again stricken with pain at the loss of their loved ones. One woman was inconsolable.

When it was my turn to be cross-examined, the Modoc County District Attorney asked me how I was feeling that day. I truthfully responded that I was sad. The incident was clearly a tragedy for all concerned. The prosecutor then wanted to know why the defendant took the law into her own hands, instead of perhaps filing suit in federal court.

Obama Running Out the Clock on Leonard Peltier: Kathy Peltier:Leonard Peltier Is My Father, He Deserves Clemency

TICK TOCK, PRESIDENT OBAMA, one week left to do the right thing.

I've known Kathy Peltier and her mother Anne for about 7 years, working with them on a special project.  I'm honored to help widen the reach of her TIME magazine article about her father Leonard Peltier.

Leonard Peltier now 71


My father was ultimately extradited from Canada 40 years ago, convicted of the agents’ killings and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences based on testimony that the FBI has admitted they knew was perjured.

My worst fear is that my father will die in prison, and that I will never know him as a free man. Clemency for my father would mean our family would get to spend what’s left of his life together for the first time. That freedom would also mean that he can get the help and treatment he truly needs. The truth is, I don’t know how much longer he will be alive. But I do know that even a week with him would mean the world to me. And I know that to watch him die in prison, without clearing his name, would devastate our family even more than the past four decades have.
My father and our family have lived with this injustice for far too long. At this moment, only the president can decide his fate. I hope that President Obama will grant Leonard Peltier clemency before it’s too late.

BIA DIRECTOR AMY DUTSCHKE: Should She Be the First of MANY to Be Terminated

I've been asked to put together a list of stories about current CA Regional Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Amy Dutschke.  A petition is being written to ask for a full housecleaning?     PLEASE take a look at ALL the links..

BIA Director Dutschke's Conflict of Interest  show her helping her family at Wilton Rancheria

BIA SUED for $89 million over breach of Fiduciary duties at San Pasqual.

Choosing a Casino over Cemetery  tells that AD didn't get the claim in time.

CA BIA NEGLIGENT on Calvert Ruiz Pechanga Water Rights Bill


Pala's former chairman King Freeman felt that Dutschke's put his life in danger
Read about Amy and her niece here

and here, working with Chairman Smith to get BIA out of rulings

And we posted about the Dutschke's "coup d'etat" at Ione, (Rep Nick Rahall's words)

Amy was SUED by former Chukchansi Council member ...

And in the San Pasqual Descendant matter...she fails to provide 25 CFR 48.9 notice

Does BIA support FAKE Indians ruling San Pasqual?

You can't say SHE DIDN'T KNOW  as she received letters of deliberate violations

Dutschke recognized the Trust Responsibility to Allottees of Pechanga, but NEVER contacted them to protect their rights.

ELK GROVE CASINO NEWS: HRVMI Chairwoman Lisa Jimenez Speaks To City ON BIA Corruption and Wilton's Subterfuge

Many wonder what can be done to get the many stories of injustice out before the people.   Here's HOW:  Get out in front of the people.  Here's a report about the Elk Grove council meeting on the potential Wilton Rancheria Tribal casino.

HRVMI Chairwoman Lisa Jimenez, stood before the city and explained the situation happening with Wilton Rancheria, the BIA and the city of Elk Grove.

Having a casino can be a good thing, having a casino run by untrustworthy leaders, who lie, cheat and steal....not so much.

Here's the report from last night:

The council approved the signatures that the public signed.   The signatures were in reference too allow the citizens of E.G. an option to vote if they want a Casino or not. 

We agreed to support a referendum but not at the expense of the City tax payers. If they choose a special election it could possibly cost the citizens anywhere from $900k -1.2 million. We will support a vote at the next election scheduled date which is November 2018. I received positive feedback from the public even changing a few minds by just telling the truth.
A bit of History:

Our Families are the historical tribe of Wilton Rancheria. Our families; we are the Blues, Brown and Taylor's. Our families sat on the Interim council before and after recognition. The Wilton Rancheria tribe agreed to a 1999 mediation agreement to not only recognize the 1959 distributees but include all base rolls which included us. Our families were instrumental in Wilton Rancheria Indians being able to achieve federal recognition as a tribe.
Shorty after Wilton Rancheria received federal recognition many of Ione Tribal members from Amador County relinquished their membership from the Ione Band in order to enroll in the Wilton tribe. These Ione members now Wilton Rancheria members are Amy Dutschke family members. Amy Dutschke is the Pacific Regional Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian affairs who is fast tracking the Wilton Tribes fee-to-trust application. These members want a Casino, that why they switched tribes because Wilton's Casino proposal was moving quickly.
Ms. Dutschke's family voted to disenroll our families allowing them to move into leadership at the Wilton Tribe.
Ms. Dutschke's decision to recommend approval of this casino proposal creates a serious conflict of interest. Her decision will financially benefit her family members and indirectly and potentially directly benefit Ms. Dutschke herself.
The Wilton Rancheria Gaming Application presents real concerns about potential corruption in the decision making at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
It is time for the Bureau of Indian Affairs take action. This is just one of many tribes Ms. Dutschke has been involved where her actions are questionable.

Lisa L Jimenez
Tribal Chairwoman

Thank you Madam Chairwoman, for getting the issue of BIA corruption out front.   We need more like you, so fewer can say, we DIDN'T KNOW.
Elk Grove citizens should remind themselves, if tribes can CHEAT their own...they will cheat their customers.

Will New CA Senator KAMALA HARRIS Stand for JUSTICE for ALL Native Americans? Will She FIGHT the Corruption, or Profit from It.

As we say a thankful goodbye to former Senator Barbara Boxer, who was an abject failure as a protector of civil and human rights for Native Americans in her state, we welcome new Senator Kamala Harris.

We have no choice but to remain hopeful that as Senator, she will protect the THOUSANDS of Native Americans who have been harmed by their own tribes.   We have posted about her efforts to uphold the LAW, here, here and here which lead to our hopefulness that she will continue.

Let's hope the siren's song of casino money won't blind her to the injustices in CA's Indian Country.

Incoming CA Senator Kamala Harris
Will She FIGHT for Civil and Human Rights for
Native Americans abused by Tribal governments?

Here is a letter put together by some contributors that spell out what Senator Harris should look into.  She is the Senator for ALL California tribal members not just the chiefs and council members that wield SOVEREIGNTY like a CLUB to be the weak.

Senator Kamala Harris
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Dear Senator Harris,

As you assume office and begin the job of familiarizing yourself with the various issues and concerns of your constituents, please take notice of the unique problems facing Southern California Indian Country. American Indians have long suffered unfair and discriminatory treatment from the U.S. Government, and since the passing of the I.G.R.A. (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) individual Indians have been assaulted by “elected” leaders that pursue wealth and power to the detriment of the general welfare of the people.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Report:BIA Director Amy Dutschke's CONFLICT OF INTEREST Wilton Rancheria DOES NOT QUALIFY for Restored Lands Exemption and Thus, NO Casino in Elk Grove

The group Stand Up for CA and some disenrolled members of HRVMI (Historical River Valley Miwok Indians) have some bad news for the Wilton Rancheria.  They don't qualify for land into trust.

GUESS WHOSE tentacles are in this issue?  If you say...AMY DUTSCHKE, you'd be right.  First and foremost, as a result of this research, we are able to document that Regional Director Dutschke has multiple family relatives in the membership of the Wilton Rancheria. These family relations raise a clear conflict of interest.

Based on news stories at the time .....

Stand Up requested that Regional Director Dutschke recuse herself for this reason from supervising BIA’s  processing and consideration of the Rancheria’s fee-to-trust and casino project by comment letter dated January 6, 2014. Regional Director Dutschke has not done so, and, even after a review of the “applicable documents in the record”

BIA Director

Here is a genealogical report that details the issues.  I've linked to it, as it's a large report you can read it at my SCRIBD page

Even assuming that the BIA has the requisite statutory authority to take land into trust for the benefit of the Rancheria—and that the Rancheria is a valid “restored” Indian tribe eligible for gaming under IGRA—the historical
record establishes that the Elk Grove site does not qualify for gaming as restored lands  Pursuant to 25 C.F.R. 292.12, the Rancheria must demonstrate a “significant historical connection” to the land, meaning the land is “located within the boundaries of the tribe’s last reservation under aratified or unratified treaty,” or the tribe can “demonstrate by historical documentation the
existence of the tribe’s villages, burial grounds, occupancy or subsistence use in the vicinity of the land.”

This issue MUST be shared....