Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Darrell Issa Who Remained Serially IGNORANT of Civil Rights Abuses in his District To RETIRE

Buh-Bye Darrell. DLTDHYITAOTWO

Darrell Issa has never stood up for the civil and human rights of Native Americans who have been harmed by his rich tribal friends.   Today, he announced his retirement.   Sadly, it's NOT immediate.

We wrote about him here in 2008   Darrell Issa Screws Temecula Indians..  and other times throughout the disenrollment decade. He supported and sponsored a land grab by Mark Macarro's council which became a golf course built over the graves of our ancestors.

NO BIG LOSS, adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen Darrell.  Don't Let the Door Hit You In the Ass On the Way Out.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Should the Fight AGAINST Unjust Tribal Disenrollment Be Fought from ONE FRONT or MANY?

As we are nearing the next  and possibly final STOP DISENROLLMENT DAY

Do we fight?  
Do we hope?
Do we pray for justice or SEEK JUSTICE for our ancestors?

Do we wait and see while our elders die without justice? 


What say YOU?  What have YOU done to raise awareness?

I've been writing this blog to expose the corruption of Tribal Disenrollment for TEN YEARS.  As most of my regular readers know, my ancestor, Paulina Hunter was an Original Pechanga Indian, disenrolled 106 years after she walked on in death.

I've been fighting for ALL who have been harmed by their own tribes, and have offered my site to increase the information flow.  MY activism is DAILY, via this blog, not a once a year art project or rather visual advocacy movement to draw attention.  Our attention should be regular, not drive by.  Both are useful, which is more useful?

At a two day conference in March,  WHO BELONGS? FROM TRIBAL KINSHIP TO NATIVE NATION CITIZENSHIP TO DISENROLLMENT   Tribal leaders and those who were aggrieved gathered to discuss disenrollment, government action and inaction, and sovereignty

The link above has the transcripts (pg. 93 starting.)   I received a few calls from my cousins, noting that former Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Keven Washburn made this statement:

The federal government has kind of stayed out of it mostly and people have shined the light on the bad things that tribes are doing, on those handful of tribes that are kind of not getting this right. They deserve to be accountable for what they are doing, and I applaud the people that have been holding them up to that scrutiny and making sure that they are bearing that accountability in some public fashion

One of my cousins, knowing that I've written over 3,200 blog posts, told me, "He's talking about YOU!"   Well, maybe, because, I've written about Washburn many times.  Some links below:

Washburn Can't be Serious Part ONE
Washburn Can't be SERIOUS Part TWO
Washburn Can't be SERIOUS Part Three
Washburn Can't be Serious Part FOUR


Imagine my chagrin to read further into the transcripts to read this from a prominent attorney, who reportedly did some work for Pechanga:

There is a blog that I won't name that is just hateful. And I know that's pain and anguish that's being projected, but when that blog gets sent out to Congress in e-mails that Professor Washburn has received or through Twitter feeds, that isn't going to persuade Professor Washburn to want to do what's right because there's so much anger and hostility and hate in those blogs that it turns people the other way. It makes people shudder, it makes people uncomfortable.

Shouldn't the STRIPPING of Citizenship of Indians, abuse of elders and children, stealing of compensation, threats of banishment MAKE PEOPLE UNCOMFORTABLE?   More so than a bit of hostility?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Native Opinion PODCAST Discusses Trump's Dishonoring The Navajo Code Talkers, and Media Shortcomings

Our friends at NATIVE OPINION, Dr. David GreyOwl and Michael Kickingbear  have a podcast up which includes the insults from President Donald Trump, and the culturally insensitive ruination of an event to honor our Navajo Code Talkers we posted about last week. Included in the discussion:

WHY DIDN'T MAINSTREAM MEDIA COVER THE SPEECH of the Navajo Code Talkers President?  They couldn't honor the code talkers, either?



You Can listen HERE.

Synopsis:
In this episode of Native Opinion, our discussion includes our deconstruction of Trumps most recent insult of Indian country…his use of the word “Pocahontas”.

Also, why didn’t mainstream media cover the speech of the president of the Navajo Code Talkers?

We fix that by playing what they wouldn’t. We look at the veterans who went to Standing Rock one year later. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

And...NOOKSACK TYRANT BOB KELLY SPEAKS: DISENROLLMENTS TO CONTINUE

Before the results are even certified, we now see what the NOOKSACK plans are:



Nooksack tribal chairman Bob Kelly said he plans to start a new round of disenrollment hearings this week following an election that seemed to favor incumbents but was clouded by allegations of fraud.

Kelly and his council allies have been trying for five years to kick roughly 300 members out of the tribe, launching a divisive dispute about lineage and power that has gotten national attention, sparked federal intervention and raised broader questions about tribal disenrollment nationwide.

Ryan Zinke signs Pechanga Water Rights Settlement. Rewards Civil and Human Rights Apartheid Practicing Tribe

Trump's new Interior Secretary RYAN ZINKE gives a civil and human rights abusing tribe water rights that should include reservation allottees.





Interior Executes Water Rights Settlement Agreement with Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Mark Macarro, Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians today signed the Pechanga Water Rights Settlement Agreement (Agreement), formally executing a Congressionally authorized pact that protects the Pechanga Band’s access to groundwater in the region and provides the tribe with more than $30 million in federal funding to pay for water storage projects.

NOOKSACK TRIBAL ELECTION, VOTES COUNTED in SECRECY, LEAD TO ALLEGATIONS OF FRAUD

YA THINK?

“I’ve been doing the math and it just doesn’t make sense to me,” said Robert Doucette, who ran on a slate promising change in a tribe riven by bitter division over a long-running disenrollment effort.

Seattle attorney Gabriel Galanda, who has long represented those facing disenrollment, attracting national attention, has now taken on Doucette and other members of his slate as clients. On Monday, Galanda filed a challenge to the results with the tribal election board. He said he also plans to lodge a protest with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

OP:  The BIA doesn't care.  They just wanted ANY ELECTION as COVER...

Kelly and aligned council members sought to kick out roughly 300 members in a dispute over lineage and power, the tribal government stopped tending to other matters and resorted to unusual means to enforce its will. It fired a judge for opinions it didn’t like, disbarred Galanda and called off an election that was supposed to be held in 2015.

With some Nooksack council members holding onto power after their terms had expired, the feds deemed the tribal government illegitimate and denied the tribe millions in federal funds. The election was a prerequisite for getting that funding back.
READ THE REST of the story HERE

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Liberal THINK PROGRESS NAILS Liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Cherokee's Op -Ed

You don't often see this, a liberal website going against a liberal politician, so you have to give credit where credit is due.


This OP-Ed, I am Cherokee, Elizabeth Warren is NOT by Cherokee citizen Rebecca Nagle, gets to the heart of the matter:  She is NOT Cherokee, She benefitted from lying, she should APOLOGIZE and even HAS an apology that Warren can use.

Cherokee activist and genealogist David Cornsilk is quoted:

"We don’t get to celebrate her, because we don’t know her. She is not related to us, she does not live in our community. She is not our conduit to the Senate. We are not celebrating her in the Tribal newspaper. Elizabeth Warren is nothing to us, so we have no inroad to that powerful operation that affects our daily lives.”

BOOM...


Elizabeth Warren is NO champion of Indian Country, because she is NOT INDIAN.   Read the article linked above.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Elizabeth "FAUXCAHONTAS" Warren Decries CONTINUED Exposure of her Lies on Cherokee Ancestry

We posted yesterday on President Trumps insensitive remarks at an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers.  This drew a response on twitter from Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is well known to have appropriated native american heritage for her own benefit.

She who is NOT CHEROKEE

She tweeted:  ".....he came after me with a disgusting slur"

Well, maybe, especially after he called her "Pocahontas" who was a real Indian.  Fauxcahontas, would imply she's a wannabe, a fake, an imposter.  I have the link that details her ancestry that Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes did after the jump from a story in 2014.

Noted Cherokee attorney Stacy Leeds commented on Warren:

Elizabeth Warren needs to stop, too. When non-natives take identities that do not belong to them, they help create a myth-laden society that normalize the disrespect we saw yesterday. Just stop.

Remember in her 2012 campaign, when she REFUSED to meet with REAL Cherokees on her theft of ancestry?  Remember we posted that Warren's pet agency the the CFPB harmed actual Indians?  Yeah, that agency is back in the news again.

Trump has his own problems, created by himself.  He should be adding to them by ill -timed jokes at events that deserve real honor and respect. And WARREN should own up to her lies, apologize and STOP...JUST STOP.

Windsor High School NATIVE AMERICAN Club Needs YOUR HELP

Here's a chance for ALL Natives to help OTHER Native Youth.  This new Native American Club at WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL, in Windsor, CA need fundraising help.  The details are in the flyer below.  

Many tribal youth are represented (Hopland, Covalo, Dry Creek...) and some tribal organizations may help.  But your help can start to build their legacy.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nooksack Vote Count To Be Done in Secret. Because TRANSPARENCY is Not the Nooksack Way?

Spotlights make the best disinfectant, and that's why the BALLOT COUNTING for the  Nooksack Tribe will be done behind closed doors.

From the tribal communications Facebook page:

For everyone's safety, the Nooksack Tribal Council Election Ballot Count on December 2, 2017 will not be open to the public.

The Election Board, Tally Markers, BIA Observer(s) and the Nooksack Tribal Police will be present to witness the ballot count to provide assurance to the public that ballots are counted without tampering of any kind.

Unofficial results will be posted at the conclusion of the count at the Nooksack Administration building, the Tribe's website and the Tribe's Facebook Communication page.

The BIA has been informed of this decision.

Hey, they've been trustworthy all along right?  Nothing to see here....