Friday, July 22, 2016

UPDATE: Pechanga Donations Makes WIKILEAKS: WHY CIVIL RIGHTS Don't MATTER to Democrats

Funny how you find things out.  Wikileaks has some DNC emails exposed in their recent release of the corrupt Hillary Rodham Clinton's party.   Birds of a feather.

I wonder if the general council of the tribe were informed that they were paying $100,000 to the convention fund...AND and additional $43,900 to the ...BUILDING FUND?   BUILDING WHAT?


  Tribal contributions:
 On May 19, 2016, at 5:23 PM, Justin Klein
 wrote:

Hey Jordan-

 Today I am sending you the following checks made out to the DNC that
 should be counted towards the convention fund.

 Gila River Indian Community $100,200 Democratic National Committee
 Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community $100,200 Democratic National
Committee
 Table Mountain Rancheria $100,200 Democratic National Committee
 
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians $144,100 Democratic National Committee
With regards to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians check, please notethe first $100,200 should be allocated to the convention fund, while the
remaining $43,900 should be allocated to the building fund.
Let me know if you need anything on our end regarding this donation.

 Please have Alex confirm when he receives them.

 Thanks very much-

 Justin

 On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 5:26 PM, Kaplan, Jordan wrote:
 Don’t send me an email like this again. You know Alex. Don’t be a dick.

  Jordan Kaplan
  National Finance Director
 Democratic National Committee
 (202) 488-5002 (o) | (312) 339-0224 (c)
  kaplanj@dnc.org

I wrote a letter to both JUSTIN and JORDAN, here's part of it
Dear Jordan and Justin,

We saw with dismay how easily the DNC and Hillary Clinton take money from a Tribe that practices APARTHEID on it's reservation, and is well known for violating the rights of it's people.  

I wrote to Howard Dean prior to the 2008 convention about Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro's inclusion on the platform committee.  Apparently, if you have money, there's a blind eye turned....  

I'll print a response.....

UPDATE:  SOURCES say...NO vote on this expenditure before the General Council.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

OPechanga University: LEARNING about Disenrollments, Moratorium and Banishment

YOU can Learn about the corruption and abuses of civil rights in Indian Country with a bit of reading and some "course work" on the injustices to Native Americans from their OWN TRIBES.

There has been so much coverage of the latest (meaning last two years) rash of tribal disenrollments at Nooksack, Grand Ronde, Hopland to name a few. 

I thought it would be good to bring some historical context to the issue.

CLICK ON PICTURES FOR ARTICLES




In this post, I put up links to some of  the many stories that have ended with over 11,000 Native Americans, suffering harm from their tribes, coupled with the failure of the BIA/Interior/Federal Governments to handle their trust responsibilities.

Each link will take you to a blog post, and each blog post can be shared on your FB pages, Twitter and Pinterest.   I hope it helps.  I'll revise as I get it together, there is a search bar on the upper left of the blog, search your tribe.  

Holly Cook Macarro, Wife of Tribal Chairman That has STOLEN $500 MILLION from Disenrollees Raises $400K to HILLARY

Indianz.com is reporting a Washington Post story of big time lobbyists raising money for the ethically challenged Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Hillary Clinton
Ethically Challenged Democrat Candidate

Prominent Indian lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro has raised $431,000 for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, The Washington Post reports.
As a bundler, Macarro was one of the lobbyists who raised the most money for the Hillary Victory Fund, the paper reported. The fund is a joint effort of Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Macarro is a member of the Red Lake Nation who worked at the White House during the Bill Clinton administration. She is now a partner at Ietan Consulting, an Indian law, lobbying and policy firm.
Macarro is married to Mark Macarro, once the subject of a recall attempt, the chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. Macarro, along with a felon were recently re-elected to the Tribal Council.
 



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NOOKSACK GENERAL COUNCIL: WE are the TRIBAL LAW, NOT Corrupt Council

Last Real Indians has a good news story, so far, of the General Council of the Nooksack Tribe standing up for their TRIBE, against the corrupt actions of a few council members.


Because the holdover Tribal Council refused to convene an election for four Tribal Council seats that was constitutionally required by March 19, 2016, and overthrew the Court before the election was about to be judicially compelled, the General Council convened the meeting and held its own election. 

Four non-Nooksack 306 members were elected to office: Robert Doucette, Vice Chairman, Bernie Roberts, Treasurer, Ron Roberts, Councilperson, and Jeremiah Johnny, Councilperson. Doucette served on the Tribe’s first Tribal Council after its recognition in 1973, and Bernie Roberts also previously served on the Tribal Council.

The new Councilpersons will soon be sworn in before the remaining four Councilpersons: Bob Kelly, Chairman, Nadene Zapata, Secretary, Carmen Tageant, Councilperson (whose recall from office by the holdover Tribal Council, the General Council also invalidated), and Bob Solomon, Councilperson.

Attendance was high despite now-former Councilperson Katherine Canete, who also serves as the Tribe’s General Manager, having sent an email out to all Nooksack employees just hours before the meeting, threatening any employee who attended the meeting with the loss of their job.


The meeting was held beyond Nooksack tribal lands, at the Deming Logging Show facility, to avoid interference or arrest by the Tribal Police, whose chief has failed to uphold tribal law in taking a court clerk to jail for violating

Read the rest of the story at: Last Real Indians

Pechanga Resort and Casino Site of Drug Bust: Meth and Heroin

Two Orange County residents suspected of drug-related crimes were arrested Saturday, July 16, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula.

Apartheid Reservation site of Drug Bust

Rudy Torres and Karina Melgoa, both residents of Santa Ana, are being held at the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department news release states.

At 5:24 a.m., (Nothing good happens after midnight?) deputies responded to the casino, located in the 45000 block of Pechanga Parkway, in response to reports of drug activity at a vehicle inside the parking structure.

During a preliminary search, deputies found a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin in Torres’ clothes, the release states.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered 183 grams (6 oz.) of methamphetamine and various drug contraband.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

EPIC Bureau of Indian Affairs FAIL: AGUAYO v. Jewell Filing for EN BANC Hearing for FAILURE to Uphold Fiduciary Responsibility.

Those Pala people that have had their citizenship STRIPPED by the corrupt Robert Smith have NOT given up.  This time, their fight is AGAIST THE BIA, for FAILURE to do their Fiduciary Duty. 

Thanks to Indianz.com for linking to my blog
NOT LEAVING
DRIVEN OUT with ASSISTANCE of the BIA

We posted last month about the loss at the 9th circuit. In reading the case from our layman's position, it seemed CLEAR the appeals court took the easy road to dismiss the case.

 They didn't even see that it was the Federal government's trust responsibility to Natives to protect their rights.


  • The Department has a discrete legal trust duty under 25 U.S.C. § 2 toensure tribal governing documents are legitimately adopted by the Tribe as a whole. 
  • Petitioners also contend that the Department has a legal trust duty to honorfinal decisions between the Department and the tribal government. Fed. R. App. P. 35(b)(2); 9th Cir.R. 35(a)(2). 
  • When the Department legally recognizes a tribal constitution and enrollment ordinance not passed by the majority of tribal members, it violates the Department’s trust responsibility and invites tribal corruption, oppression, tyranny and dictatorship. 
MONEY QUOTE:  The Bureau’s own former employee, Elsie Lucero stated under oath that the Band never legally ratified the Constitution as its governing document. [ER195-196] The submitted records demonstrate that the Department continued to recognize the Articles of Association as the Band’s governing document in its government-to-government relations both prior to petitioners’ agency appeal claiming that the Articles of Association were the Band’s governing document, and after the Assistant Secretary issued the Department’s 2013 decision.

Here is the filing, please, read, comment and SHARE.   Are you following me on Twitter  @opechanga.


Pechanga ReElects Corruption to Lead Tribe: Macarro Remains Chairman. FELON re-elected to Council

Thank you to all of you who had sent me election results. We appreciate having the results.

Looks like Corrina Sanchez is out of a job and a huge payday.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UPDATE! NOOKSACK People to Hold Meeting to TAKE BACK THEIR TRIBE from Kelly Faction's Corruption

After months of Bob Kelly and some council members maintaining positions PAST their expiration date, it appears the NOOKSACK people are working to TAKE BACK THEIR TRIBE.   We've written about the corruption of the Bob Kelly Faction....now, it looks like tribal citizens are at the end of their rope,  From a Facebook post.   THIS EFFORT has NOTHING TO DO With the Nooksack 306 issue.

Dear Nooksack People,
By now you have heard rumors that there is going to be an Emergency General Council Meeting on July 14th at the Deming Logging Show. The rumor is true. Please attend! The time is NOW! The plan is to discuss holding an election to fill the 4 seats for Vice Chairman, Treasurer, and the 2 councilman positions. 
We want to hear from you--the people. You are the VOICE! This ex-councils position was to listen to the voice of the people. The people are the ones who VOTED them in. The people are the ones with the POWER to vote them out.