Wednesday, March 22, 2017

AFTER 10,000 Native Americans Lose THEIR Citizenship, DOJ Seeks TO STRIP it's FIRST...FROM A TERRORIST

My friend JAZZ SHAW has a post up on HOTAIR.com , about the Department of Justice seeking to strip citizenship from a TERRORIST!  This is what you have to do to get your citizenship REVOKED.   NOT SO in Native America...

Jazz points out:

You can’t take away the citizenship of a natural born American citizen, but we have revoked that status for naturalized citizens in the past, including Nazis who were discovered living here after having fled Europe following World War II.

As I wrote here:

We are talking about treason or overthrowing the government as a serious offense. No disenrollees have threatened overthrow of their tribal government. No bearing arms against tribal councils. In Indian Country, you can lose your citizenship for simply disagreeing with the tribal council. Putting a “wrong” member on the council or speaking your mind about their business entities can get one stripped of their citizenship.

How many American’s have been stripped of their citizenship, can you name ONE? Did Christopher Boyce, who sold secrets to the Russians, or Robert Hannssen?  NO.  Has Charles Manson lost his citizenship? No. How about American terrorists who advocate death to American and sharia law? Nope, uh-uh, but in Indian Country, the number is in the THOUSANDS. We have tribes like Snoqualmie in Washington, that have stripped citizenship simply for taking a position opposite of the tribal council.


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Will TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TAKE OVER Nooksack Tribe?

Some Nooksack friends are sharing this on their FACEBOOK PAGES:

People of Nooksack 

For your information, the Nooksack Tribe currently has NO COUNCIL! They need a quorum of 5. There was no election held on March 19th, 2016.. 

Therefore their positions are NULL and VOID Lona Johnson's term is up Katherine Canete's position is up! Abby Smith's position is up! And Rick George--vice chairman's position is up. 

They cannot extend their positions according to the Constitution..They do not have the Constitutional power to extend their Rule.. They cannot Rule by Marshall Law! Please Share!

KGMI is reporting:

The federal government may have to take over the Nooksack tribe.

The tribe kicked out nearly 300 people, but did it without a duly elected tribal council, so the feds don’t recognize the dis-enrollments.

David Wilkins, a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota tracks tribal dis-enrollments.

“This may well be the strongest case where the federal government has finally stepped in, to finally stand up for the rights of those individuals facing dis-enrollment,” says Wilkins.

KUOW reports the federal government sent letters to the tribe, saying if the council doesn’t hold a fair election, it could come in and take control of tribal services.

Wilkins says a wave of dis-enrollments followed the rise of tribal casinos in the 1990s.

Dr. David Wilkins New Book DISMEMBERED is Available on AMAZON and GOOGLE: Disenrollment Analysis Please Buy and Read

Our friend Dr. David Wilkins has his book DISMEMBERED out for sale.

While the number of federally recognized Native nations in the United States are increasing, the population figures for existing tribal nations are declining. This depopulation is not being perpetrated by the federal government, but by Native governments that are banishing, denying, or disenrolling Native citizens at an unprecedented rate. Since the 1990s, tribal belonging has become more of a privilege than a sacred right. Political and legal dismemberment has become a national phenomenon with nearly eighty Native nations, in at least twenty states, terminating the rights of indigenous citizens.




I was THRILLED to be mentioned in the acknowledgements, along with our friends Cathy Cory of Chukchansi and Mark and Carla Maslin, who is from the Redding Rancheria.  And Gene and Alice Langton-Sloan, who are subject of a post from this morning are also included.


After LAYING with the DOGS of CHUKCHANSI, Osceola Blackwood Ivory Group Sues for FLEAS?

Oh my, how could anyone have known that an unscrupulous tribal entity of an unscrupulous tribe, the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians would breach a contract?  Say it out loud: $20 MILLION DOLLARS

See the filing here:    OBIG v. Chukchansi      I believe had this group done their due diligence, by simply reading Original Pechanga...they would have KNOWN they couldn't be trusted, right?




START HERE:

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians
Picayune Rancheria
Chukchansi thuggery
Nancy Ayala
Chukchansi disenrollment


Gene Sloan, Disenrolled from Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria HONORED for Protecting the Tribal Cultural Ways of the ENVIRONMENT

Our friend Alice Sloan was proud to inform us that her hubby Gene Sloan, who was first disenrolled over 22years ago from Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, then reinstated, and then tossed again from a 9th Circuit decision... was honored for his work in sharing his tribal cultural knowledge as you can see in his award here from the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council

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Congratulations Gene, on protecting our world and on practicing the ways of our ancestors, even if your tribe shames itself in its treatment of you.

Gene Sloan speaking in
Sacramento in 2005
against Disenrollment


Learn More on Disenrollment, Ethnic Cleansing in Indian Gaming Country at these Links:


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Dr. Lehman Brightman, Founder of UNITED NATIVE AMERICANS Needs HELP and Prayers.

Our friend Quanah Parker Brightman is asking for prayers of healing and strength for his father, UNA founder Lehman Brightman.  He's recovering from Septic shock and is at Walnut Creek Kaiser.    Help a Native Warrior.
Financial help with recovery and housing assistance can be donated at their GOFUNDME page    Dr. Brightman FOUGHT for Native Rights....can we do the same for him?




Quanah Parker Brightman, father
Dr. Lehman Brightman
Lehman L. Brightman is a Sioux and Creek Indian who was born on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Professor Brightman is the founder and National President of United Native Americans, Inc. an Indian organization formed in 1968, to promote the progress and general welfare of American Indians. In his capacity as President of UNA, Mr. Brightman has testified in two U.S Senate Hearings on the deplorable conditions of Indian boarding schools and hospitals on reservations. He led investigations of seven Indian boarding schools and three Indian hospitals due to the poor service and abusive treatment of Indian people. He is a former football and track star at Oklahoma State University where he earned a B.A. degree, and he has an M.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. 

Mr. Brightman is an ex-Marine and served one year in the Korean conflict where he was wounded in action. Professor Brightman established and coordinated the first Native American Studies Program in the United States at UC Berkeley in 1969, and has since taught at the University of California in San Diego, Sacramento State University, D-Q University, and Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California.   Brightman is the author of numerous articles on the history of Indian education and federal boarding schools. 

He is the former editor of the first International Indian newspaper called Warpath, and was involved in the occupation of Alcatraz, and the takeover of Wounded Knee, and led the takeover and occupation of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota in 1970. He was one of the national coordinators of the Longest Walk in 1978, and the Long Walk for Survival in 1980. At the present time, Mr. Brightman is writing a book on the history of the Indian Civil Rights Movement from the 1960's to the present.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Native America Calling: Disenrollment and Re-Enrollment Show 3/15 SHOW EMBEDDED

Native America Calling is doing it's annual show on Disenrollment on 3/15 at 10 am PDT.   This years episode includes Robinson Rancheria Chairman Eddie Crandell, who brought back members who were disenrolled under the late Tracy Avila.  The restoration of the tribe's honor is good for Indian Country.

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The Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians granted tribal membership back to 60 people who were disenrolled nine years ago. The action is a departure from a recent wave of disenrollement among some tribes in the west. 

Disenrolled members are no longer federally recognized tribal citizens and as a result lose benefits like health care, percap income and even housing. The Nooksack Indian Tribe is suing the federal government over sanctions imposed over election disputes stemming from disenrollment. 

Sovereignty gives independent tribal nations the ability to determine their members. But campaigns against disenrollment are aiming to change opinions on this perfectly legal act. Is mass disenrollment an idea whose time has come?

FOR MORE ON TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT,   CLICK THIS LINK

9th Circuit RULES AGAINST Former UNITED AUBURN chairwoman

The Sacramento Bee has the story of the 9th Circuit again failing to provide justice for aggrieved Indians under the Indian Civil Rights Act

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a challenge by former United Auburn tribal chairwoman Jessica Tavares and other dissident members who charged they were illegally banished and denied their shares of profits from the lucrative Thunder Valley Casino near Lincoln.
The ruling by the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, responding to a bitter 2013 clash in one of California’s wealthiest casino tribes and ensuing litigation, effectively rejected claims that the tribe “imposed unlawful restraints” on the “liberty” of Tavares and three other members by cutting off their income and banning them from United Auburn properties.

Pechanga Native Kent Appel, Native Songwriter/Poet's SONG on Disenrollment: A Paper Genocide (Lament of the Disenrolled Indian)

My cousin, Kent Appel, who contributes greatly to the comment section here, as 'AAMOKAT' is also a songwriter and poet.  His song on Disenrollment NAILS IT

"Casino people, Shameful Tribe, Betrayed Your Own, A Paper Genocide."

A PAPER GENOCIDE (LAMENT OF THE DISENROLLED INDIAN) 
BY KENT APPEL (‘AAMOKAT)

WE WERE ONE INDIAN NATION
WHEN THEY PUT US ON OUR RESERVATION
WE WERE AT ONE WITH THE LAND
BUILT OUR HOMES WHEN THERE WAS ONLY SAND

WE WERE ONE LAND WE WERE ONE TRIBE
NO CASINO JUST NATIVE PRIDE
BUT SOME OF THE FRIENDS WE HAD FOR YEARS
CAUSED A PAPER TRAIL OF TEARS

CASINO PEOPLE
SHAMEFUL TRIBE
BETRAYED YOUR OWN
A PAPER GENOCIDE


JUST A FEW YEARS AGO
WE WERE ALL UNITED IN A COMMON GOAL
TO PAVE A WAY TO A BETTER LIFE
BUT OUR SUCCESS IT BROUGHT STRIFE

CASINO PEOPLE
SHAMEFUL TRIBE
DESTROYED YOUR OWN
A PAPER GENOCIDE


I KNOW THAT SOMEDAY WHEN THEY’VE LEARNED
THEN THE PEOPLE WILL RETURN
WE WILL RETURN
WE WILL RETURN
WE WILL RETURN

With the Robinson Rancheria restoring their disenrolled last month and Enterprise last year, and Grand Ronde disenrolled triumphant in court...there is HOPE that tribal nations who disenroll, will do the right thing.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Guy Who Worked With Tribe that Abused Their OWN PEOPLE, Wants Transparency for Others UPDATE: Schmit responds

The author of this hit piece Charles Banks-Altekruse promoted the North Fork Rancheria's attempt at off reservation gaming, and also did work for the Robinson Rancheria a disenroller until recently.  He  reportedly did work for the ENTERPRISE RANCHERIA, WHILE it was disenrolling and abusing their members, now, he wants transparency for Stand Up's Cheryl Schmit  We have asked for comment from Schmit, but have not had a response as yet.

AND her response:
This public relations person (who also represents North Fork and Enterprise both seeking off reservation casinos)  obviously hired by the Tribe and Boyd Gaming is attempting to change the narrative.   The issue is the citizens of Elk Grove were not provided an open, fair or transparent process by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or the City Officials of Elk Grove.  
Moreover, the Regional Director Dutschke is involved in the decision-making in this case. The Regional Director, shares extensive family ties with members of the Wilton Rancheria. These ties present a clear conflict of interest. The Record of Decision was signed by Larry Roberts who lacked the authority to sign as a Principal Deputy Secretary and Michael Black lacked the authority to take land into trust.  There must be a thorough review by the IBIA.  Otherwise,  any decision to take land into trust will be inherently tainted and subject to investigation.


The Elk Grove City Council was correct in asking hard questions of Cheryl Schmit, the director of Stand Up for California!, regarding her intervention in the proposed Wilton Rancheria casino project.

People deserve to know whether this self-proclaimed ‘statewide gaming watchdog’ is indeed independent of conflicts of interest – or merely a ‘guard dog’ for established casino tribes and card rooms, as many suspect.

Lyle Davis: Disenrollment and Tribal Abuses and Solutions from an Outside Perspective

Friend and Editor of the Escondido weekly THE PAPER , Lyle Davis has some thought on what he's researched during the recent 3 months.  Feel free to comment and share.  Some of my comments are in blue
Lyle Davis Editor

Having just completed a two-part series on disenrollment as it affects both the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, I've become aware that this problem is not limited to just these two bands and their respective casinos but is simply a microcosm of what is happening statewide and nationwide.

I'm also aware that, because of sovereignty issues, the various tribes have little, if any, oversight on their distribution of revenues received from the casinos and the manipulation of these funds and/or disenrollment can and does have a major impact on tribal members.

There are frequent allegations of abuses, from skimming profits to using the casino revenue as a personal bank account, to settling political scores, to enhancing one's own personal income by disenrolling someone else. None of which allegations can be addressed by district attorneys or attorneys general at either the state or federal level, all because of the sovereignty issue.

The only solution, it appears to me, is to band together as one united Indian nation, elect some charismatic leaders who can motivate your members and then go on the warpath. No pun intended. This group, once formed, needs to descend on the offices at the county, state and federal level and raise hell - on a regular basis, demanding congressional legislation that opens up the books and requires accountability.  (OP: Lyle raises a good point in this clutters. On having a leader/leaders who will stand up.  The difference to me, is: I AM PECHANGA, my great great grandmother's LEGACY to ALL her descendants. I'm not going to be someone ELSE.  Also, as far as the Congress is concerned, it IS settled, the compacts were approved, without them caring about open books)

There is an incentive for state and federal governments to get involved . . . and it's financial. A greater percentage of casino revenues would flow into government coffers .. . and, given the multi-billion dollar industry the casinos represent, the amount would be meaningful. (OP:  I think it's past time that CA opens up gaming, government run)

Pressure needs to be regular and steady . . . peaceful . . but firm. You need to camp out on the doorstep of Assembly members, senate members, congressional offices, governors, bureaus, the Bureau of Indian Affairs . . . any governmental office that has any degree of influence over tribal affairs need to subjected to constant pressure. (Come election time . . . these candidates need to know there are votes and financial support available for those who offer sincere support. [Realize,however, that the casino treasury is overflowing with money for campaign contributions and regular paid lobbyists already on staff . . . so it's an uphill battle] - realistic proposals for new congressional legislation, at both the federal and state levels, need to be developed, proposed, promoted, and demanded.    (OP: Agreed, yet, trying to get those who are aggrieved, to even send an email is mostly unsuccessful)

Then, and only then, will the Indian Nations succeed in getting a fair shake. Good luck. Go to work! Make it happen!

Mark Macarro Called OUT for Destroying 8 Pechanga Generations #StopDisenrollment

Here are young descendants of Paulina Hunter, ages 5 thru 9 years, disenrolled from Pechanga 107 years after her death  They are the 8th generation of Pechanga people that are traceable.
Paulina Hunter Descendants
8th generation stripped of their heritage prior to birth by Mark Macarro

The children are the  REAL faces of those harmed by their own people, in this advocacy movement and in some cases, their OWN FAMILIES.
Been seeing a lot of pictures of Natives against Tribal Disenrollment, HAVE YOU posted?

Mark Macarro of Pechanga got rid of 25% of his tribe, including elders, and children and the UNBORN.  Additionally, he's kept his own COUSINS from their rightful place in the tribe.