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.

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


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.



“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.”


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 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.


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....

Monday, November 27, 2017

Trump NAILS IT! Couldn't be MORE Culturally Insensitive

With the backdrop of Andrew "Indian Killer" Jackson, President Donald Trump spoils the day of honor for Navajo code talkers

Just stick to the script Mr. President.  It's true, that Elizabeth Warren is a WANNABE and a heritage thief. Readers can find her detailed genealogy done by Twila Barnes who writes Thoughts From Polly's Granddaughter blog, but disparaging a REAL Native, Pocahontas, and using her name in a derogatory manner, IS CULTURALLY insensitive. 

Donald Trump bloviates about
Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren

Yes, the code talkers of World War II day of honor was disgraced, and here's part of the statement by Navajo President Begaye:
“In this day and age, all tribal nations still battle insensitive references to our people. The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy,” President Begaye said. “As Native Americans, we are proud people who have taken care of this land long before there was the United States of America and we will continue to fight for this Nation.”
President Begaye said the Navajo Nation does not want to engage in this dialogue between Sen. Warren and President Trump.
The purpose of the day’s event was to honor all Native American Code Talkers who used their native languages to encode sensitive messages and protect U.S. wartime communications in both World Wars I and II.
“It was our Code Talkers that ensured the freedom of the United States and that’s what is important to remember here,” President Begaye said.

Fauxahontas, or maybe IRON EYES WARREN after FAKE INDIAN Iron Eyes Cody?

After Murders, Carjackings and Beatings at PECHANGA CASINO, Law Enforcement holds Active Shooter Exercises

After the crimes at Pechanga of Murder, attempted murder carjacking and beating of a customer (by Pechanga Security no less) tribe holds active shooter exercise.

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency medical technicians flooded a Pechanga Resort & Casino parking lot as dozens of people – many seen complaining of injuries – were rushed out of the nearby employment training building. Several onlookers watched calmly from a nearby parking garage.

The surreal scene was part of a planned active shooter training exercise Wednesday night, Nov. 15, which included members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Fire Department, the FBI and Pechanga Tribal Rangers, among other agencies.

Jason Keeling, fire chief for the Pechanga Fire Department, said recent active shooter situations made members of the department decide it was important to start training for such incidents.