Friday, December 2, 2016

DONALD TRUMP SUPPORTS DAKOTA PIPELINE in Statement Today

Well, NOW we know why he was silent during the election, as was Hillary:

A communications briefing from Trump’s transition team said despite media reports that Trump owns a stake in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP.N), the company building the pipeline, Trump’s support of the pipeline “has nothing to do with his personal investments and everything to do with promoting policies that benefit all Americans.”

“Those making such a claim are only attempting to distract from the fact that President-elect Trump has put forth serious policy proposals he plans to set in motion on Day One,” said the daily briefing note sent to campaign supporters and congressional staff.

Sen. Maria Cantwell Requested to Hold Field Hearings on NOOKSACK Tribe's Human Rights Abuses

Our friends from the Nooksack 306 are initiating a request for Washington's Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray to hold field hearings over the abuses of civil and human rights by the unrecognized Bob Kelly led council of the Nooksack Tribe.

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell

Here is a sample of what they were asking:

I am calling to request ask the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearings on the growing number of civil rights abuses occurring at the reservation of the Nooksack Tribe.

The number of civil and human rights violations at Nooksack has reached epidemic proportions.  One third of the tribe have been stripped or denied the basic due process and equal protection rights provided for in the United States Constitution, the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (“ICRA”), and tribal laws.  This is happening even though the current council is NOT recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
    Considering the current situation and an environment which rewards the villain and punishes the victim, I ask you, “How do you plan to address this problem?”


I believe that hearings on the current civil rights situation in Indian Country are not only warranted, they are long overdue.  Your Trust Responsibility is to ALL Native Americans, not just to corrupt Chairmen and their Councils.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Indian Health Service WILL WATCH NOOKSACK 306 ELDERS DIE

A stern letter from Indian Health has NOT stopped the denial of health care to Native Americans being disenrolled by an invalid Nooksack Tribal Council.

HERE is an example of what that healthcare loss can mean.


We need field hearings by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.  Here's  a link to a letter to send to Chairman John Barrasso.

The BIA has refused to recognize the current council but they haven't put a stop to them running the tribe.

This is bordering on the CRIMINAL.   SPEAK OUT...write YOUR representative..

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

NM Senator Martin Heinrich Expresses GRAVE CONCERNS over #NoDAPL BRUTALITY

Department of GOOD STARTS.

New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, in a letter to President Obama on #NoDAPL expresses grave concerns about the conditions, and POTUS's response to the brutality of ND police.  WHO is next?



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NOOKSACK Disenrolls 33% of their LIVING Tribal Members; Dead will also be Exterminated




The Nooksack Tribe of Washington has removed 289 "non-Indians" from the rolls, scumbag Chairman Bob Kelly confirmed last Wednesday.
Kelly, who reportedly is ADOPTED into the Nooksack Tribe, did not address claims that his tribe is functioning without a valid governing body. Instead, he characterized the action as a means of correcting mistakes in the rolls.

“This has been a long and difficult process, and the Nooksack people are glad it’s finally over,” Kelly said in a press release. “Both tribal and federal law recognize that sovereign tribal nations have the right to determine their own membership."

According to the press release, the dispute began in 1983, when certain individuals were "erroneously or fraudulently" enrolled in the tribe. Many of those who were removed are part of a group known as The Nooksack 306 and Kelly said they were unable to prove their citizenship.

"The individuals disenrolled today all failed to show that they are lineal descendants of Nooksack tribal members, or that they have at least ¼ degree of Indian blood," Kelly said. "Each was provided a disenrollment hearing, with advance notice, as well as an opportunity to provide proof of membership to satisfy the enrollment criteria set out in the Nooksack Constitution. They either would not, or could not, prove their status as Native Americans, and in fact, they didn’t even try.”   OP:  He did not even MEET with all of them, and has no proof that the right people were on the other side of the line.

The hearings referenced by Kelly took place over the phone -- not in front of the tribal council -- and lasted, at most, 10 minutes for each person, according to accounts shared by The Nooksack 306. Participants derided the proceedings as a mockery of their rights.

"I stood firm in my ways, spoke from the heart and on behalf of my late mother and grandmother," Toni Jones, who was among those disenrolled, said in an account shared by the group. "I will not be bullied by a fake council and I am not scared to stand up to them and speak the truth. Our history is not made up, first of all we have our oral history and second we have the documentation to prove our Nooksack heritage."

Both the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service warned Kelly about the lack of a quorum on his nine-member council. According to the two agencies, four seats on the governing body have been vacant since March, and any actions taken since then -- including the mass disenrollment -- are not considered to be valid.

Yet nether agency has appeared to take any punitive actions thus far. Deborah Alexander, who was among those removed, on Monday said she has been denied medical and dental services at a clinic the tribe operates under a self-determination contract with the IHS.

But failing to comply with the contract could eventually result in some sort of action, the IHS told Kelly in a November 18 letter, a copy of which was posted by Turtle Talk. Although the letter wasn't specific, federal agencies have gone so far as to withhold federal funds in similar governance disputes.

OP:  From Nooksack 306 Facebook page:

Elders are receiving calls from the clinic and are being told they are no longer eligible for services there. Emily at the Clinic is telling them all that she was given a list of people to call with that bad news. Lona surely gave her that list. Utterly disgraceful and dishonorable



To address the apparent lack of a quorum, the tribe is holding a primary on December 17. But an official 2016 voter's list does not include any of the people who were removed in the purge.

The list appears to contain fewer than 600 names so the tribe has cut its rolls by about 33 percent with the removal of the 289 people.

WHO BELONGS to Native Nations? Conference is Arizona on Tribal Kinship March 9-10, 2017

The list of attendees grows, with some heavy hitters including Dr. Matthew Fletcher, David Wilkins and Gabe Galanda.   CAN YOU ATTEND?

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DONALD TRUMP, the POMPOUS WINDBAG THINKS You Should LOSE your CITIZENSHIP if YOU BURN THE FLAG


As SOMEONE who has actually LOST his citizenship, mine was STRIPPED from me and my extended family and our ancestors by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians of Temecula, CA, run by Mark Macarro and aided/abetted by his Democrat Hillary Supporting wife Holly Cook Macarro,...Trump's statement offends me.



Lose your citizenship for expressing your 1st Amendment rights? No.    Get your ass kicked for burning our flag...maybe.

Can you name any American that has lost his citizenship in the last 50 years?

Native Americans STRIPPED of Tribal Citizenship explains what happens.  And you DO remember when the DRY CREEK POMOS looked to limit free speech, right?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cherokee Nation SUES Federal Government over TRUST FUND Accounting.

The Cherokee Nation is suing the federal government in order to secure an accounting of its trust funds.

Citing dozens of treaties and agreements dating to the late 1700s, the tribe said it has never been provided with a proper accounting of the proceeds from land sales, oil and gas development and other activities. A dollar figure wasn't provided but similar cases have been settled for tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars.

“There is a strong desire for resolution of these breach of trust issues,” Chief Bill John Baker said in a press release. “This is long overdue, and the Cherokee people are owed their rightful assets and resources. It is my duty as Principal Chief to make sure the United States upholds their promises to our people.”
The complaint was filed in federal court in Oklahoma on Monday. It comes on the 231st anniversary of the tribe's first treaty with the United States.

"This legal action is necessary because the United States government managed and controlled the Cherokee Nation’s property but never in hundreds of years provided a full accounting as the law requires,” said Todd Hembree, the tribe's attorney general

More than 100 tribes have settled similar lawsuits with the Obama administration. As of late September, the total value has grown to $3.3 billion.
Many, but not all, of those cases had been filed toward the end of the Bush administration because tribes faced a critical deadline to assert their claims. The first big round of settlements arrived in April 2012 and dozens more followed over the years.

It can typically take years for a breach of trust case to reach a point where a settlement might be reached.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Fidel Castro Dead. why wait to overthrow Tribal Dictators

Good news that a tyrant is dead at 90.  True story that only the good die young. Castro survived Kennedy by 53 years.

Do tribes really want dictators like Bob Kelly of Nooksack, Robert Smith of Pala, and Mark Macarro of Pechanga to stay in power that long?

THINK

SHAME that Castro lived to see Cuba opened....