Wednesday, December 7, 2016

When A Wannabe Cherokee's Collaborator Gets...BUTTHURT

A comical exchange today on Facebook between my friend, Cherokee genealogist David Cornsilk and a young college journalist. She asked David to speak on a topic that he's extremely qualified for.   Shortly thereafter he gets a message:

Hi David, I find myself in an immensely uncomfortable situation. This is so going to sound soooo completely random, but, it seems you have had a serious conflict with a member of my PhD dissertation committee, Dr. Jace Weaver.* I have not been privy to any details. Please do not feel inclined to defend yourself or express your side. I do not wish to know anything about what has happened, but since he is my mentor, I need to handle this especially gracefully. (OP: Do not piss off the Wannabe who's gonna grade me?)


Having done a little background research, I read that your daughter has obtained a law degree and has experience in human rights. Would it be too much to ask that we might divert the request for commentary to her? I'm extremely sorry for this most unexpected development. 

Kind Regards, Courtney

David, always ready with a reply, did:

I  haven't had any conflict with him, YET. I just keep pointing out he's an ethnic fraud and liar. He keeps avoiding the issue.  (OP:  LOL, no conflict there!)
The fact that he is poisoning Indian country, including silencing my voice, however unintentionally, through you only steels my resolve to expose him for the phony he is.
Your own weakness does not bode well for your career. Ya sure you'll probably go far. But I hope you ALWAYS remember this moment you let a wannabe silence a real indigenous voice.
I won't be suggesting my daughter do anything for you. She has too much integrity for such BS.
Take care

BOOM! The kid strikes back:

Please consider doing your own research on Dr. Jace Weaver. Someone -- not naming any names -- is a little drunk on haterade and his vision is hazy.  (OP: That doesn't even leave a mark)

From the comments:


....If he can lie about his very identity for personal gain, how can anything else he has done be trusted?

Wannabes like Jace Weaver are a threat to indigenous identity and tribal sovereignty.

You put your own personal relationship with Jace Weaver, and desire to have your dissertation accepted, above journalistic integrity. It's not too late to keep your integrity intact. Do the right thing.

Courtney responds:

Yes....I decided to not collaborate with you out of respect for someone I respect, who's reputation you have baselessly attacked. It's on me. All me. Your behavior -- with the public post -- has shown me all I need to know about you. It has nothing to do with Dr. Jace Weaver. But have fun making this entire situation about you. You need counseling  (OP:  Is psychology her minor, or maybe a double major?)   Then, she quit responding, because backing up her assertions would melt the snowflake?

Lot's of comedy there by a young, perhaps starstruck student..who has "skimmed" the material, but hasn't made a deep dive.  Read this from David:
Clearing up Misconception on Cherokee Identification 

As was said.....there's a cream for that butthurt...

*Weaver had claimed Cherokee identity, but stopped when confronted with the fact...that he was not on the rolls, thus not a member


Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault Ask Protectors to LEAVE STANDING ROCK

After successfully fighting the Dakota Pipeline, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault is asking for the protectors to return home.  He's asking law enforcement to do the same.   Which group will respect the chairman's wishes?
Standing Rock Protectors, in better weather


“We’re thankful for everyone who joined this cause and stood with us.” He added, “The people who are supporting us … they can return home and enjoy this winter with their families. Same with law enforcement. I am asking them to go.”

A civilian leader in the Army made the decision to deny an easement to the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline despite Army Corps of Engineers recommendations that it be granted, according to officials and a document.

But because of the pipeline’s size — 30 inches in diameter — its approval went to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, an official said…

When asked why Assistant Secretary Darcy decided to go against the Corps of Engineers recommendation, Kelley her spokesperson said, “the Army decided that the totality of circumstances call for additional analysis, a more robust consideration of alternatives, and additional public information.”


LYING, Thieving, Civil Rights Abusing Redding Rancheria Moving Win River Casino Near Redding

The Redding Rancheria of California is finally moving forward with plans for a new casino at a bigger location.
The tribe has submitted a land-into-trust application for a 232-acre site near the city of Redding. A scoping meeting -- the first step in a long journey -- takes place December 21.

"We are currently engaged in a process that will most likely take a few years to complete," Tracy Edwards, the tribe's chief executive officer, said in a post on Facebook.

Edwards said the tribe was "extremely excited" to start work on the project, which has been in the works for more than a decade. But the effort suffered a setback in 2010, when the Bureau of Indian Affairs said the land could not be used for a casino under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

The tribe took the matter to court and won a favorable decision that opened the door for resubmitting the land-into-trust application. At issue was a controversial gaming regulation that appeared to limit the tribe's options until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined otherwise in January 2015.
If the BIA approves the application, the tribe plans to close the Win-River Resort and Casino, which is located on a much smaller 2.3-acre site. Plans call for a facility with a 140,000 square-foot casino, a hotel with about 250 rooms, retail and an event/convention center.

"We are part of the community and we look forward to input from the community as we work through this project," Edwards said. "This project will have a huge, positive input on the county, the city, and the tribe, it could potentially bring many jobs and visitors to our region."

Monday, December 5, 2016

Kathy Peltier: Leonard Peltier Is My Father and He Deserves Clemency

I've known Kathy Peltier and her mother Anne for about 7 years, working with them on a special project.  I'm honored to help widen the reach of her TIME magazine article about her father Leonard Peltier.

Leonard Peltier now 71


Here's a MONEY QUOTE:

My father was ultimately extradited from Canada 40 years ago, convicted of the agents’ killings and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences based on testimony that the FBI has admitted they knew was perjured.

and...


My worst fear is that my father will die in prison, and that I will never know him as a free man. Clemency for my father would mean our family would get to spend what’s left of his life together for the first time. That freedom would also mean that he can get the help and treatment he truly needs. The truth is, I don’t know how much longer he will be alive. But I do know that even a week with him would mean the world to me. And I know that to watch him die in prison, without clearing his name, would devastate our family even more than the past four decades have.
My father and our family have lived with this injustice for far too long. At this moment, only the president can decide his fate. I hope that President Obama will grant Leonard Peltier clemency before it’s too late.

FAUXAHONTAS (Elizabeth Warren) DISCOVERS Dakota Pipeline; Heitkamp Pissed at Army Corp

AMAZING, Fake Elizabeth Warren discovered #NoDAPL this weekend!

For months, the Standing Rock Sioux and thousands of others have opposed a pipeline that many believe risks contaminating the tribe’s water supply. What have they faced in response? Attack dogs. Rubber bullets. Tear gas. Water hoses in freezing temperatures. 

A 21-year-old graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts had her arm nearly destroyed. And last week, the governor directed state and local agencies to refuse emergency assistance as a way to expel the tribe and their “water protector” supporters.

The response to Warren hasn’t been very kind. Here’s a sample of messages left on her Facebook page:

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?