Thursday, March 15, 2018

New Scholarship on California Mission System: The TRUTH is being EXPOSED...the CHUMASH Rebellion

Such an an interesting, untold story of the abuses suffered by California's Native American tribes under the mission systems that those sugar cube mission models never tell.

The salmon-hued tower of Mission La Purisima looms over the pastoral grounds near Lompoc where generations of California fourth-graders field trip each year to learn about the state’s mission era and the people who called Purisima home centuries ago.
La Purisima Mission

But life at the mission wasn’t always so serene. Forced hard labor, deadly outbreaks of disease, and the prohibition of native languages were the reality for the Chumash Indians who lived there.

For anyone who visits La Purisima on March 16, the day marks the anniversary of a bloody battle.

Twila Barnes, Cherokee Genealogist Exposes Warren's Fraud on National Television

My friend, Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes, who writes the blog Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter was on nationally televised show Tucker Carlson Tonight explaining how her work on Elizabeth Warren's ancestry, which you can find HERE, proves she is NOT Cherokee.

Let's hope other television shows want to get to the TRUTH, about Elizabeth Warren's IDENTITY THEFT.

Watch the video:

Monday, March 12, 2018

9th Circuit Judge: Nooksack Tribe Run By a TIN POT DICTATOR; BIA STILL Recognizes Leader Bob Kelly

Almost a year after being called out for "abuses of power," the Nooksack Tribe has won recognition of its leadership amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

The Trump administration on Friday affirmed the results of a recent election in which voters filled four vacant seats on the council. The move marks the first time since 2016 that the tribe, based in Washington, has had a valid governing body.

Watch 9th Circuit video here

"The Nooksack people have spoken and we look forward to continuing our responsibility to serve our people," Chairman Bob Kelly said in a news release after the tribe received word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

PALA vs. Pechanga Casino Expansions: Pechanga KNOCKS OUT PALA

Pala Casino Spa & Resort confirmed an unspecified number of layoffs, citing facility closures prompted by a $170 million expansion and remodeling as well as economic pressures from “an increasingly competitive Southern California casino resort market.”

THANKS ROBERT SMITH, Mark Macarro is kicking your ass in the business arena.  Two titans of disenrollment in business clash, PALA on the losing end.....

Elizabeth Warren : NO DNA TEST! NO 23 and Me! And NO HELP to "Other" Indians

Is Warren's lies really important? Yes, because as a Native American, you'd think she'd stand up for those of us who have been harmed by both the BIA and our own tribes.

In the Cobell suit the BIA was accused of mismanagement on Individual Indian Money accounts. Has Warren looked out for us?

The BIA shifts positions depending on the situation. Mostly the agency pretends it has no obligation to individuals, but when issues escalate it becomes clear that individual Indians have interests in land, assets, and resources just as tribes have. Has Warren done ANYTHING to PROTECT OUR ASSETS from tribes?

Individual Indians also participate in federal programs and receive services and benefits just like tribes. Yet Warren REFUSED to meet with Cherokee, with Natives at Harvard and has NEVER responded to our emails requesting help.

Yet, here she is....defending her Nativehood....

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., argued that her family’s claim to Native American ancestry is an indelible part of who she is — something that can never be taken away.  OP:  Old wives tales are NOT the truth ...of Cherokee Heritage.  Her GENEALOGY has been CHEROKEE genealogists including TWILA BARNESWarren defended herself on NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” Sunday morning when asked what she thought about taking an easily accessible DNA test, such as those offered by 23andMe or Ancestry, to settle the ongoing controversy over her heritage.
It's Her Life and She Can
Lie if she Wants To

Rather than address that question specifically, Warren told a story about how her mother and father, born and raised in Oklahoma, met as teenagers and fell head-over-heels in love. Her father’s family was bitterly opposed to their relationship, she said, because her mother was part Native American, but the couple eloped and persevered.

“That’s the story that my brothers and I all learned from our Mom and our Dad, from our grandparents and all of our aunts and uncles. It’s a part of me, and nobody is going to take that part of me away — not ever,” Warren said.

After hearing this story, Todd returned to his initial concern: Why not do genealogical research or take a DNA test to find out her actual heritage? What’s wrong with knowing whether her family’s story was the truth?

“I do know. I know who I am. And never used it for anything, never got any benefit out of it anywhere,” she said.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

CA GOV Jerry Brown Excoriates Jeff Session on Civil Rights, YET HE SUPPORTS APARTHEID and REWARDS IT

California Governor, Jerry Brown, railed against a "fellow from Alabama" going after illegals and suing California for acting outside of federal law.

That's RICH.  Jerry supported APARTHEID in his state, or rather, an APARTHEID practicing tribe.

We wrote about it in August 'member. This is WHAT HE SUPPORTS:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Non Native Elizabeth Warren IGNORED Real Native Americans While at Harvard Law

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) was invited at least three times to speak with Native American students at Harvard Law School while she was a faculty member, but she never accepted, according to a former president of a Native American student group.
The FAKE, Non Native Democrat
Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts 

Dr. Gavin Clarkson, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who received both a doctorate and a law degree from Harvard while Warren was a professor, says he "personally invited" her three times to visit with Harvard's Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), which he headed while attaining his dual degree. Warren, who had identified as a minority in law professor directories and was touted by Harvard as a Native American hire, never accepted his invites.
"I was on campus at Harvard for five years, from 1998 to 2003," Clarkson said. "Warren was identified in the AALS law teacher directory as an American Indian faculty member."
"Hi, we're the Native American students on campus and it would be nice to meet the only Native American professor on the faculty," was the message Clarkson was attempting to get across, but he says he was dismissed by Warren every time.
"I personally invited Elizabeth Warren, face to face, three separate times," Clarkson said.
"I did it at least once per year for three straight years," he said. "She basically dismissed me all three times."
Warren's office did not respond to requests for comment on her interaction with NALSA while at Harvard.
The current leadership of Harvard's NALSA chapter says it has never invited Warren to speak, despite her thin ties to the Native American community.
"As far as I know, NALSA has never extended an invite to Elizabeth Warren despite her attenuated ties to the Native American community," said co-president Chris Childers, a member of the Echota Cherokee Tribe. "We have no plans to do so under the current leadership."  ( THEY KNOW A FAKE)
Clarkson's goal when he led the student group was to improve Harvard's outreach to the American Indian community, which he viewed as something Warren should have taken the lead on given her claimed heritage.
"We were constantly concerned about the fact that Harvard was doing a terrible job relative to peer institutions at recruiting American Indian students, despite the fact that Harvard was founded in its original charter to educate American Indians," Clarkson said.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Another year, and the same old story coming from the National Council of American Indians:  DEAFENING SILENCE ON DISENROLLMENT

The NCAI agenda is here with four and a half days of meetings and events and NOT a MINUTE to discuss the civil and human rights abuses OF Native Americans, By tribes such as Nooksack, Pechanga, Pala, Redding Rancheria.  This make a grand total of ZERO minutes the past decade. 

They couldn't even make time to CELEBRATE those tribes that have returned members to their rightful status, like Enterprise Rancheria and Graton, or acknowledge the Cherokee Freedmen gaining their rightful status.

What does it take for the epidemic to reach the heights of this political organization?
ELDER ABUSE?   Nope, silence
CHILD ABUSE?    Nuh, uh, quiet
Apartheid?             Never speak of it
Voting abuses?     Shh, family secret
Fraud?                   Not our business

But by all means, let's give a FAKE, undocumented white woman to speak and save the Indian.  

Two years ago, the noted professor David Wilkins spoke about against the absence of the big named Native organizations in our post:  Native American Groups MIA on Dismemberment.....

Have they JUMPED the SHARK?

Elizabeth Warren Brings her High Cheekbones to the National Congress of American Indians ADMITS she is NOT a Tribal Member

Elizabeth Warren was conspicuously not scheduled to speak at the NCAI Tribal Nations Policy Summit in Washington, DC, despite being the only Senator to claim a Native American heritage.

Warren made a surprise appearance on Wednesday, addressing allegations that she has lied about her ancestry. Cherokee genealogists including our friend Twila Barnes have traced Warren’s family tree and found no evidence to support her claim of minority status.

Warren has shifted her stance, since being slammed numerous times this year, by Cherokees.  She ADMITS she is NOT enrolled, nor her family members on any rolls.

"I get why some people think there’s hay to be made here. You won’t find my family members on any rolls, and I’m not enrolled in a tribe.”
“And I want to make something clear. I respect that distinction. I understand that tribal membership is determined by tribes — and only by tribes.

went on to address the problems in the Native American community and promised that she would share their stories in Congress.

Better LATE than NEVER, right?  One writer has it right:

 If she didn’t care much about Native American issues before, she does now. A lot. And will until November 3, 2020.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Annual Stop Disenrollment Visual Campaign Slated for February 8, 2018

Original Pechanga's Blog which has been the leading website in Indian Country to protest the disaster ofTribal Disenrollment is PROUD to STAND with the once per year Visual Advocacy movement STOP DISENROLLMENT


On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the online visual advocacy movement, Stop Disenrollment, will launch once again.
Stop Disenrollment went viral on February 8, 2016, and again last year on February 8, catching international media attention. The movement is poised to raise social consciousness again this year. Prominent Native Americans like author Sherman Alexie, former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke, rapper-actor-entrepreneur Litefoot, film director Chris Eyre, fashion designer Bethany Yellowtail, and Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills headlined the 2016 and 2017-campaigns.

The visual advocacy movement is a grassroots Native reaction to tribal politicians who have, over the last decade, exiled thousands of their own relatives from tribal communities and homelands, through a colonially inspired practice called “disenrollment.” 
Disenrollment is NOT the Indian Way
Disenrollment is happening because of money, control of power and to settle old scores, as well as some quid pro quo...