Does this mean that CILS supports those tribes that disenfranchise their members? Why would they hold a conference at a reservation that is more concerned about hurting Indians, that with keeping the tribe together?
Here is there main office phone number: (800) 835-0284 It's a good idea to call and voice your displeasure.
Tribal courts conference in Redding
REDDING - Redding Rancheria Tribal Government will host the 2008 California Indian Legal Services Tribal Courts conference May 8 and 9, at the Redding Rancheria Community Center, behind Win-River Casino.
This is a two-day state-wide conference that will feature a host of panel discussions on topics relevant to tribal courts, tribal leaders, and the tribal community. OP: How about the scourge of tribal disenrollments? The upcoming LOSS of sovereignty?
Featured presenters will include tribal court judges and representatives from tribal courts in California, as well as experts from across the state to present information about gaining community support for tribal courts, creating judicial independence, preparing rules of ethics for tribal court judges and much more.
Panels include a welcome from Redding Rancheria's Chairperson, Barbara Murphy and CEO Tracy Edwards.
"The Redding Rancheria is excited to host the upcoming Tribal Court Conference," Edwards said. "This is an excellent opportunity for us to come together with other tribal community leaders to discuss relevant issues regarding tribal courts."
Here are some suggestions from Matt Root, WINTU tribal member:
Please host this event somewhere besides the redding rancheria as they are probably the worst violaters of native californian civil rights, I cannot attend this event as the members of the rancheria are the perpetuators of violence and slander towards wintu members, and actively oppose the advancement of wintu people PARTICULARLY in the legal field. Personal threats eminating from redding rancheria council members towards wintu people hastens the ability of the actual wintu members to benefit from any training events like this held at the rancheria, and is sad. the wintu people should not be denied inclusion in events such as this in concert with CILS.
Be mindful of what tribes you host events with, consider not hosting events with tribes that have disenrolled their members and subsequently hidden behind soverignty, and as a result making all of us look bad. When considering where to hold events like this please be mindful of the possible community disposition twards the host, and consider not supporting the the tribes like the redding rancheria just because of the fact that they contribute monetarily to CILS.
WHO ARE THE CILS? Are they just Grant whores?
Please do not attend this event. Does CILS support disenrollments in Indian Country? Have they supplied legal advice to tribes? More importantly, HAVE THEY HELPED those Indians damaged by tribes like Pechanga, Redding, Picayune and others?