Friday, October 10, 2008

Former Redding Rancheria Members Fight to Protect their Property

It's not easy to survive on your own property when the tribe can steamroll you.

Members of a family disenrolled from the Redding Rancheria tried to stop ongoing road construction Tuesday near the Win-River Casino expansion project.

About a dozen members of the Foreman family and their supporters attempted to block a construction project that will remove a driveway on rancheria property that leads to one of the family's homes. The road is being widened as part of a casino expansion. Bob Foreman Jr., whose father Bob Foreman Sr. owns land adjacent to the casino, said the family is not opposed to the casino's growth. "If we were part of the tribe still, we would want to expand," he said.
But the family is concerned that the construction could impede on its land or make getting in and out unsafe, Foreman said. Tuesday's protest was the latest chapter in a long-standing dispute involving tribal lineage at the Redding Rancheria, and prompted a call from Win-River Casino officials to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning told the protesters that they needed to move. Members of the Foreman family said they were there because they wanted to see any permits the Redding Rancheria had for the roadwork.

Barbara Murphy, the tribe's chairwoman, said the land that the road and the driveway sit on are owned by the tribe. Being a sovereign nation, she said the rancheria isn't required to file for permits with the city or county.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Foreman's are courageous enough to stand up for what the believe is right.

Who stand up with them?

PHunter said...

Great work in standing up for your beliefs in what is right.

stand your ground said...

The Foreman Family Members are out there and they have always been strong and courageous in their fight for their inherited rights.
... AIRRO STANDS WITH THEM...

'aamokat said...

When are people going to wake up and realize that a lot of big gaming tribes are abusing their own people and the Redding Racherria trying to make it difficult for the Foremans to get in and out of their own property is just the latest example?

For those who don't know the Foreman's were kicked out of their tribe because Redding Rancheria claimed they were not blood relatives of the people they claimed their linage from.

The Foremans exumed two of their ancestors and did DNA testing that verified that they are in fact direct descendants of the tribe but they were kicked out anyway.

Now the tribe wants to pile on by making life more difficult for the family.

I wonder if anyone from the Redding tribe will come here and defend any of the tribe's actions, especially the disenrollment of the Foremans?

I DOUBT IT! IF THEY DO, I AM SURE THEY WILL JUST CRY SOVEREIGNTY JUST LIKE ALL OF THE OTHER WEASLES DO!

Chukchansi said...

It would be so much better if the tribes used their sovereignty for the good of ALL their rightful members. In Picayune Rancheria's case, they got rid of 500 of us.

How is it possible for good people to let this happen to their brothers?