Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dry Creek Tribal Council becoming Laughing Stock of Indian Community

Money Quote: ARE YOU GUYS CRAZY?

Dry Creek, even the THREE STOOGES knew what they were doing. Do you?


The turmoil within the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians took an odd turn last week as several members of the board of directors moved to recall each other, then rescinded their actions two days later.

The judges are going to LOVE YOU. Say it with me: You guys ARE crazy.

Read the article about the goofballs from Dry Creek HERE



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

PLEASE, don't insult the Three Stooges by comparing them to these morons

Allen L. Lee said...

I have to show admiration and support for the board members who stood up for the inherent right of citizenship for the threatened and dis-enrolled Pomo.
This is what I have been asking for from all the dis-enrollment tribes, people from the inside who will stand in the inside against the human rights acts.
They call it a move to "Grandfather" citizens, meaning that if they are already recognized, they can not be challenged or removed. I call citizenship, once duly recognized, an inherent right, also meaning that once a person is in possession of a right, it can not be removed by another individual or government without just cause.
If or when those board members ask a non- Pomo like myself to support them from the outside, I can and will do so knowing that we have like ideas and goals regarding human rights.
Congratulations to those Dry Creek Rancheria board members who, by exercising a sovereign right to internal dissent, took that most couragous step of demonstrating that Native soveriegnty is not the true enemy of those dis-enrolled or threatened with it, but a failed policy or recognition, by both the tribes and the U.S. of what human rights for native peoples truly is with-in the tribes.

Anonymous said...

i agree, allen, for the most part...

however...i don't know about the dry creek constitution, but i do know that the picayune constitution has absolutely NO provision for the possibility of disenrollment of ANY tribal member...

although this fact was well established by those being brought to "hearing", the tribal council chose to allow the disenrollment of over 600 chukchansi citizens anyway, applying ex-post facto law from an enrollment ordinance changed many times over since it's employment (years AFTER the Picayune Constitution was written and approved, I might add....in direct violation of said constitution)

although the current tribal council at the time proposed an ammendment that would have kept all currently enrolled individuals within the tribe, the tribal council then abruptly withdrew it under pressure from a certain faction within the tribe--even though it had already been sent out to the general membership for a vote to be approved for ballot...

the actions of tribal councils CAN be deceiving...i would say that the dry creek situation is far from over, and i wouldn't be surprised if the proposed disenrollments occur there anyway...i can almost predict all the reasons the tribal council will give in proceeding, as i have heard them all from what occurred at picayune...

only time--much time--will tell if they have truly come to their senses at dry creek...