Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Oranna Felter: Mixed Blood Uintas Continue Fight to Repeal Public Law 671

Our friend Oranna Felter has a letter to editor up that points out that the fight of the Mixed Blood Uinta's is NOT over.  They are taking their fight to Congress.  Let's not let the government succeed in wiping out another Indian Tribe.

Dear Editor,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sent, faxed emailed and personally dropped off petitions to have Public Law 671 of the 83rd Congress repealed. We now have hundreds of petitions that will be used to have the law repealed.

A notice of the petitions was posted in the local paper, a meeting was called for the purpose of approving the petitions and getting them ready for the repeal. At the meeting the members voted to accept the petitions and head to Congress. Many petitions were signed there.

On April 30, Attorney Dennis Chappabitty and myself sent out letters to all who had previously submitted petitions along with recently received petitions. We were amazed at the amount of petitions that we now have on file and thank you for having faith and confidence in us and we look forward to working with you in getting this repeal done as quickly as possible.

We decided to start working on a repeal while the Felter case was still in the federal courts, just in case we didn't get a favorable decision, because we felt after eight years of waiting and expenses, and our people passing away we could wait no longer. We wanted to be ready to take the final step to Congress. When the decision came down against us, we were ready to move forward. We felt the court system is a waste of time and money.

There were times that I felt I wanted to just give up after spending a lifetime trying to get some kind of justice for me, my family and all the individual terminated mixed-bloods and our descendents who supported us, especially after the case was dismissed. But Dennis Chappabitty, our attorney, refused and still refuses to give up until our identities as American Indians and the identities of our descendants is restored.

For all of you who have your petitions in, we will be going on with our “Journey to Justice” to walk the halls of Congress and we are proud that you have chosen to walk with us. We have prayed that all of our case members would stick together and most of you have, plus others. To any of you who hasn't got your petitions in, time is of the essence.

We will keep all of you who submitted your petitions informed as we work diligently to have this genocidal law repealed as quickly as possible. Every day is a work day for us.

May Grandfather walk this path with us and our spiritual men shower us with blessings to keep the path open and have the halls of Congress hold out their arms in welcome us as we present our petitions and bill.

15 comments:

smokeybear said...

WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP PUBLIC LAW 671 IS. EVEN OUR CORRUPT CHAIRMAN OF PECHANGA HAS MIXED BLOOD. THE COLD BLOOD OF A "REPTILE" BUT NEVER THE LESS MIXED BLOOD. ARE THEY MAKING THIS STUFF UP AS THEY GO? NEXT THING YOU KNOW "MARK MACARRO CAN'T WEAR HIS FAVORITE PINK TOO TOO THE THE TRIBAL MEETINGS.

Anonymous said...

The law Benie Campbell introduced as not controversial;'Internal Matter' was passed. Campbell was under a cloud of suspicion; criminal acts.

'Internal Matter' is another important law that strips Indians of human and civil rights....Pechanga, for one. Insist on REPEAL.

Yes, pricks are making this stuff as they go along.

MARCH ON SENATE COMMITTEE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.

Anonymous said...

I have notified INDIAN AFFAIRS REPRESENTIVE of Senate OF OUR PROTEST
NO REPLY WHY PUT ANYBODY TO DO THEIR DAMM JOB Well GUESS WE JUST NEED TO KEEP DOING IT FOR them --WHAT SAY YOU

POLYSQWALIS

Anonymous said...

BIA abandoned trust responsible. Agents have rep of stealing from Indians; James Joaquin Fletcher (Contrares)

'aamokat said...

Smokey Bear, as much as we like to blame Macarro for a lot of the injustices going on in Indian Country, this is a seperate issue that the Unitas have been fighting for years where their status was terminated by the federal government but our protest would include injustices against them to but this time aimed at the Feds.

Macarro actually has nothing to do with this particular issue.

Anonymous said...

This protest MUST be for all Native Americans who have had their rights violated, be it by corrupt tribal governments like Picayune, Pechanga, Redding and Snoqualmie as WELL AS the Feds.

Anonymous said...

WARRIORS FOR JUSTICE WE ARE

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of angles to take. Shame your congressional reps into action

smokeybear said...

YAH, I NEW THAT WASN'T THE MACARRO CARTELS SIGNITURE, BUT COULDN'T RESIT THE TOO TOO RIB.

wendy wood said...

im mixed blood!!!!!my daddy is smokeybear. this so called law is crap!!!!!! we ll keep fighting!!!!

smokeybear said...

THAT'S MY GIRL. LOVE YA.

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Anonymous said...

Benie Campbell's malicious 'internal matter' law is relevant. This site is limited; therefore, when one lawless law is mentioned, it leads one to logically refer to another lawless law which places Indians at risk.

Logic will ascertain the relevance of inclusion in a particular category; lawless laws.

Actually this site is a hodgepodge of informational tidbits. People may not recognize, at first blush, the connection; however, there are connections.....connect the dots.

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