Tuesday, September 20, 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown Gives Standing to ALL California Indians! Establishes Tribal Advisor Position

THANK YOU Governor Brown, for recognizing the struggles of Indians that have been harmed by corrupt tribes throughout the state.  In his Executive order below, Governor Brown has given standing to all California Indians.   From the Governor's press release: 

For purposes of this Order, the terms “Tribe,” “California Indian Tribe”, and “tribal” include all Federally Recognized Tribes and other California Native Americans.

There are THOUSANDS of disenfranchised Native Americans in California.  Those who have had their citizenship stripped from them, and many who are not allowed their rightful place in tribes due to moratoriums on citizenship.   The American Indian Rights and Resources Organization  represents this group which, if a recognized tribe, would be the second-largest in California, tripling the size of Pechanga, which practices apartheid on their reservation, ten times the size of Redding Rancheria and six times the size of the Picayune Rancheria.

What are the chances gaming tribes will be lobbying Gov. Brown to now strip California Natives not represented by tribes who contribute to our state politicians, of rights he just granted in his executive order?


SACRAMENTO – In order to strengthen communication and collaboration between California state government and Native American Tribes, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an Executive Order establishing the position of Governor’s Tribal Advisor in the Office of the Governor. This position will serve as a direct link between the Governor’s Office and tribal governments on matters including legislation, policy and regulation. Governor Brown signed the Executive Order today while attending the TASIN All California Tribes Meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento, CA.

The text of the Executive Order is below:


WHEREAS California is home to many Native American Tribes with whom the State of California has an important relationship, as set forth and affirmed in state and federal law; and

WHEREAS the State of California recognizes and reaffirms the inherent right of these Tribes to exercise sovereign authority over their members and territory; and

WHEREAS the State and the Tribes are better able to adopt and implement mutually-beneficial policies when they cooperate and engage in meaningful consultation; and

WHEREAS the State is committed to strengthening and sustaining effective government-to-government relationships between the State and the Tribes by identifying areas of mutual concern and working to develop partnerships and consensus; and

WHEREAS tribal people, as both citizens of California and their respective sovereign nations, have a shared interest in creating increased opportunities for all California citizens.

 NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of the State of California, do hereby issue the following orders to become effective immediately:

IT IS ORDERED that the position of Governor’s Tribal Advisor shall exist within the Office of the Governor;

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Governor’s Tribal Advisor shall oversee and implement effective government-to-government consultation between my Administration and Tribes on policies that affect California tribal communities, and shall:

 • Serve as a direct link between the Tribes and the Governor of the State of California.

 • Facilitate communication and consultations between the Tribes, the Office of the Governor, state agencies, and agency tribal liaisons.

 • Review state legislation and regulations affecting Tribes and make recommendations on these proposals.

IT IS FUTHER ORDERED that the Office of the Governor shall meet regularly with the elected officials of California Indian Tribes to discuss state policies that may affect tribal communities.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that it is the policy of this Administration that every state agency and department subject to my executive control shall encourage communication and consultation with California Indian Tribes. Agencies and departments shall permit elected officials and other representatives of tribal governments to provide meaningful input into the development of legislation, regulations, rules, and policies on matters that may affect tribal communities.

For purposes of this Order, the terms “Tribe,” “California Indian Tribe”, and “tribal” include all Federally Recognized Tribes and other California Native Americans.

This Executive Order is not intended to create, and does not create, any rights or benefits, whether substantive or procedural, or enforceable at law or in equity, against the State of California or its agencies, departments, entities, officers, employees, or any other person.

 I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this Order shall be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State and that it be given widespread publicity and notice.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my

 hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 19th day of September 2011.



 Governor of California



Secretary of State
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