Wednesday, November 30, 2011
BIA's Michael Black REFUSES Rep. Mary Bono Mack's Request to Look into Disenrollments at Pechanga
Here is a letter from the worthless BIA which is a reply to Rep. Mary Bono Mack's request to look into the situation.
Notice the weaselly language from Michael Black. What he doesn't say is that the BIA could use it's bully pulpit to say, "We know these violations of civil rights are egregious, but with no enforcement properties in the Indian Civil Rights Act, we are powerless." Or, "We have seen all documents and know that disenrolled members have been wrongly terminated." Or "the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, which has replaced the Federally recognized Temecula Band of Luiseno Indians, without going through the recognition process is free to terminate Native Americans with impugnity.."
Amazing what cowards bureaucrats are.