Wednesday, April 18, 2012

UPDATE: Chukchansi Disenrolled To Hold Protest At Fresno's Federal Building April 20

PROTESTERS OUTSIDE FRESNO FEDERAL BUILDING
UPDATE:  About three dozen people gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Fresno to protest what they described as government inaction in the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians' ongoing struggle over leadership and enrollment.



The tribe, which owns and operates Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, has two groups that each claim to be the legitimate tribal council. Factions have been at odds over a disputed December election, ongoing disenrollments and financial penalties levied on members accused of disruptive behavior or vandalism.



The location for the protest is: ‎2500 Tulare Street, Fresno Ca., 8 am til' 3 pm April 20th.

Any person who has been victimized by Thug Tribal Leaders and had their civil rights violated or victims of disenrollment should demonstrate with them that day.

It would be a good day for those victimized by Mass Disenrollments in California to get more media attention.  Please let your friends and family members who are in the Central Valley know, so they may add their voice and raise the volume.

Read more on disenrollments:

Disenrollments are Shameful

disenrollments and sovereignty

United Auburn Indian Community

Snoqualmie of Washington

30 comments:

Erick Rhoan said...

Why the courthouse?

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

would be my guess that this location was chosen due to the fact that both boxer and feinstein have an office in this building...

or perhaps it is because there are several individuals within our tribal government--past and present--who should actually be TRIED in this building?

chukchansi gold general manager jeff livingston recently received a four year sentence here for alleged "improprieties" related to his employment at the casino, however there are MANY among those holding office at picayune who have stolen so much more from their own people, such as...

their very birthright as indian people...

their tribal, civil, and human rights...

their history, blood, and land...


if that's not enough, try...

thousands of dollars from the chukchansi housing fund...

the education funds of hundreds of chukchansi future generations, struggling to make a difference and for a brighter day...

monthly subsistence monies from hundreds of elders, and their very dignity and honor...

YES...MANY PICAYUNE TRIBAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SHOULD BE IN THIS FEDERAL COURTHOUSE STANDING TRIAL FOR HORRENDOUS OFFENSES AGAINST THE CHUKCHANSI PEOPLE, INCLUDING SOME WHO WILL BE STANDING OUTSIDE IN PROTEST!!!

Anonymous said...

Look to the letter of 2000 when the council had prepared a letter to thee attorneys then, asking how an audit can be brought forth which introduced the disenollment of our people then and now. Who's hands are clean and who's are dirty?

Anonymous said...

If only those who stand outside the fedeal bldg. knew what and who sign the lettes of all those that were disenrolled fom the beginning to date would ask themselves why? Council in place and those removed had a hand in disenrolling the membership and yet they stand before us and public an declare no disenrollment and yet sign letters to have membership removed. What says to who?

Anonymous said...

who is fooling who????? Is our members truly being used????? Why now are the disenrollee's and membership so important to all council???? Where were they when we need the support to continue to be members of the Tribe. Was thee audit so important to each and all that it came too this in place of revenues. Who stands to gain ask your----- selves.

Anonymous said...

Erick Rhoan said...
Why the courthouse?

HELL yes, perfect spot!

Anonymous said...

good job......keep up the pressure.....you need drums and traditional regala.....those Lilly white politician are a scared off those type of protest....take it to their congressional offices...be careful with local noise regulation though.

Anonymous said...

braveheart Go Ted Nugent

nickey said...

thanks anonymous! today was an event planed by Morris Reid. We (general membership)knew it would be a good day to make sure our story stays in the news. I personally love keeping the dis-enrollment issue focused on. There was not any dis-enrolled people there, but I don't mind holding a sign for them. That's me in the green shirt with the CAN'T STOP WON'T STOP sign. On our home today we took a bull horn and some boycott signs to the Chukchansi Casino and spent a few hours there trying to turn business away. We did good and it was FUN.

nickey said...

It should read On our way home
today lol

Pete S. said...

Has a protest at the casino been tried or even attempted? It would seem an attempt to discourage the customers who are the source of the funding would have more of an effect.

Anonymous said...

Will you be out there next time?

Anonymous said...

Where is the letter? Share it with all.

Anonymous said...

Chukchansi plan to start a tribal court...fresnobee.com/2012/04/20280..

Anonymous said...

beware....this is just a stale tactic and another PR attempt to give the appearance to the public and fed's as if they are doing something....and when they do it will be rig in their favor....been there done that.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you can protest the suits that represent these guys....find out the location of their offices or their homes....this is the real slim that is taking your money and advising the idiots to betray their own people...just another option to think about.

nickey said...

We thought about protesting the suits that the corrupt council unleashed on us. It is a good idea and it is something we plan on doing. We are starting to boycott The Chukchansi casino tomorrow (Sunday) . We started placing boycott fliers in the local community. We are "babes in the woods" when it comes to fighting dictatorship. The Chukchansi people (who are still enrolled) appreciate advice and suggestions from those who are willing to help. We still have our sovereignty. If that even means anything anymore.

Anonymous said...

Reggie Lewis and chance Alberta are corrupt they probably embezzle more money than we think someone needs to do an audit on those two

Anonymous said...

Why not have fun else where, its over!! You need to start the healing and you really should investigate who you truly are supporting.

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

i have protested several times at the sacramento offices of monteau and peebles (now peebles, fredericks etc) when the office was at old town sacramento...these attorneys no longer represent picayune as of last year, but now represent the reid council...

rossette, who now represents the lewis faction and picayune, used to be an associate with monteau and peebles back in the early days of representing picayune...

in my opinion, they are ALL dirty--and all know the collective and lengthy dirty laundry of picayune, as well as encouraging and being involved in it from day one...

undoubtedly, all have become very rich individuals from the huge incomes they derived from the more corrupt gaming tribes/tribal governments such as picayune, which they are only all too willing--and eager--to represent...

nickey said...

We began the boycott of the Chukchansi casino. I have been in the sun for 3 days in a row, we will be going out again tomorrow The local papers gives the boycott a lot of coverage.The Lewis thugs came to my house. It was a very violent event. My family came out on top.We were not injured. The boycott hurts those thugs in a bad way. The casino hotel has bedbugs and it made it easy to turn people away.

Anonymous said...

It's not over until they are out and in Federal Prison. For Murdering our Bloodlines. Then we might stop.

Anonymous said...

Woohoo, the only people to do something. Anyone can Protest these Indian Casino thugs. People don't know what is happening to our Disenrolled or don't understand. Let's get the word out, let all Californians know what is going on. Nobody likes whaT happened to us when they killed us and stole our land. Most people are on our side already. When we protested in Fresno we only got flipped off once lol. People don't understand what a Tribal member is or what does disenrollment mean? I am very against Disenrollment and I educate people everywhere I go. Let's get the word out.

Anonymous said...

we need a tribal civil war anyone agree

Anonymous said...

But what about Morris Reid? He seemed perfectly fine with previous disenrollments but now he is against diserollment?

People are acting like this is something new but it has been going on for years in tribe after tribe that have gotten gaming.

Before gaming disenrollment was not a common event so why the change?

$$$$$!!!

nickey said...

As a tribal member of the chukchansi tribe I have always been against dis enrollment. The AUDIT of our membership was created by the same people who are in leadership now (Lewis and thugs). Morris did warn all the tribe and advised them what to do. The people who were being dis enrolled had little help from fellow tribal members. It made their attempt to fight back impossible . My family and I always signed petitions to help stop all dis enrollment. I know these people are Chukchansi and it was sad that the tribal leaders (Morris) did not use SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP to keep these people. Instead they only used the 3 membership qualifications in our Constitution. Morris has always said he is depending on us--- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP to define SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP.Morris will not do it. He said seven people should not make the decision for all the tribe. If we get our tribe back I know my family can help the past dis enrolled by voting in a general membership meeting to define SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP. Then maybe Morris will do the right thing ACCORDING TO OUR CONSTITUTION. Morris has warned our membership again how important it is to define SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP now or this will happen again. At this moment SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP is defined by Lewis and Thugs as "go along with us or you're dis-enrolled,"

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

i hear the bedbug infestation at picayune finally hit the media, after going on for MONTHS--even BEFORE the disputes between the "councils" for power at picayune...i believe it was shown on channel 26 locally in fresno...

interesting...when it was reported to the health department as far back as august of 2011, they responded nothing could be done because it was on tribal land and sovereign...NOW since picayune's been in the news in a negative light so frequently the past few months, they can suddenly become involved????

lets hope CONGRESS has the same response to the recent media flurry of negative press, since all complaints to united states senators boxer and feinstein thus far have fallen on deaf ears...

will try to hunt up the link for the chukchansi gold bedbug news story...word has it that tower 1 of the chukchansi gold resort and casino hotel is CLOSED due to the infestation, with tower 2 likely to follow...

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

it has been said that some of reggie lewis's thugs came to harrold hammond's home and roughed him up...

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE??? harrold is an elder and a medicine person at picayune...wasn't it destructive enough for lewis's terrorists to utilize the tribe's own gun shop to purchase and store the bear mace used against chukchansi elders, and to toss burning logs into the buildings tribal elders were occupying?

our ancestors are sick at heart to see what has become of our chukchansi people...

shame to those who behave in this way...may you end up in prison, where you belong!

Anonymous said...

Luckily that was a rumor so far. Who knows what they are capable of. They better watch out if they go there.
Some thugs were sent to another Tribal members house but they got beat down. No one we knew, probably paid to do that. Good example of where their money goes. Boycott the Casino's!

Anonymous said...

Some so called pre-law or pata legal advocates scream mutiny within tribal affairs, as a dis enrolled adult male warrior, I say these thugs haven't seen the Red Spirit Horse like I have, there will be a recogning for these putrid law dawgs of war, the drinking in our water holes has gone on long enogh, the grace blues travelers sent me a message