Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chukchansi Tribe Needs a Clean Slate: Editorial by Chukchansi Tribal / Members For A Real Solution

The SIERRA STAR NEWS is the leader in getting information out on the multi faceted problems at the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians   This is an effort to get the two remaining power groups together so they can share the booty of cheating 75% of their former members, without further scrutiny.  They are only going back TWO YEARS, leaving the first disenrollees out in the cold...

It is a crucial time for our tribe. As the various factions fight for power, we have become divided more than ever. We are in jeopardy of losing our control over the casino as well as our tribal programs for the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.

OP:  This road was begun by terminating 70% of their tribe.  It's time to bring ALL the People HOME.  Get the FULL tribe back together.  Which has more impact, 500 or 2,000?

The Ayala faction and Lewis faction have failed us, for the tribe is on a spiral decline into oblivion. This must change. The time has come for a whole new tribal council.

We must put aside our differences and stand united as a tribe. It does not matter whether you have supported the Reid faction (four leaders elected in 2011 who were never allowed to take power at the rancheria), the Lewis faction, or the Ayala faction. Let us all come together and demand a new election to end this senseless fight for power once and for all.

If tribal members believe that it is time for a change, we are asking them to sign a new "Clean Slate" referendum no later than May 31. We believe that together, we can make a difference.

The governance dispute that has plagued the tribe since December, 2011 has done great harm to the tribe as a whole and the individual tribal members.

The governance dispute has escalated further since the Wyatt and Ramirez families have formed a third group claiming to be the tribal council.

The tribal membership recognize that the dispute will not be resolved unless the membership takes action.

The tribal membership realize that we are divided and there must be a unification of the tribe.

Therefore, we members of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians formally have submitted a referendum for a clean slate election to resolve the dispute between the Reid, Lewis, and Ayala factions through the referendum process.

The following is some more specifics from the clean slate referendum:

1. Referendum process: The Madera County Clerk will oversee and certify the referendum process, and ensure confidentiality of all responses. Names and signatures will not be disclosed.

2. Special clean slate election: A special "clean slate" election shall be conducted to elect seven tribal members to the tribal council. All aspects of the election shall be overseen and certified by a neutral third party, such as the Madera County Clerk, the BIA, or another neutral body. All ballots and votes will remain confidential. Once the results are certified, the election will be deemed final.

3. Terms of the elected: The three candidates receiving the highest total votes shall hold office until the December, 2014 election and seating. The four candidates receiving the next highest total of votes shall serve until the December, 2013 election and seating. Thereafter, all terms of office shall return to two years.

4. Tribal membership: All purported disenrollments between November 1, 2011 and today's date shall be declared null and void. Any individual who was a tribal member on October 1, 2011 shall be restored to full tribal membership, and all adult members shall be eligible to vote..

5. Sanctions: All sanctions, including but not limited to anti-violence ordinance sanctions and debarment letters between October 1, 2011 and today's date shall be declared null and void.

6. Voter eligibility: All persons who were, as of October 1, 2011, members of the tribe and eligible to vote in a tribal election shall be eligible to vote in the clean slate election. In addition, all tribal members who have reached the age of 18 since October 1, 2011 shall be eligible to vote.

7. Qualification of candidates: Candidates shall be qualified voters, reside within a 75-mile radius of the Picayune reservation and have never been removed, recalled or forfeited their position on the tribal council prior to December 3, 2011.


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

in truth...

a CLEAN SLATE election can never occur until ALL chukchansi people are brought home to picayune...

INCLUDING the over 600 chukchansi citizens dismembered in 2006-2007 AND the 200 dismembered in 1999...

what has occurred at picayune, all in the name of greed, is an insult to our ancestors and a tainting of our history, as well as a horrific violation of a huge number of our people's tribal, civil, and human rights...

!!!bring the people--ALL the people--home to picayune!!!

Anonymous said...

It would be nice to bring all chukchansi people home but the fact of the matter is that not all did enrolled are chukchansi. Most the reids are Navajo, and were enrolled Navajo before they jumped over for the money. 80% of those so called tribal members have never stepped foot on the Picayune Rancheria, nor have their ancestors. Its easy to put people down when you don't know them or anything about them, easy to steal from a bunch of uneducated Indians, and that's what happen so long ago. All these other Indians who have been dis enrolled from their tribe for whatever reason, needs to know that not all situations are like theirs. Not all are "poor dis enrolled Indians", some deserve their disenrollment. And I am sure that goes for all tribes.

Anonymous said...

Yes there are some that the disenrollment fair but unmorally for money but just by the tribes constitution and bylaws. That does not make right all disenrollment’s that is why the Commission of Authority Regarding Tribal Enactments Section 18 Paragraph 3) States Tribal enactments disenrolling persons found not to meet the established enrollment criteria. The commissioner’s approval of such action shall be subject to appeal to the Secretary of the Interior.
Paragraph 4) The commissioner shall forward to the secretary, with a recommendation, ordinance, resolution, or contracts which, in the opinion of the commissioner are: inconsistent with an act of congress or with a treaty or with tribal constitution or charter under which the ordinance, resolution or contract was adopted, enacted, or negotiated; or should be disapproved or rescinded for any other reason.
Paragraph 5) Notwithstanding the provision of section 25 of this order, the Commissioner shall not redelegate the authority granted in this paragraph to any officer or employee who pursuant to a tribal constitution or charter passes upon ordinance, resolution, or contracts.
This enforces a tribe’s sovereignty because the decision is based in the tribe’s constitutions and bylaws. Tribe’s constitutions are voted in by the tribe so the tribe has spoken on what criteria is needed to be met as a member. This appeal would take away the tyranny that some have inflicted on their tribes with no regard for tribal law only greed for money and power.

nickey said...

To anonymous may 16th Yes Reid is Navajo but he is Chukchansi ALSO. He was enrolled before that whore house (casino) was ever built. You can stop lying anytime now.TO all nations please do not let the bitterness place doom on the GOOD Chuks who have always been against dis enrollment. I fight for one and all and to see your comment DOOMING the clean slate election tells me you only care about your dis enrollment and not my future dis enrollment. I do pray to the Creator for the future of the tribe. Your fight is not with the leadership of the tribe but with the general membership. It is your fellow membership that allowed the dis enrollment. They wanted that per cap check and you had to go so they could get a check . REMEMBER Morris Reid warned you all to get a petition signed. It is membership who failed to sign. ONLY tribal members can vote or petition you back in the tribe. I would hope you would give support to us members fighting, as you may need our support one day.

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