Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kamala Harris SUES PASKENTA BAND of Behalf of CALIFORNIA: Feds SHIRK Fiduciary Duty AGAIN, Fiddling While Indian Country Burns

While Sen. Claire McCaskill fiddled with Dr. Oz today and Harry Reid railed against an NFL team, the Attorney General of CA, Kamala Harris filed suit against the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians.  Harris says the tribe, under the compact must protect the physical safety of patrons and employees (while ignoring second hand smoke issues)

Hopefully, the federal court will step up to the plate and take action because the Paskenta Band tribal dispute has escalated while the federal government shirks its fiduciary obligation to ensure that the dispute is FAIRLY and QUICKLY resolved.  

Violence occurs when there is no procedural due process, meaning a FAIR process -- and it is close to breaking out on several other reservations in California.  We have ALREADY seen this at Chukchansi where one faction fired Bear Pepper Spray and burning logs at elders.

The BIA ignores illegal acts and racketeering against Indian citizens under the cloak of "sovereign immunity." 
Indians who are members of a federally recognized tribe are citizens of a "sovereign" nation, but they are also United States citizens.  The governments fiduciary duty is NOT just to chiefs and chairmen.

IF the same civil rights violations occurred in a foreign country, at least the U.S. citizen would have the U.S. embassy to help them. The BIA creates these hostile takeover situations by closing their eyes to their legal duty to enrolled tribal members and the Band as a whole to ensure a fair process is available. 

If a restraining order is granted, perhaps Congress and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee might actually take notice about the blatant civil rights violations which the BIA has so often ignored during the past decade. 

See the complaint HERE:  

Congress needs to consider granting a remedy to enrolled tribal members and distinguishing Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez, the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case which dealt with "applicants" not tribal members with federal roll numbers.

Don't FIDDLE while Indian Country BURNS!
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