Monday, August 18, 2014

One Death in Missouri Gets Attorney General Holders Immediate Response. Apartheid, Disenrollment, Elder Abuse to THOUSANDS, Not So Much

The tragic shooting Death of Ferguson Missouri teenager Michael Brown has brought rioting, looting, attacks of police forces AND the immediate action of Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder.

It's a sad story that has changed constantly.  It's an amazing sight to see Holder moving quickly on this one issue, when we've been writing to his justice department for YEARS asking him to investigate wrongdoing in Indian Country.

Attorney General Eric Holder WASHES his hand of
an ISSUES in Indian Country

Thousands have been harmed by their tribes via disenrollment, banishment, intimidation, threats, apartheid, trespass.  Yet, we can't seen to get the AG's attention.   Does their have to be violence?

Here a letter you can send to Holder, AGAIN:

The Honorable Eric Holder
United States Attorney General
Department of Justice Building
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20530
FAX: (202) 616-9898

Dear Attorney General Holder:

I respectfully submit this letter urging the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to commence a full-scale investigation into the gross civil and human rights violations which have infected Indian Country.

Throughout Indian Country, tribal officials have taken actions which have denied and/or stripped thousands of individual Indians of their rights and privileges as tribal members and denied them access to federal benefits and programs in the areas of housing, education, health, voting and public works assistance.  Pechanga, Pala, Redding, Snoqualmie, Nooksack, Chukchansi, Enterprise, San Pascual are just a few who have terminated the rights of their people.

In some instances, the illegal actions occurred decades ago, however, there has been a marked increase since Indian Gaming has evolved into a multi-billion dollar business. Tribal leaders justify their right to systematically deny and/or strip basic rights and privileges from their citizens under the guise of tribal sovereignty.   The time is right for your department to use it's full force on the corruption that has spread throughout Indian Country.

Tribal leaders have routinely committed acts to deny Indian individuals due process; equal protection of tribal, state, and federal laws; property interest rights; and voting rights. Theses actions have been carried out in gross violation of tribal and federal laws, such as the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, which were specifically enacted to guarantee and protect the rights of the individual Indian.

Using sovereignty as a club to beat the weak and render them helpless is abhorrent. The federal government can no longer allow the offending tribes and tribal officials to claim that this is a sovereignty issue that rests solely within the domain of tribal courts and tribal law. Few Tribes actually have tribal courts.And, in most cases, the tribal government officials responsible for the violations of law are the very same people who pass judgment as to whether or not laws have been violated - they are the judge, jury and alleged criminal all rolled into one
The United States has a trust responsibility to the thousands of individual Indians whose basic rights have been infringed upon. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that their trust responsibility extends only to the tribal government and government officials and not to the thousands of individual Indian victims. Therefore, I believe that the DOJ has the legal and moral responsibility
to investigate and prosecute such violations of basic rights.

I urge you to direct the DOJ Civil Rights Division to initiate an investigation into the growing number of human and civil rights violations described above. In addition, I hope that any investigation would not be short-circuited by those who would claim tribal sovereignty as a justification for inaction.
Nor should justice be denied as a result of political wrangling by politicians fighting to protect their tribal “clients” who funnel millions of dollars into their campaign coffers.


Anonymous said...

I believe there needs to be continued investigation into the shooting of Brown.

That being said, the Justice Department has had plenty of time, notice and opportunity to look at the crimes of tribal chairman like Allen Lawson, Mark Macarro and that fat guy from Pala, Smith.

Anonymous said...

They aren't going to do shit for us. Maybe if someone takes out one of these chairman, and i don't mean to dinner,they will listen to us.

White Buffalo said...

It is sad that it takes the death of a person to cause the community to seek justice through violence, and in turn the system or feds reaction is to move swiftly to resolve the issue. This has been the case from the Watts riots to Rodney King. I am not saying that in any of these instances the violence was justified, rather it was a result of an inability to achieve justice in the broader sense. As for our circumstance it would take the death of one of us by the tribal counsel to cause the community of disenrolled to band together to create an environment of unchecked violence within the communities that we live. Do you see yourself out in the streets protesting, getting arrested, being hurt physically, and potentially martyred?

Anonymous said...

If we were black he might think about it differently, but we are Native Americans whose leaders have convinced the federal, state, and local governments that they are in the right and all disenrollments are legitimate and justified, and the agencies take that and run with it to completely disregard the wronged tribal member.

Anonymous said...

The corrupt hope we be quite and move on. It has not happened yet. If we keep the light shining through or shut the curtains? I like the view better, with open windows.

Anonymous said...

shit bag

Anonymous said...

I had a dream id killed Mark Macarro maybe it was a sign.

Anonymous said...

Watch out , dream police will arrest you.

Anonymous said...

I think that the corrupt leaders have told the Feds not to worry about violence, because the disenrolled don't have the balls to start violence. Maybe we should start fighting with them. After all they are a bunch of cowards, and we are soverien.

White Buffalo said...

there was a comment about the possibility of a different behavior if our skin color was different. Now help me understand this. The rationale is if my skin is black I will act our violently? Could it be that the powers that be in Missouri are afraid of the black people there because they do think this way and instead of waiting for the black people to actually do something violent they preempt the violence with a show of force.

I know that if it was I that was protesting outside of Pechanga and the sheriffs showed up with their riot gear and shields I would not be intimidated I would be pissed and maybe feed into the fears of the cops. Hey why not you believe that this is the way the black man thinks.

This has a point. The point is that people fear things they do not understand or are not like. Now don't get all pissy the point I am making is that hundreds of thousands of Indians, our ancestors were killed for far less than what you see happening across the country. It is called a Eurocentric superiority. Now I would hope that anyone who calls themselves Indian would accept and understand the plight of the black man, for those who where brought over here as slaves still suffer the stigmas of the past. It is not the color of a person's skin that makes them good or bad, it is the actions of the mind, body and spirit. If you are upset then you need to listen to your body and see what is out of balance with nature. What circle are you currently living in. Sit quietly and listen to your world.

Anonymous said...

I agree with u white buffalo previous comments were ignoring any human and civil rights concerns bitterness must not lead our path