Thursday, September 4, 2014

NOOKSACK 306 CHILDREN FURTHER PERSECUTED BY BOB KELLY-LED TRIBAL COUNCIL FACTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 CONTACT: Michelle Roberts
NOOKSACK 306 CHILDREN FURTHER PERSECUTED BY BOB KELLY-LED TRIBAL COUNCIL FACTION
Tribal Children in Head Start, K-8 and High School Denied School Supplies & Clothing Assistance Again; Grassroots Fundraising Campaign Started
Deming, WA – Last month, the Nooksack Tribal Council Faction lead by Bob Kelly again voted to deny $250 back-to-school stipends to 70 Nooksack children who are proposed for disenrollment. Those children—who are part of the three families known as the Nooksack 306—range from three year olds attending Head Start, to teenagers in high school.
On August 15, 2015, Councilwoman Carmen Tangeant, who voted against the maneuver along with Councilpersons Nadene Rapada and David Williams, issued an open letter, which states: “There are 70 school aged children ages 4-18 being left behind for a 2nd year in a row due to pending Nooksack Tribal disenrollment since February 2013. . . . These children are caught in the fight of the largest federally recognized tribal disenrollment in Washington history.”
Also last month, the Kelly Faction excluded four graduating Nooksack 306 high school and college students from a traditional Pendleton blanket honoring ceremony, citing their proposed disenrollment. Renowned Nooksack artist Louie Gong, who produces his own Native blankets, has pledged to honor those young Nooksack adults instead of the Tribe.
“It is beyond shameful for Bob Kelly to make our children, students and graduates pawns in his disenrollment game,” said Nooksack 306 spokesperson Michelle Roberts. “But we are teaching them to be stronger and more resilient individuals because of it all.”
As for current Nooksack 306 Head Start, K-8 and High School students, Councilwoman Tangeant has started a grassroots campaign to raise $17,500 so that each of the youth can be gifted $250 for school supplies and clothing. She and other Nooksack 306 supporters have raised nearly $1,300, and even though school has now started for the children, donations are still being accepted at gofundme.com.
The Nooksack 306 youth were also denied the monies last year, and their families were denied $250 Christmas support payments last December as well.
Last summer, Tribal member Giovanni Coleman wrote the Nooksack Tribal Council: “I am 8 years old and I am sad because I have no supplies for my 1st day of school. I want you to know that it was wrong to do that to all of us kids.”
Miana Rabang, a Nooksack teenager, also wrote to the Tribal Council: “I don’t understand why we couldn’t get school supplies for school because we are all still enrolled. About this whole disenrollment I feel so rejected.”
The Kelly Faction never responded to the children’s written concerns, and has not held a public meeting of the Nooksack Tribe to face such criticisms, in nearly two years.
Nooksack’s back-to-school and Christmas support monies are funded through Class II and III gaming revenues generated at the Tribe’s two casinos. The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act requires that the Tribe pass, and the U.S. Department of the Interior approve, a revenue allocation plan for the per capita and non-discriminatory distribution of Nooksack gaming monies. The Nooksack Tribe has never passed a revenue allocation plan.
The National Indian Gaming Commission is actively investigating the Kelly Faction’s prior illegal disseminations of gaming revenues and denials of those funds to Nooksack 306 family members and youth.
Meanwhile, the Nooksack 306 disenrollment, which began in December of 2012, remains halted by the Nooksack courts. That is because the Kelly Faction has also failed to secure Interior’s approval of disenrollment procedures designed to expedite the termination of the Nooksack 306. Those “1-800 Disenrollment Hotline”-procedures have been widely condemned.
“There isn’t a law, protocol, moral or ethic that Bob Kelly and his followers will honor,” said Roberts. “Thankfully the world sees right through them.”

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a bunch of bullshit, Bob Kelly. You need your ass whipped real bad for taking out you hate on pure innocent children. I have no problem telling you that you are a greedy motherfucker and i hope you burn in hell for your crimes against innocent children, and the Elders of your Tribe.

Your name is BOB, not "GOD", so quit playing GOD with peoples lives, asshole.

Anonymous said...

Why should Nooksack tribe give out $$ to NON Nooksack's!! They are all officially disenrolled! No matter how much they complain, lie and try and put the Nooksack council names thru mud; at end of day it's still the same! They are not, never have been or will be Nooksack! Thank God the current Council finally got rid of these cowards! They have tried to threaten to hurt and injure, they are always extremely negative!

ALL THEY HAD TO DO IS PROVE THEY WERE NOOKSACK!! NO 1 SINGLE PERSON COULD DO THIS!! THEY HAD YEARS TO PROCE THIS!! They had there chance to prove they belonged but could not!

Anonymous said...

All the lying ass 306 do is complain about services and benefits they are not entitled to. What a pack of dirty rotten thieving rats. They need to just all go back to the rat hole they came from. People are sick of hearing them cry over bullshit that they have no right to. The 306 have ripped off the tribe for far too long. They need to stop being cry babies and go back to their Canadian tribe where they really belong.

Anonymous said...

It would behoove this group of Native Americans to rise above and reach out to these disenfranchised people. If only to commit to their well being. The comments here sound more like colonialists.

Maxina Rabang said...

ATTENTION TO THE 2ND AND 3RD "ANONYMOUS SAID" COMMENTS IF YOU THINK YOUR SO RIGHT IN WHAT YOU SAY WHY ARE YOU EVEN MAKING A COMMENT UNDER ANONYMOUS?? SCARED......ITS NOT THE TRUTH AND YOU KNOW ITS NOT!!!SO WHEN THE TRUTH COMES TO LIGHT IN WHICH IT WILL YOU'LL LOOK SO DAMN STUPID! YOU'RE PROBABLY ONE OF THE OTHER SIDE AND FOR SURE ONCE CALLED US FAMILY.....UMMMMM...WONDER WHO YOU ARE??? WELL, I REALLY DONT GIVE A FUCK WHO YOU ARE JUST KNOW THIS WHEN THE TRUTH COMES OUT YOU AND YOUR ITTY BITTY FACTION (CHICKEN SHIT FACTION) WILL BE THE FIRST ONES IN MY FAMILIES FACE (YEPP ALL 306+1 NOOKSACKS) PROBABLY CLAIMING YOU DIDNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ALL THIS YOU'LL FOR SURE BE TRYING TO CALL US FAMILY AGAIN.....ALL YOU'VE SHOWED TO ALL INDIAN COUNTRY IS YOUR NOT EVEN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE, NO INDIAN WAY ABOUT YOU!! BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE WE WILL NEVER BE FAMILY AGAIN....MY FAMILY WE ARE FORGIVING PEOPLE BUT THATS ALL YOU WILL GET AND THATS BECAUSE ITS INDIAN WAY! NOW WE NO LONGER FAMILY SO LATER WHEN THIS IS ALL OVER WE ARE STILL NO LONGER FAMILY!! AND LET ME SAY THIS LOUD AND CLEAR I AM NOT UNDER ANONYMOUS I WILL SAY ALL OF THIS IN YOUR FACE!!! I AM MAXINA RABANG I AM NOOKSACK I AM NOOKSACKSTRONG I DO BELONG....DO YOU HEAR ME....YOU SHOULD AND FURTHERMORE YOU BETTER GET USED TO IT TOO BECAUSE 306 NOOKSACK ISNT GOING ANYWHERE!! HEAR THAT!! I AM MAXINA RABANG I AM NOOKSACK I AM NOOKSACK #864 !!!! SO IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING MORE TO SAY USE SOME INTEGRITY AND STAND UP TO WHAT YOU ARE!! COWARD THATS YOUR NAME !!! ANONYMOUS COWARD!!!!!

Maxina Rabang said...

OH WAIT.....I MUST ADDRESS THE ANONYMOUS COWARD WHO SAYS WE SHOULD GO BACK TO CANADA LMFAO.....OMG.....YOU DONT SHIT!!!! AND IM NOT GOING TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOUR PUNK ASS EITHER...YOU BETTER GO TAKE SOME HISTORY CLASSES ABOUT CANADA AND AMERICA BEFORE ..... BEFORE..... BEFORE.... THE BORDER LINE WAS PUT DOWN!!!! AND MORE IMPORTANTLY YOU PUNKS KEEP SAYING ALL WE HAD TO DO IS SUBMIT A PAPER YOU DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT THAT EITHER!! WE PROVED IT SO SO SO MUCH SO SO MANY TIMES THAT NOOKSACKS CONSTITUTION/BYLAWS HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND EVEN MADE NON-EXSISTENT WE PROVE TO THE EXTENT THAT THE KELLY FACTION HAD TO TRY TRY TRY TRY LMFAO LMFAO TRY AND MAKE THEMSELVES A SUPERIOR COURT!!!!!! IF WHAT YOU THINK IS SO TRUE THE COMMENT OF ITS BEEN THREE YEARS AND WE STILL SO CALLED HAVENT PROVED IT....NO...THE QUESTION IS IF THIS IS SO TRUE WHY WHY WHY IS IT TAKING YOU AND YOUR ITTY BITTY FACTION SO LONG TO GET RID OF US??? IF ITS SO TRUE WHY WASNT A SUPERIOR COURT MADE FROM THE JUMP??? HUH??? AND ONE MORE THING AINT NOBODY CRYING AROUND ONLY ONES GOING TO BE CRYING IS THE ONES WHO WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD FOR ALL THIS BULLSHIT....HES LOOKING DOWN AT YOU PEOPLE RIGHT NOW....HES PROBABLY WONDERING WHAT EXCUSE CAN THEY GIVE ME TO FORGIVE WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE CHILDREN!!!! I AM MAXINA RABANG I AM NOOKSACK #864!!!!!!