Irony of ironies:
A documentary highlighting the accomplishments of LaDonna Harris, an Indian Country social and civil rights activist, to be shown at Pechanga Reservation during the San Diego American Indian Film Festival.
Ms. Harris will also be on hand to answer questions after the screening of "LaDonna Harris: Indian 101".
I wonder how Ms. Harris feels having a movie about her life and work shown at a place where so many Indian people have been subjected to human and civil rights abuses? These victims of oppression are very similar to those she fought for in her younger days. Now, she can walk into Pechanga, dashing the hopes of Native Americans who have been harmed by their own tribes, that someone with her strong credentials, might stand up against the tyranny we face......we hope someone will champion our cause, it may not be LaDonna, unless she can be persuaded about the violations faced by Natives FROM Natives....
Many of these Indians-elders, children, friends and family- cannot even go to the screening of her movie for fear of retribution. Some are outright banished and just this week, notifications went out to allottees of the reservation that their mailboxes are being confiscated for use by non resident tribal members.
Of those who do go, will anyone dare ask Ms. Harris what her position is regarding the epidemic of rights abuses that has infected Indian Country- particularly at Pechanga- and which have resulted in the disenrollment and Banishment of thousands?
More importantly, if asked, can Ms. Harris offer an honest answer to such a question and possibly insult her "host"? Would she miss this opportunity to speak "truth to POWER?"
Gaming Revenue Blamed for Disenrollment
disenrollment is paper Genocide
CA Tribal Cleansing
TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Banishment
Attorney General Holder