Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Loretta Lynch: Send THIS Letter Requesting She Protect Native American Civil Rights

It's been over 13 months Loretta Lynch has been confirmed  by the U.S. Senate to succeed the ineffective Attorney General Eric Holder.   Please get a letter to her, so that she can begin to understand the abuses happening, NOW ON HER WATCH, in Indian  Country. 





The Honorable Loretta Lynch
United States Attorney General
Department of Justice Building
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530

Dear Attorney General Loretta Lynch:

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 for over a decade.

Throughout Indian Country, tribal officials including Robert Smith (Pala), Mark Macarro (Pechanga), and Chad Smith (Cherokee) have taken actions which have denied and/or stripped over 10,000  individual Indians of their citizenship 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, Hopland, Nooksack, Chukchansi, Enterprise, San Pasqual and Grand Ronde are just a few tribes which have terminated the rights of their people. 

In some instances, the illegal actions occurred a decade 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.  We cannot allow sovereignty to be used as a club to beat the oppressed. The time is right for your department's civil rights division 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.  
If you will recall, in President Obama's 2015 State of the Union, he said this: but surely we can agree that the right to vote is sacred; that it's being denied to too many.   Well it certainly is TRUE in Indian Country where up to 50% of a tribe is denied their right to vote.

Using sovereignty to abuse 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.  In the Nooksack matter, in Washington State, the tribal council refuses to follow their own court's decisions, choosing instead to fire the judge and get one who will rule the way they want.
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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 and their ancestors. Therefore, I believe that the DOJ has the legal and moral responsibility to investigate and prosecute such violations of basic rights.

Justice shouldn't 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 as we've recently seen in the release of the DNC emails.

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.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rep. Jared Huffman REQUESTED to ASSIST Native Americans Harmed By TRIBES; House Natural Resources CAN DO THIS

The disenrolled family group from Hopland, are now going by the name of
THE HOPLAND 74, has put together a letter to Rep. Jared Huffman, of the House Natural Resources Committee to assist Native Americans who have had their civil and human rights violated.

COURT Dismisses Jamul Action Committee Case. Sovereignty Where There is NONE?


The Jamul Indian Village, raising a casino after BEATING AND EVICTING residents, won a short vicory in District Court. The committee against the casino wants to keep the suit alive...


On August 8, 2016, the U.S. District Court dismissed Jamul Action Committee's Complaint, without leave to amend. This decision came as a surprise because portions of JAC’s lawsuit are still on appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The District Court lacks jurisdiction to make any substantive decisions, much less dismiss JAC’s case, while the appeal is still pending. And, because JAC’s appeal may be nearing completion, the timing of this decision is curious. JAC had urged the District Court to delay any such decision until the appeal is complete. Unfortunately, the court did not accept JAC’s suggestion.

Consequently, on August 15, 2016, JAC was required to file an immediate appeal of the District Court’s Order which was decided on narrow procedural grounds. Specifically, Judge Mueller reversed her 2014 approach, that allowed the case to proceed with JIV participating as a non-party amicus, and held that the case must now be dismissed because the JIV could not be joined as a party because they have sovereign immunity. This is not correct. The JIV is a quarter-blood Indian group created in 1982. It decided not to seek federal recognition under 25 CFR Part 83 and is not entitled to sovereign immunity. But the District Court’s use of this procedural technique allowed it avoid deciding the merits of JAC’s lawsuit.

JAC is confident that, despite this temporary procedural side-track, and despite the ongoing casino construction, it will prevail on the merits in the long-run. JAC’s confidence is based the fact that it is undisputable that the current casino is not being built on a “reservation” or other trust land that is eligible for Indian gaming under the IGRA. JAC offered recorded title documents into evidence which demonstrated that the land does not qualify for Indian gaming under IGRA. Neither the Defendants nor the JIV offered any contrary evidence. Instead, they urged Judge Mueller to ignore the evidence and offered a “virtual” or “de facto” reservation theory that has been discredited by other recent court decisions.

The most recent case – decided on July 28, 2016 - which discredited a version of this theory is from the District Court of Massachusetts. (Littlefield v. Department of Interior.) The facts of that case are similar to situation in Jamul in that sense that the tribe in that case (Mashpee) started constructing their casino, despite the fact that there was litigation challenging the casino as being built on land not eligible for gaming. But, the tribe in that case was in a much stronger positon than the JIV. Unlike the JIV, the Mashpee had obtained formal recognition under 25 CFR Part 83 and had formally acquired land in trust under 25 CFR Part 151.

The BIA in the Littlefield case accepted the trust land and declared it to be a “reservation” eligible for gaming. Several members of the community (like JAC) sued the BIA challenging this decision as violating federal law. They did not name the Mashpee tribe but, unlike our situation, the District Court did not hold that the Mashpee was a required party. The Defendants in that case also filed a motion to dismiss. But the outcome was different. Instead of dismissing the community’s case on procedural grounds, the District Court of Massachusetts adjudicated the merits and held that – despite the ongoing construction - the land was not a reservation eligible for gaming because the Mashpee was not a federally recognized tribe in 1934. This was the legally correct conclusion and the reason that we are confident of ultimate success on the merits in our case.

LAW 360 reports:   - Former Jamul Indian Village leaders suing in California federal court over the alleged disinterment of their relatives’ remains during the construction of the tribe's proposed $400 million casino blasted the federal government’s attempt to escape the suit on Friday.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

8 Million Californians to Lose their Citizenship. State Revokes Their Right To Belong

8 MM Californians to Lose Their Citizenship After Immigration Determines They Can't prove they are Citizens. Or, 
How it works at Pala, Pechanga, Chukchansi, Redding, EVIDENCE doesn't MATTER, you are out



Today, you opened your mailbox and discovered a letter from the Immigration Service. You open it and find that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has determined that your citizenship with the United States was given to you mistakenly and now they are going to terminate that citizenship.  ICE grants you one hearing to explain why you should not lose your citizenship.

You prepare your hearing materials to prove that this is some kind of mistake. You gather family tree records, birth certificates, and you even have an ancestor dug up to test for DNA which comes in at 99.7% match. Even though you are not allowed to see the “evidence against you, you know you have the burden of proof met, even archeology experts that the INS uses proves your ancestry.

The day of the hearing arrives and you march in to present your case, confident that having been born here in the United States is more than enough qualification for you to successfully prove your case. When it’s your turn to present your evidence, the Immigration Service lawyers simply say, "We don't accept that evidence." The judges in your case, whose relatives sent the letters of disenrollment as Americans side with the Immigration Services. You are now a non-citizen.

How can this happen?

Friday, August 26, 2016

CHUKCHANSI 600 Watch from the Outside as Chukchansi Looks at More Disenrollments.

We wrote in July about new disenrollment activity at the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.

This new disenrollment is purely political as one of the original Chukchansi 600 to be disenrolled, Cathy Cory explains, when asked if the disenrollments have to do with $50 million which is missing.

There are some members of the distributee group which are alleged to have participated in the theft of considerable funds from Picayune--alongside others both inside and outside the tribe. 

That said, that is not the reason the tribal council has given for their proposed disenrollment. They are accused of having "dual enrollment" in another tribe, which is not so. 

The tribal council should ensure action is taken against ALL those suspected of this theft in a court of law, where they would be punished if convicted--not try to disenroll them for something that isn't even the case, and leave others unpunished. This is purely political. 

Over 600 Chukchansi People, fully a third of the tribe, were previously disenrolled in 2006-2007 and REMAIN disenrolled at Picayune today. 

ISN'T IT RICH? NARF Requesting DONATIONS for HEALING? THEY CANNOT BE SERIOUS

This is beyond ludicrous.  The NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND (NARF) is requesting DONATIONS to help HEAL our Native Communities.
NARF
Ignoring TRIBAL ABUSES for DECADES

The U.S. Government’s historical attempts to wipe out tribal cultures continue to haunt Native Americans even today but together, we can achieve justice and healing for our communities.

What about CURRENT tribal cultures that have STRIPPED Native Americans of their heritage, denied them justice and injured our children, rather than provid healing.

Remember?  NARF was requested to help the over 11,000 Natives who have been harmed by their tribes?   They said: We don't do Indian vs. Indian   Historical abuse is serious, NARF, but SO IS CURRENT ABUSES BY TRIBES.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

REPORT: HOPLAND Tribal Casino UNDER IRS Investigation and TURMOIL

Will this Hopland Tribal Casino
be SHUTTERED?
Facebook pages from former Hopland Tribal members are reporting that the SHO KA WAH Casino is in turmoil

Reportedly, the Steakhouse will close, leaving employees and Tribal Members out of work.

Some inner workings are affected the CASINO GM is out.  IRS and the NIGC , already under fire as ineffective, should be on property now, or very shortly.  Mishandling of funds, embezzlement are on the table.

Nepotism charges are being raised  Gaming Commissioner FIRED.   Reportedly, Joe Elliott has been placed in charge of the casino operations...is he even a high school grad...
Chairperson IYESHA MILLER
Hopland Abuser in Chief

STAY TUNED TO THE DEVELOPING STORY...

Pauma Victory over Schwarzeneggar Costs CA Taxpayers $36 MILLION

California will pay $36.3 million after losing a years-long legal fight with a Southern California tribe over a casino deal negotiated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that traded permission to add slot machines in return for millions of dollars in payments to the General Fund .

Because he SCREWED PAUMA in 2004....  GOOD FOR THEM, bad for CA.

Read more here:AHNULD's FOLLY Screws Californians

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

10 Things YOU Can Do to Help Stop Civil Rights Violations in Indian Country.


We published these years ago from the President of American Indian Rights and Resources Org (AIRRO), and we think it's still timely, and I've added some enhancements from the original post. 


HOPING someone ELSE will do something IS NOT a Battle Plan

You can help us and help your Native American friends who suffer at the hands of tribes like: Pechanga, Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, Redding Rancheria, San Pasqual, Enterprise, Guideville, Pala , Grande Ronde and the NOOKSACK 306

Here are 10 Things You Can Do To Help Stop the Lawlessness in Indian Country


1. Call, Write, and Email your Congressional representatives and tell them that the violations of human rights and civil liberties must be stopped and the violators must be prosecuted. Remind them that it is their trust responsibility to protect individual Indians from harm. Find your representative at THIS LINK     
 


OP: If only 10 people send a letter, it makes no impact, 11 is more, 120 is better. Don't sit back and hope somebody writes a letter, or email or fax. Send one yourself and one for your wife and kids and ask your neighbors if you can send one on their behalf. If you are reading this, there is NO EXCUSE for not joining the battle for the rights of your family.

2. Write letters to the editors of your local newspapers (Like PATCH, or local weeklies) describing the violations of human rights and civil liberties occurring in Indian Country. Develop contacts in the media

OP: How do you think we got a news piece on KNBC (linked at my blogroll) or on KCBS? The editors will write about what their readers want to read.  The Nooksack 306 have been on radio, television and print. Grand Ronde had their disenrollees on the radio.  Al-Jazeera has done a show. Their work helps all who have been harmed by their tribes.

3. Boycott Indian Casinos owned by those tribes whose tribal officials have violated the human rights and civil liberties of its citizens and customers. 

OP: I used to spend $3,000 a year at Pechanga, but no more. I tell people now, not to go there, and why, WRITE or CALL the casino to tell them why you are NO LONGER coming, otherwise they will just think "business is down"

4. Get others to boycott with you.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

APARTHEID Tribe Hires Gary Condit's Firm to Lobby his Son in Law Adam Gray (D)


The LATIMES reports that The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, whose chairman Mark Macarro's wife, Holly, is a Native American adviser to Hillary Clinton, has hired former Rep. Gary Condit's firm to lobby the state Legislature at a time when the legislative panel overseeing gambling issues is chaired by Condit’s son-in-law.

Friday, August 19, 2016

BIA EMBARRASSMENT: Documents They COULDN"T FIND For FOIA response, FOUND FOR THEM

It would be humorous, if the BIA wasn't trying to HIDE some documents pertaining to the San Pasqual Dispute we've written about before.  The King of the Archives, Emilio Reyes, has exposed the BIA's incompetence in the San Pasqual issue time and again.

The BIA has allowed the descendents of WHITE PEOPLE with NO San Pasqual blood, to usurp TRUE San Pasqual descendents, who are NOW kept out of the tribe.

In your correspondence you state no records were found  (link is to SCRIBD). Due to the importance of these records, I have located the documents that pertain to my requests and providing you with a copy to hold in your repository. The original documents are in the possession of the National Archives located in Perris, California. I am requesting to print and/or save these records in your office and to forward these records to your American Indian Records Repository in Kansas.

Questions for AS Indian Affairs' Lawrence Roberts on Abuse in Indian Country and the BIA's Involvement

Thousands of Native Americans have been harmed by our OWN TRIBES, with the BIA's tacit approval.  Yet, we can't get Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs to go on record against tribes who do this.  WHY?

Lawrence Roberts
We have some questions here, if you have more, the COMMENTS are open.

1. What is the BIA's and the U.S. government's responsibility to protect the individual Indian from harm by their own tribes and to help them receive justice?

2. Is there a requirement that a tribal member be Native American?  If not, does a Non Indian tribal member have more Native rights than a true Native American disenrolled member in the eyes of the BIA?

9th Circuit AFFIRMS Protection of BIA's Injustice, Will NOT Rehear Aguayo !50 Native Americans HARMED:

Sad news for Native Americans that look to the courts for justice against corrupt tribes.

DENIED
The Ninth Circuit said on Tuesday it would not reconsider its ruling affirming a Bureau of Indian Affairs decision that allowed ex-members of the Pala Band of Mission Indians to be removed from the tribe’s rolls.

From the FILINGS for rehearing En Banc


The three judge panel erroneously applied a statute of limitations that didn't exist in this matter.

..Similarly, in petitioners’ case, the documents submitted in support ofpetitioners’ request for judicial notice support former Chairman King Freeman andformer Bureau employee Elsie Lucero’s sworn statements that the Band had notlegally adopted or ratified the 1997 Constitution by a majority of adult votingtribal members


THE PANEL FAILED TO ADDRESS MATERIAL  EVIDENCE AND ERRED IN AFFIRMING THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY’S DECISION THAT RECOGNIZED THAT THE 1997 CONSTITUTION WAS ADOPTED BY 27 TRIBAL MEMBERS AS THE BAND’S GOVERNING DOCUMENT:

The panel accepted the Department’s supplemental excerpts of record as evidence to support their finding that petitioners were on notice.  However, the panel denied judicial notice of petitioners’ compelling evidence that the Band had not been operating under the submitted Constitution, but was still governed by its Articles of Association.


THE PANEL FAILED TO ADDRESS LEGAL ARGUMENTRAISED IN PETITIONERS’ OPENING BRIEF ABOUT THEDEPARTMENTS’ COMMON LAW TRUST DUTY UNDER 25 U.S.C. § 2.

...the panel erred when it found that “Bureaureview and approval was not required” because “the Band could have adopted the1997 Constitution notwithstanding agency approval or disapproval.”  [Opn. p. 25]  The panel’s stated reason implicitly overlooks the Department’s trust duty under25 U.S.C. § 2 to ensure that governing documents that are federally recognized bythe Department are passed by the Band as a whole. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

REMEMBER: Wilton Rancheria Used Disenrollment To STOP DISSENT? Now Casino Springing up in ELK GROVE

The Elk Grove Citizen had the story.   The ancestor's Cemetery meant nothing, to the tribal council.....read and share. Word is coming that there may be more disenrollments?

A heated altercation between a Wilton Rancheria tribal member and a former member occurred on March 16 just before the tribe heard a presentation regarding a potential casino that could be built four miles south of Elk Grove.

The argument took place in the parking lot near the Elk Grove Pavilion at Elk Grove Regional Park.
Boyd Gaming was scheduled to present an update on the tribe’s desire to build a casino in unincorporated Sacramento County.

Several media outlets including the Citizen were denied entry to the private event held at the public facility at the park.

Organizers said that tribal Chair Andrew Franklin, Vice Chair Dennis Heffington, and Rose Weckenmann, the tribe’s general counsel, were unavailable to speak to the media.
Franklin wrote about the meeting in his message that appeared in the March/April edition of the Miwok Times.

“Economic development is taking off at an exponential rate,” he wrote. “Local governments and communities have been so supportive of our project and very inviting into their communities.”
Franklin also wrote that Boyd Gaming would brief the tribe on the progress on the potential casino and next steps.

Franklin told the Galt City Council on March 5 that the tribe plans to build a complex that includes a casino, hotel, and his tribe’s headquarters south of Arno Road outside Galt.
He said then that members are considering buying the property. If the purchase occurs, the tribe would ask the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs to take the land into trust, which would then remove the property from the Sacramento County rolls.

Franklin said before the council meeting that he and other tribal members want to develop a good relationship with city officials including council members and department managers. He and other tribal leaders also met earlier this year with Elk Grove and Galt officials to discuss the project.
“We’re fortunate enough to find a site close to our burial grounds,” he said of the Hicksville Cemetery, which is east of Highway 99 on Arno Road.

However, Lisa Jimenez, the tribal chair of Historical Families of Wilton Rancheria, said the tribe disenrolled her and several other previous members. She said current tribal council officials did so in order to achieve positions of power within the tribe.
Jimenez said the tribe needs the history of her ancestors buried at the cemetery in order to show the ability to build the casino on the Arno Road property.
“They can’t use our history,” Jimenez said. “They can’t use the cemetery until they realize there are 160 people who fought for them to get to where they are at.”
She and several former members staged a protest outside the pavilion. They held signs that read “No History, No Gaming” and “You Will Not Get Our Cemetery.” The protestors were vocal but did not yell at members as they tried to enter the pavilion.

The incident in the parking lot took place between tribal member Dennis Blue and former member Dennis Counsil. Blue asked why he wasn’t allowed to attend the funeral of his aunt, Billie Blue, who was Counsil’s mother. Blue said he had dug 37 graves including those for his father and brother at the cemetery.

The altercation became violent. 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

St. Croix Tribal Council Ordered to REINSTATE Disenrolled Tribal Members

EXCELLENT NEWS: Disenrollment OVERTURNED

The St. Croix Tribal council has been ordered to reinstate 5 members who were dis-enrolled by the council in March of this year.
Judge Candace Des Armo Coury of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe said the dis-enrollment action by the council is "unconscionable and violates the basic tenets of justice and fairness."

In summary, Des Armo Coury found:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nooksack Police Chief Ordered to pay $1,000 per day for Contempt of Tribal Court

OH MY!  The Nooksack Court SMACKS down the lawlessness of Nooksack Tribal administrators:

The Nooksack Chief of Police, like the Court Clerk, has failed to comply with our order.  We are forced to find the Nooksack Chief of Police in contempt.  We find it astounding that the Chief of Police, who is sworn to enforce the law, would so blatantly violate his duty by ignoring a lawful order of the Nooksack Court. That both the Court Clerk and Chief of Police have failed to comply with our orders without offering any reason makes us fearful that at Nooksack the rule of law is dead

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Redding Rancheria Disenrollment Revisited: GREED for Riches Decreased Members of Tribe

Today, we revisit the story of the Foreman family of Redding Rancheria, who were forced to disinter their ancestor to prove their heritage.  Barbara Murphy is among the scum who worked to strip them of citizenship

The story is from Marketplace

RACHEL DORNHELM: Bob Foreman used to be tribal chairman of the Redding Rancheria tribe in central California. His mother sold the family's land to the tribe so it could start a casino in the '90s. A lot has changed since then. The tribe is prosperous now. But Bob Foreman and his family were disenrolled from the group at a tribal hearing two years ago.
BOB FOREMAN: We had all types of witnesses there, an anthropology person, a person who did our DNA, and all these papers here which shows that we qualified.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Disenrollment Dishonors Native American Veterans, Some Posthumously, Like Johnny Miller, Silver Star Recipient

Many tribes have, or are working on disenrolling the ancestors of the current tribal members, to break the line of lineal descent.  That's what happened in the Pechanga matter.

The Tribe, well known for dissing their OWN Veteran customers, have done the same with their OWN vets.   Here's the story of one, my uncle Johnny Miller as told by his grandson, Mark Lucero..



Native Americans had and still have a big part in fighting and sacrificing for our freedom and safety of ALL AMERICANS.

Some of those proud and outstanding men and women military veterans were descendants from the Temecula/Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mia Prickett, Grand Ronde Disenrolled, Speaks Eloquently on Her Family's Restoration of Membership

There are times when the fight to bring the shameful action of disenrollment, that we've been fighting against for a dozen years, is frustrating.   TODAY, after listening to Mia Prickett, on Oregon Public Radio, I feel re-energized.

Mia Prickett, Erin Bernando, Marilyn Portwood, Eric Bernando (

Mia gave a terrific presentation on what happened to her family, those who walked on being posthumously disenrolled and sadly, those who have passed before receiving justice.

She touched on all the points, including loss of citizenship, the loss of their cultural home and the lack of voice in tribal affairs.

The THREE SISTERS: Paddle to Nisqually: Healing for Nooksack 306 after Abuse by Tribal Leader Bob Kelly

Frank Hopper has a terrific story up at Indian Country Today on the canoe trip of the Nooksack 306, who belong in the tribe, but the tribal chairman, the despicable Bob Kelly, expends so much effort to do the wrong thing with tribal disenrollment .

George Adams
Fighting for JUSTICE for 306 Natives

I was late arriving for the canoe landings. I got stuck in traffic twice driving from Seattle to the Port of Olympia near the mouth of the Nisqually River, the destination of this year’s multi-tribal canoe journey, the Paddle to Nisqually. Tribes from all over the Northwest had sent canoe families on journeys of many days, ultimately arriving at the land of the Nisqually.

Monday, August 8, 2016

GRAND RONDE Chairman RESPONDS to his DEFEAT in Disenrollment of Chief Tumulth Descendants

Grand Ronde's disgraceful chairman Reyn Leno responds to the tribe's defeat in court.

I am sure many members have questions about the recent appellate court decisions on the dis enrollment cases. I left for a family camping trip on Thursday and had limited phone and Internet access over the weekend. I did get a chance to talk to our Tribal attorney on Saturday. Rob made me aware of the opinions issued on Friday. 1.) The case involving the dis enrollment of Rebecca Crocker was upheld 2.) The cases involving the deceased dis enrolled members was upheld. 3.) The case involving 67 dis enrolled members who refer to themselves as the descendants of Chief Tulmuth was reversed.

GRAND RONDE Disenrollees PREVAIL in Appellate Court: WE REVERSE say Justices

EXCELLENT news concerning the disgraceful disenrollment at Grand Ronde

We exercise jurisdiction pursuant to the Grand Ronde Tribe enrollment ordinance.. and WE REVERSE

and.... BOOM:  "In light of the undisputed facts regarding the 27 year unreasonable delay in the tribe bringing this action and the reasonably anticipated prejudice and harm that petitioners would suffer if the tribe were allowed to proceed with this disenrollment action we hold that laches prevents the tribe and enrollment committee/board from so proceeding," Robert J. Miller, a member of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe who serves as chief justice of the Grand Ronde appeals court, wrote in the 22-page opinion..."



The Appeals court Decision is HERE

Read MORE about the Grand Ronde Disenrollments at these LINKS:

Grand Ronde Disenrollment: Loss of Heritage
Grand Ronde Indian Removals
Appeals Court will hear Disenrollment Case

We MUST keep the pressure on tribes and their courts to PROVIDE JUSTICE for Native Americans harmed by their tribes.


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown Ignores Apartheid and Civil Rights Violations in Approving Pechanga Compact

It was reported this week that California's Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed a new compact with the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians and 3 other tribes....

Amazing how Democrats pay lip service to civil and human rights abuse, but when confronted with it, they simply do not care.

The Temecula reservation and allotments were set aside for the Temecula Band and village of Indians not just Pechanga, the self described subset, which now includes people with NO Temecula Indian blood, much like the Boers of South Africa.

Pechanga now has a group living on the reservation that have:

• Lost the right to vote
• Lost their rights to healthcare provided by the government.
• Their children can no longer attend tribal schools
• They can no longer be buried in the reservation cemetery with their relatives.
• Have no access to tribal health center

• Are not protected by the Tribal Rangers.

Additionally, those who have had their citizenship stripped, but have lived their entire lives on the reservation, must come through a separate entrance, are not allowed to use the park, playground, water fountain and toilets without a member present, subject to banishment from their homes.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Is JUSTICE and DUE PROCESS TOO MUCH to ASK of NOOKSACK TRIBAL COURT?

It may seem that the Nooksack Tribal court is there for Justice, but I assure you, it only seems that way......

Statement from Galanda Broadman:

"We are not wanting anybody to be held in contempt or arrested or fined. We simply want our ability to represent 331 tribal members at Nooksack restored, or barring that, to have our own rights redressed in Tribal Court.”


See the court filing here

The former disgraced attorney for Nooksack is now....CHIEF JUDGE of Nooksack Kangaroo Court.....

Express YOUR Moral OUTRAGE at Casino Tribes that ABUSE their people.

As we keep hearing more tribes are in the "disenrollment business" I think this post is one that needs to be put up on my blog often, so I'm posting it again.  I posted this way back in June 2007 and it still does apply, and we need more emphasis on shining a spotlight on the corrupt tribal leadership of many casino tribes.  The total harmed by the corruptions of these tribes have passed 11,000 Native Americans.

Please, don't get the impression that we are against tribal gaming. That is not true. The links tell the story of what's happening at Pechanga, Snoqualmie in Washington State and other reservations like Chukchansi and Pala. Feel free to comment, they are open.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

UPDATE: Pechanga Donations to DNC MAY VIOLATE FEC rules: Discovered on WIKILEAKS Emails

Funny how you find things out.  Wikileaks has some DNC emails exposed in their recent release of the corrupt Hillary Rodham Clinton's party.   Corrupt birds of a feather sticking together.  Pechanga practices Apartheid...has a segregated reservation...perp  walked Hunter children from the reservation school, denies them the right to use water fountains and playground unaccompanied.  What's next..a YELLOW STAR?



I wonder if the general council of the tribe were informed that they were paying $100,000 to the convention fund...AND and additional $43,900 to the ...BUILDING FUND?   BUILDING WHAT?   THIS APPEARS to be a way to circumvent donation cap rules, an FEC violation

Listverse says:
On May 19, Justin Klein of HillaryClinton.com emailed Jordan Kaplan, national finance director of the DNC. Klein had a check for $144,100 from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. He told Kaplan, “please note the first $100,200 should be allocated to the convention fund, while the remaining $43,900 should be allocated to the building fund.”
According to FEC (Federal Election Commission) rules, $100,200 is the campaign contribution limit for nonmulticandidate PACs in a single year. The email suggests Klein, on behalf of HillaryClinton.com, may have been trying to circumvent that limit. If true, it would constitute an offense

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UPDATE:  SOURCES say...NO vote on this expenditure before the General Council.


Tribal contributions discussed in the emails below:



I wrote a letter to both JUSTIN and JORDAN, here's part of it
Dear Jordan and Justin,

We saw with dismay how easily the DNC and Hillary Clinton take money from a Tribe that practices APARTHEID on it's reservation, and is well known for violating the rights of it's people.  

I wrote to Howard Dean prior to the 2008 convention about Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro's inclusion on the platform committee.  Apparently, if you have money, there's a blind eye turned....  

I'll print a response.....