Friday, August 18, 2017

Do Native American Millenials KNOW What Their "Elders" Did to Natives Via Disenrollment?

We asked some questions in the first installment of the reprise of Pechanga's Splinter Group leading the way to Tribal Genocide, via paper, of over 20% of it's tribal membership. .. So many young members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians from Temecula CA... Have NO idea what went on.

REALLY, though, all young who were, say 12 years of age when the disenrollments happened at Redding, Enterprise, Chukchansi and Pechanga, are now 25 years old.  DO THEY KNOW?

Do they know that a family was disenrolled, even though they are descended from the man whose land grant the casino now sits? Or, was the first chairperson of their tribe after getting their rights back? (Redding)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pechanga Tribe's Splinter Group PART IV: Setting Tribal Genocide in MOTION

We are reprising a set of posts from 2008, from the Manuela Miranda Family of Pechanga, when fewer people understood what disenrollment was doing to Native people.

People say, "why don't you ask the Native American Rights Fund for help? Well, we have, they told me the "didn't do Indian vs. Indian". Shamefully, NARF has the leader of a disenrolling tribe, Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro on their board.       Read on.....

When Hitler attacked the Jews I was not a Jew, therefore I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned.
And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I was not concerned.
Then Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church -- and there was nobody left to be concerned.

Martin Niemoller, Congressional Record, 14 October 1968, page 31636

Why this installment regarding the Splinter Group starting with a quote about Hitler and the Nazis. Well, if you have not noticed, there is a new era of genocide rolling through Indian Country. This genocide is not at the hands of the Spanish government, nor a policy of the US government.

This new genocide is being carried out by non-Indian people masquerading as “TRUE” Indian people, and “LEGITIMATE” Indian people under their control who have lost their way and turned their backs on their brothers and sisters.

DOJ DENIED! San Pasqual Descendants and Enrolled Members Suits ORDERED CONSOLIDATED

THIS IS A VICTORY, as ALL FEDERAL DOJ motions WERE DENIED.

Seeking JUSTICE or
Attempting to THWART JUSTICE?


Latest NEWS on the San Pasqual lawsuits from FB pages:

The filed suit against the U.S. Government on behalf of the true San Pasqual descendants and separate suit against the U.S. Government on behalf of certain Federally Recognized enrolled tribal members.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NOOKSACK FAILS to FILE TIMELY APPEAL: DISMISSED

Oh my...the INCOMPETENCE from the BOB KELLY lead Nooksack TRIBE is STAGGERING....

Read the decision HERE

Notice of appeal was filed.....beyond the 30 day period....

I N C O M P E T E N T


Pechanga Tribe's SPLINTER GROUP Part 3: Breaking Away from the Band

3rd in a series..
OP:  An interesting question was brought up in the comments of Part ONE consider this when you read it:


If Butch Murphy and the others, including Jennie Miranda and HER FAMILY, started their own tribe and were recognized by the BIA,  isn't that against Pechanga's by laws? If you are enrolled in an other tribe you can not enroll in Pechanga.



San Pasqual Descendants EXPOSE DAVE TOLER, As CHIEF OBFUSCATER. CAN JUSTICE DEPT. Attorney GEORGE MANAHAN BE THIS BLIND?

Jose Juan of San Pasqual
GIVING UP IS NOT in the plans for the San Pasqual Descendants in their quest for JUSTICE for their ancestors and themselves.  Today, we have some evidence of what could be deliberate malfeasance on the part of San Pasqual Tribal council ....malfeasance. In this case, DAVE TOLER may have deliberately mislead the Bureau of Indian Affairs, on the Jose Juan history.

It appears, that Toler used any old Jose Juan's history to mislead the BIA in order to keep the proper descendants out of the tribe and keep the descendants of white man Frank Trask in place.  Toler was also confronted in this video by Huumaay Quisquis.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Pechanga Tribe's SPLINTER GROUP 2:Those NOT MEETING Membership Requirements Worm Their Way into the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

PART TWO in a series.

We are reprising the story of the SPLINTER GROUP, the Concerned Pechanga People and the FAKES...originally exposed by descendants of Pablo Apis, the original land owner where the Pechanga Resort & Casino now sits. So many tribal members are coming of age and asking WHAT HAPPENED?

Some have asked who is BM (OP: Butch Murphy)? Are those the correct initials? Which families were those that could not meet the membership requirements? Which families formed the Splinter Group and the Concerned Pechanga People?

Well, BM are the correct initials. As for the families that could not meet the membership requirements and formed the Splinter Group, let’s just call them “M and M”. Sure, there are others that joined them, but the “M and M” families spearheaded the whole thing. But whatever you do, don’t expect to find the “M and M” families in any historical documents about the Temecula Indians. Yet, our elders remember them STANDING on the steps HOLLERING to be let in the tribe, including the late ancestor of a current, disenfranchised lawyer living in WA.

More Splinter Group History

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lawsuit Against Disreputable Chukchani Tribe, DISMISSED in Federal Court, REFILED in State Court

THE TRIBE NEED THEIR HELP, PROMISED TO PAY and then DON'T? WHO could have foreseen this?


A $21 million lawsuit from a group that claims it was instrumental in getting Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino reopened in 2015 has been dismissed from federal court, but was refiled at the state level shortly after that ruling.

The lawsuit, filed by Osceola Blackwood Ivory Gaming Group (OBIG) of Florida in March, contends tribal officials in the summer of 2015 agreed to pay the company 30 percent of net revenues for seven years, allowable under National Indian Gaming Commission rules. The numbers were later negotiated to 25 percent over five years.

Pechanga Tribe's SPLINTER GROUP: NOT REALLY PECHANGA?

Our friends from the Manuela Miranda descendants (ON WHOSE Ancestor's LAND the Pechanga Casino Sits) published these stories 10 years ago. We think it's time to refresh some memories,  and make sure new parties are informed.

So many young members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians from Temecula CA... Have NO idea what went on.

Do they know that a family was disenrolled, even though they are descended from the man whose land grant the casino now sits?
Do they know the tribal council went against the will of their people? 
Do they know Hunter descendants have been on their reservation land since BEFORE most of the tribal population was born?
DO they KNOW the tribe HIRED an expert, paid him THOUSANDS of dollars and then DIDN't USE his work because it disagreed with their plans?



What is the Splinter Group? Who are its members? What is its relationship to the so called Concerned Pechanga People? Why did they spearhead the Pechanga disenrollments?

Here is some information about the Splinter Group and the Concerned Pechanga People and their role in the disenrollments of legitimate Pechanga tribal members.

The information provided is available to the public and can be obtained from federal agencies through the Freedom of Information Act process.   All quotes are taken directly from tribal and government documents obtained through the FOIA process.

Origins of the Splinter Group

In 1978 the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians adopted a Constitution and By Laws and an Enrollment procedure, all of which were to become effective on January 1, 1979. During 1979, the Band began operating under its Constitution and By Laws and began its first full year of accepting enrollment applications.

Everything went smoothly with these various processes until about mid-1980 when a small group of dissident individuals led by now councilmember BM (Butch Murphy) began attending meetings and opposing everything that the Band had been working for the past ten years. This group voiced its opposition in the name of “custom and tradition.” They so disrupted the regular Band meetings that nominations for the tribal council elections could not be held and had to be postponed until March of 1981 with the election to follow in April.

BIA MISTAKES
In the meantime, in October, 1980, Butch Murphy and his followers announced that they were breaking away from the Band and forming their own tribe. (Meaning THEY WERE NOT PECHANGA)

So, in January, 1981, they held their own elections and elected a spokesman and four council members, none of whom were enrolled members of the Pechanga Band. This self appointed “tribe”, whom Pechanga Band referred to as the “splinter group”, then went to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and requested formal recognition as the official Pechanga Band.

This recognition was granted the splinter group in spite of the fact that (1) the Council members were not enrolled tribal members; and (2) the BIA had been previously advised that this was just a splinter group; and (3) the real Band’s election was to be held in April, not in January.

After the Pechanga Band’s April election, the real Pechanga Band was once again recognized by the BIA.

However, BM, leader of the splinter group, appealed the decision of the BIA to recognize the Pechanga Band’s duly-elected council pursuant to the April 25, 1981 election.

The Pechanga Band expended significant effort in responding to BM’s Appeal. This was necessitated by the fact that BM’s Appeal “shows an alarming and blatant disregard for the true facts. That appeal document …is replete with half truths, lies, misstatements and misinformation, and as such is wholly irresponsible”.

Stay TUNED...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

NOOKSACK DISENROLLMENT ACTIONS: PLAYING RUSSIAN ROULETTE...with OTHER's LIVES


Great story from  KUOW on the NOOKSACK DISENROLLMENT

IHS Money QUOTE:  We totally believe in the sovereignty of the tribe and support that. Whatever the tribe decides to do when they have a duly elected council — if they want to disenroll folks — that’s their tribal business,” Seyler said.

Over the past few weeks, dozens of tribes across the Pacific Northwest have been paddling canoes 200-400 miles on the salty waters between Washington and Vancouver Island.

Deborah Alexander led about a dozen young paddlers on the annual canoe journey along traditional trade routes. Alexander’s canoe was filled with many people, including herself, who have been disenrolled from their tribe.

“We’re fighting for our right to remain Nooksack,” she said.

Alexander’s long wooden canoe is named after her grandmother, Emma, a symbol of disenrollment. The Nooksack tribal government said Alexander and her extended family of 306 were disenrolled because they couldn’t provide the birth certificate of Emma’s mother.

Alexander was removed from tribal rolls and fired from her job as a teacher about a year ago.

Now the federal government is stepping in. The Department of Interior says the tribe improperly disenrolled Alexander’s extended family because the disenrollments happened after the Nooksack Council failed to hold an election when many of its seats expired.

Because the tribal government lacks quorum, the Department of Interior says, the tribe does not have a government, and the feds aren’t recognizing the disenrollments.

The federal government is now denying Washington’s Nooksack tribe tens of millions of dollars. They’ve shut down the casino and are taking over tribal health care.

Read the rest at the link above...  ANDLearn More on Disenrollment, Ethnic Cleansing in Indian Gaming Country at these Links:
Gaming Revenue Blamed for Disenrollment
Disenrollment is paper Genocide
Read the ICT article on NOOKSACK here
CA Tribal Cleansing
TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Banishment
Nooksack Disenrollment




Tuesday, August 8, 2017

DAILY KOS: DISENROLLMENT 101 Share this story!

WELL NOW, Emilio Reyes has gotten his diary up on the DAILY KOS!  And that is GREAT NEWS!

One of the HIGHEST RANKING WEBSITES in the WORLD, now has articles on Disenrollment.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?   Go to the LINK above (DAILY KOS)  and SHARE the story on your Facebook and Social Media.  YOUR involvement will show the DK readers and publishers that people are LOOKING....THAT is one way to enlighten more people..


Thursday, August 3, 2017

San Pasqual Lawsuit Against BIA MOVES FORWARD

The LATEST news on the San Pasqual Matter:

ORDER BY JUDGE BATTAGLIA,
Motions Submitted [16] MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction Plaintiffs' Complaint (ECF No. 1) and Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction (ECF No. 6), [20] MOTION to Consolidate Cases 17-cv-0938; 17-cv-1149; 16-cv-2442:
These motions are suitable for determination on the papers and without oral argument in accordance with Civil Local Rule 7.1.d.1.

Accordingly, no appearances are required and these motions will be deemed submitted as of this date. (no document attached) (sc) What this means is that there will be NO ORAL ARGUMENT ON AUGUST 10 and NO COURT APPEARANCE ON AUGUST 10.


This means is that he has all of the record before him and he does not need to hear from me or from the US Attorney in oral argument. He will make his first set of orders from all papers submitted.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

REVIEW: Pechanga Crime Family Still SHADY, And UNWORTHY of Pechanga Membership

I'll be away from the computer for a few days, so I want to repost a few items, this one, on the Masiel Basquez Crime Family, I'll add another post on the 4 generation long bad people. SHOULDN'T THIS FAMILY be disenrolled for abuse of Pechanga?

From a couple of years ago...


With the upcoming special meeting called about the Pechanga Band of Luiseno's Casino Investigation coming this Sunday, we reach back toa post from 4 years ago about the CPP not liking Jennie Miranda, whose grandmother was the matriarch of the PCF (Pechanga Crime Family). It's time for the CPP to look within and do waht is right. UPDATE: Questions include: Are the CPP truth tellers, or outrageous liars?
Would they lie about Jennie Miranda and family? Would they lie about the Hunters and Manuela Miranda descendents? Jennie, which one is it? Are they lying about YOU, or about the Hunters, OR BOTH?

The Concerned Pechanga People have been active in getting rid of two large families from Pechanga. But, according to this flyer from 1992, they absolutely DID NOT like some of the people that they subsequently conspired with to remove the Manuela Miranda and Hunter Clans. Here's the flyer:




The CPP accuse Jennie Miranda (former spokeperson for Pechanga and mother of thief Larry Miranda, soon to be indicted) of "being unfair to people" and telling "lies" and wanting to bulldoze sensitive sites and burial grounds. AMAZING that after all this, the CPP would work with Jennie to use her mother AND Frances Miranda to eliminate people.

Does this sound like someone who cares about the tribe, or themselves? CPP, how could you turn on your own people, with people like this?

And Enrollment Committee HOW could you trust people like this? And we all know, Frances hasn't got any nicer with age.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Gabrielino Native American sues the Department of Interior: SIXTH Action APPROVED for Suit.

Emilio Reyes, a Gabrieleno Tongva, a tribe which is currently NOT federally recognized, is our guest blogger, Reyes is the founder of STOP Tribal Genocide...


For over five years I've done extensive research on the archives on the records created by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A good friend of mine, Rick Cuevas, proprietor of Originalpechanga.com and a Pechanga disenrollee shed the light of many issues happening in Indian Country of which I was unaware. When I found out Natives were losing their tribal and federal rights due to tribal disenrollment, I immediately started researching the families affected and see how I could help.

Presently, the Bureau of Indian Affairs oversees 567 Federally recognized tribes through four offices: Office of Indian Services, Office of Justice Services, Office of Trust Services and the Office of Field Operations.

On June 2017 I filed the first lawsuit against the Department of the Interior; Bureau of Indian Affairs. This was the result of non-compliance on Freedom of Information Act Requests.

The following is the story on how the 'Indian' was designed to fail, to be expendable, to be eliminated. 
An act of Congress of May 18, 1928 (45 Stat. 602), authorized the attorney general of California to bring suit in the U.S. Court of Claims on behalf of the Indians of California for benefits they would have received under the 18 treaties negotiated with the U.S. A trust fund was created with appropriations made by Congress for educational, health, industrial and other purposes benefiting California Indians.

California Indians were provided a six page application and required by law to answer 28 questions which related to the individual Native American claiming eligibility such as tribal affiliation, blood degree and family history. Upon completion of this work, a census was created listing 23,787 Native Americans who claimed California Indian ancestry. Today the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Federal Acknowledgement, claim these applications were approved with little or no verification. 

Native Americans are being disenrolled from their tribes and mostly due to these 1928 California Indian Applications. Tribal disenrollment, is the modern assimilation process which terminates the citizenship of Native Americans in their tribes. 

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has advised Federally Recognized tribes, that these applications cannot be used as membership and enrollment criteria. Tribes still often decide to go back to these 1928 applications and revisit the historical errors made by B

IA. Especially if it works to their advantage in disenrolling tribal members. Even though not confirmed, the oral histories of our elders have mentioned these applications approved by the Act of 1928 were mainly filled out by the Examiners during the enrollment of California Indians.

We have been able to confirm many historical errors in some of California Indian reservations. The San Pasqual Tribe, located in Valley View, CA, seat of San Diego, is the perfect example of erroneous enrollment by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A white man by the name of Frank Trask was hired to take care of the San Pasqual Indian Reservation, married a Baja California Indian who resided in the Mesa Grande Reservation, the family then occupied the San Pasqual Indian Reservation and made sure to keep the real descendants out, an ongoing problem happening for decades, and continuing to this day.

California is the State where most tribal disenrollment are happening. I started conducting research on families that have been wrongfully disenrolled or have questionable Indian Ancestry. In my research I have found that there exists many inconsistencies, not by the genealogy of the individual in question, however, in the actions by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and most of the times by tribes. 

In these Freedom of Information Act Requests, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has been non-compliant to FOIA requests. Interestingly, most BIA agencies outside of California have been compliant except the leading state on tribal disenrollment. The agencies in California which include the Pacific Regional Office, the California Central Office and the Southern California agency, have provided most records redacted, claiming exemptions that don't apply, even when there is nothing that can compromise the information on the requested records.

Nevertheless, the administrative appeals have been filed in the appropriate department for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is handled by the Office of the Solicitor, the Office continues to fail to acknowledge or denied receipt of its appeal. 

While 9 complaints are pending against the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the District Court of Southern California has decided to move forward on six cases. FOIA requires all agencies of the federal government to release information to the public upon request, unless the agency demonstrates that one of the nine specific exemptions applies. FOIA also encourages accountability through transparency and it’s the most prominent expression of a profound national commitment to ensuring an open government. 


Read more on Marcus Alto here:
  


Emilio Reyes descends from the Gabrielino Tongva Tribe. Emilio is the Founder of Stop Tribal Genocide, a movement dedicated in promoting Native American rights. Genealogist and Researcher specializing in Native American family lines. 

Friday, July 21, 2017

ROBIN LADUE in Tribal Business Journal: Disenrollment sparks litigation, economic issues

Robin's 1st in a two part series on disenrollment:

Indian Country has fought long and hard for survival. To allow tribes to take
away the Native identity from its members, it is no less cultural genocide than that perpetrated by the U.S. government from the first day of invasion.

However, this has become more the rule than the exception in the ugly world of disenrollment. The list of tribes that where questions have been raised about the process include:

• Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, population reduced from 1,850 to 750

Nooksack Tribe, population of 2,000 reduced by 306

• The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, population of 5,200, had 67 members disenrolled in 2014 and reinstated in 2017


Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, 1,350 members in 2006 and more than 230 members disenrolled   OP:  Word is coming in NOW, that more families are targeted.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pechanga's John Macarro: Disgraced Diminutive Darling Dodged Disenrollment Attempts. Time to Re-Visit?

Who'd think one little guy could have enabled so much harm to so many, with the protection of his Chairman brother?


First, the Manuela Miranda descendants, the Tosobol descendants held in moratorium purgatory, then the Hunter's who were proven Pechanga by the tribe's own hired expert.

HUNDRED's of Pechanga Indians harmed by a corrupt council and John MACARRO, Pechanga's legal council...who STILL hasn't passed the BAR here?

WHY isn't HE out of the tribe for harming the tribe, tribal members and Indian Country?

Remember we wrote about how John's brother lied to Congress and how JM EXPLAINED the move?

Remember how he apologized for harming the tribe?  Even brother had to recuse from that mess.

HARMING the TRIBE, seems to be a BETTER FIT for Disenrollment, than others who may disagree politically, and who MAY want to see where all the expense money is being spent.

Is it past time to eliminate the CRIMINAL ELEMENT and bring back the rightful Pechanga Indians?  CLEAN house, DO the right thing by the rightful Indians, and find a way to prosper...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Justice Dept. Working OVERTIME Defending BIA on FOIA OKIE DOKES. Emilio Reyes Wants ANSWERS

BIA UNDER FIRE for
FOIA FAILURES
California’s BIA is next on STOP TRIBAL GENOCIDE founder Emilio Reyes' lawsuits: He just doesn’t give up with San Pasqual and Indian Affairs Pacific Region and their historically shady dealings.  This is a LONG post, please take a look

The Bureau of Indian Affairs, Southern California agency is withholding all responsive records on a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the Trask family who has occupied San Pasqual since 1909.

Because the agency claims exemption 6 in the request in question,  this complaint, embedded below, Reyes is requesting the Bureau of Indian Affairs to identify each document withheld, state the statutory exemption claimed and explain how the disclosure would damage the interests protected by the claimed exemption. Emilio reports that in multiple occasions provided death records to substantiate that these individuals are now deceased therefore, exemption 6 wouldn’t apply. Even though the administrative appeal was filed to the Office of the Solicitor, the agency decided to ignore his appeal.

In previous posts, Reyes claims the agency has been non-compliant to FOIA requests. Multiple complaints have been filed with the court that involve the California Pacific Regional Office and the Southern California Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.




The agency tends to withhold records and in some cases, redacts information on responsive records even when proof of death is provided. In previous conversations with Chief of Staff, he has brought up his concerns. Although he was advised to provide a recommendation on how to help the agency improve their tasks, Emilio thinks the problem is far beyond that. Unfortunately, the Chief of Staff Andrea Kadish, is on leave of absence, therefore possible solutions have been placed on hold.

Emilio’s extensive research has opened the light to covered up corruption in the San Pasqual Indian Tribe. His research includes the Trask-Lawson family who now sits on the tribal council. The requested records relate to the enrollment applications of deceased Trask family members that duplicates have been located in the National Archives, however, some pages are missing. Emilio claims that the repository of the BIA holds the missing pages that could prove the historical errors.

Monday, July 17, 2017

ELK GROVE CASINO: WILTON RANCHERIA Dodges Challenge From Stand Up California.

Appeal against Elk Grove casino effort dismissed, Mark Anderson has the story

An administrative appeal meant to block the Wilton Rancheria Indian tribe from building a $500 million casino resort in Elk Grove has been dismissed.
The action, filed by the anti-gambling group Stand Up California, had challenged the federal government's decision in January to put land into trust for the Wilton Rancheria tribe.

Its dismissal means the tribe has cleared one of numerous challenges in its effort to complete a project that could bring substantial development to Elk Grove. Aside from the jobs and business the casino resort itself would bring, it is also expected to spur development of a long-delayed outlet mall.
“This was just another small hurdle on our path toward self-sufficiency,” said Wilton Rancheria Chairman Raymond Hitchcock, in a news release.
Stand Up California director Cheryl Schmit said the administrative decision "doesn't change anything," and that her group will continue to challenge the project through a federal lawsuit.

Should the Fight AGAINST Tribal Disenrollment Only Be Fought from ONE FRONT?

I've been writing this blog to expose the corruption of Tribal Disenrollment for TEN YEARS.  As most of my regular readers know, my ancestor, Paulina Hunter was an Original Pechanga Indian, disenrolled 106 years after she walked on in death.

I've been fighting for ALL who have been harmed by their own tribes, and have offered my site to increase the information flow.  MY activism is DAILY, via this blog, not a once a year art project or rather visual advocacy movement to draw attention.  Our attention should be regular, not drive by.  Both are useful, which is more useful?

At a two day conference in March,  WHO BELONGS? FROM TRIBAL KINSHIP TO NATIVE NATION CITIZENSHIP TO DISENROLLMENT   Tribal leaders and those who were aggrieved gathered to discuss disenrollment, government action and inaction, and sovereignty

The link above has the transcripts.   I received a few calls from my cousins, noting that former Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Keven Washburn made this statement:

The federal government has kind of stayed out of it mostly and people have shined the light on the bad things that tribes are doing, on those handful of tribes that are kind of not getting this right. They deserve to be accountable for what they are doing, and I applaud the people that have been holding them up to that scrutiny and making sure that they are bearing that accountability in some public fashion

One of my cousins, knowing that I've written over 3,200 blog posts, told me, "He's talking about YOU!"   Well, maybe, because, I've written about Washburn many times.  Some links below:

Washburn Can't be Serious Part ONE
Washburn Can't be SERIOUS Part TWO
Washburn Can't be SERIOUS Part Three
Washburn Can't be Serious Part FOUR


Imagine my chagrin to read further into the transcripts to read this from a prominent attorney, who reportedly did some work for Pechanga:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BIA's Pechanga Land COBELL SETTLEMENT BUYBACK OFFER PART DEUX! MORE THAN DOUBLE!!

UPPING THE OFFER we told you about just  3 weeks ago:

At this rate, the correct payment will be due in 370,000 WEEKS from now.

BIA's FOIA FAILURES: GENERATING Thoughts To My INBOX, READ and SHARE

I've sent so many emails with links to my blog posts on their, slow, inadequate obfuscatory actions in response to their handling of FOIA request, I'm getting reply emails with some interesting factoids that are worth printing and reading:

From reader Miss C

Dear BIA DOI,

Under the freedom of information Act there are 9 exemptions under this act which are,

classified information for national defense or foreign policy
internal personnel rules and practices
information that is exempt under other laws
trade secrets and confidential business information
inter-agency or intra-agency memoranda or letters that are protected by legal privileges
personnel and medical files
law enforcement records or information
information concerning bank supervision
geological and geophysical information.

Now how many of those actually apply to tribal records that the BIA holds? Should there be any exemptions to personal documents to tribal people? Why has it taken almost a year to fulfill one request? Be accountable to the people who are the reason many of you are employed.


From reader NativeAsterisk:

There is suggestion that the Pacific Regional Director is witholding FOIA requests that is in direct correlation to her own familial relationships to each of these tribes, specifically to San Pasqual.

Hopland Tribal disenrolled is still waiting on a $2700+ paid in full FOIA request. Most of the 60 pages released have been redacted.

There is corruption on Hopland lands that BIA has turned a blind eye to. The pot farm on lands that are being withheld from tribe members. Unconstitutional use of other land assignments. The realty company that is supposed to be in trust that is used to distribute lands for drug manufacturing, including cannbis oil production. Sheriff Allman is all too aware of what is going on up there. He collected payment of his harvest last year. As soon as his crew left, hopland tribe planted twice as much.

Wanda Balderama has a meth lab behind a wall in her garage, and her sister next door to her sells the merch out of her bedroom closet. Check out how many drug addicts and child molesters there are being harbored on their lands.

Joseph San Diego uses Wilma Elliott's state notary powers to buy new vehicles without paying the taxes on each. Joseph San Diego also enjoys full housing subsidies from Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority, because his good friend Brian Yepez is on the housing board.

Iyesha Miller's mother Wanda Balderama and buddy Beverly Rodriguez were both caught red handed emptying out children's trust funds. The issue went to court amd both Wanda Balderama and Beverly Rodriguez were removed from tribal council and banned from any positions of power for 10 years. However, Iyesha Miller, who since had become chairwoman, elected her mother to be election committee chairwoman. As soon as that move happened, 74 members of Hopland were removed.

And Amy Dutschke...
Amy, all them drunkin' nights with heads of tribal governments and the gossip shared between all of them drinks in between... Big drinker, that one there... big drinker.

More: 
Dear Amy and DOJ:

We're writing a book about the failure of BIA Regional Director, AMY DUTSHKE and the inaction this federal agency takes to protect real California Native Americans.

DOJ, when will you investigate?
Congress, when will you step in?
Indian Affairs, when will you offer hearings?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

San Pasqual Tribal Abuse Case: Allegre v. UNITED STATES: Opposition and Response to Govt's Motion to DISMISS

Plaintiffs OPPOSITION and response to Defendants motion to dismiss plaintiffs' request for Preliminary injunction against the IRREPARABLE harm to San Pasqual TRIBAL members.

San Pasqual is shady, but the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (read: BIA) is shadier still with this tribe.  I am PROUD to be including in an amicus brief here...

Please, help by reading and sharing to expose the corruption within and without the San Pasqual tribe.



Take a look at these articles about San Pasqual:

San Pasqual Lawsuit
San Pasqual Split
San Pasqual Must Lose Right to Run Valley View
San Pasqual Members DENIED their Civil Rights says BIA

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Pechanga Resort & Casino : Another "MYSTERIOUS" Death of a Customer

It's HAPPENED again..NO, not a beat down of a customer, NOT a car-jacking by a tribal member,  but another DEATH.  In 2010, there was a death in a stairwell.  The difference? Gail Wesson of The Press Enterprise reports this one IMMEDIATELY, the last on took two weeks.



Michael Jauregui, who identified himself as the victim’s uncle, said by phone that family members learned Flores “fell 30 feet from a stairway or escalator” and were alerted to the incident after a public address system paged the victim’s father.

Several family members had taken a day trip to Pechanga from Huntington Beach. Jauregui said Flores had told two brothers he was going to the bathroom and that was the last they saw of him.

Family members have not succeeded in getting more information about the circumstances from Pechanga security personnel who gave Flores’ mother an incident report number, according to Jauregui.

Ciara Green, spokesperson for the resort and casino, said in a written statement:  “We are very saddened to learn of this tragedy and extend our deepest condolences to the family.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

IS BIA of CA HIDING Historical Records of Mexican Indians? Why is SAN PASQUAL so SPECIAL?

 WHAT IS THE BIA UP TO?  Regional Director AMY DUTSCHKE, FOIA Coordinator Doug Garcia and Public Liaison Jessica "kick the can down the road" Rogers spin their wheels more than a drag racer.


Emilio Reyes' FOIA request response from the BIA PRO is in violation of FOIA USC 552(a)(3) and 43 CFR 2.12(a) for failure to make a reasonable effort to search for records requested thru FOIA.

Because the FILE IS A BIG ONE, I've LINKED it HERE...  if you want to download   It contains a LOT OF EVIDENCE in the requests. PLEASE take a look

Reyes reports the requested records sought in this request were previously requested on December 18, 2015 and July 7, 2016. The BIA stated no records were located. Emilio was able to locate the records at a later time at the National Archives and provided copies to the BIA on August 2016, he requested the BIA and other agencies to hold the records in their repository in case any researchers are conducting research on Mexican Indians. Those agencies included the Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Federal Acknowledgement (OFA) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs. All agencies are branches of the Department of the Interior.



The mentioned records relate to Mexican Indians who migrated into Southern California in the late 1800's and early 1900s. The BIA and several federally recognized tribes, approved their residence at some of the Southern California Indian reservations. Later these families would claim California Indian ancestry thru the 1928 California Indian judgment roll and would be listed on the tribal rolls of Southern California Indian tribes.

One of the families listed on the Wadsworth list includes the Trask Family who are present members and part of the tribal council at the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. Even though Frank Trask is not listed on this list of Mexican Indians, there is overwhelming evidence that the mother of Frank Trask stated in correspondence that she was a Mexican from Baja. The other part of the family came to California from Ohio. The wife of Frank Trask, Leonora La Chappa (Trask), who's ancestor is Domingo Yanke, is listed as Mexican and for a second time listed as Mexican Indian in the Mesa Grande tribe.

The controversy not only exists with the Trask family but other families in Southern California whose present descendants are listed on this Wadsworth list of Mexicans and Mexican Indians.

Considering that the Act of 1928 specifically requested Indian applicants to list the names of their ancestors  who were a party to the negotiated treaties in 1852, how did they get a 1928 application approved by the Examiners of BIA? So ok, the 1928 Application was approved by error, you would think it would be fixed in the revised roll in 1948. Perhaps not. Ok maybe  in of the Act of 1968? NO again.

Due to the inconstant errors of the 1928 applications, the Office of Federal Acknowledgement does not recognize Mexicans or Mexican Indians. On the other hand, their historical errors will not be corrected either. To the present day, these individuals are considered California Indians. Some tribal councils have been disenrolling the real California Indians, while others do not allow membership into their own tribes. In other words, Indians from Baja California disenrolling the California Indians. The irony of who is a California Indian and who is not, a problem caused by the BIA. And let's not forget California is the leading State on disenrollment.

Friday, July 7, 2017

INDIAN vs. INDIAN: Chuckchansi vs North Fork Rancheria's Casino Plans: BIA Arbitrary and Capricious

  VS.


Those dastardly Chukchansi, you 'member, the ones that abused elders, stripped HALF their tribe of citizenship, has $50 MILLION missing, had a casino SHUT DOWN, continuing their fight against their neighbor tribe, the North Fork Rancheria




The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians on Wednesday again urged the D.C. Circuit to toss a lower court's ruling that backed the U.S. Department of the Interior’s approval of a separate California tribe’s (North Fork Rancheria ) proposed casino, arguing the DOI’s interpretation of land regulations is “capricious” and invalid under California law.

The Picayune Rancheria, a federally recognized tribe of indigenous people in Madera County, California, said in their final brief before the appellate court that the interior secretary made an unlawful and incorrect two-part determination of applicable...

Cathy Cory, Chukchansi disenrolled, commented:

Funny indeed that the tribe would claim that the ruling of the BIA in regard to allowing North Fork's casino is "capricious", after Picayune itself arbitrarily and capriciously disenrolled over 600 chukchansi people in 2006-2007 (not to mention the liedke group of 200 in 1999) with absolutely no avenue of appeal.
Perhaps picayune should practice what it preaches, be fair and just to it's own people, TRULY heal our circle, and bring the people--ALL the people--home to picayune...where WE BELONG!!!


#StopDisenrollment

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

UPDATED: SAGINAW CHIPPEWA Council Member: After VIOLATING Human Rights of Disenrolled Members, Arrested for DRUG LAWS Violations

In an example of KARMA   Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council member  Amanda Oldman, 44, of Union Township was charged Friday with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a four-year felony.

The MORNING SUN has the story of the illicit dealings.  If she's a law breaker,how can we trust that she's doing the right thing by native people?

With a felony conviction, according to the tribe's constitution  she is to be removed from the council and lose her per capita.

I understand it couldn't happen to nice person
.  According to police, the illegal sale of prescription drugs allegedly took place roughly 10 times between the two women for three weeks prior to her arrest, the officer said in the affidavit.  This begs the question:  Is she competent to make decisions for the tribe?

UPDATE:    RESIGNED



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day Original Pechanga Blog Readers. Continue the FIGHT for Our Rights!

Two hundred and forty one years ago, some of our greatest patriots created a document that has stood the test of time. it wasn't perfect

Ben Franklin 1787:   
Much of the strength & efficiency of any Government in procuring and securing happiness to the people, depends, on opinion, on the general opinion of the goodness of the Government, as well as of the wisdom and integrity of its Governors.

Independence Day 2017 marks the 13th year of termination for the Pablo Apish descendents from the Manuela Miranda family and the 11th year for the family of Original Pechanga Allottee Paulina Hunter, who Pechanga's expert proved was indeed Pechanga Indian. It's been more than a DECADE and a half for Moratorium people.

Celebrating BREXIT 1776


 We will continue to fight for our rights as Pechanga people and continue to work for the rights of all disenfranchised Native Americans. America's independence was not won overnight and this struggle of ours, can't be won overnight either.

We must continue to educate our politicians and our local citizenry at every opportunity. We've had some successes and success breeds success. We need more friends and family to get involved and help keep the volume of the injustices perpetrated on Indian people...BY Indian people, mainly the corrupt tribal councils that proceed in stripping civil and human rights from Indian people across our country. 

Please HELP us.
By passing this blog along to your friends, by visiting here often and by sharing the link http://originalpechanga.com/ on your Facebook and Twitter pages and GOOGLE + each post.

You can help us be more visible and increased visibility is one way for us to combat the excessive amounts of money that gaming tribes have.  Robinson Rancheria has welcomed their people home, following the lead of the Enterprise Rancheria.  Keep the SPOTLIGHT shining on the corruption

We'd like to wish all readers across the country a  .
Happy 4th of July!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The BATTLE of the ONEIDA NATIONS: Wisconsin vs. Ray Halbritter's Oneida Indian Nation of NY


The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin said Wednesday says it has filed a petition with the U.S. Patent Office, seeking to stop an attempt by the Ray Halbritter-led  Oneida Indian Nation of New York to trademark certain terms.
According to the Wisconsin tribe, based near Green Bay, it believes both tribes should be able to the phrases "Oneida", "Oneida Indian Nation" and "Oneida Nation." However, it says if the New York-based tribe is successful, that tribe alone could use those terms.
"Oneida Nation, Wisconsin emphasizes the purpose of the Petition is not to prevent Oneida Indian Nation, New York from using the terms, and cancellation of the United States Trademark Registrations will not prevent Oneida Indian Nation, New York from using ONEIDA or any other term.

Instead, Oneida Nation, Wisconsin seeks cancellation because Oneida Indian Nation, New York asserts that the Trademark Laws of the United States provide it with exclusive use of ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION throughout the United States, including preventing Oneida Nation, Wisconsin, use of ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION within the state of Wisconsin. Oneida Nation, Wisconsin continues to be hopeful that a reasonable and amicable resolution permitting both tribes to use ONEIDA and ONEIDA INDIAN NATION may be reached," the statement says.

LET's GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLE!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Margretty Rabang WINS DISCOVERY Motion Against CRONY NOOKSACK JUDGE RAY DODGE

Auntie Margretty Rabang WINS another court "battle".  Judge Rules case can continue and that Nooksack crony judge RAY DODGE is still on the hook for his decisions, and discovery WILL continue.


The Court concludes Plaintiffs have shown that, for specified reasons, they cannot present facts essential to justify their opposition to the pending motion for summary judgment.

Judicial immunity is a fact-intensive inquiry in this case. A deposition of Defendant Dodge and information obtained through other discovery tools could create a genuine dispute of material fact as to whether Defendant Dodge knew he lacked authority. Plaintiffs’ detailed opposition to
the motion for summary judgment does not defeat their motion to continue.  
and explain why those facts would have precluded summary judgment). Therefore, for the foregoing reasons, Plaintiffs’ motion to continue (Dkt. No. 75) is GRANTED.

Turtle Talk has the filings here

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trump Justice Dept DROPS Challenge TO REDSKINS Trademark

The Justice Department on Thursday dropped the legal challenge to the the Washington Redskins' name, the Associated Press reported.  MAYBE it's time for them to go after ACTUAL CIVIL and HUMAN RIGHTS violations in INDIAN COUNTRY?  We got CRICKETS from Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch

According to the AP, the Trump administration dropped the challenge in a letter to the Supreme Court in response to last week's ruling in Matal V. Tam, in which an Asian-American rock band won the right to copyright the name "The Slants," despite the name's offensive connotation.

In the Thursday letter, the Justice Department argues that the Matal V. Tam decision means that the court would decide in favor of the Washington Redskins if the case went before the justices.

Last week, Redskins owner Dan Snyder drew the same conclusion, and said he was "thrilled" by the court's decision in the copyright case His lawyer, Lisa Blatt, issued a  statement saying that the court's decision resolved the dispute over the NFL team's name.

Senators of the INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.... LOOK for an important issue to hold hearings for.   The abuse of Native Americans, BY Native Americans

What Will Disenrolling Tribal Councils SAY, When they Face Their Ancestors?

What will Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro say to HIS ancestor, that called OUR ancestor, aunt? What will Butch Murphy say to our ancestors that took HIS non Pechanga family in?


It's interesting to think about what the tribal members remaining in tribes that have exterminated other members pray and think about when they go to church.

Do they pray that:

1. God won't remember what they have done to their family and ours?
2. I can just give a little more to the collection plate and that will get me off the hook.
3. Please, God, let there be more slot machines.
4. Please, God, I'm not really happy about it, but I didn't do anything about it, WHY didn't you give me strength?

Do they JUSTIFY their Shameful Actions with:

Well, I really didn't believe in the 5th, 8th, 9th or 10th commandments anyway?
Why are they always picking on us? Are civil rights, elder abuse, voting rights that important?

Some questions should be raised:

What has the parish priest talked to his flock about the situation? How much of the catechism have the disenrollers broken?
Are they still taking communion? What penance did they get for ruining the lives of so many?
Should Christian customers patronize a business that treats its family so terribly? Should Christians spend money for dinner at a place that abused their elders and children?
Should churches hold luncheons at a place like this?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

BIA's Pechanga Land COBELL SETTLEMENT BUYBACK OFFER: $1.13 for LAND INTEREST VALUE

Word is coming from those receiving settlement offers for allotted land the US Department of the Interior Land Buyback Program for Allotted Land on the Pechanga Indian Reservation.  Temecula land is going for $70,000 per acre, Hunter property should fetch $1.4 million...


One offer was for $1.13 ...best and FINAL, NON negotiable!  Well, that that they paid staffers to send out letters, a huge mailing and postage...which would be MORE than this "interest value".  19.88 acres held by 100 allottee descendants means that they don't value or have interest in us at all.

My question is:  DOES that HAVE to be taken in ONE LUMP SUM? or..for can it be extended over a period of years to reduce the tax implications.

THIS IS THEIR ANSWER for 150 years of MISMANAGEMENT of Indian Trust Responsibility.  JUST SAY NO

The Disappearing Salmon, This Centuries Buffalo Extinction? Steve Magagnini's Thought Provoking Story

A tale of the salmon runs, reads like what happened to the Buffalo over a century ago  STEVE MAGAGNINI AND RYAN SABALOW of the Sacramento Bee have a story (linked here) on how Tribes in Northern California are affected.  PLEASE..share on your social media...

Under a purple pre-dawn sky, a small group of Northern Californian Indians ventured out onto the wet sand where the mighty Klamath River meets the Pacific Ocean. They had come to honor and fight for the salmon that have sustained their ancient culture for generations.
Parents with their children burned sacred sage in the chilly morning air, then pulled out intricate wooden batons carved to look like salmon. As barking sea lions serenaded them, two boys accepted the batons from their elders and bolted down the beach. The boys dipped the wooden salmon into the tide, whipped around and ran as furiously as they could upriver.
The salmon runs performed by the Yurok, Karuk and other Northern California tribes have long spread the joyous news from village to village that the fish were returning from the ocean. This year, however, the event also brought bad news.