Tuesday, June 6, 2017

National Indian Gaming Commission FAILURES ARE A THREAT TO TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY

ABJECT FAILURE as a
Commission

HAROLD MONTEAU writes in INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY  AGAIN about the failures of the NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING COMMISSION 

The greatest threat to tribal sovereignty is the failure of tribes to abide by the laws they have made to govern themselves when the application of those laws do not give individuals or governing bodies the result they desire. Observing the Rule of Law only when it suits your needs or desires is actually lawlessness. It is no excuse that we live in a country whose government has been drifting into lawlessness powered by the corrupting influence of money. Tribal nations need to rise above and set and keep a higher standard.
These are dangerous times for Indian tribes with tribal sovereignty and sovereign immunity under fire, sometimes because of abuses by the tribes themselves. Employing tribal sovereign immunity to victimize and disenroll tribal members is just one of those abuses, sometimes aided by the inaction of the Federal trustee which has trust obligations to Indian tribes and their aggregate individual Indian members.
Like the rest of Indian Country, I have followed with interest how a small faction of Nooksack ‘leadership,’ and its non-Indian and Indian surrogates, have gutted the entire Nooksack Tribal Government and Tribal Courts in the process of disenrolling about 300 Nooksack Indians from the tribe, in an attempt to maintain control by what is known as the Holdover Council. After a long history of having turned its back on thousands of disenrolled Indians and flouting its trust responsibility to disenrolled Indians for decades, the United States has finally said enough is enough. It will not recognize a tribal decision to disenroll some 300 tribal members by a tribal council sitting in violation of its own constitution and laws.

READ the full article a the link above and more about the NIGC HERE

10 comments:

AllAsOne said...

Sovereignty needs to end on reservations. We are ALL EQUAL in America. So we need to all be treated as equals! We natives aren't perfect. Tribes also stole land from other tribes before the settlers came. Tribes fought with other tribes, tribes enslaved other tribes, killed other tribes before settlers came. Stop acting like the world owes us something. We are ALL ONE! End casinos and you'll end the greed in Indian country. Pretty simple.

H Caulfield said...

NIGC field agent Manny Sanchez, spoke with me on three occasions about corruption at Pechanga Resort Casino and said he "doesn't know who to trust over there" regarding Pechanga Gaming Commission and Development Corporation. He spoke with several employees. True story.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

The federal government needs to sever relations with tribes that violate the ICRA, fail to provide due process, or otherwise violate their own laws. What's so hard about that? Most governing documents require federal approval. Violation of governing documents approved by the federal.government.is an abrogation of the government to government relationship. The feds should withdraw support from tribes that violate their own laws.
Such action does not infringe upon sovereignty. It merely means that the U.S. does not condone actions outside the law.

Remedy Quanah Pontas Blanco said...

Whoever wrote upon, this matter is very correct and truthful." The greatest threat to tribal sovereignty is the failure of tribes to abide by the laws they have made to govern themselves...."Breaking their own tribal laws'... is very disgusting, not only that, its hypocritical....> "How the hell you're going to create a Law and not abide in it".."These Corrupted tribes all over Native country" need to practice what they teach and preach. "really"..the mundane world already knows how corrupted and grimy many of the chairmans and tribal councils have become over the greed of money all these years.. and we Real" natives know".. That being "Money Hungry and greedy" is not the native way..."that's how you can tell a Real native" when they "Value their time" on earth more then money"...For time never comes back"....money comes and Goes..Thank God The San pasqual has not a sovereignty rule...there's no such things for us. :The Feds and Gov" rule our actions. "even though there is a sovereignty ticket" only a coward would use it to hide himself from being noticed hes a fraud lmao! Allen and david toler :D Ha! ..."We Got your Sovergit ticket...and you cant use it...YOUR NOT ROYAL BLOOD OF THE BAND SORRY FRAUDS.. :D...

WeRone said...

Pechanga? A band of indians who honor what? The TRUTH has been ignored and the Tribal Elders from the beginning of time have been forgotten. Our Ancestors deserve more sharing of the TRUTH and honoring their heirs. At this moment custom and tradition are ignored! The band spoke out load and said "ALL CURRENT MEMBERS ARE MEMBERS OF THE BAND" and a few ignored the band and threatened to continue apartheid if anyone went against them. If a band speaks, why would the council ignore the TRUTH? Because they can, when their is no ways to enforce the bylaws and custom and tradition. The Pechanga Band is not following the TRUTH.

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Reinstatement_Restitution said...

The problem is that the feds conduct relations with tribal leaders. Thesee leaders aren't in the habit of notifying the feds when they violate their own laws. Individual members have no standing to bring action against leaders, and most courts defer to leaders, and extend them sovereign immunity.

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WeRone said...

Reading the documents that are filed in US Archives is crystal clear. Tribal elders gave oral depositions recorded the history of Pechanga/Temecula band Of Luiseno Indians and archived the depositions. The current Band leaders have dishonored all the depositions and disenrolled their families why? Macarro says because he does not agree with the depositions? That is so insulting and dishonoring and he is still sitting the tribal chair? Tribal governments are their to protect the outside from dishonoring our Ancestors. At Pechanga the dishonoring is from within the band.

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