Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Kamala Harris Supports APARTHEID, SEGREGATION, Human Rights Abuses and ELDER ABUSE in Native America. Read How

 "There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day, that little girl was ME - Kamala Harris, victim of segregation.

Yet, Vice President Kamala Harris, who was well known to be worthless to Indian Country, proves that she hasn't learned much while in office.  Tribal Disenrollment is a human rights issue

In 2015, The Native American Caucus of CA had this to say:  “We believe they  display a lack of understanding and sensitivity to Native American tribal issues and individual Indian issues,” caucus Chairwoman Mary Ann Andreas, of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, along with Andrew Masiel of Pechanga  

While many of her party have said about the supporters of former President Trump, "Trump is Racist, and that makes his supporters Racist!" 



Then you have to believe that if Kamala Harris takes the support from an Apartheid Tribe's Leader, that means she's okay with Apartheid, right? Today, at the WHITE HOUSE Tribal Nations Summit, she was introduced by "her friend" Mark Macarro. The Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. Pechanga runs an apartheid system and some living on the reservation live under segregation.   (Read: APARTHEID on Pechanga Reservation )

YES, she KNOWS.  We have written to her about the issues, when she became California's junior Senator. But for our new readers, stripping of tribal citizenship means members have

• Lost the right to vote
• Lost their rights to healthcare provided by the Pechanga government.
• Their children can no longer attend tribal schools, in fact some kids were RIPPED from the school by Tribal Rangers.
• They can no longer be buried in the reservation cemetery with their relatives.
• Have no access to tribal facilities
• Are not protected by the Tribal Rangers. Or in some cases FROM the tribal Rangers

Markamala

THAT is what Mark Macarro has done to me, my family, 150 others not related and to our ancestors.  That is the man Kamala Harris calls "my friend".    Apartheid, human rights, segregation, dispossession, elder abuse are NO BIG DEAL to Kamala Harris, when it's only 11,000 Native Americans.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Muscogee Creek Nation Hearing For Summary Judgement in Treaty Violations Case

 "The Creak Treaty of 1866 is still the supreme law of the land, within the Muscogee Creek Nation and the United States of America—therefore the Muscogee Creek Nation cannot, under the guise of sovereignty, renege on their own promise."

A Motion for Judgment Summary is set for Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00AM., in the Muscogee Creek Nation District Court, mounds building, 2501 Lvmhvlke (Eagle) Street, Okmulgee, OK 74447. 

From attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons

An estimated 100,000 Black so-called #CreekFreedmen descendants are completely disenfranchised & cheated out of their citizenship rights and benefits. The MCN’s discrimination has destroyed thousands of Black families, devastated innocent Black hopes and dreams, prevented Black Creeks descendants from sharing in the many benefits of being a citizen of a federally recognized tribe like the MCN, such as #housing, cashstipends, college #scholarships, free #healthcare, clothing for school children, and access to gaming revenues

GOOD LUCK to the Creek Freedmen

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Pechanga Councilman, Russell "Butch" Murphy Retires After 30 years of Service

 


We wish councilman Butch Murphy well on his retirement.  30 years of service to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is a noteworthy accomplishment.  Especially so for one who was adopted into our tribe.

We from the Hunter family wished we could do the same, offer our services to our tribe.  Alas, after 18 years, we've been kept from that opportunity.   

May the Creator bless Butch, with a good retirement, and to help rightful people come back to Pechanga, where we belong.



Thursday, November 10, 2022

California Indian Tribes LOSE BIG on Prop. 26

 It was a RESOUNDING NO, for expanded gaming on California Indian lands.

Voters have rejected Proposition 26, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 4,719,819 ballots counted, 70% were against and 30% were in favor of the measure, which would have legalized in-person sports gambling at California’s racetracks and tribal casinos.  There was HUGE spending on this initiative by both sides.  The tribes could have helped a LOT of native people with the lobbying money.

Since the tribes didn't follow through on their last promises with Prop. 5 expansion, why give them another chance to lie and cheat Californians.
 

The initiative was being promoted for the funding it promised to funnel through tax revenues to help the homeless, the mentally ill and and poorer tribes that haven't been enriched by casinos.

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found both initiatives would increase state revenues but it was unclear by how much. Proposition 26 could bring in tens of millions of dollars while Proposition 27 could bring in hundreds of millions, the office said.  

Gavin Newsom couldn't support bringing in hundreds of millions??

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Confronting Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro at NCAI Marketplace Sacramento on Disenrollment of the Hunter Family



Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro is the 1st Vice President of the National Congress of American Indians.  He has overseen and approved of the disenrollment (the stripping of citizenship from tribal members) of two large families, my own, the Paulina Hunter descendants and the first family to be disenrolled en masse, the Manuela Miranda descendants.

I was able to get inside the meeting, and confronted the Chairman Macarro at a break.

Friday, November 4, 2022

NCAI Must CONDEMN Disenrollment, Not Sacrifice 11,000 on the Altar of Sovereignty

 Rob Capriccioso, of the estimable Indigenous Wire website, has a story up on the National Congress of American Indians Marketplace AND our protest of tribal disenrollment.

Read that Article HERE  

Disenrollment is a HATE crime

We must continue to push our Native Advocacy groups to support Natives who have been harmed by their tribes.  Some by their own relatives.   

Cam Foreman Redding Rancheria Disenrolled
Santana Rabang  Nooksack 306

Cam Foreman:  “The NCAI needs to condemn disenrollment and that it does not align with the beliefs and values of the organization, nor history of any nation since time immemorial until tribal gaming.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

National Congress of American Indians Marketplace Protest Highlights Sovereign Rights Abuses

 We  had a protest and many tribes were represented at NCAI’ Marketplace. Attendees were well protected by area security and at least five Sacramento PD.  We vocal, we’re made contact with lot of attendees and Native media.  I will have a few posts up this, please share on your social media.

Cam Foreman, Redding Rancheria
Rick Cuevas (far right) Pechanga


George Adams and Santana Rabang
Nooksack 306

Remy, Jackie Madariaga and Santana


 Cam Foreman on the event:  “To say that you support tribal sovereignty while you won’t condemn the desecration of ancestors, the banishment and abuse of elders who are sacred, that’s what NCAI says, to protect the Indian Child Welfare Act, yet children are being denied their right to belong, banished from their tribal communities.

It’s not a membership issue it’s a civil and human rights matter and it needs to be condemned. It’s gone on for too long. This is just a small percentage, a tiny bit of the 11,000 that have been disenrolled from their tribes, homes and communities.”


Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Stop Disenrollment RALLY at NCAI Marketplace in Sacramento. WE ARE STILL HERE fighting for Restoration of OUR NATIVE RIGHTS

The National Congress of American Indians have been ABSENT in the struggle for the restoration of tribal citizenship of 11,000 Native American, since the turn of the 21st century.   Therefore, we will rally at their vaunted Marketplace to draw attention to the decades old fight.   Here is a flyer for you to share 



PLEASE, if you are local to the Sacramento area, STAND WITH US.   SOVEREIGNTY is being wielded as a CLUB, to beat the powerless.  Do they care about non casino Indians?  NOT BY their actions of hiring a TYRANT, Mark Macarro as their Vice President


Thursday, October 6, 2022

PECHANGA EXCORIATES Dr. Joely Proudfit IN Blistering Statement Devoid of FACTS. Gavin Newsom Has a Decision To Make

Pechanga descendant Dr. Joely Proudfit, a GAVIN NEWSOM appointee, has NEVER claimed Pechanga Membership.  WHAT has this woman done to piss Pechanga off?  Read this statement.  Notice that they offer NO PROOF she doesn't belong.    Can we trust the untrustworthy?

On the other hand, is this KARMA for standing with our oppressors, like Ray Halbritter of Oneida?

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NOOKSACK 306: U.S. Settles Judicial Misconduct Claim against NOOKSACK's RAY DODGE and Police Jack-booted Thugs

 The United States has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle judicial and police misconduct claims brought by two Native Americans against a Nooksack judge and several members of the Nooksack police force.



In July 2019, Nooksack elder George Adams, 72, was assaulted and battered by three Nooksack officers at his home in Everson after they arrived one morning to arrest his daughter. With the family’s lawyer on speakerphone, George Adams asked the officers under what pretense they were there to arrest Elile Adams, 36.

Friday, September 23, 2022

ORIGINAL PECHANGA BLOG Back in Business 10/3 THANK YOU for Staying With Me

 Some of my followers may know that we've moved to the east.  It's been a fun transition out of California.   

As we've moved into a new house, we've spent a lot of time converting it to our HOME.    Alas, my blogging has been sporadic.   After a great family meeting this week, I pledged to get back into the fight.

THANK YOU ALL for your support and encouragement.

#STOP DISENROLLMENT  is the hashtag, and if you could share the many posts I've got up here, please search through the archives.    Share on all your social media, please.

And for those of you in California,  SAVE the DATES for NOVEMBER 1     TIME for a ROAD TRIP.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The FREEDMEN: JONODEV CHAUDHURI AMBASSADOR OF THE MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION Testifies Against Honoring Treaty

 Damn it!  Sovereignty allows us to dishonor treaties and ancestors!

TESTIMONY OF JONODEV OSCEOLA CHAUDHURI AMBASSADOR OF THE MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION

BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS HEARING ON THE FREEDMAN ISSUE AND TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY

WEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify. My name is Jonodev Osceola Chaudhuri, and I am proud to serve as Ambassador of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the fourth largest tribe in the United States.

The Freedmen issue traces its roots to injustices against both Native Americans and African Americans. (OP: Read Jim Crow...)

It goes without saying that slavery is and always was wrong. And just as the United States fought a civil war over slavery, the Creek Nation fought its own civil war over slavery and other trappings of America. On one side were the traditionalist “Upper Creeks” who opposed the imposition of colonial American life in our Nation, including the legalization of slavery. I am a descendant of Fish Pond and other Upper Creek towns. My mom used to explain family oral history, stating that when our family and other Upper Creeks would raid slaveowners, “we would give freed slaves three options: (1) receive our assistance for passage to the North; (2) live among us and with us; or (3) join an autonomous black community within the larger Mvskoke world.

However, these practices conflicted directly with the goals and desires of the Lower Creeks, who sought to fully assimilate every aspect of white American culture into the fabric of our nation, including slavery, cotton, and Christianity.

Instead of allowing the conflict at Creek Nation to play out through our own internal democratic processes, the United States intervened and dispatched General Andrew Jackson to exterminate the Upper Creeks. The United States’ goal was nothing less than complete annihilation. In eight months of massacres, the United States burned nearly ever Upper Creek home and murdered thousands of men, women, and children. My ancestors from Fish Pond sought refuge at Tohopeka, or what became known as the Horseshoe Bend on the Tallapoosa River in Alabama, and they were slaughtered by Jackson and the slave-owning Cherokee leaders, John Ross and Major Ridge, who volunteered to fight with him. At Tallaushatchee, Jackson locked fifty men, women, and children in a cabin and burned them alive.

Horseshoe Bend and the scores of massacres that preceded it silenced the strong anti-slavery faction within Creek Nation. Jackson’s extermination policies against the Upper Creeks created Alabama and resulted in the Indian Removal Act and ultimately the Trail of Tears.

Even so, thousands of Creeks fought on the side of the Union in the American Civil War. Once again we were targeted, our homes burned and hundreds died. In exchange for our loyalty, the United States promised that once the war ended, our Nation would not lose any land and, all of the Loyal Creeks would be financially compensated. Both promises turned out to be lies.

The treaty of 1866 has often been characterized as a reconstruction treaty. For us it was not. It was a land grab unilaterally forced upon us that stripped us of half of our reservation. And my great-grandpa Elmer Hill, who fought for the Union in Kansas, said the final payment from the United States wasn’t enough to buy a Stetson hat.

It is important to note that we are not Cherokee Nation. We are not Chickasaw Nation. We are the Muscogee Creek Nation, our treaty with the United States contains different language than the treaties the United States signed with other tribal nations. Our current constitution was reviewed and approved by the Department of Interior. However, the interpretation of this treaty is currently the subject of ongoing litigation.

Let me be clear that the Muscogee Creek Nation is proud of our diverse citizenry. We have citizens who have mixed ancestry and are also white, African American, Irish, Hispanic, Mexican American, and many other heritages. I myself am Creek and Asian. But whatever else we may be, we are all Creek Indians by blood.

And as a Nation that has endured policies intended to exterminate us because we are Creek Indians by blood, the idea of granting citizenship to any non-Creek person is one that engenders deep, conflicting emotions. Quite frankly, our citizens stand on both sides of this issue. But the solution to this is not another colonial intervention by the United States.

MCN leadership is committed to ensuring that our citizens are offered more than shallow political rhetoric and the yes/no binaries that rhetoric supports. To that end, we have begun a process of developing historical, cultural, and legal research that will help our citizens engage ina thoughtful, informed exploration of this issue as they exercise their sovereign right to determine the future of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

Even as I sit here before you today, the sovereignty of our tribal nations remains under attack.

Two years ago, the Supreme Court upheld our nation’s sovereignty in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Just this past month, the Court chose to abdicate it in order to placate Oklahoma politicians. Congress has a trust duty to protect the sovereignty of our tribal nations. We respectfully ask that you act to protect the sovereignty of our nations, not undermine it.