Sunday, October 17, 2021

NCAI Elects Abusive Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro To Leadership

For decades, the National Congress of American Indians has purported to advocate for Native Americans. Decades of good  works can be injured by missteps.  I feel that time has come with the selection of Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians chairman Mark Macarro to their board.

Tribal disenrollment has been a stain on the morality of Indian Country, or to be more precise, casino Indian country. I have been detailing the issues of that disgraceful action, stripping the tribal citizenship from those who rightly belong for 14 years on this blog.  I have never been more ashamed and disgusted with this election.


What makes an organization elect someone without vetting them? Mark Macarro has lied to Congress, abused our ancestors, destroyed the heritage of our children denied civil nd human rights, runs an apartheid system, segregates reservation residents including alottees who have lived there for their entire lives.  He speaks with the tone of a cheater, but is he looks good in a bolo tie and donates to his lobbyist wife with tribal money he is a good choice

You have made a poor choice NCAI, unless your goal is to continue your decades long policy of nor protecting and supporting the over 11,000 Native American Indians harmed via Disenrollment.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Paulina Hunter Disenrollment at Pechanga Was Started With a LIE Please Read About the INJUSTICE

 As many young people are discovering the bad acts of their elders and other relations, I'm bringing forward information for them to learn about what happened at Pechanga in the disenrollment of Paulina Hunter and her descendants.   The records, oral and written are CLEAR, Paulina Hunter was an Original Pechanga Temecula person.

Payomkawichum

My late cousin, who used the nom de plume of Luiseno laid out how a "witch hunt" was started by a lie, perpetrated by Yolie McCarter and Basquez Crime Family Members.   The lies were easily disproved which should have halted all disenrollment activity.   Please read.

There were several statements that were stated as "fact" in the letter provided to the enrollment committee. This "information" was said to be enough to start the disenrollment process going.

1). They stated as a "fact" that a search of the public record revealed that Paulina Hunter never lived on the reservation, and that she was not on any of the reservation census records.

This statement is so silly and foolish I don't understand why the enrollment committee even gave it any weight at all. As a search of the public record revealed to the committee that she not only lived on the reservation, but that she was on all the census records until her death, recorded as a Temecula/Pechanga Indian.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

NCAI Nomination of Mark Macarro For VP IS A DISGRACE

 Mark Macarro is. KNOWN ABUSER OF elders, children and the ancestors.  

This is the typ of person the NCAI would consider?  From their announcement today.


Unbelievable.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Forget Columbus, Learn Some Indigenous History Today


I AM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY replacing Columbus Day.  If you want to celebrate Italians, celebrate Chef Boyardee, who did MORE for America. 

In 2017, the city of Los Angeles voted to drop Columbus Day. It drew a lot of comment during that meeting. Some commenters claimed Italians did a lot for this country, uh,  including bringing spaghetti. Let me say, I love Italians, and spaghetti.  

But this issue is much different than it being anti-Italian.   

Arguments against Columbus:

Friday, October 8, 2021

SEMINOLE FREEDMEN Gaining Some Rights With Indian Health Services

 

NO BLOOD degree for many



Indian Health Service announced earlier this week that Freedmen citizens of the Seminole Nation are now eligible for health care services.

“It says 0/0 Indian blood, but it says Freedman,” LeEtta Osborne told News 4 back in March, talking about her tribal card. “They told me that they do not recognize their citizens there.”

That’s what happened in March when Osborne-Sampson tried to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the Indian Health Service clinic in Wewoka.

Indigenous People's Day is NOW A THING Thanks to President Joe Biden. Still Honoring Columbus, However.

 




After continues failures for his administration, a glimmer of brightness as President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples.   Los Angeles had joined other cities in renaming the holiday years before.

Tribal Sovereignty = Tribal Justice Is NOT ALWAYS FAIR or Just

Pechanga had families on the disenrollment committee that were part of a group that tried to split up the tribe rule on families they publicly admitted they wanted out of the tribe.   Fair, or not fair?  Why give a tribe that mistreats their people the reward of Billions of dollars?



Read this old article from the San Diego Union Tribune
Tribal justice not always fair, critics contend Reservation's courts include members as lawyers, judges By Onell R. Soto

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

While Pechanga and Pala HAVE STOLEN MILLIONS ViA DiSENROLLMENT, SAN MANUEL Continues to Be Charitable

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians continues its charitable ways as they just donated $100,000 to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas.   

In comparison, Pechanga and Pala have STOLEN over $700 MILLION in per capita from tribal members they disenrolled.

The donation helps boost the BackPack for Kids program, which gives food to children on weekends and breaks from school who would otherwise go hungry.

In a statement, the tribe said it has given over $9.3 million to educational institutions and charities in Las Vegas since January 2020. It said Wednesday’s donation “will provide over 300,000 meals to individuals and families who are being impacted by food insecurity in the Southern Nevada community.”

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

President Biden, After A String of FAILURES, Gets On the Right Track Restoring the Tribal Nations Summit


President Biden is a huge failure, but on this, he gets it right.   Acee Agoyo has the full story at Indianz.com 


As promised by the Biden administration, the White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.

Friday, September 17, 2021

UPDATE: Media Rushes to Air WHITE WOMAN IN JEOPARDY STORY in Gabby Petito Case. MMIWG GET NOTHING IN COMPARISON .

FIRST, Let me say, I pray that Gabby Petito's body is found soon and the perpetrator is brought to justice (yeah, we know who did it)

Gabby Petito

My next wish is that our INDIGENOUS Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Aunties abductions and murders would get the same news coverage.  

Please read articles on the differences in press  coverage linked in this story.

No missing Native women get this type of coverage. The recent DATELINE piece on one missing Native woman was from a years old murder.   Mollie Tibbet's murder coverage was IMMEDIATELY a National story.

Why are white women valued so much by our media over others?  Is it deliberate racism? Or simply ingrained that women of color are worth less?

The comments are open
UPDATE:  FBI announces they have found a body in WY consistent with what they know of Gabby.  PRESSURE works.  Again, I wish they would put this kind of pressure for all our #MMIW who deserve justice, and to be found.  FBI STATEMENT

STOP DISENROLLMENT VIDEO: "ELDERS are SACRED" Unless Your Tribal Council is CORRUPT

POWERFUL video from the ancestors of Virginia Timmons and Lorena Butler of the Redding Rancheria and her children, including Leon, Lorena, Leland and Bob and two additional generations.

Please Watch   "SACRED"  and Share

COMMENTS ARE OPEN 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

PETITION: WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDS TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES WHO DISENROLL & BANISH ELDERS & FAMILIES

Sovereign Immunity is NOT Immunity from Condemnation or Sanctions.  

Disenrolled Redding Rancheria Native American activist Cam Foreman, who has been instrumental in getting Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on record with disenrollment has this petition on CHANGE.ORG (link fixed) that is building steam.  YOU can help with that by signing the petition and asking your friends and family to sign as well.

Disenrolled Elders, some disenrolled
posthumously

For nearly 20 Years, over 90 Native American Tribal Nations, most exclusively Tribes with Casinos, have abused & hid behind Sovereign Immunity to violate the Indian Civil Rights Act.

Also Article 9 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, violate heir own Tribal Constitutions, Treaties. including their Responsibility & Obligation to Protect the Rights of Their Citizens by orchestrating conspiracies to Disenroll & Banish over 10,000 of their Tribal Citizens.   

PLEASE SIGN the petition at the Change.org link above.