Wednesday, July 11, 2018

AHTNA RESPONDS to DAILY BEAST ARTICLE TO CORRECT THE RECORD

We posted the Daily Beast story earlier this week. It's only FAIR we post AHTNA's side here.


The Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC) in Los Fresnos, TX has been in the news lately in connection with the ongoing national discussion regarding U.S. immigration policies. Ahtna Support and Training Services (AhtnaSTS)[1] has a contract to provide detention center services at PIDC, and a recent story by The Daily Beast contained several inaccuracies and misrepresentations about our management of this facility. We wanted to take a moment to clarify a few key facts – and address how the core values of our corporation with regard to respect, safety, quality and integrity guide every aspect of the important work we do at PIDC.

Native American Tribes CLASH with UC Over BONES, IGNORE the LIVING. Pechanga Accused of Theft of Ancestors

Cal Matters has an interesting article up today authored by Felicia Mello, this rebuttal of sorts, will be heavily linked by me and I'd love it if you'd take a look at them and share on social media:

Myra Masiel


As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Myra Masiel uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down skeletons of Native Californians extracted from gravesites over the last two centuries and shipped off to museums around the world, and return them to the tribe’s ancestral land near Temecula so they can be reburied with dignity.



OP: Masiel is part of Pechanga's Masiel Basquez Crime Family, which we documented. That family also has been determined to have falsified Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents while employed in the Riverside Office.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Emilio Reyes Victorious Against BIA WRONGDOING.

Good News against some bad activity from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Our friend EMILIO REYES has the news on his FACEBOOK PAGE




21,977 California Indian applications were approved under the act of 1928. About 584 applications were approved on the 1928 California Indian Judgment Roll as “Unknown Tribe,” 97 approved as “Tribe Not Given” 70 approved as “Mission Tribe” and 5 approved as “California Tribe.”

The BIA has wrongfully assigned some of these Native applicants in wrong tribes, changed their blood quantum, and have been withholding and redacting their historical errors.

Note: the records from the National Archives are inconsistent with BIA records on these 1928 applications.

Effective today, the BIA cannot redact or withheld any information on the 1928 applications and must show to the public, upon request, each applicant’s determined tribal affiliation and correct blood degree.

Monday, July 9, 2018

AHTNA Tribe Has a $800 Million Contract to Run ICE Detention Centers for TRUMP Administration

Photo from the Daily Beast
WHOA...  who will the NCAI BACK on this?  Trump or one of TRUMP's ally's in the "putting kids in a cage" issue?

THE NCAI certainly doesn't care about civil rights violations, do they



Ahtna, Inc. is one of a number of companies profiting off of the deportation of undocumented immigrants from the United States. Previous reporting by The Daily Beast has revealed that the federal government currently employs the services of several companies and charities bringing in millions of dollars off of the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families.
The Ahtna, who have also run immigrant detention centers in New York, Florida, and Arizona in addition to Port Isabel, fall under the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) umbrella, and Ahtna, Inc. is an Alaska Native Regional Corporation established by Congress under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
READ MORE:  DAILY BEAST

Monday, June 25, 2018

How To Contact YOUR Senators and other Representatives: VOICE YOUR OPINION

Too much is going on to stay silent, whether it's a native issue of tribal disenrollment, or violations of civil and human rights at our borders.  GET INVOLVED. 


Our elected representatives in Sacramento and in Washington D.C. need to be made aware of this situation. Letters, phone calls and faxes are the most effective - emails just get lost

The point is that they are elected to address our concerns, if they hear from enough people, they will become aware. We are the voters - we have the power --
Yes this may cost a few stamps and long distance phone calls --

Another option is to find and join one of your local Democratic clubs and put the issue to them, and ask if they will take action.
Find some here:


CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Our California U.S. Senators are Kamala Harris and Diane Feinstein --
Contact their field offices, (not the D.C. Offices)

Ask for hearings and investigations into the civil rights abuses and enforcement of the Native American Civil Rights Act

Senator Kamala Harris
Los Angeles Office
11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1250W
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone (310) 231 - 4494
Fax (202) 224 - 0357


Senator Diane Feinstein
San Diego local office
750 B Street, Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-9712
Fax: (619) 231-1108


FInd your U.S. Congressmen in Washington DC, and your State legislators in Sacto here:

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/  type in your zip code -- then click on 'contact' when the reps name comes up it will give you mailing addresses and phone numbers
for congressmen - contact the local field office - it takes ages for anything to be read as far as mail in DC phone calls to DC would be okay - but letters take too much time.

For the state representatives, contact the local field offices and their Sacto offices

I would also suggest contacting state attorney general Xavier Becerra's  Sacramento office

Attorney General's Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry UnitP.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244
(916) 322-3360 or
(Toll-free in CA)
(800) 952-5225

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jefferson Keel, NCAI President, GETS WOKE on AMERICA's IMMIGRANT Policies, While BLIND to NATIVE AMERICA's POLICY of RIPPING CHILDREN from TRIBES

Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, a group which has STUDIOUSLY avoided the horrible civil and human rights abuses of many of his member tribes. Including  Pechanga, Hopland, Pala, Chukchansi, Redding Rancheria,  which we have noted many times, including this article by Dr. David Wilkins, should be congratulated for coming out against the human rights abuses of America.

At the same time, we encourage Mr. Keel, to LOOK WITHIN, and speak out for those that have had their tribal citizenship STRIPPED, their elders abused and the apartheid and segregation on many tribal reservation under his sphere of influence.

Get YOUR MEMBERS to live the moral values our nations proclaim to embody, Mr. Keel, and erase the MORAL STAIN of Tribal Disenrollment

Friday, June 15, 2018

BIA CORRUPTION Lawuit: TRUE San Pasqual Indians Get Their Day in Court

The attorney for the True San Pasqual Indians has announced the court date for their trial against the Dept. of Interior for their failures. July 19th in San Diego Federal Court.

Jose Juan

Alexandra McIntosh:


This will be the first time that the true San Pasqual Indians, collectively, have been in court to defend themselves since 1878, when your ancestors were ejected from your aboriginal land. 

However, it is the first time since 1850 that you have been able to have a voice in a California court as the San Pasqual Indians! It goes without saying that this is historic, no matter what the outcome.

So you are more than welcome to pack the court room, but I am sure I need not say . . . . but I will . . . you must be respectful no matter what the outcome.

Second: If you are interested, I would like to take you to show you where Jose Juan, Modesta, and your family members actually executed their 1928 California Indian Applications that have created so much controversy for not only the true San Pasqual Indians, but also nearly each and every Native in California .

I can show you exactly where your ancestors stood on that date before Wadsworth. If you are interested, we will set a time and I will meet you prior to the hearing, which is in a different building, but near by to the hearing in Judge Battaglia's court room


OP:  We hope this effort is successful. The corruption at the BIA is STAGGERING.  True San Pasqual Indians wait for JUSTICE, while white people are in charge of the tribe.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pechanga and Pala Tribe's Disenrollment Stories Strikingly Similar: Tribal Heritage Erased and Citizenship Terminated.

PALA vs. Pechanga in the race to eliminate Indians.  Pechanga Resort & Casino has brought good fortune but that wasn't enough for some.  Greed won out over honor and tribal history.

Two casino tribes from Temecula the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in Valley Center, both related in Luiseno heritage, have affected their membership's lives by stripping tribal citizenship and erasing their heritage.

KCBS Channel 2 reporter CRISTY FAJARDO reports on disenrollment for greed and power tonight. Pay special attention as to how WEAK the responses are from the two tribal chairmen, Mark Macarro and Robert Smith .  They can lie and obfuscate with ease, because they know that nobody will put them in check.

Here is the video, PLEASE watch and share..




Nooksack Election FRAUDULENT and Dept. of Interior FAILED to Uphold Their Duties

Nooksack Tribal Election FRAUDULENT


Four Nooksack tribal council candidates who lost in a December special election filed suit Wednesday in Washington federal court, Law360 reports. The suit, filed by the Galanda Broadman law firm is alleging the U.S. Department of the Interior did not properly oversee the election that they said was fraudulent and likely included ballot stuffing.

The suit is the latest in a long-running dispute over who runs the Nooksack tribe and has a say in tribal matters. Candidates Robert Doucette, Bernadine Roberts and others said that the federal government under the Trump administration abandoned its oversight responsibilities when it accepted the special election results despite allegations that rules were improperly changed and the result could not be trusted, according to the complaint.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

SLATE.com on TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT: The Fight Over Who’s a “Real Indian” Pechanga Casino Tribe a Focus

Jaime Dunaway has an extensive piece on disenrollment in SLATE.com . From an interview we did in APRIL:


.. California’s Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians, owners of the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA ,  whose tribal council sought to consolidate power by targeting political opponents through disenrollment. “It was simply a political issue,” said Rick Cuevas, who was dismissed from the tribe, along with nearly 100 extended family members, after the council posthumously disenrolled his ancestor in 2006. “There were votes they couldn’t control. It’s not just about the money. It’s about power and control.”

Unlike Crandell, Cuevas’ relatives were allowed to remain on the reservation—in the house that his father {HELPED} built in 1957—albeit without access to tribal resources, such as health care, housing grants, and other benefits provided by the federal government, which were annulled in the disenrollment proceedings. “They’re basically living under an apartheid system,” he said.


“They can’t go to the park without a tribal member. They can’t drink out of the water fountains. They can’t go to the pool. That’s segregation.”

PLEASE SHARE..... and READ THE ARTICLE HERE