Tuesday, August 21, 2018


UPDATE:   MOLLIE TIBBETS BODY has been found    R.I.P.  More HERE   and the latest:   A suspect in connection with Mollie Tibbetts' murder is in custody and has been identified as a 24-year-old man living in the U.S. illegally, investigators announced at a Tuesday news conference

Sad story about Mollie Tibbetts, who went missing while jogging on July 18. I'm sure you've heard about it, because it's been all over television, People Magazine, news conferences every day, hours given to the latest minuscule evidence found.  $170,000 REWARD for information.    
49,700,000  results found on a Google search


Contrast and Compare with Ashley Heavyrunner:

About 37,900 results found on a Google Search

Ashley HeavyRunner Loring

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?  Could it be one is WHITE, while the other is NATIVE AMERICAN?   Both equally beautiful young women, why does ONE get NATIONAL MEDIA coverage and the other, forgotten?  WHITE WOMAN IN JEP sells, but Native doesn't? 

You be the judge, but learn more at MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGIGENOUS WOMEN on FACEBOOK.  Follow @DelSchilling  on twitter, she's been working tirelessly to get the word out.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Marilyn Vann will be Honored by Cherokee Nation With STATESMEN AWARD

Marilyn Vann
Marilyn Vann, Cherokee member who was President of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, and who was the warrior who fought for DECADES for the treaty rights of the Cherokee Freedmen, to a successful conclusion,  WILL BE HONORED by the CHEROKEE NATION.

The 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet will be held on Aug. 30 .   Congratulations Marilyn Vann

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Bureau of Indian Affairs HELPS PALA Executive Committee to TRAMPLE on Tribe's Governing Documents

The latest CUPA NEWSLETTER calls out Robert Smith's Exec Committee AND the BIA.

You 'Member.. Robert Smith

For nearly 25 years the governing documents of the Pala Band have been trampled on by the BIA in cahoots with Pala’s Executive Committee. In 1994 Pala was supposed to adopt a new Constitution.

That Constitution included Kupa as part of the blood requirement. But the BIA took it out. From 1994-1997 the BIA requested all kinds of changes to the Constitution that Pala’s Executive Committee rejected in favor of their 1997 version of the Constitution.

Friday, August 17, 2018

After Freedmen Court Victory over CHEROKEE, Muscogee Creek Battle is NEXT

A lawsuit against Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its Secretary Ryan Zinke, was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia July 20 by the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Inc.  Part of whose mission statement is:  To Preserve and Protect the unique history, heritage and genealogy of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen who were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears.  For those who need REMINDING The Indians DRAGGED their SLAVES on the Trail of Tears...

The suit, which lists five individual plaintiffs along with the MCIFB, alleges in its preliminary statement that pursuant to Article 2 of the Creek Treaty of 1866 between the U.S. and MCN that Freedmen and Freedmen descendants regardless of their ‘blood’ status “shall have and enjoy all the rights and privileges of Native citizens” of MCN.
The statement goes on to allege that MCN and its federal benefactors have, ‘perpetuated race-based discrimination and the badges of slavery by using the Freedmen Descendants’ African ancestry to deny them the rights and benefits of MCN citizenship.’
Among the court’s 13 declaratory and injunctive action headings in the plaintiffs’ suit are declarations that: Creek Freedmen descendants are Creek citizens with the right to full and equal citizenship; the 1979 MCN Constitution is void; and the designation or description ‘Creek Freedmen’ is a badge of slavery.


These Ten TRIBAL Casinos are some we chose to STAY AWAY from and NOT spend our entertainment dollars there. In NO particular order, except for Pechanga because they are MY TRIBE and they cheated MY family and dishonored MY ancestors and our progeny.
Why take a chance??

There is much more detail at each of the links, please click through
PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO:  Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA

In 2004, 130+ adult members and their immediate families were disenrolled from the Pechanga Band. The members were all descendants of Chief Pablo Apish, a historically significant leader of the Pechanga/Temecula people. None of the members were allowed to participate in the 2004 tribal elections as a result of their disenrollment.

An additional extended family of approximately 100 adults was disenrolled in March 2006 when tribal officials determined that the ancestor from whom they are lineally descended from was not an Original Pechanga/Temecula person. This determination was made despite the fact that a report prepared by a well known anthropologist hired by the Band's Enrollment Committee concluded she was a Pechanga/Temecula person. 

The most recent disenrollment of 100+ adults and children was especially egregious as the General Membership, the Tribe's governing body, had previously passed a law which (1) repealed the Tribe's disenrollment procedures and (2) made it illegal for the Enrollment Committee to disenroll members.
There is ALSO a moratorium on membership, which also keeps Chairman Mark Macarro's OWN COUSIN out as well as family of other members...equal opportunity OFFENDER?
Northwood Casino - Nooksack Tribal Nation WA

This tribe has been working for YEARS to disenroll a family that has been proven to belong.  306 people are suffering at the hand of a tribal chairman, Bob Kelly, who was adopted into the tribe!   Jobs lost, benefits stolen, families' abused and they change the rules in midstream, even to the point of denying children.  They might force you to hit a 17 at the casino?

VALLEY VIEW CASINO:  San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Indians CA

Run by NON San Pasqual blood, this tribe has worked to both DISENROLL members, and KEEP approximately 125 TRUE San Pasqual descendants OUT OF THE TRIBE.  Tip:  Iron Eyes Cody, played an Indian, but he was NOT.  Many of the San Pasqual....play San Pasqual, but they are NOT.
Turning Stone Resort Casino  - Oneida Nation, NY

Ray Halbritter has gained fame with the anti Redskins mascot issue, but has clearly not been known for stripping his aunt Maisie Shenandoah  and three dozen tribal members “of their voice” in Nation affairs — meaning they were not eligible for Nation programs and services.  To prove it...he simply BULLDOZED his own family's HOMES...

PALA RESORT & CASINO:   Pala Band of Luiseno Indians  CA

Corrupt leader Robert Smith has terminated the citizenship of 154 tribal members, threatened numerous others with a similar fate.  The General Council has no access to the business records.  Evictions, stripping of rights, Elder Abuse, Child Abuse...you name it...

RED HAWK CASINO:Shingle Springs Rancheria CA

Thursday, August 16, 2018

PECHANGA Tribe of Temecula NOW a FACIST SOCIETY Meeting 14 Early Warning Signs

Fascism  is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy,

Pechanga, since the advent of Disenrollment has pushed the Facist envelope, with four of five descriptors above covered.   

What got me thinking about this was a Facebook picture of the "Early Warning Signs of Facism" which was purported to be on display in the Holocaust Museum.  It wasn't, it WAS for sale in the gift shop however. Laurence Britt created this list during George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States. While he did not actually name Bush, he wrote in the original article that some of the early warning signs had already manifested in the United States:  Let's see how they match up:


STOP TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT: Which is the BEST WAY to FIGHT for Our Ancestors?

As we are 7 months from the last   and possibly final STOP DISENROLLMENT DAY.  The  #stopdisenrollment movement helps draw attention, but what about the other 364 days of the year?

Do we fight the unJUST action, or do we JUST HOPE something will happen?

Do we pray for JUSTICE or actively SEEK JUSTICE for our ancestors?

Do we wait and see while our elders die without seeing their rights restored, knowing we didn't do ENOUGH? 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mark Macarro's Legacy, BIG CASINO, Banishment, Moratoriums and Tribal Disenrollment. Apartheid, Segregation, Civil Rights Violations

Family Pride, Keeps his COUSIN out of Pechanga

The Miracle Worker, some call Mark Macarro, as this year, he pulled off a MIRACLE.  NO OPPOSITION for ANY incumbent.  Even Vladimir Putin couldn't pull that off.

While most in California will know Macarro as the face of tribal gaming, having appeared in many commercials promising increased benefits for California, most may not know of what he has done to his own tribe.

  • Oversaw the illegal termination of 25% of his tribal membership, in order to consolidate power and increase the monetary gains for he, his family and the remaining tribal members.  While tribes determine enrollment, the Macarro-led council overruled the people's desire to end all disenrollments.

MORATORIUM: 100 Tosobol Descendants Left Out In Pechanga Tribe's Moratorium

Word from Facebook that Michael Rios is feeling poorly and will be undergoing surgery this week.  We hope and pray for a successful outcome.  Sadly the patriarch of the Petra Tosobol descendants Manuel Rios, Sr, passed away before getting JUSTICE.  How many of the MUNOA relatives must die, before they do the right thing at Pechanga.

Here is a repost, of an article written years ago, but it's a REMINDER, that it's not JUST about tribal disenrollment, but many Natives are caught in membership moratoriums.  Can anyone believe that the Pechanga Enrollment committee members are too stupid to process the paperwork they've had for DECADES?

It's well known in California that the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians has terminated over 25% of their tribal members in two massive eliminations. Coincidentally, each family was removed just prior to tribal elections. (story reprised from earlier post)

What many people still are unclear about, is Pechanga's so-called moratorium on membership. 

This was put into place under the premise that the enrollment committee had to "catch-up" on all the membership claims. Of course, that was a ruse to simply keep rightful members from joining the Band as per the Tribal Constitution. Pechanga's Chairman Mark Macarro has claimed it's "not about the money". Pechanga's per capita payments were $10,000 per month when the first family, descendents of Pablo Apis were erased from the tribe. When the Hunter Family was disenrolled, (a term created to make it sound like Indians were kicked out of the PTA or country club) the per capita was $20,000 per month. Now, the tribe is giving $30,000 per month to those remaining. Raise your hand if you think it "wasn't about the money".

Here is the story of one family, that we've profiled before. We've been asking them to contribute to this blog with more information and they've finally opened up.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The BIA Violates Sovereignty When it is In their Best Interest: Disenrollments Violate ICRA

Civil Rights attorney Donald R. Daines has written a post for us concerning the BIA and those with a "BIA Agenda", which surprisingly can be some tribal leaders.

The US BIA only violates Sovereignty when it is in their best interest. That’s why the BIA is known as the Bureau of Indian Annihilation. Once the BIA inserts the people its wants in power over the Tribal Nation, then when the People object and want their real leaders, the BIA says it cannot interfere because the dispute (which the BIA created in the first place) is an ‘internal’ problem which Tribal sovereignty prevents the BIA from interfering with. What took place in 1993 with the Oneida Indians of New York (not the Oneida Indian Nation that has existed for a 1,000 years as part of the Haudenosaune, but an entirely new ‘tribe’ called the Oneida Indian Nation of New York) is a textbook example of how the BIA (Bureau of Indian Annihilation) works.