Monday, October 21, 2019

NCAI AGAIN IGNORES 10,000 NATIVES Culturally Homeless Due to Disenrollment

ANOTHER YEAR of SILENCE on the #StopDisenrollment Issue this year of the 76th Annual Marketplace in Albuquerque NM.  This year is at least the 15th year of refusal to acknowledge the abuse of Natives BY Natives



For years, we have reported that the National Congress of American Indians has stood by in silence, while over 10,000 American Indians have had their civil and human rights abused by Tribes who have disenrolled their people.  

Related Links NCAI Silent over a Decade  and NCAI, NIGC and NARF MIA on Dismemberment

Tribal Disenrollments Are "Like Being Raped,Then Going to the RAPIST for Justice"

 A news story on tribal disenrollments and moratoriums had the perfect quote as a post title, from Carla Maslin, from the Redding Rancheria of Northern California. 400 Pechanga People know exactly what she means, having been "raped" of their citizenship, benefits and security by Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, the enrollment committee led by Bobbi LeMere and certain members of the Tribal Council, Russell "Butch" Murphy and Andrew Masiel among them.

From that article:

Tribal membership disputes are also a problem across the country, with as many as 4,000 tribe members fighting for enrollment, said Carla Maslin, a disenrolled member of the Redding Rancheria in Northern California and an advocate for disenfranchised tribe members.
Maslin's case has gone nowhere in tribal court, she said. "It's like being raped and going to the person who raped you for justice," Maslin said.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fake Nooksack Judge Ray Dodge Has NO Jurisdiction over Nooksack 306's Elile Adams Baby


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Gabe Galanda, powerhouse attorney for the Nooksack 306 reports that:


Whatcom County Superior Court rules that Nooksack “Chief Judge” Ray Dodge does NOT have and has NEVER had authority over the custody of 
Elile Adams baby girl.

After two years of persecution, they are beyond his clutches.




If I might be the first to say it in print:  FUCK YOU RAY DODGE

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

LeBron James, China Isn't His First Foray into Ignoring Civil Rights Abusers: Pechanga Is an APARTHEID Nation

LeBron James
Laker Activist, sort of
LeBron James has been in the news this week for his willful ignorance about the abuses in China.  Choosing to smear an NBA manager for being outspoken against China, which could threaten LeBron's Nike shoe supplier's cash flow.
-Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere- Our Lives Begin To End The Day We Become Silent About Things That Matter- #ThankYouMLK50
ANYWHERE?  Including at Laker's corporate partner  Pechanga where you practiced this year LeBron? Or is standing up for kneeling NFL players the extent of your courage to speak out? He just said the above quote last year, and this one

Friday, October 11, 2019

Pechanga Resort & Casino SUICIDE:Distraught Flight from Parking Structure?


Reports are coming in from sources that say that there was a suicide Wednesday when a distraught patron of the Pechanga Resort & Casino threw himself of the parking structure after huge losses gaming

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Native American Burial Site HALTS 405 Freeway Construction in Orange Country

Image result for NAGPRA images    A road widening project has been indefinitely halted after a Native American burial site was believed discovered in a construction zone for the 405 Freeway.

Construction workers who were excavating as part of the I-405 Improvement Project spotted the remains, including bones, on Sept. 25 at an undisclosed location. According to Eric Carpenter of the Orange County Transit Authority, agency officials are prohibited by law from providing a location or description of a grave or sacred places.

After consulting with the Orange County Coroner’s office, the case was passed to the California Native American Heritage Commission, which will try to find out which tribe the remains might be linked to.

“OCTA and its partners recognize the cultural sensitivity of the issue and will work with all parties involved to ensure appropriate and respectful procedures are followed,” Carpenter said. “It’s unclear at this point what effect, if any, it will have on the construction schedule or cost.”

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dayna Barrios:Citizenship & Inequality in Native California

Many of us opposed to the mass tribal disenrollment in Indian Country have worked with Master's candidate Dayna Barrios, of the Chumash Tribe and   Sacramento State.  Her thesis was now been published (link below) in 2016 and we are proud to have contributed to this important work.  We re-post:
Dayna Barrios
Master's Thesis on Tribal Disenrollment
Here's the abstract of her thesis:

Native Americans have endured many hardships throughout history. In modern times, tribal disenrollment is becoming an epidemic for many Native communities. Disenrollment is a non-traditional concept where an individual, or family, is stripped of their tribal citizenship. They are no longer able to participate in tribal affairs, they lose access to healthcare, cultural and financial resources, and the effects are detrimental to an individual’s Native identity and feelings of belonging.

Monday, October 7, 2019

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

Family Pride, Keeps his COUSIN out of Pechanga

The Miracle Worker, some call Mark Macarro, as last year, he pulled off a MIRACLE.  NO OPPOSITION for ANY incumbent.  Even Vladimir Putin or Xi Jinping couldn't pull that off, wel Jinping could...but he's a TYRANT extraordinaire..

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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Shasta County say NO to Win River Casino Relocation in Unanimous Vote.

Redding Rancheria Chairman
Jack Potter
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday to send a letter formally opposing the relocation of the Win-River Casino and Resort to Strawberry Fields.  It was a BLOW to tribe known for abusing its elders, and violating the civil and human rights of the Foreman Family, descendents of their first chairman Robert Foreman.

In its letter sent in August, the Redding council said it was also willing to work to help the tribe "identify alternative locations that will not result in detrimental impacts to the city and its residents."

In response, about 100 supporters of the tribe's relocation plan rose nearly in unison and walked out of the board chambers as Chairman Leonard Moty was giving the closing address.  OP:  BYE!

"I just want to say, just before you leave, I'm sure a lot of people are disappointed but I want to tell you I appreciate your civility," said Moty before his voice trailed off as people in the audience — many wearing red T-shirts that read "Support the Tribe" — stood and walked out.

The supervisors' vote echoed the sentiment of the Redding City Council. Those elected officials also voted unanimously to oppose the Redding Rancheria tribe's effort to relocate and expand to a site directly off Interstate 5.


Tribal Disenrollment a VIOLATION of the INDIAN CIVIL RIGHTS ACT?

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. We repost that today.

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.