Thursday, September 20, 2018

Indianz.com EXPOSES SEXUAL HARRASSMENT at the NCAI SHAMEFUL

John Dossett
Photo from: NCAI
In an earlier post, we were hoping that the NCAI will FINALLY stand up for the over 10,000 disenrolled in Indian Country today.  But, if they take so long to stand up for THEIR OWN EMPLOYEES in the #MeToo era, can we REALLY expect them to do anything? 
(h/t to Johnnie Jae for pointing me here)





You're a pretty young Native woman, beware
Women come forward at National Congress of American Indians
An Investigation by Kevin Abourezk and Acee Agoyo

The highest-ranking attorney at the National Congress of American Indians has been reassigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, an investigation by Indianz.Com has found.
John Dossett has been employed by the nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal organization since 1995. And up until last month, he was serving as general counsel, NCAI’s senior-most legal position and one with widespread influence in Indian Country, from policy matters in the executive branch and legislation on Capitol Hill to high-profile U.S. Supreme Court cases.

NCAI: Will They FINALLY Stand UP AGAINST Tribal Disenrollment


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

September 28th is the deadline for submitting resolutions to the NCAI for the 2019 year.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Disenrolled Saginaw Chippewa Judy Potter Leaves Final Thoughts on Disenrollment

Sad news from Michigan that JUDY POTTER, Saginaw Chippewa member who was disenrolled, was tragically killed in a traffic accident.  She left these words, shared with the BIA and Dept. of Interior and more which are embedded below on what she and her family have endured because of decisions made by Saginaw Chippewa's councils.   READ and SHARE with YOUR elected representatives.  #STOPDISENROLLMENT can't be a ONCE a year activity

Judy Potter Disenrolled
From Saginaw Chippewa
R.I.P.


How do you explain the loss of ones citizenship, the loss of their rights to a community, the right to vote, the right to be apart of decisions for that community, the right to participate spiritually, culturally, the loss of your heritage, you are literally wiped from the pages of existence in your own tribe, with your own people.

You can not quantify that loss, for it is unimaginable, beyond heart breaking, it is beyond devastating. Imagine proving who you are in a system that you did not create, a system created by the United States government.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NINETY YEARS Before VALLEY VIEW CASINO, San Pasqual Membership was IN DISPUTE


The injustices to the San Pasqual Kumeyaay Native people started in 1909, when the BIA would not accept the 1909 Census until 1910 when Frank Trask, a white man,  was put on the San Pasqual Reserve as Caretaker.

Lawsuits are underway to ensure every single Trask Family Member is  removed from the Rolls. This fight has been going on 90 YEARS before the Casino was open in 2001.   

This enrollment issue at San Pasqual the disenrollment is a lot different today than what over 11,000 natives are facing today in tribes like Pechanga, Pala and Chukchansi to name just a few.  San Pasqual has enrollment problems today, because   Frank Trask family descendants continue the injustices of trying to change our laws to their benefit today by keeping the rolls closed by an illegal Moratorium..

READ MORE on San Pasqual history at these links:

WHITE Interloper at San Pasqual
San Pasqual Lawsuit
San Pasqual Split
San Pasqual Must Lose Right to Run Valley View
San Pasqual Members DENIED their Civil Rights says BIA
SIGN THIS PETITION to Give San PASQUAL DUE PROCESS


Saginaw Chippewas Disenrolled says Dept. of Interior FAILS to RESPOND in Request to Enforce LAWS


Our friends, the disenrolled from the Saginaw Chippewa in Michigan want a federal judge in DC to keep their lawsuit alive against the Department of Interior which has failed to respond to their attorney's demands. DOI has made it clear they won't act.

RYAN ZINKE urged the court to dismiss the suit saying the disenrolled Saginaw Chippewas couldn't bring legal action against the dept's Bureau of Indian Affairs without exhausting all their administrative options.  OP: Since when is shuffling papers, delay tactics of the BIA and administrative option.  Answer, since..forever.

These actions go back to the Obama administration and it would seem futile to keep asking the department to act.

READ MORE HERE  and these links

DIsenrolled Saginaw Chippewa Seek Federal Recognition
Saginaw Chippewa: Full Steam Ahead on Disenrollments
Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollment:  NO ONE IS SAFE, EVER

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Native American's Slavemaster Junipero Serra Being ERASED from STANFORD UNIVERISTY



In an effort to distance itself from Father Junipero Serra, the 18th century leader of the California Mission system that helped to destroy native culture throughout the state, Stanford University has announced it will erase the name “Serra” from two dormitories and its own mailing address on Serra Mall.


The system “contributed to the destruction of the cultural, economic, and religious practices of indigenous communities and left many tribal communities decimated,” wrote a Stanford committee charged with recommending whether to scrub Serra’s name from university buildings and roads.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NCAI SILENT OVER a DECADE on Disenrollment, Instant Comment on Mashpee Wampanoag Ruling by Trump Administration

Interesting how quickly the NCAI came out against the decision by the Department of Interior on the Mashpee Wampanoag people. Days... yet for over a DECADE, they've been completely SILENT on the abuses BY TRIBES on the disenrollment issue in fact MISSING IN ACTION. Over 11,000 Native Americans should have provoked some action, a comment, a discussion at their meetings, but NO. NOTHING.  Please read and share

NARF, NCAI and NIGA

Professor David Wilkins, who has written extensively on disenrollment, calls out Native American organizations that we've written about who've buried their heads in the sand to avoid the topic of Indians abused by their own tribes.


Open letter to the leaders of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA):
Dear Native Leaders,
Each of your organizations, founded at critical moments in native history–NCAI in 1944, NARF in 1970, and NIGA in 1985– have and continue to play vital roles in the political, legal, and economic development of Native nations. I write you all now to request that you continue to remain vital and relevant by taking an unequivocal stand against spurious disenrollment practices that destroy the human and civil rights of individual native citizens and threaten the sovereign powers of all Native nations.
NCAI is the largest (over 250 member nations) and one of the oldest interest groups representing indigenous peoples. The organization was born during the turbulent period when the federal government was aggressively moving to politically and legally terminate over 100 tribal nations. NCAI fought against giving state governments’ greater jurisdiction over tribal peoples and their resources, and fought against relocation policies that compelled thousands of tribal citizens off their homelands and into major urban areas.

Monday, September 10, 2018

TRUMP ADMIN: BRING BACK TERMINATION ERA to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

AP photo
Tara Sweeney, the recently-installed Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, issued a decision on Friday that paves the way for a reservation to be taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era. The victim in this age of self-determination and sovereignty is the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands in Massachusetts are now on the chopping block.



But the People of the First Light aren't accepting Washington's dictate without a fight. An emergency council meeting is taking place at tribal headquarters on Monday to address what Chairman Cedric Cromwell described as an "unbelievably grave injustice.'

"We have been on this land for 12,000 years and we are not going anywhere," Cromwell declared after receiving the negative decision.
Key to the effort is legislation in Congress which would prevent the reservation from being taken out of trust. With the executive branch willing to walk away from any responsibilities, passage of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act appears to be the only hope for success.

STAY TUNED FOR THIS BATTLE

Saturday, September 8, 2018

TRIBAL JUSTICE is NOT Always Fair; KNOW Before you GO to a TRIBAL CASINO

Millions of people enter Indian reservations each year for work or play, unaware they might be leaving behind things they take for granted elsewhere, such as the right to sue if injured. 
NELVIN CEPEDA of Union-Tribune wrote this a decade ago.  My cousin was just banished from Pechanga Resort & Casino, for speaking out against Mark Macarro,so it's still current

Friday, September 7, 2018

Wannabe Cherokee ELIZABETH WARREN: Lying Liar Who Lies Beclowns Herself

Her CLOWN CAR is Breaking down.   Yesterday, the Democrat from Massachusetts came out wanting to invoke the 25th Amendment because of an anonymous OP/Ed in the New York Times.


An inspiration to wannabes, outta lucks, pretendians, & tomahonkeys (stolen quote)

Read  Warrens ANCESTRY at THOUGHTS from POLLY'S GRANDDAUGHTER  and pass it on....