Friday, October 11, 2019

Pechanga Resort & Casino SUICIDE: 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

Still waiting on the Riverside County Coroner's report. But if it took 3 days or so to have news of the most recent murder at Pechanga Casino to come out, suicides can be delayed, right?

And it what can only be described as GOSSIP:  Sources claim a highly ranked Pechanga leader lost big time at the tables and made a nasty show of power to the employees. Magically, he was allowed to continue playing...and recouped some of those losses.....

No wonder Pechanga Casino made the TOP TEN INDIAN CASINOS to AVOID LIST

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.

GET OVER DISENROLLMENT? F**K YOU! Says Hopland's Michelle Hammock:

Michelle Hammock Hopland Disenrolled

My friend Michelle Hammock, one of the HOPLAND 74 disenrolled has a powerful piece up on her webpage .  I was proud to share a podium with her in Sacramento as we shared our stories of disenrollment, I wrote about that here.  I ripped my speech up after hearing hers..

The act of disenrollment is an act of genocide, whether the Genocide Convention recognizes it as such or not. It removes the living and deceased identities of federally recognized individuals and strips them of their treaty rights, their tribal constitutional rights, and their legal identities. It breaks families apart and expires the identities of a group of people. It strips them of the federal protections afforded to only Native tribal people uniquely agreed upon with our dominantly white government.

And we are called hateful for decrying the acts. For calling it out and never letting it be forgotten. We are the hate filled ones that need to shut our mouths for the sake of other people’s reputations. We are told to get over it. We are told that because of “our” hate that no one would want us back. We are told that we are so blinded in hate that we cannot offer anything to our tribes.    And to that I say Fuck You!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tribal Membership Revocations: Disenrolling for Dollars



Well over $500 MILLION DOLLARS now.   Here's something from Dennis J. Whittlesey & Patrick Sullivan
This was first posted in JULY, but the timing is good to bring this back
Over the past several years, there have been a series of publicized tribal enrollment revocations of enrolled members – including former tribal leaders – and their entire families. While this phenomenon was extremely rare in the past, it is becoming increasingly and disturbingly common.
Many in Indian Country openly trace this activity from the date on which the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law in 1988 and tribes too often spending large amounts of their casino revenues in per capita payments to tribal members. In some cases, as tribal populations grew, revenue distributions were accordingly reduced to continue payments to all members. In other cases, the economic downturn that dates back to 2007-08 led to reduced casino revenues and, in turn, reduced individual payments. Still, many have linked dollar reductions in per capita payments to the increase in expelling members.
These facts are well reported and discussed below in some detail. The casual reader will ask how this could be possible, or even legal. Various legal challenges to disenrollments have been unsuccessful, whether they directly challenge the tribes themselves or seek to compel the Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) to intervene.
Tribal Challenges usually are made in the face of tribal sovereign immunity and are routinely dismissed. While the federal Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 ostensibly offers legal protections to the victims of enrollment revocations, the reality is that the law is toothless and is not the vehicle through which individual Indians have gained much of anything in the way of rights protection.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Carmen Tageant DEFEATS Nooksack Police Chief Mike Ashby in FEDERAL COURT

After YEARS of abuse from Nooksack Tribe, VICTORY against their oppressive police state.

Carmen Tageant has been recalled from public office, sexually harassed, cyber stalked, and physically assaulted by Nooksack political actors. Tageant’s home has been burglarized twice, and Nooksack police looked away. She has sought protection from tribal, federal, and state law enforcement, to no avail. But last Thursday, the former Nooksack Tribal Councilwoman who has been relentlessly persecuted since speaking out against the Nooksack 306 disenrollment in 2016, scored a legal victory in a Seattle federal court against Nooksack Police Chief Mike Ashby, who she alleges assaulted her at the Tribe’s Election Office on January 5, 2018.

U.S. District Court Judge James Robart denied Ashby’s motion seeking to require the United States to defend him from a personal injury lawsuit that Tageant filed against him in Whatcom County Superior Court soon after the incident.

Ending Birthright Citizenship? DOZENS of TRIBES Have DONE JUST THAT


The Galanda Broadman team hit one out of the park with this tweet of a NYTIMES article

NYTIMES Breaking News: President Trump said he was preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship. It is unclear whether he can do so unilaterally.

GalandaBroadman: 80 groups of tribal politicians have already done this in Indian Country. BOOM!