Monday, December 10, 2018

Galanda Broadman Files Appeal to 9th Circuit Over RICO violations at NOOKSACK

This appeal from Galanda Broadman is arising from Nooksack corruption concerns the application of federal RICO statute to tribal bad actors:

"Affirming the District Court would inoculate racketeering conspiracies that infiltrate tribal governments from the force of RICO. While RICO would continue to deter individuals from conspiring to defraud federal, state, and local governments, tribal governments would be left uniquely exposed to mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy. The Court should apply RICO in the face of all pretend-governmental racketeering. This Court should not create a blanket affirmative defense to civil RICO activity in Indian Country where defendants can baldly proclaim 'intra-tribal dispute' and be free from prosecution."   

Natives deserve protection from Natives.....the opposition doesn't think so:

Chief Judge Dodge,
Ms. Rabang, Ms. Oshiro and the other Appellants (collectively “Rabang”) simply seek to collaterally attack Tribal Court eviction orders with which they disagree.
The District Court correctly set aside Rabang’s fantastic allegations of illegitimate actions and saw the case for what it is, dismissing all claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The decision of the District Court should be affirmed. 

TURTLE TALK blog has the filings

Apartheid Nation Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Bests SYCUAN in Naming Rights Deal: Backroom Shenanigans?


The APARTHEID NATION of Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians, which has cheated it's own people out of over $700 MILLION, has landed a naming rights deal this week in hopes of driving more traffic to its gaming facility in southern California.  Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay was BLINDSIDED.
Signs for the "Pechanga Arena San Diego" already went up after the city council in San Diego approved the deal on Tuesday, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The Pechanga Development Corp., is paying $400,000 a year for the rights.
"It's something we've been wanting to do for a while -- to have a little more exposure in the San Diego area," Jared Munoa, the president of the corporation, told the paper before the deal was approved. "We trust this will be a win/win for the sports arena, for Pechanga and, of course, for San Diego."

The deal -- which only runs for two years -- came together in just three weeks, KPBS News reported. It was presented to the full city council without going through the usual committee process, a move that came as a surprise to some members.

"I just feel like this one is like not a great deal," council member David Alvarez said at the meeting on Tuesday, KPBS reported. "I don’t know if anyone else feels this way and I feel like there could be more for the city."

The agreement wasn't just news to the council.

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, which previously had the naming rights deal, wasn't aware of Pechanga's interest until this week, The Union-Tribune reported, and was prepared to make a better offer, the paper said.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

FAKE Cherokee Elizabeth Warren Stands by DNA Test.


ELIZABETH WARREN, FAKE Cherokee and DNA TEST dumbell, MIGHT apologize for her trickery.  Emphasis on MIGHT.
You will FIND ALL of Elizabeth Warren's Ancestry, NONE of which includes CHEROKEE ..at Twila Barnes' website THOUGHTS FROM POLLY'S Granddaughter

THE REDSKINS CURSE? The Racially Slurring Washington NFL team, HURTING

 Their had been speculation that the Washington NFL team might choose COLIN KAEPERNICK but alas (for them) NO.  Word was out that CK might not play for a team with a racially ugly nickname.



So with CK looking to stand on principal...Washington signs  Josh Johnson, seemingly scraping the bottom of the barrel.  Johnson, 32, has not thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2011, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is 0-5 lifetime in the NFL as a starter with five career touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He’s spent time with eight other NFL clubs and was recently selected as the top pick in the new Alliance of American Football League.

The use of the nickname REDSKINS  in MORE than a nickname, it's racist.  Though many sports outlets don't see it that way... and this years long flap and really low hanging fruit of an issue, makes us wonder why it gets so much press, but the issues of DISENROLLMENT, Civil and Human Rights Abuses get ...NONE


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Pala Band of Mission Indians BLAMES BIG PHARMA For it's TROUBLES?

The Pala Band of Mission Indians, which exterminated Indians via tribal disenrollment, cheated and evicted their own people and whose chairman's daughter was arrested for illegal weapons,  announced the filing of a federal lawsuit Monday against companies who manufacture and distribute opioids.


ROBERT SMITH - TYRANT

In a press release, Pala Tribal Chairman Robert Smith, who oversaw the stripping of citizenship of many of his own tribe,  said, “The opioid epidemic has had devastating impacts on our tribe. Big Pharma’s aggressive promotion of OxyContin and other prescription opiates have caused increasing incidences of addiction, disability and family dysfunction.     YEAH, blame it on the drugs
Pala Band officials said they have “experienced direct effects from the opioid epidemic, including the health effects on its members and their families, increased instances of child welfare and foster care cases, homelessness, and crime. The tribe has undertaken various efforts to combat the epidemic, ranging from strategies to combat opioids falling into the hands of youth or those without prescriptions, and community education on opioid dangers and how to address them.”

Monday, December 3, 2018

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians' ANTONIO ASHMAN: Custom and Oral tradition

Antonio Ashman
Pechanga's "vaunted" Elder

I was looking through my cousin's old blog T'EETILAWUNCHA BLOG  here he discusses some oral history in 2009. 

Most recently before his death, Antonio Ashman in a sworn affidavit said he knew Paulina Hunter as a member of the Band. He also swore that Paulina stayed at the home of Michelle and Salvador Quiliq and heard they were related. He also stated Paulina was called Aunt by Martin Berdugo, another recognized member of Pechanga. This is recorded oral recognition that the CPP faction says Paulina Hunter did not have.


The enrollment committee also finds that Paulina was given a land allotment on the Pechanga reservation as a Temecula Indian. This confirms Paulina’s status as a Temecula Indian.  (OP: WE STILL LIVE ON THAT Allotment)

The record of decision regarding the descendants of Paulina Hunter says that because John Miller under the Act of May 18, 1928 (45 Stat. L 602), a direct descendant of Paulina Hunter states that his Grandmother “was allotted as a Pechanga Mission Indian, but his Grandmother and Great Grandparents were of the San Luis Rey Mission Indians.”

This statement somehow outweighs hundreds of other documents the enrollment committee has possession of detailing the Hunters as recognized members of the Pechanga band by tribal elders who were alive at the time the reservation was established.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Cherokee Freedman Champion MARILYN VANN to Be HONORED by STATE OF OKLAHOMA

CONGRATULATIONS to Cherokee Warrior Marilyn Vann who is one of the honorees  recognized for making a significant contribution to human rights.  The event is held in conjunction with International Human Rights Day which is recognized on Dec. 10 each year.




Marilyn Vann is president and a director of the nonprofit Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, which educates the public on the history, culture, and political rights of the African Indian peoples of the 5 Nations (Five Civilized Tribes).

A citizen of the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma, Vann is president of the African Indians Foundation. She is a litigant in two Federal lawsuits that recently upheld enforcement of the 1866 treaty rights of the Cherokee Indian Freedmen Peoples tribal membership rights. 

Vann received a Statesman Award from the Cherokee Nation for her volunteerism as a Cherokee tribal member.

Friday, November 30, 2018

OSAGE DISENROLLMENT CASE: DNA Evidence to be Introduced

Interesting development in Osage Nation disenrollment case:

Citing a lack of cooperation from potential DNA test subjects, the Osage Nation is moving forward with plans for a jury trial in a disenrollment lawsuit.

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At a status conference Nov. 28, Assistant Attorney General Clint Patterson and defense attorney Audra Drybread confirmed that neither had made any progress in efforts to obtain additional testing samples from descendants of original allottee Paschal Canville.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Hopland Tribe: Speak Out Against the Narrative, LOSE YOUR JOB

The Hopland Tribe, which disenrolled 74 of their members a few years back, is now wielding their power to silence dissent.  On her FB page, enrollment committee member Carla Antone stated that she was REMOVED from the committee without DUE PROCESS, for requesting an investigation into disenrollment.   That seems like a reasonable request for an enrollment committee member, yes?  



Is removal the right course of action?  Why didn't they just say NO?

Seems the Hopland Tribe's CONSTITUTION, doesn't allow verbal removal:


Do laws even matter at Hopland?  Or just the ones the chairman likes?  Does the entire council agree with the action to remove?  Is Hall of Shame member Iyesha Miller still pulling strings? 

From their public website, here are the tribal council's emails where you can ask them

Sonny J. Elliott Sr. – Chair –             sjelliott@hoplandtribe.com 
Diana Billy-Elliott – Vice Chair –       delliott@hoplandtribe.com 
Suzanne T. Romero – Secretary –   sromero@hoplandtribe.com 
Brian Yepez – Treasurer –                byepez@hoplandtribe.com 
David Steele – Member at Large –   dsteele@hoplandtribe.com
Joe San Diego – Member at Large  jsandiego@hoplandtribe.com
Steven Elliott – Member at Large –   selliott@hoplandtribe.com

The Hopland Tribe doesn't care much for laws, remember when their Marijuana Patch got raided just 2 years ago?

Michelle Hammock, one of the Hopland 74, wrote a piece on the immorality of Tribal disenrollment for our protest in Sacramento.  Destroying the lives of so many and disrespecting the ancestors is shameful.

Should Freedom of Speech be protected on Tribal reservations?  Do tribal councils like those of Hopland dishonor themselves or their people by infringing on civil rights?





Monday, November 26, 2018

CLINT EASTWOOD'S film, INDIAN HORSE on RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS Screened at Pechanga Tribe, which RIPPED Native Children from their OWN SCHOOL

Clint Eastwood
Executive Producer of Indian Horse

Sad bit of irony, yes? A film by Clint Eastwood on the trauma of Native American children screened on a reservation that ABUSED their own children.


At the Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, Calif. a mostly Native American audience filed into the resort’s theater to attend the California Indigenous and Native American Film Festival’s screening of “Indian Horse,” a film about an indigenous residential school in Canada.

Pechanga has an Apartheid system of segregation and descendants of the HUNTER family were escorted OFF Tribal school property after disenrolling their parents.  Here is my cousin Akeva McKeaver explaining how Pechanga Tribal Rangers forcefully removed her children from school.



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