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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dept. of Interior's Larry Echohawk Rewards Enterprise Rancheria for Civil Rights Violations, with a Casino

In a move that proves the BIA and Department of Interior does not care about violations of civil rights in Indian Country, Larry Echohawk approves a casino for Enterprise Rancheria.   We wrote about Enterprise Rancheria Expelling Members after a lawful recall vote   and Diane Feinsteins opposition to reservation shopping

Two major tribal casinos in California have been approved by the U.S. Department of Interior using a rarely-granted exception to the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
Under the law, Native American tribes can build casinos on reservations that existed before Oct. 17, 1988, but not on lands taken into trust after that date.

However, the law allows the Secretary of the Interior to make an exception in cases where the off-reservation acquisition is in the tribe’s best interest and does not hurt the surrounding community.
But, Kathryn Rand, co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota, told the Associated Press that there have been only a handful of such exceptions granted since the law was passed.


In this case, federal officials have approved a 1,700-machine casino with a 170-room hotel near the Northern California city of Marysville, a project planned by the Enterprise Rancheria of Maidu Indians.   We wrote about Glenda Nelson, their tribal chair here


The second approval was for a 2,500-machine casino and a 200-room hotel in the Central Valley city of Madera, about 40 miles north of Sacramento. This is a project for the North Fork Rancheria tribe.



Both casinos are dozens of miles away from their current reservations and put them closer to urban centers.


Speaking for the Interior Department, Larry Echo Hawk, assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, said, "Both tribes have historical connections to the proposed gaming sites, and both proposals have strong support from the local community."


Rand noted that the decision by the Obama administration reflected a change in the federal government’s approach to off-reservation gaming from the Bush administration.



"The Bush administration was leaning in the direction that distance mattered more than anything else," Rand said.
Charles Banks-Altekruse, a spokesman for the tribes, said the casinos will generate jobs and he was confident that Gov. Jerry Brown, who has one year to decide whether to approve them, will support the projects

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just goes to prove sell your soul you will be paid.

Anonymous said...

The greatest foe of success is ease, like an affair full of surprises,your always getting f'd over, the money industry will drown in its own vomit! God Bless America

Anonymous said...

What happened to the true indian! their all in it for the MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the true indian! their all in it for the MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

what are Larry Echohawks fee for this. oh I mean gift for for doing a good job.

Anonymous said...

Thee ole white pawnee...the dude didn't even know how to follow his own family/hairline ancestors...isn't that what these neo-indian people are...not even a hairline!
99% white --- 1% maybe native american.
It's call a doink --- if that!
Or albinos like ole McCain = an ole albino!
Not a lick of pigment in their bodies, just albinoness.


What's the difference in a Rancheria, than a Pueblo!
A Rancheria is Ranch where cowboy's hang-out?
And a Pueblo is an Indian reservation, according to Indian Reorganization Act...the I.R.A. never mentioned any rancheria, it only mentioned pueblo!!!

White Buffalo said...

Anonymous said...

Or albinos like ole McCain = an ole albino!
Not a lick of pigment in their bodies, just albinoness.

September 7, 2011 11:01 AM

Before I take this personally anonymous I want you to know that I am Indian as well as Albino I know that I am Indian because I can trace my family lineage back to the time before the Spanish came to the west coast. I know that I have Indian blood from several different tribes one each for my grandparents on both sides and their grandparents as is proven on my CDIB. Listen if you wish to speak more about my albino-ness why don’t you post who you are that way I know who the simple minded fool is that I school on genetics and DNA it appears to me that you are some kind of close-minded dumb shit that likes to make fun of disabled people just so that you feel like you are someone. My name is Guero Nunez I am Indian and I know who my family is and where they came from. I am also known as White Buffalo. I would love to meet you PUNK face to face just so I can watch you squirm.

'aamokat said...

Enough of these racist rants, even the Mexicarro and Basquez/Masiel Mexican comments.

They do not help our cause one bit if in fact you are on the side of the disenrolled, the moratorium people, or those banished.

People like the Cherokee Freedman have experienced enough of that themselves, give it a rest

Anonymous said...

Dear Guero Nunez,

Your albino expression is beautiful! Striking! Powerful! Wonderful!

Crimes have been committed and are still being committed by rapacious humans against other humans....

What is being played out is nothing new; fathers and mothers are betraying their own children.....brothers and sisters betraying each other...they have become incapacitated by greed...they are deaf, dumb, and blind even to their own spirit...we are more than our outward appearances.

We are suffering the pains of 'The
Casino Effect.'

I am hurt but fascinated by the question of nature or nurture....

At this juncture of this tragedy being played out; I am fascinated to realize that sharing DNA with corrupt blood relations does not preclude relations with criminal intentions from committing genocide against those sharing their DNA..

Do these criminals really share common DNA with their victims... or...are these criminals really not
blood relations?

smokeybear said...

YOU ARE RIGHT CUZ, GIVE THE RACIST REMARKS A REST! THERE IS ENOUGH AMMUNITION TO GO AFTER THE CORRUPT, DECEITFUL AND GREEDY TRIBAL LEADERS...."LIKE MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN!" NOW THAT IS A NECESSITY AND A....REQUIREMENT, FOR THE PRESSURE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT TO BEAR JUST AS HARD AND OFTEN AS WE CAN! THAT S.O.B., (MARK), NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT DOWN FOR THE PECHANGA INDIAN NATION TO START TO HEAL, AND RIGHT THE WRONGS THAT HAVE BEEN THRUST UPON (ILLEGALLY I MIGHT ADD) ALL OF US WHO ARE TRULY LEGAL FOR NOTHING MORE THEN "GREED AND POLITICAL POWER!" IT IS TIME THAT THE PECHANGA MEMBERSHIP "GET THEIR HEAD OUT OF THEIR A.." AND REMOVE THAT MALIGNANT CANCER (MARK) LIKE YOU WOULD IF IT THREATENED YOUR LIFE.....AND IT DOES! THE LIFES' BLOOD OF THE PECHANGA NATION IS AT STAKE AND THE MEMBERSHIP OF PECHANGA BETTER "TAKE HEED" BEFORE IT IS TO LATE! "SO DO YOUR JOB" AND REMOVE THAT VILE LEACHEROUS INGRATE (MARK) AND HIS HENCHMEN WHO IS DESTROYNG THE FABRIC OF WHAT IT IS TO BE A TRUE NATIVE AMERICAN WITHOUT A TRIBE! "MARK," I REALIZE THAT YOU DON'T "GIVE A RATS A.." ABOUT JUSTICE OR FOR WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OUR HERITAGE, JUST YOUR "GREED!" BUT KNOW THAT YOUR "DAY OF RECONNING WILL COME" AND IT WILL BE WITH A "VENGENCE!"

White Buffalo said...

It is true that in our case the Miranda/Apis families that were disenrolled that we do have shared DNA with our accuser in that she is my mom’s first cousin. The fact we forget is that it was the CPP and enrolment committee as well as the tribal council who violated tribal law in the first place. These people have lost what little conscience and soul they might have had. I think that the post was a plant just to piss me off into saying or doing something that would hurt us in the future or cause us division. I like to point my finger at Potato Head but I do not think he is that smart. I cannot imagine that I could be such a threat to any of them.

smokeybear said...

WHITE BUFFALO, WE ARE ALL A THREAT TO THESE DISPICABLE TRIBAL HACKS FOR WE SPEAK THE TRUTH. "AND THEY KNOW IT!" AND IF "POTATO HEAD" MADE THESE CRASS COMMENTS, HE HAD HELP! FOR ALL THEIR DRIBBLE COMES THE REALIZATION THAT WE ARE CAUSING THEM "PAIN!" IT'S HARD TO BE TOLERENT WITH "BUFFUNES!"