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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Governor Brown Accepting Applications for Tribal Affairs Advocate

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed an executive order creating a position as Tribal Advisor Advocate which we wrote about here:   Governor gives Standing.....

The Governor's office is accepting nominations and applications for the position.  We need an advocate for ALL of Indian Country, not just the rich gaming tribes, many of which have violated the civil and basic human rights of their people.  In fact, those aggrieved Native Americans, if grouped together, would create the second largest tribe in California, with over 2,000 people harmed by their tribes.    In comparison, Picayune , once 1200 strong, now, because of disenrollment, only has 600 members, San Manuel, arguably the richest California tribe has less than 200 members.

The application can be found HERE     Perhaps a board member of the American Indian Rights and Resources Organization should be the advocate for all Indian Country.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would the BIA allow the Governor to choose a representative from Indians that no longer belong to a tribe?

Anonymous said...

It’s important that everyone that’s been disenrolled file for the position. Were applicable put that you have been illegally disenrolled by your tribe not following there constitution and bylaws. This will at lees show the tribes that are committing civil rights violations. A tribal government that does not follow its own constitution and bylaws that’s a government that the California governor needs to address if he is to uphold the United States Constitution on this issue. I’m filing mine today.

Anonymous said...

How do you file, and where do you get the application.We should get someone from the moratorium people a fresh start with an open mind

Anonymous said...

How do you file, and where do you get the application.We should get someone from the moratorium people a fresh start with an open mind

Anonymous said...

There is a LINK on the original post.

I agree, someone from the moratorium people would be good.

Anonymous said...

Accepting nominations (what the heck)I just talked to their office a few weeks ago and stated I hope they don't hire a lame duck.

Smokeybear said...

Nominations for "Tribal Affairs Advocate?" Might as well nominate "Smokeybear!" Ya, that will come about "When Pigs Learn to Fly!" Can you, realistically, see them nominating a "Native American?" Remember this is the "White Man," and this Executive Order" will undoubtably be for the good of the "White Man!" Or maybe they may pick the "Advocate" from a "Tribe" that already practices "Human and Civil Rights Vioations?" Can't see any good coming out of that, CAN "YOU?" There is no way that they are "Going to Bite the Hand that Feeds Them!" Why would they? Because it's all about the "Money" This E.O. does nothing to address these "Human and Civil Rights Violations perpetrated by these "Corrupt Tribal Leaders!" And do you really think that an "Advocate" of "Their" choosing would venture into that "Can of Worms" and Anger those "Treasonous Tribal Leaders?" A little "Cynical," Yes, but for good reason. When has any Government entity gone out of their way to help the oppressed "Native American?" So what makes us think this going to be any different? I do, so, hope I'm proven wrong, but with their "Track Record," you know what that has been! We all know that they haven't given a "Tinker's Damn" about Illegal Disenrollments/Banishments and what makes you think they "Care Now? For there is no "Money" in it. Again its all about "THE MONEY!" Please let me be wrong...BUT!.....

Anonymous said...

I think the point is that if all the disenrolled and moratorium people put in for this then the Governor can’t say he had no knowledge of this problem. What is it go to hurt if you put a app for this position it just going to make you be herd.

Anonymous said...

Smokey can't be appointed if he doesn't apply.

So give up Smokey. Quit howling at the moon. DO SOMETHING. Apply so you can get your point across.

THEY HAVE TO READ IT.

Flooding the zone with applications is a decent
idea.

Anonymous said...

Stop Talking and start flooding.

smokeybear said...

O.K., guys. On that application where is the Advocate position on that drop down? Can't apply when you can't enter your choice?

smokeybear said...

Sorry, got it, Govenors Tribal Advisor. It was hidden in plain sight!

Anonymous said...

Think he will hire a disenrolled person with a chip on their shoulder?

smokeybear said...

O.K. guys, Smokeybear filed for the "Tribal Advocate" position. Of course you know that's not going anywhre anytime soon. They asked me why I wanted to be and advocate and this what I said.....I am a Caifornia Native American and a resident of Ca. and feal that Ca. and the Native Ameican Indian need to work together for the good of Ca. This also means that the issue of Human and Civil Rights Violations by Tribal leaders needs to be addressed. For Ca. to survive in this tough economic times, it needs to fix what is broken in Indian Country. This can not be done without the help of the Native American Indian. But to do this the Tribal Leaders need to follow their respective Constitutions and Bylaws, and stop Illegal Disenrollments. Those that have been Illegally Disenrolled are Ca. Citizens and have been put on Welfare roles by these Tribal Leaders, and this affects Ca. revenue! Ca. needs money, that is a given. There are thousands of Illegally Disenrolled Native Ameicans that could, no should, be able to pay there taxes and help Ca. out of its financial woes. And as an "Avocate" it would be in the best interest of Ca. for the State Government and the Native American Tribes to work together for the common good of all. This means no longer turning a "Blind Eye and Deaf Ear" to the plight of the oppressed Native American Indian. Coming to Terms and Finding Common Ground with these Tribal Leaders has to be achieved for the good of all concerned and as an "Advocate," I will work for that "Common Good!" Now that pretty much shows where my loyalties lie, and since He(Brown) doen't give a "Rats A.." about "Human and Civil Rights Violations" I might as well "Drop Back Five Yards, and Punt" with this application. "Smokeybear for Advocate," when "Pigs Learn to Fly!" I guess someone gets to read this, so nothing "Ventured, Nothing Gained! But I might as well have dropped a coin in a "Wishing Well" for all the good that did.

Anonymous said...

The chances are slim he will hire a disenrolled person or somebody from the moratorium but the subject will be right there for him to see. if there enough apps from us then that shoild put a question on whats going on.

smokeybear said...

"O.K., I filed for "Advocate!"

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB Smokey!!

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
GREAT JOB Smokey!!

Well I guess we will have to "Hide and Watch" what happens "Now!" Do you really think He(Brown) will actually get in there and read any of the reasons for wanting the "Tribal Affairs Advocate" position? I doubt it. "Smokeybears" chances: "Slim to none!" Oh, you got to know "I used my real name to file for the position."(lol). You have got to know that He(Brown) will only nominate someone who won't make waves. For, again, there is no way he(Brown) is going to "Bite the Hand that Feeds them!" For you have got to see that this little execise in Government(Indian Affairs) to Tribal Leaders Relations, through an Advocate, won't even address "Human and Civil Rights Violations." You know and I know it! So, I guess we'll have to see how this plays out. But I have a bad feeling about this, but I truly hope I'm wrong! But with their "Track Record"...???