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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

No First Amendment Rights on Tribal Lands for United Auburn Tribe. Will ACLU step up to protect the right to free speech?

From the Sacramento Bee a story about what happens when you follow tribal law on recalls, the council gets you out before you can vote on it.

                                                                        David Keyser
                                                              United Auburn Chairman



Seven members of the United Auburn Indian Community – including a former chairwoman – are being stripped of casino payments of $30,000 a month or more and banished from tribal functions as a bitter rift consumes one of America's wealthiest gambling tribes.

The actions targeting a political faction of the tribe that operates the lucrative Thunder Valley Casino in Placer County are an apparent retaliation for a recent recall drive against all five members of the tribal council.

Documents obtained by The Bee illuminate intense divisions within the tribe, despite apparent net casino profits of $1.15 billion between July 2003 and January 2009.

The seven tribal members, among them former longtime chairwoman Jessica Tavares, were ordered banned from tribal lands and the casino for up to 10 years. They were told they may address the tribal council on Tuesday about suspensions of casino payments that range from six months to four years.

Tavares and her attorney, Fred J. Hiestand, said all seven were involved in gathering signatures for a recall drive against current tribal council members.

Read more at the link above and continue to follow Original Pechanga's Blog as this epidemic of disenrollments increases...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Typical Howard Dickstein move.There are Patterns & Practices that follow him wherever he goes!

smokeybear said...

Well now, let me see if I have this right? You, and others in your membership, realize that your "Tribal Council" isn't in tune with what should be happening for the good of all. Could be, maybe, "Corruption, or Criminal acts," or not following their respective "Constitution and Bylaws." So you have all had enough. Now you execise your right, as a member of your respective Tribe, to gather signatures on a petition to show your discontent for the current "Tribal Coucil." So before you gather enough signatures to present to the General Membership, the "Tribal Coucil" decides to stop this action by "Banning" these seven(7) members, in good standing I might add, from "Tribal Lands" and forefit 4-10 years of percap. Where do they get the right to pull off this "Scam?" Sovereignty? "Not This Time!"...This brings to memory the recall of "Mark Macarro at Pechanga," and his similar "Threat to our membership.".....This Total Injustice" is "Inexcusable." They make it up as the go! Now if the "Government(Indian Affairs) doesn't step into this "Illegal Quagmire" they will all but prove that they are "Totally Worthless" as an agency for the good of "Native Americans" in their charge. These are "Blatant and Treasonous Acts" against their own, with no regard for the santity of their respective "Constitutions and Bylaws" that are suppose to protect them. Show me where it is written that these "Tribal Councils" can "Legally" do this? They think that they are "Above the Law!" Nowhere in "Tribal Law" is this "Condoned!" These are all "Corrupt and Criminal" actions against their own, without "Foundation!" Damn-it, B.I.A., do your job, and stop all this "Illegal Foolishness!" For the "Rights of Oppressed Native Americans" have been trampled on "Enough!"

Anonymous said...

The ACLU doesn't care if Tribal Nations violate the civil rights of their people. They only want to force our governments to give up saying Christmas in public.

Anonymous said...

I guess they didn't get enough signatures.

'aamokat said...

They probably did get enough signatures but all of the people that signed are targets for disenrollment or if they didn't get enough signatures, then people were scared to sign the petition.

Thug goverment dictatorships are within our United States boundaries.

But instead of lining people up to a wall and shooting them, they sign away their lives with the stroke of a pen.

They say the pen is mightier than the sword but the pen can be used for evil as well as for good.

Jean Jeanniton said...

This is precisely what I hate about Leftism! The Pechenga political Mark Macarro is a member of the Democratic party, which is the party of Liberal Political Correctness, Progressivism, Big Government Welfare Stateism, and Social Marxism! Yet that same party persists in turning a blind eye to the problem of tribal disenrollment! The Democratic Party should rather be called the DEMON-Cratic party! Maybe it is time for the Republican Party to learn about this problem and make it part of their party platform to combat the increasing trend towards tribal disenrollment!

Jean Jeanniton said...

This is precisely what I hate about Leftism! The Pechenga politician named Mark Macarro is a member of the Democratic party, which is the party of Liberal Political Correctness, Progressivism, Big Government Welfare Stateism, and Social Marxism! Yet that same party persists in turning a blind eye to the problem of tribal disenrollment! The Democratic Party should rather be called the DEMON-Cratic party! Maybe it is time for the Republican Party to learn about this problem and make it part of their party platform to combat the increasing trend towards tribal disenrollment!