Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Larry Echo Hawk Does Not Come Off Well In San Pascual Court Decision

It seems like Assistant Secretary of the Interior Larry Echo Hawk, was an unfair arbiter in his decision against the Alto family:

.. the Tribe submitted multiple documents including a 56-page interpretive report and a separate 19 page supplemental memorandum of points and authorities. In a letter to Defendent Hawk, Plaintiffs contended that the Tribes's submittal exceeded the scope of Hawk's request and asked for an opportunity to respond. According to the Plaintiffs, they never received a response to their letter

Isn't that terrific? The Alto family gets NO CHANCE to see the evidence or respond before Larry Echo Hawk makes his decision? What was driving Mr. Echo Hawk? A swift reduction in Native Americans?

And the San Pascual tribe worked for six month to get their tribal membership roll together so they could submit it to BIA..thus far, they haven't got it done.

MONEY QUOTE from the Decision: Hawk acknowledges that Marcus Alto Sr. is listed as living with Jose Alto and Maria Duro on the 1920 federal census, but attributes it to Marcus Alto Sr.'s adoption Early in his order, however, Hawk expressly determined that it was undisputed that Marcus Alto Sr. was raised by Jose Alto and Maria Duro "since infancy" Accordingly, Plaintiffs have demonstrated that there are at least serious questions as to the propriety of Hawk's reliance on the 1907-13 censuses.

We have a link to the decision in an earlier post. Larry Echo Hawk does not look good here. And the judge obviously thinks the Plaintiffs have a good chance at winning.

1 comment:

smokeybear said...

Again "Larry Ecohawk," in his "Infinite Wisdom," place's himself outside the relm of "Justice" and firmly into the "World of Injustice" when it comes to dealings with "Native American Indians" in his charge. He's an "Idiot," and "Deliberately" refuses to act on behalf of "Oppressed Native Americans" because he chooses not too. He is nothing more then a "Puppet On A String" to the "Casino Indians" that make him "Dance to the Beat of their Drums." The "Finacial Gain" must be substantial for him to sell out his own people, and his refusal to address the "Blatant Human and Civil Rights Violations" by "Corrupt and Criminal Tribal Leaders" says it all...."Echohawk,"...."You make the Casino Indians....PROUD!"