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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Unelected Chukchansi Council Members Using Sovereignty as Weapon to Oust 200 Tribal Members

Two former council members of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians have signed disenrollment letters to nearly 200 Chukchansi people. The questions include: HOW do these two people have ANY authority in this matter. And WHY wouldn't the BIA step in to halt this abuse of sovereignty?

AND they were signed by only two Picayune tribal council members--the recently ousted Reggie Lewis, Chair, and Jennifer Stanley, Secretary.

Even without the dispute of who actually comprises the "true"
tribal council, the aforementioned letter violates Picayune's own enrollment policy, which states that it takes a 2/3 vote by tribal council for anyone's disenrollment at Picayune.

This should make any action of disenrollment null and void.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Chukchansi council is making a mockery of Indian Country. They should be ashamed of themselves.

They could LEAD the way in bringing ALL the rightful people home and throw that in the face of tribes like Pechanga and Redding.

Anonymous said...

If those 200 don't make a stand now its all over.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...

MUST mean they are only counting as council reggie lewis, jennifer stanley, and nancy ayala...as ousted council person chance alberta (who claims he is still on council, as does reggie lewis, because of an "invalid" election) reportedly left town after threats to his person and/or family and nokomis hernandez is reportedly now jumping both sides of the fence as to where he actually stands on the disenrollment and dual council debacles at picayune...

HOWEVER, everyone knows any RECOGNIZED--shall i say LEGAL-- council consists of SEVEN members at picayune--therefore, NEITHER council is valid...

AND there has to be a VALID council to have a government to government relationship with the united states, THEREFORE...for all intents and purposes picayune is no longer a tribe, should not be funded by federal grants, and should not be permitted to operate a casino until it brings ALL the people home in a UNITED general council, and elects a fair and impartial tribal council which consists of SEVEN chukchansi HUMAN BEINGS who act on behalf of ALL our people, and for the greater good of ALL our people...

congress AND bia are derelict in their duty to provide protection and trust responsibility to ALL indian people--instead, they allow and encourage the violations of thousands of our indian peoples tribal,civil,and human rights and stand idly by while our people are destroyed by corrupt tribal governments such as those of picayune...

CONGRESS---WHERE ARE YOU?

Erick Rhoan said...

Does the Picayune constitution allow for the BIA to get involved in ending membership disputes?

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

unfortunately, there is no provision for that erick...

Anonymous said...

Has the tribal council already acted unconstitutionally?

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

the picayune tribal council acted unconstitutionally even in 2006 when over 500 chukchansi people were disenrolled...

there is absolutely NO provision for disenrollment ANYWHERE in the picayune constitution...furthermore, the constitution states that there can be no violation of the indian civil rights act...WHAT A FARCE!!!!

thus far at picayune, over 1,000 chukchansi citizens have been disenrolled--YES, i said OVER ONE THOUSAND CHUKCHANSI PEOPLE!!!

seems that the picayune tribal government must have made quite the mistake when receiving all those federal grant monies for those suddenly termed "illegal aliens" after chukchansi gold was built--

so now almost two-thirds of picayune chukchansi people never really were "chukchansi from picayune" or even chukchansi--or indian--at all?

not only should picayune no longer qualify as a tribe due to the lack of government to government relationship and a total disrespect for it's own ancestors, blood, history and culture...

the tribal government should be held accountable by congress and federal authorities for the embezzlement and misuse of federal funds, as well as the blatant tribal, civil, and human rights violations it has perpetrated against over a thousand chukchansi people over the past decade or more...

CONGRESS needs to use it's plenary power to stop these horrendous abuses of thousands of indian people by their corrupt tribal governments (and their "legal counsels" who drive and mastermind their corrupt decisions and profit financially from them on a HUGE scale as well, for that matter)...THEY HAVE A TRUST RESPONSIBILITY TO DO SO!!!!

Anonymous said...

They cannot operate a business unless they have a viable working tribal government so shut down their casino until a legtimate government is in place!

Anonymous said...

A U.S. Justice Department source has told The Daily Caller that at least two DOJ prosecutors accepted cash bribes from allegedly corrupt finance executives who were indicted under court seal within the past 13 months, but never arrested or prosecuted.

(ERIC HOLDER'S OFFICE) this is the office that arrests (criminals on indian land).

Anonymous said...

above the law, mafia...

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

i called the number i have for eric holders office at the doj today, and found it had been disconnected! then i called information for washington dc, got another number for doj, and when i called that no-one answered!

so, what gives at doj? does anyone out there have a valid number for doj, or specifically eric holders office?

please publish here if so!