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Friday, May 25, 2012

We have a letter below, which you can copy and send to your congressperson.   Ask your neighbors and friends if you can send on in their name.   We have sent a lot of communications out this week and we need more to draw their attention.




Honorable Congressperson


I’m writing to you on my outrage of how congress has supported the tyranny and oppression these corrupt Indian gaming tribes have been committing on Native Americans.

The Illegal disenrollments are outside the tribe’s constitution and bylaws. They’ve happened over and over again under the blanket of sovereignty. It gives the blessing of congress by not acting on these crimes.

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs Delegation of Authority Regarding Tribal Enactments Section 18 needs to be enforced by congress.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Delegation of Authority Regarding Tribal Enactments Section 18 Paragraph (3) states Tribal enactments disenrolling persons found not to meet the established enrollment criteria. The Commissioner’s approval of such action shall be subject to appeal to the Secretary of the Interior.

Paragraph (4) The Commissioner shall forward to the Secretary, with a recommendation, ordinances, resolution, or contracts which, in the opinion of the Commissioner are: Inconsistent with an act of Congress or with a treaty or with tribal constitution or charter under which the ordinance, resolution, or contract was adopted, enacted, or negotiated; or should be disapproved or rescinded for any other reason.

Paragraph (5) notwithstanding the provision of section 25 of this order, the Commissioner shall not redelegate the authority granted in this paragraph to any officer or employee who pursuant to a tribal constitution or charter passes upon ordinance, resolution, or contracts

This does not encroach on sovereignty because it does not change any tribal law, constitution or bylaws the tribe has in place. Nor can it be dismissed as a “just a membership issue”. What it does is protect tribal members from tyrants that under sovereignty steal and embezzle money and oppress its people disregarding tribal constitutions and by laws for their own personal gain of money and power with no checks and balances to hold them accountable. Using sovereignty as a club to beat the weak and helpless should not be acceptable under any circumstances.

The Commissioner of Indian Affairs Delegation of Authority Regarding Tribal Enactments need to be enforced with the provision that if the plaintive proves they meet the established enrollment criteria the tribe has to retro any and all benefits that the tribe wrongfully denied them while they were wrongfully disenrolled. If the tribe refuses to abide by the ruling congress will restore the disenrolled to full federal native status. This will include full health, education and any other benefits that the tribe gets. Federal funding will be cut off until an agreement can be met between the disenrolled the tribe and the dept of interior.   Please have your staff look into http://originalpechanga.com/ for more information on disenrollment.


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

it also needs to be put on face book to get to more people.

Anonymous said...

Yes, everybody copy it to our facebook pages.

Anonymous said...

When is somebody in authority going to do something about this? Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

They will do something when WE do something. We have to keep the pressure on them.

Otherwise, they'll think we just don't care enough to stay on them..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It was brought up there are two sides of this. Well it can be settled very easily for the integrality of Pechanga’s council. There is a federal statue set by congress for the B.I.A. on disenrollment disputes and it is ruled by the tribes own constitution and bylaws. How does the Pechanga lose integrity by letting the Bureau of Indian Affairs arbitrate this issue? Well Mark if like you stated the disenrollment was for the integrity of the tribal government , culture and history and not money or political power then settle this once and for all for everyone to see the Hunters were disenrolled for the right rezones and no for greed
Commissioner of Indian Affairs Delegation of Authority Regarding Tribal Enactments Section 18 Paragraph (3) states Tribal enactments disenrolling persons found not to meet the established enrollment criteria. The Commissioner’s approval of such action shall be subject to appeal to the Secretary of the Interior.
Paragraph (4) The Commissioner shall forward to the Secretary, with a recommendation, ordinances, resolution, or contracts which, in the opinion of the Commissioner are: Inconsistent with an act of Congress or with a treaty or with tribal constitution or charter under which the ordinance, resolution, or contract was adopted, enacted, or negotiated; or should be disapproved or rescinded for any other reason.
Paragraph (5) Notwithstanding the provision of section 25 of this order, the Commissioner shall not redelegate the authority granted in this paragraph to any officer or employee who pursuant to a tribal constitution or charter passes upon ordinance, resolution, or contracts.
Well Mark the United States the media are waiting to see how much integrity Pechanga’s Government has.

Anonymous said...

Dont forget about Allen Lawson. Hes still has some explaining to do for San Pasqual.

Anonymous said...

Do the San Pasqual people have a website?

stand your ground said...

EVERYBODY, IF YOU SEND THIS LETTER AS IS, CONGRESS WON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT.
We need to put the names of the offending tribes at the top,
Pechanga, Pala, etc. whichever tribe you belong to.
That's what I am going to do.