Tuesday, August 14, 2012

To All Tribal Nations: STAND UP Against Corrupt Tribes That are Destroying Native Americans From Within

Do Tribes that Practice Apartheid and Disenrollment Taint Other Tribes with The Civil Rights Abusing Brush?

We at Original Pechanga’s Blog (http://originalpechanga.com)  have been highlighting the despicable actions of tribes, primarily in California, that have harmed their own people, using sovereignty as club to beat the weak and helpless.  

  • Apartheid and Segregation (Pechanga)
  • Elder Abuse/Disrespecting our Ancestors (Enterprise, Pechanga, Pala, San Pasqual)
  • Loss of Voting Rights (Chukchansi, Pechanga, Pala) Theft of Per Capita (Pala, Pechanga, Redding)
  • Destruction of Heritage
  • Disenrollment of large voting blocs against factual evidence that ties families to tribes (Redding)
  • Banishment for exercising free speech
  • Tribal Constitutional Violations by corrupt tribal Councils (Pechanga)


Sitting on the sidelines, with your heads in the sand while tribes abuse their own people gives tacit approval of their actions.    Why is it that only SOME tribes disenroll en masse?   Greed for power and money, of course.    But what makes other sovereign nations not stand up against the outrages perpetrated by tribes?  Is it because they are native?    Or is YOUR tribe afraid to make a stand?

Robert Smith said on a KCBS report that he didn’t have to show proof because Pala was a sovereign nation.   That’s an example of McCarthyite tactics.

Sheryl Lightfoot wrote in her column “Reconciling Moral Outrage with Self Determination”:

In order to be sovereign nations, we must act like sovereign nations. But that does not mean that in order to support self-determination in principle, we need to agree with every decision of other sovereign nations.

She offered some guidance on exercising your outrage: 

Another tactic which can be employed by other indigenous nations or the private citizens of other nations is the art of moral persuasion, or, ”moral suasion,” as it has also been termed.  This involves a campaign of exposure and embarrassment.    This tactic has most often been employed in international human rights campaigns, with the purpose being to expose the immoral government action in the media and open up international discussion in order to embarrass the target government into changing its policy to better conform to international norms. This was done in the early days of the campaign against apartheid in South Africa

We have options available to us that allow us to register our moral protest at another state’s actions which will, at the same time, help us act more like the self-determining sovereign nations that we are

YOUR Tribe can stand up for those THOUSANDS of Native Americans that have been harmed by their tribe.   Come out against the policy of extermination used by Pechanga, Pala, Chukchansi.  

Turn your back on them at the next conferences, come out publicly in the press.
Don’t get tainted with the stink of corruption.


Anonymous said...

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

That's what some of these tribal "leaders" are doing. Watching as their fellow Native Americans are destroyed by the likes of Robert Smith and Mark Macarro.

Anonymous said...

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

Justiceforpaladisenrolled said...

Maybe we should start sending letters to other tribes about what is going on and ask them to stand up for us. Obviously we would not send to those that are just as corrupt as pechanga and Pala but there are tribes out there that do not wrong their own people.

pala.rez.bird said...

If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by September 15, 2012, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

You can view and sign the petition here:


Here's some more information about this petition:

Enforce the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. Protect citizens in Indian Country and hold tribal officials accountable.

Stop civil rights violations in Indian Country. Indian tribes have violated, and continue to violate the civil rights of their citizens. Indians have been denied the basic due process, equal protection, and other rights provided to any other citizen of the United States. Convene an oversight hearing regarding the enforcement of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 ICRA. Congress failed to include an effective enforcement mechanism within the ICRA that would hold tribal officials accountable for committing the prohibited acts. Tribal officials abuse the doctrine of sovereign immunity to escape prosecution for violating laws intended to protect the victims of their actions. Hold tribal officials accountable for committing the prohibited acts. Enforce the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968.

Anonymous said...

My Brotthers & Sisters We Are a Divided Tribe in SAN PASQUAL Our TRibAl Chairman IS not from our SAN PASQUAL BLOOD. HiS Blood Line Is Miwok & White..We Found great Evidence..that Hes a Thief`a LIAR...And his Real name is not Allen Lawson for more Info..and Native Info~

smokeybear said...


Yours is the first encounter with a "Corrupt and Criminal Tribal" leader that "Refuses" to accept a legal election result in which he loses, and the "Government(Indian Affairs) refuses to act "Responsibly" and stop all this "Foolishness." So, in essence, this will happen again in other "Tribes" that realize that they can get away with similar actions because no on stopped "Lewis!" This is "Dangerous Ground" being exibited without "Intervention." If "Lewis" is left to his own devises, the "Distruction" of the "Chuckcansi Nation" is "Eminant!" I really can't understand why the B.I.A won't step in, knowing full well this could be a "Stone rolling down a hill and the "Momentum" will be "Unstoppable" if not acted upon. This can not be "Understated," for all of "Indian Country" is watching to see how this will be handled. If "Lewis" isn't stopped "NOW," the "Erosion" of "Indian Country" is at hand. "Mark My Words!"...Eagle Eyes."

This is a repost to Nicky, for the war torn Chukchansi Indian Nation still fighting for "Justice"
from the "Corrupt and Criminal Lewis Cartel." You can not give up, and I know you haven't, but you need to get that S.O.B.!....
Eagle Eyes."

Unknown said...

According to Yurok Customary Law, traditional house sites, village sites and land use rights are inherited through families. This is well known among Yurok people, especially the Yurok Cultural Department, yet the authority of the Tribal Government is being used to deprive members by granting “Land Assignments” to people in areas where they do not have traditional inheritance, on ancestral lands of tribal families without the consent of the families.
This is a violation of the Yurok Constitution and the Oath of Office, which requires government officials to “uphold and defend…the Traditions of the Yurok Tribe”[Article VIII],and the Yurok Bill of Rights states that “the Tribe shall not take any action that would abridge any tribal religious or traditional practices.” [Yurok Constitution Article IX]
The Yurok Land Trust basically includes all lands on the Yurok Reservation that are not documented as allotments or as private fee land held by non-Yuroks. Ownership of the land still belongs to the Yurok People because the United States never made a treaty with the Yuroks to acquire the rights to their lands. The Indian Non-Intercourse Act of 1834, 25 U.S.C. § 177, states “[N]o purchase, grant, lease, or other conveyance of land, or of any title or claim thereto, from any Indian nation or tribe of Indians, shall be of any validity in law or equity, unless the same be made by treaty or convention entered into pursuant the constitution.”
The Yurok Tribal Council, representing the BIA, the Trustees, in Land Trust matters, and representing the Tribal Members, who are the Beneficiary owners of the Trust, has an obligation to serve the interests of the Tribal Members in all actions relating to management of the Yurok Land Trust. The Tribal Council cannot, as managers of trust lands, make actions to serve their own interests or preferences at the expense of their responsibilities and fiduciary duties owed to the Tribal Members. Among these responsibilities are, most importantly, to “further the objectives of the Yurok Tribe as reflected in the Preamble of this [Yurok] Constitution”- [Yurok Constitution § 5(a)]. Objective 4 of the Preamble states that the Yurok Tribe will “Preserve and promote our culture, language, and religious beliefs and practices and pass them on to our children and grandchildren … forever.”This is what my people have agreed to empower our elected representatives to do for us and this is what we are fighting to protect.