Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eric Holder Hospitalized. Attorney General said to be Recovering.

Word is that Attorney General Eric Holder has been hospitalized for faintness. We wish him a speed recovery, so he can get to the business at hand in Indian Country. We wrote this letter last year and sent in quite a few and we've heard NOTHING but crickets chirping...feel free to send another..

 The Honorable Eric Holder
United States Attorney General
Department of Justice Building
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington , DC 20530
FAX: (202) 616-9898

Dear Attorney General Holder:

I respectfully submit this letter urging the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to commence a full-scale investigation into the gross civil and human rights violations which have infected Indian Country.

Throughout Indian Country, tribal officials have taken actions which have denied and/or stripped thousands of individual Indians of their rights and privileges as tribal members and denied them access to federal benefits and programs in the areas of housing, education, health, voting and public works assistance.  Pechanga, Pala, Redding, Snoqualmie, Nooksack, Chukchansi, Enterprise, San Pascual are just a few who have terminated the rights of their people.

In some instances, the illegal actions occurred decades ago, however, there has been a marked increase since Indian Gaming has evolved into a multi-billion dollar business. Tribal leaders justify their right to systematically deny and/or strip basic rights and privilegesfrom their citizens under the guise of tribal sovereignty.   The time is right for your department to use it's full force on the corruption that has spread throughout Indian Country.

Tribal leaders have routinely committed acts to deny Indian individuals due process; equal protection of tribal, state, and federal laws; property interest rights; and voting rights. Theses actions have been carried out in gross violation of tribal and federal laws, such as the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, which were specifically enacted to guarantee and protect the rights of the individual Indian.

Using sovereignty as a club to beat the weak and render them helpless is abhorrent.The federal government can no longer allow the offending tribes and tribal officials to claim that this is a sovereignty issue that rests solely within the domain of tribal courts and tribal law. Few Tribes actually have tribal courts.And, in most cases, the tribal government officials responsiblefor the violations of law are the very same people who pass judgment as to whether or not lawshave been violated - they are the judge, jury and alleged criminal all rolled into one
The United States has a trust responsibility to the thousands of individual Indians whose basic rights have been infringed upon. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that their trust responsibility extends only to the tribal government and government officials and not to the thousands of individual Indian victims. Therefore, I believe that the DOJ has the legal and moral responsibility
to investigate and prosecute such violations of basic rights.

I urge you to direct the DOJ Civil Rights Division to initiate an investigation into the growing number of human and civil rights violations described above. In addition, I hope that any investigation would not be short-circuited by those who would claim tribal sovereignty as a justification for inaction.

Nor should justice be denied as a result of political wrangling by politicians fighting to protect their tribal “clients” who funnel millions of dollars into their campaign coffers.


Anonymous said...

I'm not to surprized by this info.
because no matter how fit and trim Holder is he can't stop"KARMA".
Thats what you get, Mr. Holder for
turning a blind eye to the corrupt
leaders that are killing off true
Native American Indians. You have choosen to turn a blind eye at all the request that you have received to have the DOJ get involved and stop this war that is
hurting innocent people.So maybe this will open your eyes and your Heart, so that you can see and feel wkat the Native people are going through.

Anonymous said...

Karma is a word from the philosophy of many Indian religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism).

Just enforce Federally protected rights. (constitutional rights)

An upright man, has nothing to fear or get sick over if he's doing his job.

Anonymous said...

The biggest genocide in human history didn't occur in Nazi Germany, but on American soil.
100 Million Native Americans were Slaughtered and lost their homeland.

Now we have similar actions happening within some bands and tribes. Then internal anger comes and brings other actions and reactions.
Some people in the bands do not agree with the actions taken against others but are afraid it may come toward them.

At Pechanga KARMA will pay it forward. Pedophile or drug people justified lies and others agreeing with them to keep things controllable will bring KARMA. Now and in the future.

Is corrupt actions to remove votes that are unmanageable the Indian way?

Anonymous said...

Actions speak louder than words,.