Thursday, March 6, 2014

Secretary Washburn, YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS on Disenrollment PART IV

More thinking outside the box that Secretary Washburn of the Bureau of Indian Affairs MAY NOT HAVE thought of, or his blinders may have kept him from SEEING.   WHAT CAN BE DONE?  We wrote this a couple of years ago, but it still applies.

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

We at Original Pechanga’s Blog  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, Nooksack, San Pasqual)
  • Loss of Voting Rights (Chukchansi, Pechanga, Pala)  
  • Theft of Per Capita (Pala, Pechanga, Redding, United Auburn, )
  • Destruction of Heritage (EVERY FREAKING TRIBE that has terminated members
  • Disenrollment of large voting blocs against factual evidence that ties families to tribes (Redding Pechagna (who hired their OWN expert)
  • 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 ( I have here in my hand...).

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.

Learn More on Disenrollment, Ethnic Cleansing in Indian Gaming Country at these Links:
Gaming Revenue Blamed for Disenrollment
disenrollment is paper Genocide
CA Tribal Cleansing
Tribal terrorism
TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Banishment
Nooksack Disenrollment


Anonymous said...

Instead of supporting every Indian in the Indian way, some may come here and post that it's ok what some Indians are experiencing and we should stick our heads in the sand and ignore it. That is not the Indian way, but everyone can do whatever we want to do. Ignore or support whatever your heart tells you to do. If treating Other Indians like this poster has shown some are being treated and your ok with that, stay away. If it's not OK and you wouldn't want to be treated this way, come help out.

Anonymous said...

I hear that down in Pala that Robert Smiths daughters are real haters.They think that every thing
that their so called father is doing is ok.And his wife a, she is just as greedy as her husband.I
can hardly wait for day when they are in the same spot where the so
called dis-enrolled are.They say that they don't need any of us, but there will come a time,(SOON)
that they will be wishing otherwise.
Same goes for that Nieto family, they will also be begging for the people to forgive them.Espically when they are told to leave the Reservation and never return.
When Robert Smith dies,he won't get buired in the Tribal Cemetary.
He does not belong in the final resting land of our people.Maybe Valley Center will take him, or just dump his ass in the nearest landfill.

Anonymous said...

Poll the Universities with a Native Studies program and see if they agree that they should assist Native Americans going through disenrollment, or if they think they should just "stay out of it." If those universities have a law school, should those law schools have an obligation to assist Native Americans going through disenrollment?

Many universities, Harvard and the University of Arizona, to name two, have an economic development program to help Tribes in their economic development efforts, but will they help Native Americans fight disenrollment?

Expose the hypocrisy of those universities that, on the one hand, believe they should be neutral on enrollment, but that they should offer their involvement and expertise when it comes to economic development.

Anonymous said...

They teach disenrollment in law school. That is where Sarah Dutschke, lawyer for Pala, learned how to destroy Indians for profit. I think they just prepare students for this in universities, and it takes the law schools to fine tune their cruelty.

Luiseno said...

They would not let us have legal representation (Pechanga would not allow it). They wouldn't allow us to confront our accusers, nor would they allow us to question why some of our accusers were sitting in judgment of us.