I've had some discussion lately with prominent Native Americans who disagree with what they perceive as my negative actions towards tribes. Ya THINK? I recently posted on my inductees to the Native American Hall of Shame one of the inductees was NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, who has not addressed the scourge of disenrollment.
Here's a message I got back from the moderator of a prominent Native American group on Google+
Please stop all of the negative speech +O Pechanga Brian Claddosby (sp?) works his tail off for the good of Indian people.
Here was MY response.
Thank you, V, for speaking on Brian's behalf. I am working my tail off for the good of Indian people too.
I'm POSITIVE that I am doing the right thing, as I'm speaking for the thousands of Native Americans that have been harmed by negative speech, including baseless claims against their ancestors.
As I asked Congress staffers of my own two Senator's, if YOU won't look out for us, who will?
I am shining a spotlight on the corruption of some tribes and organizations who are using sovereignty as a club, to beat the weak and helpless, including elders and children.
NCAI and Brian Cladoosby won't help, even in the smallest amount, which would include speaking out against the tribal leaders who are harming ..ACTUALLY harming Native Americans, rather than using a nickname they don't like (that is a racist one).
Native American Rights Fund won't do "Indian vs. Indian" and have on their board, a tribal chairman that runs an apartheid reservation, who overturned the will of the people by refusing to follow the law and customs.
I came here because you have a council of 5,000 who can be informed of what is happening, so that it may NOT BE SAID, "I didn't know". Instead of shutting me up, I'd prefer that you argue the points and share my posts so that there can be a learning, an enlightening.
PLEASE, V, help us. I'm not asking that you agree that violations of human and civil rights are wrong, that elder abuse is wrong, that theft of property is wrong, but I AM asking that you allow the freedom of speech to discuss it.
DIRTY LAUNDRY needs to be aired. We can't be silent and HOPE the issue fades. We must be active, as that is the only way to combat the deep pockets and political friendships that tribal money creates. What do YOU THINK? If Negative ads weren't effective, politicians wouldn't use them. If we don't show the negatives, would anyone know there's a problem?