Interesting post from a FB page of a recently disenrolled HOPLAND POMO woman, on evidence presented, and how corrupt tribal politicians (not much of a leader) only use what they want to use.
It strikes a chord with me and my family, because in our disenrollment, the enrollment committee didn't use the expert's evidence they paid for, instead using some vague hearsay from ..dead people.
Here's the post:
Data and records were submitted with our disenrollment appeals letters proving our lineage to the tribe dating back to the 1800's. According to our appeals Letters from the interim secretary of the tribe, we were, in writing, assured that whatever evidence we submitted would be shared with the general council.
Since we are not human enough according to Iyesha, we were ineligible to view their evidence against us all. They used a grievance letter from a deceased member as evidence that got twisted into Iyesha's proof that we aren't allegedly Hopland Indians. Also, that some of ONLY my family members used "generically" Pomo as our race, rather than Hopland Pomo (I'm pretty sure more than just my own family used that "generic" term) that means we aren't Hopland Pomo's.
Iyesha was heard saying on record, that just because you're on every census records, born on the Hopland reservation, AND that you are listed down in their iron clad hard to get distribution plan of 1961 land allotment...that does NOT mean you are racially a Hopland Indian.
Starting with the oral records of senior elders of the tribe, Alice Connor Elliott was an orphan from Yorkville and is listed on fewer documents than my family is listed on.
Using Iyesha Miller's "lead" I just now created an "Iyesha Miller court approved" document j. I can write shit down as bulletpoint powerpoint presentation
And call it proof.
We've only just been told unofficially that the tribal council did not release those records of our defense to the general council for inspection or during Iyesha's PowerPoint paint by numbers presentation in which she gave us no access.
Why would we think we would get access to PowerPoint OR evidence when we didn't even have access to water? They served breakfast and lunch to the general council but could not be bothered to give us access to water. But anyhoo.
181 voters but 199 votes? Mmhmm. Legit.
On audio recording, she allows voters to cast ballots without ever reviewing any evidence.
Tribal funds and vehicles used to bus their family in. Their white jesus only knows what else the tribe just spent money on for those votes.
In hindsight and food for thought for the next round of disenrollees of Hopland, don't trust Iyesha Miller's made up rules game. In one sentence alone, she twists shit up 3 fold like a riddle and no matter what, she will get what she wants because her bag of tricks are endless when she's got the purse strings of the tribe and armed flying monkeys- and sole access to all Hopland records and STILL couldn't provide proof!
Enrollment ordinance says clearly that the burden of proof is on the tribe. And according to Iyesha Miller aka Wanda, proof comes in a PowerPoint presentation that a 4 year old can create.
Cut another $7,500 check to Lester Marston for a job well done advising Iyesha Miller et al of this hard to find "proof".