Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rep. Luis Alejo, ANTI John Wayne Day, HONORED Civil Rights Violators and ACCEPTED Donations from APARTHEID Practitioners

You may have heard that a benign CA congressional move to honor John Wayne has been thwarted by Democrats.

The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society.

“He had disturbing views towards race,” objected Assemblyman LUIS ALEJO, D-Watsonville, who settled an illegal, campaign coordinating issue (over $20,000 worth) leading off a 20-minute debate.

YES, that Luis, you 'member, HIS RESOLUTION honored Mark Macarro, an APARTHEID reservation Chairman , who lied to Congress, stripped 25% of the tribe of their citizenship and where lifelong residents of the Temecula Indian reservation can use, the pool, the drinking fountains and the bathrooms without escort. Read about Pechanga Apartheid    Is it because his wife is a Hillary Clinton supporter/adviser?

The Democrat blowhard Alejo, ALSO honored Nancy Ayala/a>, hall of SHAME member and former leader of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians which exterminated 60% of their citizens.

You may agree that  John Wayne is racist, although married to Latinas, even his HEADSTONE's epitaph is in Spanish.  But it this is such a bad thing, WHY do Democrats honor a President like FDR, who placed THOUSANDS of our citizens in PRISON camps for being descended from Japanese?

Look  INWARD DEMOCRATS.   LUIS has taken $12,000 fromAPARTHEID practicing tribe Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians  

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ELEM Indian Colony Attorney ANTHONY COHEN: Disenrollments Are OUT for Me; Tribe Determined to Disenroll

Finally, a tribal attorney seems to have had enough of the stench of tribal disenrollment.   Elem Indian Colony, the subject of recent protest for it's unethical practices, will have to find another  attorney.

 With disenrollment-related events now happening at Elem Indian Colony, a Lake County tribe that has been my client for many years, and the public accusations that I am a supporter or collaborator in those disenrollments, I have determined I need to do two things:  1) Clarify what my role has been at Elem; and 2) step away from all further work for Elem unless/until the Tribe heals itself.

Good start, Mr. Cohen

 I was asked over a year ago to review a draft disenrollment ordinance that was, ironically, proposed by one of the people now on the disenrollment list.  I refused, and strongly advised against disenrollment as a punishment, no matter what the alleged offenses were.  The draft ordinance lacked due process provisions and was inconsistent with the Indian Civil Rights Act, the only federal law that protects tribal members from their tribal governments. 

Most ordinances are written so that their IS little due process.

When a tribe adopts the Indian Civil Rights Act into its own constitution (as, for example Dry Creek has), I believe that actions of its elected officials that violate the ICRA are outside the scope of their tribal authority and they are therefore not protected by the tribe’s sovereign immunity. They can therefore be sued in state court under PL-280. The suit would ask the court to rule that they are speaking only as individuals, not for the tribe, to enjoin them from claiming to be speaking for the tribe, and to find them liable for defamation for claiming members have been disenrolled. This could be the way to get around Santa Clara Pueblo v Martinez, which said the ICRA is a nice principle but otherwise worthless

Courts have been reluctant to do the right thing, legally speaking as they choose to accept Santa Clara Pueblo interpretation that is misguided.  

ANOTHER MURDER at Robert Smith's PALA Reservation. Is it SAFE?

A shooting at the Pala Indian Reservation in the North County left a 56-year-old man dead, authorities said Monday.  A previous murder happened in March.  This begs the question, IS PALA SAFE?
San Diego County Sheriff's deputies from the Valley Center substation were called to the 11900 block of Ortega Road in a residential area of the reservation shortly after midnight, Sheriff Homicide Sgt. Todd Norton said.
The victim was found shot numerous times as he sat in a vehicle, according to Norton. Paramedics responded and attempted to save the man's life, but he died at the scene, Norton said.
The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene and will release the man's name after his family is notified. No suspect
information was released. 

Young Nooksack Member Speaks Out on Disenrollment; Savanah's Lament

We encourage our young to speak out when they see the injustices happening in their tribes, this is about tribal disenrollment and the Nooksack tribal council who are failing to follow the tribe's constitution by holding on to their seats after their terms have ended.

From 19 year old Savanah LaClair of the Nooksack Tribe

I've kept quiet about a certain problem that's happening in the Nooksack community for too long.

It's time that I start speaking up for my siblings. My mother is Erica LaClair. She has 5 children. 3 of her children are being threatened to be disenrolled from THEIR OWN tribe.

My siblings and  I are not enrolled in any other tribe. We only belong to the Nooksack tribe. Except my mother's oldest child . She disenrolled herself because she's so ashamed of what the Nooksack tribe is doing.

THE BIA: Shameful Treatment of Native Americans And They Couldn't Care LESS. If You Die,If You're Disenrolled, SO WHAT?

It's shameful how the BIA is either corrupt, complicit, or unnecessary.  If they aren't protecting Natives from the corruption of tribal councils and leaders, then they are part of the problem, as we've seen in the San Pasqual Matter, or more correctly, multiple San Pasqual matters, which may require recusal

Attorney Donald Daines wrote:

The US BIA only violates Sovereignty when it is in their best interest. That’s why the BIA is known as the Bureau of Indian Annihilation. Once the BIA inserts the people its wants in power over the Tribal Nation, then when the People object and want their real leaders, the BIA says it cannot interfere because the dispute (which the BIA created in the first place) is an ‘internal’ problem which Tribal sovereignty prevents the BIA from interfering with.  

Sovereignty is the catch all excuse for BIA inaction when they don't want to correct or prevent wrongdoing.

Yesterday, we wrote about the disenrollment at Grand Ronde.  We published this in 2012:

Monday, April 25, 2016

The REAL Purposes of Tribal Disenrollment and Terminating Citizenship

Bryan Galt, friend of ours from One Little Indian Reports, has such a good comment from a post near to the beginning of my blog, in 2007.  It still applies, so I'm bringing it forward for easier viewing . I've added my 2 cents worth.

Bryan Galt said...
The real purposes of terminating memberships are two-fold:

1. Removal of potential distribution competition: Each member of a gaming Tribe is usually entitled to an equal share of the Casino profits.

In the case of Chukchansi Gold, the casino has been averaging $4 million per month in payments to the Tribe over the past 18 months (as reported to me by a former Tribal Council member).

Friday, April 22, 2016

UPDATE: Tribe confirms JUDGES OUSTER FIRED! Nooksack Tribe SACK Tribal Judge Who Ruled Against THEM: WHO NEEDS CIVIL RIGHTS?

As we reported 3 weeks ago, Nooksack Tribal Idiots  Council confirms firing of judge who ruled against them.
Alexander responded to questions from The Bellingham Herald with a memo, noting she normally refrains from speaking to the media but needed to respond to Kelly’s accusations to “set the record straight.”

In response to Kelly’s reference to advocacy, Alexander wrote, “I have no idea what he is talking about.”

“I am not part of, nor have I ever been part of, in his words, ‘some movement towards changing tribal courts in a certain direction,’” Alexander wrote. “Mr. Kelly says, ‘I don’t claim to understand what it was but that’s what I was told.’ I would surely like to know: Told by whom? And where did that person get the information? The allegation is complete nonsense.”

Word is coming from the Nooksack people that tribal court judge Susan Alexander, who recently ruled against the tribe in their corrupt effort to skirt tribal law against the NOOKSACK 306.

New Nooksack Court may take

Other tribes will hide their heads in the sand and while chanting "SOVEREIGNTY".  But this is abuse of civil rights of the highest magnitude.  This tribe should be SHUNNED. 

Here was the Nooksack Announcement on Alexander hiring

Judge Susan Alexander will be presiding over theTribal Court starting June 1st. We are excited to have her and she came highly recommended by JudgeMontoya-Lewis, who was asked to take a seat at the Whatcom County Superior Court.

SO WHAT HAPPENED? The tribe got LESS EXCITED as they found Judge Alexander followed the LAW and was HONEST?

Great work by the BIA and the Senate/House committees on their oversight responsibilities.



Each of us has two Senators for our state.  Keeping them informed about the issues in Indian Country, including the human and civil rights violations is OUR responsibility.   Each letter, email, fax you send to them, means they can't say "we didn't know".  We know the real answer is in many cases "we don't care".   Nonetheless, we should be doing our part.      Here's a letter that Emilio Reyes put together.    SEND IT OUT, or modify it to fit your need ....

Dear Senators of the United States,

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Harriet Tubman a Perfect Choice to Replace Andrew "Long Knife" Jackson, Indian Killer

When the news broke that Harriet Tubman was the choice to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, I was more than satisfied that this was a good choice, after all, we were taught about the Underground Railroad she headed. It was worth, what? a page in our history books?  But LOOK deeper and we should be asking, "What took us so long?"

Harriet Tubman was a hero.  She saved LIVES, she helped the Union Army, even "leading" an attack.   Why was our schooling so shallow?   We know why..she was black, can't have any black American heroes right?

I invite my readers to take a look at the Charles P Wood Manuscripts detailing her work for all of us.

Corrupt Tribal Birds of a Feather Stick Together: Chukchansi and Pala Together Again

Two tribes, that are egregiously harming Native Americans are once again on the same team.  Pala , whose porcine chairman Robert Smith runs roughshod over the tribe, ignoring it's own constitution, has welcomed the brutal regime of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, who have eliminated over 50% of their tribe, harmed elders, have millions unaccounted for.  They should rename themselves, the OUTSIDERS

The California Tribal Business Alliance is up to two members.

The organization at times has exerted significant political power in the state. But its membership waned in recent years and the group was down to just one tribe: the Pala Band of LuiseƱo Indians.

The Pala Band is no longer alone anymore. The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians rejoined the organization after a seven-year absence.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Paulina Hunter's Disenrollment from PECHANGA: When ACCUSERS Are ALSO, Judge and Jury

Written in the comments section from our cousin, who comments by the nickname: Luiseno on our elder Paulina Hunter Disenrollment

What happens when people who are your accusers, people that have always hated your family, become not only your accusers, but are also your judge and jury?

It is a fact that our ancestor Paulina Hunter was an Indian that lived in the original Temecula Indian village. She was also recognized by members of that tribe as a member via witnessed and certified documents of that period. She was evicted along with the rest of the tribe from that village and moved to the area known as Pechanga to live with them. One of the most revered and respected members of the Tribe most recently wrote before his death in a signed and witnessed document stating that he knew her personally as a member of the tribe. Members who were alive at the time of the creation of the reservation said they knew her personally as a member of the Tribe, they also gave signed witnessed documents stating that they knew her as a member of the tribe. Tribal elders also gave signed and witnessed statements during our hearing that they have always recognized the Hunters as members of the tribe.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Video on Civil and Human Rights Violations in Indian Country: BY CORRUPT TRIBES

The story of how many tribes have sent tribal members back into poverty and on the state rolls for health care by terminating them from tribes. Tribes promised that tribal gaming would help ALL Indians in California. That is certainly not true. Many tribes now have LESS members than they did before tribal gaming

Please share this video on your Facebook and MySpace pages so that more can learn what is happening in Indian Country. President Obama can meet with leaders of tribes, but the United States' Trust responsibility doesn't stop at the CHIEF LEVEL.

Please visit these sites to learn more:

Karma: Hopland Tribal Chair OUSTED When New Council Members are Seated

KARMA: The cosmic principle according to which each person is rewarded or punished in 
one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.

It's being reported that KARMA has struck IYESHA MILLER, Tribal Chair of the Hopland Band, who recently worked to disenroll dozens of tribal members.

Reportedly, she has lost her tribal chairmanship when three new council members were seated after recent elections.  Also losing their position was Secretary Bernadette Mora.

Please Support The True Kumeyaay Benefit Show SUNDAY, APR 24 AT 5:00 PM, SAN DIEGO, CA

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT our TRUE San Pasqual Descendant Friends, Tell your Young People:

A fundraiser/raffle to support the legal defense in assisting the true San Pasqual Natives from being kept enrollment and denied their due process rights. The event is being held to benefit the increase cost of fighting for their case in a federal court. Please join us to help the true San Pasqual Natives have their voices heard.

Therefore, a 21+ fundraiser/raffle will be held in Downtown San Diego at Atomic Nightclub (762 Fifth Avenue, San Diego CA. 92101) from 5pm-10pm, with performances from live bands. Please join us to help the true San Pasqual Natives enroll back into their tribe and back onto their ancestral lands.

Raffle tickets for a trip to Cabo San Lucas for Two will be sold for $10 prior and at the event. Contact me for further information.

Please take a minute to read the history below and check out this link: BIA ADMITS to having documents in San Pasqual Applicants Case :


Imagine a life where your citizenship and identity; the only thing that your ancestors left behind for you, has been taken away. That is what has happened to the true San Pasqual Native Americans due to disenrollment by a corrupt tribal Government.

In the past, tribal disenrollment resulted when there were criminal offenses made by tribal members. Those tribal members were then kicked out of their tribe by the tribal government. Nonetheless, each case was infrequently permanent. Disenrollment is not a new thing, by any means, but it is happening more and more, typically within wealthy casino tribes. Although unlike the past, now disenrollment decisions are not being reversed. “Less people in the tribe, more money for remaining members.”

However, the San Pasqual Indians are in a very different position than most tribes today. There has been an enrollment dispute going on for decades. The bureau of Indian affairs has wrongfully enrolled non-San Pasqual Indians to the San Pasqual tribe, which is destroying and eroding the culture and tradition of this great tribe.

Arguably, the San Pasqual Band of (Kumeyaay) mission Indians are the most important Indian tribe in California history. Without the assistance of the San Pasqual Indians throughout the Mexican and Indian war, General Kearny would, most likely, have lost the battle of San Pasqual; and what is the U.S State of California today, would have remained a Mexican territory.

In the late 1870's, a white man from Ohio by the name of Calvin Washburn set fire to the San Pasqual village and patented the land himself. He later sold the land to a man named Bevington, who had the San Pasqual legally ejected from their ancestral lands.

Although the true Kumeyaay lived in and around their land for years, it wasn't until 1910 that the government set aside land for them that was barren, rocky, and had no water. However, the San Pasqual had been successful farmers and saw that they could not cultivate on this land.

Therefore, the San Pasqual refused to settle on the land. Being that the land in the area was still subject to squatters; the Bureau hired a descendant of another white pioneer from Ohio to act as a caretaker of the land on behalf of the San Pasqual. The caretaker’s name was Frank Trask. Frank Trask was married to a half-blood Native American from the Mesa Grande Diegueno tribe. They moved on to the San Pasqual land in 1910.

In 1920, after Frank Trask died, his widow and his 2 daughters moved off of the land. However, throughout the 1920's, every year the census was taken, they were listed on the census with a notation about their being relocated from Mesa Grande. In time, they were simply listed but without a notation that they were from a different tribe.

In 1955, the California Senate learned that the Trask descendants would not ALLOW the true San Pasqual Indians on to their own land. In fact, the Trask sisters actively prevented them from moving back. The Bureau stepped in and the San Pasqual Indians were finally allowed to move on to their own land. But while the true San Pasqual Indians were allowed to move back on to their reservation, the Trasks remained on the land as well.

So, with that background…Eventually, the Bureau lost sight of the fact that the Trasks are descendants of Mesa Grande Digueno's. Against the wishes of the San Pasqual, the Trasks were enrolled in the tribe as San Pasqual Indians. The Trasks have gerrymandered the entire system within the tribal government and have actively sought to keep the true San Pasqual Kumeyaay out of their own tribe. While many of the true San Pasqual are ALLOWED to live on their own reservation, they have no rights and live under the threat of banishment.

The importance of the San Pasqual Indians is to have the true San Pasqual descendants enrolled in to their own tribe, but most importantly, to have the tribe’s legacy live on for centuries to come.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NATIVE AMERICA CALLING: Disenrollment Show on April 6th Tune In, LINK TO SHOW ADDED

Good to hear that NAC will be doing a show on disenrollment.  Sad to hear that it's still an issue a couple of years after doing the show.  Great commentary by Chairman Greg Sarris of the Graton Rancheria and my friend Cathy Cory of Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.

 To Listen to the show, now available: go to this link:Native America Calling on DISENROLLMENT SHOW   Please tell your family and friends about this show and ask them to look in.  Show NAC that a LOT of natives care about this issue.

Nooksack 306 Protesting Disenrollment Action
by Bob Kelly led faction

Tribes have the power to determine their own membership. But with great power comes a great controversy in the form of disenrollment. A new group is speaking out against the practice of eliminating members. They say it is literally tearing tribes apart. One California tribe,

3 Days of Protest Against Disenrollment in UKIAH

Earlier today and for the next two days, members of the Elem Indian Colony Pomo Tribe will be protesting at the Ukiah Plaza alongside representatives from at least two other tribes in the area.

The group is challenging a cut in membership from the Clearlake Oaks tribe. Those involved in the protest say the Disenrollment/Paper Genocide
of tribe members is contrary to tribal law.

From the organizers:

Today's Stand against Dis-enrollment protest will be held in Ukiah today from 11:00-5:30 each day on April 6th, 7th, & 8th 2016. 

The Pomo Nations families have been targeted by these Zionist Attorneys Anthony Cohen, Lester Marston and David Rapport who specialize in the politically Disenrolling of Pomo people while the majority of their tribal clients are Tribal Governments from Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino Counties! 

Question your Council why they continue to hire these low down dirty blood sucking attorneys. Who will eventually dis-enroll them "

STAND with your Native Brethren against corrupt Tribal Councils.  

Friday, April 1, 2016

BOYCOTT Tribal Businesses: NOOKSACK a TARGET for Boycott (Letter Enclosed) Who is Next?

Earlier this week we posted about boycotting tribal businesses for those tribes that harm their own people.  This is something that Indian Country can easily do.

We've put a letter that can be used to BOYCOTT NOOKSACK'S tribal businesses, but can easily be altered for the abusing tribe of your choice, Pala, Pechanga, Chukchansi.

WHY send them a letter?  Because if you don't tell them WHY you won't go anymore, they will just think ...BUSINESS is down.   Let them know..there IS a's YOU and your friends are going anymore.

Nooksack Indian Tribe 
PO BOX 157 
Deming, WA 98244 
Fax: (360) 592-2125

Dear Nooksack Indian Tribe,
I am appalled at the stories I’ve been reading about in the Bellingham Herald and the Seattle Times in regards to the disenrollment of 306 Nooksack Tribal Members and the closure of the Nooksack River Casino that gave little regard to the employees that were a part of this community.

As a concerned citizen, I will not support a tribal nation that profits from the abuse of its people. After learning more about tribal disenrollment, paper genocide and the apartheid practiced on your reservation, I can’t in good conscience continue to spend my dollars at Northwood Casino in Lynden or at your market store in Deming.

Your tribe’s violations of human and civil rights are detestable and reminiscent of the actions of South Africa. I’ve been trying to fathom how a tribe could withhold school supplies, clothing, and Christmas distributions from the children, and top it off suspend luncheons, outings, and septic assistance to the elders and close a business with no notice to the employees and lack of assistance provided to them. This is unconscionable.

While I can support sovereignty, I can’t believe sovereignty was designed to help protect a nation of abusers. I will also be writing to Senator Maria Cantwell asking that they look into enforcing the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 for these violations.

Until you end this travesty and drop this modern-day holocaust, I will be taking my business to the Silver Reef Casino. I refuse to support your actions and will actively work to get more of my friends and family to do the same as well.

The ancestors are watching. Restore honor and dignity to your tribe!