|U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell|
Here is a sample of what they were asking:
I am calling to request ask the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold hearings on the growing number of civil rights abuses occurring at the reservation of the Nooksack Tribe.
The number of civil and human rights violations at Nooksack has reached epidemic proportions. One third of the tribe have been stripped or denied the basic due process and equal protection rights provided for in the United States Constitution, the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 (“ICRA”), and tribal laws. This is happening even though the current council is NOT recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Considering the current situation and an environment which rewards the villain and punishes the victim, I ask you, “How do you plan to address this problem?”
I believe that hearings on the current civil rights situation in Indian Country are not only warranted, they are long overdue. Your Trust Responsibility is to ALL Native Americans, not just to corrupt Chairmen and their Councils.