Monday, October 30, 2017

Letter to Indian Affairs on NOOKSACK Election "Irregularities" And Dereliction of Duty by BIA

Dear Mr. Black,
I'm quite aware that you are very tired of hearing complaints about Nooksack Indian Tribe especially in regards to the upcoming election; however there are several concerns I and other members believe need to be addressed. We have been informed that B.I.A. was in the vicinity when the ballots were mailed out; however I do not believe that you are aware of the fact that many voting members did not receive ballots. Below is a list of reasons identified so far:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Story of Disenrolled Longtime Members of Wilton Rancheria: ELK GROVE BLUE

Proud to be able to publish the beginnings of the story of the Wilton Rancheria Disenrolled and the BLUE family.  This story is repeated many times in Indian Country, yet very little help is available.

This will be in multiple parts, so please, share and look for the installments.

Elk Grove Blue – The Story of Disenrolled Longtime Members of Wilton Rancheria 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Picayune Rancheria Make Changes to Council, HEADS ROLL

I'm told it was a pretty eventful night at Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians' monthly tribal council meeting. 

After the seating of new council members Jennifer Ruiz, who is now the new PRCI tribal chair, Eugene Lewis vice chair, and Claudia Gonzales, this new mix of council voted to remove long time tribal council member and OPBlog's Hall of Shame member Morris Reid. Reid soundly lost the election in October, but in a rather suspect tribal council move was allowed to resign last week and then be reappointed for another year term replacing sanctioned council member Patrick Hammond 

The general council had spoken loudly and clearly with their vote that REID was not their choice. Hammond's removal is now on the new council's agenda for review....we shall see if this much needed transparency continues. Restoring the honor of this corrupt tribe is a long road.

WHO ELSE is on Chukchansi's chopping block?  An attorney perhaps?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017



* Northwood Casino to close
* River Casino to close
* The Clinic to lose its IHS funding
* The Tribe to lose its BIA funding
* The Tribal Council to lose its recognition
* The Tribal Court to lose its recognition
* The Tribal Police Department to lose its recognition
* A sitting judge to be FIRED for following the law
* EVICTIONS and excess legal fees to be spent

Is it time for change at Nooksack? Or, PAST time?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


A judge sees through this bullshit argument. St. Regis Mohawks should be called out for potentially weakening sovereignty...AND for getting suckered by the value ALLERGAN gave up...which reportedly..should be considerably higher:  READ the FULL STORY

"The court has serious concerns about the legitimacy of the tactic that Allergan and the Tribe have employed," Bryson writes. In his view, Allergan has paid the Tribe to "rent" its sovereign immunity at the US Patent Office.

Allergan, which does not enjoy sovereign immunity, has invoked the benefits of the patent system and has obtained valuable patent protection for its product, Restasis. But when faced with the possibility that the PTO would determine that those patents should not have been issued, Allergan has sought to prevent the PTO from reconsidering its original issuance decision. What Allergan seeks is the right to continue to enjoy the considerable benefits of the U.S. patent system without accepting the limits that Congress has placed on those benefits...

If that ploy succeeds, any patentee facing IPR proceedings would presumably be able to defeat those proceedings by employing the same artifice. In short, Allergan's tactic, if successful, could spell the end of the PTO’s IPR program, which was a central component of the America Invents Act of 2011.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Picayune Rancheria of Corrupt Chukchansi Indians FIGHTING HARD Against North Fork Rancheria Casino

We can't have ANOTHER tribe interfering with MARKET SHARE, no matter HOW many Native Americans are helped.  Since Chuckchansi harmed so many of THEIR OWN PEOPLE, who among them CARES about their brothers and sisters in another tribe.

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians sought to upend another California tribe’s plans to build a Las Vegas-style casino less than 30 miles from its own on Friday, warning a D.C. Circuit panel that the project would be disastrous to its bottom line.

The Picayune Rancheria, a federally recognized tribe in Madera County, California, said that the U.S. Department of the Interior ignored an earlier finding that the project would reduce the Picayune tribe's revenue by 19 percent when it approved an “off-reservation” gaming facility...

Monday, October 9, 2017

Some History of the GABRIELENO TONGVA People. Still Not Federally Recognized

The website about S. California and Los Angeles, LAist has a story up about the Gabrieleno Tongva people that might make one or two factions upset.  Until the groups come together....federal recognition will be elusive.

California was home to thousands of people before Spanish settlers arrived—around 350,000 across the whole state—and the Los Angeles Basin in particular was home to the GabrieliƱo-Tongva people. The movements of the Tongva peoples set the stage for what would eventually become Los Angeles. Their footpath through the Sepulveda Basin was the original 405 freeway. The L.A. State Historic Park was formerly a fertile basin within a mile of Yaanga, the Tongva people’s largest known village in the area.

Elem Indian Colony EVACUATED due to fast moving FIRE

Pray for the safety of our friends and relations in the north who are affected by fire...

With the fire headed toward the Elem Colony, evacuations were ordered there not long after dispatch as well as at nearby Orchard Shores. In Lake Village Estates, transformers were reported to be blowing

Our friend Michelle Hammock, Hopland disenrolled reports her parents home is destroyed..

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollment: Lawyer brings VICTORY for ONE Family the MAYS, LOSS for Another?

Interesting how things turn out.  ONE LAWYER, Two cases, same wording on standards, yet two different outcomes?

"Under the legal standards in effect on the date their membership was certified."  All the previous that were disenrolled should have theirs overturned as well under that language.



Please Native America...stand with this Republican Jewish CPA and REAL Estate broker as he explains what INDIAN COUNTRY NEEDS.....said NO ONE EVER.   The condescension is staggering

Saturday, October 7, 2017

BIA DIRECTOR's NIECE, WHO REPRESENTED PALA A DISENROLLING Tribe will Speak At California Indian Law Association Conference: SHAMEFUL

There will be a segment at the upcoming CALIFORNIA INDIAN LAW ASSOCIATION meeting on TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT.  The segment looks like it's shaping up to be a HOW TO Disenroll with 2 of 3 panelists on the ...PRO disenrollment side.

Tribal Disenrollment and Exclusions: A Discussion of Tribal Interests 
Moderator: Christina Snider, CILA Vice President
Eddie Crandell - Tribal Chairman, Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians The LONE panelist who brought HONOR back to Indian Country, by bringing his disenrolled people HOME..
Sara Dutschke Setshwaelo - Counsel, Dentons LLP
Frank Lawrence - The Law Office of Frank Lawrence (LOSER in Cosentino v. Pechanga, ALSO a disenrolling tribe)

We wrote about BIA DIRECTOR AMY DUTSCHKE'S niece Sara, who tried some threatening tactics while 'representing" the Pala Band of Mission Indians. Former tribal chairman of Pala King Freeman was concerned for his LIFE.

Other speakers include ANNA KIMBER, who represented the Jamul Indian Village who BEAT and evicted some of their people.  And Loretta TUELL, who was VERY upset that Osama bin Laden was given the codename GERONIMO, but silent on the abuses of 11,000 Native Americans.

October 13th at
Thunder Valley Casino Resort
1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, California 95648

NO WORD on whether SHOWERS will be provided to reduce the slime.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Indian Country Today, Owned by Civil Rights Abusing ONEIDA Nations, Donates Operation to Civil Rights Abuse Ignoring NCAI

Wonderful news!  Oh, wait.  Word is out that the Oneida Nation, which bulldozed the chairman's own family's homes (under his orders) will donate their assets of Indian Country TODAY to the National Congress of American Indians which studiously and repeatedly IGNORES the issue of tribal disenrollment.  

Can we even HOPE to see stories on the abuse of Indians....BY INDIANS?    Wonder if the new owners will report on the TAMMY MAHONEY investigation?

The defunct Indian Country Today Media Network will remain in Indian Country's hands thanks to the Oneida Nation.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Civil and Human Rights Abusing Chukchansi Tribe OPENS SOME...

Sierra Star News has the story of the Picayune Rancheria opening enrollment. All is NOT as it seems.

For the first time many in the tribe could remember, the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians announced it will allow open enrollment, mere days before its annual council election Saturday, Oct. 7.
In a statement put out on the tribe’s Facebook page Friday, application packages will begin to be sent to enrolled members Monday.
Disenrolled Chukchansi Cathy Cory has this comment on her Facebook:

Monday, October 2, 2017

PRAYERS UP for LAS VEGAS in Aftermatch of Mass Shooting

I can only hope that NONE of you were touched in any way by the Las Vegas Mass Murder...sadly, our family and friends have been..

One of my son's asst. managers had a daughter there, she's safe now
A cousin's daughter was there, safe on her way home
Cousin's friend was shot in the shoulder.
Son in Law's nephew's BF's sister was killed
SIL's friends daughter was shot twice but will survive..

PRAY for Las Vegas....