Thursday, September 20, 2018

Indianz.com EXPOSES SEXUAL HARRASSMENT at the NCAI SHAMEFUL

John Dossett
Photo from: NCAI
In an earlier post, we were hoping that the NCAI will FINALLY stand up for the over 10,000 disenrolled in Indian Country today.  But, if they take so long to stand up for THEIR OWN EMPLOYEES in the #MeToo era, can we REALLY expect them to do anything? 
(h/t to Johnnie Jae for pointing me here)





You're a pretty young Native woman, beware
Women come forward at National Congress of American Indians
An Investigation by Kevin Abourezk and Acee Agoyo

The highest-ranking attorney at the National Congress of American Indians has been reassigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, an investigation by Indianz.Com has found.
John Dossett has been employed by the nation’s oldest and largest inter-tribal organization since 1995. And up until last month, he was serving as general counsel, NCAI’s senior-most legal position and one with widespread influence in Indian Country, from policy matters in the executive branch and legislation on Capitol Hill to high-profile U.S. Supreme Court cases.

NCAI: Will They FINALLY Stand UP AGAINST Tribal Disenrollment


For years, we have reported that the National Congress of American Indians has stood by in silence, while over 10,000 American Indians have had their civil and human rights abused by Tribes who have disenrolled their people.  

Related Links:   NCAI Silent over a Decade  and NCAI, NIGC and NARF MIA on Dismemberment

September 28th is the deadline for submitting resolutions to the NCAI for the 2019 year.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Disenrolled Saginaw Chippewa Judy Potter Leaves Final Thoughts on Disenrollment

Sad news from Michigan that JUDY POTTER, Saginaw Chippewa member who was disenrolled, was tragically killed in a traffic accident.  She left these words, shared with the BIA and Dept. of Interior and more which are embedded below on what she and her family have endured because of decisions made by Saginaw Chippewa's councils.   READ and SHARE with YOUR elected representatives.  #STOPDISENROLLMENT can't be a ONCE a year activity

Judy Potter Disenrolled
From Saginaw Chippewa
R.I.P.


How do you explain the loss of ones citizenship, the loss of their rights to a community, the right to vote, the right to be apart of decisions for that community, the right to participate spiritually, culturally, the loss of your heritage, you are literally wiped from the pages of existence in your own tribe, with your own people.

You can not quantify that loss, for it is unimaginable, beyond heart breaking, it is beyond devastating. Imagine proving who you are in a system that you did not create, a system created by the United States government.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

NINETY YEARS Before VALLEY VIEW CASINO, San Pasqual Membership was IN DISPUTE


The injustices to the San Pasqual Kumeyaay Native people started in 1909, when the BIA would not accept the 1909 Census until 1910 when Frank Trask, a white man,  was put on the San Pasqual Reserve as Caretaker.

Lawsuits are underway to ensure every single Trask Family Member is  removed from the Rolls. This fight has been going on 90 YEARS before the Casino was open in 2001.   

This enrollment issue at San Pasqual the disenrollment is a lot different today than what over 11,000 natives are facing today in tribes like Pechanga, Pala and Chukchansi to name just a few.  San Pasqual has enrollment problems today, because   Frank Trask family descendants continue the injustices of trying to change our laws to their benefit today by keeping the rolls closed by an illegal Moratorium..

READ MORE on San Pasqual history at these links:

WHITE Interloper at San Pasqual
San Pasqual Lawsuit
San Pasqual Split
San Pasqual Must Lose Right to Run Valley View
San Pasqual Members DENIED their Civil Rights says BIA
SIGN THIS PETITION to Give San PASQUAL DUE PROCESS


Saginaw Chippewas Disenrolled says Dept. of Interior FAILS to RESPOND in Request to Enforce LAWS


Our friends, the disenrolled from the Saginaw Chippewa in Michigan want a federal judge in DC to keep their lawsuit alive against the Department of Interior which has failed to respond to their attorney's demands. DOI has made it clear they won't act.

RYAN ZINKE urged the court to dismiss the suit saying the disenrolled Saginaw Chippewas couldn't bring legal action against the dept's Bureau of Indian Affairs without exhausting all their administrative options.  OP: Since when is shuffling papers, delay tactics of the BIA and administrative option.  Answer, since..forever.

These actions go back to the Obama administration and it would seem futile to keep asking the department to act.

READ MORE HERE  and these links

DIsenrolled Saginaw Chippewa Seek Federal Recognition
Saginaw Chippewa: Full Steam Ahead on Disenrollments
Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollment:  NO ONE IS SAFE, EVER

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Native American's Slavemaster Junipero Serra Being ERASED from STANFORD UNIVERISTY



In an effort to distance itself from Father Junipero Serra, the 18th century leader of the California Mission system that helped to destroy native culture throughout the state, Stanford University has announced it will erase the name “Serra” from two dormitories and its own mailing address on Serra Mall.


The system “contributed to the destruction of the cultural, economic, and religious practices of indigenous communities and left many tribal communities decimated,” wrote a Stanford committee charged with recommending whether to scrub Serra’s name from university buildings and roads.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

NCAI SILENT OVER a DECADE on Disenrollment, Instant Comment on Mashpee Wampanoag Ruling by Trump Administration

Interesting how quickly the NCAI came out against the decision by the Department of Interior on the Mashpee Wampanoag people. Days... yet for over a DECADE, they've been completely SILENT on the abuses BY TRIBES on the disenrollment issue in fact MISSING IN ACTION. Over 11,000 Native Americans should have provoked some action, a comment, a discussion at their meetings, but NO. NOTHING.  Please read and share

NARF, NCAI and NIGA

Professor David Wilkins, who has written extensively on disenrollment, calls out Native American organizations that we've written about who've buried their heads in the sand to avoid the topic of Indians abused by their own tribes.


Open letter to the leaders of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA):
Dear Native Leaders,
Each of your organizations, founded at critical moments in native history–NCAI in 1944, NARF in 1970, and NIGA in 1985– have and continue to play vital roles in the political, legal, and economic development of Native nations. I write you all now to request that you continue to remain vital and relevant by taking an unequivocal stand against spurious disenrollment practices that destroy the human and civil rights of individual native citizens and threaten the sovereign powers of all Native nations.
NCAI is the largest (over 250 member nations) and one of the oldest interest groups representing indigenous peoples. The organization was born during the turbulent period when the federal government was aggressively moving to politically and legally terminate over 100 tribal nations. NCAI fought against giving state governments’ greater jurisdiction over tribal peoples and their resources, and fought against relocation policies that compelled thousands of tribal citizens off their homelands and into major urban areas.

Monday, September 10, 2018

TRUMP ADMIN: BRING BACK TERMINATION ERA to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

AP photo
Tara Sweeney, the recently-installed Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, issued a decision on Friday that paves the way for a reservation to be taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era. The victim in this age of self-determination and sovereignty is the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands in Massachusetts are now on the chopping block.



But the People of the First Light aren't accepting Washington's dictate without a fight. An emergency council meeting is taking place at tribal headquarters on Monday to address what Chairman Cedric Cromwell described as an "unbelievably grave injustice.'

"We have been on this land for 12,000 years and we are not going anywhere," Cromwell declared after receiving the negative decision.
Key to the effort is legislation in Congress which would prevent the reservation from being taken out of trust. With the executive branch willing to walk away from any responsibilities, passage of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act appears to be the only hope for success.

STAY TUNED FOR THIS BATTLE

Saturday, September 8, 2018

TRIBAL JUSTICE is NOT Always Fair; KNOW Before you GO to a TRIBAL CASINO

Millions of people enter Indian reservations each year for work or play, unaware they might be leaving behind things they take for granted elsewhere, such as the right to sue if injured. 
NELVIN CEPEDA of Union-Tribune wrote this a decade ago.  My cousin was just banished from Pechanga Resort & Casino, for speaking out against Mark Macarro,so it's still current

Friday, September 7, 2018

Wannabe Cherokee ELIZABETH WARREN: Lying Liar Who Lies Beclowns Herself

Her CLOWN CAR is Breaking down.   Yesterday, the Democrat from Massachusetts came out wanting to invoke the 25th Amendment because of an anonymous OP/Ed in the New York Times.


An inspiration to wannabes, outta lucks, pretendians, & tomahonkeys (stolen quote)

Read  Warrens ANCESTRY at THOUGHTS from POLLY'S GRANDDAUGHTER  and pass it on....

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Michelle Hammock: GET OVER DISENROLLMENT? F**K YOU!

Michelle Hammock
Hopland

My friend Michelle Hammock, one of the HOPLAND 74 disenrolled has a powerful piece up on her webpage .  I was proud to share a podium with her in Sacramento as we shared our stories of disenrollment, I wrote about that here.  I ripped my speech up after hearing hers..

The act of disenrollment is an act of genocide, whether the Genocide Convention recognizes it as such or not. It removes the living and deceased identities of federally recognized individuals and strips them of their treaty rights, their tribal constitutional rights, and their legal identities. It breaks families apart and expires the identities of a group of people. It strips them of the federal protections afforded to only Native tribal people uniquely agreed upon with our dominantly white government.

And we are called hateful for decrying the acts. For calling it out and never letting it be forgotten. We are the hate filled ones that need to shut our mouths for the sake of other people’s reputations. We are told to get over it. We are told that because of “our” hate that no one would want us back. We are told that we are so blinded in hate that we cannot offer anything to our tribes.    And to that I say Fuck You!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Democrats Have Always Been Our Oppressors on Indian Civil Rights & Disenrollment

Friends, family and people who know me, know that I lean to the right politically.  One Reason...

MY OPPRESSORS HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATS

The Chairman of my tribe, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, Mark Macarro is married to high powered lobbyist Holly Cook Macarro, who was on Hillary Clinton's short list for Native American advisers.   And, for those of you who will say, WHAT ABOUT TRUMP?   Uh, I WARNED you all in 2016 in Never Trump, Never Hillary...'remember?    Hillary was so bad, even her own people supported Obama.

Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, and Democrat darling is a strongman and a thug whose authoritarian regime rigs elections, has control of tribal media outlets,  regularly stamps out dissent, invades private property, lies to congressdisappears the opposition, abuses human rights, stinks of corruption and meddles in other nation's sovereignty-- including tribal casino opportunities, where he was the state SPOKESPERSON in pro-tribal casino referendums. Oh, and Macarro is anti union too.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Federal Recognition ISN'T ABOUT Getting A CASINO, Cultural Deprivation is REAL

My friend Emilio Reyes brought up some good points about lack of FEDERAL RECOGNITION of Native American Tribes.  Everyone thinks it's about getting a casino, but, NO as he explains

Being affiliated with the Tongva Tribe; a non-federally recognized tribe, deprives me from the following:

- The right to protect sacred sites, family graves and cultural objects. (NAGPRA)

- The protections guaranteed for my future children under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

- The right to to make and sell Native American Arts and Crafts (IACA)

- The right and freedom to practice traditional rights and cultural practices. (AIRFA)

- The right for services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (FITR)

All of the above is tantamount to being disenrolled and not recognized, let that sink in.

More links to Federal Recognition Issues:
BIA FAILS JUANENO People
JIM CROWFEATHER in INDIAN COUNTRY
Saginaw Chippewa Disenrolled Seek Federal Recognition
Casino Tribes AGAINST Federal Recognition Efforts

Trevor Noah, South African Ignores APARTHEID to Perform at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Comedy Central's host of THE DAILY SHOW, South African born Trevor Noah will perform at a tribal casino where Apartheid is practiced, the Pechanga Resort and Casino.  ironic isn't it?

Noah frequently and rightfully calls out President Donald Trump's racist comments, yet will perform for tribal leaders that had my young black tribal cousins dragged from the tribal school.

South African born Trevor Noah


I've composed, well actually reworked a letter that we have sent to George Lopez, Johnny Mathis amongst many, who have ignored the issue.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

BOYCOTT CHUKCHANSI Pow Wow Scheduled for October12th for Human Rights ABUSE

My friend, Chukchansi Warrior CATHY CORY, passed this on via Facebook:

Humbly asking all who truly stand for justice in indian country to please boycott this event...(dancers, vendors, and spectators)

How can a tribe that has disenrolled over 600 Chukchansi tribal members, as has Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi indians who have not been brought home--and who are at this very moment in time pondering a decision to disenroll even more--possibly be "celebrating unity for the future"?


Unity IS as unity DOES--and disenrolling nearly half of one's own kin and plotting to dismember even more has absolutely nothing to do with unity....

B.I.A. and their FOIA TEAM Meet the immovable object: EMILIO REYES,

Emilio Reyes

EMILIO REYES, of the NEWE TONGVA nation, which is working for their federal recognition and a contributor/media analyst to our website has scored  a coup with his challenges to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, read how Javin Moore was called out.  After a number of email exchanges including this one below, with FOIA officer Jessica Rogers, this seems to be more of their OKIE DOKE maneuvers.



As Emilio reported to me:

In a previous court case, it was determined thru the Court that the BIA CANNOT withhold or redact 1928 CA Indian Applications related to the 1933 Indian Census Roll as they are in the public domain with no restrictions.


The Agency continues to be non-compliant to my FOIA requests, even after the previous win case. The records requested in this FOIA request pertain to a family allegedly claiming affiliation with the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, but are listed in the early records as Cabazon Indians. Similar story is happening in other tribal bands such as the San Pasqual Band Of Mission Indians.

TOP TEN INDIAN CASINOS To AVOID: IF THEY CHEAT Their OWN People, WHY NOT Their Customers

These Ten TRIBAL Casinos are some we chose to STAY AWAY from and NOT spend our entertainment dollars there. In NO particular order, except for Pechanga because they are MY TRIBE and they cheated MY family and dishonored MY ancestors and our progeny.
Why take a chance??

There is much more detail at each of the links, please click through
PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO:  Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA

In 2004, 130+ adult members and their immediate families were disenrolled from the Pechanga Band. The members were all descendants of Chief Pablo Apish, a historically significant leader of the Pechanga/Temecula people. None of the members were allowed to participate in the 2004 tribal elections as a result of their disenrollment.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Duncan Hunter, who studiously AVOIDED the abuses of CASINO Indian Tribes INDICTED

Duncan Hunter, who studiously AVOIDED the abuses of CASINO Indian Tribes on their people in his district, while simultaneously accepting of their donations...has been INDICTED.

DUNCAN HUNTER

California Republican Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret have been indicted for allegedly using $250,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses, including dental work and trips to Italy and Hawaii.
To conceal their purchases, the Duncans misclassified purchases in their campaign finance records, labeling expenses as “campaign travel” or “dinner with volunteers” in submissions to the Federal Elections Commission.

Hunter, along with Rep. Chris Collins of New York, were the first members of Congress to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 in his run for the presidency. Both men have now been indicted.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

UPDATED! Missing Native Women NO BIG DEAL but MOLLIE TIBBETTS is a WHITE WOMAN IN JEOPARDY! CALL ALL THE NEWS MEDIA!

UPDATE:   MOLLIE TIBBETS BODY has been found    R.I.P.  More HERE   and the latest:   A suspect in connection with Mollie Tibbetts' murder is in custody and has been identified as a 24-year-old man living in the U.S. illegally, investigators announced at a Tuesday news conference


Sad story about Mollie Tibbetts, who went missing while jogging on July 18. I'm sure you've heard about it, because it's been all over television, People Magazine, news conferences every day, hours given to the latest minuscule evidence found.  $170,000 REWARD for information.    
49,700,000  results found on a Google search

MOLLIE TIBBETS


Contrast and Compare with Ashley Heavyrunner:

About 37,900 results found on a Google Search

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Ashley HeavyRunner Loring


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?  Could it be one is WHITE, while the other is NATIVE AMERICAN?   Both equally beautiful young women, why does ONE get NATIONAL MEDIA coverage and the other, forgotten?  WHITE WOMAN IN JEP sells, but Native doesn't? 

You be the judge, but learn more at MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGIGENOUS WOMEN on FACEBOOK.  Follow @DelSchilling  on twitter, she's been working tirelessly to get the word out.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Marilyn Vann will be Honored by Cherokee Nation With STATESMEN AWARD


Marilyn Vann
Marilyn Vann, Cherokee member who was President of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, and who was the warrior who fought for DECADES for the treaty rights of the Cherokee Freedmen, to a successful conclusion,  WILL BE HONORED by the CHEROKEE NATION.

The 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet will be held on Aug. 30 .   Congratulations Marilyn Vann

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Bureau of Indian Affairs HELPS PALA Executive Committee to TRAMPLE on Tribe's Governing Documents

The latest CUPA NEWSLETTER calls out Robert Smith's Exec Committee AND the BIA.

You 'Member.. Robert Smith

For nearly 25 years the governing documents of the Pala Band have been trampled on by the BIA in cahoots with Pala’s Executive Committee. In 1994 Pala was supposed to adopt a new Constitution.

That Constitution included Kupa as part of the blood requirement. But the BIA took it out. From 1994-1997 the BIA requested all kinds of changes to the Constitution that Pala’s Executive Committee rejected in favor of their 1997 version of the Constitution.

Friday, August 17, 2018

After Freedmen Court Victory over CHEROKEE, Muscogee Creek Battle is NEXT

A lawsuit against Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd, the U.S. Department of the Interior and its Secretary Ryan Zinke, was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia July 20 by the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Inc.  Part of whose mission statement is:  To Preserve and Protect the unique history, heritage and genealogy of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen who were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) on the Trail of Tears.  For those who need REMINDING The Indians DRAGGED their SLAVES on the Trail of Tears...

The suit, which lists five individual plaintiffs along with the MCIFB, alleges in its preliminary statement that pursuant to Article 2 of the Creek Treaty of 1866 between the U.S. and MCN that Freedmen and Freedmen descendants regardless of their ‘blood’ status “shall have and enjoy all the rights and privileges of Native citizens” of MCN.
The statement goes on to allege that MCN and its federal benefactors have, ‘perpetuated race-based discrimination and the badges of slavery by using the Freedmen Descendants’ African ancestry to deny them the rights and benefits of MCN citizenship.’
Among the court’s 13 declaratory and injunctive action headings in the plaintiffs’ suit are declarations that: Creek Freedmen descendants are Creek citizens with the right to full and equal citizenship; the 1979 MCN Constitution is void; and the designation or description ‘Creek Freedmen’ is a badge of slavery.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

PECHANGA Tribe of Temecula NOW a FACIST SOCIETY Meeting 14 Early Warning Signs

Fascism  is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy,

Pechanga, since the advent of Disenrollment has pushed the Facist envelope, with four of five descriptors above covered.   

What got me thinking about this was a Facebook picture of the "Early Warning Signs of Facism" which was purported to be on display in the Holocaust Museum.  It wasn't, it WAS for sale in the gift shop however. Laurence Britt created this list during George W. Bush’s tenure as president of the United States. While he did not actually name Bush, he wrote in the original article that some of the early warning signs had already manifested in the United States:  Let's see how they match up:

EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF FASCISM

STOP TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT: Which is the BEST WAY to FIGHT for Our Ancestors?

As we are 7 months from the last   and possibly final STOP DISENROLLMENT DAY.  The  #stopdisenrollment movement helps draw attention, but what about the other 364 days of the year?


Do we fight the unJUST action, or do we JUST HOPE something will happen?

Do we pray for JUSTICE or actively SEEK JUSTICE for our ancestors?


Do we wait and see while our elders die without seeing their rights restored, knowing we didn't do ENOUGH? 


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mark Macarro's Legacy, BIG CASINO, Banishment, Moratoriums and Tribal Disenrollment. Apartheid, Segregation, Civil Rights Violations

Family Pride, Keeps his COUSIN out of Pechanga

The Miracle Worker, some call Mark Macarro, as this year, he pulled off a MIRACLE.  NO OPPOSITION for ANY incumbent.  Even Vladimir Putin couldn't pull that off.

While most in California will know Macarro as the face of tribal gaming, having appeared in many commercials promising increased benefits for California, most may not know of what he has done to his own tribe.

  • Oversaw the illegal termination of 25% of his tribal membership, in order to consolidate power and increase the monetary gains for he, his family and the remaining tribal members.  While tribes determine enrollment, the Macarro-led council overruled the people's desire to end all disenrollments.

MORATORIUM: 100 Tosobol Descendants Left Out In Pechanga Tribe's Moratorium

Word from Facebook that Michael Rios is feeling poorly and will be undergoing surgery this week.  We hope and pray for a successful outcome.  Sadly the patriarch of the Petra Tosobol descendants Manuel Rios, Sr, passed away before getting JUSTICE.  How many of the MUNOA relatives must die, before they do the right thing at Pechanga.

Here is a repost, of an article written years ago, but it's a REMINDER, that it's not JUST about tribal disenrollment, but many Natives are caught in membership moratoriums.  Can anyone believe that the Pechanga Enrollment committee members are too stupid to process the paperwork they've had for DECADES?


It's well known in California that the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians has terminated over 25% of their tribal members in two massive eliminations. Coincidentally, each family was removed just prior to tribal elections. (story reprised from earlier post)



What many people still are unclear about, is Pechanga's so-called moratorium on membership. 


This was put into place under the premise that the enrollment committee had to "catch-up" on all the membership claims. Of course, that was a ruse to simply keep rightful members from joining the Band as per the Tribal Constitution. Pechanga's Chairman Mark Macarro has claimed it's "not about the money". Pechanga's per capita payments were $10,000 per month when the first family, descendents of Pablo Apis were erased from the tribe. When the Hunter Family was disenrolled, (a term created to make it sound like Indians were kicked out of the PTA or country club) the per capita was $20,000 per month. Now, the tribe is giving $30,000 per month to those remaining. Raise your hand if you think it "wasn't about the money".

Here is the story of one family, that we've profiled before. We've been asking them to contribute to this blog with more information and they've finally opened up.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The BIA Violates Sovereignty When it is In their Best Interest: Disenrollments Violate ICRA

Civil Rights attorney Donald R. Daines has written a post for us concerning the BIA and those with a "BIA Agenda", which surprisingly can be some tribal leaders.

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. What took place in 1993 with the Oneida Indians of New York (not the Oneida Indian Nation that has existed for a 1,000 years as part of the Haudenosaune, but an entirely new ‘tribe’ called the Oneida Indian Nation of New York) is a textbook example of how the BIA (Bureau of Indian Annihilation) works.

Why AREN'T CIVIL RIGHTS A Priority for Democrats Any More?

Worth 100K DISLIKES

I was thinking the other day about what really makes people mad.  Why doesn't Apartheid, Segregation, Elder Abuse or Child Abuse bad enough for people to be upset anymore? 

We just posted on our blog about Trevor Noah performing at Pechanga, which DOES practice segregation and apartheid.   I'm betting he wouldn't perform at SEA WORLD because they "mistreat" ORCAS.... but mistreating people.... NO BIG DEAL

Monday, August 13, 2018

Pechanga News Report: Thousands of Native Americans are being kicked out of tribes across the Country

Colleen Williams of KNBC Los Angeles fronted the story of Pechanga's Disenrollment, which is the STRIPPING of Tribal Citizenship, in this case, the Hunter Family, who had more documentation, than ANY other tribal family.  The Pechanga Resort & Casino has helped many in the tribe, and hurt many others.




In the opening, Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, sets up a strawman argument, which we beat down with facts here 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

THE HILL website SMASHES Elizabeth Warrens Nativeness in Sharice Davids Kansas Victory

Interesting that the HILL, a highly ranked left-leaning website, kills Senator Elizabeth Warren's claim of Native ancestry, which a Cherokee genealogist has done for all of America

Sharice Davids, an attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, declared victory Wednesday in the Democratic primary in Kansas’s 3rd District over a candidate backed by both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and up-and-coming star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
 
Sharice Davids
Kansas 3rd District Primary Winner

Trump's Recognition and Nooksack Tribe's VICTORY Still Leaves Them A Banana Republic

Indianz.com has the complete story here and we have links to the history and disenrollment issues here:

Disenrollment is paper Genocide

Read the ICT article on NOOKSACK here
CA Tribal Cleansing
TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Banishment
Nooksack Disenrollment

The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a federal judge dismissed a novel lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Wannabee Cherokee FAKER Elizabeth Warren Get HUGE DOSE of KARMA Having to Speak AFTER a REAL Indian

Elizabeth Warren really got a big dose of karma when Netroots Nation organizers scheduled her appearance immediately after the first female Native American to run for a seat in the US Congress.



Fake Indian, Senator Elizabeth Warren earned the nickname when she allegedly lying about her “Native American heritage”   (Link is to POLLY"S GRANDDAUGHTER site that has the evidence) as a way to jump the line in front of other qualified candidates for a teaching position at the prestigious Harvard University. One year ago, Warren’s Republican opponent for US Senate in Massachusetts, gained quite a bit of attention when he sent her a DNA kit as a birthday gift.

 “My name is Deb Haaland, I’m the Democratic nominee for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District. If elected, I would be the first Native American woman in Congress,” Haaland said.  OP: Guess she doesn't believe the lying WARREN EITHER..LOL

Haaland spoke right before Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), who has claimed Native American heritage in the past. Warren’s claims of Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage became a subject of controversy in 2012 when it was revealed she had no documented proof. The senator said she instead relied on family lore to substantiate her ancestry claims.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Department of Interior's Decision HARMS 300 Nooksack; Federal Judge Tosses RICO SUIT

A Washington federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit by Nooksack Indian Tribe members alleging tribal officials conspired to disenroll them, saying that the federal government’s recognition of tribal leadership deprived the court of jurisdiction over those claims.

In an order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour said that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s decision to reinstate recognition of the tribe’s leadership following a December election meant that he could no longer consider the tribe members’ claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

21st Century TRAIL of TEARS: Pechanga's Mark Macarro Leaves Members Culturally HOMELESS

An article from Vince Beiser from 2006 is still worth the read for those who don't know what gaming has done. We will be bringing back older articles to help those new readers find out what is happening in Indian Country while Congress turns a blind eye to the abuses of corrupt tribal governments.

For many Native American tribes, the success of their gambling operations ends a run of misfortune and dispossession that dates back to when white men first dubbed them Indians.

Since full-scale reservation gambling was sanctioned by Congress in 1988, its annual take has grown to some $20 billion, with more than one hundred tribes doling out profits directly to their members.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians whose reservation is a patch of largely useless scrub-and-rock desert southeast of Los Angeles, rake in well over $200 million a year from a 522-room casino/resort with eight restaurants and 2,000 slot and video-poker machines. The cut for each Pechanga adult: $290,000. But if being an Indian has taken on the imprimatur of wealth, high stakes have also led tribes to deal some of their people out.  OP:  The income varies with the success of the casino and the number of adults getting per capita payments.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Emilio Reyes Victorious Against BIA WRONGDOING in FOIA Actions

Good News against some bad activity from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Our friend EMILIO REYES has the news on his FACEBOOK PAGE




21,977 California Indian applications were approved under the act of 1928. About 584 applications were approved on the 1928 California Indian Judgment Roll as “Unknown Tribe,” 97 approved as “Tribe Not Given” 70 approved as “Mission Tribe” and 5 approved as “California Tribe.”

The BIA has wrongfully assigned some of these Native applicants in wrong tribes, changed their blood quantum, and have been withholding and redacting their historical errors.

Note: the records from the National Archives are inconsistent with BIA records on these 1928 applications.

Effective today, the BIA cannot redact or withheld any information on the 1928 applications and must show to the public, upon request, each applicant’s determined tribal affiliation and correct blood degree.

Friday, July 27, 2018

TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT CREATES A 21st Century ELECTION MIRACLE AT PECHANGA RESERVATION


Everyone has been asking "What's the latest at Pechanga regarding the elections?"  They are usually held in the summer.


Well, will wonders and miracles NEVER cease?  For the first time this century, and for the most of recent (50 years) elections, THERE WAS NO opposition to the elected officials of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.

THAT is what happens when you disenroll any political opposition.  People get afraid to "rock the boat" or dip their oar in the water.   And as is customary with Democrats, of which, most of the council is...they stifle dissent.

Macarro has said that everyone is happy with the council (which includes a felon) yet, even when the casino first appeared, there was opposition for every seat.   Has the Crime Family and Macarro reached a detente?

Here are some links about the corruption at Pechanga, where Mark Macarro has ruled with an iron hand:

Pechanga’s corrupt tribal council
Mark Macarro
READ about moratorium
culture of corruption
child molester testimony
Larry Miranda
On burying the bad news at Pechanga

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Trump Admin Recognizes SIX new Tribes Bringing Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List to 573 Tribes

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has published a new list of federally recognized tribes, adding six from Virginia to the list.

The Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe - Eastern Division, the Monacan Nation, the Nansemond Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe all gained federal recognition through an act of Congress in January. But that was after the BIA had published the list so the document had to be updated.

"The listed Indian entities are acknowledged to have the immunities and privileges available to federally recognized Indian tribes by virtue of their government-to-government relationship with the United States as well as the responsibilities, powers, limitations, and obligations of such tribes," a notice published in the Federal Register on Monday reads.

The BIA is required by law to publish the list "annually on or before every January 30," according to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994. The last update had 567 entries -- the most recent was the Pamunkey Tribe, also based in Virginia.
The list now boasts 573 tribes.

Friday, July 20, 2018

STOP DISENROLLMENT Discussion on NATIVEOPINION.com



I know it's late notice, but please make every attempt to listen in tonight to Michelle Hammock and Emilio Reyes as they discuss disenrollment in Native America.

These two have been working hard getting this issue out front.  Please share this post quickly.....

nativeopinion.com     I have added the podcast here:



Listen to "Episode 134 "And Thier Beat Goes On"" on Spreaker.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

AHTNA RESPONDS to DAILY BEAST ARTICLE TO CORRECT THE RECORD

We posted the Daily Beast story earlier this week. It's only FAIR we post AHTNA's side here.


The Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC) in Los Fresnos, TX has been in the news lately in connection with the ongoing national discussion regarding U.S. immigration policies. Ahtna Support and Training Services (AhtnaSTS)[1] has a contract to provide detention center services at PIDC, and a recent story by The Daily Beast contained several inaccuracies and misrepresentations about our management of this facility. We wanted to take a moment to clarify a few key facts – and address how the core values of our corporation with regard to respect, safety, quality and integrity guide every aspect of the important work we do at PIDC.

Native American Tribes CLASH with UC Over BONES, IGNORE the LIVING. Pechanga Accused of Theft of Ancestors

Cal Matters has an interesting article up today authored by Felicia Mello, this rebuttal of sorts, will be heavily linked by me and I'd love it if you'd take a look at them and share on social media:

Myra Masiel


As tribal archaeologist for the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians, Myra Masiel uses her UC Berkeley anthropology training daily. Her mission: track down skeletons of Native Californians extracted from gravesites over the last two centuries and shipped off to museums around the world, and return them to the tribe’s ancestral land near Temecula so they can be reburied with dignity.



OP: Masiel is part of Pechanga's Masiel Basquez Crime Family, which we documented. That family also has been determined to have falsified Bureau of Indian Affairs Documents while employed in the Riverside Office.

Monday, July 9, 2018

AHTNA Tribe Has a $800 Million Contract to Run ICE Detention Centers for TRUMP Administration

Photo from the Daily Beast
WHOA...  who will the NCAI BACK on this?  Trump or one of TRUMP's ally's in the "putting kids in a cage" issue?

THE NCAI certainly doesn't care about civil rights violations, do they



Ahtna, Inc. is one of a number of companies profiting off of the deportation of undocumented immigrants from the United States. Previous reporting by The Daily Beast has revealed that the federal government currently employs the services of several companies and charities bringing in millions of dollars off of the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families.
The Ahtna, who have also run immigrant detention centers in New York, Florida, and Arizona in addition to Port Isabel, fall under the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) umbrella, and Ahtna, Inc. is an Alaska Native Regional Corporation established by Congress under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971.
READ MORE:  DAILY BEAST

Monday, June 25, 2018

How To Contact YOUR Senators and other Representatives: VOICE YOUR OPINION

Too much is going on to stay silent, whether it's a native issue of tribal disenrollment, or violations of civil and human rights at our borders.  GET INVOLVED. 


Our elected representatives in Sacramento and in Washington D.C. need to be made aware of this situation. Letters, phone calls and faxes are the most effective - emails just get lost

The point is that they are elected to address our concerns, if they hear from enough people, they will become aware. We are the voters - we have the power --
Yes this may cost a few stamps and long distance phone calls --

Another option is to find and join one of your local Democratic clubs and put the issue to them, and ask if they will take action.
Find some here:


CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY

Our California U.S. Senators are Kamala Harris and Diane Feinstein --
Contact their field offices, (not the D.C. Offices)

Ask for hearings and investigations into the civil rights abuses and enforcement of the Native American Civil Rights Act

Senator Kamala Harris
Los Angeles Office
11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1250W
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone (310) 231 - 4494
Fax (202) 224 - 0357


Senator Diane Feinstein
San Diego local office
750 B Street, Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-9712
Fax: (619) 231-1108


FInd your U.S. Congressmen in Washington DC, and your State legislators in Sacto here:

http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/  type in your zip code -- then click on 'contact' when the reps name comes up it will give you mailing addresses and phone numbers
for congressmen - contact the local field office - it takes ages for anything to be read as far as mail in DC phone calls to DC would be okay - but letters take too much time.

For the state representatives, contact the local field offices and their Sacto offices

I would also suggest contacting state attorney general Xavier Becerra's  Sacramento office

Attorney General's Office
California Department of Justice
Attn: Public Inquiry UnitP.O. Box 944255 Sacramento, CA 94244
(916) 322-3360 or
(Toll-free in CA)
(800) 952-5225

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jefferson Keel, NCAI President, GETS WOKE on AMERICA's IMMIGRANT Policies, While BLIND to NATIVE AMERICA's POLICY of RIPPING CHILDREN from TRIBES

Jefferson Keel, President of the National Congress of American Indians, a group which has STUDIOUSLY avoided the horrible civil and human rights abuses of many of his member tribes. Including  Pechanga, Hopland, Pala, Chukchansi, Redding Rancheria,  which we have noted many times, including this article by Dr. David Wilkins, should be congratulated for coming out against the human rights abuses of America.

At the same time, we encourage Mr. Keel, to LOOK WITHIN, and speak out for those that have had their tribal citizenship STRIPPED, their elders abused and the apartheid and segregation on many tribal reservation under his sphere of influence.

Get YOUR MEMBERS to live the moral values our nations proclaim to embody, Mr. Keel, and erase the MORAL STAIN of Tribal Disenrollment

Friday, June 15, 2018

BIA CORRUPTION Lawuit: TRUE San Pasqual Indians Get Their Day in Court

The attorney for the True San Pasqual Indians has announced the court date for their trial against the Dept. of Interior for their failures. July 19th in San Diego Federal Court.

Jose Juan

Alexandra McIntosh:


This will be the first time that the true San Pasqual Indians, collectively, have been in court to defend themselves since 1878, when your ancestors were ejected from your aboriginal land. 

However, it is the first time since 1850 that you have been able to have a voice in a California court as the San Pasqual Indians! It goes without saying that this is historic, no matter what the outcome.

So you are more than welcome to pack the court room, but I am sure I need not say . . . . but I will . . . you must be respectful no matter what the outcome.

Second: If you are interested, I would like to take you to show you where Jose Juan, Modesta, and your family members actually executed their 1928 California Indian Applications that have created so much controversy for not only the true San Pasqual Indians, but also nearly each and every Native in California .

I can show you exactly where your ancestors stood on that date before Wadsworth. If you are interested, we will set a time and I will meet you prior to the hearing, which is in a different building, but near by to the hearing in Judge Battaglia's court room


OP:  We hope this effort is successful. The corruption at the BIA is STAGGERING.  True San Pasqual Indians wait for JUSTICE, while white people are in charge of the tribe.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Pechanga and Pala Tribe's Disenrollment Stories Strikingly Similar: Tribal Heritage Erased and Citizenship Terminated.

PALA vs. Pechanga in the race to eliminate Indians.  Pechanga Resort & Casino has brought good fortune but that wasn't enough for some.  Greed won out over honor and tribal history.

Two casino tribes from Temecula the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the Pala Band of Mission Indians in Valley Center, both related in Luiseno heritage, have affected their membership's lives by stripping tribal citizenship and erasing their heritage.

KCBS Channel 2 reporter CRISTY FAJARDO reports on disenrollment for greed and power tonight. Pay special attention as to how WEAK the responses are from the two tribal chairmen, Mark Macarro and Robert Smith .  They can lie and obfuscate with ease, because they know that nobody will put them in check.

Here is the video, PLEASE watch and share..