Sunday, September 30, 2018

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians AWARDS $960,000 to Cal State San Bernardino to Increase Success of Native American Students

As over a decade of Native American DISAPPEARING via Tribal Disenrollment in such tribes as Pala, Pechanga, Redding and the Picayune Rancheria to name just a few, there is ONE TRIBE that stands head and shoulders above the rest in advancing Native American successes.    THE SAN MANUEL BAND OF MISSION INDIANS

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has awarded an unprecedented three-year, $960,000 gift to California State University, San Bernardino to increase the college-going rates and success of Native American students.

As part of the Native American Enrollment and Achievement Initiative, CSUSB will identify and hire a Director of Tribal Relations dedicated to oversee the implementation of the program. The grant will sponsor two enrollment and outreach coordinators focused on building a pipeline from all high schools statewide to CSUSB, other California State University campuses or a University of California campus; three student mentors to provide guidance to native students enrolled at CSUSB; an academic scholarship; and a summer bridge program geared toward the Native American student population.

“We are extremely proud of our longstanding partnership with the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, which has played a key role in our becoming a hub for Native American culture and education,” said CSUSB President Tom├ís D. Morales in announcing the grant during a breakfast gathering for the California Native American Day celebration held on campus on Friday, Sept. 28.

Friday, September 28, 2018

MARK MACARRO KICKED MY FAMILY OUT OF THE TRIBE! Native Youth Spreads the Word


Out of the mouths of babes.

9 yr old Hunter descendant spreading the word! On the way home from a Native American Day event at UCSanBern, our 9 year old granddaughter Iliana had this exchange on the bus with her teacher and related it to me:

liana says, PAPA!  MRS. LEVI (her teacher) was talking to Mrs.Otherteacher... and she said Mark Macarro! And I TOLD HER......MRS LEVI, Mark Macarro is chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and HE KICKED MY FAMILY OUT OF THE TRIBE.

It's good when the kids listen.  That's her on the upper right in the picture

So..I sent the blog address to her teacher check out.  Keep spreading the word!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

San Pasqual's Jose Juan Descendants STILL AWAITING DECISION in SUIT AGAINST Dept of Interior

Here's the latest on the San Pasqual Lawsuit and the rumors swirling on the reservation.  Best thing to do is JUST WAIT.

 

San Pasqual - I have received numerous texts, FB messages and phone calls . . . and I KNOW that it is very difficult not to have any news or any answers . . . but please understand this is completely in the hands of Judge Battaglia. Let me put this to you in a different context . . . the San Pasqual Indians are totally unique in California history . . . and our case is one of first impression [meaning, there is no other case in the history of the U.S. that we can look to for any guidance - and that is for a whole other set of reasons]. Any of you are always welcome to make an inquiry, but I ASSURE you the minute that I hear ANYTHING, I will be the first to let you know . . . . . no matter what the outcome.

I learned quite some time ago that Reservations are just like any other provincial town, anywhere . . . . where one idiot can make an ignorant statement, and then that statement is passed along, and then through a tin can, connected to a string - the story on the other side is . . . . [make it anything that you want]. I can only assure you that the rumors that you are hearing are either completely misguided or calculated to lead you into a frenzied rabbit hole - a beehive of stressed out rubbish! UNLESS YOU HEAR DIRECTLY FROM ME, then it is all nonsense chatter . . . it is nothing more than a small town's gossip and it is without merit.

Everything has been submitted to Judge Battaglia, effective July 17, 2018 . . . . and now we wait. [and, no there is no time frame in which Judge Battaglia must provide his ruling - NONE].

Twila Barnes: FAKE CHEROKEE TRIBES MORE Than Cultural Appropriation


You've heard the term WANNABE, as in they WANNABE Indians.  Our friend Twila Barnes, the noted Cherokee Genealogist who exposed the lies of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's fake ancestry, takes on the original fake tribes who claim Cherokee ancestry.  Descendants of Gardner Green, or not?


Twila Barnes
Noted Cherokee Genealogist

Unraveling the birth of the original fake Cherokee tribe in Missouri is complicated. There are several groups that claim to be the original, but the documents filed with the state, the available group histories, and interviews with people involved at the time make it clear which group was the first and which groups splintered from it.

READ THE ARTICLE HERE on Thoughts From Polly's Granddaughter    and remember, there are ONLY 3 federally recognized Cherokee Tribes.

Monday, September 24, 2018

King Freeman, Vaunted Pala Elder and Former Tribal Chairman, WALKS ON

Sad News from the Pala Reservation.

Former Pala Band of Luiseno Indians' Chairman King Freeman has passed away.

King Freeman was a leader.  He worked to right the injustice of disenrollment at Pala over over 150 members, one he claimed was a personal dispute erupting into collateral damage at the hands of the current chairman of Pala, the porcine Robert Smith.  He was the owner of the PALA store for decades.

Our condolences to his family, his tribe and the many people he touched in his long life..... Learn more here from King Freeman's OWN WORDS

Friday, September 21, 2018

OMAHA TRIBE DENIES "MASS DISENROLLMENT"

If it was a SHOOTING of 17 people...it would be a MASS SHOOTING, why isn't THIS a MASS disenrollment?

As noted Indian justice attorney Gabe Galanda said:  Omaha Tribe issues a public statement, feigning there's "no mass disenrollment occurring," although they've (a) disenrolled at least 17 people without any notice whatsoever, and (b) eliminated a 1989 Base Roll to reduce the blood quantum of hundreds of citizens

DUE PROCESS, Omaha don't need no STINKIN' DUE PROCESS, right BIA?


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!