Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Descendants of Freedmen of the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES will DEMONSTRATE at the MUSKOGEE Bureau of Indian Affairs

Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Seminole and Chickasaw) and their supporters will demonstrate outside the Muskogee Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) building at 3 p.m. Friday. The building address is 3100 W. Peak Blvd.
The focus of the demonstration is to highlight BIA refusal to enforce 1866 treaty rights of Creek Freedmen by litigating on behalf of the freedmen in federal court. The BIA has a legal responsibility to protect the rights of individual tribal members and descendants of tribal members protected by treaties between their tribe and the U.S. government.
Creek freedmen descendants' ancestors were enslaved by tribal law solely due to their race prior to the Civil War but were granted citizenship in the tribe in 1866 by treaty agreements between the U.S. government and the tribes. The freedmen after the Civil War were registered as tribal members by the U.S. government Dawes Commission approximately 110 years ago when tribal lands owned in common by all tribal members were divided into individual allotments. In prior years, Freedmen not only voted but held tribal political offices and served as tribal judges.

For Xavier Becerra, CASINO INDIAN'S MONEY Provides MARCHING ORDERS Against Card Clubs

Like a good lackey, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Took Nearly $300,000 From Tribal Casinos, Now His Agency is Paying Them Back Even human and civil rights violators are OK 

Photo courtesy of NBC NEWS

Brian Hews of Hews Media group has the story

Since 2000, when California voters passed Proposition 1A allowing Native Americans to operate gambling casinos on their reservations, no Attorneys’ General has brought action against the card rooms based on their allegations.
Bill Lockyer (1999-2007) refused, Jerry Brown (2007-2011) refused, and even Kamela Harris (2011-2017) refused.
Cue Xavier Becerra, who was appointed attorney general by Gov. Jerry Brown in 2016, the job coming open when Kamala Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Becerra’s Department of Justice oversees the Bureau of Gambling Control (BGC), established along with the California Gambling Control Commission (Commission), under the Gambling Control Act.
Most people think the BGC and the Commission perform the same duties, but they are quite different.

Pechanga gave $45,000, including $14,600 in 2018.   Pechanga is a KNOWN civil rights violator and practices APARTHEID on their reservation.

Monday, June 10, 2019


Hey, let me do a little target practice around your house. Rather than a firing range like all responsible gun owners.   The NRA would want you to be responsible, the Nooksack Tribe, apparently is okay with shooting guns around homes, as long as it's the home of someone suing their police.

On her Facebook page, Carmen Tageant has a picture of Ashby tailgating her for SEVEN MILES, this attempt at intimidation is STAGGERING.  But with the Nooksack Tribe exterminating 306 of their own people, can we expect any action on their part?  WHY are you laughing?

Yes, this is a THREAT

In March 2018 we wrote|

Tageant alleges that Ashby, formerly a police officer with the Ferndale Police Department, physically assaulted and battered her in Deming as she attempted to file for reelection to the council a few months ago. “As Ms. Tageant approached the front door of the Elections Board Office, defendant Ashby saw her, with application materials in hand, and locked the front door,” court documents state
According to the documents, Tageant then knocked on the door, and Ashby let her in. She said she was there to file for reelection, and then election superintendent Katrice Rodriguez told her she was too late for that. Then, Tageant alleges, Ashby forcefully grabbed her arms and pushed her back.She protested and evaded him and left the building.In this era of #MMIWG  Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women  and Girls we hope that Nooksack Police Chief Ashby won't be contributing to the number and his threatening actions point to.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Margretty Rabang v Robert Kelly Jr. 9th Circuit: Can Court Rule On Intra Tribal Dispute

Rabang Family with Attorneys from Galanda Broadman
Attorney's argue whether there is RICO jurisdiction on intra tribal dispute.  The Nooksack Tribe's attorney argues RICO shouldn't apply. GB attorney Anthony Broadman argues that it should because Nooksack tribal election was NOT legitimate.

The attorneys both agree this issue is separate from pending cases on enrollment.  you can watch the video on YOUTUBE here  beginning at the 6 minute mark.

Read more on RABANG here  and a Rabang victory here

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Native America Calling Celebrates 24 years ON THE AIR CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to NATIVE AMERICA CALLING for 24 years on the air today. Proud to have been a caller on a couple of their shows on disenrollment.   We have a story below from April 2016, including a link to the show.
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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,

Indian Child Welfare Act Pits 573 Tribes Against Texas Couple

Photo: Allison V Smith for the NYTimes

The 3-year-old boy who could upend a 40-year-old law aimed at protecting Native American children barreled into the suburban living room, merrily defying his parents’ prediction that he might be shy. He had a thatch of night-black hair and dark eyes that glowed with mischievous curiosity. As he pumped a stranger’s hand and scampered off to bounce on an indoor trampoline, his Superman cape floated behind him, as if trying to catch up.

The Indian Child Welfare Act DOESN'T protect Native Children from Tribes which HARM THEM via Disenrollment  

Zachary, or A.L.M. as he is called in legal papers, has a Navajo birth mother, a Cherokee birth father and adoptive parents, Jennifer and Chad Brackeen, neither of whom is Native American. The Brackeens are challenging a federal law governing Native American children in state foster care: It requires that priority to adopt them be given to Native families, to reinforce the children’s tribal identity.
The Indian Child Welfare Act, developed to protect Native children from the horrors of the past when Indian children were taken from their families, has come between a child and her foster family. Ostensibly designed to protect Native children, to ensure they are kept with Native families, this case of Lexi, a foster child in CA is making news.

Monday, June 3, 2019


A fire Monday afternoon forced evacuation of the Pechanga Resort and Casino.  This is a breaking story, fire crews on scene.

UPDATE IV:  Pechanga Fire Department Chief Jason Keeling said the fire started on the first floor in the elevator.  Neither the fire alarm nor sprinklers activated, Keeling said.
UPDATE V:  3 of six elevator's still out of commission according to #Pechanga FB  page.

Quick response from local Fire Departments.  Stay tuned for more.

The Pechanga Resort and Casino is located in Temecula, CA.  Since getting a casino, the tribe has wiped out 25% of its tribe via tribal disenrollment.  Learn more about disenrollment, by clicking on the pictures on the sidebar.

 “At approximately 11:30 a.m., a fire broke out in a hotel elevator portal in the original tower of the Pechanga Resort Casino,” spokeswoman Ciara Green said in an email. “The Pechanga Fire Department immediately responded and knocked the fire down.”
UPDATE:  One person was seen being taken away on a stretcher, via a twitter video.

UPDATEII:   Mutual aid has been assisted from Hemet, Corona, Morongo Fire, Soboba Fire, Murrieta and more.
UPDATEIII :  Press conference shortly. Injuries include THREE people...