Thursday, August 13, 2020

ONLY 9% of Murders of Indigenous Women SOLVED in CA vs. 60% of Greater Population


Great for Native America that the mainstream media has "discovered" the #MMIW and #MMIWG issue.  Is that something that Trump's new task force can credit?

There are more indigenous people in California than any other state in the U.S., with 700,000 Native Americans calling the state home. According to the report, only nine percent of murders of indigenous women in the state have ever been solved, compared to 60% in the greater population, meaning homicides of Native American women in the region are around seven times less likely to be solved than the murders of all other victims.

Read the SFGATE article here  and READ the FULL REPORT here

Lying about BEING INDIAN is already on the Rise in OK after McGirt

The estimable Acee Agoyo has this up today at  

Supreme Court Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock
"At the end of the day, what you're doing is your only affecting your credibility," he continued. "If you're going to try to tell a law enforcement officer, to try and get out of trouble, that you're a member of a federally recognized tribe, and you're not entitled to that membership, you just lied to a law enforcement officer."

Lying about your tribal identity could land you in trouble on the 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation, whose reservation boundaries were reaffirmed last month in a historic U.S. Supreme Court decision.

With the state of Oklahoma finally barred from exercising "unlawful" jurisdiction on the reservation, tribal and federal authorities are stepping in. They are prosecuting criminal cases, not just of Creek citizens, but those involving citizens of other Indian nations.

That's where tribal status comes in. A perpetrator who is a citizen of any federally recognized tribe cannot be prosecuted by local, county or state authorities within reservation boundaries, as confirmed by the ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma. Similarly, certain crimes affecting Indian victims do not fall under state control.

"The state of Oklahoma lost the ability to prosecute cases that occur on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Indian reservation that involve an Indian defendant or an Indian victim," U.S. Attorney Trent Shores of the Northern District of Oklahoma said on Tuesday. "That's it."

Sovereign Tribal Nations Should FOLLOW their OWN LAWS

 Why is doing the right thing so hard for some tribes?

Pechanga: OUTSIDE their constitution:

The Pechanga Appeal Procedures state that the purpose of the appeal is in identifying any infraction to the disenrollment procedure or any unfair and/or partial handling of a disenrollment case pursuant to Procedures § 9, page 4. The Enrollment Committee committed numerous errors or infractions of fundamental Pechanga law and procedural Pechanga law as follows:

1. Knowingly violated the will and intent of the General Council by continuing disenrollment proceedings after General Council’s vote to suspend all disenrollment;
2.. Violated the Pechanga Band Constitution by imposing a more restrictive membership standard than contained in Article II: Membership;
3. Ignored the Official Enrollment Book of 1979 as the original source document for determining Membership as stated in the Constitution;
4. Violated the Pechanga Band Enrollment Committee Guidelines by conducting disenrollment procedures without a lawful quorum and by reviewing disenrollment cases out of order for the purpose of stacking the Committee;
5. Contradicted previous actions and decisions of the Enrollment Committee;
5. Failed to indicate any mistakes or irregularities in the Appellants enrollment and failed to conduct the review of the Appellants’ case in a fair and/or impartial manner;
6. Violated the Indian Civil Rights Act by retroactively applying 1996 Enrollment Application to Appellants;
7. Violated Constitution and Disenrollment Procedures through application of more restrictive standards;
8. Acted negligently in the review of the Appellants case.


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Win River Casino Tribe Flexes It's WALLET in Political Race in Redding

  Patrick Jones has landed another big campaign donation in his race to unseat Shasta County District 4 Supervisor Steve Morgan.

A former Redding mayor, Jones earlier this week received $20,000 from Win-River Casino and the Redding Rancheria. It comes about a week after he got $100,000 from former Shasta County winery owner Reverge Anselmo — believed to be the largest single campaign donation ever in local politics.

Jones sees Win-River Casino’s plan to relocate to freeway frontage property just south of Redding as an issue in District 4, despite the fact the project site is not in the district.

MORGAN's Statement:

I have always run community-based campaigns because I am here to represent my community. Period. I will not criticize my opponent because that's not who I am, but the people of Shasta County and my District know that I am always accountable to them, I'm there to represent them, and I'm excited to ask for their vote this November,” Morgan wrote.


Pechanga Recreation Center Slowly Reopens after Covid 19 Scare, Shutdown.

 Pechanga Recreation Center –

Looks like the coast is clear at the Pechanga Recreation Center at the Temecula Indian Reservation.  The gym and pool are slowly reopening

They had been closed due to one of their employees contracting Covid 19 as per his social media. 

The remaining employees have been protected, via the affected employee's no longer working there.  Good watching out, right?   WASH YOUR HANDS, clean your equipment.


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Joe Biden Chooses Apartheid Supporter Kamala Harris AS VP

NO FRIEND to Native Americans
               photo by Washington Examiner

Apartheid supporter?  You bet.  California's junior Senator Kamala Harris accepted the endorsement of Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro, a tribe from Temecula, who runs an apartheid reservation.  More on that down post.

Remember Kamala Harris and Columbus Day

Her reply sent shivers of confidence in her: 
 "Sign me up," Harris replied.  Not, "I've been supporting this for the decade I've been in higher office"  Not, "I've already drafted a law in the Senate".  (has she passed ANY laws?)

As a Senatorial candidate, Kamala Harris was concerning to a Native American Democrat group in CA.

We are dismayed by the lack of sensitivity to tribal issues and to Native Americans as individuals that we see in our announced candidates. Their comments and actions provide little assurance that they grasp the government-to-government relationship guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
When Kamala Harris first became Senator, we sent her a letter that scared even the crickets from chirping, the silence was so deafening.

Dear Senator Harris,

As you assume office and begin the job of familiarizing yourself with the various issues and concerns of your constituents, please take notice of the unique problems facing Southern California Indian Country. American Indians have long suffered unfair and discriminatory treatment from the U.S. Government, and since the passing of the I.G.R.A. (Indian Gaming Regulatory Act) individual Indians have been assaulted by “elected” leaders that pursue wealth and power to the detriment of the general welfare of the people.

As California Attorney General she was not helpful to many Native Americans

Attorney General Kamala Harris submitted a brief in a lawsuit that seeks to diminish the boundaries of the reservation of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

Indian Gaming Groups were unsure of her as reported

She’s just failed to take positions on some critical issues … and that causes alarm,” Steve Stallings, the chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, told The Los Angeles Times. “Unfortunately, what it looks like is politics.”

As attorney general, Harris opposed at least 15 tribal land-into-trust applications, Dave Palermo reported for in February 2014. Her office also tried to stop the Big Lagoon Rancheria from opening a casino on land that was placed in trust more than two decades ago.


If you say, "Trump is Racist, and that makes his supporter Racist!"  Then you have to believe that if Kamala Harris takes the support from an Apartheid Tribe's Leader, that means she's okay with Apartheid, right?

FIFTEEN TIMES she opposed tribes on land into Trust applications, she also worked to keep Chukchansi closed.. time she was right.

Is this the woman we need as Vice President of the United States. Don't forget, she accused a prospective US Supreme Court Justice candidate and FAILED spectacularly.   She's NOT the only Democrat accepting APARTHEID MONEY

Before you send me comments about being a Republican lapdog, I ADMIT I voted for Dianne Feinstein last election, WHY?  TO KEEP THIS TWIT from being my senior Senator from California.

#FacesofDisenrollment Pechanga Elder Manuela Miranda Not the "Good Kind" of Miranda?

Is this story of Pablo Apis' descenats being told at Pechanga?  True descendants who belong in the tribe, eliminated because of POLITICS. Other Apish descendants are still in the tribe, what made #Pechanga terminate her?

Manuela Miranda 
For centuries, the Pechanga/Temecula people lived in peace with one another. 
Despite occasional differences, we have always struggled and survived as a unified community. Indeed, under the leadership of Chief Pablo Apis and others, our common ancestors literally fought and died for the land which was set aside by Executive Orders in 1882 and 1893 for the use and benefit of the “Temecula Band or village of Mission Indians“. 

HISTORY: The Temecula Indian village, from which our ancestors were forcibly expelled from in 1875, was located within the tribe's aboriginal territory on land which was deeded to Chief Pablo Apis as the Little Temecula Rancho and which was to be set aside for the Temecula Indians by the Treaty of Peace and Friendship. The treaty, which was signed at Chief Apis' adobe in the Tribe's village, was never ratified by the US Congress. The land on which the Pechanga Resort and Casino is located is actually a corner of Chief Pablo Apis‘ original land grant.

Muscogee Creek Indian Freedman Band in TRIBAL COURT fighting for their Treaty Rights

 Members of the MCIFB are currently in tribal court of the MCN of Oklahoma fighting for the Treaty Rights of ALL Creek Freedmen descendants.
All tribal court remedies need to happen first.   THE EYES of the people demand the Muscogee Creek Nation #HonortheTreaties


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Disenrolling Tribes Must Come home to The NATIVE WAY of their Ancestors

 In over 13 years of fighting against tribal disenrollment, starting with the Pechanga disenrollments of two families, I’ve placed all of my time, energy and righteous anger on the nightmare of this paper genocide .
This scourge defames our ancestors, abuses our elders, and rips the heritage from our children. 

 For all of these years, I’ve neglected to speak about what it truly means to be an American Indian. Today, I want to briefly share my experience of the Native Way, with the beautiful native people of Northern New Mexico.

While driving from Upland, California to Chama, New Mexico to visit my brother, who had just relocated to the small New Mexican town, my wife and I experienced that community, and their actions touched me to my core.

I was trying so hard on that trip, to keep our Mazda CX-9 at the speed limit. It was unfamiliar territory and we were visiting in the dead of winter. There was this white stuff everywhere that this Californian was unfamiliar with. I'm certainly not used to driving through snow or ice, so I was trying to keep it safe by keeping under the 55 MPH speed limit.  

One deer damage. 3 seconds sooner
Four deer would have been hit.

East of Bloomfield, New Mexico passing the mile marker 102 sign, I crested a small rise, could not see the road, and quickly came across a herd of deer crossing the road.  I stood on my brakes, they worked well, but one deer was not concerned about her safety. The collision was not catastrophic to my wife or me, but at 100 pounds, the doe wasn’t so lucky. She damaged our nearly new car, rendering it inoperable, and in the process didn’t survive.  Stuck, in what to us a desolate stretch of highway between the Navajo Nation and Jicarilla Apache reservation, other motorists were few and far between.

We got to the side of the road, and my wife had enough cell signal to reach AAA. They promised to have someone out ASAP, but given our location, they warned it might take a couple of hours.  Thankfully, I had supplies in the car, water, snacks, and hand warmers (why are you laughing?).

While we waited, I dragged the poor deer off the highway, then cleaned up the wreckage.  Afterwards, there was nothing to do but wait.

After a short while a car, came from the east, slowed down, and passed us. I noticed brake lights as the car stopped and they put it into reverse.  My first thought being from the city was DANGER!

Playboy Told the Tribal Disenrollment Story 12 Years BEFORE NCAI released even a STATEMENT

Embarrassing to say the least.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen Playboy beats the National Council of American Indians to the important issue that now affects over 11,000 Native Americans by TWELVE YEARS.  

April 2008 Edition with
While primarily known has a "men's magazine" Playboy also kept up with the issues of the day.  Playboy's April 2008 included a story on ousted Seminole Chief James Billie, with the article focusing on  Billies' fall from power as Chairman of the Seminole Nation and his eventual banishment by an opposing faction of the tribal council.

As a side bar, page 56 highlights the disenrollments at Pechanga:

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians CANCELS Pow Wow

 San Manuel Names New Chief Executive Officer -
 San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who, along with other Indian Tribes in California, have no problem opening their casinos during the coronavirus, defying Governor Newsom’s request for a temporary closure.

On their website and in their advertising, they boast that everything is safe and outline the steps they have taken to keep patrons of their casinos from contracting the coronavirus.

But apparently those good hygiene practices used to lure gamblers into their casinos does not work at San Manuel events tribal members attend.

Two days ago, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced that they were canceling their annual pow wow stating, “this [cancellation] is the best and most responsible decision as we want to protect the health and safety of our Tribe and our guests.”

Thursday, August 6, 2020

#FacesofDisenrollment PAULINA HUNTER of Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Paulina Hunter, Pechanga Band of Luisento Indians died in 1899. Never getting a chance to defend herself as she was defamed by disenrollment in 2006, She would have been almost 170 years old. Not quite time immemorial, but way, way back. Look for more #facesofdisenrollment stories on Original Pechanga's Blog on FB

Her descendants still live on her allotment, given to her as head of household in 1895.  20 acres, allotment 62.  How many can say, they are descended from ORIGINL PECHANGA people

Here is part of Dr. John Johnson's letter to the Pechanga Enrollment Committee, which hired him to investigate Paulina Hunter:

Paulina Hunter was not an original Pechanga Temecula person,” is incorrect. I have already pointed out that my report presented evidence that Paulina’s father was the only Indian listed in the early San Luis Rey mission records who was actually born at Pechanga. Furthermore, the reasoning presented in Conclusion 5 is entirely based upon a misinterpretation of the evidence. John Miller, Paulina Hunter’s grandson, stated on his enrollment application (authorized by the 1928 California Indian
Jurisdictional Act) that his “Grandmother and Great Grandparents were San Luis Rey Mission Indians.” The Record of Decision incorrectly concludes that “the correct tribal ancestry of Paulina Hunter was San Luis Rey” and therefore not Pechanga Temecula.

DNA Tests in Indian Country: Elizabeth Warren and Lorena Butler of Redding Rancheria

So many times in discussions with people about disenrollments and belonging.  People say, "WHY don't you take a DNA test?" 

DNA may prove Native ancestry, but it usually doesn't prove tribal belonging, but in the Lorena Butler matter, that is not so.

Elizabeth Warren, who claimed Cherokee ancestry, was exposed as a fraud, by Cherokee genealogist Twila Barners, on whose website Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter you can find the six pages of work.   She is NOT a Cherokee member.  In fact, her test proved Sen. Warren was between 98.44 percent and 99.9 percent not Native American, much less Cherokee

In the Lorena Buler matter, the challenge to her descendants,  the Foreman family dates to June 2002, when the tribal council received two letters alleging that Virginia Timmons bore no children. The letters, which were written by an elderly tribal member named Dorothy Dominguez shortly before her death, implicitly attacked the bona fides not only of Timmons' only child, Lorena Butler (who was born in 1916 and died in 1995), but of Lorena's five children, their 17 offspring and the two generations that have followed.

New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland and National Congress of American Indians FINALLY Bring Tribal Disenrollment UP


Premiere Indigenous Law Firm Galanda Broadman has a good capture of yesterday's events with #stopdisenrollment in Indian Country politics.  Both the NCAI and Rep. Haaland spoke/wrote about tribal disenrollment in the SAME DAY, thanks to CAM FOREMAN, grandson of the honorable Bob Foreman, who has been going like gangbusters on social media.  HOW hard?  Well, Fawn Sharp BLOCKED him on Twitter!  LOL

Here's NCAI's statement, the rest of the story you can read at Gabe Galanda's blog

For our young readers  BE LIKE  CAM FOREMAN, come out swinging

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

CA Governor Newsom Ok's Compact With BIA DIRECTOR's TRIBE


Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and the Tule River Indian Tribe of California.

View the IONE compact here

We Remember our Ancestors and we are Pechanga people Forever

That's of rough translation of this Luiseno phrase

This was the language two depostions were given with, in 1915 both saying Paulina Hunter was PECHANGA

it is very clear that Pechanga elder Dolores Tortuga included my ancestor Paulina Hunter in the inclusive "we Pechanga Indians" when she tesitfied in the 1915 probate hearings by saying in response to the examiner's question below:

"Were you acquainted with the deceased Pechanga Indian allottee Paulina Hunter?"

Tortuga responded by saying, "yes, I knew her as a neighbor when WE PECHANGA INDIANS lived on the Pauba Ranch near Temecula, California."

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Bobbi La Mere Pechanga Committee Chair, Supports Original Pechanga Blog with Share of Important Post

Bobbi La Mere, then chairman of the Pechanga Enrollment Committee, which disenroll my family, and was the victim of a warning shot fired at her home, to make sure she followed the plan.  She later got her family enrolled, during a moratorium, in a Quid Pro Quo, while hundreds remained trapped.

Imagine my surprise when I found she had shared one of Original Pechanga Blog's post of Facebook.  Maybe she's a Trump supporter?

The post IS important enough to share, and has generated over 500,000 page views in under a week.  I want to thank Bobbi for this small suppoort, even as her actions of disenrollment, has caused such trauma to my entire family.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Win River Casino Tribe Desecraters of Elder Virginia Timmons On Whose Land Their Current Casino is based, SUES

Redding is trying to 'kill' Win-River's expansion plan, lawsuit alleges

In a statement, the Redding Rancheria  which runs the WIN RIVER CASINO said it "believes the City of Redding has tried to kill the tribe's Casino Relocation project. By selling this public property to a private entity with deep pockets, the City of Redding is trying to prevent commercial access to the Tribe's I-5 property, which could prove detrimental to the viability of the Casino Relocation Project."

Boo fucking HOO.  How does that compare with forcing a family to dig up their ancestor for DNA, then not accepting those results? And then stripping their citizenship?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Trump Administration Establishes the First Cold Case Task Force Office for Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

 #MMIW FINALLY gets some attention where the media has ignored the thousands of MISSING and MURDERED Indian Women and girls.

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney established the first of seven offices dedicated to solving cold cases involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Pechanga Resort & Casino PRO TIPS: How to Win! Well....

Get outta here! YOU CAN'T WIN, the machines are designed to take your money. They don't even have to tell you win percentages at Pechanga Casino. And besides if a machine malfunctions, WHO are you going to complain to? The tribe? Heck, even a BEATING victim couldn't win with that one.

ONE of the biggest winners at Pechanga was a THIEF, who STOLE old slot machines and SOLD them even though it was TRIBAL property.  You would go to jail for that, unlike...HER

Friday, July 24, 2020

Temecula Indians at Pechanga Run APARTHEID SYSTEM. Kamala Harris Accepted Their Endorsement

WE have APARTHEID in CA, under Democrat leadership on tribal reservation in Temecula

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians still practice APARTHEID on the reservation in Temecula: Democrats LOVE their campaign contributions.

APARTHEID as described by the dictionary is:
any system or practice that separates people according to race,caste, etc

Pechanga is doing just that, determining that families with historical ties to the origins of the reservation are ‘no longer pure’ in their eyes. They may be Temecula Indian, but “they aren’t Pechanga.” Even though the expert hired BY Pechanga proved that we were.

Here are some similarities to the Apartheid system you are familiar with:

South Africa - Strategists in the National Party invented apartheid as a means to cement their control over the economic and social system.
Pechanga - Splinter Group invented disenrollment as a means to control membership during a time of new economic growth (Pechanga Resort & Casino).

South Africa - Initially, aim of the apartheid was to maintain white domination while extending racial separation.
Pechanga - Initially, aim of the Splinter Group was to dominate the tribe while instilling fear in other members.

South Africa - Africans living in the homelands needed passports to enter South Africa: aliens in their own country.

Pechanga - Descendants of original allottees that have been disenrolled have to verify their reasons for entering their own land. An entire family of Tosabols have been denied access to use the roads to go to their property because of their banishment. Their crime? Nothing, they were never charged, just banished.

JAMES RAMOS AB -275 NAGPRA Expansion Closed to Reality

James Ramos CA Assemblyman From San Manuel

Indigenous tribes in California who are not federally recognised will be granted rights to reclaim their ancestral objects from museums and institutions in the state if a pending repatriation law is approved as expected on 31 August. The bill—called AB-275 Native American Cultural Preservation (2019-2020)—has received “overwhelming bipartisan support in the California assembly and in its hearing in the senate”, with a 78-0 vote, the assembly member James C. Ramos (Serrano/Cahuilla) tells The Art Newspaper.who printed this story

OP:  We've written on these abuses including when Pechanga took over Tongva Remains, because they had federal recongition and the Gabrieleno didn't.
Navy's Defective Determination on NAGPRA

The bill expands on the existing Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)—a federal mandate enacted in 1990 to allow tribal leaders to reclaim human remains, burial items and other sacred objects from institutions. The federal law, however, excludes tribes that are not recognised and listed by the US Interior Department—a significant failing in the eyes of tribes in California, many of whom lost their recognition during the mid-20th century.

The state bill would create a Native American Heritage Commission that would identify and maintain a list of California tribes to consult in repatriation matters, and would revise the definition of “California Indian tribe” to include tribes that are not federally recognised. It also defines “museums” as any institutions that receive state funding—even partially. The bill is expected to be signed by governor Gavin Newsome by 30 September.||

THANK YOU Mr. Chairman.....

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Harlan McKosato passes on. Noted Native Ameican Icon Was 54.

I was lucky enough to discuss tribal disenrollment on his Native America Calling show.  He understood the issues.

A man who spent 12 years as the host and producer of the nationally broadcast radio show Native America Calling and was once considered the “voice of Indian Country” died Tuesday, surrounded by friends and family.
Harlan McKosato, 54, was a citizen of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma. He grew up on the Iowa Reservation in the north-central part of the state.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Congressional Black Caucus Made Changes BEFORE BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter inciting more than riots/protests

BlackLivesMatter Chapter 2: The US media takes to twitter in ...
They are inciting change in America  And it affects Indian Country as well.  Native Americans now the suffering of our African American brothers and sisters, and as you will see below, our lives are intertwined.  And that's the point of this post about the Congressional Black Caucus.

APARTHEID in South Africa

South Africa was a SOVEREIGN nation that practiced Apartheid. Was that any of the United States business?   NO, absolutely not. Were we right to oppose that shameful practice, albeit very late?  YES.  But why? What made the difference in policy? The Congressional Black Caucus:

Friday, July 17, 2020

Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro Keeps FIRST COUSIN from Tribe

The Pechanga Moratorium is 20 years old.  Eschewing kinship, Mark Macarro keeps his own family OUT.

It was purportedly designed to give the Pechanga Enrollment Committee time to review their membership rolls. Ya think they could do it in 20 years?   ARLENE MACARRO cousint to Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro and to Victor Rocha, editor of Pechanga dot Net is still not in the tribe.  (OP:Yet some adults who voted for disenrollment got their family into the tribe in a quid pro quo)

The LosAngeles Times wrote about the Macarros

And then there’s the squabble between Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, the main television spokesman for the Yes on 1A campaign, and one of his first cousins, who says she was unfairly dropped as a tribal member & denied reinstatement.


Noted Dine Author Jacqueline Keeler explains how BLACK LIVES MATTER helped in the anti Redskins movement.  Watch the video please.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

CA Governor Newsom Silent on Tribal Casinos Staying OPEN During CoronaVirus

 Don't got to a nail salon!  Don't get your hair cut. Card rooms must close!

Okay to go to casinos on tribal land with a THOUSAND strangers?  Way to protect our health Newsom.

Thunder Valley Casino has been under fire in recent days from both current and former workers who say the resort is not doing enough to keep employees and guests safe after reopening in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A number employees who ABC10 spoke with sought to remain anonymous out of fear of losing their jobs, and one other spoke after quitting her job of 13 years. All of them came to a consensus: The casino should not be open.
Sovereign land gives tribes to remain open but does that make it right? 

California Gaming Association wrote to Newsom that he has the AUTHORITY to order casinos closed in the compact they signed with the state.
Sec. 12.1. General Requirements.
The Tribe shall not conduct Class III Gaming in a manner that endangers the public health, safety, or welfare, provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to make applicable to the Tribe any state laws or regulations governing the use of tobacco.
In short, if your office has made a determination that gambling facilities pose a risk to the health and safety of the public in certain counties, we ask that you call upon ALL gaming operators in the targeted counties to close. 

What is Gavin Newsom afraid of with tribes?  Racism?  No, he's closing Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, Little Saigon. He's allowing BLM protests.

What are his options?   He can use his bully pulpit to ask CA to NOT go to tribal casinos, to urge them NOT to put themselves in danger.  He can roadblock the casinos.  Or, tribal casinos can do the right thing and shut down to protect it customers.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Boycott Tribal Casinos Who Buy GOYA and Sell Nike Shoes

BOYCOTT PECHANGA Casino for Violating the CIVIL and Human Rights of their people, stripping identity and heritage from Hundreds.

Or, you can boycott GOYA, because it's CEO said a nice thing to our President.  Or you can boycott Nike because their spokesmodel take a knee. Both equally stupid in comparison.

A boycott is a form of consumer activism involving the act of voluntarily abstaining from using, buying, or dealing with a person, organization, or country as an expression of protest, usually for political reasons

California Indian Tribes like: Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians (Temecula), Redding Rancheria (Redding) Picayune Rancheria (Coarsegold, near Fresno) and the Nooksack Tribe in Washington state are just a few of the tribes that do not deserve your patronage. Yet one has to wonder, how many GOYA boycotters will still got to these venues?  Or Colin Kaepernick haters?  Right or left, same bird?

Thursday, July 9, 2020


In a just released No Casino In Plymouth (NCIP) filed a complaint in the Federal District Court in Sacramento on July 6th challenging the unethical and false narrative generated by BIA Officials, Ione Indian Chairperson Sara Dutschke, IMG Plymouth Land Holdings LLC. (IMG), and owners of the Shenandoah Inn (Dilan and Family Inc.).
Sara is Amy Dutschke's niece, not that there's anything wrong with that...we wrote about the IONE BAND Missing DOCUMENTS

According to the NCIP press release:


TRIBES WIN! TRIBES WIN! Supreme Court rules for tribes, read that here This case is about two things: (1) this opinion and case is about Muscogee Creek Nation, their treaty, and their lands and (2) this opinion does not “return” lands - it is all about acknowledging existing jurisdiction. Supreme Court Images, Stock Photos & Vectors | Shutterstock JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH writes in his 6th opinion in #McGirt: "Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law. Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word." Treaties had the full faith of the nation and MUST be honored. The Cherokee Nation learned that in the Freedmen Decision. Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled for Native American Rights in Yellowbear v Lambert For more on treaties in Oklahoma, listen to Rebecca Nagle's podcasts THIS LAND Cecily Hilleary has background in Voice of America Thank you to Ed Morrissey for the link at HotAir

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

NCAI Avoids Disenrollment in "We're Here For You" Email

My joy seeing an email with this subject from NCAI:

replete with ARTWORK! 

Reeling with anticipatory glee, I scan the email for the words detailing how the National Congress of American Indians FINALLY stands up against Tribal Disenrollment.  Like Charley Brown waiting for the Great Pumpkin, it's not happening. Just like nothing's happened in the past decade. Nothing Nada Zilch

NCAI called out by Dr. David Wilkins in 2013
NCAI went after NBA bigotry, ignored Cherokee racism in 2014
NCAI ignored disenrollment in 2015
NCAI ignored disenrollment at their Marketplace event in 2017
NCAI ignored disenrollment in 2018
NCAI IGNORES 10,000 NATIVES Culturally Homeless via Disenrollment 2019

NCAI even got a representative from a disenrolling tribe!?  No wonder they ignore the issue.   Sovereignty?  Sure, but sovereignty, without accountability leads to abuses like disenrollment, elder abuse..

PLEASE NCAI...STAND up for over 10,000 Native Americans that have been harmed by ...NATIVES!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Former Chukchansi Leader Dustin Graham Walks On

Dustin Graham former Tribal Chair from Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians has walked on.  
Graham was on the PRCI Tribal Council and a chairman,  which disenrolled 600 Chukchansi citizens in 2006-2007 and tried to disenroll more subsequently.  He was 49 years old.

At a CA Native American Caucus event in Sacrament, he spoke AGAINST a resolution providing sanctions for disenrolling tribes:

Chairman Dustin Graham of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians then made a statement to the membership regarding sovereignty and the danger this resolution would create. His statement is attached to these minutes as a record of the objections to the resolution. He asked that all tribal members remember so difficult the battle has been to maintain tribal sovereignty and the court cases still ongoing.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

L.A. Angels Please DROP Pechanga Resort & Casino Sponsorship

50 Links to Tribal Disenrollment Posts
Los Angeles Angels Sponsor Pechanga Chairman

Dear Angels Baseball

We ask that you publicly sever your ties to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Tribe and investigate the issues detailed below to determine whether sponsorship from tribal gaming is in the best interests of Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Angels

The recent protests over police violence against African Americans have made many organizations put Black Lives Matter on the front burner. As a sports organization that values diversity, OP asks: Would the Los Angeles Angels support BLM against the ravages of APARTHEID. We think you would, and rightly so. Discrimination in all its forms are abhorrent.

DC says NO to REDSKINS FOOTBALL TEAM in Washington

PRESSURE WINS!   If you don't get into the FIGHT, you can't win.....

The Washington Redskins NFL team is looking to relocate from its current Maryland home, but Washington, D.C., won't be welcoming the franchise unless it changes its name and logo, Fox News reported.

Washington, D.C., Democratic Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton said she would fight any move by the Redskins to actually reside in Washington without the team changing a name some believe is racist.


CREEK NATION: Spotlight on Their RACISM Against Freedmen Descendants

Cherokee Warrior Woman Marilyn Vann has a piece up of the latest round of racism by the Creek Nation of Oklahoma.   Read the full article here at NATIVE KNOT
In the past weeks, Americans of various races and tribes have marched against racism as an aftermath of the murder of Mr. Floyd. I pray the Floyd family will receive justice in the courts of law.

But there are places within the United states in the year 2020 that blacks are openly denied the right to vote and hold elective office, to obtain jobs and contracts, and to obtain assistance from Federal funded health and housing programs based on their ancestry as descendants of African slaves and
their black skin color. One such place is the Oklahoma based Creek Nation.

The Creek nation treated with the Confederate states in 1861 largely to keep black chattel slavery permanent.