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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Are Tribes like PALA the Correct Authority to Determine DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD


Kevin Washburn, this happened under YOUR WATCH with the leaders of the Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians.  WHY did you turn a blind eye?

The Britten Descendants arbitrarily had their Degree of Indian Blood LOWERED by the Executive Committee of the Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California.   They were seeking their disenrollment, but the two issues can be separated.


The allowing of a Tribal authority to determine Degree of Indian Blood is not only a serious matter but one that will have serious consequences for the United States, State Governments, Indian Tribes and Individual Indians.

The United States is, as a matter of its sovereign power and under the Doctrine of Pre-Emption, the entity with the sole authority to determine the Degree of Indian Blood of an individual Indian.


On its face this seems to be matter of irrelevance but do realize that if Indian entities such as the Pala Executive Committee accrue the power and authority to determine and lower the Degree of Indian Blood for individuals such as myself then they will also have accrued the power to increase the Degree of Indian Blood of individuals as well. This unique and unregulated authority will lead to abuses of incalculable magnitude. This will also lead to severe fiscal impacts with respects to funding for Indian Tribes. The most significant affect being the authority to determine that a person with no history of Indian lineal descent can now be declared to be Indian by Tribal authorities without oversight of the United States.


Anonymous said...

The Pala Executive Committee is full of shit! How dare they lower the blood of the indians. Who the FOCk Do they think they are?
They are lucky, I'm not in their tribe. And washburn a is stupid deaf punk that doesn't give rats ass about indians. Who the hell voted for that white geek nerd - Washburn funky fat man???
Especially Harley Long- another piece of shit from INdian affairs that stutters and laughs when you call him on the phone

Anonymous said...

That is what they did and that enrollment specialist (lol)is going to do it again real soon.

Anonymous said...

She does whatever Smith tells her to do.