Mark Macarro is. KNOWN ABUSER OF elders, children and the ancestors.
This is the typ of person the NCAI would consider? From their announcement today.
Mark Macarro is. KNOWN ABUSER OF elders, children and the ancestors.
This is the typ of person the NCAI would consider? From their announcement today.
As many young people are discovering the bad acts of their elders and other relations, I'm bringing forward information for them to learn about what happened at Pechanga in the disenrollment of Paulina Hunter and her descendants. The records, oral and written are CLEAR, Paulina Hunter was an Original Pechanga Temecula person.
My late cousin, who used the nom de plume of Luiseno laid out how a "witch hunt" was started by a lie, perpetrated by Yolie McCarter and Basquez Crime Family Members. The lies were easily disproved which should have halted all disenrollment activity. Please read.
There were several statements that were stated as "fact" in the letter provided to the enrollment committee. This "information" was said to be enough to start the disenrollment process going.
1). They stated as a "fact" that a search of the public record revealed that Paulina Hunter never lived on the reservation, and that she was not on any of the reservation census records.
This statement is so silly and foolish I don't understand why the enrollment committee even gave it any weight at all. As a search of the public record revealed to the committee that she not only lived on the reservation, but that she was on all the census records until her death, recorded as a Temecula/Pechanga Indian.
I AM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S DAY replacing Columbus Day. If you want to celebrate Italians, celebrate Chef Boyardee, who did MORE for America.
In 2017, the city of Los Angeles voted to drop Columbus Day. It drew a lot of comment during that meeting. Some commenters claimed Italians did a lot for this country, uh, including bringing spaghetti. Let me say, I love Italians, and spaghetti.
But this issue is much different than it being anti-Italian.
Arguments against Columbus:
|NO BLOOD degree for many|
“It says 0/0 Indian blood, but it says Freedman,” LeEtta Osborne told News 4 back in March, talking about her tribal card. “They told me that they do not recognize their citizens there.”
That’s what happened in March when Osborne-Sampson tried to get a COVID-19 vaccine at the Indian Health Service clinic in Wewoka.
Pechanga had families on the disenrollment committee that were part of a group that tried to split up the tribe rule on families they publicly admitted they wanted out of the tribe. Fair, or not fair? Why give a tribe that mistreats their people the reward of Billions of dollars?
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians continues its charitable ways as they just donated $100,000 to Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas.
In comparison, Pechanga and Pala have STOLEN over $700 MILLION in per capita from tribal members they disenrolled.
The donation helps boost the BackPack for Kids program, which gives food to children on weekends and breaks from school who would otherwise go hungry.
In a statement, the tribe said it has given over $9.3 million to educational institutions and charities in Las Vegas since January 2020. It said Wednesday’s donation “will provide over 300,000 meals to individuals and families who are being impacted by food insecurity in the Southern Nevada community.”
President Biden is a huge failure, but on this, he gets it right. Acee Agoyo has the full story at Indianz.com
As promised by the Biden administration, the White House Tribal Nations Summit is returning after a four-year absence.
FIRST, Let me say, I pray that Gabby Petito's body is found soon and the perpetrator is brought to justice (yeah, we know who did it)
My next wish is that our INDIGENOUS Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Aunties abductions and murders would get the same news coverage.
Please read articles on the differences in press coverage linked in this story.
No missing Native women get this type of coverage. The recent DATELINE piece on one missing Native woman was from a years old murder. Mollie Tibbet's murder coverage was IMMEDIATELY a National story.
Why are white women valued so much by our media over others? Is it deliberate racism? Or simply ingrained that women of color are worth less?
The comments are open
UPDATE: FBI announces they have found a body in WY consistent with what they know of Gabby. PRESSURE works. Again, I wish they would put this kind of pressure for all our #MMIW who deserve justice, and to be found. FBI STATEMENT
POWERFUL video from the ancestors of Virginia Timmons and Lorena Butler of the Redding Rancheria and her children, including Leon, Lorena, Leland and Bob and two additional generations.
Please Watch "SACRED" and Share
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|Disenrolled Elders, some disenrolled|
Rep. Maxine Waters just affirmed, Sovereign Immunity is NOT Immunity to Condemnation or Sanctions. Moral outrage works
We wrote about Maxine Water's efforts last month and it's coming closer to fruition.
"This is a fight that's about fairness and equality," Rep. Maxine Waters, chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, said at the hearing. "For one minority group to discriminate against another minority group cannot stand. And as chair of this committee, I don't intend for it to stand."
My friend Marilyn Vann, who fought for JUSTICE for disenrolled descendants of Cherokee slaves (FREEDMEN) is honored by a nomination to serve her tribe.
Cherokee Nation Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announces on his Facebook page:
A special shout out to my friend Marilyn Vann who made history tonight as, I believe, the first Cherokee citizen of Freedmen descent to serve in a Cherokee Nation government post in our modern history, perhaps ever. An engineer by profession with an impressive professional resume of government service, she is highly qualified to join the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission. It was a great honor to nominate her and to watch her confirmation at tonight’s council meeting.
While other tribes like Pala and Pechanga deny their children their heritage through disenrollment, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and four other tribes from across the nation have joined the federal government in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a law that gives adoption preference for American Indian children in state foster care to American Indian families.
DATELINE NBC (See trailer at link). Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will be featured for a bit.
Kozee Decorah's MURDER by Boyfriend
Savanna's Act addresses the issue
White Women in Jep Gets all the media. No room for stories about Native women?
Nooksack Stalking of Native Woman is how it starts
FOX NEWS leads with MISSING WHITE WOMAN
And take a look at this website: Justice For Native Women
HERE is a letter YOU can and SHOULD send to Attorney General Merrick Garland It's a request for a policy statement, which could be as simple as "we won't defend the civil and human rights of Native American people harmed by their own Tribes." And may be far too likely.
Should a tribe that cheated over 10 percent of their tribe, be trusted? If they cheat their own, won't they cheat the people of Redding?
The estimable Cecily Hilleary has an excellent article up in Voice of America. You can read the full article here ...Paper Genocide.. We have used the term paper genocide to describe disenrollment. It also applies here.
For thousands of years, Native tribes understood “belonging” in terms of social kinship. Settler colonialism, however, introduced notions of race to determine social status, eligibility to marry, hold office or own land.
By the 19th century, terms such as “mixed-blood” and “half-breed” crept into treaties such as that with the Osage in 1825, by which the United States set aside a separate reservation for “half-breeds.”
Gradually, BQ became the standard test for deciding who was eligible for land and treaty benefits.
PLEASE read the full article at the link above
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Excellent news from our friend Rhonda Grayson of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen.
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Inc. is Thrilled to announce that H.R. 4637 was introduced by Congressman Danny Davis on July 22, 2021. We have worked tirelessly with Congressman Danny Davis staff to ensure that HR 1514, introduced in the 116th Congress, was reintroduced in the 117th congress, now H.R.4637.
The intro to that bill reads:
H.R.1514 - To sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedmen disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979, Creek Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.
The express purpose of H.R. 4637 introduced on behalf of Creek Freedmen is To sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedmen disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979, Creek Nation vote and fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.
WHAT can YOU DO? ASK your representative to SUPPORT this action.
Years ago, the #stopdisenrollment visual advocacy campaign was started by Indigenous Attorney Gabe Galanda and others. There was no event this year and we wanted to remind our readers that the webpage is STILL UP. Please take a look
We are working on a post about the trauma that the Redding Rancheria cause the Foreman Family when they forced them to exhume their ancestors, but look at what we found on their Twitter page, the Redding Rancheria states:
The Redding Rancheria Tribal Government has been active in the #notyourmascot movement #proudtoplayourpart #shastacounty pic.twitter.com/n8RCDdZ63Q
— Redding Rancheria (@RRancheria) July 28, 2021
So they are proud to stand with the #notyourmascot issue, but silent on the #stopdisenrollment issue. They choose the low hanging fruit of sport team nicknames hoping to avoid the spotlight we've shone on them for a dozen years now.
IF they were really concerned about the harm to Native youth, they would look WITHIN their own and bring their people home.
PISS off, Jack Potter Jr.
Native American tribes looking for Federal Recognition have to jump through MANY HOOPS and show mountains of PROOF to be federally recognized. The 35 page PDF is HERE but here is an example of what they need below.
Shouldn't tribes that disenroll their people have to show SOME proof that can be evaluated before US Indian affairs De-RECOGNIZES Natives?
a. Proposed Elimination of Current ‘‘Criterion (a)’’ and Requirement for External Observer as an Independent Criterion b. Proposed Criterion (a), Requiring Narrative of Pre-1900 Existence
|Former Senator Barbara Boxer|
Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured." We wish the elderly former Senator a speedy recovery, something so many of our elders are denied. Read more on Boxer responds to constituent on water rights Boxer's Son accused of BILKING GRATON RANCHERIA
There is NO pathway for redress at this commission. People will make comments but should their comments be...document, refer to other group external to our group.
The Pechanga leader has a point. But this commission on Truth and Healing is exactly what thousands of aggrieved Indians need. to be heard, whether non federally recognized, or those disenrolled, some without due process.
WE WISHED HE WOULD Have Stood UP AGAINST the OPPRTESSION of PECHANGA RESORT CASINO Tribe, which runs and apartheid/segregation reservation in Temecula
Pitbull Cuban American Rapper
We need to stand up, step up. But if you don't understand what's going on, then you need to wake the f— up," PITBULL Also he said, This is about unity, not division. And bottom line, this is about taking action."
WE AGREE on the issue of Cuba and he hope he puts these thoughts into action by NEVER Performing at a Tribal Casino that has disenrolled their own members. He performed at Pechanga Resort Casino July 21. So does he REALLY care about human and civil rights? Or is it only CUBAN civil rights?
WE wrote about Castro when he died in 2016. We've also asked other performers NOT TO PERFORM, like Gabriel Iglesias Johnny Mathis Jill Scott We hope to have success, one of these day.
MEANWHILE, Pitbull, we will continue to stand with YOU against the oppressors of Cuba.
After a decade of pressure to end the mascotry targeted to Native Americans, the Cleveland GUARDIANS will be the new name for the Ohio baseball team
Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team is changing its name to Guardians, the franchise announced Friday, dropping the racially offensive name it has been known as for more than a century.
The name Guardians is a reference to well-known Art Deco statues located on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge, which spans the Cuyahoga River and connects downtown Cleveland to the city’s trendy Ohio City neighborhood. Those statues are known as the “Guardians of Traffic.”
The franchise, which announced the name change in a tweet Friday morning, had long faced pressure from activists locally and nationally to ditch the name “Indians,” which critics said was racist.
The video announcing the name change did not say when it goes into effect. However, MLB.com reported that will happen for next season. The 2021 season is currently underway, with the Cleveland franchise in second place in the American League Central.
|MARK MACARRO HONEST?|
Creator, breath the fresh air of justice into the bodies of the many tribal leaders that have lost their way and harmed so many.
Walk closely beside us during our journey to healing and belonging that I know is possible through Your power alone.
Creator, help relieve the anxieties that perplex us, the despair that frightens us, and end the frustration that clouds our hearts and minds.
Help share your forgiveness in our memories and know your peace in our distress over the abuse of our elders and ancestors.
Creator, LEAD the leaders to the path of healing and justice and end the damage caused by greedy hearts.
Earliet this week, we pointed out how one faction of Tongva people get little respect from the Feds, the state and the courts. And here we get news from our Corona friends that another faction of Tongva People are honored by the City of Corona this week.
NO RESPECT AT ALL, and now, another indignity in a court case saying the Kizh Nation did not prove they sovereign rights?
The court docket shows this fact.
Here, the FAC alleges that KNRM “is a California, domestic stock corporation known as one of eleven non-federally tribal factions that claims Gabrieleno, Native American status.”
(FAC, ¶ 4.) Thus, the court finds that the question of sovereign immunity involves issues of proof that cannot be decided in this demurrer. Defendant (KN MR) points to the California Department of Industrial Relations’ order of dismissal in another matter, where it found that sovereign immunity applied to KNRM. (RJN, Exh. 2.) OP:
the KNRM HAD SUBMITTED a document where they alleged tribal immunity. However, the Court did not believed they met their burden in showing tribal under federal law.
However, while the court can take judicial notice the official acts of a government agency, the court cannot take judicial notice of the truth of the matters asserted therein
It's difficult to get all a federally recognized tribe gets in our courts and our Congresses, both state and federal. The Juaneno know this. It's time for the factions to get together and settle these issues.
|Read it and Weep|
Disenrolled are ignored again
For many years, the descendants of the original people of what is now Orange County have fought for a sliver of land dedicated to their history and traditions.
Tribal leaders have said that the park could be an important tool for educating the public and a vital gathering place for tribal members, where they could perform important ancient rituals. Some tribal members have been waiting for a piece of dedicated land like the park for decades.
After several delays, the Putuidem Village in San Juan Capistrano is expected to be completed by mid-August. The humble 1.5-acre passive park will include an amphitheater with boulders and log seats, a trail and depictions of the Juaneño way of life, including ramadas, kiichas (a thatch home) and manos (a ground stone tool). The surrounding areas of the park have native plant habitat.
“We just don’t want to be forgotten,” said Adelia Sandoval, spiritual leader of the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians. “It was a viable, beautiful thing that was going on here. The people living here, they kept everything in balance.”
The sacred sites and lands of the Acjachemen descendants, whose history traces thousands of years, have been plundered, desecrated and devoured by development. They became known as the Juaneños after Spanish colonialists built Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776. Today, there are about 1,900 tribal members.
The Putuidem Village was seen as a long-sought tribal victory when the San Juan Capistrano City Council first approved the educational park in 2016. The Northwest Open Space, a 65-acre natural area near the 5 Freeway where the park is being built, is considered one of the first Native American settlements in what became Orange County.
But in ensuing years, the city delayed the project, and tribal leadership questioned whether it would ever be completed.
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|Celebrating BREXIT 1776|
245 years ago, some of our greatest patriots created a document that has stood the test of time. it wasn't perfectBen Franklin 1787: Much of the strength & efficiency of any Government in procuring and securing happiness to the people, depends, on opinion, on the general opinion of the goodness of the Government, as well as of the wisdom and integrity of its Governors.
HARM THEIR OWN PEOPLE
On June 19, Redding Rancheria honored its Original Distributees to the rancheria, which included Virginia Timmons, on whose property the Win River Casino stands.