Wednesday, October 13, 2021

NCAI Nomination of Mark Macarro For VP IS A DISGRACE

 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.


Unbelievable.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Paulina Hunter Disenrollment at Pechanga Was Started With a LIE Please Read About the INJUSTICE

 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.

Payomkawichum

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.

Forget Columbus, Learn Some Indigenous History Today


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:

Friday, October 8, 2021

SEMINOLE FREEDMEN Gaining Some Rights With Indian Health Services

 

NO BLOOD degree for many



Indian Health Service announced earlier this week that Freedmen citizens of the Seminole Nation are now eligible for health care services.

“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.

Indigenous People's Day is NOW A THING Thanks to President Joe Biden. Still Honoring Columbus, However.

 




After continues failures for his administration, a glimmer of brightness as President Joe Biden on Friday issued the first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, lending the most significant boost yet to efforts to refocus the federal holiday celebrating Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native peoples.   Los Angeles had joined other cities in renaming the holiday years before.

Tribal Sovereignty = Tribal Justice Is NOT ALWAYS FAIR or Just

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?



Read this old article from the San Diego Union Tribune
Tribal justice not always fair, critics contend Reservation's courts include members as lawyers, judges By Onell R. Soto

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

While Pechanga and Pala HAVE STOLEN MILLIONS ViA DiSENROLLMENT, SAN MANUEL Continues to Be Charitable

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.”

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

President Biden, After A String of FAILURES, Gets On the Right Track Restoring the Tribal Nations Summit


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.

Friday, September 17, 2021

UPDATE: Media Rushes to Air WHITE WOMAN IN JEOPARDY STORY in Gabby Petito Case. MMIWG GET NOTHING IN COMPARISON .

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)

Gabby Petito

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

STOP DISENROLLMENT VIDEO: "ELDERS are SACRED" Unless Your Tribal Council is CORRUPT

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

COMMENTS ARE OPEN 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

PETITION: WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDS TO NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES WHO DISENROLL & BANISH ELDERS & FAMILIES

Sovereign Immunity is NOT Immunity from Condemnation or Sanctions.  

Disenrolled Redding Rancheria Native American activist Cam Foreman, who has been instrumental in getting Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland on record with disenrollment has this petition on CHANGE.ORG (link fixed) that is building steam.  YOU can help with that by signing the petition and asking your friends and family to sign as well.

Disenrolled Elders, some disenrolled
posthumously

For nearly 20 Years, over 90 Native American Tribal Nations, most exclusively Tribes with Casinos, have abused & hid behind Sovereign Immunity to violate the Indian Civil Rights Act.

Also Article 9 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, violate heir own Tribal Constitutions, Treaties. including their Responsibility & Obligation to Protect the Rights of Their Citizens by orchestrating conspiracies to Disenroll & Banish over 10,000 of their Tribal Citizens.   

PLEASE SIGN the petition at the Change.org link above.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Maxine Waters Committee Authorizing NAHASDA with Markup Correcting THE FREEDMEN INJUSTICE

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."





FIRST LOOK FROM TWITTER!
Under the leadership of Chairwoman @RepMaxineWaters
@FSCDems are marking up the reauthorization of #NAHASDA and correcting the historic disenfranchisement of descendants of Black Native American Freedmen. This applies to all FIVE civilized tribes.

THANK YOU Madame Chairwoman


Monday, September 13, 2021

Marilyn Vann Cherokee Citizen of FREEDMEN Descent Elected to Serve In The CNO Government A FIRST for Freedmen Descendants

 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.

Marilyn Vann
Cherokee Warrior

She is a perfect choice for the Cherokee Nation, a TRUE WARRIOR

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Petitions Supreme Court to Uphold Indian Child Welfare Act

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.

In a petition filed Sept. 3, the tribes are essentially requesting that the high court leave intact the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law enacted in 1978 amid a trend that saw an “alarmingly high percentage” of American Indian children separated from their families by nontribal public and private agencies.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who is of American Indian descent, also has petitioned the Supreme Court to uphold the law, while the state of Texas, on behalf of Chad and Jennifer Brackeen, have petitioned the high court to repeal the law, claiming it is unconstitutional.

READ more HERE

ICWA has withstood legal challenges for more than 40 years, but in the past four years federal judges have been divided on its constitutionality.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Dateline NBC DISCOVERS MISSING and Murdered Indigenous Women. WATCH Carla Yellow Bird's Story

 

Native Americans from all over should set their DVR's and plan to watch tonight's episode of DATELINE NBC (See trailer at link). Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland will be featured for a bit.
CARLA YELLOW BIRD's abduction will be told.   #MMIW has gone mostly unnoticed, mostly unreported in the national media. 

The Secrets of Spirit Lake' will follow Lissa Yellow Bird, whose amateur sleuthing exposed cracks in law enforcement's investigation into her niece's disappearance in 2016

PLEASE watch the trailer at the link above and share.  IF WE DRIVE RATINGS, they will do MORE STORIES.

We've had stories on #MMIW and #MMIWG here
SAVANNAH's ACT
Biden Don't Erase Trump's #MMIW Legacy  and MO)RE

Kozee Decorah's MURDER by Boyfriend
Savanna's Act addresses the issue
MISSING/MURDERED
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

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

OPEN LETTER TO MAXINE WATERS From Redding Rancheria Disenrolled Asking to Withhold FUNDING from Disenrolling Tribes



Asking Chairwoman Waters of the House Financial Services Committee NOT to Ignore the damage done by disenrolling tribes.    

Adapt it to your situation and tribe then USE THIS WHISTLEBLOWER FORM  which gets sent to staff.

Good Afternoon Chairwoman Waters & Committee Members

Monday, August 16, 2021

AG MERRICK GARLAND, WHAT is your POLICY on Tribe's DENIAL of Basic Civil and Human Rights?

 



Thank you to our friend and guest blogger Reinstatement Resolution for composing this for former AG Loretta Lynch

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.

To: US Department of Justice
    Attorney General Merrick Garland
    950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
    Washington , D.C. 20530-0001
    Email: askdoj@usdoj.gov
    Fax Number: 202-307-6777

From:  
         
Re: Request for Policy Statement


Dear Attorney General,
 
I am writing this request on behalf of thousands of American Indians who have been removed from the Membership Rolls of Federally Recognized Tribes without due process and in violation of their right to equal protection under the law.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Human Rights Abusing Redding Rancheria Works To Change Redding City Councils Minds on BIGGER CASINO

Looks like the Redding Rancheria, the tribe well known for abusing the civil and human rights its then members of the Foreman family, want Redding City Council to change it's opposition to a BIGGER CASINO.

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?

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Cecily Hilleary in Voice of America: Blood Quantum is Formula for 'Paper Genocide'

 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.

Excerpt

Colonial construct   

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

San Pasqual Tribe: Alegre v U.S. Decision Renders Victory for U.S.

 




The five year struggle to bring a case against the BIA by San Pasqual descendants in the ALEGRE v US case has some decisions today.  The Alegre case seems to suffer here.  Read backstory in JOSE JUAN Descendants  

(1) DENYING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO COMPLETE THE ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, (Doc. No. 136) 

Plaintiffs have not carried their burden in establishing merit to their claim. In sum, in the face of Defendants’ designation of the administrative record, Plaintiffs fall short in providing “clear evidence” that the record is incomplete. Accordingly, the motion to complete the administrative record is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.

(2) GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION TO STRIKE THE ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD, (Doc. No. 139) 

Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen, Rep. Danny Davis Re-introduce H.R. 4637 to SEVER RELATIONS With Creek Nation

 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.  

Monday, August 9, 2021

STOP DISENROLLMENT Visual Advocacy Webpage is STILL HERE. Have YOU Seen it?

 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 



HELP SPREAD THE WORD... Silence, IS NOT GOLDEN

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Rep. Maxine Waters Stands Up for Native American SLAVE'S Descendants, THE FREEDMEN

 


THANK YOU Rep. Waters for standing up for justice, where most of your collogues have ignored the issues of abuses of treaty rights and civil rights. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

BUBBY ROSSMAN, PITCHER in UNASSISTED DOUBLE PLAY

 Off TOPIC for this post, but, my longtime friend's son Bubby Rossman, a picher makes and unassisted double play.  PLEASE watch and share with your sports minded friends



BUBBYROSSMAN is a terrific athlete

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

REDDING RANCHERIA STATEMENT on CLEVELAND NAME CHANGE DEFIES CREDULITY

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


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.  


Tribal Disenrollment vs. Federal Recognition: HUGE Disparity in Proof Needed for Recognition Vs. DeRecognition




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 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Barbara Boxer, Senator Ma'am BEATEN and ROBBED. She had Legacy of DOING NOTHING for Disenrolled Natives

The Oakland City Council voted last month to take away $17.4 million from the police department and move the money over the next two years to the Department of Violence Prevention.

Former Senator Barbara Boxer


After four years of retirement, with a negative legacy on protecting Native Americans harmed by disenrollment, this happens:

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

Sunday, July 25, 2021

California Truth and Healing Council Gathering More Viewers And...

 


Also, more commenters.  This is the time to keep building a presence before those in POWER, some of whom are from disenrolling tribes, like Pechanga and Dry Creek.

At the meeting this week, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro commented

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.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

PITBULL The Cuban Descended Rapper Wants people to STAND UP AGAINST CUBAN OPPRESSION And....

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.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Cleveland BASEBALL Team DROPS Indian Mascotry to Become GUARDIANS

 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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

National Indian Gaming Association is in Las Vegas. Here are Top 10 Indian Casinos to AVOID

The NATIONAL INDIAN GAMING ASSOCIATION has TWO Directors from disenrolling Tribes.  Pechanga and Table Mountain

These Ten TRIBAL Casinos are some we chose to STAY AWAY from and NOT spend our entertainment dollars there. In NO particular order, except for Pechanga because they are MY TRIBE and they cheated MY family and dishonored MY ancestors and our progeny.

MARK MACARRO HONEST?  

There is much more detail at each of the links, please click through
PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO:  Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA

In 2004, 130+ adult members and their immediate families were disenrolled from the Pechanga Band. The members were all descendants of Chief Pablo Apish, a historically significant leader of the Pechanga/Temecula people. None of the members were allowed to participate in the 2004 tribal elections as a result of their disenrollment.

Saturday, July 17, 2021

FRAYER FOR HEALING FROM DISENROLLMENT and The Abuse of our Ancestors


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.

California Truth and Healing Council, THERE IS A PATH FORWARD To HEALINBG from Disenrollment Read HOW

 



We can point out numerous stories about the traumas and abuses of tribal disenrollment, but here are two stories of HEALING.

ENTERPRISE RANCHERIA

In November 2003, the Enterprise Rancheria booted 70 tribal members who questioned the way the tribal council spent a human services fund, according to Robert Edwards, a disenrolled member. Later two more tribal members were disenrolled.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Gavin Newsom's Truth and Healing Council Takes Comments on Disenrollment TELL YOUR STORY


The Native American Truth and Healing Council includes the leader of an apartheid/segregationist tribe, Mark Macarro.  We've written many posts on Mark and the council invited comment on their agenda items including disenrollment to 

info@catruthandhealing.com

I asked on of my friends who also suffered under a despicable ruler, Robert Smith of Pala Band of Mission Indians to help draft a letter to them. YOU can copy, paste and make any adjustments to your situation SO THEY CAN NEVER SAY:  "We didn't know" as I did at the end of the letter. 

Thursday, July 8, 2021

CORONA Honors Shiisonga Tongva Nation of Corona

 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.




Congratulations to another real Tongva People.  

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Kizh Nation Suffers Another INDIGNITY To Their Tribal Recognition and Sovereignty

 


We've written about the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians, Kizh Nation numerous times trying to help get their issues out in public.  They are not federally recognized and claim to be the TRUE Gabrieleno descendants.

We wrote on their battle with both the United States Navy and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians who took charge of their ancestors remains.

They couldn't even have representation when JUDY CHU dedicated a monument on their ancestral lands.

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.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

NCAI Stands Up for DOZENS of Trans Genders, IGNORES 926 DOZEN Living Disenrolled

 

Read it and Weep
Disenrolled are ignored again


WE KNOW that there are over 925 Dozen )(11,000) living disenrolled.  Wonder how many native trans genders there are?  One Hundred?   
They DO NEED support in health issues, but then so does a population that may be 1,000 times larger.

You can support BOTH NCAI.

We have the link here to the NCAI's resolutions for this meeting.  

It is sadly predictable that they again choose MONE over MORALITY, again.   We've written time an again, see the links below.

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

Juaneno Tribe Get Long Awaited Park in San Juan Capistrano

 


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.

READ THE REST OF THE STORY

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Original Pechanga Blog Wishes ALL A HAPPY Independence DAY.

Celebrating BREXIT 1776

245 years ago, some of our greatest patriots created a document that has stood the test of time. it wasn't perfect

Ben 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.

Independence Day 2021 marks the 17th year of termination for the Pablo Apish descendents from the Manuela Miranda family and the 15th year for the family of Original Pechanga Allottee Paulina Hunter, who Pechanga's expert proved was indeed Pechanga Indian. It's been  two decades for Moratorium people like the Tosobol descendants and even Mark Macarro's own cousins.

We will continue to fight for our rights as Pechanga people and continue to work for the rights of all disenfranchised Native Americans. America's independence was not won overnight and this struggle of ours, can't be won overnight either.

We must continue to educate our politicians and our local citizenry at every opportunity. We've had some successes and success breeds success. We need more friends and family to get involved and help keep the volume of the injustices perpetrated on Indian people...BY Indian people, mainly the corrupt tribal councils that proceed in stripping civil and human rights from Indian people across our country. 

Please HELP us.

By passing this blog along to your friends, by visiting here often and by sharing the link http://originalpechanga.com/ on your Facebook and Twitter pages and GOOGLE + each post.

You can help us be more visible and increased visibility is one way for us to combat the excessive amounts of money that gaming tribes have.  Robinson Rancheria has welcomed their people home, following the lead of the Enterprise Rancheria.  Keep the SPOTLIGHT shining on the corruption

We'd like to wish all readers across the country a  .
Happy 4th of July 2021!

Friday, July 2, 2021

Silence on Tribal Disenrollment by Advocacy Groups NARF, NCAI, NIGA and Interior Dept FAVOR THE OPPRESSORS

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented
Eile Wiesel


Interesting how quickly the NCAI came out against the decision by the Dept. of Interior on the Mashpee Wampanoag people. Days, yet for over a DECADE, they've been completely SILENT on the abuses, the oppreession, the torment BY TRIBES on the disenrollment issue in fact MISSING IN ACTION.  

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, June 28, 2021

Gavin Newsom Appoint Unenrolled Pechanga Descendant To State Commission on Women and Girls


Dr. Joely Proudfit (Luiseño), 52, of Carlsbad, has been appointed to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Proudfit has been Department Chair of American Indian Studies and Director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University, San Marcos since 2008.

 Proudfit is a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, board chair for Vision Maker Media and a board member of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and California Indian Education for All. She is secretary/treasurer of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center.

She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political science and American Indian public policy and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northern Arizona University. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Proudfit is a Democrat, but NOT a Pechanga Tribal Member.

Gavin Newsom bans travel to 17 States because of bigotry, but DOES NOT ban Events at Casinos That

 HARM THEIR OWN PEOPLE

Dear Gavin Newsom if you can ban state travel to 17 states because of bigotry to our two-spirit friends and family, you CERTAINLY can STOP any state travel/events to casino tribes that ABUSE civil/human rights, practices segregation, apartheid

MY gay AND Black family members was disenrolled against the tribe's own laws. Why do you honor the man who continues the abuses on your Truth and Healing Council with a VOTE?
Your apology to Native Americans was sullied by you standing with two tribal chairmen who stripped hundreds of their tribal citizenship. Instead you standing up for 11,000 of us, you stood with abusers. You didn't protect Californians from gathering at casinos either.

HELP protect and defend Native Californians from the civil and human rights abuses.

Tribal Disenrollment at REDDING RANCHERIA, The Protest Still Goes ON

Virginia Timmons

On June 19, Redding Rancheria honored its Original Distributees to the rancheria, which included Virginia Timmons, on whose property the Win River Casino stands.



Virgina Timmons' disenrolled  attended in protest. As we have reported many times, in 2003, Timmons' remains were exhumed for DNA testing along with her daughter , Lorena, who was among the 130 original members enrolled in the tribal group after its reestablishment 24 years after the tribe's termination, a restoration that came about partly through the efforts of her grandson, Bob Foreman.

The requred DNA testing proved her descendants belonged. They were disenrolled anyway. Why? 99.9 wasn't good enough?  NOPE The family was disenrolled in 2004



NEVER GIVE UP.  Cameron Foreman got now Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on record about disenrollment and has drawn many to the cause with his relentless efforts on social media.   THAT's how to honor our disenrolled ancestors, by fighting HARD FOR THEM