Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Seminole Nation OKAY with Their Black Citizens DYING OF COVID due to Denial of Vaccine



No need to give rights to descendants of the black slaves they dragged with them, right.  Separate but UNequal is very apartheid-like. They were counted for Covid Relief Funds, but not for...well, relief via vaccine.

“It’s a terrible day to find out that your own people will let you die,” said Osborne-Sampson, who sits on the Seminole Nation’s tribal council.

While tribal leaders and the Indian Health Service have been hailed for successfully rolling out COVID vaccines across the country, Osborne-Sampson is one of six Freedmen who told BuzzFeed News that the Seminole Nation has denied them vaccines, health services, and COVID financial relief based on the ancestry listed on their tribal ID cards. Freedmen make up roughly one-eighth of the Seminole Nation’s nearly 20,000 citizens and are counted in the tribal census — which the federal government used to allocate over $16 million in CARES Act funds to the tribe.

The distinction between a “Native American” and a “Freedman” relies on what Freedmen call a racist and outdated ideology of “citizenship by blood.” All Seminole Freedmen receive tribal ID cards that read “Freedman citizen, 0/0 Indian blood” on the front and “Voting benefits only” on the back. Other tribal citizens receive cards that list their blood quantum (their fraction of “Indian blood”) with no restrictions. Documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News show that the Seminole tribe has used these ID cards to deny Freedmen access to COVID health and financial services.

READ THE WHOLD STORY at BUZZFEED

Monday, March 15, 2021

COGRATULATIONS DEB HAALAND on Becoming INTERIOR SECRETARY in Historic Day

 A HISTORIC DAY as Deb Haaland from New Mexico is approved as Interior Secretary!   

WE'VE QUESTIONS on DISENROLLMENT IN THIS OPEN LETTER 

PLEASE .. make more history by calling out the Tribal abusers of over 11,000 Native Americans.  You might  say sovereignty, but sovereign right doesn't make their actions right.



Saturday, March 13, 2021

Three Men Who ALLEGEDLY MURDERED Pechanga Chairman's Nephew ARRESTED and Charged

 JUSTICE soon after the horrible ending of a young Pechanga Life. 

Police were called to the parking lot of an apartment complex in Seattle’s Bitter Lake neighborhood on Feb. 19, where they discovered the body of a 19-year-old Island County man buried in a snowbank with only his toes, nose and part of his chest visible, according to King County prosecutors.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim as Mikah Macarro and determined he died from a close-range gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a homicide.

A winter storm dumped snow on the Seattle area the weekend before Macarro’s body was found.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Tribal Disenrollment As 21st Century Historical Trauma Explained by Young Pechanga Descendant

 My young cousin, Cassie Whitten, who we highlighted when she posted her TikTok video on tribal disenrollment, further explains how she was affected on her Facebook Page. She resides on the Hunter Family allotment #62 given to our mutual ancestor Paulina Hunter in the 19th century

The one thing that has been really hard for me is continuing the work I want to do in my communities since tribal disenrollment. Lately I’ve been pretty sad about it.  (OP: Cassie worked for Indian Health)

It continually feels like you don’t matter or your voice by your own people. Lateral oppression can be real amongst native people too. 

I’m still on my healing journey. I’m only 22 years old and it’s saddening how my own tribe could kick a 7 year old out of their tribe to this day. (Watch this video that details the day Mark Macarro sent his jackbooted thugs to remove CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL)

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Original Pechanga Has Returned. Back to the Challenge of Exposing the Corruption Behind Tribal Disenrollment

 Thanks to my regular readers for continuing to bring traffic to my blog.  I've been moving from CA to Las Vegas NV as my wife has retired after nearly 42 years.

Rep. Deb Haaland nears confirmation to Interior Secretary as so far 4 GOP Senator say they will vote for her confirmation.

Merrick Garland, who was instrumental in the Cherokee Freedmen's challenge to the Cherokee Nation in their appeal was confirmed.  Read up on him, his work on the case which belied weak responses he brought to his confirmation hearing. 

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