Friday, May 28, 2021
For over 14 years, we've written on the explosion of tribal disenrollments in casino Indian Country. Tribes sing the same chorus, learned at disenrollment seminars about "correcting the membership rolls" when in fact, it's about usurping power, stealing per capita shares of casino profits and settling old scores in family disputes.
THEFT of per capita via tribal disenrollment is NOW OVER ONE BILLION DOLLARS. Yes, it's about the money for casino tribes.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
We have written on the Choctaw Freedmen's fight to belong. There has been a lot of pressure put on the Choctaw Nation, today their CHIEF Gary Batton announced in an open letter, they will launch an initiative to consider.... is it enough or a good start?
Today the Choctaw Nation is announcing the launch of an initiative to consider tribal membership for Choctaw Freedmen. Changing the tribal membership requirements will require a Constitutional amendment, which will require a vote from tribal members. To be successful, we'll have to tell the story of why we believe this is necessary and listen to tribal members' input. This initiative will engage Choctaw Freedmen, the Department of Interior, existing tribal members, our elected officials and membership department officials, and other Choctaw proud in listening sessions to present findings and a recommendation to Choctaw elected officials.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
My young cousin, Cassie Whitten, who still resides on our family’s allotment on the Pechanga reservation in Temecula CA, gives her perspective on reconnecting with her heritage and her native spirit. So many of us who are older like me, feel the sting and injustice differently.
Cassie suffered trauma after our disenrollment, after Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro sent his jackbooted tribal rangers to physically remove Cassie and her other young cousins from the tribal school. PLEASE READ HER EXPERIENCE detailed here.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Dear LeBron James, Stand up Against Civil Rights Violations By YOUR SPONSOR The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Dear LeBron James,
We know you have been outspoken about civil rights issues in the Black Lives Matter v. Police issue as well as voting issues in Georgia . We ask that you stand up for over 11,000 LIVING Native Americans who have had their civil and human rights violated by tribal disenrollment.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Excellent news on the tribal disenrollment reversal front. Noted indigenous attorney Gabriel Galanda has reported success in getting two disenrollment cases overturned
Gabe reports: Yesterday I helped this Snoqualmie father fight for his daughter's existence. Her mother, who is non-Indigenous, was not allowed to do so, at least publicly. After she was accepted for enrollment by the Snoqualmie General Council, and welcomed home, he wept. It was beautiful.
In the Modoc case, Gabe was able to assist in her reinstatement to the tribe! Read about that here Well done Gabe... THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO
Sunday, May 9, 2021
HAPPY MOTHER'S Day to all our friends and relations. We remind one and all that OUR MOHTER'S, GrandMOTHER'S, Great GrandMOTHER'S and our ancestor mothers have been defamed, dishonored and abused by tribal disenrollment
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
This was a concert for first responders, held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. Sponsored by a Tribe that stripped citizenship from 25% of their people, many who live under segregation.