Monday, June 14, 2021

Pechanga Descendant Cassie Whitten Speaks On FIGHTING for Her Heritage, DENIED by Pechanga's Mark Macarro

 So proud of our cousin Cassie Whitten, who has lived on the Pechanga Rez most of her life.  My family, the descendants of Paulina Hunter, and Original Pechanga Temecula person still live on the allotment granted by the 25th President of the United States William McKinley.

WATCH please and if you are on TIKTOK please follow her.


@cassie.payomkawichum

Reply to @tristt9 and including us in the tribe! ##tribaldisenrollment ##nativetiktok ##pechanga ##payómkawichum ##hunterclan

♬ original sound - Cassie Whitten


We get lots of questions incldding   WHY do you/How can you still live on the rez if you are disenrolled?   We'll address that soon.  

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Former QUAPAW Tribal Chairman John Berrey Faces Disenrollment and BANNED from Running for Office

 Disenrollment is in the Quapaw Nation code, but it's unknown if this punishment has ever been used when citizens commit crimes.  Is it the right punishment?

John Berry
photo Quapaw Nation

Former Quapaw Tribal Chairman John Berrey has been barred from running from office by the Tribal Nation's Business Committee. The decision was made earlier this week after someone challenged his run for vice-chairman in the upcoming elections.

Berrey was the Quapaw Nation's chairman for 20 years until he lost last summer to newcomer Joseph Byrd. Then, a few months later, information from an audit alleged Berrey gave bonuses and pay raises totaling in the millions to himself and others without approval from the Business Committee.

Read more here

Sunday, June 6, 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.

Cherokee Freedmen Advocate Marilyn Vann Falls Short in First Election Bid

 From the ELECTION COMMITTE of the Cherokee NATION:

According to the EC, the other At-Large candidates were Marilyn Vann with 543 votes (22.06%);
 


A good first attempt by Marilyn Vann who got THOUSANDS of Freedmen their rightful place ion the tribe.  Curious that she cold only get 543 votes.   You'd think her number would be over 1,000.   Shame that once people are in the tribe, they couldn't be bothered to get out and vote?


Friday, June 4, 2021

BONES FOUND at Harry & Meghan's Montecito Home ARE NATIVE AMERICAN

 



The bones were discovered while work crews were digging a trench for a construction project, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reports.