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

Throughout The United States, over 90 Native American Tribes, most commonly those with Casinos, have Violated their Respective Constitutions, Treaties, Obligations to Protect their Citizens & their Rights Declared in their Constitutions, The Indian Civil Rights Act & Article 9 of The UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples through Disenrollment, A corrupt Practice in which Tribal Leaders orchestrate Conspiracies to Disenroll Members, specifically Elders, to reduce their Membership to consolidate Money & Politcal Power.

My Grandfather was one of Thousands of these Elders. Despite providing Indisputable evidence proving His Heritage, including a Letter of Support from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, my Grandfather's Rights were ignored & Banished from the Tribe he dedicated his life to. Like Other Tribes, Redding Rancheria Leadership declared it wasn't about Money.

I humbly ask that the Committee investigate this matter & withhold ALL funding to These Tribes. 

If Disenrollment is NOT about Money, than these Tribes should have no problem using their Revenue & increased Per Capita to fund their Tribes, Programs & Projects

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.