Monday, November 22, 2021

Joanne Shenandoah, Grammy Award Winner Needs Prayers After Mayo Clinic Denies Her a Spot on Its Transplant List UPDATE

Oneida Songstress
Joanne Shenandoah

UPDATE:  Sad to report, that Joanne has walked on.  Please pray her journey to be with her ancestors, is a happy one.

Earlier this week, I asked for prayers and support of a GoFundMe page for Native American Treasure Joanne Shenandoah.  While that support increased both financial and spiritual, I'm sad to report that the Grammy winning songstress is nearing her end.  Please watch video below.

From daughter Leah's FB:

We met with the medical team earlier today and they said my Mom Joanne Shenandoah is on her way to the spirit world. The Dr said there is a small sliver of a chance she could pull through if her BP rises

This came after an earlier update on Joanne Shenandoah's health:
My Mom is in the ICU at the Mayo clinic in AZ, she had cardiac arrest early this morning. The Mayo clinic denied her being placed on the transplant list despite our family doing everything we can to meet their requirements. We are trying to get her tranferred to the NY Presbyterian Weill Cornell hospital, and hoping she stabilizes in order to be transferred. I do not know how much time she has left. I am waiting to hear from her doctors about her condition, she is currently having an IR to stop the bleeding.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Opposition to Sara Dutschke for Native American Heritage Commission Pour IN

I keep receiving opposition letters of people OPPOSED to Sara Dutschke for a position to Native American Heritage Commission in Calfornia.  I'm printing this with authorization, I removed the name, but the Governor's appointment secretary has this now.

Dear Ms. Rivera-Hernandez,

In addition to the information drafted in the group petition below, I would like to add information pertaining to my personal experience working with Sara Dutschke.

I worked with Mrs. Dutschke on a series of projects through a prominent Indian Law research group.

Friday, November 19, 2021

RED SHAWL DAY Honors #MMIW Who Are Disproportionately Affected and IGNORED


Photo by Marian Bitsui, BIE

Red Shawl Day  is a day of remembering and honoring all missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The color red is worn to draw attention to the horrible acts of violence that have disproportionately affected Indigenous communities, particularly women and children, and have been ignored for far too long. 

Led by Secretary Deb Haaland, we are leading a multi-agency effort to ensure that the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people is finally addressed. We are assisting Tribal communities with investigations and providing resources to prioritize these cases. #RedShawlDay

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Merrick Garland Says U.S. has FAILED on #MMIW

From the Tribal Nations Summit

Attorney General Merrick Garland acknowledges that Department of Justice has "failed to meet the crisis of #MMIW."

“We acknowledge that our country has historically failed to meet the crisis of missing or murdered indigenous people with the urgency and resources it demands. We also recognize that solving this crisis requires that we work in partnership with one another.”

Well said General.  Let's keep the issue on the front burner.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Native American GRAMMY AWARD Winner Joanne Shenandoah NEEDS YOUR HELP. Seriously Ill Songstress

My friend Vicky Shenandoah posted this on her facebook page. A link to the Go Fund Me page is at the bottom.  PLEASE, if you can, HELP this Native American Treasure with your donation.

Joanne Shenandoah

Update on Joanne Shenandoah, November 16/2021: Joanne has been at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ for a month. She is stable but has experienced swelling and her ammonia levels fluctuate. She was discharged to outpatient nursing care only to have a relapse and had to be treated in the Clinic's ER. She is growing weary of her illness caused by a liver infection and wants to go home but cannot until she has a transplant. Her doctors said they do not think that organ will survive beyond 60 days.

Monday, November 15, 2021

President Biden Gets Chaco Canyon Drilling Ban RIGHT. Such a Rare Occurrence for This Failure


President Joe Biden will propose a 20-year drilling ban for oil and gas in the areas in and surrounding Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, according to reports, despite soaring energy prices in the United States.

The president plans to announce his plan during the White House tribal nations summit on Monday.

The park is in the home state of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, a deeply personal issue for the former environmental activist.  OP: and where my mother was from, and where my brother currently lives

“Chaco Canyon is a sacred place that holds deep meaning for the Indigenous peoples whose ancestors lived, worked and thrived in that high desert community,” Haaland said to the New York Times.

WATCH the documentary on Amazon on Chaco Canyon. AMAZING

Sunday, November 14, 2021


 This is RICH, AND DISGRACEFUL coming from a guy like Mark Macarro.  I can't VOTE in MY tribal elections, neither can my children who are adults.   We lost, thanks to Macarro, our FUNDAMENTAL right to vote in Pechanga elections.


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Pechanga Pu’éska Mountain Day celebraed by City of Temecula . Pablo Apis and Paulina Hunter Descendants Lament the Loss of their Heritage

 Temecula Valley residents are invited to join city leaders and members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians for a sunset ceremony honoring the tribe’s presence and culture.  Historic tribal relations, whose ties to the tribe were severed by current chairman Mark Macarro via a process called disenrollment will be absent.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Native Hollywood Proudly Stands with Disenrollment Chief Ray Halbritter. Shameful

 On Twitter this week,  Dr. Joely Proudfit had this comment and picture:

Magical night ⁦@TheAcademy celebrating and honoring these iconic artists ⁦@BuffySteMarie @WesleyStudi @tantooC @r0bbier0berts0n

⁩Special thanks to Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation. A night to remember. 

RAY FREAKING HALBRITTER, who had his own RELATIVES home BULLDOZED and left them homeless.  Read about Maisie Shenandoah

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

PALA DISENROLLED OPPOSE NOMINATION of Sara Dutschke to Native American Heritage Commission

Our friends from Pala, who were disenrolled by Chairman Robert Smith nearly a decade ago, OBJECT to the nomination of current Tribal Chair of the IONE BAND of Miwok Sara Dutschke to the Native American Heritage Commission by CA Governor Gavin Newsom

To: Catheryn Rivera-Hernandez
      Appointments Secretary

Governor's Office of Gavin Newsom

Dear Ms. Rivera-Hernandez,

Recently the Governors Office announced the appointment of Sara Dutschke to the California Native American Heritage Commission [CNAHC].

As a former tribal member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians [PBMI] who was directly harmed by Ms. Dutschke, I wish to voice my fervent opposition to this appointment.  

Monday, November 8, 2021

By Requesting FREEDMEN Stories and Information Cherokee Nation Embraces BELONGING for their Slave Descendants


Well Done Chief Hoskins.  THIS is the way a leader should act after wrongs are righted.  Inclusion of your tribe's slave descendants, the Cherokee Freedmen to their rightful place in the tribe, and adding THEIR stories, which are Cherokee stories is priceless

From the tribal website ANADISGOI

Cherokee Nation officials want to provide a better understanding of the history and perspectives of Cherokee Freedmen throughout tribal history. The tribe is seeking community input to share the stories of Cherokee Freedmen, their families and their communities.

The Cherokee Freedmen History Project is collecting stories, photographs and memorabilia to help elevate the voices of Cherokee Freedmen and their descendants.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Nooksack Tribe of Washington Serve 80 Year Old Elders EVICTION NOTICES.

For the second weekend in a row, this Nooksack goon (who was recently fired by Lummi for police misconduct) is arriving at the Nooksack 306's doorsteps to terrorize them with eviction notices that could much more easily be delivered by certified mail. It's NOT going to be a good Thanksgiving holiday.

Nooksack officer
Jeremy Hoyle

Here are the Elders who got a visit from this goon tonight. Olive Oshiro, age 85. Cisco Rabang, age 80. Mike Rabang, age 79. Norma Aldredge, age 74.  Here are several of them gathered not long ago (Mike in the middle, Cisco at right, Ollie seated).

Remember when Nooksack attacked the children?  I do
We've continuously reported on their progress, their trials and tribulation and the abuses by those in power.

Nooksack:  1800-Disenrollment
Abuse of Nooksack Children by Bob Kelly Council
KUOW on Nooksack Playing Roulette with Native Lives
NOOKSACK 306: BIG WIN from IBIA in Washington DC! Disenrollment order VACATED AND REMANDED

Friday, November 5, 2021

Gavin Newsom's Epic Fail in Choice for Native American Heritage Commission

 Governor Gavin Newsom does it again
Massive vetting failure in choice for California Native Heritage Commission

Sara Dutschke, 43, of Oakland, has been appointed to the California Native American Heritage Commission. Dutschke has been a Partner at Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell since 2019 and is an enrolled member of and has been Chair for the Ione Band of Miwok Indians since 2018.   Dutschke is registered without party preference.   But GUESS which way she votes?  (Not that there's anything wrong with that)  

The disenrolled from Pala reportedly will be opposing her confirmation in California's Senate due to her work in their disenrollment.   The late, former Tribal chairman of Pala, King Freeman, said that Sara Dutschke could have cause him harm.

Not a good choice Governor Newsom, but then, that's what you a good at, making bad choices for California