Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Kamala Harris Supports APARTHEID, SEGREGATION, Human Rights Abuses and ELDER ABUSE in Native America. Read How

 "There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day, that little girl was ME - Kamala Harris, victim of segregation.

Yet, Vice President Kamala Harris, who was well known to be worthless to Indian Country, proves that she hasn't learned much while in office.  Tribal Disenrollment is a human rights issue

In 2015, The Native American Caucus of CA had this to say:  “We believe they  display a lack of understanding and sensitivity to Native American tribal issues and individual Indian issues,” caucus Chairwoman Mary Ann Andreas, of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, along with Andrew Masiel of Pechanga  

While many of her party have said about the supporters of former President Trump, "Trump is Racist, and that makes his supporters Racist!" 

Then you have to believe that if Kamala Harris takes the support from an Apartheid Tribe's Leader, that means she's okay with Apartheid, right? Today, at the WHITE HOUSE Tribal Nations Summit, she was introduced by "her friend" Mark Macarro. The Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. Pechanga runs an apartheid system and some living on the reservation live under segregation.   (Read: APARTHEID on Pechanga Reservation )

YES, she KNOWS.  We have written to her about the issues, when she became California's junior Senator. But for our new readers, stripping of tribal citizenship means members have

• Lost the right to vote
• Lost their rights to healthcare provided by the Pechanga government.
• Their children can no longer attend tribal schools, in fact some kids were RIPPED from the school by Tribal Rangers.
• They can no longer be buried in the reservation cemetery with their relatives.
• Have no access to tribal facilities
• Are not protected by the Tribal Rangers. Or in some cases FROM the tribal Rangers


THAT is what Mark Macarro has done to me, my family, 150 others not related and to our ancestors.  That is the man Kamala Harris calls "my friend".    Apartheid, human rights, segregation, dispossession, elder abuse are NO BIG DEAL to Kamala Harris, when it's only 11,000 Native Americans.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Muscogee Creek Nation Hearing For Summary Judgement in Treaty Violations Case

 "The Creak Treaty of 1866 is still the supreme law of the land, within the Muscogee Creek Nation and the United States of America—therefore the Muscogee Creek Nation cannot, under the guise of sovereignty, renege on their own promise."

A Motion for Judgment Summary is set for Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 10:00AM., in the Muscogee Creek Nation District Court, mounds building, 2501 Lvmhvlke (Eagle) Street, Okmulgee, OK 74447. 

From attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons

An estimated 100,000 Black so-called #CreekFreedmen descendants are completely disenfranchised & cheated out of their citizenship rights and benefits. The MCN’s discrimination has destroyed thousands of Black families, devastated innocent Black hopes and dreams, prevented Black Creeks descendants from sharing in the many benefits of being a citizen of a federally recognized tribe like the MCN, such as #housing, cashstipends, college #scholarships, free #healthcare, clothing for school children, and access to gaming revenues

GOOD LUCK to the Creek Freedmen

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Pechanga Councilman, Russell "Butch" Murphy Retires After 30 years of Service


We wish councilman Butch Murphy well on his retirement.  30 years of service to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is a noteworthy accomplishment.  Especially so for one who was adopted into our tribe.

We from the Hunter family wished we could do the same, offer our services to our tribe.  Alas, after 18 years, we've been kept from that opportunity.   

May the Creator bless Butch, with a good retirement, and to help rightful people come back to Pechanga, where we belong.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

California Indian Tribes LOSE BIG on Prop. 26

 It was a RESOUNDING NO, for expanded gaming on California Indian lands.

Voters have rejected Proposition 26, according to a race call from the Associated Press. Of the 4,719,819 ballots counted, 70% were against and 30% were in favor of the measure, which would have legalized in-person sports gambling at California’s racetracks and tribal casinos.  There was HUGE spending on this initiative by both sides.  The tribes could have helped a LOT of native people with the lobbying money.

Since the tribes didn't follow through on their last promises with Prop. 5 expansion, why give them another chance to lie and cheat Californians.

The initiative was being promoted for the funding it promised to funnel through tax revenues to help the homeless, the mentally ill and and poorer tribes that haven't been enriched by casinos.

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office found both initiatives would increase state revenues but it was unclear by how much. Proposition 26 could bring in tens of millions of dollars while Proposition 27 could bring in hundreds of millions, the office said.  

Gavin Newsom couldn't support bringing in hundreds of millions??

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Confronting Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro at NCAI Marketplace Sacramento on Disenrollment of the Hunter Family

Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro is the 1st Vice President of the National Congress of American Indians.  He has overseen and approved of the disenrollment (the stripping of citizenship from tribal members) of two large families, my own, the Paulina Hunter descendants and the first family to be disenrolled en masse, the Manuela Miranda descendants.

We had a protest of disenrollment at the NCAI Marketplace in Sacramento.  Security and police were on hand to protect the attendees from 40 elders of many tribes.   

I was able to get inside the meeting, and confronted Chairman Macarro at a break.

Friday, November 4, 2022

NCAI Must CONDEMN Disenrollment, Not Sacrifice 11,000 on the Altar of Sovereignty

 Rob Capriccioso, of the estimable Indigenous Wire website, has a story up on the National Congress of American Indians Marketplace AND our protest of tribal disenrollment.

Read that Article HERE  

Disenrollment is a HATE crime

We must continue to push our Native Advocacy groups to support Natives who have been harmed by their tribes.  Some by their own relatives.   

Cam Foreman Redding Rancheria Disenrolled
Santana Rabang  Nooksack 306

Cam Foreman:  “The NCAI needs to condemn disenrollment and that it does not align with the beliefs and values of the organization, nor history of any nation since time immemorial until tribal gaming.”

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

National Congress of American Indians Marketplace Protest Highlights Sovereign Rights Abuses

 We  had a protest and many tribes were represented at NCAI’ Marketplace. Attendees were well protected by area security and at least five Sacramento PD.  We vocal, we’re made contact with lot of attendees and Native media.  I will have a few posts up this, please share on your social media.

Cam Foreman, Redding Rancheria
Rick Cuevas (far right) Pechanga

George Adams and Santana Rabang
Nooksack 306

Remy, Jackie Madariaga and Santana

 Cam Foreman on the event:  “To say that you support tribal sovereignty while you won’t condemn the desecration of ancestors, the banishment and abuse of elders who are sacred, that’s what NCAI says, to protect the Indian Child Welfare Act, yet children are being denied their right to belong, banished from their tribal communities.

It’s not a membership issue it’s a civil and human rights matter and it needs to be condemned. It’s gone on for too long. This is just a small percentage, a tiny bit of the 11,000 that have been disenrolled from their tribes, homes and communities.”