in place of sending the child to their room telling them to stay SILENT, leading the THE CHILD TO BELIEVE something is wrong with their spirit/soul.
Below in my msg. box this a.m from Juanita Blackhawk , part of the working team that is littered with pedophile protection agenda’s, who are pushing to harvest more children to be USED and ABUSED through “their” new proposed ICWA regulations, who are being entrusted to assist with setting policy and administration of sickness for the continuance of self-genocide social scripts in play. Those same who holler about sex trafficking, MMW, etc …
yep, tied all the way to the current judge at Spirit Lake and and beyond, the working team of LRI, LPLP and other so called advocates for 1st Nations…. just what the Nations needs for congressional decision making policy, more government handler B.S!
Below one of the results of “FEEDING GAMING REVENUE by THE ABUSE OF FEDERAL FUNDING (especially ICWA ABUSE) …. Funding that is suppose to be assisting the preservation of 1st Nations , simple as simple gets …..
…. NOTE: …. “7. There is a cultural, spiritual bankruptcy among Indian people today, regardless ofwhere they live. The corruption and violence on reservations today force many Indianpeople to move away from their land. Those who stay live in a violent state of siege, physically and spiritually. We are so far removed form what our Creators intended us to be. We have become soul-less people, the walking dead. We are also dysfunctional people.
First, the spiritual aspect. In the old ways, there was a balance between good and evil. There were ceremonies and societies to protect that delicate balance. With so much Eurotrash interference [Personal_Note by me, Joe; to include trash from within and other as well] , our aboriginal ways have become forgotten and lost. There is no wayto protect the balance. Evil is loose upon the land and no way to keep it in check. This evil feeds upon the corruption within our tribal governments. The federal policy ofnon-interference nurtures this unchecked evil. The evil that would normally be keptunder control is beginning to consume us. The death rate of Native people is staggering.
On small reservations, the obituaries will run on for pages and pages in the tribalnewsletter. These deaths will be from violence, natural causes, alcoholism, and homicide. The evil is eating its young and it is us. Why? We have stopped being human ourselves.
We have no souls. We are low on the food chain so we can consumed without anyinterference by the ancient evil because the ancient ways to keeping balance is gone. ” ~Scott Kayla Morrison~
Full Text with scans of legal doc’s ….
Scott Kayla Morrison years ago, saw this crazyness in route to our doorsteps, AND she was murdered for speaking out.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FOR LISA MORRIS of CAICW
1. I was born in Ilwaco, Washington, November 26, 1951. Dad, a half-blood Oklahoma Choctaw, had an itchy foot when he was younger. He traveled around a lot working atdifferent jobs until my sister Ramona started to school. She was two years older than me. When she started first grade, we moved back to Daisy, Oklahoma. Dad would occasionally go off to work but the family stayed at home. He was logging when I was born.
2. Oklahoma Choctaw
3. Daisy, Okla. , has been the home of the Billy family since the Trail of Tears. My ancestors
settled a mile and a half from where I grew up. I can show you each home placeof my ancestors since then. My roots are deep in the Daisy soil. I started to school in
a one room school house where my dad and his siblings went to school. Mrs. Robertson
went to school with them. I was related to all but one white family. I was the only one in my grade.
There are several genetic defects in my family. One is enlarged bones in the roof of the mouth. One is a bone in our ear that is supposed to be hollow but is solid. I have both
defects. The enlarged bone made it difficult for me to speak plainly. By the time I started school, the only ones that could understand me were family members. My sisterwould have to translate for me to Mrs. Robertson and the other kids. A school nurse came by once a year to test our ears and eyes. She recommended to Mother and Mrs. Robertson
that I be sent away to a special school because of my speech impediment. Mother resisted.
She didn’t want me to learn to be handicapped. Mrs. Robertson would keep me in recess
to work with me and Mother worked with me at home. I gradually learned to overcomeit, though I stuttered into my twenties. Still today, I cannot say certain sounds but Ihave the vocabulary to use words without those sound groupings to communicate effectively.
No one made fun of me because of how I talked. I was related to everyone in school, except
the white family who had been in Daisy for 3 generations. They all accepted me forwhat I was. The teasing and cruelty that would have been my fate in a school withstrangers was not there at Goss School. In fact, I don’t remember having a speech problem
because I was treated as a normal child. Overcoming the speech problem gave me asense of being able to be and do as any other child.
Learning to read was the turning point of my life. Maybe because of the speech problemor maybe because of my Dad’s drinking, books became my escape. Our little library atschool was a coat closet. By the time I was ready to go to the eighth grade, I had readevery book in our library three times. Because of the speech problem, I think that iswhen I became a writer. The written word requires no effort or sound. I could communicate
through the word that I could not communicate through speech.
By the time I got to law school at a university ranked No. 17th in nation, I had to givemyself credit for even being there among my peers who went to private prep schools when Icame from such a background. Coming from a one-room school, I thought I had done extremely
well for myself to even be admitted, much less excel academically. As an older
student, I could appreciate it.
After high school, I went to college at Ada, Okla., for one semester. My second day atcollege, I met my first husband and the father of my children. We were married for 12
years. When I divorced, I started night classes at a junior college and worked at anursing home during the days. I changed to a legal secretary and decided I wanted to goto law school. After two years at a junior college, I transferred to the University ofOklahoma in the English Department. I completed my undergraduate work in four years andlaw school in three. I graduated school at 38.
4. My first up-close and personal experience with tribal governments was my first job
after law school. I was staff attorney at the East Mississippi Legal Services on theMississippi Choctaw reservation. There were/are no Mississippi Choctaw attorneys so anOklahoma Choctaw is as close as they can get. I was the first Choctaw attorney to workthere. I got crosswise with the government when I took my job seriously and challengedthe practices of the tribal government. More of my experiences will be detailed in mybook, but the upshot is the tribal government tried to kill me. My truck was shot sitting in my driveway at my home on the reservation. It was just a shotgun and it was justmy truck, I rationalized, so stayed another six months. EMLS was kicked off the reservation because they wouldn’t fire me. Chief Phillip Martin told EMLS manager that hecould not guarantee my safety if I came on the reservation. Since almost all of my practice was in tribal court, staying away from the reservation was impossible and still domy job.
The tribal attorney asked the EMLS manager if I would be fired of I was arrested, notconvicted, for a crime. At this point, EMLS manager told me not to go to the reservationalone. But it was too late. That day, Custers troops came for me, only they were wearing Miss. Choctaw tribal police uniforms. Without a warrant or a legal document to bringme to the reservation, the tribal police sent a county sheriff to my home, sent a Miss.
Narcotics Bureau officer to search the homes of my friends in Jackson, broadcast a description of my truck and tag number, and rounded up my friends on the reservation forquestioning my whereabouts. No one knew, but I was on my way back to Daisy, Oklahoma, when all of this was going on. I heard later, the plan was to arrest me for criminaldefamation and I would have committed suicide in tribal jail or shot while escaping. Chief Martin and his saw no other way to get rid of me.
5. When tribal sovereignty can kill me, I can’t support it. That was exactly my thoughtwhen I realized how cavalier Chief Martin was in his attempts to get rid of me. Nothingwould have been done if they had found me and killed me because the tribal police wouldbe heading the investigation. Tribal sovereignty insulated and protects tribal leaders.
This give them the authority and power to do anything they damn well please.
I went to law school to protect and defend tribal sovereignty. I believed all the bullshit
I was taught by Professor Robert Clinton at the University of Iowa. He had written
a textbook on Indian law so he me must know what he was talking about. What he did not
have a clue about was what the theories he was preaching and teaching were doing totribal people on the reservation. He, like other academics who did not have to liveunder tribal governments, someone equated the quantity of tribal leadership to the quality.
More is not better when it comes to Indian leadership. All that is created is more
of less accountability to those governed.
The tribe, as defined by the federal government, is the chief and council, not the tribalmembership. We were merely pawns in a money game. When a chief has the power and authority to kill a person and expect no retribution and federal money is used to facilitate such a murder, something is dreadfully wrong. Yet that is exactly the situation onthe Mississippi Choctaw reservation, and other reservations across the country. There is
no police force without federal dollars, yet the force is only accountability to thechief. Hence, we have a federally funded goon squad at the beck and call of the tribalchief. My experience in Mississippi clearly laid that out. And Professor Clinton and
other NARF Mafia legal scholars were off the scale when I survived. What if I told mystory and the general public began looking behind the façade? What if the general realized
quantity is not quality? That was unacceptable. Moves were made to paint me ablack sheep and an outcast among those who were my peers a year ago.
I was groomed to be a part of the problem. Professor Clinton had contacts to place me ina position where I could go represent tribes and defend this sovereignty that he hadhelped create over the years. I clerked a summer at Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
, the oldest non-profit legal organization to represent tribes. NARF did do good work atone point, but their philosophy become corrupted along the way. The NARF Mafia mentalityis a philosophy of tribes can do no wrong. Tribal sovereignty is upheld at all costseven to a point of sacrificing tribal members. NARF has a policy of not representing
tribal members against tribes. With the per capita income of tribal members being thelowest in the country, they could not afford to pay attorneys, and even if they could,
who would represent them? Most law students were taught like I was, to represent tribes,
the Bureau of Indian Affairs or tribal entities. We were not encouraged to help tribalmembers with our law degrees. After Mississippi, I never looked at Indian law the same way. I was proud of my black sheep reputation. You bet ya. If I have to defend the
power to kill me, I can’t do it, folks but thanks for asking.
6. As an Indian woman who married two non-Indian husbands, I never considered the interracial question when I married the father of my children. Looking back, the land statuswas one reason I married a non-Indian. We were tied to our land. Our extended families lived near us and our customs made incest taboo. If there was a common ancestor five generations back, it was considered incest. Hence, every eligible Choctaw male withinmiles was a cousin and off-limits. My grandmother and great aunts kept methodicalrecords of family because of this taboo. A list of males off-limits were kept and we hadto memorize these names. The safest choice of a husband was a non-Indian.. But this meant my children’s Choctaw blood was diluted by one-half.
With tribes that require a blood quantum for membership this might have become a problem, but not for the Oklahoma Choctaws. We have no blood quantum. Our membership is based onancestry traced back to the Dawes Rolls of the turn of the century. My grandmother was achild when she was enrolled in the mid 1970’s when it became important to be enrolled toreceive federally funded benefits, such as health care.
Now, with much experience under my belt, I look at interracial marriages from only ablood quantum perspective. With the Oklahoma Choctaws, we have members who are 1/4000thChoctaw and now have NBQ (no blood quantum). Now how can these people claim to be Indian?
What part of them is 1/4000th ? How do you even measure it? It is mind -bogglingto me that we would even enroll them. The reason is money. Each member is worth about
$5000 to the tribe in federal aid. And this begins when children are born in IndianHealth Service hospitals to the time they die in the same hospital. With more members
, we get more money, so we have a vested interest to keep swelling our membership withNBQ members. But are we culturally, racially, traditionally Choctaw? I don’t think so.
Tribalism used to mean what you contributed to the community defined your membership.
With only your ability to contribute federal poverty aide money by the very fact that youare walking around breathing, you have no ownership interest in the tribe. We become a
mobile country club with no land base but a membership roll. That is not the definition
of a tribe.
Let’s look at the federal money for a minute. For every dollar allocated by Congress, 89cents goes to support the Bureau of Indian Affairs administration. Of the 11 cents that
finally comes to our tribal headquarters in Durant, Oklahoma, one-half, or 5.5 cents,
supports the tribal administration which is only one percent of the tribal population. T
he 99 percent competes for the remaining 5.5 cents. We have a tribal membership of over110,000. We receive $150 million each year in federal aid. By the time it comes down tome, I receive $.00005 as my share. What can I buy with that? Nothing. And, since I ama dissent I receive nothing. The health care is so bad, I refuse to go to our hospitalbecause I am afraid they will kill me. So what do I benefit from all the federal aid
pumped into our tribe each year? And I am not alone. The majority of out tribal membership
is cut off.
And let’s add another layer to the blood quantum issue. Twenty percent of us are one-
quarter or more. That means 80 percent is less than a quarter blood quantum and the majority of voters. Candidates have to appeal to them to get elected. So the 20 percentof us who are full-blooded or identifiable Choctaws are pushed to the edge of the herd.
Is that what Congress intended when it allocated that $1. No. It was intended to benefit
Indian people, not NBQ Choctaws. Does this cause dissension among the ranks of thetribe? You bet ya. Can we do anything about it? No, not internally because of theelection fraud. Our only hope of having the federal money equally distributed among thetrue Choctaw people is that Congress will regulate that the money be spent on one-quarter or more Indian people. That will allow us access to programs intended to benefit us.
7. There is a cultural, spiritual bankruptcy among Indian people today, regardless ofwhere they live. The corruption and violence on reservations today force many Indianpeople to move away from their land. Those who stay live in a violent state of siege,
physically and spiritually. We are so far removed form what our Creators intended us to
be. We have become soul-less people, the walking dead. We are also dysfunctional people.
First, the spiritual aspect. In the old ways, there was a balance between good and evil.
There were ceremonies and societies to protect that delicate balance. With so much Eurotrash interference, our aboriginal ways have become forgotten and lost. There is no wayto protect the balance. Evil is loose upon the land and no way to keep it in check.
This evil feeds upon the corruption within our tribal governments. The federal policy ofnon-interference nurtures this unchecked evil. The evil that would normally be keptunder control is beginning to consume us. The death rate of Native people is staggering.
On small reservations, the obituaries will run on for pages and pages in the tribalnewsletter. These deaths will be from violence, natural causes, alcoholism, and homicide.
The evil is eating its young and it is us. Why? We have stopped being human ourselves.
We have no souls. We are low on the food chain so we can consumed without anyinterference by the ancient evil because the ancient ways to keeping balance is gone.
Second, the dysfunctional aspect. Reservations behave as a dysfunctional family. The
classic is Oklahoma Choctaws as an incestuous family. Our chief, Hollis Roberts, wasconvicted of sexual assaulting tribal employees who were tribal members. The council
voted to pay his legal fees as a way to resist federal interference in Choctaw sovereignty.
The women employees signed a petition saying what an honorable man Roberts was.
The entire tribal administration structure denied any wrongdoing on his part. It was all
political , according to the party line. Well, this is the same as a father sleepingwith the daughters. The mother denies it is happening and disbelieves the daughters.
The entire family rallies to protect the offender. The Choctaw tribe behaved as an incestuous family in that situation.
Also, the sheer rate of alcoholism in Indian communities has an impact in the tribalpower structure. If an alcoholic is elected chief, the entire governmental structureacts as an alcoholic or addictive organization. Anne Wilson Schaef has done marvelous
work on addictive organizations. When you compare the characteristics of an addictiveorganization to the characteristics of a tribal government, they are the same , as anyrez Indian will tell you. Some characteristics are: confusion, dishonesty, control,
ethical deterioration, crisis orientation and abnormal thinking process.
We see how these characteristics play out, even without knowing whether the tribal leaderis an alcoholic, in how many leaders are in federal prison on corruption charges. Darrel
Chip Wadena is a classic example. He was convicted of money laundering and other chargedof corruption and his defense was sovereign immunity. I am a leader of an Indian tribe therefore, the federal government does not have jurisdiction to prosecute me, he said.
The classic stereotype of bullet proof alcoholic. This can happen when there is dishonesty
and ethical deterioration in tribal leadership. This type of leadership creates anenvironment of confusion, chaos and crisis among the membership.
Indian politics feels like my alcoholic family. Being around Indian politics makes mefeel the very same way as growing up with an alcoholic dad. The conspiracy of denial isthe same. We don’t air our dirty laundry in public mentality insulated an alcoholic family
form public scrutiny. (Or so they think until the alcoholic is arrested for drunkdriving for the 15th time or for beating up his wife in drunken rage.) The same thing issaid about talking about our dysfunctional tribal governments. The fear is that if the public knew that Indian leadership is not any better, and in most cases, far worse thanfederal administration of Indian affairs, we would lose what little administration wehave. All energy is spent covering up our dirty laundry instead of trying to clean it
up. That is typical of an alcoholic family. But you can’t white wash (excuse the pun)
dysfunction forever. It catches up with alcoholic families and tribal governments, the same way it did with Chip Wadena.
Third, federal Indian policy encourages dysfunction. We are sovereign nation and wardsof the federal government at the same time. How is that possible? Two diametrically opposed
ideas co-existing at the same time is not possible yet congress, the courts andtribal leadership act as if it is. Opposing ideas run through virtually all aspects ofIndian law and policy creating a schizophrenia in law and among Indian people. No wonder
our leaders act dysfunctional and we are dysfunctional. The environment created by thelaw dictates we are dysfunctional.
We are given federal aid for poverty programs yet we are also encouraged toward self-sufficiency.
Tribal leaders have a vested interest to keep their members poor to keep thesteady stream of federal aid coming in each year so there is a vested interest in sabotaging
tribal businesses. If they are a success, the federal aid will stop, as Congressis considering with the wealthy casino tribes right now. But the purpose of tribal self-
sufficiency was to get tribes off the welfare roles. Congress has pumped billions intoIndian Country to accomplish that. Tribes have been busy accepting the money then misusing
it or abusing it without creating a successful financial infrastructure. Congresshas pumped billions into Indian Country to raise the poverty level among tribal members.
Both Congress and tribes feel betrayed when either side complains about it. Neither side
bothers to THINK about it and realize the system was set up to fail. There is no way thesystem as is currently exists can work. Yes, it has limped along for quite a few years,
and may continue to limp along but it will never effectively, efficiently work the way iscurrently set up. There must be changes, changes neither Congress nor the tribes want orwilling to accept.
14. This entitled mentality is what drives the above. Indian leaders prey on the collective
white guilt each year when they go to Congress begging for money. We are effective
beggars, and they soften Congress up through the media. Take pity on us mentality.
Or, I think an more accurate description is the Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. A parentwill make their child sick in order to get sympathy. This is a recognized illness.
Well, isn’t that what tribes do each year when they beg for more money? They trot outthe elderly, infants, staggering socio-economic statistics so Congress, burdened by collective
white guilt, will give them more money to address these issues. The next year,
Congress doesn’t say what about all the money we gave you last year to alleviate theseproblems? Did you spend it like we wanted you to? Instead , Congress gives more money.
The sympathy received for tribes is the dollar. Tribes have to keep their members in astate if illness to keep receiving sympathy and as in all dysfunctional situations, theyaccept no personal responsibility for creating the situation. Tribes are responsible forkeeping their members sick by misusing or abusing the money Congress allocates, butscreams like a stuck pig if anyone calls them on it.
When I hear that we deserve it because of treaties, I want to ask what article in whattribe? Where is it written we will be a burden on the federal taxpayer forever? Where
is it written that we must remain poor and sick forever? This treaty entitlement is really
a mask for a perpetual welfare state with no personal responsibility on the part ofthe tribe. When we are going to get out pride back and say yea, bad things happened butit is time we stood on our own two feet and pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps? I don’t see that at all. The media falls for the touchy-feely articles of the poor End ofthe Trail silhouette Indian. That is what we have internalized. We should begin puttingthe red circle and slash over the symbol. We are not a beaten, defeated people. We are/can be as smart, educated, savvy as the next if we could get our pride back. We can’t do that as long as we are pawns used by our tribal leaders to get more money. In an article in the April 1998 Harper’s magazine, a Navajo cop was quoted as saying “Congress should stop loving us to death. Don’t send money. Send mortar and steel so we can do it ourselves.” That struck a cord with me because that is exactly what should happen.Stop loving us to death, Congress!
15-19. Personal accountability. With tribal sovereign immunity that absolves tribal administration from all accountability, it is hard to set an example. You can’t very well expect tribal members to be personally accountable for their actions when tribal administrations don’t have to be. And you can say that tribal governments merely mirror largersocietal ill, and I will say so what? If all we have become is a mirror of the mainstream
society, then why are we a tribe with separate lands and separate laws? The purpose
of sovereign immunity is to stop being unique and become just like everyone else,
the sad, sick people who can’t get out of this morass molasses we’re all stuck in , likeflies stuck to fly paper. You can squirm but you can’t get out.
And what would you do if you did get out? You can’t be healthy and happy in thatsituation so you have to leave. When you leave, you leave your family, your land, youreverything. But you can’t stay and be sick, so that brings up more of a dilemma an yousquirm around the goo but you just get more stick. It’s a cycle. You just can’t win.
The government is merely a mirror of what is going on in Indian families. More and
more tribal leaders are going to jail for, oh, pick a corruption crime. Some arguetribal sovereign immunity to get out of criminal accountability. It worked so well to
get out of criminal accountability, why not try it on the criminal side? Luckily, courtsaren’t buying it but it is being argued. A strong people have a strong government withhonorable men as heroes. We have no heroes today.
With no leadership, ethical deterioration through dysfunction, and a legal systemthat encourages such behavior, no wonder we are in a world of hurt. Tribal members cannot
be healthy in this environment. Can’t happen, and we are just nuts to think we canbe healthy in such environment. Until the legal system changes for tribal leaders, wewill continue to be in this mess. When the role models for our kids are tribal leaders
who are not accountable to anyone, including those that elected them, what can we expectfor future generations? I say elected because election fraud is another form of ethicaldeterioration.
We are like most addicts. It’s their fault we are an addict. If the Euro-trash
hadn’t come, we’d be healthy. If the BIA weren’t such jerks, we’d be wealthy. It’s so
easy to look externally for excuses for us being sick. And there may be some valid reasons
to look externally, but we have to get well internally. Blaming will not do anything
but keep us sick. So what if the Euro-trash came? So what if the BIA are jerks?
We can’t change it. Accept. Accommodate. Move on.
Mass media plug into the pity, not realizing that just re-enforces our dysfunctional
behavior. Get over it. Go on. Get well. That’s all I have to say.
Scott Kayla Morrison was eventually murdered by those she stood up against ….. of course logged as a suicide by the local Sheriff Dept hand in hand with the Tribal Government