Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In The News

There's been quite a bit in the news lately.

http://www.originalpechanga.com has been covering it.

In case you have missed some of it here are some of the items of interest:

HOUSE of CARDS, Netflix's Hot Show, Get's Disenrollment (Ethnic Cleansing) Right

Link to the original article:  What Netflix Series 'House of Cards' Got Right About Native America


Each tribe determines who can be considered part of their tribe because they are sovereign nations. Much like how the United States decides who is a citizen, a tribal government determines their own criteria for membership. And, unfortunately for some, those requirements can change over time leaving tribal members tribeless.

What's the reason? Well, as with the "Ugaya" tribe in House of Cards, recently, disenrollment has been related to allegations of greed by casino tribes (tribes that own casinos). The issue has been happening all across Indian Country since bingo halls and eventually casinos became a potential source of income for Indian tribes seeking a way to provide for their people.

read more here - What Netflix Series 'House of Cards' Got Right About Native America

http://www.originalpechanga.com has several posts on the killings that happened at Cedarville Rancheria.  You may have to go to older posts to get back to around Feb 20th to view the various posts.

There are many articles in the news.  If you do a google news search for Alturas several related articles pull up.  Here is a sampling:

LA Times - Woman accused of killing 4 at tribal meeting is due in court today

Redding.com - Alturas shooting related to missing funds

Christian Science Monitor - Alturas tribal shooting: Was embezzlement, eviction behind family revenge?

Epoch Times - Cherie Lash Rhoades, Alturas California Shooting Suspect, Known as Bully

And then there's Pechanga:

The Press Enterprise - PECHANGA: Woman suspected of homicide in casino shooting

Also visit http://www.originalpechanga.com  for more information on all the disenrollments taking place throughout the country.