The Woebegone Tribe, where’s the ” Healing, Heat & Hams ?”

The pitiful ” Healing Fire” was set by a security person…two logs smoldering that had no

Barely visible , barely smoldering....

participants.  The Medicine Man was absent again because his healing and conciliatory powers are, let’s just say less than effective. When the effort to heal the tribe is being lead by the Creepy People…..well no one shows up.

Time to resort to that famous Mashpee humor….take it away Ralph Hendricks “Where’s the healing, heat and ham?” he says laughin’.  The miserable fire continued to smolder as another tribal member asked if anyone needed a lighter to get it cranking.

Tomorrow more on the Sunday meeting and who has what information and other such madness.

A missed opportunity….but revealing our sliding down the slippery slope

His “Hokaness” has decided to change the host of the Sunday  “Healing Fire.” To replace Messy Jessie with her cousin Guy Cash, the alleged Tribal  Medicine Man demonstrates the abject disregard for the well being of our people.  Clearly the administrative regime recognizes that it has a huge image problem but has botched efforts to win back the support of  tribal members.   This move only worsens their deteriorating status.

John Peters "Slow Turtle" was an internationally recognized Native American leader. According to the NYT, he is the initiator of ICWA and a fierce advocate for indigenous people and the Mashpee most of all. He was the Supreme Medicine Man of the Wampanoag Nation.

When Guy Cash replaced Medicine Man John Peters, that was insulting enough, but he has never been able to comfort or minister to suffering members.  It’s a full time job, and Cash has been absent.   His illness is one thing, and we understand.  But, he should have resigned.  The tribe paid thousands for Cash’s medical bills and other things.  He was paid to vote and was instrumental in Shovel Ready Ceddie coming to power and the ultimate degradation of nearly all of our most basic traditions.

We have many Elders who are shut in, others are sick.  Guy Cash is no where to be found. He can’t even show up for naming ceremonies so of course Messy inserts herself in place of ! We recently had a tribal member murdered in her home….Guy never went near the grieving family.  In an email he said he was ” too busy. ”

The “Healing Fire” is drawing controversy…and they continue to throw fuel on the fire.  Bring your own coffee and stuff like that he says ! Can ya spare it?  A few dollars out of that $100 million.  We can only hope the staff will be counseled to  stop taking food from the Pantry so the members without can benefit.

Guy Cash......

To bring back Billy James or John Peters is wishful thinking.  But this regime should at least pretend to emulate those who had our best interests at heart.

Exhausting.

 

His Hokaness’s Arkana Sacred Burial Ground

Housing has been deposited in the Arkana Sacred Burial Ground . Here’s the worst part. Of the audited documents that were randomly sampled, not a single one was properly done. Correct Valerie. Of all the hundreds of samples taken…..every single case evaluated was a perfect  case of fraud and misuse of thousands of taxpayer dollars.

Right.  Valerie was so numb she was doling out thousands of HUD dollars for herself, family, and daughters. And the Housing Commission lead by Corine, was giving Housing Commission member Joan Avant (Valeries aunt) money, just because they could. We all love Joan, but for God sakes.  Who ever let unethical behavior get in the way? And Corine has the nerve to be nasty to people.  We won’t rewind to the other family members who were lavished while others suffered. This is a sorry state of affairs and the people who need the help may never get it because of the gross incompetence and mismanagement.

Course they don’t know the traditions so they are not affected. They understand money though, especially since they have never had it and they will do anything for it….anything.   There are officers who are involving  their own children in the slimy Arkana money game. That’s right their kids…heady stuff indeed.

Back to Housing…the audit talks about a tribal staffer who lives with an alleged drug dealer and received first and last months rent.  That of course is a violation of federal law. They point that out. Think about this. If the outside auditor knew that, what do you think the feds know ? This member also has a high profile position, and was recently stopped for driving on a suspended license. Course in the White man’s world she would be fired.  It’s like all these horrible acts are a prerequisite to be part of Shovel Ready Ceddie’s Crooked Council of Thieves and Scoundrels. 

The $100 million hams !

On to more really embarrassing stuff…. our big gift of the season is the Free Tribal Ham. A Free Tribal Ham that is donated by the First Baptist Church of Brewster and our (so called) Food Pantry which is funded by a grant and the Boston Food Bank.  Okay so let’s get this right. We have Shovel Ready Ceddie and the gang at the White House, Peter Pan fanning around taking selfies with the President (making the paper no less!) like everything is right with the world.Since we have abandoned the turtle, apparently we have is a new mascot who will never grow up.  …..So this regime has disposed of $100 million of Arkana money and we’re living off charity? These are the same charities the indigent turn to.  Anyway, everyone knows the Frybal Council staff will run down to the pantry and steal all the hams anyway.

And we have yet another outrage . The Sunday “Healing Fire.”  brought to us by none other than Messy Jessie and her sidekick the First Lady, who ironically refused to help the tribal member with breast cancer.  Another fabricated tradition designed to make Messy the center of attention.  How do these people expect to heal us when they’re the ones making us sick.

What they need to do is  dedicate “His Hokaness’s’ Sacred Arkana Burial Ground,” and they can assign our plots.

 

 

 

 

Arlinda’s incredible spin

We finally went through the records to validate the fact that the land into trust fantasy has driven Shovel Ready Ceddie and his band of thieves MAD. Tribal lawyer Arlinda Locklear has lassoed the Cowliz Tribe case like we’re going to get LIT if the Cowliz get a second  casino reservation. Well let’s just be honest…it’s another lie.  We’ll tell you more about it in a bit.

Whatever it takes to keep the money coming.

Oh ya, The First Lady is bragging about shopping today, on Black Friday…… while you struggle to pay the light bill.  Not a dime, not a dollar to tribal members. Where’s our bonus?

Larry’s sad story, $20,000 for Xmas bonus/party & the beat goes on

You may remember that several months ago Larry Balbuena went to Shovel  Ready Ceddie for help.  He got the abbreviated version of his “Hokaness’s” Cuff  ‘n Carry edict.  Tribal security, who play video games all day long for $20 an hour, dragged Larry away like a dog.  Security went back inside and finished their video games and practiced yodeling in the empty echo chamber.

Larry was a big supporter of “His Hokaness” also known as “Shovel Ready Ceddie” and “Arkana Dowhatevatogetdemoney.”

But it ain’t funny now. Larry who needed real help ended up in New Bedford and got into a serious altercation and was near death.  Now if he got the help he needed from the only place we have ever gone, this might have turned out differently.

More proof that  “His Hokaness” is totally doped by getting the money he never had and is living the ghetto life of his dreams.  This was the last straw and the final proof that SRC is not Mashpee, will never be Mashpee and has nightmares about forgetting where he buried all that loot from the Arkana (Mashpee Wampanoag) Gaming Authority.

But get this…they’re planning a big $20,000 Christmas party with bonuses for all the people who rarely work and turn away the needy.

They also get federal money from the Housing program when they absolutely should not. And they pilfer the Boston Food Bank in our tribal building like the shameless disgraces that they are.  Any other  leader would prohibit staff from shopping in the raggedy food bank because they can shop at Stop & Shop.  Not Shovel Ready Ceddie his tradition is Ghetto Fabulous Till They Take Me Away.

You have to wonder if he understands that the Creator sees all.

Ain’t that right Deaconess?

 

Winnie underestimated

Can ya just give us a few tips ?

We got it wrong.  Winnie Johnson didn’t get $25,000 from Housing or HUD, she got $50,000 on two different houses.

That doesn’t include the broken down Bobcat she sold the tribe         (with no title)  for $16,000. It has never worked. It’s just ridiculous.

Just so you know people.

Let’s hear what Corrine, the chair of the Housing Commission has to say about that.  All this mess is under her watch…every bit of it.

Gimme one a them voided checks! Bobby ratted out

When does it end…the auditors stumbled on to another really bad accounting practice utilized in Housing.Lots of voided checks. It goes like this. They issue the member a

Bobby just can't do right.

check, it’s cashed, they void that check and issue another one.  What a racket !!!!! Not surprised? Neither are we!

On another front, the Tribe continues to offer conflicting information to the state and county about Bobby Foster’s income which is causing serious problems when it comes to his child support compliance. When the tribal salaries were released a few months ago, Foster’s salary was over $40,000 more a year than what

Robbie plays dumb.Is it an act?

Robbie Hendricks,the treasurer, disclosed the DOR.  So once again the tribe is giving out false information so Bobby doesn’t have to take care of his kid. Certainly all that doe, some of it payment for attending funerals, should  be used to take care of a child. But once again the Tribe is complicit in the dishonesty.

Fumigate everything !

Clearly Bobby has not interested in paying  child support nor is he planning to use his money to eradicate the cat like rodents the neighbors say are nesting in his home. It’s no wonder they live in fear. Scary dude.

 

 

Messy Jessie refuses to slow her roll !

Misguided obsession with power.

Apparently Messy Jessie’s charter school failure has just made her even more obsessed with controlling every program in the tribe.  Not only is she putting people in jobs that they are not qualified to do….she’s designating hundreds of thousands of dollars  for drug treatment programs under those very people who have absolutely no experience in managing that life saving program. And you know how money disappears around those birds!

It’s sad that she’s so power hungry that she puts our people at risk in yet another program that needs expert supervision by a tribal member who knows our people and is trained.

More on Messy Jessie’s foolishness later…just needed to make you aware.

Winnie, Winnie, Winnie !!!

Really Winnie...come on girl share your skills...

Winnie Johnson scored a big payday from Housing of about $25,000.00.  We don’t know for what cause there’s no record explaining the disbursement.  But we do know she’s on the Tribal Council, has a good job at the Health Department, so that kind of payola is not justified.  Maybe she’s getting a bonus for broadcasting everybody’s business who comes through for health services.  She does one hell of a job at that.

Word is Winnie is going to hold a workshop on how score big bucks from the tribe.

Just kidding.

RACHET

The shear magnitude of the housing mismanagement and misappropriation of HUD funds is absolutely astounding. We say that because Reel Wamps did an independent review of the internal  audit documents with the help of  a housing expert who has dealt with  HUD regulations for over 20 years. We assumed that these documents are the response to HUD’s demand for answers to numerous irregularities back in mid August.

It’s an automatic indictment.

The sticky tabs reflect the violations of HUD regulations and misappropriation of funds……each page is riddled with them. We stopped after about page 8. We didn’t want to waste anymore sticky notes. But it just went on and on.  The woman asked, ” Do they know the tribe will have to pay this back and people will go to prison ? “  “Apparently not,” we said, totally disgraced.

Seeing it in black and white confirmed what we already knew

And all the Elders begging for weatherization.  Nellie Hicks Ramos waited over two years for them to fix her windows and storm doors.  The workers they sent were totally unqualified, not licensed, insured or bonded….they got paid for shoddy work, when they did anything, because they were relatives of a certain housing employee. The repairs are still incomplete.

This only reflects a year of evaluation of Housing books.There are $304,411 worth of expenditures during that time, for things like “rental down payment” “eviction prevention”  “rental subsidy” and $97,526.50 for 26 “weatherization and rehab” jobs.  We’ll do the math for you….that averages out to $3,751 each. You could get a new bathroom for that never mind rehab….and we’re sure many people with the right last name added on to their homes with the help of  their relative. It is outrageous ! And illegal.

Rest assured, HUD is aware. And just because you got fired does not mean you are not going to be prosecuted.

Here’s the thing, they have the amount of money drawn down on the Housing account, but there is no justification for the expenditure. The auditor says that outright. There is no adherence to the guidelines for disbursement…..No validation of income, number of people occupying the home, what the total household income is, Social Security numbers are missing…people lied about the amount of rent they were paying ( doubling it in many cases ),  and still got huge checks.

The 184′s are worse.

HUD knows about this too. That’s why it is ” in a moratorium.” The new director is there part time and babbles about not being responsible for the previous wrong doing. Why are we paying her? To answer the phone? Sure, but you’re not qualified to be there even part time and Shovel Ready Ceddie hired you too.  Yah, so stop running your mouth, just stop talking.

It was just a free for all. The people who needed the help most were discriminated against.

A huge civil rights violation.

Blatant discrimination by people running the tribe and those they hired to spend federal money, were totally unqualified to run this very important program. None of them had a college education, certification or training to do any aspect of the jobs they were hired to do. The job requirements exist to prevent this kind of travesty and theft.  That’s also a serious problem in other tribal programs where people are lying about their qualification for positions where people’s lives are at stake.

Yet another federal violation.

The chair of the Housing Commission shares much of the blame for this disaster in that she has been the head of the body that has oversight of the department for the last 5 years. She never did a thing about the gross mismanagement, or the hiring practices.  She protected the White people she worked for on her day job, but she has allowed a very important staple in our efforts to improve our lifestyles to be ruined.  Now that everything is falling apart..she’s acting like she didn’t know and she was so concerned. A disgrace.

The Housing Commission is not the only problem in this deal.  It goes all the way to the top.

The Council leadership never established mandatory guidelines for anything.  That is a glaring  failure.  In fact Shovel Ready Ceddie sanctioned every hire and was signing off on extensions for Joann and Nancy on the 184′s.  More on “His HokaNess” later.

The Finance Director, Housing employees and all those people signing checks ( Shovel Ready Ceddie, Messy Jessie, Robbie, Tah Tah,Yvonne & The Deaconess) are also responsible for the wrong doing.The bank records are in tact.   Get the Whistle Blower paperwork.  Write the letter before it’s too late.

Just great people, just great.

We have more so stay tuned..