Monthly Archives: June 2015

The last man standing

The TA makes a cool $110 a year, to do nothing and you get a ham and little else.

The TA makes a cool $110 a year, to do nothing and you get a ham and little else.

So the new Tribal Administrator David Thundereagle fired Quan Tobey yesterday.  There are several versions of what went down.

Version 1:

Quan did not attend a mandatory meeting was called in…and was fired.

Version 2

Quan wouldn’t write a job description…..and was fired.

He was in the middle of finishing a $200 K grant.  As the Director of Natural Resources, Quan made significant headway with our aqua farming programs and  had quite a good reputation with the Bureau  of Indian Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency . Though not a traditionalist, Quan did a superior job of maintaining our fishing culture that we have depended on forever.

He is clearly the only department head who was legitimately doing business on our behalf.  No lying, no exaggeration of education or credentials, because he has a college education and knows his business. The majority of the people in charge of tribal government have nothing more than a high school education and most don’t have that.  The ones who have a college diploma are holding high paying jobs, are very young, raised White and have absolutely no idea what they are doing in a very sensitive position….you who we are talking about.

And the person who is supposed to take over this spot is in no way qualified to do the job.  The man has been coveting job for a long time.  After blowing through the money, the new man will have to answer to feds for fraud.  Something to think about but these people think they’re invisible.  Example, ever wonder why the very important 184 housing program is still shut down for almost 18 months. Can’t even get a storm door fixed but you have all these people over there collecting checks to turn you away. Yah. That 184 theft is still hoovering over housing.

Quan was a good example to our kids, and the adults.

It’s another “DAMNED SHAME” moment because this TA Thundereagle is not accountable to us….or anyone actually.  He has no contract and made it clear he doesn’t want one…He apparently has a habit of walking away whenever he pleases.   At least that is his reputation. And like all the others has a career path that leaves a huge mess behind.  He makes # 6  (or 7 if you count Leon’s deuce terms) in our cachet of less than competent TA’s.

In a government without rules,or Elder guidance,  gouging lawyers, scam artists, and a cadre of scallywags, you have to wonder how the so called leaders can look themselves in the face. Course it’s not like they’re people any of the true Mashpee associate with. Pretenders. Lonely pretenders.




Keep dreaming, but you know the end game

Don’t you remember the days when we were dreaming of a casino. When it was actually going to happen once upon a time…and now it’s all screwed up. Actually, we’re still hoping that the Creator waves his hand over us and a miracle occurs.

We have to talk about our sad reality.  It goes like this:

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is getting ready to let a second license in our region.  Our money is on New Bedford.

Another INDN lawyer who keeps bluffin' and billin'

Arlinda Locklear who is in charge of  what has become our never ending LIT exploratory mission, says (in the media) that it will be the end of the year before we have the answer on land in trust. Now, let’s review  her long list of predictions.  She predicted 90 days from November of 2014, which conveniently came after the crazy election. Nothing. Then in the spring she said June or July. Nothing. Now it’s the end of the year.  Here’s her quote in the Taunton Gazette when it became clear that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission had long abandoned the waiting game with the Mashpee Wampanoag and the phantom casino.

“I think it will be this year,” said Arlinda Locklear, the tribe’s attorney handling the land-into-trust application, which is currently being reviewed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At the same time, Locklear emphasized that this was just her estimate, and that the government process provides no prescribed timeline to complete the review.

We know what that means….nothing happening. As far as the LIT application goes,we have a huge problem with the historic ties to Taunton.  Pretty weak if you’re going by Messy Jessies’ “pine straw and sea foam” theories.  It’s embarrassing that that sort of absurdity would come out of anyone’s mouth ….but then again she just makes stuff up.  Anything to get attention.

But back to Arlinda.  She’s still clinging to the Cowlitz argument saying the Washington tribe clears the way for us because they

The Cowlitz children have a future. Their tribe is fighting for their future. Shovel Ready Ceddie is planning his exit.

were FORMALLY recognized in 2002 ….as we were in 2007. The 2009 Supreme Court decision said the Department of Interior could not take LIT unless the tribe was under federal jurisdiction on or before 1934.  Well, as Reel Wamps has said over and over…the Cowlitz were under federal jurisdiction dating back to the 1850’s…but as stated below in the background of this case the difference between us and the Cowlitz is that the feds were marching them all over Washington state from reservation to reservation..  We on the other hand were always dictated to by the Commonwealth. We had the first reservations (called plantations) in the nation, but that was during colonial times and eventually we gave them up to be a township…again under the Commonwealth.

Below is the Cowlitz federal  connection.  Don’t know how much more “federal” you can get beyond the “Congress” & the “Secretary of Interior.”

Plaintiff-Appellant, Cross-Appellee,
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Plaintiff-Appellant,
STATE OF WASHINGTON; William R. Wilkerson, individually and
as Acting Director of the State of Washington Department of
Fisheries; Frank R. Lockard, individually and as Director
of the State of Washington Department of Game; Washington
State Game Commission, Defendants-Appellees,
UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee,
STATE OF WASHINGTON, Defendant-Appellee, Cross-Appellant.

Nos. 95-35370, 95-35371.

United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit.

In 1911, Congress directed the Secretary of Interior to make allotments on the Quinault Reservation under the provisions of the allotment laws to “all members of the Hoh, Quileute, Ozette or other tribes of Indians of Washington who are affiliated with the Quinaielt and Quileute tribes in the [Treaty of Olympia] and who may elect to take allotments on the Quinault Reservation rather than on the reservations set aside for these tribes.” The Supreme Court subsequently ruled that members of the Chehalis, Chinook and Cowlitz tribes were entitled to allotments on the Quinault reservation pursuant to this act and the 1873 executive order. Halbert, 283 U.S. at 758, 51 S.Ct. at 616-17.

So Arlinda’s extended projections have kept  her in moola  ($480,000) for over 4 years of unproductive legal work.  But you would think she would at least  do her research about us and stop using the Cowlitz as the means to collect $10,000 a month and to lie in the media.You see how much good she did for her tribe.  They were never recognized, and may never be unfortunately.

Shame on you Arlinda

The curse of The Pond, and Goshes

The Tribal Court being what it is…..nothing, has a lot of nothing going on. It has a

As a former Minnesota Assistant Attorney General, newly appointed Mashpee Supreme Court Judge Yellowhammer should know a scam when she sees one

new Supreme Court Judge Terri Yellowhammer who joins the old ones getting paid to participate in a process that in legal terms is “moot,” or “not real.”

The court rulings are not enforceable because we can’t get our land into trust.  As we all know by now, LIT completes the most important part of our sovereignty that validates our government and more importantly the court. As you can see we really don’t have any way of getting justice against the corrupt Council unless we go to a federal court or the FBI shows up. That’s why we can’t resolve true legal matters in the tribal court…serious issues are handled by state courts and a lot of times it does not work out well for us.  ICWA is a huge problem needless to say.

LIT is a  fantasy postponed for over 5 years by Shovel Ready Ceddie and his very expensive White lawyers (and one NDN Arlinda). These Boston firms lead by a former governor and Congressman do absolutely nothing but bill us for stuff a law clerk knows will be thrown out. They’re frantic now because they know the state has made clear they don’t believe in the LIT fantasy and they’re giving the casino license away. Last November Arlinda Locklear said we would see

Arlinda couldn't get her Lumbee tribe recognized nor can she get our LIT..She is getting a fat check for $10K a month

LIT in 90 days.  By March she and Messy Jessie said June

Messy Jessie "Master of Charades" searches the heavens for her next scam

or July. Well? The time frames evaporate and new ones appear….that’s the only thing that is certain in the LIT saga. The BIA has no preliminary decision standing by which is the normal step before an affirmative decision is made.  There’s just silence. The state Gaming commission knows what the silence means.

These shameless shysters have made millions by over billing us in the Genting racket. The so called tribal leadership keeps getting paid to run all that money through the tribe.

What did Cheryl say? “The Fryes’ll be rollin’ in the doe!”

The First Lady never dreamed of riding so high after being so low.....

Damn right girl!  Can’t get a clean election…can’t get rid of you and all your relatives who have infested the government with all your extensive education, sophistication and brilliance. You have made us so proud with all your empathy to our sick tribal members, one beloved member who recently passed away. And the prosperity, the abundance you have brought to our families and our fledgling tribal community.

Right.  So tribal members filed a challenge to the latest crooked election where the First Lady won by keeping people from voting (because they would not have voted for her). Well her great White lawyers told, the tribal court that the the challenge was filed by “dissidents” who don’t like the leadership. Yes that’s true. But the court’s role is to resolve legal disputes.Aside from the argument being valid,  the majority of those members are from the same families that fought to get our land back and to get us Recognition.  The government of the United States thought we were “dissidents” in both of those instances.These new White Overseers say the tribal members should be sanctioned for filing the suit.  Oh yah….so how is that enforced?

                                      Kickin’ the Quahog down the path….

Well the court wants no part of the case because  they know that we know that the judicial system is a sham.  The judges want the pay check to do nothing, but don’t want to be held accountable for rendering unenforceable decisions. So, they want the case to go to the Peacemakers who are some of the nutty-ist  people in the tribe. The Peacemakers were supposed to be  Elders from each family because they are wise, will be fair and people will respect their decisions. When you have outisders running the tribal government…well they don’t want the Elders involved. And we all know that Carol Lopez and her daughter Marie are not exactly credible…okay…that’s a duo on the panel that makes the whole thing ridiculous.

These White lawyers are paid to insult us and degrade us in the phantom court. They are paid handily.  Arlinda makes about $10,000 a month to tell us that LIT is just over the horizon about every 3 months. Whatever she’s doing it ain’t much cause there is no legislation in Congress that has a chance of passage to fix the Carcieri ruling. We pay a lawyer named Burr $30,000 a month to review the bills of the other lawyer thieves. Fox in the hen house indeed. The tribal government has failed us and become a caretaker of the people who have worked against us since time immemorial.

Watch out for the FRYEPATROL !

$130,000,000 later, and we’re worse off than we were before recognition. You get a ham, and a monthly ration from the food pantry (that’s sponsored by the Boston Food Bank no less).With that kind of debt,  tribal members should be able to go into the pantry weekly. Instead you’re greeted by Donna Johnson and her sister Ca ( who loaded the voter rolls with pending tribal members for Ceddie )who do nothing but pass judgment  and gossip about everyone…They’re on Fryepatrol. Beware, the Fryepatrol is watchin’.

No one would go down there if Natalie weren’t there.

The Curse of the Pond and “Goshes”

Generations of Mashpee speak in hushed tones about the Pond and it’s consumption of strangers….White people mainly.  They talk about how they can’t remember a Native drowning in the enormous lake, but many White tourists perished for some

The Pond .. a sanctuary for Mashpee Wampanoag but treacherous for outsiders.

reason. That Pond drops off wicked bad and it was like the shock of it is so stunning it appears as though they’re sucked  under. Natives standing on the gray sand would watch in silence…then, someone would beat it out into the black water to save the pitiful victim. But if no one were around it spelled trouble every time. Whites capsized in the middle of that lake and it was too bad cause they couldn’t make it to shore…not a Mashpee. Mashpee don’t capsize and if they couldn’t swim shore to shore, they didn’t accept the dare to race. We learned to swim in that lake or suffered constant humiliation. Course it was too much and you were a prolific  swimmer in short order.

It’s sad because we never learned from this longstanding childhood lesson of tradition and survival. We’re still saving the White man but won’t save ourselves.