There seems to be some confusion over the definition of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, at least in the mind of Cedric the Tobey. He says the Council is the Tribe. But an elementary school student knows the people are the Tribe.
The supreme laws of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe are embodied in the Tribal Constitution that tells us that our budget must be voted on and approved by us before implemented. These supreme laws dictate to the Council …..course that’s how it works in the rest of the country….with Cedric and his wacky side kicks and sorry attorneys…. lawlessness rules the day. There’s little support for the budget and at the last Sunday meeting over 100 members were raising Cane, asking questions and getting no answers. Clearly they were ready to vote the budget down.
It’s quite a problem for Cedric the Tobey because his rags to riches Marie Antoinette world would come crashing down along with the budget. What do they do? Protect their slush fund. Separate the Mashpee Wampanoag Gaming Authority budget from the Tribal operations budget so they can pay themselves out of the Authority slush fund. So all of a sudden the Mashpee Wampanoag Gaming Authority is not an entity of the tribe but a separate independent body? Yaaaaaaah, when it comes to guaranteeing the pay checks of Cedric and his pals. What they have done is an absolute violation of the Constitution. You would think with the Federal judge decision pending, they would stop handing out ammunition.
It’s like this. The Mashpee Wampanoag Gaming Authority has a $12 m budget that is spent completely unchecked. No records, no ledgers just money in money out. We could be paying Gengis Kahn and never know it. Cedric the Tobey has used the Gaming Authority to keep the Malaysian cash flow going. Over $40m spent on lawyers supposedly, who keep saying they can prove that we were under federal jurisdiction prior to 1933. That would get around the Carcieri decision “hurdle” that says the DOI can’t take our land into trust. That would work if it were true. Trouble is all the proof of our status does not support that theory.
As we said repeatedly, that theory was tested during the very thorough recognition process and soundly rejected by the BIA. There’s no way around it. Well known is the fact that our only masters were the King of England or the Commonwealth….and Uncle Sam never had a hand in our oversight until they recognized us in 2007. Why tell the Malaysians the truth if they’re buying the scam and willing to keep paying the lie forward…what do they know?
But to show you how bad it is….one of their primo lawyers had a messenger ask Patty Oakley for a map they thought could validate the 1933 theory. The maps had nothing to do with anything federal…just some state roads. That’s how desperate this has gotten. Its been going on for more than 2 years….they get richer and we try to figure out how we’re going to eat that God awful government building.
Honestly desperation results in mistakes. An ordinance removing the Gaming Authority from the budget cannot undo it’s permanence in the Constitution. Right. Tell it to the judge Ceddie.