The Beginning of the End for Joanne

It is the Beginning of the End for Joanne Frye.  That came a couple of weeks ago when it was made clear that the Tribal Council was hiring a Tribal Administrator. Course this is a mandate that should have happened months ago. This is just one of many of the violations of federal law that the Cromwell Administration  has ignored for 2 years.  On the Administrator, we have a pretty good idea who it’s going to be, and we definitely know who it ain’t gonna be, and that’s Joanne.  Joanne was hot.  Too late Joanne, too late.  They made you do all their dirty work, firing people who were actually doing important things….valuable things for the Tribe.  You cried a lot….a lot, but regrets are worthless now.

You saw a lot of really bad stuff, and it’s still going on despite the fact that investigators are everywhere….But Joanne…if you and Bobby could turn back the hands of time….you might have done things differently.

Maybe you would not have padded the Feb 2009 voter list with 250  illegal voters given to you by Ca and Carol Lopez to throw the election. You were afraid then of being fired by Putnam Peters who ran for chair and  promised to get rid of people who didn’t do a GD thing to earn their paycheck. That was no idle threat and you knew it.  So you and Yvonne made that fatal mistake of hookin’ up with the Tobes. Who does that ?

Maybe you would have had real election monitors, like Patty and Rhoda, able to identify every ineligible pending voter because they knew the rolls… we wouldn’t be in this embarrassing mess. We are in  full reverse of every gain made for us. Full reverse.

Now, you don’t bare full responsibility. Election Committee Chair  Trish Keliinui allowed you to do your thing by relinquishing the voter list to you….the office manager, to manipulate as you pleased.

Course no one can produce that dubious voter list now.  It is an indictment of the pathetic stereotypical incompetence of people who just should not be in charge of money…or a government. These people have no fear of facing Mashpee…because they are not real Mashpee….but you are. That’s what brought the tears.

Then again….the demands to fire you before the election never happened.  Others bare significant responsibility for dropping the ball.

But…the complaint was filed…Elections fraud….and we haven’t had an honest,  good election since. Here is the complaint  filed.

Ms. Patricia Keliinui

Chair, Election Committee

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

Mashpee, Massachusetts 02649

February 9, 2009


Dear Ms. Keliinui,

We are gravely concerned with a number of circumstances surrounding the February 8, election.

First, there was no consistent verification of voter identification, despite the startling number of hundreds of voters who had never set foot on tribal land. Election workers were not directed to ask voters to produce a roll number, tribal identification or photo identification. This makes the verification of voter identification impossible.

Second; this allowed the genealogy pending members to be placed on the eligible voter list that was used.  Carolyn Turner, was the only one who had access to the genealogy pending files with access afterhours.  It is clear that she turned the information over to her sisters Joanne Frye, tribal office manager and Council Woman Yvonne Frye Avant, a campaign manager for Cedric Cromwell, who had possession of the list to be used for the election. This allowed pending voters to participate in our election even voting twice (because no ID required), which is a violation of our constitution and obvious election fraud.

The week before election day, Carol Lopez was copying the eligible voter list and contacting pending voters telling them  “There is a new list and you will be allowed to vote.”  Some of these pending voters attempted to register early and informed Election Committee members of this fact. The Genealogy Department was also inundated with calls from pending voters who were told they could vote.

The tampering and access to Genealogy /Membership files continues with a second day of genealogy staff being locked out of the office. The Frye family has the keys to all the offices and continues to tamper with files and the lists they concocted.   This is one of the most egregious violations of tribal member privacy and sovereignty, and confirms the use and tampering of pending files to control the tribe. Because the voter ballots and sign in sheets are not in your possession, but in the possession of the Frye/Tobey families, and the potential for destruction of ballots and sign-in sheets is likely, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Lakeville has been apprised of this situation and is acting accordingly.

We are asking for a new election because of the obvious voter fraud that has occurred.




Nellie Ramos


cc: US Department of Interior

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Lee Flemming


Election Committee Members