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UPDATES-January 18, 2017
Greetings to all the tribal members and others. As some of you might have noticed, the webpage has been pretty screwed up lately. I have been having problems with our page Host, Gate .com and have been not only not been able to update the webpage but it was posting things all the way back to 2006!
I have gotten a new computer thanks to Spirit Women as our old trusty IBM that was 17 years old mother board went out. I was able to retrieve most of our data but the new Windows 10 sucks and is very difficult to use as it is not compatible to just about any previously used programs for the website. I am using an even older computer to update the website. Hopefully I will be able to make the new one work to correct this.
September 16, 2016
Denver , Colorado
Civil Case No. 16-2345
We filed the lawsuit against the BIA and R. Lee Fleming of the "Acknowledgment Branch" of the BIA for the false findings they have been posting for 35 years that we applied for Federal Recognition and was turned down in U.S. District Court of Denver. As most of you know and saw on this website when it was posted, not only did we not apply when they said we did we did; we posted the actual letter that said they weren't even TAKING applications at that tine. We only contacted them about a GRANT! This was for the cultural center project we had going on in the mid 70's.
Over the decades this published illegal finding has cost the tribe millions in of dollars to our tribe but has caused the credibility of our very existence. Not withstanding the liable and slander against me personally. After several months of debating issues of Venue; the Court transferred to the U. S. District Court transferred it to the U.S. District Court of the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA in Washington D.C. New case number :CIVIL CASE NO. 16-2388.
If anyone can find it on line , you will see the 18 page complaint and the more then 80 pages of exhibits testifying our existence as a tribe including our last three treaties, the 18 13 which; we celebrated 200th anniversary with the US, Senators and members of the US, House of representatives and the 200th year Recognition from the governors office and the Mayor at the Treaty Rock in downtown Columbus, Ohio. There were many other Federal and state signatories there as well. These treaties are STILL in effect and have never been terminated and pre date the BIA by at least 11 years. They, the BIA as never nor will they EVER have jurisdiction on our tribe.
As of this week. we (I) have responded to there challenge allowing me to trpresent the teibe in court which IS legal under Federal Indian case Law as well as I am representing my self ( I am the tribe BOTH sued them under Title 5 of the US code regarding illegal administrative actions. More as it progresses.
TRIBAL CALENDAR FOR 2017 -18
Due to illness . Bear feast will be delayed until Spring Council
APRIL 15-16, 2017
Time 12 noon. Location Cambridge Rez. Pot luck as usual. Please limit "sweets" . Campsites should be available , if desired and since most of the frackers are gone Motel rates are around 50-60 dollars with all the new hotels that sit mostly empty now, This is also Easter week end as you know. I hope for a good turnout. As stated above , we are going to have Bear Feast Ceremony at the same time. LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING (ESPECIALLY HIGH COUNCIL MEMBERS) AND IF YOU ARE ARE NOT COMING let us know BEFORE the days of council.
PLANTING OF THE CORN
MAY 6, 2017
TIME : 10 A.M.
This ceremony is minatory for Clan Mothers. If you are a Clan Mother and CAN't make it, then you must send a member of your Clan to take your place. This is a time where we thank the Creator for all he gives us and the food Mother earth provides us with. We may also do some singing and drumming . This will be at the Rez in Cambridge. Bring food for lunch.
JUNE 24, 25, 26 (FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY)
AT THE REZ.
Last years Summer Solstice was great. giveaways, singing and drumming and many kids came. Food was great and we drummed into the nite and the weather was great. Come and camp, hike if you are able and enjoy the friendship and friends of your tribal members and this is an OPEN event to anyone that wants to come. If you have something to giveaway, trade or sell; Bring it! Also remember, bring FOOD as there is no food venders . There are at least 6 campsites in the woods. the camper and the guest building (usually used for the older people or people with kids) . THIS IS AN OFFICIAL TRIBAL EVENT. I expect as many tribal members to come as possible. Also. I hope to have the Sweat Lodge DONE by then.
OCTOBER 7TH Saturday, 2017
12 noon, at the Rez, This could last 2 days as you know but probably wont, the usual. Food, drinks, camping if you are hardy. Please all try to attend who are able. Let us know if you are COMING lets us know if you are NOT. Especially High Council Memebrs. BEFORE the days of council