7/3/15

Change may help other Native Americans


Change may help other Native Americans receive federal tribe status

Before digging into these two articles a few pointers, if I may?

I do not want anything to do with "tribes" in New England and for sure in the state of Connecticut!

your elders shunned my grandfather while hoping for a little of the casino change, I shun you now!

That said, "to my followers, does this make sense to you?

Tribes in states like Connecticut with governors like Governor Dannel Malloy can never be recognized as Native Americans,

Governor Dannel Malloy welcomed the ruling, saying an earlier draft form of the changes would have put Connecticut in a difficult position."

Well, we natives sure would not want to put Connecticut in a difficult position would we?

After all they only burned our villages, raped our women, sent our children off to boarding schools in other states, killed our elders and took our land.

What were we thinking?

Now this new law is telling Native Americans that if we can prove family from 1900 on, we can finely become

"Native Americans?"

New rules on the recognition of Indian tribes appear to shut the door on three Connecticut tribes who have been petitioning for federal status for years. 

The Schaghticokes in Kent,

the Golden Hill Paugussetts

and

the Eastern Pequot's are not recognized as tribes by the federal government.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a final ruling on the process for recognition.

While it makes it easier for some tribes to prove their ancestry, tribes cannot use the existence of a state reservation as the sole basis for federal recognition.

The ruling also says that tribes which have previously been denied cannot re-petition.

Governor Dannel Malloy welcomed the ruling, saying an earlier draft form of the changes would have put Connecticut in a difficult position.


Change may one day help Monacans, other Native Americans receive federal tribe status

Speaking of federal recognition,
“it’s a right that’s owed to us,”
“It’s not about just checks and money and stuff,
the federal government owes us this right.”


I have no idea what an Eastern Pequot is but that’s OK because I'm not sure about the rest of those Pequot's either?

I do know about the Native people called 'Schaghticokes' in Kent and the 'Golden Hill Paugussetts' in Colchester.

If we have never filed a petition for recognition before?

There are many African American/Native American Tribes all over New York, New England and New Jersey.

I have personally been to a vast number of their ceremonies.

Many slaves traveled the "Underground Railroad and joined these tribes long before this 1900 the government is updating about?

For- instance,

Chief MoonFace Bear and his father came to many of my grandfathers meetings and ceremonies,

in fact we have also been to many of theirs on his reservation in Colchester Connecticut

as well as hundreds of tribes through-out New York, New England and New Jersey.

My cousin and I held the crossing ceremony for MoonFace on his Rez!

The Golden hill Paugussetts reservation has been state recognized for century the only reason that it is not federally recognized now is Connecticut’s fear of losing casino money!

Chief MoonFace Bear of the Golden hill Paugussetts was buried on his reservation.

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