Our Grand Children are victims of;

"Protect the "system" at all costs. The "system" is the only ultimate sacred cow - not any particular law or constitution, but only "the system." Because, ultimately, it is the system which makes certain that the individuals functioning within it - from judges to lawyers, to prosecutors, to politicians, to businessmen - have their places and positions, and opportunities and pecking order, and future."

In 1696, England first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of "charities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery." This principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for U.S. governmental intervention in families' child rearing practices.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Preamble of the original "organic" Constitution

"We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
Excerpted from the Declaration of Independence of the original thirteen united states of America, July 4, 1776

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Criteria for recognition as an Indian tribe

As of March 22, 2007, the United States recognized 561 American Indian tribal communities as being eligible for funding and services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) by virtue of their official status as Indian tribes.
Since 1978, tribal communities have been required by law to apply for official acknowledgement as Indian tribes through the BIA. To attain federal acknowledgement as an Indian tribe, a community must apply for recognition through the BIA's Office of Federal Acknowledgment (OFA), and meet the criteria established by Part 83 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations (25 CFR Part 83), Procedures for Establishing that an American Indian Group Exists as an Indian Tribe.
Criteria for recognition as an Indian tribe: Under the above law, a community petitioning the government for recognition as a federally acknowledged Indian tribe must be able to meet all seven of the following criteria:

  • Criterion 83.7(a) requires that external observers have identified the petitioner as an American Indian entity on a substantially continuous basis since 1900.
  • Criterion 83.7(b) requires that a predominant portion of the petitioning group has comprised a distinct community since historical times.
  • Criterion 83.7(c) requires that the petitioning group has maintained political influence over its members as an autonomous entity since historical times.
  • Criterion 83.7(d) requires that the petitioner provide a copy of its governing document.
  • Criterion 83.7(e) requires that a petitioner's members descend from a historical Indian tribe.
  • Criterion 83.7(f) requires that the petitioner's membership be composed principally of persons who are not members of another Federally recognized Indian tribe.
  • Criterion 83.7(g) requires that the petitioner not be subject to legislation forbidding the Federal relationship.
Since 1978, 324 groups have stated their intent to apply for tribal acknowledgment through the OFA's administrative process. As of Feb. 15, 2007, 81 of these groups had submitted completed applications. Out of these 81 groups, 16 had been acknowledged as tribes, 24 had been denied tribal designation and the rest remained in various stages of consideration and negotiation.
Federal assistance to recognized Indian tribes includes; development of tribal government, economic development, education, law enforcement, social services, real estate services, agriculture and range management, and resource protection.

* http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rightsandfreedoms/a/tribalreq.htm

Eagle Village

Current Population:67   (2011 Alaska Department of Labor Estimate)
Incorporation Type:Unincorporated
Borough Located In:Unorganized
Taxes:No taxing authority

According to Census 2010, there were 49 housing units in the community and 31 were occupied. Its population was 38.8 percent American Indian or Alaska Native; 55.2 percent white; 1.5 percent black; 1.5 percent Asian; 3 percent of the local residents had multi-racial backgrounds.

* http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CIS.cfm?Comm_Boro_Name=Eagle%20Village

* Roughly 26 natives in Eagle Village.


Current Population:546   (2011 Alaska Department of Labor Estimate)
Incorporation Type:Unincorporated
Borough Located In:Northwest Arctic Borough
Taxes:Sales: None, Property: None, Special: None
National Flood Insurance Program Participant: Yes
Coastal Management District: Northwest Arctic Borough

According to Census 2010, there were 114 housing units in the community and 114 were occupied. Its population was 94.8 percent American Indian or Alaska Native; 2.5 percent white; 0.4 percent black; 2.3 percent of the local residents had multi-racial backgrounds.

* Roughly 517 natives in Noatak.

*The posts made in this blog are of our opinion only* Without Prejudice UCC 1-207

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