The Rally will also serve as a kick-off for the Tribal Justice Act (TJA). The TJA will serve to enforce the provisions of 1968 Indian Civil Rights Act and provide fair and impartial forums for those who have been denied or otherwise stripped of their human and civil rights.
Several presentations by Indian scholars, legal representatives, and Native American activists will focus on this ever growing problem.
The Rally will also be highlighted by the performance of Native American dancers and singers.
BACKGROUND: Since the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the signing of Class III gaming compacts legalizing gaming on Indian reservations, California tribes have unjustly disenrolled, disenfranchised or denied membership to over 1500 Indian people from the Pechanga Band, the Santa Rosa Reservation, Redding Rancheria, Mooretown Rancheria, Guidiville Rancheria, Laytonville Rancheria, Enterprise Rancheria, Table Mountain Rancheria, Colusa Rancheria, Cold Springs Rancheria, Picayune Rancheria, Santa Rosa Rancheria, Jackson Rancheria and Pinoleville Rancheria.
CONTACT: Mark and Carla Maslin
Stop Tribal Disenrollment"
T-shirts can be purchased for $10 each.
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Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 11:05:15 -0700
Subject: California Indian Day Rally
We made a trip to
The rally gives individuals and groups an opportunity to express their point of views on this very serious issue, how it affects themselves and their family, and an opportunity to offer possible solutions. There have been a number of phone calls and emails to individuals and group representatives whose civil rights have been violated as a result of Tribal membership issues. We would like to extend the offer for those individuals or group representatives to have an opportunity to speak or set up an informational table during the Rally. Although the agenda is scheduled to be released tomorrow it is still subject to change. There will also be time set aside for an open mic session for individuals to speak.
For those individuals driving to the rally, here are the directions to the State Capitol via the I-5 freeway:
From North or South, take the
Drive 2 blocks and turn right on L Street. Open your eyes. You will see the grassy area leading up to the North steps of the Capitol building. This where the Rally will be held.
There are a number of parking
garages in this area. There
is a public parking garage across form the Capitol steps when you turn
right off of
For those flying into Sac international there is a Super Shuttle service available 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-258-3826 or book on line at http://shuttlefinder.net/airport_shuttles/sacramento.html
Price is $14.00 one way and $8.00 for each additional person.
We were able to stop by the
Travelodge hotel. It is 4 block walk down 1
those interested in having a diner and to socialize the night before
the Rally we have set aside a restaurant
for Thursday night for 7:30. We are also still planning on picketing
and handing out rally fliers at the Tribal Leadership Conference on Thursday
from about 10:45a.m.- 1:30 p.m. We did speak with a local police officer
and informed him of the purpose of our slated picket and he saw no problems. He
was going to have his superior officer call me on Monday to discuss
the do's and don'ts'. More details on the diner and picket tomorrow.
Mark and Carla Maslin
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 23:32:55 -0700
Subject: Indian Civil Rights Rally Agenda
- Pre rally press conference with group representatives
Performance of the Intertribal Pomo Dancers
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