You can tout your rhetoric "we were under federal jurisdiction in 1934" fantasy all you want....you can even convince naïve journalists to write articles in supporting your claims...heck, you can hire a pseudo tribal member via marriage as your PR cheerleader to air commercials full of lies and innuendo...I'm fine with that. Heck, I am tickled pink thinking about the fact that you paid under-educated, LIT inept fancy lawyers to write up yet a third Carcieri argument to get land in trust. In fact, we are honored that our meek, timid, IN YOUR FACE letter to the SOI, BIA and State of Massachusetts regarding your (ahem) federal jurisdiction status as of 1934 forced you to write a rebuttal letter...really, we are...it was super fun finding the evidence, yet even more exciting that it left your overpaid PR "tribal member by marriage" person speechless. Here is your problem Cedric...maybe, just maybe...if you knew ANYTHING about the history of the Tribe you claim to lead, you would have actually read your Federal Recognition first...you know...before sending yet another Carcieri argument about federal jurisdiction. If you had, you would have realized that the tribe you claim to lead submitted evidence to the federal government in support of tribal existence, is in complete contradiction to your claims.... behold paragraph one, page 23 of the Mashpee Wampanoag Federal Recognition entitled: Federal Officials, Academics, and Researchers
* emphasis mine...
Oh...and your claims regarding Mashpee children going to the Carlisle School is contradicted in your Federal Recognition also....just so you know.....
Citizens of Region C who know you are up to your eyeballs in bulls**t...xoxo
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