Friday, December 18, 2009

Interviews from Crow Creek

Article and Photo by NDN News

Chairman Brandon Sazue from Crow Creek & Mo Brings Plenty, Oglala Lakota will be on Native America Calling on Tuesday, December 23rd
Native America Calling Airs Live
Monday - Friday, 1-2pm Eastern
http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/
Listen to Tiokasin Ghosthorse’s First Voices Indigenous Radio show from yesterday morning (December 17th)
Crow Creek section of the interview can be heard at the last 18 minutes or so.
www.firstvoicesindigenousradio.org/program_archives.html
Will post more relevant info and another update regarding what steps they are taking later this evening.
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Support from Alaska InterTribal Council:
On December 3, 2009 the Internal Revenue Service auctioned off 7100
acres located on Crow Creek Sioux Tribal land. The land is owned by
Crow Creek Tribal Farms, Inc. a Tribal corporation and distinct legal
entity from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. According to the recent motion
for temporary restraining order, filed by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe,
the IRS seized and auctioned the land to recover $3,123,789.73 dollars
in unpaid employment taxes. The document states, Because of erroneous
tax advice received from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Crow Creek
Sioux Tribe became delinquent in the payment of employment taxes
collected by the IRS beginning in 2003. The BIA had informed the Tribe
that, because it was a federally recognized Tribe, it was not
necessary to pay federal employment taxes.

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is consistently documented as one of the
poorest Reservations in the Nation, with 78% of their members living
below the poverty line. This action by the IRS, could ultimately
eliminate 20% of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribes Reservation lands & could
ultimately set a precedence, allowing the continual land grab on
Tribal Lands.

PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS TO HELP BLOCK THE TRANSFER
OF TRIBAL LANDS FROM OUR SIOUX BROTHERS AND SISTERS. TELL THE SENATORS
TO TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE CROW CREEK SIOUX TRIBE. LEAVE A MESSAGE
ON EVERY NUMBER!
Senator Amy Klobachar*// Toll Free: 1-888-224-9043/ D.C. Phone: 202-224-3244 Minnesota Phone: 612-727-5220 D.C. Fax: 202-228-2186 Minnesota Fax: 612-727-5223
Senator Al Franken*/ D.C. Phone: 202 224-5641 Minnesota Phone: 651 221-1016
President Obama*/ White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111
Larry EchoHawk*/ U.S. Department of the Interior: 202-208-3100
David Zoss * /IRS Agent 651-726-7375/
Carie Recsh * /IRS P.R. Contact 651-312-7629/
Sign The Petition to support the Tribe @:*
http://www.petitiononline.com/CrowCrek/petition.html
*C**ash donations and supplies may be sent to:*
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Attn: Chairman Brandon Sazue
P.O. Box 50
Ft. Thompson, South Dakota 57339
Best Regards,
AI-TC Tribal Newsletter Team

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