Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Yellow Crystal Seed/ Yellow Electric Warrior - Magnetic Bat Moon of Purpose, Day 1
Welcome to the Yellow Crystal Seed Year! As we enter the first Moon of the year, the Magnetic Bat Moon, we ask ourselves: What is my purpose?
In this Moon take time to re-examine your life purpose, and goals for the next 13 Moons. Be quiet and listen. This is the Year to fully awaken your inner Avatar. The Universe is depending on it.
We have now entered the fourth year of the 26-year fractal of the New Beam (2013-2039). Big changes are afoot. We are in a time of overlapping time loops where what seemed Impossible before is now happening and what seemed possible before is not happening now.
August 16, 2017, Kin 85, marks the 30-year anniversary of the Harmonic Convergence. This began the 26-year fractal to the entry of the New Beam, 2013. Five days later is the much anticipated Solar Eclipse.
From the Galactic Maya perspective this eclipse is a quickening of the inevitable breaking of old patterning and emergence of the noosphere (thinking layer of planet Earth). The noosphere is a function of what the Galactic Maya referred to as kinan – the Solar Force accounting for the higher spiritual or psychic energy on this planet.
Related to the kinan is the tin kinantah – the quality of transmitting this solar related energy that accounts for the various telepathic and paranormal capacities of the higher mind. These are attributes of the noosphere.
In this Moon consider that none of the thoughts you think are actually “yours”. You are a mere conduit, a channel of energy.
How can we align our mind with the Greater Planetary Mind (noosphere) to accelerate our consciousness? This synchronized alignment is the purpose of the daily codes of the Law of Time.
The Law of Time defines an order of reality known as the synchronic order.
This is the definition of the universe unified by time and apprehended solely by mind (and encompassed by heart).
All that exists constitutes the synchronic order.
To know or perceive this order requires a degree of self-reflective consciousness.
Because the Universal Order of time is so vast, it is the essence alone that must be perceived and known.
The inherent self-awareness does not derive from anything outside itself. This is the real introduction to the actual condition of things.
Courtesy House Committee on Natural Resources
Ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ): "This hearing isn't even an attempt to seek information – it's a forum for repeating anti-Native talking points."
Native Voices Ignored as House Committee Ponders Changes to Indian Trust Land Policy:
‘We should have a higher standard for Native American policy hearings than a panel of non-Native witnesses with axes to grind,’ says Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)
The generally nonpartisan Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs took a sharp turn to the right at its July 13 oversight hearing, entitled, Comparing 21st Century Trust Land Acquisition with the intent of the 73rd Congress in Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act.
The Secretary of the Interior holds “exceptionally broad authority to acquire land in trust for Indians” under the 83-year-old Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA), according to a memorandum distributed before the hearing by Subcommittee Chairman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA).
But Section 19 of the IRA, which states that only members of tribes “recognized and now under federal jurisdiction” could acquire trust land, created a legal quagmire in 2009 when the Supreme Court held to a literal and controversial interpretation of “now” in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Since then, according to LaMalfa in his memo, “…the Secretary may no longer use the IRA to acquire trust land for any post-1934 tribe without specific authorization from Congress.”
LaMalfa’s interpretation is at odds with a 2014 legal opinion issued by the Obama administration that defined “‘now under federal jurisdiction’ in a manner that allows the Interior Department to indeed continue to place land into trust for tribes recognized after 1934.
Of note, post-Carcieri, federal courts have not reversed any land-into-trust acquisitions made by Interior for tribes recognized after 1934, despite several challenges from localities in multiple venues.
While tribes generally supported the Obama administration’s opinion, a majority of tribes have continued to call for Congress to fix Carcieri by ensuring through legislation that all tribes, regardless of recognition date, are treated equally.
The hearing sought input on how this policy fix might look.
Although ostensibly an information-gathering session to determine whether Congress should revise policy on Indian trust land acquisition, ranking member of the Natural Resources Committee Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) characterized the hearing instead as an attempt to attack tribal sovereignty and self-determination by questioning the legitimacy of tribes that have received federal recognition since 1934, and by extension, their ability to acquire land to place into trust.
“This hearing isn’t even an attempt to seek information – it’s a forum for repeating anti-Native talking points,” Grijalva said, adding that House Natural Resources] Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) “has a long history of opposing tribal sovereignty and attempting to weaken federal recognition for Native Americans.”
Grijalva lamented the lack of Indians representing their positions on land acquisition at the hearing, with three of the four witnesses speaking on behalf of the federal or local governments and only one speaking on behalf of tribes. “We should have a higher standard for Native American policy hearings than a panel of non-Native witnesses with axes to grind,” he said.
What were those “axes?” Largely state and local governments backed by the federal government seeking to limit or have a direct say in how tribes develop their trust land.
James Cason, associate deputy secretary of the Department of the Interior, testified, “Overall, land-into-trust acquisitions are uncontested transfers that often have local support,” but he also raised alarm, saying, “off-reservation lands that are acquired through the fee-to-trust process have the potential to raise jurisdictional uncertainties in local communities, as well as complicating [sic] land-use planning and the provision of services.”
Also problematic for Cason were declines in tax revenues non-Indian governments might experience as assessable land is removed from their jurisdiction, or as tribes changed their economic development plans post acquisition that created additional competition or uncertainties for the surrounding communities.
“This possibility has prompted questions regarding what role the department could play in establishing land use restrictions to half certain lands from being used for gaming,” Cason testified.
The lone tribal witness, Kirk Francis, president of the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) and chief of the Penobscot Nation, reminded the subcommittee, “The IRA’s main purpose was and is to facilitate tribal nation self-governance, self-determination, and self-sufficiency in order to improve the lives of Indian people….Regaining a land base is essential to the exercise of tribal self-government.”
It is also a key component of national sovereignty, with all the rights and privileges as well as challenges that come with it. To get there, Francis proposed “a clean Carcieri fix,” something USET has been lobbying for over the past eight years.
“We think that this reaffirms what we already know – that trust land acquisition and regaining homelands should apply to all tribes,” he said.
Mayor Fred Allyn III, of Ledyard Connecticut, focused largely on the how harmful “the preemption of state and local taxation of non-Indian economic activities on Indian lands” have on state and local governments.
“The shortfall in the town’s budget increases every time the federal government takes more land into trust,” Allyn testified. He offered two fixes: objective standards to govern the trust acquisition decision and procedures that ensure genuine consideration of the impacts on surrounding communities. He also maintained, “the BIA refuses to consider the cumulative impact of trust acquisitions, and every new request is treated in isolation,…” Lastly, Allyn called for “the Secretary’s authority to take land out of trust” to be confirmed, especially “if the proposed land use changes after trust acquisition to a land use that was not considered in the original decision, or to stop the new land use from occurring until a new review is conducted.”
Left unsaid was whether Ledyard should return the favor when his town undertakes economic development or approves land-use development projects, as well as whether he believes that tribes near Ledyard – or any other non-Indian jurisdiction – should be able to nullify a land acquisition in a non-Indian community or to prevent a land-use project.
Pouring gas on the fire was Anchorage attorney Donald Mitchell who has appeared before Congressional committees and subcommittees a dozen times over the past 40 years. In a tone that took several subcommittee members aback, Mitchell made two highly controversial – and highly inflammatory – arguments predicated on the contentious assumption that Congress and Interior were “creating tribes.”
First, Mitchell contended, “the U.S. Constitution grants Congress – not the Secretary of the Interior, and certainly not [the BIA] – exclusive plenary power to decide the nation’s Indian policies.” For him, that brings into question “whether the members of tribes that Congress and the BIA created after the date of enactment of the IRA should be included within the purview of the first definition of the term “Indian in section 19 of the IRA so that the BIA can acquire land for those tribes….”
Second, Mitchell argued that “Section 5 of the IRA is an unconstitutional delegation of authority to an executive branch agency.” Essentially, he would like to see Congress revisit the definition of the term “Indian” and redefine it if necessary. At the same time, he would like to see Congress reexamine the Secretary of the Interior’s “unfettered authority to take into trust the title to land located outside the boundaries of Indian reservations that were in existence on June 18, 1934.” He’d prefer to see land acquisition in the hands of Congress.
While subcommittee members generally defended the status quo, they could see room for improvement in land acquisition policy, though mostly in facilitating it for tribes.
In Bishop’s (R-UT) words, “what we’d really like to get are written recommendations on how to create coherent land acquisition policy.” Members also vigorously defended tribal sovereignty and refuted Mitchell’s allegation that Congress was “suddenly and instantaneously creating Indian tribes.”
Francis rejected not only Mitchell’s notion of “[tying] federal acknowledgement to being under federal jurisdiction,” but called out the “delegitimizing of tribes” as “insulting and dangerous.”
LaMalfa concurred, reiterating that “the government doesn’t create a tribe!”
But the government does approve tribal trust land acquisition policies. LaMalfa concluded, “Are we in balance after eighty years? How can we clean up the process, and how can we make it more timely?”*
By Renae Ditmer • July 26, 2017
Kin 64: Yellow Crystal Seed
I dedicate in order to target
I seal the input of flowering
With the crystal tone of cooperation
I am guided by the power of intelligence
I am a galactic activation portal
Art is coincidental with the earliest stages of intelligence, and represents the highest dimensions of consciousness to which a human aspires.*
*Star Traveler's 13 Moon Almanac of Synchronicity, Galactic Research Institute, Law of Time Press, Ashland, Oregon, 2016-2017.
The Sacred Tzolk'in
Sahasrara Chakra (Dali Plasma)