H.I.N.U. Instructor Julia Goodfox Asks “Why Are We Supporting The US Military?”

On this Memorial Day, we remember the fine men and women ( including Native Americans ) who have and are proudly fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy.

One Haskell Indian Nations University instructor Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair), would disagree with us though. Even as she collects a paycheck from the United States government for “teaching” at a United States government school and enjoys the freedoms of living in the U.S. everyday. Those freedoms given to her by our U.S. military.

In a recent interview, Julia Goodfox ( Princess Crazyhair) ask this question:

1. “Why are we supporting the US Military?”

These are exerts from that interview:

“ Julia Good Fox also describes how the colonization continues in the United States, with American Indian children forced to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. in schools”.

“Julia Good Fox points out that Native Americans are taught to identify with the US and military”.

And of her employer The Bureau of Indian Education/ Bureau of Indian Affairs Julia Goodfox states:

“There are similarities as well between the US Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)”.

We have to ask since Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn has allowed Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair) to remain at Haskell Indian Nations University if she also agrees with these views?

The bigger question here is why has The Bureau of Indian Education/ Bureau of Indian Affairs allowed Julia Goodfox ( Princess Crazhair) to remain at Haskell Indian Nations University?

We have one more question is R.O.T.C. still alive and well at Haskell or did Julia Goodfox (Princess Crazyhair) and her good friend Venida Cheanult ( VCEM ) manage to get rid of that program also?

Again, we at haskellnews commentary salute the proud ( Native American) men and women of the U.S. Military and all of those who have or are currently serving this great country of ours.

We would like to recognize some of the Native Americans who have served:

Haskell Indian Nations University’s Color Guard.

The Navajo Code Talkers ( Link: http://www.navajocodetalkers.org)

Army Pfc. Lori Ann Piestewa ( Hopi Indian ) ( Link:militarytimes.com/valor/army-pfc-lori-ann…/256538)

The Census Bureau suggest that in the 1990s there were 160,000 living Indian veterans. This represented nearly 10 percent of all living Indians—a proportion triple that of the non-Indian population—and confirms once again that Native Americans play an important role in the U.S. military. ( Link: http://www.answers.com/topic/native-americans-in-the-military).

Pictures with permission from: navajocodetalker.org and militarytimes.com

You can read Julia Goodfox’s ( Princess Crazyhair) entire interview at: (Link: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2009/01/apartheid-borders-palestine-and-indian.html)

And/or by doing this yahoo search:
julia good fox native americans in the military

Remember “ Putting Lip Stick On A Pig Doesn’t Help”.

haskellnews commentary 05/31/2010.

Copyright @ 2009 All rights reserved, haskellnews commentary Lawrence, Ks.

Is Mr. George Tiger Traveling on Haskell Indian Nations University’s Dime?

While George Tiger Haskell Indian Nations University’s Board of Regents President and current Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s National Council member has been busy writing resolutions that seek to censure Creek chief Principal Chief A.D. Ellis: One of the resolution’s sponsors, George Tiger …… (Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20100424_11_A18_OKMULG795624&rss_lnk=11).

And organizing another no confidence vote against Haskell Indian Nations University’s current President Dr. Linda Sue Warner. (http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/haskellnews/2010/may/06/breaking-news-is-the-haskell-indian-nations-univer/).

And yet another one against the State of Arizona: The resolution’s sponsor, George Tiger, said: “I think it’s important a tribal government or government of color opposes this. To me it’s kind of going backwards in terms of the whole era of civil rights. It seems like we’re going backward instead of forward.” ( He is speaking of his own tribe here). (Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20100424_11_A18_OKMULG795624&rss_lnk=11).

Is Mr.Tiger also busy traveling on Haskell Indian Nations University’s dime?

Has Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn sent George Tiger out to chat up Haskell and while he’s at it chat up his bid to run as Principal Chief of The Muscogee (Creek) Nation?

Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn can run around ( along with George Tiger) crying ( and we mean literally ) foul about how underfunded Haskell is, but at the same time those two certainly know how to spend the school’s monies. ( Maybe Senator Pat Roberts and Congressman Dennis Moore can also look into this ).

For more about how some of George Tiger’s own tribal members view him go to: thevoicesofcourage.com/…/ole-george–past-present–future-actions

And google: thevoicesofcourage.com/georgetiger

Remember ” Putting Lip Stick on a Pig Doesn’t Help”.

haskellnews commentary 05/28/2010

It’s Back to Pick-a-President Day at Haskell Indian Nations University .

Here we ago again…

Will the Haskell Indian Nations University, Bureau of Indian Education presidential merry go round of no leadership ever stop?

Chris Redman is back as acting president Tuesday-Thursdays, which opens the question of who is in charge on Mondays, Fridays and weekends?

Evidently it must be Venida Chenault, VCEM, since she is holding meetings with Haskell Union reps while Mr. Redman is away.

It’s back to Pick-a-President at Haskell day. Maybe, Dan Wildcat and Venida Chenault can both be in charge on the same days again… Remember that one? That was weird.

Or here’s an idea, just throw names in a hat and the winner, actually more like the loser, is picked as president of Haskell for the day.

Oh, and don’t forget to have Spike Bighorn put the good word in again and throw Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn’s name in the hat. Might as well… Between Dan Wildcat shilling his book in the Pacific Northwest, and Haskell being $3.4 million over budget…

What can we say, some things never change… Our dime is still on Senator Pat Roberts.

Remember “Putting Lip Stick on a Pig Doesn’t Help”.

haskellnews commentary 5/25/10.

Bureau of Indian Affairs/Education employee Julia Goodfox goes on a tirade about:

Bureau of Indian Affairs/Education employee Julia Goodfox goes on a tirade about: “Old School Bureau of Indian Affairs/Education.” ( Link:http://naisa.org/node/247 )

Here’s a heads up for Senators Pat Roberts, Sam brownback, Congressmen Dennis Moore and Lynn Jenkins:

Princess Crazyhair (Julia Goodfox) has recently written some very interesting things and we quote, “Is Native American and Indigenous Studies Association the Academic Version of “Old School”Bureau of Indian Affairs/Education?”

Along with “And most recently, HB2281 equates Ethnic Studies with high treason. Taken separately, there is obvious cause for alarm.

Together, however, these signal a cause for meaningful action and solidarity.”

Let’s take a look at HB2281:

A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR CHARTER SCHOOL IN THIS STATE SHALL NOT INCLUDE IN ITS PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION ANY COURSES OR CLASSES THAT INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

•PROMOTE THE OVERTHROW OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

•PROMOTE RESENTMENT TOWARD A RACE OR CLASS OF PEOPLE.

•ARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY FOR PUPILS OF A PARTICULAR ETHNIC GROUP.

•ADVOCATE ETHNIC SOLIDARITY INSTEAD OF THE TREATMENT OF PUPILS AS INDIVIDUALS.

Not sure where Crazyhair gets that this Bill equates Ethnic Studies with high treason?

We do see where she would be concerned about this bill effecting her work.

Does Goodfox advocate the overthrow of the U.S. government in her classes?

Does Goodfox promote resentment towards a race of peoplein her classes?

Are Goodfox’s classes designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group?

Hmm,we are not sure.

Wouldn’t you have to ask the Kansas University exchange student who was told that as a white student they weren’t welcome in Goodfox’s class?

Do her classes advocate ethnic solidarity instead of treatment of students as individuals?

Based on the fact that Goodfox regularly refers to Che Guerva (Marxist Revolutionary) , she refers to him in her May 1st blog entry:

She calls it, her May day call.

With that and all her other communist buzz words we wonder why she just doesn’t come right out with it and call for the formation of a tribal communist state?

We, aren’t sure how you can get from a tribal form of government to soviet communism, but, Ms. Goodfox seems to have found the map.

She doesn’t stop there. Princess Crazyhair puts down Arizona’s Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer.

Question why is Princess Crazyhair so worried about what is happening in Arizona?

Could it be that she fears it is catching up with her?

After all she is an instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, a Bureua of Indian Affairs/Education school.

She has been on anti-U.S. government rants for so long that we can’t believe her believe her BIA/BIE bosses Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn and Venida Chenault (VCEM) haven’t let her go because of it.

Or, that, Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn, herself ,hasn’t been fired because she has never stopped Princess Crazyhair, say from recruiting Haskell Indian Nations University students to go to Palestine.

Or ,( and President Barack Obama you might want to take note of this) teaching them that serving in the U.S. armed services is wrong.

We know Goodfox is a silly twit and only does what she does because she is starved for attention and we are okay with that.

We just don’t think our tax dollars should go to supporting her silliness, because it is dangerous for The Bureau of Indian Affairs/Education and their students.

President Barack Obama and Larry Echohawk, do you even know who you have working for you?

Here’s another heads up for Senators Pat Roberts, Sam brownback, Congressmen Dennis Moore and Lynn Jenkins: Maybe?? Homeland Security needs to take a look a Princess Crazyhair and no, we are not kidding.

Didn’t Dr.Warner try to get rid of her at one point? Oh, silly us, Dr.Warner is one of the few people at Haskell who have any sense, along with experiance in Indian education and a Ph.D…..

Apparently the BIE/BIA doesn’t want people who have any sense running Haskell.

The BIE/BIA needs to put this on their new employment applications: If you have any sense, are smart, have a Ph.D.and experiance in education, or want to make good changes at BIE/BIA schools please do not apply.

However, if you have no sense, dislike the United States government, want to send BIE/BIA students to Palestine , hold only a master’s degree or lower, have no experiance in education, don’t want to make any good changes for the BIE/BIA students and hold a degree in social work and are/or previously have been a basketball coach, then please do apply.

Also, anyone in their 40’s is encouraged to apply, so that they may be put in The SES program like Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn was.

And in Julia Goodfox’s own words:

“Submitted by goodfox on Sat, 05/08/2010 – 09:52 “(I posted this on my blog last week; you can read it in its entirety at http://lastwoman.net under “Arizona Statement.”)”

Remember putting lip stick on a pig doesn’t help.

Haskellnews commentary 05/29/2010.

Senator Tom Udall: Bureau of Indian Education Schools Unacceptable.

Statement from Senator Tom Udall:

“As a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I requested this hearing as part of my proposal to develop a “Marshall Plan” to eliminate the backlog in construction and maintenance at BIE schools and other Indian Country facilities. Currently, many schools within the BIA system – including dozens in New Mexico – have serious structural deficiencies, are not handicapped accessible and are in violation of building and fire codes”.

“This is unacceptable. The federal government is not living up to the promises it made to our nation’s First Americans. The teachers and administrators are doing the best they can in these dangerous environments and it is time we fixed this problem”.

Follow this link (http://tomudall.senate.gov/?p=blog&id=529) to see Senator Udall putting Larry Echohawk in the hot seat over the conditions at BIE schools.

One question ask : Why do the BIE schools hold onto monies year after year, instead of spending it on much needed repairs and other things for the students?

Sound familiar to anyone? About, oh, let’s say Haskell Indian Nations University and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute?

And here’s one from us: Why is Haskell sending back grant monies?

Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn needs to be on this hot seat too. Where is she at during these hearings?

Remember ” Putting lip stick on a pig doesn’t help”.

haskellnews commentary 05/15/2010.

Indian Affairs Commitee Holds Hearings on BIA Schools Today.

Today’s hearings are being held in Washington D.C. on safely issues at Bureau of Indian Education schools, by The Indian Affairs Committee.

In part, because of Senators like Pat Roberts ( Ks ) , Tom Udall ( New Mexico ) and KRQE, New Mexico reporter, Larry Barker. (Link:http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/larry_barker/how-high-does-bia-school-scandal-reach).

How many of these Bureau of Indian Education schools is Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn in charge of?

How many Native lives did Stephanie put in danger by ignoring these life threatening issues?

Witness List: Senate Indian Affairs hearing on school safety Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Filed Under: Education

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing today on Indian school safety. The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The witness list, which does not include the new director of the Bureau of Indian Education, follows: Panel 1 THE HONORABLE LARRY J. ECHO HAWK Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Accompanied by: MR. JACK REVER. Director, Office of Facilities, Environmental and Cultural Resources

MS. MARY L. KENDALL Acting Inspector Genera

Panel 2 MR. QUINTON ROMAN NOSE Board Member, National Indian Education Association

DR. ANTHONY FAIRBANKS Superintendent, Pueblo of Laguna Department of Education

CHARLES JAYNES Retired Bureau of Indian Affairs Safety Director (via video conference) Committee Notice: OVERSIGHT HEARING: Does Indian School Safety Get a Passing Grade? (May 13, 2010) OIG Report: Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education: Schools in Need of Immediate Action (May 2007) Related Stories: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on school safety (5/6) EchoHawk admits ‘no way’ to clear BIA school backlog (2/26) Report warns of serious dangers at BIA schools (7/17)

Link: http://64.38.12.138/News/2010/019744.asp

Remember ‘ Putting lip stick on a pig doesn’t help”.

haskellnews commentary 05/13/2010.

Breaking News: Venida Chenault’s Goes Back to Being Haskell Indian’s University’s V.P. of Academics.

Venida Chenault’s (VCEM ) 120 days reign of terror is over.

Now, can Larry Echohawk please do something about Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn?

On Haskell Indian Nations University’s intranet:

Dated 05/12/2010

Mr.Chris Redman is currently Haskell’s new acting president.

Today, in a letter over Haskell Indian Nation’s University’s employees intranet, Ms. Venida Chenault ( VCEM ) stating the following:

05/11/2010

To the Haskell campus from Venida Chenault:

Please be informed that my 120 day appointment for Haskell Indian Nations University has ended as of 5/10./10. I have returned to my office in Navarre hall and my position of record as VP of Academics. I have truly appreciated the opportunity to serve the university in this capacity and will continue working with Mr. Chris Redman on projects on behalf of Haskell, including strategic planning and propose modifications to the organization chart.

My primary focus will be on addressing the needs of academic programs and faculty, including preparation for further accreditation visits, the resumption of academic program reviews and assessment.

I have greatly appreciated the support of Haskell employees and the many words of encouragement I’ve received since returning. I look forward to continue service to our university , employees our students and alumni.

Thank-You, Venida Chenault

haskellnews commentary wants to thank Senators Pat Robert, Sam Brownback Congressman Dennis Moore and Lynn Jenkins for staying on top of this situation.

Also, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall who is holding an investigation into The Bureau of Indian Education schools this week in Washington D.C. with The Indian Affairs Committee and New Mexico reporter Larry Barker who has worked on the Bureau of Indian Education school problems for the last two years.

Remember ” Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t help”.

haskellnews commentary May 12, 2010.

PATIENCE RUNS OUT: Haskell Indian Nations University doesn’t need a public relations campaign; it needs a strong leader.

PATIENCE RUNS OUT: Haskell Indian Nations University doesn’t need a public relations campaign; it needs a strong leader.
We, at haskellnews commentary so strongly agree with this editorial we are posting it in our blog today. Thank-You, to The Lawrence Journal World (J-W editorials) and to the writer of this editorial.

Written By: J-W editorials

(U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who has called for an investigation of complaints involving mismanagement and ethics issues at Haskell Indian Nations University, a Bureau of Indian Education school, in Lawrence, Kansas).

After commencement ceremonies on Friday, the 2010 graduates of Haskell Indian Nations University are on their way. Unfortunately, the school they leave behind is still struggling with a lack of leadership and direction while federal officials continue to drag their heels on addressing the situation.

Haskell’s president, Linda Warner, has been absent from the campus since September, when the Bureau of Indian Education ( BIE ) sent her to the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, N.M. In January, she was moved to the BIE’s regional office in Oklahoma City where she was said to be awaiting a decision on the hiring of a new BIE director, a post for which she was named as a finalist.

On Friday, it was announced that Keith O. Moore, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, will be the new BIE director. He reportedly is the person who will determine whether Warner will return to Haskell or someone else will replace her as president. In the meantime, Haskell is without a fully engaged president and is struggling to maintain its funding and direction for the future.

During their meeting last week, the Haskell Board of Regents approved for a second time a “no confidence” resolution aimed at Warner. At the same meeting, Haskell’s chief financial officer reportedly told the regents that the university would have to leave 24 positions vacant and cut several coaching contracts to meet a $3.4 million budget shortfall for the next school year.

What was the BIE’s response to these serious concerns? The announcement of a public relations campaign. BIE officials attended the Haskell regents meeting to tell them about a new “Haskell Gives Back” program to promote positive stories about Haskell to counteract the negative impression that some elected officials are getting about the school. Probably counted among those officials is U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who has called for an investigation of complaints involving mismanagement and ethics issues at the school.

Lana Redeye, a member of the Haskell regents, was quoted in an area newspaper as responding to the BIE’s campaign, “The best thing that the federal government can give back to Haskell is stable leadership.”

We agree. The new BIE director should waste no time in assessing the situation at Haskell and putting the current leadership controversy to rest. The school doesn’t need a public relations campaign; it needs a strong leader who can attract needed funding and get Haskell back on track.

“Remember putting lip stick on a pig doesn’t really help”.

haskellnews commentary 05/10/2010

Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn Fires Haskell Indian Nations University’s Basketball Coach Ted Juneau.

Ted Juneau, former basketball coach for hall of famer Danny Manning and the coach responsible for getting his Haskell Indian Nations University’s basketball team interviewed by Dana O’Neil of ESPN. Link:(http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/columns/story?columnist=oneil_dana&id=4821534) was fired yesterday by Haskell Indian Nations University’s “ACTING” President Venida Chenault ( VCEM) and Stephanie BIrdwell-Bighorn (Bureau of Indian Education (Washington, DC).

Coach Juneau who may well have been one of the best coach’s Haskell has ever had, apparently challenged Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn and her “ACTING” administration during an open forum at Haskell on Thursday, when Juneau openly questioned the book keeping practices of the current “ACTINGS” and Mike Lewis, Haskell’s financial officer, and suggested that Haskell’s books are being cooked ( as has haskellnews commentary and many of it’s readers for the past year).

This is hopefully going to be Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn’s and Venida Chenault’s ( VCEM) down fall.

We don’t think people are just going to sit back and watch this happen, at least we aren’t: We have already contacted Dana O’Neil( ESPN writer), along with with The Kansas Delegation: Senators Pat Roberts, Sam Brownback,Congressman Dennis Moore, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, and New Mexico Senator Tom Udall and hey, Danny Manning jump into this whenever, you want too.

Coach Juneau is well respected and his opinion is held high among The Lawrence community and many of Kansas political leaders.

We are asking Senator Pat Roberts to call for a full investigation of Mike Lewis and his book keeping practices at Haskell Indian Nations University,along with all the grant prorams, while also calling for the dismissal of Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn and Venida Chenault ( VCEM). This should be their last straw.

Remember putting lip stick on a pig doesn’t really help.

haskellnews commentary 05/08/2010.

Breaking News: Larry Echohawk Names Keith Moore New Bureau of Indian Education Director.

Keith Moore is the New Bureau of Indian Education Director, an official announcement was made by Larry Echohawk today.

This comes on the heels of an investigation called for by Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas and then by Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, about the quality of education, being given to Native American students and the safety, health and well being of the students at Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Including, Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas and Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute ( Sipi),in New Mexico.

Also, included, but not limited to, the role of “actings” within the bureau, concerns over Haskell’s new P.R. campaign: Spending time and money on a “happy face” campaign instead focusing on the real issues it has at hand.

Boards that are not qualified to be to over seeing those schools and accreditation problems at both Haskell and Sipi.

Problems with unqualified Bureau of Indian Education personnel such as Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn and unqualified teaching faculty at most of the bureau schools, including Haskell and the sending back of Haskell’s grant monies by Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn, Mike Lewis and Venida Chenault.

While, complaining about underfunding at Haskell and trying to cut out all of their sports programs by acting Venida Chenault and Haskell’s finance person, Mike Lewis, Haskell’s board of regents headed up by George Tiger, has done nothing to bring monies to it’s coffers. Instead Stephanie Birdwell-Bighorn has spent large amounts of Haskell’s monies traveling people to dialog sessions and it’s board to and fro, to accomplish what? Nothing… absolutely nothing.

There will be a hearing beginning next week by the Indian Affairs Committee in Washington D.C. into all of this and it’s about time.

In the mean time, we wish Keith Moore lots of luck and hope he believes in prayers….he’s going to need them.

We would also like to acknowledge Senators Pat Roberts and Tom Udall for all of their continuing hard work on behalf of Native American Education and Larry Barker for his hard hitting news stories( Albuquerque News – New Mexico KRQE News 13) on the current crisis in the Bureau of Indian Education system and Lawrence Journal World’s Mark Fagan.

And Remember: Putting lip stick on a pig doesn’t really help.

haskellnews commentary 05/07/2010.