Norrie Robbins & Maya Vicaldo
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Aboard Californian  Norrie Robbins & Maya Vicaldo

by Norrie (Doc) Robbins

Native Like Water, which is an initiative of InterTribal Youth (ITY) and One World BRIDGE 501c3, fulfills its prophesy -- taking native youth out to sea.  Kumeyaay youth from or having family from the nations of Barona, Viejas, Mesa Grande, and Santa Ysabel joined other inter-tribal youth and educators on the schooner “Californian” over the March 23-24 weekend on their first overnight sailing voyage.  The ship sailed out into the ocean and then anchored off Point Loma (‘emat nylly) for the night.  The ocean and its breezes were perfect for greeting youth who were being reintroduced to ocean travel as part of their ancestry.  Pods of two different species of dolphins interacted with them and the ship. Even a whale and sea turtle passed by.

Program Leader Marc Chavez (Chicano/Nahua) carefully interwove collaborative support from the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Wildcoast, and participant contributions. Mama T, a healer and cook came in from Hawaii to feed us healthy fresh food which included native foods.  The 14 member crew on the ship felt blessed to be eating so well.  Marc asked participants to bring an important plant and a song about water.  Ukelele in hand, Mama T and students created a new song in three languages—English, Hawaiian, and Spanish.  Kumeyaay bird songs were proudly shared by local high school student Daniel Vicaldo of Barona.

Loving supervision of the students was provided by ITY Lead Volunteer Staff: Kiana Maillet (Shoshone-Paiute), who is finishing her doctorate at UCSD, Manny Lieras (Dine/Comanche) came in from Oakland, and Marcus Victor Lopez (Chumash/Chicano) from Santa Barbara.

Science is always part of these ITY programs.  Wildcoast Foundation’s biologist and conservationist, Cory Pukini brought a remote operated underwater drone vehicle so the students could observe the fish and sea floor.  He took a plankton tow and showed the microscopic animals on a computer screen that was hooked to a microscope.  UCSD’s Astrophysics Professor Adam Burgasser showed the stars and talked about distant galaxies.  Geologist and ethnobotanist Norrie Robbins told the story of the changing landscape, how ancestors moved across the ocean, and may have brought the most important medicinal plants with them. The uses of plants as food and medicine are always an important part of Intertribal Youth programs.

The next programs of Intertribal Youth involve a two-week camp in July at La Jolla, learning how to kayak and indigenous science.  In August, ITY and Native Like Waterwill be joining with other ocean-based tribes to circumnavigate Alcatraz Island as part of a sacred canoe journey and the 50thanniversary of the November 1969 Indian Occupation.  On the recent Native Like WaterVoyage, participant, Anthony Stultz Osuna (Santa Ysabel) shared the story of his grandfather being one of the original occupiers of Alcatraz.  A group of youth are being welcomed to start building kayaking skills and paddle out of the San Diego Harbor twice a month starting in May.  They will become part of this next history of Alcatraz Island in the land of the Ohlone people.  To learn more about Native Like Water, see them on Facebook, Instagram, or learn details of the spring and summer programs at

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Abolish The Bankers·Tuesday, October 23, 2018

When Billie Powers bought her home in 2007 she had no idea the work that was in store for her to survive the Ponzi Scheme that would assault her life and take over her every waking hour. 

Powers simply wanted to build her ranch, work with at risk girls through equine therapy, grow vegetables and grow memories of a home with her family. Powers began to build her dreams and what interfered was the nightmare that became known as the; “Foreclosure Mills and Bankers Assault”

Since closing escrow on her home July 2, 2007 Powers has done everything she could to protect her family. She has used methods she never dreamed would be needed in a country she believed had justice for victims of crimes. She found out about public v private, about the fact that the U.S. is a corporation ran by the President as CEO, and that the Bankers have no authority to do business in the several States. 

What became clear to Powers rather quickly was that justice and the Federal Reserse were usurped by the Bankers. She learned the courtrooms are dens of thieves as judges roll foreclosures out the door faster than a cat chasing a mouse for it’s dinner. What she found out very quickly was that fraud was rampant and that millions of people were affected, not just her.

After her second illegal foreclosure against her home Powers began looking for answers as to why it was so easy for documents to steal her home. She began networking with other victims. While assisting on radio show broadcasts, starting in 2011 with CJ Holmes of Homeowners for Justice, she started a group called the National Homeowners Justice Coalition. People well known in the Foreclosure war were networking at that time.

Soon Powers was doing research and radio shows as Two Moms on A Borough with Carol Keihn. The two women concentrated on IDENTITY THEFT and discovered that foreclosures were tied into everything from Obamacare to Voter Fraud and that the Banks were literally a very well orchestrated Ponzi Scheme. Listen here for one of their shows about word sorcery:

As the years passed Powers met more people who were fighting the same exact battles, they found more documentation of fraud and began sharing all their stories. All Powers could do was gasp at the disregard the Sheriff, DOJ, OIG, CFPB, SEC, Secret Service, FBI, District Attorneys, Board of Supervisors, Mayors, Congressmen/women, Senators and the Washington DC groups gave to victims of these horrific crimes. (An ever bigger gasp was had when she learned that those very departments, offices and badged ones were assisting in the crimes.)

After having her home stolen at gunpoint on September 21, 2017, and being forced into commercial intercourse to get her stolen home returned, her crusade has become one for all humanity. She filed a Civil Action for Breach of Contract in August 2017 and after the Judge Sledgehammer Carter told her if she could prove any documents were fraudulent he would demand indictments to the US Attorney she moved forward with criminal actions. 

A man named Carl Collicott reached out to Powers in the Spring of 2018 and after one conversation the two became inseparable in the journey to indict the bankers. On June 20, 2018 a Motion for Civil Joinder of Criminal Action was filed and today the case of Powers v The Bank of New York Mellon et al has been heard around the world. Groups in Australia, Ireland, all over the UE and world are hearing about the case to INDICT THE BANKERS and the support is snowballing.

Judge Carter denied her motion on July 30, 2018, but the Sledgehammer team were prepared for his error. We now know that the Bankers have been operating in complete fraud, threatening homeowners attorneys, brokering our lives and usurping our credits at the Fed Window as they commit FINANCIAL CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. The Sledgehammer Team will not stop until the bankers are held accountable and the people are given remedy. Justice has been long delayed and, “Justice delayed is Justice denied.” Powers will not quit. It’s time for Jubilee!