The Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation Chronicles©
the First People of the Monterey Bay Area and Northern Monterey County, California

If you’re looking for the newest addition, scroll down to the bottom and look for “NEW”!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

TRIBAL ADMINISTRATION

           

Tribal Officers

Governing Documents

History of the OCEN Tribal Constitution

OCEN Tribal Constitution 1994 & Ratification Record

OCEN Tribal Constitution Proposed Revisions

OCEN Tribal Constitution Ratified 2004

OCEN Non-Profit Association Constitution

OCEN Tribal Council By-Laws

OCEN Tribal Council By-Laws Amendments

OCEN Election Ordinance 1997 & Committee Letter

OCEN Election Ordinance Amended

OCEN Enrollment Ordinance

Tribal Enrollment

Tribal Council Meeting Schedule

Tribal Contacts

2004 OCEN Council Training Presentation (Power Point)

2004 OCEN Workshop “Making Positive Changes” (Power Point)

 

CULTURAL RESOURCES

            Repatriation Issues

                        How to Get on the Most Likely Descendant List   NEW

                        Native American Heritage Commission Most Likely Descendant Policy

Slide Show Presentation (Power Point) – Given in association with Senate Bill 18

            Arts & Crafts

                        Basketry

                        Abalone

                        Flint-knapping (making arrowheads and knives)

                        Songs (phonetic words only)

                                    Esselen Deer Dancing Song

                                    Blind Man Song

                                    Bear Dance Song #1 & #2

                                    Dancing Song of Coyote

                                    Gambling Song

            Language

            Historical Interviews & Resources

            Miscellaneous

                        2004 Presentation at Esalen Institute (Power Point)

                        1st Grade Education Program

 

GENERAL HISTORY

 

The Booklet – Part A: Who is Esselen Nation?” Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation, the Aboriginal People of the Greater Monterey Bay Area Region, by Les Field (University of New Mexico), Lorraine Escobar, CLS/NAL and Alan Leventhal, MA (San Jose State University)

The Booklet – Part B: “The Esselen People of Monterey: Bases for Reinterpretation,” by Les Field (University of New Mexico), Lorraine Escobar, CLS/NAL, and Alan Leventhal, MA (San Jose State University)

 

            Our Tribal Territory

            Our Tribal Name         

Our History since European Contact

            Modern Tribal Gatherings

                        1995 Tribal gathering was held but no flyer was created

1996 Tribal Gathering Flyer

                        1997 Tribal Gathering Flyer

                        1998 Tribal Gathering Flyer

                        1999 – 2002 Tribal gatherings were held but no flyer was created

                        2003 Tribal Gathering Flyer

                        2004 Tribal Gathering Flyer

2005 Tribal Gathering was held but no flyer was created

2006 Tribal Gathering Flyer

                       

Photo Gallery

            2004 Fourth of July Parade Float

            2004 Fourth of July Participants

2006 Tribal Gathering Photos

           

FEDERAL RECOGNITION EFFORT

General Narrative

Petition (a) submitted in 1995

Petition (b) submitted in 1999/2000

Petition (b) (section 4) submitted in 1999/2000

(There are two other sections to Exhibit B, but due to the genealogical and confidential nature of the data, these sections are not being published in this Internet format)

 

PUBLIC RECORD, i.e. News Articles, city council meetings

 

            May 5, 2003 – “Minutes of Regular Meeting of the City Council, City of Monterey” (pages 3 & 4)

March 28, 2004 – “Tribal Warfare, The Esselen Nation Fights Itself”

January 25, 2005 – “Factions of Uncrecognized Tribe Ordered to Mediate”

            November 16, 2005 – “Election Fails to Resolve Esselen Nation  Dispute”

            November 2005 – “Therapist Ready for Tribal Council, Prunedale Man Still Contesting Leadership”

December 15, 2005 - Newly Elected Chair Cari Herthel Introduction to Monterey City Council Meeting

April 10, 2007 – “Not an Ordinary Project”

April 12, 2007 – “Paradise Abandoned”

April 12, 2007 – “Cultural Wars”

April 19, 2007 – “Hear the Voice of the People”

 

TRIBAL NEWSLETTERS 1994-2006

            Messenger 1994-1998 (Non-council approved communication)

            1994 – The Rock

            1995 – The Rock

            1996 – The Rock

            1997 – The Rock

            1998 – The Rock

            1999 – The Rock

            2000 – The Rock

            2001 – The Rock

            2002 – The Rock

            2003 – The Rock

            2004 – The Rock

June 2006 – The Rock

 

MODERN HISTORY 1992-2007 – Includes personal narrative, and business items, i.e. tribal council meeting minutes, tribal council resolutions, letters, legal documents.

 

If you’re just looking for a specific subject, you might try going straight to some finding aids I developed to help me find what I needed in a hurry. (Keep in mind that each finding aid is limited in the years it covers.)

 

Minutes Summary of Voting – 1992-1999

Yearly Subject Grid – 1992-2002

Total History Subject Grid – 1992-1998

 

            1992 Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    November 29, 1992 – Minutes only

                                    November 29, 1992 revised with phone notes

                                    December 27, 1992 – Minutes only

Resolutions

002 – Notice of Intent to Petition for Federal Recognition

003 – Endorsement to participate with Muwekma and Amah-Mutsun for an ANA application for Economic Development

004 – Request that sovereign rights are respected

005 – Nomination of Stephanie McFarland as Commissioner on the Advisory Council for Central California

            1993Appointment of Tribal Genealogist

                        Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    January 16, 1993 – Agenda only

                                    January 31, 1993 – Agenda & minutes

                                    February 28, 1993 – Agenda & minutes

                                    August 7, 1993 – Agenda & minutes

                                    November 22, 1993 – Agenda & memo, no minutes

December 18, 1993 – Agenda & minutes

December 27, 1993 – Agenda only     

                        Resolutions

                                    006 – Petition for a Seat on the Fort Ord Reuse Group

1994Meeting Minutes & Records

                        January 16, 1994 – Minutes only

                        March 20, 1994 – Minutes only

                        March 27, 1994 – General Council meeting agenda & minutes

                        April 17, 1994 – Agenda & minutes

                        July 17, 1994 – Agenda & minutes

                        August 28, 1994 – General Council meeting agenda & minutes

                        October 16, 1994 – Agenda, meeting notes, papers

                        November 5, 1994 – Meeting minutes & letter

1995 Meeting Minutes & Records

            January 8, 1995 – Agenda & minutes

            April 9, 1995 – Agenda & minutes

            May 18, 1995 – Phone vote (The resolution is there but there were no notes)

            June 4, 1995 – General Council Meeting Agenda

            July 16, 1995 – Minutes, no agenda & letters

            October 15, 1995 – Minutes, no agenda & letters

Resolutions

No. 9 – “Amendment to OCEN Association (non-profit) Constitution” (signed only by the Chair and not the tribal council, no record of phone vote was made)

No. 10 – “Submittal of National Recognition Bill as a substitute bill to McCains bill”

            1996Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    January 14, 1996 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    February 11, 1996 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    March 10, 1996 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    April 21, 1996 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    June 9, 1996 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    July 14, 1996 – Agenda & notes

                                    August 11, 1996 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    October 13, 1996 – Agenda & notes

                                    November 10, 1996 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    December 8, 1996 – Minutes & notes

Resolutions

8 April 1996 ACCIP letter from Dena Magdaleno, re: “Announcement for Replacement of one (1) Central California Unacknowledged ACCIP Representative”

No. 006B – Nomination of Loretta Wyer as ACCIP representative (officially rescinded October 10, 1999)

            1997Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    February 9, 1997 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

                                    March 9, 1997 – Agenda & minutes

                                    April 13, 1997 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    May 18, 1997 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    June 8, 1997 – Agenda & minutes

                                    July 13, 1997 – Agenda & minutes

                                    August 9, 1997 – Agenda & minutes

                                    September 14, 1997 – Minutes & notes

                                    October 12, 1997 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    November 23, 1997 – Assorted notes, clandestine meeting

                                    December 14, 1997 – Agenda & minutes

                        Resolutions   

No. 11 - “Application Endorsement for Requesting SEDS Funding from the Administration for Native Americans (signed only by the Chair and not the tribal council, no record of a phone vote was made)

No. 12 (13) – “Temporary Continuance of Current Chairperson and Council of the Ohlone/Costanoan – Esselen Nation” (signed by the Chair alone and not the tribal council, no record of a phone vote was made)

            1998Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    January 10, 1998 – Agenda, minutes & handout

                                    March 8, 1998 – Agenda only

                                    April 19, 1998 – Minutes & handouts

                                    May 31, 1998 – Minutes & notes

                                    June 14, 1998 – Minutes & notes

                                    July 12, 1998 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    September 13, 1998 – Agenda & notes

                                    October 18, 1998 – Agenda & notes

                                    November 8, 1998 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    December 27, 1998 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

Resolutions

No. 14 - “Esselen Nation’s Nomination for Representatives on the Esselen-Hoopa Redevelopment Authority (EHRA) as Board Members”

No. 97-001 – “Waiver of Sovereign Immunity and Consent to Dispute Resolution” (signed by the Chair alone and not the tribal council, no record of a phone vote was made)

No. 12 – “Certification of Tribal Roll” (Two resolutions were signed – Once by the Chair alone and another by the entire council)

No. 13 – “Temporary Continuance of Current Chairperson and Council of the Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation”

            1999Meeting Minutes and records

January 10, 1999 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

January 10, 1999 – personal notes

February 21, 1999 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

March 14, 1999 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

April 11, 1999 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

June 13, 1999 – Agenda, minutes, handouts

July 11, 1999 – Agenda, minutes, transcription, handouts & notes

August 15, 1999 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

September 12, 1999 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

October 10, 1999 – Agenda, minutes, handouts & notes

November 14, 1999 – Agenda, minutes & notes

Resolutions

Conflict Resolution

No. 99-1 – Appointment of Rudy Rosales as Acting Chair

No. 99-2 – Appointment of Rudy Rosales as Tribal MLD

No. 99-3 – Approval to Philip Laverty to conduct research in relation to OCEN tribe

No. 99-5 – Approval to Philip Laverty to base doctoral dissertation on the OCEN tribe

No. 99-7 – Support to Dr. Les Field for his project, “The Abalone Zone: The Centrality of Abalone in California Indian Life and Symbolism”

No. 99-8 – Membership Disenrollment (two copies)

No. 99-9 – Honorary Membership for Alan Gil (withdrawn)

No. 99-10 – Certification of Tribal roll as of 14 November 1999

            2000Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    January 09, 2000 – Agenda, notes & handouts

                                    March 12, 2000 – Meeting minutes only

                                    June 11, 2000 – Agenda only

                                    July 23, 2000 – Agenda only

                                    September 10, 2000 – Agenda & minutes

                                    October 15, 2000 – Minutes only

                                    November 12, 2000 – Agenda only

                                    December 10, 2000 – Agenda only

Resolutions

2000-2 – Approval and enactment of Election Ordinance

            2001Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    February 11, 2001 – Minutes only

                                    June 10, 2001 – Minutes only

                                    July 8, 2001 – Agenda & minutes

                                    August 12, 2001 – Agenda only

                                    September 9, 2001 – Agenda only

                                    November 18, 2001 – Agenda & minutes

(No record of Tribal Council Resolutions signed this year)

            2002Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    March 10, 2002 - Agenda

                                    April 6, 2002 – Agenda, minutes & handout

                                    June 9, 2002 – Minutes & handouts

                                    July 14, 2002 – Agenda & minutes

                                    August 4, 2002 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    September 22, 2002 – Agenda & minutes

                                    October 13, 2002 – Agenda & minutes

                                    November 17, 2002 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    December 8, 2002 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                        Resolutions

2002-01 – Goals and Objectives

2002-02 – Approval for acquisition of SEDS funding from the ANA

2002-06 – Requirement for all tribal members to demonstrate descent from the Monterey Band as defined in 1923

2002-07 – Approval for a Grandfather Roll for Non-Monterey Band Descendants

August 4, 2002 – Resolution to Assign Staggered Terms of Office for Council Member Positions (two pages)

August 31, 2002 – Certification of Membership List as of August 13, 2002

            2003Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    January 12, 2003 – Agenda, notes & handouts

                                    February 6, 2003 – Letters, miscellaneous

                                    March 9, 2003 – Agenda & notes

                                    May 4, 2003 – Agenda, notes & handouts

                                    June 8, 2003 – Agenda, notes & handouts

                                    July 13, 2003 – Minutes, notes & handouts

                                    August 2003 –Thielman “Grievance” – proof of their conspiracy

                                    September 14, 2003 – Minutes, notes & handouts

                                    October 5, 2003 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

                                    October 5, 2003 – Response to Thielman “Grievance”

                                    October 5, 2003 – Conflict Resolution Petition 2003-02, Escobar vs. Thielman

November 23, 2003 – Agenda & minutes

                        Council Participation Chart 2003

                        Resolutions

2003-02 – Approval to Extend Signature Authority to Lorraine Escobar as Project Manager for ANA project as needed (two resolutions)

2003-04 – Appointment of Steven Soaring Hawk Hernandez as Public Outreach Committee Liaison (two copies)

            2004Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    January 11, 2004 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

                                    February 8, 2004 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

                                    March 14, 2004 – Agenda, minutes & handouts

                                    April 18, 2004 – Agenda, minutes, handouts & notes

                                    June 27, 2004 – Agenda, minutes, notes & handouts

                                    July 11, 2004 – Notes & handouts

                                    September 12, 2004 – Agenda, minutes & notes

                                    October 10, 2004 – Agenda, handouts & miscellaneous

                        Resolutions

January 11, 2004 – List of Applicants Recommended for Approval for the Ohlone/Costanoan Esselen Nation Supplemental roll

January 11, 2004 – Approval of Supplement Roll dated January 11, 2004

January 11, 2004 – Turnover of Supplemental roll to, and the Approval, of the OCEN Certified Roll – dated 11 January 2004 (including correspondence to correct the typo of July to January)

February 8, 2004 – Termination of Appointment of Cindy Crain as Enrollment Secretary

February 8, 2004 – Recall of OCEN Council Officers (Duane Thielman, Phil Greene, and Cindy Crain)

March 14, 2004 – Recall and Removal of OCEN Council Officers and Declaration of OCEN Offices as Vacant

March 14, 2004 – Waiver of Conflict of Interest (re: Attorney Kathy Clack)

April 18, 2004 – Pushing Back the Year of Previous Recognition to 1883

April 18, 2004 – Appointment of Susan Morley as CSUMB Liaison

June 27, 2004 – Call for a Special Election

June 27, 2004 – Support for Will Shepard’s Documentary Film, First Peoples of Monterey (two copies)

September 12, 2004 – Postponement of Election for Tribal Council Secretary

October 10, 2004 – Letter to Pam Tanous re: Council position

October 10, 2004 – Appointment of Al Rodriguez as legal liaison in the matter of OCEN versus Thielman, et al.

October 10, 2004 – Legal Gag Requirement of OCEN Tribal Council – split council support (See 2004 “Letter of Complaint Against Tribal Attorney Kathy Clack)

October 10, 2004 – Draft Proposed Terms of Settlement (re: lawsuit OCEN vs. Thielman, et al., two pages)

November 16, 2004 – Formal Resolution to provide clarification of Appointment of Al Rodriguez as legal liaison in the matter of OCEN vs. Thielman, et al. (including correspondence surrounding topic)

November 15, 2004 e-mail re: Council Position #5, Steve Watson

                        Recall Documents

Recall of Duane Thielman, Marlene Baker, Phil Greene

Recall of Cindy Crane

Recall Affidavit

Recall Procedures

Recall Record

Civil Lawsuit OCEN vs Thielman, et al

            Court Complaint filed March 2, 2004

            Court Order, March 4, 2004   

Notice and Motion for Preliminary Injunction, March 2, 2004

Memorandum of Points & authorities in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, March 2, 2004

Declaration of Rudy Rosales Supporting Application for Preliminary Injunction, March 19, 2004

Preliminary Opposition and Response to Order to Show cause Re: Preliminary Injunction …. April 2, 2004

Court Order April 30, 2004

Letter of Complaint Against Tribal Attorney Kathy Clack

The Memo to the Tribal Council they did not get to read

            2005 – (No record of council meeting minutes for this year in my personal collection)

OCEN Tribal Description

December 15, 2005 - Newly Elected Chair Cari Herthel Introduction to Monterey City Council Meeting

Chair Cari Herthel Presentation at 2006 Fall Retreat hosted by the Environmental Grantmakers Association

            2006 Meeting Minutes & Records

                                    March 15, 2006 – rudy rosales’ letter to US Army                               

April 9, 2006 – Minutes & notes

                                    June 4, 2006 – Minutes, notes & handouts

                                    July 9, 2006 – Agenda, notes & handouts

                        Petition to Call for a General Council Meeting

List of Events

Supportive Evidence for List of Events

            2007Letter from Louise Ramirez dated October 2006 – page 1, page 2

Letter from Louise Ramirez dated January 2007

                        Lorraine Escobar Response to above letters

                        Memo to OCEN Tribal Members dated January 2007

Lorraine Escobar Response to January 2007 Memo

Barking Up the Wrong Tree - a commentary of proposed constitutional amendments

                        Pam Tanous Letter to Louise Ramirez

                        My Legacy – A letter to Relinquish My Tribal Membership, by Lorraine Escobar

                        Open Letter to all Tribal Members, from Lorraine Escobar

                   December 2007 “Special” Election Ballot (does not appear legitimate, too many voters were left out of the process, read for yourself the following letters)

                                    Letter from Hope, an OCEN VOTING Tribal Member, representing 12 tribal members

                                    Letter from Joan, an OCEN VOTING Tribal Member, representing many, many more tribal members

                                    December 2007 OCEN Ballot (need Adobe Acrobat to open it)

NEW!!!

            2008 – Donations and Denial of Freedom of Speech – Another Cog in Tribal Politics                 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Announcements for Tribal Members