Tuesday, May 19, 2020

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS







The answers to the following questions are from the perspectives of the laws of the MC/INAAN; and are written to assist the education of the nationals of the MBC/INAAN.

Caveat: The unauthorized use of the MBC/INAAN Constitution, law(s), code(s), statute(s), etc. by parties in any lawful tribunal(s) for purposes of litigation, notice, or declaration, may be prosecuted. Parties should consult an MBC/INAAN official representativeand/or retain proper official lawful representation.  

Violators will be prosecuted under penalty of MBC/INAAN law for The unauthorized use of the MBC/INAAN Constitution, law(s), code(s), statute(s), etc. Please consult with the Guale-Yamassee Accredited Registry (GAR).

1. What exactly is the role of an MBC/INAAN clan mother?
An MBC/INAAN clan mother is one of the mothers or elder females of an MBC/INAAN clan
The Clan Mothers are the group of mothers and elder females of a clan and have the capacity to be and should be involved in many decision making process in a clan, as well as in the central government. It is usually the clan Mothers that organize most official cultural activities of the clan. Your local clan is encouraged to adopt this format for your local policies.  Women may ascend to the rank of Clan Mother, Chief or any other administrative position in our Association of Nations.

MBC/INAAN Constitution Article 18 Section 13
If Any Proposal Shall Not Be Returned By The Supreme Grand Chief Within Six To Eight Weeks, The Council May Call The Principal chief or the Council of Clan Mothers for consultation To Find Out The Status.  

MBC/INAAN Constitution Article 19 Section 1. 

B. Legislative Branch: Principal Chief Prime Minister, the High Governing Council, and the Council of Clan Mothers;

MBC/INAAN Constitution Article 19 Section 3. 

B The Privy-Council of Clan Mothers: shall function as “Executive Special Council” to the Gesura, and shall have the privilege of oversight in ALL government decisions; The Privy-Council of Clan Mothers with the consent of the SGM, shall have the capacity with a two thirds majority of the Governing High Council, to override the veto of the Principal Chief–Prime Minister or the SGC

MBC/INAAN CODE ANNOTATED
TITLE 21 § 1–114. Maintenance of minutes,                                                bills, laws and resolutions

A. Original copies of laws and Tribal Resolutions:                       Three (3) original copies of all laws and resolutions shall be prepared by the Governing High Council Secretary. One (1) original copy shall be distributed to the Office of the Principal Chief Prime Minister,one (1) original copy shall be distributed to the Council of Clan Mothers, and one (1) original copy shall be retained by the Governing High Council.

These are sections from the laws of the MBC/INAAN that demonstrate the importance of the MBC/INAAN Clan Mothers. The Clan Mothers are sighted 14 times in our laws and clearly hold a very prominent position.            

1. Should every Clan have clan mothers?
Yes.
2. What is the difference between local clan mothers and the “National Forum of Clan Mothers” (NFC)?

The National and Prive-Council(s) of Clan Mothers:
MBC/INAAN Constitution Article 19                       Section 3. B.
1. The Gesura shall choose her own personal Privy-council of Clan Mothers.

2. Each tribe/clan may have two representatives to the Nation council of Clan Mothers.  The National Council of Clan Mothers is chosen from each clan to the National Council of Clan Mothers.    

3. Who can become a clan mother?
The mothers and elder women of the clan are the clan mothers.
(a) Is there an age requirement?
That shall be the choice of each clan.
(b) is there a difference between elder women of a clan and Clan mothers?
Yes, appointment

4. What are the roles of the various Chiefs?
Constitution Article 19 powers.
(a)    Supreme Grand Chief (SGC)Executive Power is granted by this constitution to the Supreme Grand Chief of said clan, that is the Mund Bareefan Guale-Yamassee Clan, of “House Thunderbird”;

       
(C)  Principal Chief Prime Minister: Shall be the Executive Director of the MBC/Indigenous Naïve American Association of Nations government

1. Have veto power which can be overturned by the SGC or two third majority vote by the Governing High Council and the council of Clan Mothers

2.  Shall Carry the responsibility to authorize business under the seal of the MBC/INAAN which shall not the equal in authority the seal of the SGC; but shall be sufficient for Association business not needing the seal of the SGC.

3. The office of the Principle Chief shall not exercise undue authority over The Governing High Council.  

Section 3  BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT and SEPARATION OF POWERS                                                The sitting chiefs of the MBC/INAAN Assembly The location for Sessions:

(C)Principal Chief Prime Minister:
Section 3: The sitting chiefs of the MBC/INAAN assembly  Will Choose the incoming Principal Chief Prime Minister of the MBC/INAAN and Secondary Chiefs of the MBC/INAAN. The  Supreme Grand Chief  and Council of Clan Mothers will consent or not.  If the Council of Clan Mothers and or the SGC rejects the candidates, the process must begin again.  The Person(s) Having the unanimous agreement of the SGC, Council of Clan Mothers and the Governing High Council Shall Be the Principal Chief (PM), and Secondary Chief Of THE INAAN.

5. What should a national do if they have a problem with a Chief's official Behavior?


This should be reported to the tribal Chief and the tribal clan mothers.
6. What is the role of Nationals?
To obey the laws and to be of service and support to the Nation.

7. Are there national elections for the entire Association or clans?
Yes.  
MBC/INAANConstitution                                                                                                                                        
Article 18 Section 2
The Government of The Mund Bareefan Clan-Indigenous NATIVE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NATIONS Is A Republic; and chooses Officials With A Democratic Form of Governing.  All Seats Of The Chiefs, And All other Council Seats Of The Association Government Shall Be Filled By Election By The People; and Approved By The A’zum Akbur Maku (Supreme Grand Chief).  The Attorney  General Shall Be appointed By The Supreme Grand Chief).
Article 18 Section 8
The time, place, and manner of holding elections for officials and representatives, shall be approved in each Clan/Tribe by a High Council there/of.  
TITLE 19, § 1–102 ELECTIONS                                                                                                                                                                        § 1–102. General elections
On the Saturday immediately following the first Saturday of November, and every four (4) years thereafter, a general election shall be held, at which time the Principal Chief Prime Minister and the Second Chief of the MBC/INAAN shall be elected. On the Saturday immediately following the first Friday of November, and every two (2) years thereafter, the Governing High Council representatives shall be elected.
8. What happens to Clans or Nationals that do not participate in their financial obligations?
This could lead to legal action, fines and or dis-fellowship.

The Power To Dis-fellowship.  Part 5, Article 18

Section 4:   The Power To Dis-fellowship:
If Any Member Of a Clan/Tribe Is Found In Abuse Of The Laws Set And Agreed Upon By That Governing Body, They Will Be Dis-fellowshipped.  Governing High Council Can Reinstate A Member Depending On The Circumstances And By Vote Of The Body That Dis-fellowshipped Her\Him. 

9. Does the national government or Clans have a spiritual leader or Shaman? 
The spiritual leader of a tribe is the in the domain of the clan.  The government has no jurisdiction in spiritual matters unlessthey are deemed constitutionally unlawful or invasive of privacyof others in the community.  

The official Shaman for the Mund Bareefan Clan proper is Shaman Climbing Tall Oak, of House Thunderbird

10. Is there a vital statistics Branch or office within the national government?
Yes.  Title   MBC/INAAN Code Annotated:

Title 2 NATIONALITY/CENSUS
§ 1–101. Title and codification: This Law of the MBC/INAANshall be known and may be cited as the MBC/INAAN                              nationalization/membership Code and shall be codified in Title 2,  of the MBC/INAAN CA.

11. How do I get a birth certificates or IDs for my clan? Or tribal       members?
Contact the INARS office 
(a)    what is the turnaround time?
Two (2) weeks
             (b)         is emergency/next day service available? If so, how much?
Not currently.
12.   How may I get an official name change?  
This is an administrative process done through the MBC/INAAN courts 

13.   Are there official marriages/divorces/etc?
Yes.
MBC/INAAN CODE ANNOTATED:
Title 1, § 2–110. Solemnization of marriages
A. Ceremony. All marriages must be contracted by a formal ceremony performed or solemnized in the presence of at least two (2) adult, competent persons as witnesses, by a judge or retired judge of any Court of the MBC/INAAN, or an ordained or authorized preacher or minister of the Gospel, priest or other ecclesiastical dignitary of any denomination who has been duly ordained or authorized by the church to which he or she belongs to preach the Gospel, and who is at least eighteen (18) years of age; by a person commissioned by the Appellate Judge after a proper application and examination; or by the clan elder in the case of a marriage solemnized at a ceremonial ground.

14. Is this a Islamic, Christian, Hebrew, Nuwaupian/Sabean organization?
No.
The Mund Bareefan Clan (of House Thunderbird) is the indigenous clan/tribe/family, that established and made the MBC/INAAN.  

There may be individuals that belong to various religious, civicor social organizations, that may be nationals of our Associationof Nations.  This does not refer to their nationalization.
           
15. Are Moors/Muurs welcome?
INAAN agencies provide services to indigenous and aboriginal peoples.  Mund Bareefan Clan is a specific clan and final authority for the MBC/INAAN

We provide services to indigenous peoples and individuals in accord with our laws and international laws relating to cultural, social and governmental practices for indigenous people.

                         MBC/INAAN Constitution Bill of Rights
                                               Article 35
MBC/INAAN  People, in particular those divided by international borders, have the right to maintain and develop contacts, relations and cooperation, including activities for spiritual, cultural, political, economic and social purposes, with other peoples across borders. States shall take effective measures to ensure the exercise and implementation of this right.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Article 36 

1. Indigenous peoples, in particular those divided by international borders, have the right to maintain and develop contacts, relations and cooperation, including activities for spiritual, cultural, political,
economic and social purposes, with their own members as well as other peoples across borders.

2. States, in consultation and cooperation with indigenous peoples, shall take effective measures to facilitate the exercise and ensure
the implementation of this right.

16. Is religion a determination to your nationality?
With the MBC/INAAN, nationality is a secular/non-religiousconscious decision of an adult, that should not be coerced.

Over time indigenous people have embraced many religionsfraternaland civic interestWe use ethnic and religious titles like Negro, Black American, Chicano, Latino American, Moorish American, Nuwaubian, African American, Muslim, Ansar, Christian, and there are others. 

These are good honorable things to be.  Some of these titles we consider national/international designations as autonomous.They are not.  None of the above titles gives you international recognition as Autonomous Indigenous Peoples in the United States. 

Does your clan have a religion or faith?
Concerning the people of the MBC proper we live what is calledReflective Human Socialization.  We are grateful to all of the Masters and their teachings

Concerning the people of the MBC/INAAN as Individuals, we continue in our chosen faiths.  

Jointly,  we exist as indigenous peoples we are”. We lay claim, that we are indigenous peoples with personal, historical, State, and US Federal Acknowledgement of our birth rights as the indigenous peoples we are.  

17. Are there elections in the MBC/INAAN?
Yes.
MBC/INAAN Constitution Article 18
Section 5:  When There Are Openings:
When There Are Openings In Representation From Any Gabelu, Or an Official Is Dis-fellowshipped, The Opening Shall Be Filled Immediately By Way Of Election Of Governing High Council Of Clan/tribe with the opening.
                                   
MBC/INAAN CODE ANNOTATED:
                    TITLE 19, § 4–101. Persons entitled to vote in Tribal elections
Every person who is a qualified National of the MBC/INAAN according to the Constitution of the MBC/INAAN, regardless of religion, creed, or sex, shall be eligible to vote in the Tribal elections 
18. Are natives of surrounding islands welcome?
INAAN agencies provide services to indigenous and aboriginal peoples.  Mund Bareefan Clan is a specific clan and final authority for the MBC/INAAN. We provide services to indigenous peoples and individuals in accord with our laws and international laws relating to cultural, social and governmental practices of indigenous people. 

                          
MBC/INAAN Constitution Bill of Rights
                                               Article 35
MBC/INAAN  People, in particular those divided by international borders, have the right to maintain and develop contacts, relations and cooperation, including activities for spiritual, cultural, political, economic and social purposes, with other peoples across borders.  States shall take effective measures to ensure the exercise and implementation of this right.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Article 36

1. Indigenous peoples, in particular those divided by international borders, have the right to maintain and develop contacts, relations and cooperation, including activities for spiritual, cultural, political,
economic and social purposes, with their own members as well as other peoples across borders.

2. States, in consultation and cooperation with indigenous peoples, shall take effective measures to facilitate the exercise and ensure the implementation of this right.

19. Do we pay taxes? Child support?
Yes, and yes.

20. Do we have to move anywhere?
No.

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