White, teen girl identifies as Indian Chief, sues BIA for full tribal entitlements
May 22, 2016
By Vince Lovato/Vlivertarian Editor
MISSOULA -- A white, 11-year-old girl filed federal lawsuits Monday claiming she identifies as a 50-year-old Salish Indian chief and deserves all the entitlements and benefits of an esteemed tribal member.
Bambie Buffy Remington, originally from Orange County, CA., said she started identifying as a middle-aged tribal chief after watching a rerun of the TV show F-Troop and felt great compassion for the Native Americans, known on the show as "Indians"
"The Native Americans on the TV show were noble and outsmarted the military leaders who supported barbaric means of law enforcement," said Bambie while wearing her eagle feather headdress. "I felt a great personal tie even though we have no common blood relatives but had the same Moon Mother."
Legal experts say that the BIA and federal governments might have their hands tied since the passing of the law that allows people of any gender to use a bathroom of the sex they identify with, thus creating a new federally protected group.
"We already have Identity Rights Groups and Political Action Committees to protect identity rights," said a federal government official who asked to remain anonymous because he was afraid of reprisals from his own parents. "We are sure, especially under a new Clinton administration, that Identiphiles, as they want to be called, will be our next protected group."
Bambie's lawyer, Gloria All-Red, is already preparing other lawsuits, she said.
One will be for Kim Su, a 40-year-old Korean immigrant woman living in Seattle, who claims she identifies as a 65-year-old retired white woman which makes her eligible to collect Social Security benefits.
A third case revolves around Iggy 'Insane' Ignokowichowianski,51, of Portlandia, a multiple felon who will file several claims, All-Red said.
The first claim is that he identifies as a horny 17-year-old boy which would soften the sentencing for his sexual assault charge against a horny 16-year-old girl.
His second claim is that he started identifying as a woman, which would mean he would be transferred to a high-security woman's prison on the other side of the all-gay facility, All-Red said.
Despite the concerns of Tribal Members, seniors, female prisoners and citizens who apply common sense, these claims will have to be legally addressed regardless of local laws or social conventions.
However, the warden of a men's prison facility said that a woman who identifies as a man could have less of a challenge.
"If she wants to move into the all-male prison and she wins that right through legal mandate, it would improve the moral of the men here," he said. http://www.polsonlive.com/#!White-teen-girl-identifies-as-Indian-Chief-sues-BIA-for-full-tribal-entitlements/cjds/5742219b0cf23218abf93f01