Porterville Recorder

The Rise and Fall of Tribal Administrator Rodney Martin

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-02-09 20:15

By Carolyn Yeager

Here is the story, as best I can put it together from the record of the Porterville Recorder, of Rodney Martin’s career with the Tule River Indian Tribe and their attempts to have an off-reservation Card Room. I am sorry it has to be so long, but it necessarily has to come from the newspaper reports since I know nothing first hand, of my own accord. I was not there.

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Pictured right: The real Rodney Martin - taken in 2012 and published on his own website, not photo-shopped. Don't blame me.

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Rodney Martin continues to say that he was working with the Tule River Indian Tribe on a consultant basis and was involved in helping work out an Airport Authority agreement between the city of Porterville, Ca and the reservation. Yet in the Porterville Recorder newspaper articles since 2007, Martin comes up mostly in connection with the “card room” project – a gambling venue associated with the Tribe’s on-reservations casino “Eagle Mountain.”

It appears that Martin was always employed in some form of government service, and from there went directly into full-time employment by the Tule River Indians as their administrator in August 2006. That employment appears to have ended sometime around the fall of 2008, if not summer … so he was employed for about two years.

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Race, White Nationalism

The Rise and Fall of Tribal Administrator Rodney Martin

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-02-09 20:12

By Carolyn Yeager

Here is the story, as best I can put it together from the record of the Porterville Recorder, of Rodney Martin’s career with the Tule River Indian Tribe and their attempts to have an off-reservation Card Room. I am sorry it has to be so long, but it necessarily has to come from the newspaper reports since I know nothing first hand, of my own accord. I was not there.

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Pictured right: The real Rodney Martin - taken in 2012 and published on his own website, not photo-shopped. Don't blame me.

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Rodney Martin continues to say that he was working with the Tule River Indian Tribe on a consultant basis and was involved in helping work out an Airport Authority agreement between the city of Porterville, Ca and the reservation. Yet in the Porterville Recorder newspaper articles since 2007, Martin comes up mostly in connection with the “card room” project – a gambling venue associated with the Tribe’s on-reservations casino “Eagle Mountain.”

It appears that Martin was always employed in some form of government service, and from there went directly into full-time employment by the Tule River Indians as their administrator in August 2006. That employment appears to have ended sometime around the fall of 2008, if not summer … so he was employed for about two years.

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Race, White Nationalism

Rodney Martin in his own words

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-02-06 11:12

Rodney Martin, Tule River Indian Reservation's Tribal Administrator, talks to the press in November 2007 about the tribe's purchase of a card room license.

By Carolyn Yeager

On March 15, 2007, two months after he accepted the full-time position as Tribal Administrator for the Tule River Indian Tribe, whose Reservation was close to Porterville, California, Rodney Martin penned the following [my emphases -cy] in the Porterville Recorder, a newspaper in which he would continue to write op-eds and editorial comments in the following years.

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“I would like to weigh in on the comments of Mr. and Mrs. Day concerning Mrs. Jennie Perez’s letter to the editor. While I will not put words into Mrs. Perez’s mouth, I believe the intent of her letter was a message of embracing diversity. What a novel idea, given we are the nation with the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor that welcomes people from all lands.

The Rodney Martin Problem: "Where's the Evidence?"

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2014-02-06 07:41

By Carolyn Yeager

Left: Rodney Martin (2008?) and Elie Wiesel (right) - two con men.

Just like Elie Wiesel, of whom we ask, “Where’s the Tattoo?,” and whose tales of sadistic treatment at the hands of the “Nazis” have been totally discredited by me and many others, Rodney Martin supplies no evidence for the numerous, fanciful claims that continue to pour out of his mouth and pen in an effort to revenge himself on this writer for telling the truth, and on everything, everyone I am, or have ever been, associated with.

Just yesterday, on February 5th, Rodney posted the following on the Facebook page of David Rottweiller Jones, a British White activist. It led me to not only respond with the below, but to do a more thorough search through the archives on Rodney Martin at the Porterville Recorder (Calif) newspaper [Rodney's home town]. It’s amazing what has been sitting in there all this time. But I will begin in an orderly fashion with some very basic responses to what Rodney wrote on David Jones’ Facebook page. Rodney’s words are in black text, my comments are in blue.