My question involves criminal law for the state of: New Mexico Greetings. After living on an Indian Reservation for over 7 years, the new Tribal Counsel and Governor changed the law on this reservation saying that where I lived was sacred land and I had one day to move. The house we lived in was given to my spouse from her grandmother. I received an order stating that I could not "reside" in the sacred part of the land, but nothing said I could not visit my children and spouse on the land. We stayed in hotels and with family in the meantime, occasionally going to the house to get belongings and supplies. My Tribal member spouse was not prohibited from going to the house and would go their several times a week. Shortly after this, my spouse and her family invited me to attend a parade on Child Abuse. Every year we attended this parade and it passed by this house that we used to live in. We would stand on the edge if the property and observe the parade. This year my spouse and her family invited me to attend the parade again. I attended the parade and at some point went inside to use the bathroom. At that time, the tribal police made contact with my spouse and asked what i was doing there. She advised that I was visiting my kids and watching the parade. The tribal police officer called his supervisor, and then advised my spouse that as long as I was just visiting my kids and attending the parade it was ok. The tribal police officer then left and stated "Have a nice day." Any reasonable person of average intelligence would presume at that point that everything was ok. After the parade we went inside the house to get some clothes and belongings, because of their ridiculous deadline, we still had a lot of things in the house. Approximately, 30 minutes later the Tribal Police came back and blocked us in from leaving. A tribal sherrif began yelling at my spouse saying, "he can't be here, you are going to get yourself and him into trouble for bringing him here." The Tribal Sheriff then told me that I had to get permission from the Tribal Governor to visit my kids there, and that was what the court order stated. I advised him that I have a Degree in Criminal Justice and study law and nothing in the order stated that I could not visit my children on indian land. All it stated was that I could not reside in that particular house. I advised him that a brief visit was not the same thing as living there. He at that time became angry with me and made a crab like motion with his left hand at me. This motion was apparently a sign for the other tribal police officer to handcuff me. I advised the officer that I was in the process of leaving. To my surprise the officer lied and stated, "the parade was over 2 hours ago you already had your chance to leave." I stated no that is not true it was 40 minutes ago. He then placed me in the back of the police car. It seemed like I was arrested for talking back to the Tribal Sheriff, however, his ignorance of the order was irritating. Once at the police station, several police officers who were not present told me "we told your spouse that you had to leave by 10:30 am or we would arrest you." Four different officers stated this to me. I advised that that was not true, had my spouse had been told that we would of left immediately, we had been told since I was visiting my kids it was ok, and to have a nice day. They all stated, "well tell it to the judge cause that is what the report is going to say. Two female officers lied stated they were standing right there when they said that, and my spouse and daughter advised the officers were not standing there, and had never got out of the car. Then another tribal police officer said, "boo yeah, boo yea, your on the res yo, your on the res yo." So, I was invited to attend a parade, by Tribal Members. Tribal Police initially advised it was ok to visit my kids and attend the parade. Then they came back 40 minutes later and blocked us in, then changed their story only at the sub station that I had been warned to leave at 10:30 am. So the police advise I could attend, then lied about it later on and advised all there reports would say the same thing. They also, advised, that "this is what the Spanish had did to them. I have a Degree in Criminal Justice, have a background in Corrections and Security, have a Conceal Weapons Permit, and am an aspiring police officer, I can't believe they lied. I feel like I was set up. Tribal Sovereignty is being used as cover to commit race crimes, as they stated I was only arrested for the blood in my veins, "non indian" they kept saying. The order I received stated that I could not "reside" in the sacred area. It did not state that I was prohibited from going there whatsoever, as the tribal sheriff immplied, it simply was not on the order. Nothing said I was denied consent to visit, as this was my spouse's house and she was giving me consent to visit her, and I was not residing there. I do not believe this case meets all the requirements for a "criminal trespass change. Really, it's legal racism on the reservation, and the law needs to change, and evolve.