Thursday, June 23, 2016

Rep. Raul Ruiz SUPPORTS Pechanga Tribes THEFT of Water For Casino SWIMMING POOLS

From the hearing today on Capitol Hill, it appears that Representative Raul Ruiz is in support of the Pechanga Tribal Councils plan to usurp water rights from Temecula Indian Reservation Allottee Descendants.


Why does Pechanga want the water so badly?  To fill up their FOUR ACRE swimming pool project.  Mark Macarro doesn't care about water for reservation residents, HE DOESN'T LIVE THERE.  He doesn't maintain gardens and grape vines.  He's selling the FUTURE for money NOW.   As if he wasn't rich enough from stealing per capita from Original Pechanga Descendents.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Watch Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro Get Caught LYING in 20 seconds

As Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro is going  before Congress on THURSDAY, I  think it's only right to show him LYING to KNBC's Colleen William and in his intro, get caught in a lie.   PLEASE SHARE


Pechanga Water Rights Bill that CHEATS allottees of Their RIGHTS up for Hearing on Capitol Hill

A bill to settle the water rights of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is up for discussion on Capitol Hill this week.

The House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans will hold a hearing on Thursday on a discussion draft of the settlement. A bill hasn't actually been introduced in the House at this point and prior versions have not cleared Congress despite years of lobbying by the southern California tribe.  OP: AND us, the opposition in 2010 and, we knew we were in trouble when Interiors lead negotiator wouldn't meet with us In 2013 we met with Sen. Boxer's people and with the HOUSE Natural Resources to defeat the bill.

On the Senate side, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approved S.1983, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians Water Rights Settlement Act, at a business meeting on February 3. The committee did not hold a hearing on the bill but a prior version received a hearing during the 113th Congress.

We wrote a letter to Rep Ken Calvert on the issue but funny, didn't hear from his team either...

Monday, June 20, 2016

NOOKSACK Tribal Court Clerk REFUSING U.S. MAIL Filings

The Nooksack Court Clerk has now "REFUSED"  U.S. Mail-filings from 306 

(1) the Court of Appeals
(2) the Tribal Court
(3) the Tribal Court Judge. Recall she has "REJECTED"  in-person filings.

These "REFUSED" mail-filings included response papers as to why the Clerk should be held in contempt of the Appeals Court's rulings.


STAY TUNED for MORE injustice at Nooksack

LEARNING about Disenrollments: Links to Multiple Issues on Disenrollment, Moratorium and Banishment

There has been so much coverage of the latest (meaning last two years) rash of tribal disenrollments at Nooksack, Grand Ronde, Hopland to name a few. 

I thought it would be good to bring some historical context to the issue.
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In this post, I put up links to some of  the many stories that have ended with over 11,000 Native Americans, suffering harm from their tribes, coupled with the failure of the BIA/Interior/Federal Governments to handle their trust responsibilities.

Each link will take you to a blog post, and each blog post can be shared on your FB pages, Twitter and Pinterest.   I hope it helps.  I'll revise as I get it together, there is a search bar on the upper left of the blog, search your tribe.  

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Learn More on Disenrollment, Ethnic Cleansing in Indian Gaming Country at these Links:
Gaming Revenue Blamed for Disenrollment
Tribal disenrollment is paper Genocide
CA Tribal Cleansing
TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Moratoriums and Banishment

Disenrollment Stories by Tribe:


Redding Rancheria: Disenrolling Their First tribal Chair in 2002
Robert Foreman Redding Rancheria > 14 years disenrolled
Redding Rancheria Family Disenrolled after being forced to dig up ancestor

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians: 60% of the tribe, exterminated.

Yes, 60 percent.  Including Chukchansi language speakers, 80 year old elders and children.

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians
Picayune Rancheria  > So bad, even the NEW YORK TIMES got it
Chukchansi thuggery
Nancy Ayala > Native American Hall of Shame member
Chukchansi disenrollment
Chukchansi Council Dispute

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Disenrolls Members in Two Waves: 2004 and 2006
Because this relates to my family, and the impetus for this blog, there are many stories here, on the disenrollment for POWER and Greed.

APISH Family, Manuela Miranda Descendants 2004 Their own cousins, got them out the tribe.

Manuela Miranda
Elder Abuse at Pechanga
How Moratorium People are affected
Moratorium People

HUNTER FAMILY  Disenrolled in 2006

Hunter family Out, Expert says Tribe is WRONG
Pechanga’s corrupt tribal council
READ Corruption Exposed…
Pechanga's Culture of corruption
Child molester's word is accepted
KCBS Does Article on Disenrollment at Pechanga
Pechanga’s Apartheid Reservation: Segregatin NOW and Forever

PALA Tribe Disenrolls over 150 Family Members - Britten Family Ousted

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Disenrollment: 21st Century Indian War is ... Indian vs. Indian

This is not the war of racist, greedy whites who wanted to expand westward no matter who was hurt. This time, it's greedy Indians who want more money, no matter which tribal members they hurt. The 21st century Indian War is now Indian vs. Indian.

Tribes such as Pechanga of Temecula, CA,  Grande Ronde, Redding Rancheria,  Nooksack of Washington State,  are violating their members civil rights, eliminating them from tribal rolls and denying them their. And because   of sovereignty, instead of following evidence, the reasons can be "we just don't like you" or "we don't believe the evidence" (are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?),

In California's Indian Country, wealthy casino tribes are gorging themselves with cash, the fruits of their casino, thanks to laws passed by the citizens of California. Prop 1A and Prop. 5 were passed overwhelmingly, spurred by ads that promised not to expand gaming and to help tribes with self reliance. .

To the California populace, this meant that tribes would be able to take care of their own membership. Those living in poverty would be brought forth; non gaming tribes would benefit from a fund to which gaming tribes would contribute. It was sold as a 'lifting of all boats'.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GRAND RONDE TRIBE: DEAD INDIANS HAVE NO LEGACY Worth Protecting

The dreadful and SHAMEFUL news is coming from The Grand Ronde Disenrolled Facebook page.  No legacy?  Then NO CASINO, right?

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Today I was told that my deceased ancestors have no right to an appeal in tribal court or a right to fight against their own Banishment (aka Disenrollment) because that Banishment has no value that can be tangibly quantified. 
Chief TUMULTH Descendents at
Grand Ronde Court of Appeals




It is ludicrous to me that anyone representing our tribe would even insinuate that there is no value in this earthly plane for our deceased ancestors; that because there is no tangible 'thing' for which to assert or ascertain a value of, that somehow their existence in the spirit world no longer possesses the validity our people once bestow upon our ancestors. 

It is currently the official position of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, as articulated on the tribe's behalf by their legal team, that deceased ancestors have no legal standing within our tribal nation and no legacy that is worth protecting. 

I think that Josephine Grenia Towers whose brother, Lt. Colonel Carol Grenia WWII is on the Tribal Veterans Memorial, might have something to say about his legacy had his descendants not been prohibited from fighting his Banishment because he left no tangible 'thing' of value that one might seek redress. 

This shameful non-native practice of discarding our deceased ancestors as nothing more that physics things of value to be left behind and divided up makes me want to vomit. 

Tomorrow we will see how little value the tribes's attorneys place on me, Chief Tumulth, and our treaty rights! We will emerge stronger and victorious because we have not discarded our ancestors in favor of a non-traditional world view! Thank you for all your support!

Monday, June 13, 2016

NOOKSACK 306 Lawyer Describes His Banishment HEARING Before ILLEGAL Council: WE'RE NOT HERE to ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS

This would be an example of a KANGAROO COURT.  Nooksack 306 Attorney Gabe Galanda puts his experience into words.  Bear in mind that the Nooksack Council currently seated is in VIOLATION of their own constitution.  NIGC should SHUT their casino down.  BIA should REVOKE their Constitution..

Yesterday at 2 PM I had my banishment “hearing”--- via freeconferencecall.com. Seriously.

25 minutes later, I was gone.

Only four Nooksack “Councilpersons” bothered to show up. A quorum at Nooksack takes five. But even if they had five, they would have still lacked quorum, because the terms of four of the eight on “Council” expired on March 19, 2016. So there really wasn’t a “hearing.”

Bob Kelly administered the “hearing.” None of the other on “Council” were brave enough to speak, or even introduce themselves. How traditional.
I introduced myself traditionally. I let it be known I am the traditional Speaker for 331 Nooksacks, including Bob’s two sons.

I started by asking a series of procedural questions, for the administrative record, as I explained. Bob--I referred to him only as Bob--refused to answer any question of substance.

I asked him, “Who’s the Hearing Officer?” He told me, in what would become like a line spoken by a parrot: “We’re not here to answer any questions, Mr. Galanda.”