Selling out their tribal members for an additional $450 per month! Add San Pascual to the list of tribes that should be avoided.
In a move that sadly and despicably follow the digusting lead of the Pechanga Band, the San Pascual Tribe has OUSTED 17% of their tribal members, cutting off monthly per capita payments of $4,000.
Curiously, James Fletcher, BIA Superintendent in S. Cal and Pechanga Member, had this to say:
Because the bureau hasn't had a chance to rule on this latest move, the tribe can't cut off monthly checks, fire people or kick them out of their houses while asserting that they're not tribal members, Fletcher said.
“They're members until such time as the BIA changes its mind,” he said.
And that won't be easy, because the head of the agency ruled 13 years ago that the ancestor in question was a full-blooded Indian.
“It will take something substantial to change that,” Fletcher said.
Curious, because Fletcher did not stand up when member of his OWN tribe did the same thing to 25% of the tribe. Could it be because he stood to gain financially? The FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ruled that Paulina Hunter was Pechanga when they allotted her 20 acres on the reservation.
The Union Tribune has the full story here
UPDATE: Equally Curious, this made Pechanga.nets's QUOTE of the Day:
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"You grow up with that identity and then all of a sudden, when they say, 'No, you're not a part of us,' boy, that's harsh," Gamboa said."
Exactly what Rocha's cousin did to 25% of Pechanga Tribal Members.