Saturday, September 20, 2008

Are Soboba Tribe's Bad Apples Hurting The Tribe?

Now, schools aren't sending their kids to the Pow Wows.

The recent random shootings of criminals from the Soboba reservation, which forced the Riverside Sheriff's deputies to take them out, plus the news that even with Soboba per capita payments, they still have criminals that do home invasion robberies, have left a bad taste in the mouths of potential customers.

From a PE stories:

Security on the Soboba reservation has been in the spotlight in recent months after a series of shootings by Riverside County sheriff's deputies that left three tribal members dead. Another group, the Arizona-based National Sand Drag Association, pulled its races from the reservation, citing safety concerns.

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The assurances of safety came after officials from San Jacinto School District declined to send elementary school students to the powwow's traditional pre-opening visit hosted by the tribe.
The reasons for San Jacinto's absence from the event are unclear. Tribal officials say they received word from San Jacinto district officials that the students were not coming because of safety concerns. San Jacinto schools Superintendent Shari Fox and other district officials could not be reached for comment Friday.
Students from the Hemet Unified School District also did not attend. Soboba Vice Chairwoman Rosemary Morillo said the tribe did not receive a response to an invitation sent to the school district.


IS THIS WHAT THEY MEANT BY SELF RELIANCE?
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