Friday, October 24, 2008

After Lying to Congress to Acquire Land, Pechanga opens $200 per round JOURNEY Golf Course

The new JOURNEY at Pechanga is open for play.

Golfers, PLEASE don't take too deep a divot, as our ancestors are buried there. Pechanga lied to get the land into trust as we reported HERE and now, for $200 you can play over the bodies and history of the Pechanga Temecula people.

A LIE is as good as the truth, if you can get someone to believe it. According to a Macarro: Once the land is placed in trust, a tribe has complete zoning and planning authority over it and can change land uses...

Meaning: It's not a lie, we just changed our minds.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Macarro is a sad little man. His whole life is a lie. Does he really believe anyone has ANY respect for him. Even his so called allies on the tribe see him only as a puppet for their evil schemes and criminal acts. He's not fooling anyone. Every negative of the tribe, every person he's hurt (including little children) has added to his his eternal burden and he was be judged for it. What's amazing is that he was the deciding vote to kick out the decendent's of his ancestors through which he claims his Pechanga blood.

Creek said...

Too bad those employees they let go had to suffer so the council can have a private golf course.

Anonymous said...

The present Pechanga, leaders and followers, continue to prove just how little they care for the tribe.
Over and over they show their true colors. They will lie, cheat, steal, and destroy for money. They have sold their heritage and their souls. All the “ousted” tribe should be proud to no longer be a part of their mercenary behaviors. The TRUE Pechanga tribe awaits outside, whole, intact, and growing stronger, while a consuming fire fueled by money, will destroys itself within. This golf course is despicable, trading Native heritage for a golf course; unbelievable!

'aamokat said...

Below are promises made by Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro to the United States congressional resources committee that if the Great Oak Ranch was put into trust, making it part of the Pechanga Reservation, that no changes would be made to the property, that the tribe wanted to keep it as it was to protect it. These comments are from the congressional record dated April 17, 2002. http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=107_house_hearings&docid=f:78759.wais

MARK MACARRO SAID:

``The sole purpose of the acquisition is the preservation
and protection of Luiseno people's natural and cultural
resources. The Pechanga Band is committed to protecting and
preserving the invaluable and irreplaceable cultural resources
of the Pechanga and Luiseno people."

"Our property is home to many irreplaceable resources--both cultural
and natural. The primary goal in acquiring the parcels of land covered
by the trust application is to preserve and protect the ancestral
homelands and cultural resources of the Tribe, including many sacred
sites, archeological sites, and items. These ranchlands also include
the historically significant former home of Erle Stanley Gardner,
author of the famed Perry Mason novels."

"Mr. Chairman and Members of this Committee, thank you for granting
me the opportunity to represent the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
today. The Great Oak Ranch represents the return of our homelands and
its resources to our people and our community. But most importantly,
protection of the Great Oak Ranch allows us to preserve and share
Pechanga's history with generations to come. I respectfully request the
expeditious passage of H.R. 3476."

Mr. Hayworth. Thank you, Mr. Avery.
Chairman Macarro, does the Pechanga Tribe have any plans
for development of any kind on the Great Oak Ranch property?
Mr. Macarro. "No, we don't. As stated in our application to
Interior/BIA, we stated or have designated there is no change
of use in the property, and the intended use and purpose is to
preserve and protect the resources that are there.
The cultural resources in particular are also very
significant. Along the base of all the foothills there are
significant old village sites, dark midden soil area, cremation
areas and associated sacred sites."

Mr. Hayworth. Without objection, we would welcome that.
Just one follow-up, and for purposes of the record, Mr.
Chairman, does the tribe plan to use the Great Oak Ranch for
gaming purposes or any purposes other than what you have just
outlined?
Mr. Macarro. "No, the tribe does not."

Mark Macarro's brother, John Macarro said in response to critics of the transfer of lands to trust status for tribes that tribes can do whatever they want once lands are put into trust, regardless of previous promises made. http://www.pe.com/localnews/indianaffairs/stories/PE_News_Local_D_casino24.3135a70.html

BELOW ARE JOHN MACARRO'S WORDS DEFENDING PUTTING A GOLF COURSE ON LAND HIS BROTHER HAD PROMISED NOT TO CHANGE!
In response, Pechanga's General Counsel John Macarro, wrote, "Once the land is placed in trust, a tribe has complete zoning and planning authority over it and can change land uses just as a county or city can change or update its general plan or zoning designations."

THE MACARRO BROTHERS' OWN WORDS AND ACTIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!

PEOPLE, THE GREAT OAK RANCH IS WHERE THE JOURNEY AT PECHANGA GOLF COURSE NOW SITS AND NO AMOUNT OF SPIN AND P.R. PIECES CAN CHANGE THE FACT THAT OUR CULTURAL RESOURCES WERE TRADED FOR GOLF!

'aamokat said...

If anyone was wondering, Mark Macarro's comments are excerpts from his statement to the congressional resourses committee.

His statement was longer than this.

The follow questions from the committee chairman are further down in the transcript with testimony from someone else in between.

So the Chairman of the committee, Mr. Hayworth in thanking a Mr. Avery, is thanking that person who gave testimony in between the parts of Mr. Macarro's testimony.

So the first part of my previous post also was difnintely the words of Mark Macarro.

Anonymous said...

So if the Pechanga people don't care enough about their own ancestors, why should we golfers care about them?

And why should we pay $150 for a round when it's cheaper at other courses around there

Anonymous said...

Then Mark Macarro can TRUTHFULLY be called a LIAR?

Liar Macarro
He who LIES
His Lies Bring Disgrace

Anonymous said...

A Hunter family member, before the moratorium was put into place, was trying to get his unenrolled chidren enrolled.

He was told by members of the enrollment committee that his children had to be 18 to be enrolled.

He believed the enrollment committee members but by the time his children were 18 the moratotium was implemented and his children were stuck in it.

When the tribal council was informed that enrollment committee members had lied to this tribal member, Mark Macarro said, "maybe you should take up a petition to make it illegal to lie."

Maybe Macarro was being sarcastic but maybe he was acknowledging that lying was common among certain Pechanga officials.

Anonymous said...

$200 to play golf in Temecula?