Friday, December 19, 2008

Will the MUNOA Clan Help Mend the Enrollment Rift at Pechanga?

Our cousins at T'eetilawuncha's Blog are reporting that Becky Munoa has been elected to the enrollment committee.

Will this be Pechanga's opportunity to do the right thing and reverse all previous disenrollment actions? Will the Munoa people, who have members in the unconstitutional moratorium, be the ones to save the tribe from the upcoming disaster they face in Congress?

To The Remaining Pechanga Members: This is the time for you to stand up and get the tribe BACK together and do was is morally right, constitutionally correct (Pechanga's Constitution and Bylaws), and ethically on target.

This struggle has already cost YOU the remaining members over $50 million dollars. That's how much the leadership spent MORE than the other tribes to get Prop. 94 passed. The leakage will continue to grow, as Macarro and the council will have to grease more palms to get support. People are starting to inquire about the ethics of the tribal businesses, how the tribe treats its employees and now, after the beating of Richard Swan, how the tribe treats its customers.

ALL of this could have been avoided by holding the council to their mandate of upholding the will of the people.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the Munoa people didn't stand up for their BLOOD relatives when they had the chance, why would they stand up NOW?

Anonymous said...

Well unfortunately everyone is afraid to stand against the masses. So no one person will not change anything at Pechanga. It'll take a lot more to restore the tribe.

Anonymous said...

Im in the munoa clan, Ive had close cousins turn their back on me ever since they were enrolled tweleve years ago, So dont hold your breath.

What IS Right? said...

I believe that the Munoas want to do what is right, and that is bringing their rightful family members into the tribe.

Did they really turn their back?

Anonymous said...

Yes they did turn their back on me, Ive been on the moratorium for twelve years, just because I was three weeks late with my application. I was on a one year mortorium, which evolved to a twelve year and beyond! Which means Ill be on it till I die!

Anonymous said...

to anonymous, in case you dindn't know the open enrollment opened in 1979!!!! what happened then you didn't want to be Indian?

Anonymous said...

When you asked your Munoa family members for help, what did they say?

And how are you related to them?

Wasn't the moratorium just to "catch-up" with the past due applications? How stupid are the members of the enrollment committee that they can't "catch-up" in 12 years?

'aamokat said...

To Anonymous of Dec. 22, 2008, 7:25 PM:

If you are a Pechanga tribal member, read your own constitution.

Under article 11, membership, the Pechanga constitution states the following, "The membership enrollment will be opened the first month of each year by the Band's Enrollment Committee."

So does the general membership have the authority to suspend enrollment in order to catch up on the applications?

I don't believe it does but I understand how it could be done if it was only going to be for one year and to catch up was the real reason behind the moratorium.

But I also believe that the ongoing moratorium for 12 years now should have been ruled unconstitutional by the tribal council long ago.

BUT IF NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES SUCH AS PECHANGA DON'T EVEN FOLLOW THEIR OWN LAWS, WHO CAN MAKE THEM DO SO BECAUSE OF SOVEREIGNTY?

IS IT WRONG FOR US TO INSIST THAT PECHANGA FOLLOW THE RULE OF LAW AND NOT FOLLOW BACK STABBING AND LAWLESSNESS?

Anonymous said...

To whoever you are, Yes I did apply in 1979! If you can read, which if your a tribal member you cant! Read my message again!And I very much dought you are Indian! I also have an enrollment number with the government! How were you enrolled,By friends?

AIRRO Member said...

So, do we believe that the Munoa family ARE or ARE not honorable?

Aren't they church going people? What does their church doctrine tell them to do?

Do unto others and do what's right?

OR

Stick your head in the sand
Don't get involved
Stand without honor

Anonymous said...

I have known the Munoa family for more than ten years now and have not seen anything that indicates that they will not stand up for their people. They have a big family mentality and take care of their own. With that said, I have not spoken with those that I was close to for quite some time however; I do not see anything changing. It has also been my experience that if you have a question you want answered by them, your best option is to ask them directly. I don't normally post opinions about people online but I really did enjoy any time that I spent with the members of the Munoa family.