Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Morongo and San Manuel Support Veteran's Memorial. Pechanga Conspicuously Absent

Congratulations and well done to the San Manuel Band and the Morongo Band for helping to fund an American Indian Veteran's Memorial, which will be built at Riverside National Cemetery.

They were among the Marines who raised the stars and stripes atop Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. American Indian code talkers from 13 tribes relayed critical communications using their native languages to stump the enemy in World War I and World War II.

Yet no memorial exists honoring the contributions American Indians have made to the U.S. Armed Forces. That's all set to change soon. In the final stages of approval by the federal government is an American Indian Veterans Memorial, which will be built at Riverside National Cemetery, said Brig. Gen. Stan E. Brown, U.S. Air Force, retired.

"There are more American Indians per capita serving in the military than any other group," Brown said. "They all volunteer. It's their nature as warriors."

Brown says the committee will need to raise about $3.5 million to finance the project, which includes the costs to plan, engineer and build, to fund an unveiling ceremony and to create an endowment to maintain the memorial in perpetuity.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians have joined the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to help fund the memorial. Both tribes donated $250,000 to make the project a reality.

We've done some stories on Pechanga's Veterans HERE and HERE Pechanga has done a better job of casting away many of their veterans and their families.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, which hijacked the Temecula Band of Luiseno Indian's federal recognition, is well known for terminating Indians from their rightful place in the tribe. Since the advent of casino gaming Pechanga's disenrollment of 230 adults from the tribe is second only to the Picayune Rancheria in the termination of Native Americans in CA.


Anonymous said...

God Bless all our veterans. Thank you for defending our country.
I wonder why Pechanga doesn't support their veterans?

Anonymous said...

Because there is no monetary gain for them.

Anonymous said...

Because so few of the Masiel Crime Family are veterans?

Anonymous said...

Ill tell you how Pechanga supports it veterans. Larry Madariaga was in phillippens and Thomas Madariaga was on the Battel ship uss Iowa in world war II. Pechanga put up there monument before the Disenrollment. funny but there names were not incueded.You think there wes plans already in place.

Anonymous said...

You know...dont give San Manuel so much credit either..what they gave was close to what 2 members get a month in per capita...but it gives them publicity ..which is the only reason they do it..

Anonymous said...

San Manuel is providing political cover for Pechanga. Jacob Coin was one of the scoundrels that infiltrated California gambling via NIGA along with fellow thief; Ernest Stevens Jr. Know where he is now?

San Manuel bought Carole Goldburg's position at UCLA. She is one of the gang of thieves; using her 'position' to provide cover.

Anonymous said...

And didnt San Manuel knowingly harbor a strong criminal element on the reservation that in fact murdered some people?

Anonymous said...

Wow! What up with the so called "Pristine San Manuel" harboring murderers. Oh, say it ain't so!!

White Buffalo said...

Back to Pechanga they spend the money they took from our disenrollments and bought votes

Hey big spender


During the past decade, Pacific Gas & Electric Company spent more on political candidates, ballot measures, and lobbyists than did Chevron Corporation, Philip Morris USA, or the Western States Petroleum Association, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
In the report “Big Money Talks” the FPPC detailed the top 15 spenders in California between January 2000 and December 2009. PG&E cracked the top 10, pumping about $69.3 million into the state Legislature during the past decade. That amount ranked the company at sixth on the list, just behind the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and just ahead of Chevron...

Anonymous said...

I think i read on here that San Manuel let the mm live on its reservation and didnt someone from San Manuel murder a local bar owner??..and also something about drug deals right in the casino??...wasnt that written here??

Pechanga Member 1130 said...

My Grandfather brought honor the the Temecula Indians by his service of over 23 years in the Army and deploying to war twice.

His honor is enhanced with awards of the Bronze Star and Army Commendation medal.

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians dishonor his memory and service by terminating his family from the tribe.

It's not surprising that they would turn their backs on Native American veterans.