Thursday, March 17, 2011

Juaneno Band of Missions Indians DENIED Federal Recognition.

The Juaneno Band of Mission Indians' 30-year bid to gain federal recognition has been denied, the tribe announced today.

The decision from the federal Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs comes four years after a preliminary report ruled the San Juan Capistrano-based tribe could not prove members lineage back to a historical tribe and had remained a governed group since then.

Wednesday's ruling indicates the tribe could not make progress in proving the same four areas: That external observes have continually identified the tribe since 1900; that the tribe has maintained political influence over its members; that members descended from a historical Indian tribe at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

The ruling covers both factions of Juanenos that had submitted applications for federal recognition, said Nedra Darling, the Indian Affairs spokeswoman.

Tribal leaders, including Chief Anthony Rivera, said they will appeal. Although Juanenos are spread throughout Southern California, Mission San Juan Capistrano is their spiritual center.

But the Juanenos have split over the years, often in publicized battles. When the city of San Juan Capistrano invited two factions to the opening of park in the Los Rios Historical District last year, Rivera's group heckled and mocked the other group while its members were leading a Native prayer

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. You are doing a wonderful job. Has anyone heard Raymond Jr got a one year ban from the casino? I keep hearing that but don't know if it's just a rumor

smokeybear said...

ARE YOU SHITTING ME,ANOTHER GROUP OF LEGIIMATE INDIANS BEING SCREWED BY THE "WHITE MAN"? WE HAVE TO STOP THIS. SOMEHOW SOME WAY THIS HAS GOT TO"END".

juegos de ben 10 said...

Thank you for keeping us updated.

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Anonymous said...

classic...i personally knew a gal from this tribe....and a tg person...and they are real...there Is A genetic trait....a bone in back of heads..its extreme.....but....just as the oglala lakota tribe were GIVEN land by PRESIDENT GRANT ...then gold found...and it was ripped off....and ORANGE COUNTY ca ...coast...is GOLD-COAST...and the indians ...juanenos....were sadly robbed..very sad and wrong....kw

JRLopez TriCitiesRACES said...

And it doesn't help that Pechanga is publicly opposed to the Juaneno recognition along with other Federally Recognized Indian Tribes from So California. Shame be on you for this position by your leadership in DC. Yes they were robbed by the US Government but Tribes like Pechanga, Rincon, and San Manuel are holding the lynch rope for the Government to continue to keep what is due for the Juanenos. As of this post this is the current situation. Do not support Tribes who believe in the genocide of fellow Natives by removing their identity. Remember the Mission was founded in 1776 so the Acjachemen / Juaneno either came with Father Serra of they were there already and probably for a long long time. JRL