Sunday, June 5, 2011

Press Enterprise Reports On Protest At Pechanga. WILL Mark Macarro Again Threaten to Pull Advertising?

Congratulations to the Riverside Press Enterprise and Jeff Horseman for reporting news about the protest of the despicable actions of the Pechanga Tribal Council and their lying tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, as well the horrible treatment many Indians across the country have received from their equally corrupt tribal councils.


Mark Lucero(l) and Wayne Mong, the event organizer in front of the Pechanga Resort and Casino


Indian tribal leaders from across the nation gathered at Pechanga Resort & Casino on Thursday for an annual conference dealing with tribal government and sovereignty.

Outside, more than 30 protesters called attention to the practice of "disenrollment," the expulsion of tribal members. Many of the pickets had been disenrolled from the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians.

Hosted by the American Indian Resources Institute, a group advocating tribal sovereignty, the Native Leadership Forum took place in the Eagle's Nest Room on the top floor of the resort hotel

Disenrollment, Trudell said, was not on the agenda.  OP:  But Mr. Trudell was WELL aware of this protest, letters to him went unanswered.  I believe that is akin to turning up the radio so you can't hear your busted engine .  But it was at the heart of the demonstration on the sidewalk across from the casino.

Protesters waved signs such as "Indian Civil Rights Now!" and "Temecula Indian Rights Violated."

Pechanga tribal officials did not respond to a request for comment. Over the years, Pechanga and other tribes have disenrolled members on the grounds that they aren't descended from original tribal families.   OP:  GROUNDS that included DNA testing of over 99.7% match, which is more than they got for Osama Bin Laden.

While tribes have said they have a right to determine their membership, critics say greed is driving the disenrollments. Pechanga members receive a six-figure annual payment of casino profits, medical care and other benefits.

Louise Appel, of Murrieta, who was disenrolled in 2006, said she now has to spend $4,300 a month caring for her disabled daughter.   OP:  This will soon fall on the California taxpayers, as Louise is moving through her funds.  In fact many of the tribespeople that Pechanga has exterminated now are on the government dole.  YOU are now paying for what Pechanga has done.

"It hurt," she said. "I thought they were my friends."

Protesters said Pechanga violated its own rules and due process when disenrolling members. They added that tribes use sovereignty as a shield to justify their actions.

Manuel Rios, of Riverside, said his application to join the Pechanga tribe has been held up for 14 years.  OP:  TWO families was disenrolled, because their members on the enrollment committee questioned WHY this family was not enrolled.  ALL their paperwork was properly filled out and timely.   One enrollment committee member, FRANCES MIRANDA was heard to say, "there are too many of them".

"We need Washington to do something about this," he said

See the PRESS ENTERPRISE STORY for More

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you PE for coming to the party and getting the news story.

Let's see MORE!

'aamokat said...

Mark Macarro on the left? Just a slight typo, don't you think?

That is Hunter family member Mark Lucero.

It would be nice if Mark "Corny" Macarro had joined us on the picket line but I don't see that happening at this point don't you think?

O Pechanga said...

You'd think the poster (me) would recognize his own cousin! Must haze been the vacation lag. Mark Lucero has been on the front lines of this struggle for over a decade and keeps the fire alive for many Hunters who aren't as strong willed.

Anonymous said...

We must Be committed,Or dont Bother RIGHT

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
We must Be committed,Or dont Bother RIGHT

NO, ITS NO BOTHER IF YOU KNOW IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU HAVE HAD YOUR BIRTHRIGHT RIPPED FROM YOU BY A CORRUPT AND GREEDY MEMBERSHIP. YOU WILL FIND THE TIME TO JOIN IN. IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO "JUST ASK." OUR NEW MOVEMENT IS ALREADY STARTING TO HAVE A HUGE IMPACT. THE TRIBAL LEADERS KNOW WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY. THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY, AND THE MEDIA NOW KNOWS WE ARE SERIOUS. OTHER "NATIVE AMERICAN" TRIBES FROM ACROSS THE NATION ARE STARTING TO GET INVOLVED. REALIZE THIS:"THE MIDDLE EAST HAS SHOWN THAT WHEN YOU GO AGAINST THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE THE COUNTRY WILL RID ITSELF OF A CORRUPT AND GREEDY DICTATOR. TRIBAL LEADERS BEWARE. YOU HAVE GONE AGAINST THE WILL OF YOUR MEMBERSHIPS AND DISENROLLED,AND BANISHED LEGITIMATE "NATIVE AMERICANS" AGAINST YOUR OWN CONSTITUTIONS AND BY LAWS. WE ARE NOW STANDING, NO BANDING, TOGETHER TO RID INDIAN COUNTRY OF THE VILE CANCER THE IS CHOCKING THE LIFE OUT OF OUR RESPECTIVE TRIBES. SO GET MAD, AND HELP US FULLFILL OUR DESTINY FOR WE ARE NO LONGER "SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER. WE HAVE "RIGHTS UNDER TRIBAL LAW," AND WE WILL TAKE BACK THAT WHAT WAS STOLEN FROM US.....OUR BIRTHRIGHT. SO DON'T THINK YOU ARE JUST ONE, WHAT CAN I DO? BAND WITH US FOR THERE IS POWER IN NUMBERS. ALL "NATIVE AMERICANS."

Anonymous said...

We Native Americans need to DO something about OUR tribes and their greed, lack of CONSTITUTIONS for our members and corrupt families "running" the reservations. Look up "IndianRunner.net" on the internet. Some Morongo Member who started that site is now gonna be SUED by the Morongo Band..it's on their "agenda" for their next tribal meeting. It's not "allowed" to tell of the ABUSE that tribal members receive from their tribal councils. Morongo is puttin on the ballot a $10,000 "fine" if a member gets on the internet with INFO the council does NOT like. We have NO constitution, bill or rights and we too are threatened with DIS-enrollment! The Supreme Court needs to "revisit" Indian Tribes getting to decide WHO it's members are and are not!