Sunday, June 5, 2011

Temecula Patch: Tosobol Family Should Be in Tribe, Protesting Moratorium Other Tribes Represented

Peter Surowski of the TEMECULA PATCH gets the story RIGHT.   Protestors were NOT JUST PROTESTING the despicable actions of Pechanga but were stand for ALL whose civil rights were violated by tribes:   Redding Rancheria, Snoqualmie, Enterprise, Guidiville, Robinson Rancheria, the ONEIDA Tribal Nation, the Cherokee and Creek Freedmen among many.....

Disenrolled members of Indian tribes protested during a leadership meeting at the casino in Temecula today.

Several dozen people held signs criticizing tribal leaders in front of Pechanga Resort and Casino as Indian officials from across the country came together for the Native Leadership Forum.

The protesters were kicked out of their tribes unjustly, they said.  

“The government is more like a dictatorship,” said Desiree Mojado, a Los Angeles resident who was disenrolled from the Pechanga tribe. “They do whatever they want over the people’s vote.”

She attended the event with her two children and four grandchildren who still live on the reservation.

Despite living on Pechanga land, they are barred from voting or getting any services, she said. “They have no rights.”

She descends from Paulina Hunter, who was a member of the Pechanga tribe, she said.

Though Hunter died in the late 1800s, the tribe’s Enrollment Committee deemed in 2006 she was not a Pechanga Indian. That means her descendants, including about 100 families, were kicked out of the tribe.  OP:  DESPITE evidence to the contrary, provide by PECHANGA's own expert and SWORN testimony taken in the LUISENO language from people who were alive and KNEW Paulina Hunter.

Mojado’s family was one of those, she said. This means they get no voting rights, health care or “per capita” money from the tribe. 

“When money comes into play, it becomes a power struggle,” she said.

Her cousin, Kent Appel, of Murrieta, was also disenrolled.

Though each member stands to benefit from being in the tribe – he declined to say how much the per capita payment totals – the money is not the reason they fight.

“When you start to focus on the money, you lose the fact that it’s more than that,” he said. “It robs you of your culture.”
His family still has land on the reservation, and one road, called “Hunter Lane,” bears his ancestor’s name.

The enrollment committee’s decision to kick his family out was arbitrary and unfair, he said. “They ignored every piece of evidence,” he said.

To read more about the Hunter family’s disenrollment, click here.

Some families have it worse. The descendants of Petra Tosbol were banished from the reservation two years ago.

Petra was a Pechanga Indian, and her descendants still have property on the reservation, said Michael Anthony Rios, a Beaumont resident who said he is Petra’s great-great-great-great-great grandson.

“We still have land on it, we just can’t go on it,” Rios said of the reservation. “They never did give us a reason.”

Former Pechangas were not the only Indians protesting. Carolyn Lubenau, who said she was disenrolled from the Snoqualmie tribe, came from Washington to join the demonstration.

Her disenrollment came after some of her relatives won an election to their tribal council. The incumbent council members butted heads with her relatives, so they disenrolled her family before they could take office.

The family took that act to federal court and won, but the court can do nothing to enforce the decision because the tribe has sovereign immunity, she said.

To see the court’s decision on the case, click on the photo gallery above.

A spokesperson for the Pechanga tribe was unavailable for comment before this story’s publication

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

PLEASE VIEW paul magee's youtube account Cyber bullying not allowed here ,FBI watching this site.

same rules apply as in front of the casino tribal members .

Anonymous said...

thunder2310 account I like how you COWARDS can't come up to the curb and say anything to me but you wanna run your shit on the internet.

AT least yollie came up to me. WHATS your problem macarro?

Anonymous said...

TOO BAD Yolie wasnt the one member stopped by lieutent Moquins security THAT HE AND CITY COUNCIL PROVIDED FOR OUR PROTEST just the other tribal members got stopped for obscene gestures toward us doing her bidding get your 1000,00 video recorder ready we are comin BACK this TIME we will bring more of Indian COUNTRY we have united for justice

POLYSQWALIS

Anonymous said...

Yollie said hi joe, as a matter of fact ,yollie has always been nice to me even outside the cemetery.

I have never really had words with anyone else.

The others yelling in the cars are just trying to start something.

Anonymous said...

SPEAKING OF YOLLIE.........

HEY YOLLIE , SINCE YOUR THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A PROBLEM TALKING TO ME ,get my phone number from my sister I want to talk to you.....

Anonymous said...

Pechanga took a beat down in front of echohawk, foolish beatdown,bet echohawk wanted to get the hell out of that fricken place.

O Pechanga said...

Looks like the story was so big even Rocha had to out it on his site. He had to protect his credibility a bit.

Luiseno said...

"Looks like the story was so big even Rocha had to out it on his site."

Rocha FEARS you OP, he was afraid that you would call him on it, and make it public knowledge if he refused to put it on his sight.

Anonymous said...

SO WHERE DID THE PROTEST GET YOU ,ANY CLOSER TO ENROLLMENT? or do you have to protest again! looks like the moratorium will never end. The so called indian tribe HAHA! dont give a shit1

Anonymous said...

Your funny yea!! we will but this time we are visiting other reservations UPHOLD THE NEW MOVEMENT FOR ALL INDIAN COUNTRY OH! By the way you forgot about SANCTIONS FOR PECHANGA YOU WONT BE GETTING EXTRA MONEY OR SERVICES-- BUT MIGHT GET THE CRIMINAL CHARGES SHUT UP AND GO HOME AND WAIT FOR YOUR PUNISHMENT--SAYS POLYSQWALIS

smokeybear said...

THE DEFINATION OF THE WORD SANCTION.To assent, concur, confirm, approve, or ratify. The part of a law that is designed to secure enforcement by imposing a penalty for violation of the law or offering a reward for its observance. A punitive act taken by one nation against another nation that has violated a treaty or International Law.

Sanction is a broad term with different meanings in different contexts. Sanction can be used to describe tacit or explicit approval. Used in this sense, the term usually is used in assigning liability to a party who was not actively involved in wrongdoing but who did nothing to prevent it. For example, if the upper-level managers of a business knew that their employees were using unfair employment practices and did nothing to stop them, it may be said that the managers sanctioned the unfair practices.

The term sanction also can describe disagreement and condemnation. In Criminal Law, a sanction is the punishment for a criminal offense. The criminal sanction for a criminal defendant varies according to the crime and includes such measures as death, incarceration, Probation, community service, and monetary fines.

In Civil Law, a sanction is that part of a law that assigns a penalty for violation of the law's provisions. The most common civil sanction is a monetary fine, but other types of sanctions exist. Depending on the case, a sanction may be the suspension or revocation of a business, professional, or hobby license, or a court order commanding a person to do or refrain from doing something. A sanction may even be tailored to the case at hand. For instance, under rule 37 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, if a party refuses to obey a discovery order, or an order to relinquish requested evidence, the court may order that the evidence sought be automatically construed in favor of the requesting party, refuse to allow the disobedient party to make claims or defenses related to the evidence, stay or postpone the case until the discovery order is obeyed, dismiss the action or render judgment for the requesting party, declare the disobedient party in Contempt of court, or make any other order that is just under the circumstances.(continued)

smokeybear said...

DEFINTION OF "SANCTION."
A common form of sanction is the Administrative Agency sanction against a corporation. Corporations must follow various rules passed by federal, state, and local administrative agencies authorized by lawmaking bodies to regulate specific topics of government concern. If a business does not obey agency rules that apply to it, it may face sanctions levied by the administrative agency responsible for enforcing the rules. For example, federal and state environmental protection agencies are authorized by statute to levy fines against businesses that violate environmental laws and regulations.

An international sanction is a special form of sanction taken by one country against another. International sanctions are measures that are designed to bring a delinquent or renegade state into compliance with expected rules of conduct. International sanctions may be either non-forceful or military. Military sanctions can range from cutting off access to limited strikes to full-scale war. Non-forceful international sanctions include diplomatic measures such as the withdrawal of an ambassador, the severing of diplomatic relations, or the filing of a protest with the United Nations; financial sanctions such as denying aid or cutting off access to financial institutions; and economic sanctions such as partial or total trade embargoes. The U.N. Security Council has the authority to impose economic and military sanctions on nations that pose a threat to peace.
THIS LAST PROTEST/RALLY WAS A GREAT START. THE TRIBAL LEADERS, THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) AND THE RESPECTIVE MEMBERSHIPS REALIZE THAT THIS TIME AROUND WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY, AND WE "ARE" MAKING THIS A NATIONWIDE "NATIVE AMERICAN" MOVEMENT TO TAKE BACK WHAT HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM US BY DECEITFUL, CORRUPT, AND GREEDY TRIBAL LEADERS WHO REFUSE TO HONOR TRIBAL LAW AND THE FUNDIMENTAL RIGHTS OF ALL "NATIVE AMERICANS" TO DUE PROCESS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE CONSTITUTIONS AND BY LAWS WITH EQUAL PROTECTION FOR ALL. THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) HAS MENTIONED "SANCTIONS." THE ABOVE DEFINITION GIVES THEM A BROAD AREA TO WORK WITH. WE NEED TO BRING PRESSURE TO BEAR. THEY BROUGHT UP THE POSSIBILITY OF SANCTIONS, NOW LETS PUSH THE ISSUE. WHAT SAY US ALL?

Anonymous said...

Is rocha a pechangen last name