That's half a BILLION DOLLARS, stolen by corrupt tribal councils and their leaders. They claim disenrollments weren't about the money, but the figures don't lie. That's something the Bureau of Indian Affair buries their heads in the sand to avoid. We first wrote about this story in January: Follow the Money....
From the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians in Temecula CA:
The Hunter Family has lost $1,455,000 per person, in per capita payments alone. We arrived at that figure by taking the last full year of per capita $268,000/12 months and multiplying that loss times 58 months of disenrollment. 95 adults at the time of disenrollment equals: $139,200,000
The Apis Family was disenrolled the year prior in 2005. The per capita was slightly less about $17,000 per month times 62 months of termination: $1,186,000 times 135 adults equals: $217,200,000
Moratorium people NEVER shared in what was rightfully theirs. The per capita went up to $360,000 per year for those remaining after elimination of tribal citizens.
From the Picayune Rancheria in Coarsegold, CA:
In the case of Chukchansi Gold, the casino has been averaging $4 million per month in payments to the Tribe over the past 18 months (as reported to me by a former Tribal Council member).
The tribe disenrolled 625 members who were making $3,200 per month. This equates to $96,000,000 stolen. The word from that reservation is that they wanted to further reduce their population.
Lets add what we have so far:
Pechanga: $359.4 MILION Includes additional $22 Million in Health Insurance. Corrected Insurance due to coverages, some double covered as family. Per capita losses are $200,000 PER DAY.
Picayune: $ 104.0 MILLION Money is from share of dollars casino sends to tribe per person.
Redding: $ 32.3 MILLION Per capita only. Totals being tabulating but includes tribal JOBS lost.
Mooretown: $ 11.4 MILLION
Enterprise: $ 2.4 MILLION No Per Capita. Tribe gets revenue allocation. Losses include housing help.
And the tribal councils will say, it's NOT about the MONEY! But the Truth IS it IS because so many have lost homes, health insurance because their rightful per capita was taken away.