Friday, February 17, 2012

Disenrollments and Banishment Are Nothing Short of TRIBAL TERRORISM

UPDATE:   The Sierra Star News prints the editorial on TRIBAL TERRORISM.  (link fixed) Thank you to Sierra Star for keeping the spotlight on the corruption. has also picked up the editorial. hasn't put it up...wonder why?

The Fresno Bee, North County Times and Sierra Star News have done an excellent job in bringing the shameful acts of disenrollments  and and Tribal Cleansing of members of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, Pala Band and San Pascual to the public.

Chukchansi leaders have forgotten tribal membership is about heritage. It’s the corrupt tribal council of Chukchansi, along with those from the Pechanga tribe of Temecula, and Redding Rancheria that are tossing aside the history of their tribes with a dismissive attitude that should be alarming to the people of California.  Pechanga ran ads for expanding gaming claiming 10,000 years of history; yet quickly shed two large families with more historical ties to the land, proven by the tribe’s own expert, than one of their sitting council members who has NO Pechanga blood.

Corrupt tribal councils are using sovereignty as a weapon to beat the weak and helpless, and terrorize them into submission. Our federal and state governments are happy to stay out of the issue by saying, that membership is a tribal matter. Fair enough, but what about the government’s trust responsibility to Indians, to see that tribal constitutions are followed? Forced evictions, such as what happened at Jamul Indian Village, and those expected at Pala shortly are acts of tribal terrorism that belies the calm peaceful face that Mark Macarro presented in his commercials for expanded gaming. Now, Macarro’s tribe practices apartheid, and recently presented his plan for segregation on the Pechanga reservation.

Good governance requires fair legal frameworks that are enforced impartially. It also requires full protection of human rights. Impartial enforcement of laws requires an independent judiciary and an impartial and incorruptible police force. That simply is not what is happening on tribal reservations.

On reservations across our state tribes are using fear tactics and yes, terrorism to keep members in line for fear of losing their land, homes, per capita shares and health benefits. More critical they also lose their rights to choose a representative government and to vote on issues that pertain to them. Imagine if the Republicans were able to eliminate 25% of the Democratic vote? What if anti-union proponents were able to eliminate 70% of the union votes? Well, that’s just what happened at Pechanga, Redding and Chukchansi.

Currently at Pechanga, the tribal council is threatening allottees with fines, banishment and restricted access to their property. One family is taking it upon themselves to try to force another family who was given an allotment with the creation of the reservation, off their land. They’re using their family members on the council to issue the threatening letter that is published on Original Pechanga’s Blog.

This is not what we voted for when we approved gaming to tribes in our state. This was not what was meant by self-reliance. I urge the readers to stand up for civil and human rights and not patronize casinos that violate them. Bill Cosby stood up and refused to perform at Chukchansi because of these issues. By telling tribes you won’t go to their casinos, you can nudge them into acting justly.

Don’t let the tribes get away with terrorizing their own people into silence. Don’t go to tribal casinos owned by tribes that abuse their people. If they will cheat their own people and violate their OWN Constitution, they will cheat YOU.


Anonymous said...

The lies about family ancestor's and keeping a family from their rightful place in the tribe is terrorism too.

What does it take to get Amy Deutschke moving?

Tosobol family belongs in the tribe. Especially if they can enroll Bobbi Lemere's sisters

Anonymous said...

Great story. Telling it like it is, Tribal Terrorism must stop.

Anonymous said...

Tell it. Are you telling this story to all you know? don't be ashamed to let people know you have been abused. Chukchansi suck!

Anonymous said...

Yes but he performed at he doesn't make any sense either!

Anonymous said...

It makes sense if nobody asked him NOT to. Who wrote him?

Anonymous said...

How about listing and exposing all of the CA tribes that are terrorising
(violating civil & human rights)throughout California.

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
How about listing and exposing all of the CA tribes that are terrorising
(violating civil & human rights)throughout California

This blog has done a "Pretty Thorough Job" of "Calling Out" all the "Treasonious, Greedy, Corrupt, and Criminal Tribes," all with "Casinos'," that have used "Sovereignty" to steal the "Blood Rights Of True Lineal Decendents" of their "Respective Memberships. All this while "Totally Ignoring" their "Constitutions and Bylaws" that are in place to "Protect Them." This blog is "Committed" to "Exposing" any and all "Vicious" Acts".."Perpetrated" by these "Criminals!" O.P.,
obviously, there are those that don't know of, actually, too what extent, and the "Shear" number of "Tribes" that practice "Human ans Civil Rights Violations" against their own "People." You know. With the amount of new "Visitors" to our site, it is very possible that they only see the "Worst Offenders?" It is also "Important, for the B.I.A. to see a list of these "Corrupt and Criminal Tribes," and their "Indisgressions," to witch they have routinely turned a "Blind Eye."

Anonymous said...

It's telling that anonymous's question: How about (YOU) listing...

No thought of: Let ME put together a listing...

It's so much easier not to do any of the lifting ....

How about (YOU) protesting...sorry I can't make it..

And then they wonder why nobody will do anything...

O Pechanga said...

We have stories of many disenrollments in California. The blog has a search function on the upper left, you can find out more.

On many posts, the links will take you to stories of tribes.

If you have something that you feel would make a good post, you can send it to me at

Thanks for the comment. Please keep checking the blog.

Anonymous said...

Tribal terrorism is a term we should be using in our commenting on news stories or in letters to congressman

Anonymous said...

Excellent commentary and good to get more than one tribe mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Tribal terrorism has been used to stifle First Amendment rights. Don't speak your piece, or you'll be kicked out....

Anonymous said...

its all got to do with the BIA they been doing thing for years;they are the corrupted bunch,shit i no of a casino right now that have white people sayn their indian and r not!!they were just told they were related and BIA to this day BELIEVED it blond hair blue eyed natives give me a break!!!BIA sucks!!!!!!!!!!!and they all get a 50,000.00 check every 2 weeks up in northern ca shared between 14 people now that corrupt!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay you gripe you groan. You use your words,but nothing gets done! Words without work are dead. People ban together and do something .

Anonymous said...

The BIA will side with whoever is control of the money... Because *that* is who they are getting their money from.

Investigate the BIA and expose them by uncovering the fake businesses they use to launder their bribery money!

Find out their names, and then google their names and see what they've been up to!

Anonymous said...

Add Berry Creek Rancheria and their so called enrollment committee ran by The Forked Tongue Ramona Brown and her slithering ring if snakes. They are at this present time disenrolling tribal members.

Anonymous said...

The Berry creek rancheria is a joke & needs to be exposed! Greedy white black & Mexican drug abusers. How do you disenroll elders? That tribal council is the most corrupted council out there.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, add Berry creek rancheria to this list!

Anonymous said...

It is so sad that the only thing these committees and tribal councils will be remembered for is how they helped dismantle their own history and legitimacy as a tribe. What is even more disturbing is the amount of people that were a part of a tribe from before federal recognition and worked side by side with members to get federal recognition and now people that know the truth are arguing those same people that put in the work, blood, sweat, and tears do not belong. Are people that ignorant to think that people don't know the actual truth and even more importantly were present when original forms were signed and articles of association were put in place. It is time to stop allowing ignorance to continue and allowing people to lie there way into disenrollment hearings. Make no mistake, those that do not stand up for what is right will be exposed in name for what they allowed to happen by being silent. Your good name is as good as gone forever if you encourage and support termination and relocation of your own people. Stand up people or you are one disenrollment away from losing all your history, heritage, advocates, and legitimacy as a people.

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Anonymous said...

Wake up BCR Tribal members. Romona Brown started the
She took the fields to her enrollment comm. got them out and has now taken the Mullins trying to get them out. Romona brown has taken wagners and heddicks too
And she has the bone and mullen family thinking she on they're side! It's her master plan. She started the disenrollments but she' blames the tribal council. Truth is they've tried to stop her. Now romona brown is running to be tribal council. Wake up bones wagners Hendricks! Romona wants you out. If she is elected all of you collateral s are out!

Anonymous said...

Add the Eastern Band of Cherokees to the list of tribes who are using banishment unfairly and without grounds, then hiding behind "sovereignty."

Anonymous said...

Add Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians located in Corning, CA to the list!!