Monday, February 20, 2012

Japanese American Evictions, Our Shameful History Repeats Itself on California Indian Reservations

Yesterday was 70 years since President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law his executive order allowing the eviction and relocation of American citizens of Japanese descent. It's a shameful period in our history.

70 years later, it's Native American who are eviciting people. The San Pascual Tribe is evicting some who they disenrolled. This is 4 years after the Jamul Indian Tribe evicted tribal members who were against a casino going up on their land.

132 years ago, the Pechanga people were forcibly evicted from their land, forced to move where their reservation is currently and the Tribal Council, lead by Mark Macarro are practicing apartheid and segregation on descendents of Original Pechanga people, including those whom Mr. Macarro's people called "aunt". Shameful.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is the Alto family from San Pasqual being evicted? Dint the court case mandate they be returned to full tribal status by Mr. Larry Echohawk of the B.I.A...

smokeybear said...

This is "Black History Month" and they are revisiting some of the same "Shamefull Acts," that they had to "Endure," that are now being "Perpetrated" against "Lineal Decendents" in "Indian Country." These "Criminal and Corrupt Tribal Leaders," with "Obvious" backing of the "Government(Indian Affairs)with their refusing to act responsibly to end "Human And Civil Rights Violations" that is "Destroying the Indian Way Of Life," and allowing these "Casino Indians" to do this, from within, for nothing more then their "In-sash-able Quest For Greed." "Echohawk," you are supposed to be "Indian First," so why are you allowing these "Criminal Tribal Leaders" to erase "History?"..."Why Is This?" You have got to know the difference between "Right and Wrong?" And this is "Wrong" anyway you cut it.

Anonymous said...

O Pechanga...the new codes are so hard to read...the old way was better....sometimes it's hard to figure out what to type.

O Pechanga said...

I have made a change to halt the words to comment. If the spam rate goes up, I will have to put them back up.

I usually make the size of the comment box bigger...

smokeybear said...

We are all "Native American Indians" first and formost. Our "Heritage and Birthright" dictate who we are. We were here in the "Americas" long before the "Thieves" came to take away what was "Ours!" We fought bravely for what was ours, but without the tools to fight off this massive influx of raiders, our fate was sealed. The "Government of Old" was created for the good of all: "All Men Created Equal," except the "Native American Indian!" We were called "Savages, Red Man" and the like, because we tried to keep what was ours: "Our Land," and our self respect. They rounded us up and put us on "Reservations of Worthless Land" so as to give settlers prime land. They gave us "Indian Agents" to keep us at bay and to watch for any possible uprising so they could act decisably against any and all threats. These "Indian Agents" gave us blankets laced with "Small Pox," and starved us in the hopes that we would be unable to "Fight Back!" And nothing has changed. The "White Man is still at "War" with us by taking no action to fix what is "Broken" in "Indian Country!" But the "Perameters" are the same, but now we have to contend with our own people doing the "White Mans" work for them. Since the advent of the "Casino Indian" steps have been taken to "Erase Us,"..."Illegally"... from our repective memberships for nothing more then "Greed and Self Interest." And the "Government(Indian Affairs), with their inability (For reasons that are unclear), to act responsibly in stopping all the "Corrupt and Criminal Acts" of "Human and Civil Rights Violations" that are so "Blatant" throughout "Indian Country." They are allowing these "Criminal Tribal Leaders" to "Erase" true "Lineal Decendents" from "History." There is a "Breaking Point", and we have "Reached It." There are "Consequences" for these "Corrupt and Immoral Acts" that need to be "Addressed."