Monday, March 18, 2013

NIGA Announces Victor Rocha, Pechanga.nets Bad News Censoring Editor and Cousin to Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro Which Practices Apartheid on Their Reservation as Keynote Speaker.


Hey, what's a little discrimination and theft of per capita amongst friends right?  In this press release, the Nation Indian Gaming Association announces that Victor Rocha will be their keynote speaker.  Rocha is cousin to Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, who is notorious in CA for stripping 25% of the tribe of their rightful place.  In Rocha's website, you won't read the bad news stories and they are conveniently censored or buried.   Example:  Did you read about the tribe's previous chairperson, Jennie Miranda being disenfranchised for stealing from the tribe, or her son?  



Read more on Victor Rocha
On burying the bad news at Pechanga


PRESS RELEASE

The Emerging Leaders of GamingTM is pleased to announce that Victor Rocha - creator, owner and editor of Pechanga.net - will serve as the keynote speaker at its members-only event to be held at the upcoming National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) conference in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 26th.

The mission of Emerging Leaders is to provide exclusive networking opportunities for up-and-coming peers on the same fast-track to success within the gaming industry. The typical Emerging Leader is a young professional (under 40) that appears destined to fill tomorrow's senior-level and C-suite management positions. Membership in Emerging Leaders of GamingTM is by invitation or recommendation only, and is required to attend all Emerging Leaders conference-based networking events.

All Emerging Leaders of GamingTM events engage a prominent and proven industry veteran to address the young professionals, and Victor Rocha has unquestionably exemplified the ethos of an Emerging Leader.  Rocha has been integral to Indian gaming for over 14 years, and his website, Pechanga.net, has been a leading source of Indian and gaming news on the Internet for more than a decade.  Rocha has received industry accolades and numerous awards for his work, including the National Indian Gaming Association's 2002 Outstanding Contribution to Indian Country, VCAT's 2001 Catalyst Award, and recognition as one of Global Gaming Business Magazine's "40 Under 40."  Rocha will address the Emerging Leaders of GamingTM group to share his experience in starting and operating the Pechanga.net website, where his involvements, work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit have taken him, and the impact that his efforts and website have had on both tribal and commercial gaming.

To recommend a candidate for membership to Emerging Leaders of GamingTM, or to inquire about attending the limited capacity cocktail event featuring Victor Rocha at NIGA, please fill out the online nomination form at http://theinnovationgroup.com/leaders_form.aspor send an inquiry to leaders@theinnovationgroup.com.


OP:  It's Victor's website and he can run it the way he wants.  But it's also good to shine a spotlight so people know what is going on.   NIGA turns a blind eye to the problems casino tribes have caused for Indians in CA.


5 comments:

'aamokat said...

We haven't forgotten what Victor Rocha wrote to two Indian women from other tribes who were critical of Pechanga's disenrollment of long time tribal citizens in good standing. Rocha told them, "shut the f*ck up! and go f*ck yourself!"

Real class act, huh?

Anonymous said...

A good example of the type of person the VAWA was created for.

White Buffalo said...

Even Indians can have a “Good OL Boys” network. Given that the NIGA is all about the casino industry and profit maximization. It is evident that the new Indian culture is one of individualism and capitalism. A once proud people who once embraced community and family is in direct opposition to this new mindset of profit, and political power. Like the US government the NIGA and tribes who are members can now be considered to be a plutocracy where cronyism is developing and spreading. In this model the rich will get richer, and those who are still part of this system will lose even more than what they have already lost like the right to oppose entrenched tribal governments.

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

'aamokat said...

"We haven't forgotten what Victor Rocha wrote to two Indian women from other tribes who were critical of Pechanga's disenrollment of long time tribal citizens in good standing. Rocha told them, "shut the f*ck up! and go f*ck yourself!"

hmmm...that letter written by victor rocha was certainly the first thing that came to my mind with the mention of his name...

perhaps he'll read it to the niga audience participants as a way to communicate positively with the media....

that's about as funny as marc macarro himself presenting at the ncai convention workshop in sacramento in october 2006, in how to positively interact with the media...

OR macarro being a delegate at the democratic convention...

LAUGHABLE...and SICK!!!!

Anonymous said...

VR does not match up to this statement concerning his character: "Victor Rocha has unquestionably exemplified the ethos of an Emerging Leader." His general rudeness, contempt, and social hostility toward others, even Pechanga tribal members, disqualifies him as an upright person. His ongoing project, his brainpower, and his success in other endeavors cannot substitute for his lack of good character.