Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pechanga Chairman Macarro's DC Trip Yields Questions On Tribes Dealings or Lack Thereof With Reservation Allottees From Who the water Rights Flow.



At the recent Indian Affairs Committee meeting. Chairwoman Senator Maria Cantwell asked  Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro and BIA Secretary Kevin Washburn how Pechanga allottees get just and equable allocations in S1219 The Pechanga Water Rights Bill. While the Pechanga Band may have an interest in the water rights issue, that interest flows mainly from claims that it solely represents the Temecula Indians and Temecula Indian allottees in this issue.  This is not true.

Mr. Washburn stated it is a remaining issue and concerns individual allottees. Furthermore he stated these things need to be resolved in order to be supportive.

There has been NO communication  from the BIA to disenrolled Pechanga tribal members nor Temecula Indian Reservation allottees from the Tosobol Family in three years.  That’s when they talked about talking to us.
His mention of smaller allottees fails to account for the nearly 100 acres of reservation land and vineyards owned by Paulina Hunter descendents





Chairman Macarro tried to answer   by saying the settlement shouldn’t affect our rights at all.
The truth is it does affect our rights the bill states you need to be a federal recognized allottee member of Pechanga to be recognized for this bill.
The tribe is inserting language into the new bill that changes the definition of allottees to a tribal member, excluding those of us who actually HAVE an allotment  on the reservation.


Mark furthered stated that the status of former allottees that were that were members is complicated.

What is  complicated is that  if we didn’t meet the criteria for membership set by Pechanga’s constitution and bylaws,  it should be laid out before the Indian Affair Committee and the B.I.A. to show that our allottee status is flawed and we have no right to Pechanga has an allottee.

Chair woman Senator Maria Cantwelt asked has the Dept of interior not funded a water settlement. Mr. Kevin Washburn stated no. Chairwoman Cantwell then asks how was the settlement handled in the past. Mr. Kevin Washburn answered how other tribes had their settlement and the process. But when it came to the concerns of allottees that is part of Pechanga’s water bill he stated the tribe has claims and the allottees has claims they need it all settled at one fell swoop

The B.I.A. recognizes the Hunter family as as allottees via a letter from Regional Supervisor Amy Deutschke. With passage of this bill we will lose our recognition as allottees because of the changes to the definition of allottees.  And the millions of dollars that Pechanga is going to get for selling the water rights will not benefit  allottees that are not members.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sign in front of him is a huge joke.....there is NOTHING honorable about him....he is a proven liar in front of these political leaders like he did with the land the golf course was built over....why do they believe anything he says?...he's a wannabe Indian...got in it late for the money and doesn't want to share...except with his allies....greedy pig.

Anonymous said...

What the fuck did he say, his lips are moving and he's telling a lie.

White Buffalo said...

His Indian name should be "Walking Eagle" because he is so full of shit that he can't get off the ground. It is only obvious that he has no intention of helping the disenrolled allotte's what he his attempting to do is circumvent through the water bill a statute that if you are not recognized as a Pechanga tribal member then your allotment is null and void. It is called adding a rider to a piece of legislation. It happens all the time. Some people notice but that is how compromise works on the hill. It would be helpful to write, fax, and email the committee about such concerns, and how there is no fair unbiased representation coming from the Pechanga tribe, given that it is they who are in-conflict of interest given that it was they who sought and got members disenfranchised.

O Pechanga said...

Chairman Macarro conveniently leaves out what he and Masiels have done to our families, Tosobols, Apis and Hunters.

WE have rights to water on OUR reservation. It's NOT a Pechanga water right, but a Temecula Indian right.

Anonymous said...

I am a Legal Rep, For one of the Hunters.

(1). I argue that if the hunters are entitled to water rights that,

a. They are entitled to use the park which has "Grass" grown by water owned by the Hunters .

B. They also are entitled to drink any water from the reservation "From any location".

c. The Hunters may move freely on the Reservation as " The water does", like a (running spring).

Anonymous said...

Honarable Mark Maccarro! LMFAO what a joke to put that word with his name. He's a holly come lately native! He so white washed trying to play big chief bringing white ideals to the Rez. Natives dont turn their back on each other for personal gain that's an outsiders way of thinking. Since he grew up outside that's how he thinks. I guess the natives that tried to teach him our culture when he was an adult and discovered his heritage didn't make it stick.

Anonymous said...

Mark's not Temecula Indian, that's why there's a 50 year freeze on enrollment.

Stop playing games, call a spade a spade.

Anonymous said...

Even if he isn't, he still is in charge and in control.

Anonymous said...

Its not to late to email a letter of concern to Washburn and Cantwelt. If you have not done it, please take a moment and send one.

Mark Macarro of Pechanga in Washington DC to Steal Water From Temecula Indians
There is an Indian Affairs Senate committee meeting today to discuss and approve the Pechanga Water Rights bill, which will change the way that Allottees are determined.

Please send this follow up letter:


email comments@indian.senate.gov
fax for majority (202) 228-2589
minority (202) 2245429

Anonymous said...

There is no moratorium on enrollment a at pechanga I know several people that have been enrolled in the last few years.

Anonymous said...

When asked the question why did mark answer like a child trying to explain a lie to his parents with lots of "Ums" and kept looking down. Maybe he is bullshitting the congress committe knowing very well what he intends to do with the water in regards to Allotees.

Anonymous said...

Exactly what a lie looks like! Great observation and explanation!

Anonymous said...

When did the tribe vote to lift the moratorium ? Lets see the Memo?

They told Congress and the BIA a few months ago there was a Moratorium.

Anonymous said...

The tribe must vote as a whole to lift the moratorium (Section 1234 blow it out your ass)

The blow it out your ass (Tribe) Mark Macarro -lead blower

Anonymous said...

Bobbi LeMere got her adult sisters into the tribe as a reward for making sure the HUNTERS were disenrolled.

Anonymous said...

"Bobbi LeMere got her adult sisters into the tribe as a reward for making sure the HUNTERS were disenrolled."

This caused an uproar amongst the General Membership, where upon Mark basicly told them to "SHUT UP, andLlive with it".

Anonymous said...

Karma for the distress, he has caused and or allowed will be with him forever. Good luck Mark.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Also, remember Jennie, who said in front of everyone that the disenrollements did not apply to her because her family was adopted?? The constitution does not allow adoptions, those that believe that they have been adopted must know that they are mite-like squatters, who have just had the luck to have taken over illegally...for now. The right spray some day will come to correct the infestation.
September 23, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Tick Tock, Tick Tock
Mark time is comming soon. So glad you keep helping the wrongs become right!

Anonymous said...

Adopted people have more rights than Alotted People? Indian way?

Anonymous said...

the only one adopted is the Murphy's the others lied and forged their native and allottee status.

Anonymous said...

ok, liars and adopted people have more rights? Indian way?

Anonymous said...

adopted people and liars getting settlement about water, alotted Indians have no assistance with their rights?

Please help!

Anonymous said...

Macaro reminds me of Justin Beiber.

Anonymous said...

Pechanga Water Committee, (including convicted felon Raymond Basquez Jr.) are raising the water bill of "Former Member Allottees" as soon as this Water Bill is passed through congress. Macarro has secretly put the payment increase on hold till it's a done deal. All Former Member Allottees will than have their water turned off or pay a heffty fine to continue to have water. There is Evil in the works behind the scenes of Mark Macarros desk. Just like when he went against the Tribes Vote to stop disenrollment!

Anonymous said...

I have read many comments on this blog. There is a lot of name calling and finger pointing. What is the truth? I also belong to a tribe where there is a lot of things going on but we can never prove what we know is true. To me it seems when people who have never had power let it go to their heads when they get in elected office. There are so many professional tribal in my tribe (those who are well educated and hold very good jobs) but we always end up with a tribal council that couldn't hold any type of real job. Some have IQ's lower than ticks! Tribes will always have problems because they vote $$$$ instead of what is best to the whole tribe. This is not the Indian Way Of the Ancestors. No good will come of anything when it is put together wrong.

Anonymous said...

I KNOW FOR A FACT A CHILD THAT WAS ENROLLED ALMOST 4 YEARS AGO AND AN OLDER GIRL WHO WAS ENROLLED EARLIER THIS YEAR. IF THERE IS A MORATORIUM IT DOES 'T APPLY TO EVERYONE.

White Buffalo said...

To Anonymous of, "September 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM"

it is true what you say. We Apis have attempted to have our grievances heard that include the illegal actions and broken tribal conational by-laws during our disenrollment process heard in court, yet the tribe fought use and was successful in keeping us out of court. We went all the way to the Supreme Court just to be denied a hearing. The ting about tribal councils that have as much brains as a bag of rocks is that they have street smarts and know that a lawyer(s) who have no ethical standards will do the bidding of the corrupt for a nominal fee. It is also unfortunate that the remaining tribal members do not speak up for several reasons. I think you know those reasons as well as anyone.

To Anonymous of, "September 26, 2013 at 5:22 PM"

I believe what you say is true, for I heard the rumors and it appears that the enrollment number has gone up over the last couple of years. Until there is an independent body that monitors the constitutional practices of the tribe they will get away with the things they do. A tribal court would be one such method as long as it was not appointed by the tribes and was independent of the tribes. It is sad that this type of tribe will not be considered and even fought ageist by tribes like Pechanga. Many tribal communities back east who are not corrupt and put their people first have such courts and are productive where all of the members have an opportunity to work and go to school and do not fear disenrollment if they speak out in disagreement with their tribal council.

Burn sage with your prayers and work for unity among the disenrolled for our fight is the same and our heritage is at risk of being lost the short sighted greedy and power hungry casino Indians.

This last statement only applies to those tribes who have willfully hurt their people and their culture in the pursuit of wealth and power. Again there are tribes who do the right thing with the earnings from their casinos and economic enterprises.

Anonymous said...

Of course change not the moratorium does not apply to the family's that are taken over Pechanga it only apply to true Temecula allottee Indians.

Anonymous said...

children of currently enrolled Tribal Members have never been on the moratorium list, it is adults who were put on the everlasting moratorium.

Anonymous said...

Petra Tosobol descendents deserve to be in the tribe. That's why John and Olivia went to bat for your family.

Anonymous said...

At least Cantwell asked the right questions on allottee's to both Macarro and Washburn...

Anonymous said...

It's pretty hard to prove that a tribal council is doing dirty ! My leader has planned and schemed for many years to get to the point of complete control. General council is controlled by the leader and puppets are on tribal council. Vote them out,Ha ! Our Leader has complete control of every aspect of our tribe. Like I say ,this was a plan that was put in motion many years ago. Fellow Native brothers and sisters, our only hope is that those who wrong us will be brought to justice one way or another. They will slip up sooner or later and the noose will tighten !!! Right is right and wrong is WRONG.

Anonymous said...

To sept.26,12:58 am. You are right,he is like justin beiber.A little bitch in a boys body.

Anonymous said...

The BIA SHOULD BE MEETING WITH ALLOTTEES.

Anonymous said...

so current council is saying that the federal government and their tribal elders and ancestors are wrong and they "tribal council" are right. They are correcting the government and their ancestors.

Anonymous said...

MACARRO NEEDS TO BE INVESTAGATED ! I PERSONALLY CALLED THE FBI IN REGARDS TO DRUG MAKING IN THE HOUSE THAT HIS OWN KIDS GREW UP IN, NOW HE HAS THE NERVE TO TALK ABOUT A WATER ISSUE. LET HIM ANSWER IN WASHINGTON,DC REGARDING THE CHEMICALS BEING DUMPED INTO THE GROUND FROM THAT HOUSE. PECHANGA RESIDENTS NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH, AND YES, MIRANDA FAMILY AND RAYMOND BASQUEZ SENIOR AND JR ARE INVOLVED ALSO. I STAND ALSO AS AN ALLOTEE AND PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER IN PECHANGA. PEOPLES LIVES HAVE BEEN LITERALLY DESTROYED. HEALTH ISSUES ARAISING(CANCER), MURDER (YOU CANNOT THINK IN THE PROPER MANNER, SO CALLED RANGERS ARE THERE TO PROTECT MACARRO AND HIS ILLEAGAL ACTIVITIES),VIOLATION UPON
VIOVATION. WE ARE JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE, BUT WITH OUR BELIEF IN GOD HIS ILL DOINGS WILL REVEALED. HE ALREADY LOOKS LIKE A LEPRACAUN. HE BRINGS SUCH SHAME TO US, NATIVE AMERICANS SHOULD BE GOING FORWARD NOT BACKWARDS!!!

Anonymous said...

IN GODS TIMELY MANNER, WE ALL NEED TO BAN TOGETHER AND PRESENT OUR CASES IN WASHINGTON. I AM NATIVE AMERICAN AND WAS THREATED BY PECHANGA COUNCIL. THEY DID CARRY OUT THIER THREAT, THIS MAKES IT A CRIME! I WAS LANDLOCKED, PREVENTING ME FROM SEEING MY OUTSIDE DOCTORS. AND NOW, IAM EXCLUDED FROM MY HOME. I CANNOT EVEN GET ANY OF MY BELONGINGS! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE (I ALSO HAVE DOCUMENTATION) ,THAT HAS TO BE PRESENTED. PLEASE HELP AND ALSO CONTACT OUR SENATOR, DIANNE FEINSTIEN. TREATIES ARE BEING BROKEN BY MARK MACARRO AND COUNCIL MEMBERS. WHILE THIS CORRUPTION GOES ON, RAYMOND BASQUEZ JR., HAS THE GOVERNMENT CENTER AT HIS DISPOSAL AND THEN BURNS THE PROTECTED OAK TREES AT NIGHT WHILE MAKING METH AMPHATIME. PLEASE LISTEN AND HELP NATIVE AMERICANS. OUR RIGHT TO INDIAN HEALTH INC.,SERVICES WERE TAKEN ALSO!!!

Anonymous said...

S.C. Edison trucks been all over that property you're excluded from reacently- hooking up people's electricity. Thought you might want to know.

We all are where we are because of our own actions. Say hello to your husband for us if yo get to see him.

Anonymous said...

I forgive each and everyone...maybe then can we heal as a family! We are a Native people no matter what anyone may take from us. My Mother dedicated that property to Jesus Christ, having said this, if they think they can come against Our Lord...let's just sit back and wait, he has all the time, we respectfully DO NOT!!!