OP: Violations of Pechanga’s Constititution notwithstanding? The General Council (Tribal Members) is the final arbiter and in one of the largest turnouts in tribal history, voted overwhelmingly to STOP ALL DISENROLLMENTS. The General Council voted to ADOPT Council Member Butch Murphy’s family heirs, even though provision in Pechanga’s constitution state ONLY Indians can be enrolled.
OP: Honorable tribal officials enforce procedures and Pechanga laws were not followed. If Mr. Macarro was looking to do the right thing, Pechanga Council Member Andrew Masiel should have recused himself for any appeals process, as his mother, Ruth Masiel and aunt Ihrene Scearse were on the enrollment committee.
OP: ALL findings were thrown out via a VOTE OF THE PECHANGA PEOPLE, who rule in all matters. Additionally, not one member of the enrollment committee was qualified to, and did not write the record of decision. There is no court that would rule that Ruth Masiel was competent to make a decision of this magnitude.
OP: Few lies are as big as this one. NO large family was ever disenrolled. This was political, as Apis descendants are STILL in the tribe. And the Hunter family still lives their original allotment, held IN TRUST by the Federal Government, unlike the Macarro Family, who is a re-purchaser of land. If it had nothing to do with politics, WHY were both disenrollments, totaling 25% of eligible voters, done just prior to Pechanga elections. Why did per capita payments go UP after both disenrollments?