Monday, April 21, 2014

Madera County Gets Blood Money From Chukchansi Tribe, Abusers of Civil and Human Rights

Civil Rights abusing tribe, the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, looks to shore up its weak public image by dispersing almost $1 MILLION dollars that they had delayed giving out earlier this year as groups fighting over leadership kept finanicial matters is flux. 

About 30 nonprofit groups are getting checks nearly $1 million from the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians under the tribe's agreement with Madera County.
The grants were held up earlier this year by ongoing legal wrangling between two tribal factions, but the money was distributed last week, officials with the Coarsegold-based group said.
This year's recipients include schools, animal welfare agencies, tribal organizations, churches and veterans groups.
Under a contract with the county, the tribe is obligated to donate $1 million annually to local groups.
Since the opening of Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, "Our tribe is proud to have provided millions of dollars in help to deserving organizations all across Madera County," Tex McDonald, chairman of the Coarsegold-based group, said in a prepared statement. "We know what this year's nearly $1 million in grants will mean to the recipients. We look forward to working with the county to ensure that this program continues to benefit the residents of Madera County




Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/18/3884519/chukchansi-tribe-hands-out-checks.html#storylink=cpy
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