The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and it's portly Chairman Mark Macarro suffered a loss in their water bill written by their chief lobbyist/spouse Holly.....Macarro? WTF?!? So Mark gets his per capita, paycheck and then he pays his WIFE to lobby? Suhweet...double dippers are for PIKERS when it's a triple...but I digress.....
Their desired change, which would change the definition of reservation allottee to TRIBAL MEMBERS ONLY, was stricken from the bill. Could it be because they would have had to put the allottee descendants BACK into the tribe for that to work out? Or, maybe they thought we descendants would roll over and play dead. NOPE, ain't gonna happen. We will work to make sure it doesn't pass the HOUSE.
http://www.originalpechanga.com/2013/10/the-washington-dc-shooting-we-were.html has the story of our visit to Washington DC and Capitol Hill. Shining a spotlight on the corruption there seems to have the desired affect.
Next up: Having the BIA or Department of Interior negotiate OUR rights to ANY water that flows on the reservation.
Did you KNOW that Chairman Macarro lives on land that's PURCHASED? His family allotment was SOLD for taxes decades ago. WE HUNTERS have had ours for 119 years..
Check out originalpechanga.com for more on the corruption from your neighbor next door.