KEVIN WASHBURN - Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs
“I think the question is, should tribes always be sovereign and self-governing? Or are there times when the United States should trample over their sovereignty and self-governance for some other purpose – the principle of justice or equity or something like that?”
Tribes give up portions of sovereignty all the time, for gambling casinos and building permits. Was Secretary Washburn a supporter of South African sovereignty, or was he a supporter of divestment? South Africa had a SOVEREIGN RIGHT to practice APARTHEID in their country, didn't they? NOW, under his watch, tribes like the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and their "chief" Mark Macarro practice APARTHEID on their reservations.
Washburn stumbled in Senate hearings over the BIAs duty to protect the water rights of allottees. To this day, he has not met with or used emissaries to discuss water rights with Pechanga allottees.
Washburn also has not communicated with San Pasqual descendants in their quest for justice from what Al Sharpton would call "white interlopers" who took over the reservation and is keeping true San Pasqual people from their rightful place.
TEX MCDONALD - Picayune Rancheria of Chukchanski Indians
This criminal led a charge of armed men to invade the Chukchansi casino and the threatened violent act led to the closure of the casino, forcing 1,000 people out of work and onto the unemployment line.
Tex is in 'bad company' and many Chukchanski leaders are also in the HALL of Shame. The PRCI is one of the most egregious of those tribes who have disenrolled their own people.