Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mark Macarro Sets Up STRAWMAN in Television Interview on Pechanga Disenrollment


By exaggerating, misrepresenting or just fabricating someone's argument, as Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro does here, in his interview with KNBC's Colleen Williams. It is much easier to present his position as being reasonable

Here in a discussion of Paulina Hunter descendants, he tries to shift the discussion from a family with ties to the reservation, by blood, since its inception, to the casino.  The majority of Hunters have a lower enrollment number than Macarro himself.  Watch




Hear is the response to that:




Total B.S. as it applies to Hunters. Paulina Hunter, whose ties to the reservation were cemented by testimony of fellow Pechanga people, who KNEW PAULINA HUNTER in the 19th century, disprove this strawman argument.  Hunters have lives on the reaervation for decades before Macarro was born.

What Macarro doesn't say, is that there are NON Pechanga blood on his own tribal council, right Butch Murphy?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Truth is crystal clear. The Clans were always here. Did everyone visit? Some did, some did not. Decades went by from the creation of the reservation in 1890 and then the creation of enrollment requested by the BIA for Federal recognition again in 1973 approached about 13yrs. before the casino revolution. The discussion of who was and wasn't recognized went on for a couple of years. Then Open enrollment 1975-1977 and yearly after that happened, not everyone met the requirements. Once that issue was resolved custom and tradition brought forward the adoption of a clan who did not meet the requirements. That clan was adopted by the band. Then ICRA and the casino was built. Then after 8 successful years the arguing of who is and isn't recognized started again. Letters went out to not worry, this will be handled within. Here we are today not following custom and tradition, or honoring the reservations creation and ALL members. Disrespecting recorded oral history, and trying to justify fractional clan take over of sacred land custom and tradition. Our Ancestors were shuffled around by outsiders, then the greedy actions generated the same characters within the band. Our Elders rights were not honored by the elected officials, and custom and tradition was swept away. NOONE IS MORE PECHANGFA THAN ANYONE ELSE.

O Pechanga said...

Why would someone LIE about Paulina Hunter in 1915? Because they knew there would be a CASINO in 80 years? Why would some WHITE person (as they claim) take a wagon to be counted on a Census from Los Angeles...a long day trip.?

We KNOW why Macarro would LIE now, for money and POWER. So he could wet his beak with tribal money, give his WIFE MILLIONS through her company and let his brother have Carte Blanche....oh wait, I meant Black Amex Card to use freely...

Anonymous said...

If Macarro has such an opposition to the "white man" why are people like Butch Murphy in the tribe with not one drop of Pechanga blood in him. Oh I know he accepted the Indian way...well if that is the case sign me up. But we know the real reason he is still there is he is among the host of Macarro puppets. Wouldn't it be nice if they got a taste of their own medicine?

Daniel Mendoza said...

While I admittedly do not know a whole lot about the specific Pechanga issue, I do know the jist of it. That being said Macarro states that since the casino opened people have been flocking to become part of the band, while that may be true I know speaking from my experiences my grandfather Manuel Rios Sr. was trying to get enrolled with the band for as long as I can remember even in my early childhood years. So while this may hold true for some it most certainly does not hold true for all. Even with that being said it is still people's birth right as per the tribal constitution itself to be part of the tribe if you have lineage to the tribe.

Macarro is full of himself and contradicts what he is saying though. If he was all for "preserving tribal culture" like he claims why then did his council decide to disenroll families who have been part of the tribe for generations? The answer is simple it is sheer greed. It's not even just Pechanga tribes all over are doing to funnel more money into the hands of the few "elites" they feel are worthy.

Eight ball corner pocket said...

No, like the article say's several adopted people ( not temecula Indian) are on the council and refuse to enroll real blood.

It's quite simple ,they have taken over the tribe. ( by fraud )

Tell it like it is (please).

Anonymous said...

It's good to keep exposing more people to the corruption that has been bred at Pechanga.

Keep doing what you're doing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Daniel I know what you posted is Truth for when I married into Rios clan 1982 Your Grandfather shared his Heritage of his lusieno tribe and was trying to speak to tribal council and reclaim his land and birthright I have made a commitment to help his wishes be fulfilled all these years as I told him I would fight if you can help with your cousins, brother and many other family members get up to the challenge your grandfather's wishes can be fulfilled along with the younger generation of our family we need WARRIOR S NOW things are changing for the better keep posting and tweeting sharing with family POLYSQWALIS SAYS

Anonymous said...

THE INTERNAL MATTER…
Who is Pechanga/Temecula and who’s not has been a verbal battle for over four decades. Starting in the late 60’s early 70’s meaning this in nothing new and has yet to find resolution.

The currently dis-enrolled are a byproduct of listening/believing hearsay instead of examining all evidence and excluding lies being told. The base enrollment of 1978 was meant to weed out and strengthen Pechanga Membership based on requirement’s not everyone claiming have lineal decent could link themselves.

Now fast forwarding to 2015 the trouble seeking member that have not had allotments passed down and were excluded from the base enrollment of 1978 have manipulated the system to exclude rightful allotment descendants and other who can show links to original Pechanga/Temecula aboriginal. This faction is the minority who use bullies tactic and threat filled misinformation to intimidate the majority of Pechanga/Temecula membership be it allotted or not with banishment/disenrollment/bodily injury/favors and such to maintain status quo.

To bring this unilateral plight to and end and correct mistakes the best solution would be for, the meek majority, currently enrolled membership to aligned and put into action resolutions and change tribal law to include the will of the people back to the date the membership made disenrollment illegal.

Next would be to hold accountable the minority of elected officials who manipulated the outcome of the will of the General Membership through sanctions and restitution to be determined however appropriated to the involvement and actions of their office.

COURTS HAVE AFFIRMED THEY HAVE NO JURISTICION OVER ENROLLMENT MATTER. THEY HAVE STATED THESE ACTION NO MATTER HOW EVEL OR CORRUPT THE COURT IS NOT THE PROPER FORUM TO CORRECT SUCH INJUSTICE. THESE MATERS ARE AN INTERNAL PROBLE TO BE RESOLVED WITHIN THE SOVERTY OF THE TRIBE.

I would speculate that once the issue is resolved internally. The court would be the place for criminal prosecution. Yet if member can go unaccountable to the theft of $50million and the illegal purchase and sales of gaming devices. The theft of $700million in precipitate distribution because of illegal dis-enrolment could also go unpunished behind the curtain of sovereignty.

pechangaredbrother

Anonymous said...

Mark you came out when there was talk of a casino?

Anonymous said...

The Bad Actors. liars can face the TRUTH and honor ALL or they can continue down the road with lies and misinformation and be caught in life's game and broadcasted out as they are, BAD Actors, Liars Club faction. The truth is easy to find, so are the lies and misinformation. What is your roll in the story book?

Anonymous said...

LOL.... my cousin Vinny...

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