Saturday, October 15, 2016

TOP TEN INDIAN CASINOS To AVOID Like the PLAGUE: IF they will CHEAT Their OWN People, WHY NOT Their Customers

These Ten Casinos are some we chose to STAY AWAY from and NOT spend your entertainment dollars there.   They are in NO particular order, except for Pechanga..well, because they are MY TRIBE and they cheated MY family and dishonored MY ancestors.

There is much more detail at each of the links, please click through

The comments are OPEN...if you have OTHER candidates for avoidance, and them there.

PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO:  Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians CA

In 2004, 130+ adult members and their immediate families were disenrolled from the Pechanga Band. The members were all descendants of Chief Pablo Apish, a historically significant leader of the Pechanga/Temecula people. None of the members were allowed to participate in the 2004 tribal elections as a result of their disenrollment.

An additional extended family of approximately 100 adults was disenrolled in March 2006 when tribal officials determined that the ancestor from whom they are lineally descended from was not an Original Pechanga/Temecula person. This determination was made despite the fact that a report prepared by a well known anthropologist hired by the Band's Enrollment Committee concluded she was a Pechanga/Temecula person. 

The most recent disenrollment of 100+ adults and children was especially egregious as the General Membership, the Tribe's governing body, had previously passed a law which (1) repealed the Tribe's disenrollment procedures and (2) made it illegal for the Enrollment Committee to disenroll members.
There is ALSO a moratorium on membership, which also keeps Chairman Mark Macarro's OWN COUSIN out as well as family of other members...equal opportunity OFFENDER?

Northwood Casino - Nooksack Tribal Nation WA

This tribe has been working for YEARS to disenroll a family that has been proven to belong.  306 people are suffering at the hand of a tribal chairman, Bob Kelly, who was adopted into the tribe!   Jobs lost, benefits stolen, families' abused and they change the rules in midstream, even to the point of denying children.  They might force you to hit a 17 at the casino?

Turning Stone Resort Casino  - Oneida Nation, NY

Ray Halbritter has gained fame with the anti Redskins mascot issue, but has clearly not been known for stripping his aunt Maisie Shenandoah  and three dozen tribal members “of their voice” in Nation affairs — meaning they were not eligible for Nation programs and services.  To prove it...he simply BULLDOZED his own family's HOMES...

PALA RESORT & CASINO:   Pala Band of Luiseno Indians  CA

Corrupt leader Robert Smith has terminated the citizenship of 154 tribal members, threatened numerous others with a similar fate.  The General Council has no access to the business records.  Evictions, stripping of rights, Elder Abuse, Child name it...

RED HAWK CASINO:Shingle Springs Rancheria CA

On January 7, 2014, the Cook Family received the devastating news they were being suspended as members of the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians recommended by the Enrollment Committee and enacted by the Tribal Council.  A total of 138 family members were being questioned of their lineal heritage to their ancestors who were named on a BIA Census.  On March 7, 2014 the Cook Family were disenrolled from the Tribe and stripped of their rights and citizenship

CHUKCHANSI GOLD CASINO:  Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians CA

Despite providing strong federal government documentation to support their Chukchansi heritage, in June 1999, tribal officials removed 170 tribal members from the tribal rolls claiming they could not establish themselves as Chukchansi Indians.  Subsequently have removed over 600 tribal members.

WIN RIVER CASINO:   Redding Rancheria CA

In January 2004 Tribal officials allege family elder Bob Foreman's mother was not the daughter of his grandmother. Tribal officials produced no evidence to dispute the maternal lineage and the family produced reams of evidence to support the mother-daughter link including DNA analysis after being forced to exhume bodies.

VALLEY VIEW CASINO:  San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Indians CA

Run by NON San Pasqual blood, this tribe has worked to both DISENROLL members, and KEEP approximately 125 TRUE San Pasqual descendants OUT OF THE TRIBE.  Tip:  Iron Eyes Cody, played an Indian, but he was NOT.  Many of the San San Pasqual, but they are NOT.

RED FOX CASINO: Laytonville Rancheria CA

26 adults and unknown number of children were stripped of citizenship
In 1995 the Sloan/Hecker family was disenrolled when tribal officials intentionally misinterpreted a congressional act called the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act. The reason for doing this was to punish the family as some of their members had reported to the FBI that an investor had misappropriated casino funds.

TABLE MOUNTAIN CASINO: Table Mountain Rancheria CA

Tribal officials arbitrarily pick and choose who is enrolled in the tribe. Many who are qualified for enrollment in accordance with a Federal Court ruling have been denied tribal citizenship. Table Mountain has a successful casino that pays it 75 tribal members approximately $500,000 dollars annually while their cousins, who are also eligible for enrollment, live in poverty.

Dare we Use the Word?


Fire walker said...

Please add the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to this list. Soaring Eagle and Saganing Casino. Oct. 5, 2016 dis-enrolled 65 historic members of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. Members who lineal trace to Chiefs that signed the 1855 and 1864 treaties for the reservation land in Isabella County, Mt. Pleasant MI. Hundreds more up for dis-enrollment.

KickapooCandy said...

My heart goes out to those who are disenrolled. How tragic! Can someone explain to me how the Casino profits sharing with Tribal members works? Is each case different? My own Tribe has 3 Casinos in OK and our enrolled members don't get squat from proceeds. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

I would say Hopland Shokawah casino, but they are closing down because of their own bad management. Hence crunching numbers with disenrolling members to recalibrate children's trust funds.

nickey said...

There we are, on the list. Why can't our leaders see that we're our own enemy. We're destroying ourselves from within. I think it's called STUPIDITY!

Anonymous said...

IF YOU were really wouldn't post anti tribe shit like this..

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

How would you describe eliminating members in order to deprive them of their rightful share tribal revenue? I hope you realize that is what is happening with these disenrollments and if their leaders were really tribal they would be protecting and promoting the interests of the tribe rather than destroying Indians in their pursuit of power and wealth.

I say that exposing the injustice is honorable, and fighting the corruption is heroic. The actions that are anti-tribal are the actions that harm the tribe. Making the tribe smaller by disenrolling members harms the tribe in many ways. It creates division and invites dissent. It removes reservation Indians from the jurisdiction of tribal law. It compromises tribal control over allotted land. It shows that there are tribes that are greedy and corrupt and willing to harm their own people for a buck.

Tribes need to own up to their oaths to uphold the law, observe the ICRA, and work for the betterment of the people. That is the best way to honor our ancestors.

h. caufield said...

Indian gaming is like the wild wild west, uncontrolled.

Anonymous said...

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians Shokawah Casino tribe has disenrolled 74+ tribal members due to hate, vendetta and revenger and anger. There was no reasoning as this disenrolled family is one of the five original families from Hopland reservation backed up to 1800's. The Tribal Council is corrupt and disfunctional and has no tribal history knowledge. This was done out of their own personal issues.

White Buffalo said...

Pechanga refuses to see the wrong in their actions. By now they have learned to rationalize what they did as beneficial to the tribe. It is sad that some believe the lie and refuse to see the truth. If you are not aware the Bible speaks of the end times where this business about believing lies and truth was predicted.

Anonymous said...

Tribes are sovereign and can do what they please...

Icitall said...

No tribe is sovereign when they take money from the Federal government for their infrastructure and health care.

Woke Beast said...

Limited sovereignty when they bargain it off to get into state compacts for their casinos.

Anonymous said...

Termination of sovereignty should apply to corrupt Tribes.

Anonymous said...

No the Saginaw chippewa tribe shouldn't, it wasn't just up to our leaders but to our members too, because of members who wasn't meant to be on the rolls in the first place is the reason why many other tribal people can't be enrolled, most of those members where part of another tribe before enrolling or family came from another area, my daughter is just now being enrolled because they have room for members who couldn't get enrolled before, the members that got disenrolled took advantage of the fact that our tribe allows you to become a member if you are over 25% native even if you maybe only 1 percent sag chip. It is sad but the members that have lived all there life on the rez and who's ancestors who lived her on the rez and didn't run from the boarding school Era and stuck around here and continue to stick around should be first, not people who only came back here after gaming revenue was being pasted out.

H Caulfield said...

Shingle Springs recently took their entire tribe to Hawaii, someone should have placed an explosive device on one of the planes in order to further thin out the tribe. Fewer members, more money right, that's how it works?