Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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was especially egregious as the General Membership, the Tribe's governing body, had previously passed a law which (1) repealed the Tribe's disenrollment procedures and (2) made it illegal for the Enrollment Committee to disenroll members.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?

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 Pasqual....play San Pasqual, but they are NOT.

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 Abuse...you name it...
Dare we Use the Word?

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.


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.


37 comments:

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 tribal...you 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?

Anonymous said...

Kickapoo candy, yes most gaming tribes disperse casino revenue in the form of per capita monthly payouts. Basically a welfare system that keeps members dependent. Is is supposed to be to better the tribe but have you ever seen a system that throws money at people, better them? As I understand Oklahoma doesn't give individuals paychecks, the money is used for government infrastructure. Since they also do not reservations.

Anonymous anti-tribe shit. Disenrollment is anti-tribal, it's anti-sovereign. when you devote your life to harming other natives, going against the will of the membership, dis-honoring the ancestors. That is anti-tribe shit.

Anonymous said...

The sad Truth is Karma. Self Realization is what Karma is all about. A new Congress majority, Senate majority and President will face the Truth. Will corrupt Indians asking for Sovereign rights to be upheld, even after they have stripped others of their rights. Bands can face the truth and accept ALL members, or they can live with their choices and see what actions they face by others. Our people have faced corruption from outsiders since they arrived here, now our people are also being terminated within some bands. Karma will always appear, always! ALL MEMBERS HAVE RIGHTS, not just the ones who think it's ok to strip others.

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Anonymous said...

This should include Morongo - they're selling desert water to Nestle Corporation.

Anonymous said...

I think that Pala is the worst of all of them.
Their Chairman, Mr. Robert Smith and their Treasure,Theresa Nieto have managed to convince the outsiders that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
They buy their way into different committees and boards to sit on by donating a lot of the Bands money with no checks and balances of any kind and this is wrong in so many ways.
Especially without the consent of all the Tribal Members the way it used to be.
I heard rumors of the Feds investigating these two people for tax issues and other money problems and I pray that these rumors are true.
I for one truly believe that they are taking more than their share of the profits from every investment that the Band has.
This will all come out soon and no matter what the members need to stay strong and do not back down from any punishment that they so deserve.
They need to sit in Federal Prison for a long time and think what have done to the Native People that they were suppose to help and protect.
Instead of them doing the right thing they have chosen to lie and steal from their own people and need to be punished in one way or another.
As an outsider I can see what is going on in Pala, it's not hard to figure out.

Anonymous said...

Sorry,I forgot to mention also that my husband and I used to attend the Mission there in Pala for many years until we found out that Mrs. Nieto also worked at the Mission and helped out sometimes during the services.
This was a blow below the belt for us.
So we have found another Church to attend.I and my husband could not support a Mission that allows someone like Mrs. Nieto who lies and cheats her own people like she does to be in there like she is a Holy
woman when she is not even close.

Anonymous said...

I agree, the church should not let Theresa serve Communion. There she is handling the Body of Christ with major sins on her soul and everyone knows but the Priest, I guess. She can't hide from God. By doing what she is doing she is only making it worse for herself.

Anonymous said...

Taking the body of Christ from the hand of the DEVIL.
Better use some chap stick so your lips won't burn to bad.
NOTHING WORSE THAN A FAKE BITCH TRYING TO BUY HER WAY INTO HEAVEN.
She just doesn't understand how God works, she only understands the
evil devil him self.

Anonymous said...

When is Robert Smiths funeral?
Real soon I hope, and the only reason that I would attend the Funeral
of such a sick low life little fucken corrupt German Dicktaker like him is to make sure that it is really him in the casket and not some fake that he had killed and placed in there.
Now we can wipe away all fears in stead of tears.
Hope they bury him deep somewhere in the Gregory Canyon because we are trying to keep our Cupa Cemetery clean of dirty shit.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:03 PM
That's funny as shit but I do agree with you 199%.
He does not deserve to be Buried in the Cupeno Cemetery, all he has done is disrespect our Ancestors and we don't need to show any disrespect by having him Buried in our Cemetery when he does die.

Anonymous said...

I think that everyone that feels that way about Theresa Nieto should let the Mission know about it and see if the Priest will do the right thing by having her not be connected to the Church until see comes clean and stop all the lies and the BS that she is a major part of in Pala.
Send them a letter and state your concerns.
You do not have to state your name or any other form of ID.
If that does not get any attention then send a letter to the San Diego
Bishops office that over sees the mission at Pala.
My family and a few others have done so already, in fact we sent a letter to both places.

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea 4:40, we are writing a letter to both parties tonight and will mail them tomorrow.
I have noticed that fewer people are attending Mass on Sunday.
I wonder if she (Nieto)working there has any thing to do with that.
If it doesn't it should.
I can not believe that the Priest has not taken steps to correct this problem before now.
I am sure that he knows or has herd the rumors before.
He needs to act on this issue ASAP.
That is just not right for the Indian people living on the Reservation
to have to put up with this.

Anonymous said...

Could someone put the info on who and where to send the letters? I will write some too and send them out. If the Priest knows, it is probably because she gives money to the church and maybe she controls the Priest in a way, but if enough people write to him and his superior, they might at least look into it. It would be a mortal sin on his soul to give her Holy Communion or to let her give it out, once he knows the truth.

Anonymous said...

Why dosent anyone talk about what happened at the conference at az,feb.9th.and 10th.how did it go.

Anonymous said...

@ 8:17 AM
The mailing address for Pala Mission is-Mission San Antonio De Pala
PO BOX 70
Pala Ca. 92059

For the San Diego Address it Is== Diocesan Pastoral Center
PO Box 85728
San Diego, CA. 92186-5728

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Great idea to write these letters.
Maybe this will get her out of the mission then we can work on getting her out of the EC by doing the same thing.
Then, oh well maybe out of Pala for good, because she doesn't belong on the Reservation, at least not Pala.
Don't be afraid to write them you don't need to ID yourself.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info on Nieto we are sending letters out today as soon as we get more stamps at the post office.
If this works then we should get the addresses of all the boards that the EC sits on and do the same thing, including school boards, County Government Boards, Fire dept. Boards, Education Boards and any other places where the EC Members are representing the Band and making decisions on behalf of the band it self.

Anonymous said...

So far there have been over 130 letters received from angry Church goers of Mission in Pala.
More are expected to be received soon according to someone close to the Mission staff in San Diego Diocesan office.
Keep up the pressure and it will get attention.

Anonymous said...

I had a visit with the Priest in Pala this morning and found out that they are trying to find a to resolve the issue of T. Nieto.
They seam very disturbed by what is going on in Pala.
I told the Priest that the way to resolve the issue and restore the faith that the people had in the Mission is to let Nieto go until she come clean about her wrong doings.
And also it is not right for the Mission to grant her the special duty of serving the body of OUR LORD to the public during Mass and the Priest did agree.
Will he do the right thing? we will see.

Anonymous said...

As of today 3/21/17 the Diocesan of San Diego has said it received approx. 237 letters concerning the Nieto issues at Mission San Antonio De Pala.
Good job concerned Members of the Mission.

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