Friday, April 10, 2020

Pechanga Members SHOULD PRAY for Forgiveness for Disenrollments and Moratorium?

Since it's the Easter Holiday Season, I'm reissuing  this post from early on at Original Pechanga blog.

It's interesting to think about what the remaining Pechanga members pray and think about when they go to church.

Do they pray that:

1. God won't remember what they have done to their family and ours?
2. Well, I really didn't believe in the 5th, 8th, 9th or 10th commandment anyway?
3. I can come here and people will see me and think it wasn't me that voted against stopping
4. I can just give a little more to the collection plate and that will get me off the hook.
5. Please, God, let there be more slot machines.
6. Don't they know that $380, 000 per year is not enough for us to share?
7. Why are they always picking on us? Are civil rights, elder abuse, voting rights that important?
8. Why did those Hunters have so much evidence and STILL got disenrolled?
9. I sure hope the tribal council didn't lie about stopping any more disenrollments!
10. Please, God, I'm not really happy about it, but I didn't do anything about it
11. Are the terminated REALLY your people, Lord?
Should Christian customers patronize a business that treats its family so terribly? Should Christians spend money for dinner at a place that abused their elders and children? Should churches hold luncheons at a place like this? Please ask your local ministers and committees to not spend church funds at Pechanga.
Just as interesting a question: What has the parish priest talked to his flock out the situation? How much of the catechism has the CPP broken?
Are they still taking communion? What penance did they get for ruining the lives of so many?

Pechanga's Hack Thinks We Should Give Up The Fight For OUR Rights As Original Pechanga People

MORE on Pechanga HACK'S comments

EB, the resident Pechanga Hack made a comment in a previous post :

They may wish to consider instead their fortune as citizens of the greatest nation on Earth. They should orient themselves to basking in the sunshine. They will then enjoy their lives more. 

I believe that if Pechanga would have taken this advice, and not fought for 50 years to get the tribe's water rights, denied by law and courts, restored and clarified by Congress, the storage would be dry.   WHY DIDN'T the TRIBE QUIT?  In fact, on that issue, we didn't quit either, getting critical amendments to the bill that protected the water rights of Temecula Indian Reservaton allottees in 2010 and again in 2015 with Barbara Boxer's people, who admitted that Macarro's lobbyist wife wrote the bill.

Taken from a press release in 2017
The Agreement quantifies the water rights claims for the Pechanga Band in Southern California’s Temecula Valley, which had been pending in an adjudication dating back to the 1950s;  

“The Pechanga Band has tirelessly pursued the quantification of its water rights and, through negotiations, engaged its neighbors in a multiyear process of building mutual trust and understanding,” said Pechanga Chairman Macarro. “Generations of tribal leaders have fought from the courts to Capitol Hill to protect this vital resource for future generations. This settlement agreement benefits all of the parties ...blah, blah, blah

The answer is WE BELONG, We are Pechanga and I will be shouting it from my blog until my last breath.

Our rights were stolen and we'd win in ANY honest court via a preponderance of evidence, including the report the tribe paid for.  We ain't ready to quit or at least...I'm not.  

Pala Tribal Members Will Enjoy 3 Months of Per Capita Payments: Robert Smith, Chairman has CONSISTENTLY told his Tribe

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We posted earlier on the expectations of the wealthy tribal members being hurt by the loss of per capita due to Casino shutdowns...

As explained from Pala people, that won't be an issue:

The per cap we got paid for March wass from revenues earned in December. Remember that we are always three months behind on per cap. This was said at several meetings by both Robert Smith and Theresa Nieto. 

That is excellent news for those tribal members who remain after the disenrollment of 154 of their family members

With an upstanding leader like Robert Smith, what could go wrong?

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Pechanga Tribal Hack Still Spewing LIES After 15 Years, They Are Still Lies


Since the two disenrollments of large families from Pechanga in 2004 and 2006, one commenter on posts here and in other meetings come forth to spew the same tired lies about what went on.
Since we know who his is, we know he was not there for either disenrollment actions by council or committee.  Therefore he either pulls the comments out of his ass, or maybe his sister told him some lies.  I'll do a quick drive-by in bold

As a rule, the individuals who became disenrolled failed to meet the criteria for tribal membership. It's that simple.  OP: Wrong, all criteria were met

In addition, as a matter of history, others have noted that disenrollment resolved longstanding concerns about the membership of the disenrollees.  OP: Hearsay, including from an imprisoned child molestor, sworn testimony in Luieseno said different. People alive in our family's case

Disenrollment thus confined the tribal membership roll to individuals with verifiable facts and information for establishing their membership.   OP: With another family, the tribe wouldn't dispute the verified facts, but simply said a 5 year old made the decision to cut ties. (You don't let a 5 year old, cut their meat with a knife)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Joe Campinell, Who Lead L'Oreal to the Top of the Beauty Industry, Dies of Coronavirus Complications

Joe Campinell
photo from WWD

Occasionally, I step outside tribal issues to post of things that matter to me. THIS is one. My first known casualty of #coronavirus.

I've been touched by coronavirus. I worked for this incredible man while I was at L'Oreal. Joe Campinell was a VP of Marketing who rose to the top of our company. We passed Clairol in Haircolor sales, acquired Maybelline, brought Garnier to the US, Carson, Redken. He was a leader.

There were many moments of pride in our work, comic relief, and pride in how we kicked ass in the industry. HE made L'Oreal he #1 beauty brand as we brought CLASS to MASS.

Sad day. They say complications of the cornonavirus, but all deaths are being reported as coronavirus deaths, even if only a positive test.       Please read

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's Disestablishment is put on HOLD

Levi Rickert's NATIVE NEWS ONLINE HAS the full story

A government plan to disestablish the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe’s reservation has been put on a temporary hold after lawyers for the U.S. Dept. of Interior agreed it would refrain from taking the Tribe’s land out of trust for 45 days. 

A federal judge has agreed to temporarily halt the process in a ruling issued in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In court documents, Judge Paul L. Friedman said the Tribe’s request for a temporary restraining order would be temporarily suspended as long as the DOI refrains from taking the land out of trust.

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe had filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on March 31 to keep the DOI from taking 321 acres of tribal land out of federal trust. The trust lands at issue include approximately 170 acres in the town of Mashpee, Mass. and approximately 151 acres in the town of Taunton, Mass.

The court filing states that the DOI agreed to “refrain from completing the ministerial tasks necessary to record transfer of the land out of trust, revoke the reservation proclamation, or annul the gaming eligibility described in the [DOI] March 27 memorandum for a periofd of 45 days from March 31, 2020 o and including May 15, 2020.”

The DOI was ordered to file its oppositions for the Tribe’s preliminary injunction on or before April 20, 2020.  The Tribe will file its reply on or before May 5.

Pinoleville Pomo Nation Gaming DENIED In RICO Dispute

We've been writing about the corruption of the Pinoleville Pomo Nation for over ten years.  They are trying to get out of a RICO lawsuit and here is the ruling.

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Finally, the Tribal Defendants argue that JW Gaming cannot pursue punitive damages because an award of compensatory damages on the remaining claims would result in double recovery. Mot. 9.
But a jury’s finding of liability and an entitlement to compensatory damages could provide the basis for a punitive damages award even if JW Gaming does not in fact recover the compensatory damages. See Yates v. Nimeh, 486 F. Supp. 2d 1084, 1088 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (noting that a plaintiff could still recover punitive damages even though his compensatory damage claim had been offset); see also UTHE Tech. Corp. v. Aetrium, Inc., 808 F.3d 755, 761-62 (9th Cir. 2015) (holding that compensation pursuant to a judgment in a different tribunal did not prevent the plaintiff from seeking treble damages under RICO).

REPORT: Coronavirus WILL NOT STOP UFC fight at Tachi Palace Casino Resert Near Lemoore, CA

UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje was a 'no-brainer' fight for Dana White
Virus? What Virus?
The Tachi Yokut Tribe is SOVEREIGN and don't care about your stinking coronavirus 

Even as most sporting events have ground to a halt worldwide because of the highly contagious virus, Dana White, the U.F.C. president, has insisted he can safely hold mixed martial arts events. 

“This place where this fight is going to be on April 18 I have locked up for two months, so I’m going to continue to pump fights out,” White told ESPN on Monday, though he declined to say exactly where.

The location will be the Tachi Palace Casino Resort near Lemoore, Calif., about 40 miles south of Fresno, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because White had not announced the venue. The casino, which closed the night of March 20 because of the pandemic, is on land belonging to the Tachi-Yokut Tribe, part of the federally recognized Santa Rosa Indian Community.

Read the whole article in the NYTIMES

Sunday, April 5, 2020

UPDATE!! Pechanga Tribal Member STRICKEN with Coronavirus; PLEASE PRAY for Strength to Recover

Sad news via FB pages. She's so young. Her relations harmed my family and others. But we cannot wish anything but strength from Creator to heal this young mother from this horrible virus unleashed upon us from China.

Prayer for BrandieCreator
Sing her a song
that will heal her pain
Heal her heart and spirit
So her children will know
her love lasts forever
Help her nurses and doctors
find the cure through
healing medicines and care

INFORMATION From Yesterday on Brandie AND her husband:  At the present time, Brandie is in ICU for I think the 6th day. They lowered her O2 they were giving her from 85% to 80% and she held her oxygen level at 85%. Her lung X-ray declined a bit. She is being given Lasix. She is a fighter and definitely fighting this terrible disease. THANK YOU ALL for your continue prayers.  Pat, her husband  is home also fighting. He has been diagnosed with the disease but he is dong pretty well.