Thursday, January 14, 2021
Matilda Smith, Pechanga Tribal Elder and Great Granddaughter of Original Allottee Paulina Hunter has Walked on
Matilda Smith, the eldest surviving great granddaughter of original Pechanga allottee, Paulina Hunter, has walked on at 91. She was my late father Felipe Cuevas' last surviving sibling. Matilda attended school throughout the Great Depression & graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947. She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 where she trained for and became a cryptographer for Central Intelligence. While stationed in Murfreesboro, TN, she met and married the love if her life, Frank Smith on March 3, 1952 .
She is survived by 5 of her 6 children and over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren.. Rest in Peace Auntie.
I wrote this tribute in September 2020
HAPPY Birthday to my aunt
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Hearing that there are SHOTS FIRED at the Redding Rancheria.
It sounds like it is JUST passed the Win River casino. The word is the CASINO IS SHUT Down for safety
Thursday, January 7, 2021
requesting the removal of Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, civil and human rights abuser from his advisory position with the California Native American Heritage Commission WILL you SIGN it for all who have been abused by disenrollment?
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Pechanga Casino News Report: Thousands of Native Americans are being OUSTED from tribes by Disenrollment WITHOUT A TRIBE
In the opening, Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, sets up a strawman argument, which we beat down with facts here
Thursday, December 31, 2020
This post linked below on #MMIW and #MMIWG is the #1 post on Original Pechanga Blog for 2020. It has over 827,000 page views, thanks to many of you. Your sharing means that the disgrace of what's happened to our Sisters, Mothers, daughters, is being seen throughout social media.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
No, really, there's a pandemic, so Pechanga Resort Casino near Temecula will close to the public starting at noon on New Year’s Eve. We reported earlier that the Pechanga Resort Casino cancelled its New Year's Eve entertainment
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Christmas 16 WITHOUT A TRIBE for Pechanga Descendants of the Manuela Miranda Clan, 14 for Hunter Clan Descendants
|Pechanga Flag Flown at Standing Rock,|
Upside Down Showing Tribe Under Distress
It's NEVER too late to open your hearts and for the council to DO THE RIGHT thing for the Holidays.
Thursday, December 24, 2020
The author Julia Stinson, here is talking about tribal disenrollment due to criminal activity. But in our case at Pechanga, we had criminals working to disenroll us. If it's cruel and unusual to disenroll for a crime, isn't it even MORE cruel to disenroll over disagreements, or political opposition?
Dear Rep. Haaland
I stand with most of Indian Country, as we rejoice in your nomination to be the first Native American Secretary of the Interior for President-Elect Joe Biden. I congratulate you on your consideration for such an important position.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Please, watch, and share this commercial shown on local Los Angeles news today. THANK YOU SAN MANUEL.
Read more on the #MMIW issue here
Please read the articles at the links below:
Kozee Decorah's MURDER by Boyfriend
Savanna's Act addresses the issue
White Women in Jep Gets all the media. No room for stories about Native women?
Nooksack Stalking of Native Woman is how it starts
FOX NEWS leads with MISSING WHITE WOMAN
And take a look at this website: Justice For Native Women
After working with Cherokee Freedmen to publicize their case for over a decade, the Creek Freedmen (who stood vigil against disenrollment at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA over a decade ago) are gaining traction in their fight against the RACISM that's holding them back from gaining their rights..
We published the NBC post, and now the political online news site THE HILL has published an article on the Creek Freedmen's fight for their treaty rights.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Department of Interior HAS EMAILS on NOOKSACK Election Putting Their THUMB on the Scales to Thwart Justice
When the agency in charge of Indian Affairs, tips the scales AWAY from Justice, can their really BE JUSTICE in Indian Country?
Law 360 has the story up (payvwall) but essentially, former candidates for Nooksack council told the 9th Circuit that the Dept. of Interior illegally recognized a disputed group of Nooksack leaders, we wrote about that HERE in Aug 2018
The tribe, based in Washington state, has spent more than five years trying to kick hundreds of people off its rolls. The efforts were slowed by litigation and by the refusal of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to recognize the Nooksack government as legitimate.
But the tribe has turned the situation around, according to its recently-elected leader. Chairman Ross Cline said the dismissal of the lawsuit last week puts an end to a controversy that has attracted widespread attention in Indian Country and in the national media.
“On behalf of the tribal council and the Nooksack people, I am glad to report the successful conclusion of this dispute over tribal enrollment," Cline said after the decision was handed down on July 31. "Our people will now move forward on our journey of self-government.”
Attorney for the Nooksack 306 Gabriel Galanda has more details on his twitter account @ndnlawyer :