Thursday, August 6, 2020

#FacesofDisenrollment PAULINA HUNTER of Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Paulina Hunter, Pechanga Band of Luisento Indians died in 1899. Never getting a chance to defend herself as she was defamed by disenrollment in 2006, She would have been almost 170 years old. Not quite time immemorial, but way, way back. Look for more #facesofdisenrollment stories on Original Pechanga's Blog on FB

Her descendants still live on her allotment, given to her as head of household in 1895.  20 acres, allotment 62.  How many can say, they are descended from ORIGINL PECHANGA people

Here is part of Dr. John Johnson's letter to the Pechanga Enrollment Committee, which hired him to investigate Paulina Hunter:

Paulina Hunter was not an original Pechanga Temecula person,” is incorrect. I have already pointed out that my report presented evidence that Paulina’s father was the only Indian listed in the early San Luis Rey mission records who was actually born at Pechanga. Furthermore, the reasoning presented in Conclusion 5 is entirely based upon a misinterpretation of the evidence. John Miller, Paulina Hunter’s grandson, stated on his enrollment application (authorized by the 1928 California Indian
Jurisdictional Act) that his “Grandmother and Great Grandparents were San Luis Rey Mission Indians.” The Record of Decision incorrectly concludes that “the correct tribal ancestry of Paulina Hunter was San Luis Rey” and therefore not Pechanga Temecula.

DNA Tests in Indian Country: Elizabeth Warren and Lorena Butler of Redding Rancheria

So many times in discussions with people about disenrollments and belonging.  People say, "WHY don't you take a DNA test?" 

DNA may prove Native ancestry, but it usually doesn't prove tribal belonging, but in the Lorena Butler matter, that is not so.

Elizabeth Warren, who claimed Cherokee ancestry, was exposed as a fraud, by Cherokee genealogist Twila Barners, on whose website Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter you can find the six pages of work.   She is NOT a Cherokee member.  In fact, her test proved Sen. Warren was between 98.44 percent and 99.9 percent not Native American, much less Cherokee

In the Lorena Buler matter, the challenge to her descendants,  the Foreman family dates to June 2002, when the tribal council received two letters alleging that Virginia Timmons bore no children. The letters, which were written by an elderly tribal member named Dorothy Dominguez shortly before her death, implicitly attacked the bona fides not only of Timmons' only child, Lorena Butler (who was born in 1916 and died in 1995), but of Lorena's five children, their 17 offspring and the two generations that have followed.

The family exhumed the remains of both elders, the DNA was found and provided to Redding Rancheria's Tribal Council with DNA test results from two separate labs of 99.987% and 99.890%, proving by the legal standards established by the American Bar Association and the American Medical Associations that Lorena Butler and Virginia Timmons were mother and daughter, Redding Rancheria Tribal Council still stripped the Foreman family of their tribal citizenship.

Elizabeth Warren 99.8% not Native  
Lorena Butler 99.8% Pit River Achomawi

Media twisted themselves into pretzel form, saying Warren was indeed Native, and yet, no support from our politicians, government or from the tribe when the evidence they asked for, was not accepted.


New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland and National Congress of American Indians FINALLY Bring Tribal Disenrollment UP


Premiere Indigenous Law Firm Galanda Broadman has a good capture of yesterday's events with #stopdisenrollment in Indian Country politics.  Both the NCAI and Rep. Haaland spoke/wrote about tribal disenrollment in the SAME DAY, thanks to CAM FOREMAN, grandson of the honorable Bob Foreman, who has been going like gangbusters on social media.  HOW hard?  Well, Fawn Sharp BLOCKED him on Twitter!  LOL

Here's NCAI's statement, the rest of the story you can read at Gabe Galanda's blog

For our young readers  BE LIKE  CAM FOREMAN, come out swinging

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

CA Governor Newsom Ok's Compact With BIA DIRECTOR's TRIBE


Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation and the Tule River Indian Tribe of California.

View the IONE compact here

We Remember our Ancestors and we are Pechanga people Forever

That's of rough translation of this Luiseno phrase

This was the language two depostions were given with, in 1915 both saying Paulina Hunter was PECHANGA

it is very clear that Pechanga elder Dolores Tortuga included my ancestor Paulina Hunter in the inclusive "we Pechanga Indians" when she tesitfied in the 1915 probate hearings by saying in response to the examiner's question below:

"Were you acquainted with the deceased Pechanga Indian allottee Paulina Hunter?"

Tortuga responded by saying, "yes, I knew her as a neighbor when WE PECHANGA INDIANS lived on the Pauba Ranch near Temecula, California."

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Bobbi La Mere Pechanga Committee Chair, Supports Original Pechanga Blog with Share of Important Post

Bobbi La Mere, then chairman of the Pechanga Enrollment Committee, which disenroll my family, and was the victim of a warning shot fired at her home, to make sure she followed the plan.  She later got her family enrolled, during a moratorium, in a Quid Pro Quo, while hundreds remained trapped.

Imagine my surprise when I found she had shared one of Original Pechanga Blog's post of Facebook.  Maybe she's a Trump supporter?

The post IS important enough to share, and has generated over 500,000 page views in under a week.  I want to thank Bobbi for this small suppoort, even as her actions of disenrollment, has caused such trauma to my entire family.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Win River Casino Tribe Desecraters of Elder Virginia Timmons On Whose Land Their Current Casino is based, SUES

Redding is trying to 'kill' Win-River's expansion plan, lawsuit alleges

In a statement, the Redding Rancheria  which runs the WIN RIVER CASINO said it "believes the City of Redding has tried to kill the tribe's Casino Relocation project. By selling this public property to a private entity with deep pockets, the City of Redding is trying to prevent commercial access to the Tribe's I-5 property, which could prove detrimental to the viability of the Casino Relocation Project."

Boo fucking HOO.  How does that compare with forcing a family to dig up their ancestor for DNA, then not accepting those results? And then stripping their citizenship?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Trump Administration Establishes the First Cold Case Task Force Office for Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives

 #MMIW FINALLY gets some attention where the media has ignored the thousands of MISSING and MURDERED Indian Women and girls.

Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs Tara Katuk Sweeney established the first of seven offices dedicated to solving cold cases involving missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

How to WIN at Pechanga Resort & Casino PRO TIPS

Get outta here! YOU CAN'T WIN, the machines are designed to take your money. They don't even have to tell you win percentages at Pechanga Casino. And besides if a machine malfunctions, WHO are you going to complain to? The tribe? Heck, even a BEATING victim couldn't win with that one.

ONE of the biggest winners at Pechanga was a THIEF, who STOLE old slot machines and SOLD them even though it was TRIBAL property.  You would go to jail for that, unlike...HER

Friday, July 24, 2020

Temecula Indians at Pechanga Run APARTHEID SYSTEM. Kamala Harris Accepted Their Endorsement

WE have APARTHEID in CA, under Democrat leadership on tribal reservation in Temecula

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians still practice APARTHEID on the reservation in Temecula: Democrats LOVE their campaign contributions.

APARTHEID as described by the dictionary is:
any system or practice that separates people according to race,caste, etc

Pechanga is doing just that, determining that families with historical ties to the origins of the reservation are ‘no longer pure’ in their eyes. They may be Temecula Indian, but “they aren’t Pechanga.” Even though the expert hired BY Pechanga proved that we were.

Here are some similarities to the Apartheid system you are familiar with:

South Africa - Strategists in the National Party invented apartheid as a means to cement their control over the economic and social system.
Pechanga - Splinter Group invented disenrollment as a means to control membership during a time of new economic growth (Pechanga Resort & Casino).

South Africa - Initially, aim of the apartheid was to maintain white domination while extending racial separation.
Pechanga - Initially, aim of the Splinter Group was to dominate the tribe while instilling fear in other members.

South Africa - Africans living in the homelands needed passports to enter South Africa: aliens in their own country.

Pechanga - Descendants of original allottees that have been disenrolled have to verify their reasons for entering their own land. An entire family of Tosabols have been denied access to use the roads to go to their property because of their banishment. Their crime? Nothing, they were never charged, just banished.

JAMES RAMOS AB -275 NAGPRA Expansion Closed to Reality

James Ramos CA Assemblyman From San Manuel

Indigenous tribes in California who are not federally recognised will be granted rights to reclaim their ancestral objects from museums and institutions in the state if a pending repatriation law is approved as expected on 31 August. The bill—called AB-275 Native American Cultural Preservation (2019-2020)—has received “overwhelming bipartisan support in the California assembly and in its hearing in the senate”, with a 78-0 vote, the assembly member James C. Ramos (Serrano/Cahuilla) tells The Art Newspaper.who printed this story

OP:  We've written on these abuses including when Pechanga took over Tongva Remains, because they had federal recongition and the Gabrieleno didn't.
Navy's Defective Determination on NAGPRA

The bill expands on the existing Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)—a federal mandate enacted in 1990 to allow tribal leaders to reclaim human remains, burial items and other sacred objects from institutions. The federal law, however, excludes tribes that are not recognised and listed by the US Interior Department—a significant failing in the eyes of tribes in California, many of whom lost their recognition during the mid-20th century.

The state bill would create a Native American Heritage Commission that would identify and maintain a list of California tribes to consult in repatriation matters, and would revise the definition of “California Indian tribe” to include tribes that are not federally recognised. It also defines “museums” as any institutions that receive state funding—even partially. The bill is expected to be signed by governor Gavin Newsome by 30 September.||

THANK YOU Mr. Chairman.....