Sunday, January 25, 2009

Candlelight Vigil at Pechanga Casino a Success

On a brisk Saturday evening at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, over 125 people demonstrated by candlelight, peacefully for equality and justice in Indian Country.

Many tribes were represented, including the Creek Freedmen, San Pascual, Picayune Rancheria, Santa Rosa. The Pechanga peope who are caught up in Pechanga's illegal/unconstitutional moratorium as well as those who were disenrolled we also there.

A French documentarian was interviewing demonstrators for an film expected to be released in April.

Full details, will follow. CLICK on images to enlarge. You will also notice I made a correction on the photo at right. I mistakenly label Mr. Allen Mitchell of the Creek Freedmen as Allen Lawson, the dastardly person from San Pascual. My apologies Allen


Anonymous said...

Thank you to all who showed up. It was a great turnout, with Native brothers and sisters from many different tribes in attendance. I was inspired by everyone's commitment, enthusiasm and passion. Thank you to John and family for organizing and leading this event.

Creeper said...

Great job everybody, old friends where there and new friendships where made,we where united in a CAUSE FOR JUSTICE.
Thanks to everyone who attended from near and far, and especially to John Gomez and friends who helped put this vigil together.

stand your ground said...

Actually this was fun for me.
Not only where different tribes represented, but non indians where also there, supporting you in your fight for justice.
I'll be there again for the next one.

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone for coming out, next time bring a friend or some more family. We're getting noticed!