Word from the Pechanga Reservation is that a faction of Pechanga people are pushing a resolution that the 1928 Census will be the defining document for tribal membership. Is that because many can't pass the 1979 census test and more families are NOT on the censuses of late 1800's?
Ask yourselves WHO will that benefit and WHY change the requirements? Is tribal history NO LONGER important? Lineal descent from barely blood people?
This is a travesty of history to our family, and the ORIGINAL PECHANGA people. BIA, it's time to get INVOLVED.
Is that because many people like Jennie Miranda and Butch Murphy are NOT on the 1979 Enrollment? Hunters have enrollment number under 100, which put to lie Chairman Macarro's intimation on KNBC's WITHOUT A TRIBE that we came after the casino opened.
Macarro is A LIAR on that issue. My own father helped build our family cabin in 1957.