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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Temecula Indians Meet at Pablo Apis Park

Prayer Circle of Temecula Band at Pablo Apis Park


It's been over five years since the Pablo Apis Park in Temecula was dedicated. Pablo Apis is the man who was the headman to the Temecula Indians and this park is on some of the last open land of his land grant.

Today, Sunday March 21, over 120 members of the Temecula Indians met. With elders 90 years old to newborn children, they gathered to discuss the future and share food and laughter.

A prayer circle was formed with young and old, bringing energy and unity to the family's gathered together to share sustenance and stories.

The Temecula Indians are federally recognized Indians from the Temecula area. Many were disenrolled from the tribe known as the Pechanga Band, but, Pechanga is a location, not a tribe. Currently, a splinter group has stolen the tribe and it's heritage and is passing as the tribe. We will continue the story on this blog.




The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, which hijacked the Temecula Band of Luiseno Indian's federal recognition, is well known for terminating Indians from their rightful place in the tribe. Since the advent of casino gaming Pechanga's disenrollment of 230 adults from the tribe is second only to the Picayune Rancheria in the termination of Native Americans in CA.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

its about time we got it right! Temecula indians are the true indians! I hope and pray that all goes right! For those real indians that are in the tribe now,help is coming, out with the bad,in with the new!Come forward tribal people, now is the time to speak up!Will it be called TEMECULA CASINO now?Joe, good luck on your upcoming trail I*ll be there

joe said...

IT WAS A GREAT DAY,,,,,,,,,,,,AT THE PARK!

Anonymous said...

United is what we are Now ,let us complete the circle. tribal members unite for the fight for all

Anonymous said...

Good will prevail,our ancesters are guiding us, warriors of peace

dragon slayer said...

david v goliath ,,,suddenly many stand side by side with david,,,,they don,t like what they see,,,

many david,s to come ,,its starting!

Anonymous said...

the picture above tells the whole story about those who stand together side by side!

stand your ground said...

It will get challenging along the way, don't let anyone discourage you, nor let them tell you that you are wrong in your quest, and there will be some people who want you to stop fighting for your inherited rights.
If they don't stand with you,
tell them to get out of your way.

'aamokat said...

Interesting that someone brought up David verses Goliath because that is exactly what the pastor at a church service that my brother, my mother, and I attended on Sunday talked about in his sermon right before our meeting at Pablo Apish park.

We left the service with the words from the pastor, "now go and win the fight."

I think he was, without knowing it, talking directly to us about our cause because he had no way of knowing about our meeting or our situation because we have never told him about the tribe or what has happened to us.

I would say that it was divine relevation pointing a way to the vitory that is to come.

'aamokat said...

Of course I meant pointing a way to the victory that is to come.

Anonymous said...

Victory, or Justice?

In looking at the picture, I'm struck by the fact that there were never any circles of prayer at a Pechanga meeting.

I'm wondering what the Masiels and their ilk would pray for anyway, that people would die?

joe said...

I WENT BY THE REZ AFTER THE PARK AND ASK TRIBAL RANGER J.HERNANDEZ IF I COULD PRAY AT MY FATHERS GRAVESITE (I SAID AM I ON A BANISHMENT LIST)? HE PULLS OUT A CLIPBOARD AND SAY,S SORRY BRO YOUR NAMES ON THE LIST!

Anonymous said...

This is for all the years of tears get ready because here we come moratorium disenrolled we have united and it is right when you were at the park did you smell the air did you touch the wind the great sprit was with all of us we can only go foward

'aamokat said...

"Victory, or Justice?"

It will be both as it will be a victory over injustice.

'aamokat said...

Regarding the David verses Goliath comparison, Goliath was very arrogant that he could never be moved from his position of power and strength especially by a puny little kid like David.

On paper he had everything going for him except for being right, sound familar?

joe said...

OP CAN YOU MOVE MY VIDEOS FROM FEDERAL COURT TO HEAR I AM DOWN LOADING THEM ON YOUTUBE NOW FIRST ONE READY,,,,JOE

Anonymous said...

do the best you can for the rights of all Joe some unite for the fight some sit on the fence,not understanding the division will be goliths Victory not Davids Unite for the fight

Pechanga Member 1130 said...

Thank you all for standing up for the rights of all disenrolled and moratorium bound Temecula Indian people.