Thursday, April 29, 2010

Pechanga's Leader, A Civil Rights Abuser Who Decimated His Tribe on Top 100 List of Political Playas

Yes, because Mark Macarro, who has led the termination, expulsion and violation of civil and human rights of historical Pechanga people is so..... honorable? Please share this on Facebook and take a look at all the links.

66. Mark Macarro, Pechanga Band of Lusieno Indians

Macarro was the face that helped sell tribal gaming to California voters more than a decade ago. (yes, remember he said that it would help all Indians in CA?) He became the spokesman for the Proposition 5 and Proposition 1A campaigns., which helped change tribal and California politics forever. While tribal issues have ebbed in importance inside the Legislature, Macarro and Pechanga remain active in state and local politics, and are still a viable political force.

It's telling that tribal issues have "ebbed". IS it because the politicians have their heads in the sand, while their palms are facing upward? Remember his LIE to Congress ?

WHERE TO BEGIN: HERE Here Here Here Here Here


'aamokat said...

The land Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro promised the United States Congress and the U.S. Dept. of Interior not to do any changes to if it was put into trust and made part of the reservation, the Great Oak Ranch property, is now where the Journey at Pechanga golf course now sits.


Mr. Hayworth: "Thank you, Mr. Avery.
Chairman Macarro, does the Pechanga Tribe have any plans
for development of any kind on the Great Oak Ranch property?"

Mr. Macarro. "No, we don't. As stated in our application to
Interior/BIA, we stated or have designated there is no change
of use in the property, and the intended use and purpose is to
preserve and protect the resources that are there.
The cultural resources in particular are also very
significant. Along the base of all the foothills there are
significant old village sites, dark midden soil area, cremation
areas and associated sacred sites"

Mr. Hayworth. "Without objection, we would welcome that.
Just one follow-up, and for purposes of the record, Mr.
Chairman, does the tribe plan to use the Great Oak Ranch for
gaming purposes or any purposes other than what you have just

Mr. Macarro. No, the tribe does not.

So the Pechanga tribe can say one thing to get a hold of a piece of land and do the exact opposite once they get the land?

I guess that is the kind of people who get to influence how things are run in our state.

PHunter said...

They say it was like a "zoning change".

We hope that golfers don't take to big a divot.

PHunter said...

And THANKS for the links OP, they are very informative....

OPechanga said...

The links provide background information and it's easier than going back through the entire blog.

Please help our traffic by sharing the blog on facebook and myspace.

creeper said...

Pechangas Mark Macarro is #66 on the political list, I think they meant to say #666.................
This corrupt chairman is freely giving away what belongs to the true Pechanga Indians, the Hunters,
the Apish, the Tosobol families and all others who have been denied their civil and human rights, and the politicians are eagerly and greedily taken it.

Anonymous said...


OPechanga said...

Congratulations Darrell Steinberg, for taking money from Pechanga.

Now, you are part of the problem and not solution

'aamokat said...

In case Victor Rocha's friend Rob or anyone else comes here and tries to claim again that the golf course is not on the Great Oak Ranch property that the tribe promised not to change here again below is the history section from the Journey at Pechanga Web site that acknowledges the course was built on the Great Oak property.

"The native history of the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians is deeply implanted in every fertile yard of Journey at Pechanga. The cultural heritage and connection to the land runs deep and is virtually inseparable. The very name "Pechanga" means "place where the water drips," a fitting description so in keeping with the beautiful and natural water features that abound on this magnificent course.

Journey is built on a portion of Pechanga’s ancestral land that has been their "home" for countless generations. This land is also home to "The Great Oak" – one of the largest natural-growing, indigenous coast, live oak trees in the United States and estimated to be anywhere from 850 to 1,500 years old.

To the Pechanga people, the land that Journey is built upon, and the Great Oak that stands upon it, carries meaning that far transcends mere physical presence. The Great Oak, for example, has come to embody the very identity and character of the Pechanga Band: strength, wisdom, longevity and determination.

"The Pechanga Tribe’s devotion and deep "connection to the land" makes playing the course at Journey all that more awe-inspiring. So when you’re out there on the pristine greens, enjoying every exhilarating minute, take a moment to pause, breath deeply and appreciate your surroundings…you too will feel the connection to this very special land that the Pechanga people hold so dear."

'aamokat said...

Connection to the land, are they kidding?

If the tribe really was connected to the land, then they would not have destroyed it and they would not today be profiting from it.

Luiseno said...

See how we have prostituted our land, the land that gave us birth, that nurtured us and sheltered us through the hard times we have turned into a cheap whore. We dressed Her in cheap gaudy cloths, and have hired Her out, to make more money for our pocket book. Enjoy Her loveliness, and Her pleasures, see how we have changed Her appearance to make Her more pleasurable to you.

'aamokat said...

Interesting that Macarro, in addition to wanting the land put into trust making it part of the Pechanga reservation, in his statement to congress he was trying to stop the electric company from putting power lines through the Great Oak Ranch property.

Since the utility company was denied putting its transmission lines through the property because of sensitive ecological habitat, and some of that sensitive habitat no longer exists and has been replaced by the golf course, then the utility should now be allowed to put its lines through the golf course.

I wonder how the golfers would like that?

Anonymous said...

Macarro and the rest of- his 'help' including his wife are manipulative deceptive monsters.

Anonymous said...

Lucky,lucky manipulative monster man; his manipulative monster mother, manipulative monster wives....some people are just lucky in deception.

Holly Cook got the booby prize and so did Macarro and his first wife; the old lady one. All liars; all crooks.