Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pechanga Liar in Chief, Mark Macarro Testifies before Senate on S.2956

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro testified before the Senate today on S 2956, a water rights bill.

For those who did not get a chance to watch or listen to today's hearing on S. 2956, here is a brief update as to 2 of the key requests made by the Committtee to the Tribe:

1. Be prepared to answer written questions regarding the proposed settlement and submit answers to the Committee.

OP: Here are some questions!

WHY Did you lie to Congress when testifying on the Great Oak Property?

HOW many times have you lied to Congress?

WHY did you try to keep the citizens from California from voting on Prop. 94?

WHY do you need more water if you have FEWER citizens?

WHY should you be trusted with funds for Alottees that you have removed from the tribe?

HOW did the recognition for Temecula Indians get changed to Pechanga Indians?

WHY DO you think it's okay to violate the civil and human rights of your citizens?

DID you help eliminate historical, blood tribal members to benefit a crime family?

Why would the word of a child molestor mean more to you than your most vaunted Elder?

SINCE you cheated your own tribal members, won't you cheat the alottees too?

2. Contact the Governor (of California), as well as other agencies, and ask them to weigh in on the proposed settlement and its provisions.
3. Keep the Committee updated on negotiations with the Administration.

Along with the proposed water rights, the settlement will provide around $50 million for projects and money pay out to the Tribe.

The Committee has delayed taking any action S. 2956, so this provides an opportunity to develop our own questions about the settlement and to contact the Governor's office with concerns about the terms of the settlement.


White Buffalo said...

That would be nice to see those questions asked. I would love to see Markey squirm, yet I will bet he uses the" it's an internal matter of clearing up historical inaccuracies" quote. The Honorable Markey is not so Honorable. He will have a team of lawyers to back up anything he says as well as develop talking points. I wonder if any of the committee members have received contributions from Pechanga's PAC's. We know that the money Pechanga spends in Sacramento CA was meant for just this sort of issue.

Anonymous said...

So what ever came of Joe Liska's recent law suit, or has the court date still not occurred?

Anonymous said...

we will know something if tribal council inserts foot in mouth again
wishing all the truth comes out very soon

Anonymous said...

has anyone ever heard the name
Tequate Guavish??

Anonymous said...

Assuming we're talking about the same person, he's on 2 censuses in the 1800s, first known relative of both the Guavish lines enrolled. He was born in the late 1700s. Why do you ask?

Anonymous said...

I heard that he and his wife Soledad might be Michella's parents. I thought it was Felcustio who was her father, no known mother. A census has her living with Felcustio in the 1800's, Now I am so very confused.

Can you clear it up for me?? I heard he lived until he was 114, fact or fable?

Anonymous said...

Felcustio and Tequate are the same person and is Michella's father, assuming your Tequate was born in 1789. On the 1888 census his name was spelled Folquato or Tolquato, and then on the 1890 census it was spelled Felcustio. On both censuses he's Christina Guavish's grandfather. Her father was Augustine the brother if Michella and Santiago.
Now it is possible we are talking about different people, but if you're guy was born in 1789ish in Temecula then we're on the same page.
Where did you find that he was married to Soledad? I haven’t seen that before. Do you know what her last name was?

Anonymous said...

oral argument for the liska case with be aug,30 10;00am dept one unless the judge rules on paper a week before that date.

Anonymous said...

Did you teach your children a lesson today? arc Angel?

Anonymous said...

only god does that!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much it is what I thought about Michella's father. I just heard the name different. I love family. Yes it is the one and the same guy just frustrating spellings. No I don't have it.