Today is California's Native American Day, celebrated the 4th Friday of each September. San Manuel has events this whole week.
Today, our people continue to celebrate the traditions of the past. Here at the San Manuel Reservation, we sing and dance Serrano songs, as well as the Cahuilla bird songs, that our elders have taught us. Tribes in Northern California, such as the Yurok, perform traditional dances like the Brush dance.
What isn't mentioned this week is that disenrolled and moratorium people would make up the second largest tribe in California. The Picayune has terminated 500 Native Americans and Pechanga has done the same to 400. Additionally, Pechanga is keeping at least 100 more Native Americans from their place in the sun.
It would be good NOT to support: Pechanga, Picayune, Redding, Jamul; Robinson Rancheria; Enterprise Rancheria among many that you will find at http://tribalcorruption.com/ . While celebrating California's Native American Heritage, we must remind ourselves that THIS CENTURY, the worst enemy of Indians isn't the white man, but a new breed: The Corrupt Tribal Council. Take a look at our HALL OF SHAME.
Mark Macarro, Glenda Nelson, Tracy Avila are not people to be honored.