Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pechanga Disenrollment: The Video, See Macarro Lie/Obfuscate

This details the disenrollment of Pechanga members in 2006. My family, which was the second family to be terminated from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. Please listen to THEIR expert speak. WE DID NOT HIRE Dr. Johnson, the foremost expert on California Indians PECHANGA DID. Why did they not believe their OWN expert? Because he didn't come to the conclusion they wanted.

SADLY, Lawrence Madariaga, Hunter Family Elder, has passed away. This happened because Frances Miranda, Ihrene Scearce and Ruth Masiel disregarded their experts report, and believe a CHILD MOLESTER instead.


Anonymous said...

Mr Macarro is simply NOT believeable. What was his share if people were disenrolled?m $15,000 more per monthm

Anonymous said...

What freek'n "courts have moved on" !? Pechanga has NO court or court system. The people who were to judge the case were the very same people who had accused them.

It was like a rape victim having to come before the person who raped them and be judged by them. The sneers and contempt I felt as they looked down on me was almost too much to bare.

Anonymous said...

Live strong

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the new native American wine?
It's called I've been disenrolled! WA,WA, WA

'aamokat said...

Article V of the Temecula Band's constitution and bylaws, sometimes referred to as the Pechanga Band of Mission Indians,says:


Irehne Scearce and Ruth Masiel are the sisters of Raymond Basquez Sr, who submitted a statement against our tribal membership, and they were closely related to at least ten other people who submitted and/or signed another letter that was against our tribal membership.

Francis Miranda was also closely related to a person who signed the letter against our membership and these three women were party to a challenge of our membership that was submitted against us before any evidence was even presented that would have warrented opening up an investigation against us.

I know I have posted this information about a million times and I have asked the following question just as many times.

How was allowing those three women to sit in judgement of us and to rule on our fate in our disenrollment case not malice or predjudice against us and how does it not violate the equal protection clause of the Band's constitution and bylaws under Article V?

We can document what I have stated by at least six letters that were sent to the enrollment committee and/or the tribal council asking for the recusal of those three women from participating in our disenrollment case but our request was ignored by both the committee and the council. How fair is that?

The resident tribal hack who posts here keeps saying we were afforded due process but won't answer how this was so.

Will I ever get an answer?

Anonymous said...

Macarro says that he wants to build a cornfield on the great oak ranch and give us-the disenrolled back the what is rightfully ours...

Thanks marky..

ICRA... Time for CHANGE!

OPechanga said...

I love to read comments like the anonymous above wisecracking about the new wine.

It does give our reader from around the world an opportunity to see what we who were disenrolled were up against. Uncouth, lack of compassion, and in many cases, criminals.

Please let your friends know what many of the remaining tribal people are about. Please avoid Pechanga.

Anonymous said...

Talking about Uncouth,or lack of compassion,see below comment

If I was a part of your blood, I wouldn't bother talking to you because of your disrespect to your family. At least Esther up there visited with family to get to know her lineage. lol

From Fred Magee article Made from a dis-enrolled Apish Person (who else would defend esther)?

So let your friends know about some of these dis-enrolled A-holes along with are wa wa wa wine expert!

Allen L. Lee said...

Sorry to learn about Mr. Madariaga passing. A true elder.
Been in the wind for a while, now at a different location.
Take care,

stand your ground said...

The corrupt Mark Macarro is a viscous little man and a liar.

What else is new?

Anonymous said...

There are a variety of issues that arise for a Native American who has been either disenrolled in his/her tribe, or has never been enrolled. This particular issue is a setback in the development of Native American rights and tribal preservation. There are particular issues where disenrollment (or never being enrolled) has an impact on social, political, economic, and cultural spheres. The issues that arise from this are:

1. Lack of Rights
A Native American who is not enrolled in his/her tribe, will not be represented under their tribal law. In some tribes, you have to be an enrolled member to be able to be protected under the federal law (I.E. Indian Child Welfare Act) as well.

2. College Seat Opportunities
Native Americans who are not enrolled in his/her tribe will have to prove their status when applying for colleges. Both main-stream and tribal colleges have requirements for the Native American applicant. This is another set back when a Native American is not enrolled in his/her tribe. At mainstream colleges, the Native American applicant (assuming he/she is not enrolled in a tribe) will not be competing in the minority seat through Affirmative Action at the college, but in a larger pool of applicants that are non-minorities.

3. College Scholarships
A Native American who is not enrolled in his/her tribe will run into obstacles when applying for a minority scholarship (I.E. Native American scholarship). He/she will run into problems under scholarship requirements which usually have a requirement of tribal enrollment in order to apply for the scholarship. This is a setback because there is a lack of funding for a disenrolled (or never enrolled) Native American who wants to attend college.

4. Jobs
Federal and tribal jobs have an “Indian Preference” section for Native American applicants. If a Native American is not enrolled, then he/she does not fall under that preference for the job. Unemployment is higher among the Native American population compared to the national average.

5. Tribal Recognition & Loss of Ancestry & Separation from Tribe
Clearly, the issue of disenrollment (or never being enrolled) lies in the issue of tribal recognition and the loss of ancestry. This issue creates disunity, and instability with the sustainability of a tribe.

These are issues that seem to arise from disenrollment. If there are more issues at hand with this topic, then it would beneficial to hear all perspectives to get a better understanding.