Morris Reid, on the tribal council of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians in Coarsegold, near Fresno, said his group was against tribes starting casinos off their reservations.
Doing so would lead to the destruction of the tribe, he said. HIS OWN tribe is self destructing with HIS help. Picayune has terminated HALF their tribe, over 500 people and are looking to DESTROY MORE. And he travels 200 miles to Barstow to keep another tribe from benefitting from gaming?
Reid said his tribe, which operates a casino in Coarsegold, is concerned about the trend this casino might start if it is approved.
Reid said the tribe is also concerned about out-of-state operators running Indian casinos. WHY? Look what's happened with a STATE RUN TRIBE running the show? Destruction of the tribe, poverty for half their people, violations of civil rights. Doesn't that make you PROUD Morris?
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THE "MORRIS REID CARTEL", AFTER DISENROLLING SO MANY OF ITS MEMBERSHIP SO AS TO INCREASE THEIR OWN PER CAP, IS NOW WORRIED THAT A NEIGHBORING TRIBE WILL TAKE AWAY SOME OF THEIR REVENUE WITH A CASINO SO CLOSE TO THEM, THAT THEIR PER CAP WILL DECREASE. "IT WILL SERVE THEM RIGHT!" AS A CUZ OF MINE ONCE SAID, "WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND!" THE EXTENT OF "CORRUPTION AND GREED" IS NEVER ENDING WITH THESE DIRTBAG TRIBAL LEADERS WITH NO HELP FROM OUR "GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS WHAT IS ACTUALLY "BROKEN" IN INDIAN COUNTRY. WITH HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS GROWING AT AN ALARMING RATE WITHIN TRIBES WITH CASINOS' THERE IS "NO JUSTICE" FOR THE LEGITIMATE NATIVE AMERICAN TO EVEN HAVE A REALISTIC CHANCE AT A FAIR SHAKE FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE MEMBERSHIPS WITH THE EXTENT OF CORRUPTION AND GREED THAT IS ERODING THE VERY NATURE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A "NATIVE AMERICAN" SINCE THE ADVENT OF THE "CASINO!" WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT THAT OUR OWN PEOPLE WOULD SIDE WITH THE "WHITE MAN" TO EXTINGUISH, TO POSSIBLE EXTINCTION, THE TRUE NATIVE AMERICAN IN OUR BELOVED INDIAN NATION! WITH "GREED" COMES CORRUPTION, WITH CORRUPTION COME CA-LU-SION, WITH CA-LU-SION COMES INJUSTICE, WITH INJUSTICE COMES NONCOMMITTAL, AND THIS IS THE STORY OF THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) REASONING FOR NOT TAKING ACTION AGAINST THE DIRTBAG, AND DECEITFULL TRIBAL LEADERS WHEN THE EVIDENCE IS SO OVERWELMING. YOU CAN NOT BE IN BED WITH THE CASINO INDIANS, BECAUSE OF GRAFF, AND EXPECT A "JUST" TREATMENT OF THE NATIVE AMERICANS YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO WATCH OVER. IF THIS IS SO, THEN WHY DO YOU EVEN EXIST? IS IT JUST ANOTHER "SMOKE SCREEN" SO THE WHITE MAN HAS ANOTHER TOOL TO ERADICATE THE "NATIVE AMERICAN FROM EXISTENCE? THE "WHITE MAN" HAS BEEN TRYING TO TO DO THIS SINCE THEY STEPPED INTO THE "AMERICAS'. NATIVE AMERICANS DRIVEN/FORCED OFF THE LAND THAT HAS BEEN THEIRS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME AND PUT ON RESERVATIONS OF WORTHLESS LAND AND LEFT TO ROT. TREATYS BROKEN, AND NATIVE AMERICAN HAVE BEEN SLAUGHTERED FOR NOTHING MORE THAN FOR THE GOOD OF THE "WHITE MAN!" AND "NOTHING HAS CHANGED!" HISTORY SHOWS THE THE GOVERNMENT HAS CREATED SO MANY DIFFERENT AGENCYS SINCE THEY HAVE STEEPED INTO THE AMEICAS' THAT HAS DONE NOTHING BUT LEGITIMIZE THE THIEFT OF EVERTHING THAT HAS BELONGED TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SINCE THE BEGINNING TIME. "HOW DARE US FIGHT FOR WHAT WAS OURS?" WE WERE LOOKED AT AND DEAMED SAVAGES BY THE "WHITE MAN" FOR TRYING TO KEEP WHAT WAS OURS. WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN THAT, I ASK YOU? AND THE IMAGE OF THE "NATIVE AMEICANS" IN THE EYES OF THE "WHITE MAN" HASN'T CHANGED, WE ARE NOTHING MORE THE SUBDUED SAVAGES ON RESERVATIONS OF THEIR CHOOSING, NOT OURS. AND WITH THE ADVENT OF THE CASINO THE GOVERNMENT WILL ALLOW THEM TO EXIST AS LONG AS IT IS BENEFICIAL TO THEIR RESPECTIVE POCKETBOOKS. I CAN'T SAY IT ANY PLAINER THAN THAT. OUR HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT THE GOVERNMENT HASN'T BEEN GOOD FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN, AND NOW WE HAVE CASINO INDIANS DOING THERE WORK FOR THEM. EXTINCTION COULD BE A "REALITY" IN OUR LIFETIME IF WE LET THEM! WE CAN NO LONGER BE "SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER!"
WHAT? NO COMMENTS ON MY LAST POST? YOU ALL KNOW I SPEAK THE TRUTH! "DO NOT LET OUR MOMENTUM THAT WE HAVE GAINED IN OUR ONGOING FIGHT AGAIST HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, AND REGAINING THAT WHICH HAS BEEN STOLEN FROM US FOR NOTHING MORE THEN GREED, CORRUPTION, AND POLITICAL POWER. REMEMBER WE ARE NO LONGER "SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER" ANY LONGER AND OUR FIGHT HAS TO GO INTO OVERDRIVE FOR WE HAVE THE MEANS AND THE RIGHT UNDER TRIBAL LAW TO GO AFTER THESE DIRTBAG TRIBAL LEADERS! "FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!" STARTING WITH THE DECEITFUL, CORRUPT AND GREEDY "MACARRO CARTEL." WE NEED TO MUSTER ALL THE EVIDENCE ON MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN AND BOMBARD THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) WITH A VENGENCE. IF NOT FOR US, FOR OUR CHILDREN WHO MAY NEVER GET A CHANCE TO KNOW WHO THEY REALLY ARE IN OUR BELOVED INDIAN NATION BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.
The American Government has had an on going plan of eradicating the native population of this country for hundreds of years. First they tried genocide going so far to even offer bountys on Indians. Then they tried rounding them up and forcing them on reservations, knowing full well the importance the American Indian placed on freedom. They tried killing and destroying there food supply.
Then they tried to get rid of us by assimilation. Hoping we would dissapear and vanish forever into the general population. Making it a crime for indians to speak there own language, or practice there religious beliefs.
Now comes there most insidious plan, lets let them have casinos. Knowing the effect that an almost unlimited supply of money would have on a people who were unacustomed to such things. That it would attract unscrupulous people, and would tear apart the tribe from within. Then they could proclaim when people came running to them asking for help "its an internal matter" and then turn there back and a blind eye on the whole thing.
I am sure someone is snickering and laughing now.... the plan is working so well.
Historical tribes should invest into the recording or the movie industry...instead of all this casino shit!
Build a science lab & DNA labs and make our indians back the way they were...REAL Indians...red skin and proud...!
This land of make believe, will be ours again someday!
The century Indians will tell you that, these make believe Indians of today are of great sham variety.
They come in ice cream flavors...
THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS), WHAT A LAME EXCUSE FOR AN ORGANIZATION THAT ABSOLUTELY DOES NOTHING TO FIX WHAT IS BROKEN IN INDIAN COUNTRY. BROKEN TO THE EXTENT OF ILLEGAL DISENROLLMENTS, BANISHMENTS, MEDICAL CARE AND EVERY OTHER DISPICABLE ACTS THAT HAVE BEEN PERPETRATED AGAINST "LEGITIMATE NATIVE AMERICANS" BY DIRTBAG TRIBAL LEADERS BECAUSE "THEY CAN!" THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) WON'T EVEN ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. AND WHY? AGAIN THEY DON'T HAVE TOO. THE FILTHY RICH CASINO INDIANS MAKE SURE THEY DON'T. ECHOHAWK HAS PROVEN THIS BY HIS INACTION TO MEET WITH US DURING THE TRIBAL LEADERS CONFERENCE! JUSTICE CAN NOT BE AFFORDED THE NATIVE AMERICAN IF THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) WON'T TAKE A STAND ON AT LEAST THE ISSUE OF "HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS" THAT SUCK THE LIFE OUT OF TRIBAL LAW AND RIGHTFULL CONSTITUTIONS AND BY LAWS THAT SHOULD PROTECT ALL NATIVE AMERICANS FROM HAVING TO ENDURE SUCH DISPICABLE ACTS FROM OUR OWN, FROM WITHIN, THEN CALL IT WHAT IT IS "COL-U-TION," CASINO INDIANS....GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS)......GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) CASINO INDIANS..... DO WE SEE THE HAND OF CORRUPTION HERE WHERE INJUSTICE IS STATIS QUO? FOR WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE IS "GOOD FOR THE GOOSE!" THE TRIBAL LEADERS "MAKE IT UP AS THEY GO" AND THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) TURNS THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED "BLIND EYE" TO EVERY ACT OF INJUSTICE THAT THE CASINO INDIANS PUT FORTH AGAINST THE TRUE LEGITIMATE NATIVE AMERICAN: "BECAUSE THEY DON'T CARE." "THE WHITE MAN" IN BED WITH THE "CASINO INDIAN!" WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT THIS COULD EVER HAPPEN? IT'S OUT THERE FOR ALL TO SEE AND WITHOUT CHECKS AND BALANCES HOW COULD THE AMERICAN INDIAN EVEN EXPECT TO GET A FAIR SHAKE IN INDIAN COUNTRY. THERE IS NO HONESTY, THERE IS NO JUSTICE, THERE IS NO INTEGRITY, JUST GREED AND CORRUPTION. THERE HAS TO BE A "BREAKING POINT!"
google earth is amazing.
fly to Hunter Lane, Temecula and you can see the changes/development of the Rez from 1995 to 2009.
you can see where Elane Tavazon started to build her house until Maccaro used the tribal rangers to stop construction. You can see where Maccaro have built on thier property.
It is interesting that in 1995 there is no identifiyable road to the Maccaro Property. But Hunter Lane has been there since the beginging of the Rez.
Under RICO, a person who is a member of an enterprise that has committed any two of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity." RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.
When the U.S. Attorney decides to indict someone under RICO, he or she has the option of seeking a pre-trial restraining order or injunction to temporarily seize a defendant's assets and prevent the transfer of potentially forfeitable property, as well as require the defendant to put up a performance bond. This provision was placed in the law because the owners of Mafia-related shell corporations often absconded with the assets. An injunction and/or performance bond ensures that there is something to seize in the event of a guilty verdict.
DO YOU, HONESTLY, THINK THE U.S. ATTORNEY WOULD ACTUALLY TAKE ON AN AN INDICTMENT (RICO) AGAINST THE "MACARRO CARTEL?" THEY HAVE THE ABILITY AND MEANS PLUS ENOUGH EVIDENCE CAN SURELY BE PRESENTED TO JUSTIFY AN INDICTMENT. YOU FORGOT ONE THING! MONEY, AND POLITICAL POWER! THE "MACARRO CARTEL" HAS BOUGHT UP ALL THE FAVORS, AND MORE IF NECESSARY, TO MAKE A PROPOSED INDICTMENT GO AWAY. DON'T GET ME WRONG, I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA, AND SHOULD BE PERSUED. I JUST THINK WITH THE EXTENT OF CORRUPTION THAT SURROUNDS THE "MACARRO CARTEL" YOU WILL HAVE TO BREAK THE BONDS THAT ARE ALREADY ENTRENCHED SO DEEP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL AND THE FILTHY RICH CASINO INDIANS THEY HAVE BEEN IN "BED WITH!" TOUGH ORDER OF BUSINESS, WOULDN'T YOU SAY? BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE! DO WE NOT HAVE LAWYERS THAT COULD DRAFT SUCH AN ACTION AND PRESENT IT TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY ON OUR BEHALF?...SAY AGAINST THE "MACARRO CARTEL?" WE WOULD HAVE TO DOT TNE "I'S AND CROSS THE "T'S, TO AT LEAST GET THE U.S. ATTORNEY TO INVESTIGATE MARK'S SORRY A.. UNDER THE RICO STATUTE. THE EVIDENCE IS THERE, WHAT THEY DO WITH IT IS ANOTHER MATTER!
my family was disenrolled from the picayune rancheria of the chukchansi indians...if there are other chukchansi indians who are leading an effort for justice and a return of reinstatement, please contact me at email@example.com. thank you
All of the comments above do not help your cause. Venting here with no action just makes you look weak. Why hasn't there been a sit-in on our reservation yet? All talk, no guts, can't walk the walk. Look to the leaders of the Civil Rights Era for inspiration. This is so amazing.
Here's a fictional story for you: A man is born in the United States. He has all of the Constitutional rights as everyone else. Suddenly, a committee put together by the ruling party's lobbyists finds that though the man was born a U.S. Citizen, his great great great grandfather was born in Canada, and find that he was not a citizen, despite the fact that the committee had proof from an expert that his great great great grandfather was actually born in the U.S. The committee revokes the man's U.S. Citizenship, and he is left to poverty and is stripped of his heritage and property. All of the other U.S. Citizens don't say anything, because they're afraid that the committee will rule on them too. They don't want to lose their benefits.
Sad, until one understands that that is pretty much what happened to all of you. It should then turn to anger.
I encourage you to keep looking at the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement for ideas. Your situation isn't dissimilar to what happened to Africans during the slave trade.
Tribal Africans were forcibly removed from their homeland, and stripped of their heritage, land, rights, and dignity. It was only after many generations and resistance to the status-quo that allowed black Americans to live on (almost) equal ground as their white brethren. If certain leaders never resisted, blacks would never have had the right to be citizens of the U.S.
Your protests are weak and small in number. Your protesters show up when it is convenient. You wear t shirts, sunglasses and sub-par clothing when you protest. Your signs are a joke. You do nothing more than stand on a road, break no laws, and quietly recede at the end of the day.
Look to the Civil Rights Movement. Protesters were ALWAYS in their Sunday-Best. Their signs had clear messages. More than that, they showed up in force. They didn't just have peaceful law abiding rallies, they had peaceful resistance that weren't always legal. Blacks weren't allowed on the buses, they weren't allowed to drink out of the white fountains, they weren't allowed on white beaches, they weren't allowed to go to schools... it was only when some dared to defy those rules that REAL CHANGE happened.
I dare you to create REAL CHANGE for your people. If you marched on to the reservation in a peaceful protest of resistance, maybe the rest of your non-Indian community would march with you, just like the brave whites marched with their black brothers when things were still separate and not equal. Some of you are entitled to land on your reservation, but you are not allowed to set foot on it. You are being denied access to your own land. Let them bring the Feds into this to arrest you. Call for the FBI to protect your civil rights as you march HOME!
Don't let THIS call fade away on this blog. If you want your heritage back, seize it
All of the comments above do not help your cause. NOW THAT IS MORE LIKE THE WAY WE SHOULD BE ADDRESSING THE ISSUE ON HUMANS RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, AND THE DISPICABLE ACTS PERPETRATED AGAINST US BY THE DECEIFULL AND CORRUPT TRIBAL LEADERS AND THEIR COHORTS, THE "GOVERNMENT (INDIAN AFFAIRS)!" WE WOULD BE JUSTIFIED WITHOUT QUESTION! ANYONE UP FOR THE "TASK?" OR OUR WE TO BE "SNIVELING SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER" BY ALLOWING THE "MACARRO CARTEL" TO IGNORE THE RIGHTS OF HIS MEMBERSHIP AND THE CONSTITUTION, BY LAWS, AND TRIBAL LAWS, WHICH ARE SUPPOSE TO BE WRITTEN IN STONE, SO AS TO GIVE THE TRUE NATIVE AMERICAN A FAIR SHAKE!
For the sake of God...
I just read the opinion here http://www.scribd.com/doc/24968755/Dissenting-Opinion-Jeffredo-v-Macarro
why haven't any of you gotten arrested yet for trespassing into your own Pechanga Government Building in an effort to lodge a formal complaint there? Go! Go get detained! Smokeybear, please pass on what I wrote above about peaceful resistance. It NEEDS to be more than one person being arrested. It NEEDS to be EVERY single disenrolled member and those that are not being allowed to enroll. They only have a few Rangers on shift. Show up en masse unannounced and have your news reporters prepped and ready. How will the Tribal police look with their riot shields and helmets against well-dressed mothers, fathers, grandparents and children? How will it look to have an angry mob of Maccaro supporters throwing rocks at you as you sing your traditional songs of faith? Will it take fire hoses to push you off the reservation? I sure hope so. Organize, organize, organize.
One of the biggest problems with the dis-enrolled is that they have the "poor me" mentality. Are your children important to you? Really? Your actions speak louder. I think you all love comfort more than your children. I think that the idea of marching onto the reservation and being beaten, mocked, ridiculed, and arrested is very, very uncomfortable to you. I would sacrifice my life for my children. But that would be easy, as I'm sure it would be an easy choice for you too. The harder choice would be to LIVE for your children. DO NOT RECEDE into the shadows and let your identity die. STEP INTO the light and show your children what you are living for!
Think about this... if you remain peaceful, steadfast, and resistant in support of your cause, you will succeed.
I keep reading more and more about your situation, and as I re-read what I said above about resistance, I keep thinking about how I drove by your protest several times just to watch. I was angry. I was angry as all of you SHOULD be. Here you are... shooed like little sheep onto a little corner where you were TOLD you could stand and protest. You had to stand by and beg for the attention of people passing by. You had to try and sneak your way in to talk to a puppet of corrupt tribal governments and the U.S. Government, and you failed miserably doing it. You sat and asked permission from the puppet of the puppet to speak with him.
A federal judge even recognized that it looked like you were still waiting to DO something, but he couldn't help you until you DID it.
When are you going to stop ASKING for permission to be the people you were born to be?
All of the comments above do not help your cause. Venting here with no action just makes you look weak. Why hasn't there been a sit-in on our reservation yet? All talk, no guts, can't walk the walk. Look to the leaders of the Civil Rights Era for inspiration. This is so amazing. I HAVE PAST ON WHAT YOU SAID ON FACEBOOK, AND TWITTER. IT NEEDED TO BE TOLD, FOR FOR I KEEP SAYING " WE ARE NO LONGER SHEEP TO SLAUGHTER" AND WE NEED TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK, SEND ME AN E-MAIL AT firstname.lastname@example.org.
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