Mr. Alejo, HAVE YOU NO SHAME? You have submitted for honor two people from tribes that have violated the civil and basic human rights of a huge percentage of their people. Picayune has terminated 50% of their people and Pechanga 25%. Also, Pechanga is not allowing an entire family into the tribe as required by their own Constitution. Do you not have a STAFF to look into these matters? Or just campaign collectors..?
The California State Assembly has recognized four tribal leaders for their contributions to promote and preserve Native American Indian history and culture in California.
Honored in a resolution that declared November as Native American Heritage Month were Morongo Band of Mission Indians Vice Chairwoman Mary Ann Andreas; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos; Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Chairman Mark Macarro; and Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians Vice Chairwoman Nancy Ayala.
The resolution, which passed in the Legislature last week, was introduced by Assemblyman Luis A. Alejo, D-Salinas. Alejo has receive quite a bit of money from Tribal Interests, over $17,000 (not that it had anything to do with it) Chuckchansi Economic Development Authority, $3,900; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, $2,000.
Read more at: Macarro Lies to Congress and Pechanga Practices Apartheid