Sunday, February 5, 2012

FOLLOW THE MONEY III: Tribal Per Capita Theft over $500 Million Elders Stripped of Health Care; Children's Education Ruined

That's half a BILLION DOLLARS, stolen by corrupt tribal councils and their leaders. They claim disenrollments weren't about the money, but the figures don't lie. That's something the Bureau of Indian Affairs, led here in California by Amy Deutschke, buries their heads in the sand to avoid. We first wrote about this story in January 2011: Follow the Money....

From the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula CA:

The Hunter family has lost $1,561,000 per person, in per capita payments alone. We arrived at that figure by taking the last full year of per capita $268,000/12 months and multiplying that loss times 70 months of disenrollment. 95 adults at the time of disenrollment equals:  $148,295,000

The Apis/Manuela Miranda family was disenrolled two years prior in 2004, our previous posts mistakenly put their disenrollment in 2005. The per capita was slightly less, about $17,000 per month times 94 months of termination: $1,598,000 times 135 adults equals:  $215,700,000

Moratorium People NEVER shared in what was rightfully theirs. The per capita went up to $360,000 per year for those remaining after elimination of tribal citizens.

From the Picayune Rancheria in Coarsegold, CA:

In the case of Chukchansi Gold, the casino had been averaging $5 million per month in payments to the Tribe over the past 48 months (as reported to me by a former Tribal Council member).
The tribe disenrolled 625 members whose share would be $3,200 per month. This equates to $104,000,000 stolen. They are now disenrolling an additional 300 members

Lets add what we have so far:

Pechanga: $388 MILION Includes additional $17.4 Million in Health Insurance. Corrected Insurance due to coverages, some double covered as family. Per capita losses are $200,000 PER DAY. These totals do not include lost education assistance nor does it account for family members that attained the age of majority.

Picayune: $ 104.0 MILLION Money is from share of dollars casino sends to tribe per person will grow with 200 just receiving ejection letters..

Redding Rancheria: $ 35.3 MILLION Per capita only. Totals being tabulating but includes tribal JOBS lost.

Mooretown: $12 MILLION

Enterprise: $2.9 MILLION No Per Capita. Tribe gets revenue allocation. Losses include housing help.

Pala $24 MILLION. Amount includes one year projection of losses of 160 tribal members ejected. $14K per member in per capita and benefits PER MONTH.

United Auburn $2 MILLION per year projection is for one year. and growing by 180 K per month

San Pascual    $6 MILLION in losses for the first year of Alto family’s ouster.


the tribal councils will say, it's NOT about the MONEY!  The Truth IS it IS because so many have lost homes, health insurance because their rightful per capita was taken away


smokeybear said...

And so it "Continues!" Where the "Hell" is the "Intervention?" How can the "Government(Indian Affairs) sign off on this "Mockery of Justice?" How is it that they choose to stand by and accept, "Without Question" these "Blatent Treasonous Acts" of "Human and Civil Rights Violations, "Perpetrated" by these "Criminal and Corrupt Tribal Leaders, against true "Lineal Decendents?" There is no "Rhyme or Reason:" Except for their "Underlying Greed!" You would think that "Eric Holder," being of "African American Decent'" would have first hand knowledge of "Human and Civil Rights Violations" growing up in the '50's. So I ask you: Why doesn't he recognize the same "Acts Of Violence" being thrust against the "Native Americans" in his charge? For I think he "Knows Exactly" what's going on, but refuses to act "Responsibly." And "Chickenhawk," isn't he "Indian First? Does the "Degree of Corruption" run that deep in the B.I.A. that the "Tribal Leaders" are "Actually In Charge?" Surely looks to be the case....WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?"..."Chickenhawk," you are a "Sorry Excuse for an Indian!" Where are your "Values" for the "Rights" of all "Native Americans?" Not just the "Casino Indians." You know you could make a "Difference" here in "Indian Country" but you allow the "Tribal Leaders"... to "Pull Your String" and "Make you Dance."

Anonymous said...

The sheer volume of money stolen from Indians across the state should be enough for the Feds to take notice.

Why does Amy Deutschke bury her head in the sand?

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said....
Why does Amy Deutschke bury her head in the sand?

Because "Chickenhawk" is in charge. And he isn't even going to anger his "Partners In Crime:".. "The Criminal and Corrupt Tribal Leaders" that he backs "Without Question!" For you have got to know that she wouldn't make a move "Without Him!" Reminds you of "Mark" and his "Underlying Greed," and the ability to make the B.I.A...."Dance!"..."For Corruptin Is, What Corruption Does," and they know exactly what they are doing, for it's all about the "Money!"

Anonymous said...

Everyone posting to this site knows damn well that they dont want the BIA to intefere, so why call out Amy Dutschke and the BIA now? You sure werent calling on them when you were cashing your Per Capita checks...every tribe has its right to sovereignty, but when some people dont get their way, to hell with the "sovereignty" that was the primary fight, now, its attack those who we know dont have any jurisdiction when it comes to tribal affairs; What HYPOCRISY!

ndnchick said...

I know an Elder female that was born and raised on Pechanga Rez with direct lineage x 3 generations for her. Her full brother and his family are receiving full percap and enrolled members. Where do I start to ensure she gets what is owed to her. She has been lied to repeately by her younger brother. needing to know where to start. Any feedback would be appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Those numbers make me sick to even think about. I'm not sure how they sleep at night.

Anonymous said...

By the time they're all finished kicking everyone out, they're all going to end up with 8 members like Augustine "Band" of Cahuilla Indians. Seems like that's the goal, anyway.