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Friday, May 25, 2012

How the Pala Dispute Gets Personal: Willie and Mel

One of the disenrolled Pala people tells what happens when disagreements get personal in our comment section. I have promoted this to a full post.  This one is reminiscent of how some treated our Pechanga elder, Lawrence Madariaga.  He and wife Sophie gave those in need diapers and milk and then, they grew up to turn their backs on them.








This is Willie Pink. Today I was sitting and talking with two TV producers who are working on a piece about Pala Veterans. 


Mel Lavato happened to be in the area as well so I invited my cousin Mel over so I could introduce him to them. I shook hands with Mel then he began to scold me in front of these two men. He kept accusing me of things I did not do. So Mel if you want it to your face here it is. I don't know how it is that you can call your father and your great aunts and uncles liars. 


They have all stated that my great grandmother Margarita Brittain was 4/4ths Indian. You tend to believe every lie your grandmother ever told you. However, when she tells the truth about her Yaqui blood you turn a deaf ear. Who are you to judge us. Were you there when this supposed white man lay with my great great grandmother and made my great grandmother?  If Margarita's father is unknown are you so racist that you assume White. 


Most whites were known in the area and if her father was white we would know his name but you and yours are so filled with hate you reach out and hurt anyone in your path.


There was a time when I stood over you to keep your nephew from killing you. There was a time when I tried to stop the harassment you received from the ones you defend now. These are the same ones that had you cowering in your cellar wondering when they might try to burn your house down. You suffered so much under these goons yet you defend them because your hatred for our family is so deep that you will sell yourself to them because the pain they are causing us pleases you. Do you remember how bad it was the way that your father treated you. I can tell you how bad it was. It was so bad my mother would talk to your dad about it and ask him to stop. She often told him that he did not realize how bad he was hurting his son. 


Our family has done more for you then you will ever know. That is the problem, you don't want to know. You know the truth about Margarita Brittain but your hatred for yourself and life guides you to hurt others. Enjoy your happiness from all the pain you have caused. You said I will have to pay. It is obvious that you are suffering and already paying. You are still my cousin and that is who we are. We don't spend our time looking to hurt people. I am not walking away from this like you did today. You were not even man enough to talk to me after everything I ever did for you.

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

Willie, I'm truely sorry u and your family have the experience the shunning and pain that is this moment for our people. Its a very sad time indeed, and please know that no matter how long it takes we will never give up. Peace be with you, and your cousin, its even sadder that families have to be torn apart by greed. Its not our way, but its something that has to be dealt with.

Anonymous said...

Mel lavato shows all his true blood quantum... Way to much mexican indian, cupa folk had respect for each other, knew and supported their famiy and relatives... Mel and his b.j. Seeking nephew are sooo worried about their own cupa blood line, that they need to call their ancestors liars, its a bitter pill boys, and I use that term loosely, ur not what u claim, get over it

Anonymous said...

Willie Pink should talk...pfft!

United we stand said...

Anonymous 7:08. Good come back on any kind of factual importance to a discussion. Keep up the good work Willie on exposing the corrupt and thier followers. That are probably being paid off like at chuchanski (sp). We're on thier votes for the tribal council. I know in all the years I was enrolled I never received a color coded electoral ballot before until the most recent one. Where it was easier to just throw the color coded ones in the trash so the corrupt wouldn't be thrown out of office. By the person who holds the key to the tribal post office and can go in before anyone gets there and rig an election. Tick tock

Anonymous said...

Willie is corrupt himself. Tell it, Willie!

Willie Pink said...

Hello anonymous,(Willie is corrupt himself)I will tell it. The worst thing I ever did in my entire life was allow Andrew Smith to get away with ending that child's life. I was misled by Robert and acted to protect the sovereignty of the Tribe and prevented the County from coming in and doing a thorough investigation of the incident. Later Robert told me the truth about the occurrence. I have not felt the same since. If you want to add to my incidence of corruption please do. I have nothing to hide like most of you. So tell the world what it is that you believe about me from the things Robert has told you. You can't even think for yourselves anymore.

Anonymous said...

How did Andrew Smith end a Childs life. you brought it up.

Dennis G. Chappabitty said...

Willie is a U.S. Army Veteran and I am a U.S. Army Veteran and I will stand with him on the truth of Margarita Brittain’s 4/4 Indian blood status and that her father was full blood Indian. It is Memorial Day and a time to cherish the honor and spirit of those who defended us and our freedoms. A time to swear to battle those who take our identities away for no just cause and commit to fighting them all the way.

Anonymous said...

Willie Pink, you aided and abetted criminal acts using sovereignty as a shield to protect criminals.

You need to make amens. You owe that innocent child an honest accounting to police of what happened.

Better late than never, Willie Pink.

Do you still believe shielding criminals using the sham of sovereignty worth the loss of your soul?

Anonymous said...

Last Anonymous,

I agree that Willie Pink should give an accounting of what he knows to the authorities, but I don't think he had intention to aid and abet. He himself seems to have been misled as to whatever events happened, and whatever information he has is what he has been told.

Even if he does go forward now, the Tribal council will just have their spokesperson claim sovereignty and the authorities may not be able to investigate.

Anything like that probably should have been handled by tribal law enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Statements subjective;you think? You this? you that?

You Willie Pink?

smokeybear said...

Willy Pink, do you have "Proof" to what you are saying? It needs to come out and let the "Chips" fall where they may...."Eagle Eyes."

Anonymous said...

I agree with smoky bear willy... if the table's were turned and it was you who beat that youngster to death would robert smith defend you? Would he have taken the weapon to get rid of for you? would andrew smith stay quiet if you committed such a dicpictable act for you? The damn gloves are off now in pala, to hell with these criminals.....there is no statute of limitations on murder, its time they answer for their acts!

Anonymous said...

Allen Lawson, Chairman of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians must be impeached and brought down. He and Smith are Tribal terrorists at large. Email kumeyaay86 @ yahoo to join the fight.

Anonymous said...

many tribes do not use blood talk--3/4--4/4 , etc. marg. brittain is Indian and was moved to the pala rez. end of story.-- this disenrolling members is crazy and please don't blame the white man for all this!! now to willie , his cousing and robert smith --have a long time feud. it has cost their children their money--and other family members their money. now willie pink has other things to account for like not taking care of his indian children!! and many people could tell the real story and i am sure his mother did nice things--she was that kind of person. lots of mud being tossed around but clean up your on past.

anonymous said...

What's sad is there is a whole heck of a lot of people that are innocent which are right in the middle of the crossfire. How is that Fair, Right, or Just? Just asking.

Anonymous said...

Willie didn't disenroll anybody. Keep your mind on the real issues. Do not get sidetracked.

Anonymous said...

Willie is still guilty of a cover-up..don't sweep his obligation under the rug.

Anonymous said...

The other 161 people are not guilty of a cover up.

Don't get sidetracked by a single person's past actions or decisions when so many families are losing everything.

No one should have been "disenrolled"...no blood quantum was legally lowered, no sufficient evidence was provided by the Executive Committee, no due process was allowed...which violates the ICRA.

Rightful Cupeno descendents are being told they are no longer citizens of their nation by a group of leaders who purposefully mislead their people. They were lied to by the Tribal Government when they were told no more disenrollments would happen after the original 8 in June 2011, now the rest of the tribe is being lied to by the Tribal Government.

Citizenship is a birthright in every nation in history. These descendants meet blood quantum. There was no need for this to happen.

anonymous said...

I totally agree anonymous 8:53 am..as smith said "What's right is right and What's wrong is wrong". Hopefully he will listen to his own words. Do the right thing Smith!!!!!Everyone is watching you....

Anonymous said...

One of the posters mentioned that Tribal Security should have taken care of it. If memory serves me right, Andrew Smith's Uncle Booty was the Tribal Security at the time of the child's death. So once again, family influence to cover up. I remember the stories flying around at that time, one of the main was that Andrew had killed this baby, but no one came forth and told the truth. Why? I don't know other than they were worried about retaliation. Andrew Smith is and was a well known drug dealer, but nothing is ever reported. At the time of this child's death he (Andrew) was full on into meth and God knows what else. Instead of covering his actions up, his family should have had him answer for what he did and serve the time he should have. Instead they chose the enable him, and he has NOT changed.

Anonymous said...

Is Andrew Smith related to Robert Smith?

Anonymous said...

who the fuck is willie pink? how sad, he must be a miserable ol soul..

Anonymous said...

You know who is a miserable ol' soul? Robert Smith. He also helped his miserable despicable drug dealing brother, Andrew, murder that fellow in the Pala campground back in the early 1990's. It is rumored that a member of the Lavato family was a witness to this beating and helped to get rid of the murder weapon. It's funny, all traces of that story has been erase from the newspaper archives, your internet scrubbers (Elmets) must be heard a work, it must take alot of time and resources to keep your dirty laundry hidden.

Robert Smith is a horrible human being, who only cares about himself. This miserable ol' soul is responsible for destroying his tribe and betraying his people, by choosing greed instead of honoring his people. Robert Smith's black soul is truly miserable and he is doomed to rot in hell for the crimes he committed against the people of Pala, all in the name of greed and power.

Enjoy it while you can, you lowlife, it will soon all be gone and you'll be held accountable for manipulating people, lying, stealing, using sovereignty to protect your drug dealing brother, etc. etc. etc.

Willie has more character in his little finger than you have in your entire body.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Smith and Robert Smith have bullied and terrorized the good citizens of Pala for years. It's catching up with you, boys.

Anonymous said...

so if you ANONYMOUS 10:41 P.M , know all this stuff were you there? im dieing to know more.. this just might turn into an investigation.. and what lavato? arent they the ones that the pala indian reservation hates right now?? an enquiring mind wants to know :)

Anonymous said...

i do believe all this karma is coming back around to all the ones that have done so many people wrong in their pasts, its sad how people can bring up a death of a poor innocent child that has been laid to rest, and still this man willie wants to hold an innocent childs life against someone. People shouldnt be be running to a blog and airing out dirty laundry,but thats how cowardly people are these days and why is this all coming about? nobody has the right to judge anybody.. its all anger and self pitty issues and all these people starting to rat on each other is just another cry for attention. so much for the dead to rest in peace when the living is throwing their names around as if their alive today. thats enough for any right minded person to stop what their trying to do, thats calling alot of bad things into their lives. Better them than me, Lord help their poor ol' souls

Anonymous said...

fuck the smiths!!

smokeybear said...

Anonymous, June 1, 2012 1:13 AM.

What's with this statement about "Airing Dirty Laundry" on this blog? You think that a "Death Of A Child" shouldn't be brought up? There are no "Statutes of limitations" on "MURDER!" If you think so, you are "Guilty by Association. You become part of the "Coverup." You can't "Forgive and Forget" this one!...."Eagle Eyes."

Anonymous said...

I agree with Eagle Eyes...the whole ethos of many deaf, dumb, and blind is the practice of "cover-up."

Anonymous said...

If the police can catch the killer of Etan Patz(boy in New York who went missing 1979) then it doesn't matter how long ago someone was murdered or laid to rest.

Murder is not "dirty laundry." It's a crime.

Anonymous said...

you people are fuckin stupid, nevermind bout other peoples shit. dam

smokeybear said...

Anonymous said...
you people are f^^kin stupid, nevermind bout other peoples shit. dam.

No, you are stuck on "Stupid!" Letting this "Criminal" get away with "Murder" can't be "Tolerated!"
I ask you, if it was your kid that was "Murdered," would you still be saying the same "Stupid" statement? You know you would want "Justice!"....."Eagle Eyes."

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

"you people are fuckin stupid, nevermind bout other peoples shit. dam" June 2, 2012 10:05 PM

Murder is not "other peoples shit." It's a crime.

Obstruction of justice is a crime. Perjury is a crime.

Provided you believe in some sort of God or Larger Spiritual Entity, usually murder is a Mortal Sin.

Anonymous said...

smokey bear you sound like a pissed off trujillo that got disenrolled

Anonymous said...

Re:smokey bear;June 3 9:59
Eagle eyes is a peace maker who tries to speak fairly.

Who wouldn't be "pissed off?" by criminal acts?

I do not know Eagle eyes personally... I do not agree with everything he says, but...he is a just man with a conscience.

Bully you...insulting to quiet disent; since when is speaking out against injustice wrong?

Anonymous said...

quit trying to make excuses for these dam liars, oh well if their pissed off if the tables were turned they would make everything even worse than it is now. sorry waaahh bout them disenrolled im still the outsider looking in and im more indian than these sad sobbing oh pity me people. their selfish and cruel people they run a muck on the reservation, their punky kids are always breaking the tribal laws!! so get over it and quit making excuses for these people! its all about the money they lost!

Anonymous said...

11:49
"quit trying to make excuses for these dam liars, oh well if their pissed off if the tables were turned they would make everything even worse than it is now"

What "tribal laws" are they breaking Mr. or Ms. Prejudice, since according to your stereotypes, all 162 and their kids are "running a muck"?? It must be mass chaos on the REZ, as I am sure it is ONLY the 162's "punky kids" breaking the law.

However,you are absolutely right! This is ALL about money and nothing about blood, heritage, and lineage!! Thank you!! Apparently you are still very close to someone still enrolled and have been brainwashed and duped into not being able to think for yourself, along with your significant other! I can determine from your lack of sentence structure and spelling that you can barely read and write. Because of your intellectual deficiencies, it makes me believe that when you and your lover hear a rumor or get mailed a 240 page document, you immediately take the bait without evaluating or weighing the evidence, then emphatically conclude the chief is 100% correct! The chief and his lawyer know the intelligence levels of people like you, and he knows that your lover will conform to his evil ways. Look behind the curtain, dude!! Smith disenrolled the 162 to eliminate opposition. Now he believes 'even more than before' he can "run a muck" with millions of dollars and not have answer to anyone! He is still robbing your lover blind, but your lover is happy because of the recent raise!

The sad part of the story is how Indians like yourself and your lover have turned your backs on your own people. That has been smith and his lawyer's goal from the start. That was also the goal of the US government when they cast Indians to the reservations.

Justiceforpaladisenrolled said...

Anonymous 11:49 sounds to me you are upset in general because you yourself are Indian and do not belong to a tribe. Don't hate those that do and have now been disenrolled. If you would read the proof on the OP site regardless of your feelings towards tribes with gaming what is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. The disenrolled have given proof needed, the BIA agrees but the corrupt EC choose to not abide by the decision and accept the proof.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 6:46 you can take your "smart words" and shove it. you sound like that freeman whore.

Anonymous said...

FREEMAN WHORE IS RITE! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GO TO ESCONDIDO CORNER AND THE PROSTITUTES KNOW HER. SHE IS A WELL KNOWN WHORE IN ESCO THEN SHE HIDES HERSELF IN LITTLE PALA WHERE SHE THINKS NO ONE KNOWS HER! SHE MADE SOME GOOD MONEY FOR HER DRUGS, SHE WOULD BE DESPERATE ENOUGH TO TAKE 5.00!

Anonymous said...

haaaa anonymous 8:39 thats funny!

Anonymous said...

Pechanga. Congrats to Willie Pink for trying to help but he needs to accept responsibility. His ongoing feud with the Tribal Council is partly to blame for the disenrollments. Willie, why can't you ever run on your own platform instead of always trying to tear someone else down and propogating conspiricy theories? And, you need to be a better role model. You never took care of your various INDN children, never cared about most of them and now aren't being much of a parent to your grandkids, unless you can pull them out at some event to show off. Seems to me you are about what is best for Willie, not the people and aren't above using underhanded ways to get your way, such as protecting the murderer of that boy. Shameful. Maybe if you were more cooperative and didn't go looking for a fight, this wouldn't have happened. Time to step up and redeem yourself.

Anonymous said...

7:30, 8:39.. Thanks again for your contributions of hatred, disrespect, and vengeance towards the Brittain family! Keep up the good work. Tell the world and be specific as to what ROBERT truly thinks and has said as well.

Anonymous said...

12:17pm is that all you have to say for yourself?

Anonymous said...

I never hear Mararita Ortega ?

Anonymous said...

I never hear Mararita?

Anonymous said...

Dont worry about Yaqui Mel ,what's he gonna do slap you?Mel is of the parasites of Pala,he is a disgusting human being,yuk,I wanna barf in his face when I see him!

Anonymous said...

I dare you to barf in his face! That would be very interesting to see . OH WAIT , ALL YOU CAN DO IS TYPE IT ON A BLOG!!! CHCKEN SHTS ANYWAY! LMAO , WEAK!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If he is a parasite he would love for your barf!!!!

Anonymous said...

What would Yaqui Mel do if you barfed in his face? Probably try to slap you! No ones scared of him! Haha!

fiduciary ethos programs said...

Does the BIA Have Fiduciary Duty To Protect Pala D. It may be the fiduciary ethos programs to protect the Pala. Don't worry about the financial crises and the fiduciary duty.