Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro has a golden opportunity to right a serious wrong in his tribe as he gets re-elected for another term.
We all know that Jennie Miranda, former chairwoman of the Pechanga tribe, has now been disenfranchised for cheating the tribe, along with her son and others. The elderly Miranda, sister to sitting councilman Andrew Masiel, head of the Native American Caucus of the Democratic Party, was one of the leaders of the movement to disenroll rightful members of the tribe, including the Hunter family.
One wonders why ALL the descendents of Francisca Leivas have not been disenrolled for actions against the tribe.
The story of disenrollment has been told in two television reports: KNBC’s Without A Tribe and KCBS 2 Los Angeles just reported on the Pala Disenrollment and Pechanga too.
MR. MACARRO, Stand up and do what is right, and your legacy in Indian Country as a leader will be ensured. Bring a tribe together. We KNOW that the Masiel-Basquez crime family is responsible. THEY should be outcast. Your ancestors called our ancestors 'auntie'. YOU know what is the right thing to do.