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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Agua Caliente Tribe Criticizes Mary Bono Mack for Offensive Comments


PALM SPRINGS, Calif. —The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians today issued the
following statement from Tribal Council Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe in response to recent media
reports surrounding the campaign for the 36th congressional district in California:

“The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has maintained a respectful relationship with all of
our local legislators, including Rep. Mary Bono Mack. The Coachella Valley is home to several
Tribes and a great number of Native Americans, including members of the Agua Caliente.

“For these reasons, we were offended that Rep. Bono Mack described past protests by her
opponent on behalf of Native Americans as ‘radical’ and ‘anti-American.’ This is an outrageous
and unacceptable insult to all Native Americans, including those who live in the district she
represents here in the Coachella Valley.

“We are not endorsing either candidate at this time. However, we call on Rep. Bono Mack to
unequivocally repudiate this attempt to portray standing up for Native Americans as somehow
un-American.

NOW, if we could get a comment like this from ACBCI on the actions of tribes like PALA and Pechanga that have seriously harmed their own communities, rather than just offending them.


For more information about the Tribe online, please visit www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov.  And ASK them to stand up for Native Americans that have suffered actual harm.

5 comments:

White Buffalo said...

I agree with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Rep. Mary Bono Mack record speaks for its self. She has done nothing in support of Indian rights much less even had a meeting with those of us who have asked for one concerning tribal corruption. If you live in her district do not vote for her. Her opponent is Raul Ruiz who is a democrat who is also an MD

Anonymous said...

Raul Ruiz MD. More Disenrollment

White Buffalo said...

Anonymous said...

Raul Ruiz MD. More Disenrollment

October 19, 2012 1:10 PM

I think you are mistaken, It is the corrupt tribal governments, enrollment committees, and for whatever reason tribal members who go along with the unjust disenrollment’s that have caused so many to lose their/our heritage and birthright. I know for a fact that M Bono is a do nothing politician who is living off her husband’s name. I have written to her more than once asking for a meeting or at the very least look at our information concerning the corruption at Pechanga, so what I am saying is that your statement is wrong. This man may not be like the rest.

Anonymous said...

Russell Means, Indian activist, actor, dies at 72 AIM . R.I.P

Anonymous said...

Jeff has always lied, he claims the tribe endorses no candidate, but every election the give as much cash as allowed by law to both Dem and Republican candidates, just to cover their bases. Must be nice to have that kind of cash!