We wrote to Gabriel Iglesias months ago and to his management team informing them of the state of affairs of sovereign nation, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.
Here is that letter:
Mr. Gabriel Iglesias
Creative Artist Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Dear Mr. Iglesias,
We are writing this letter in the hope that you will cancel your show at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, scheduled for October 6.
I’d like to make you aware of the disgraceful actions that are happening on the Pechanga Reservation. The Pechanga Tribal Council, led by Mark Macarro, has stripped the citizenship 25% of Pechanga Tribal Members, including the descendents of the original chief of the Pechanga Tribe. They most recently disenrolled the Paulina Hunter descendants. Paulina Hunter was an original allotee of Pechanga and her family still resides on the reservation, where apartheid is still practiced, 18 years after it was abolished in South Africa.
I am sure that the decimation of culture, history and beliefs are not within your value system.
Stand with the disenrolled members of Pechanga. There may be a protest during your performance date and we are informing the entertainment press about the request for acts not to perform at Pechanga. We all enjoy your show and performances and would love to watch your show, elsewhere. Please do not do your show at Pechanga. Tell the PDC that you won’t play at a location that violates the civil and human rights of it own people
Thank you for your support. Bill Cosby REFUSED to perform at Chukchansi if Fresno because of that tribe’s disenrollment action
I have included some information with this packette, but your team can check the website Original Pechanga’s Blog at http://originalpechanga.com
We received NO responses from the Fluffy Guy. Apparently, doing what is right is not on his agenda. Please call or fax asking Gabriel NOT to perform.