Friday, November 30, 2012

UPDATE: Will Pechanga Require Allottees To Wear A Yellow Star To Designate Their Status

UPDATE:    We posted the story below in February and now word is coming from the Pechanga Reservation in Temecula that an effort is being forwarded to keep any disenrolled tribal member from using the reservation facilities.    The story is developing but it sounds like the Masiel Basquez crime family is at it again.    Currently a number of Hunters, descendants of Original Pechanga allottee, Paulina Hunter, live on the reservation, some all their lives.    

The Temecula Band of Luiseno Indians, led by Democratic Party operatives  Mark Macarro and Andrew Masiel are well known civil and human rights abusers.  

Oh, if only the question was too far-fetched to believe, since they have already stripped voting rights and elder care from 25% of their tribe.  The Nazis forced Jews to wear these stars on their clothing in an overt act of persecution. As we wrote about recently, the allottees on the reservation, who have had their land in the family since the beginning of the Temecula Indian Reservation, have now been threatened with trespassing charges. A yellow star would make it easy for tribal members like the Masiel-Basquez crime family to recognize them on sight.

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 Bottom: Will Pechanga force Allottees to wear emblem so Rangers can see them?  

The drinking fountains at the park will be one area where the tribe could have a sign saying: Tribal Members Only, No Temecula Indians Allowed.

They say that allottee may be excluded from their land if they are on the land of a tribal member, yet, Chairman Macarro's jackbooted Tribal Rangers trespassed on allottee's land to deliver the message. Yep, right to the front doors. And since a sexual predator is in charge of dispatching Rangers and is a member of the tribal motorcycle "club", wouldn't you be worried?

Remember, some Moratorium People have already been excluded...

Since the casino is on tribal property, any visitor could be charged with trespassing ..for any reason.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tracey Avila, Alleged THIEF of Robinson Rancheria and Civil Rights Violator has Trial Date Set

The Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians tribal chair is set to stand trial in three months for allegedly stealing while she worked for another county tribe.
Tracey I. Avila was held to answer for a felony count of grand theft following an October preliminary hearing.
The Lake County District Attorney's Office alleges the Nice resident stole tens of thousands of dollars from the Elem Indian Colony and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency while serving as the tribe's fiscal officer between February 2006 and September 2008.
Avila, 51, was arraigned at the Lake County Courthouse Tuesday morning. Her attorney, R. Justin Petersen, entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf.
Judge Richard C. Martin scheduled the trial to start Feb. 27. Avila will next appear in court Feb. 4 at 1:30 p.m. for pretrial matters.

Barstow Wants FEDS to Approve OFF reservation Casino

 Three city government officials and members of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians met in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss the status of the Barstow Casino.

In talks that have gone on for 10 years, the latest meeting at the Department of the Interior covered the status of both the tribe’s fee-to-trust, which would convert private land to federal title for gaming, and the two-part determination request, which would ensure the project is in the best interest of the tribe and surrounding community.

“The meeting was productive and we hope the Department of Interior makes a determination on the Los Coyotes’ application as soon as possible,” City Manager Curt Mitchell said in an email.

Mitchell, Mayor Pro Tem Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre and Councilman Tim Silva along with representatives from the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians met with Kevin Washburn, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior, and other department representatives on Nov. 15.

“The tone of the meeting was positive, and both the Los Coyotes and city summarized the history of the tribe’s application, and the strong benefits of the casino project for both parties,” Mitchell said.

The proposed casino would be located on Lenwood Drive next to the Tanger Outlets and is projected to create more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the area.

The tribe emphasized they have been waiting for a federal decision on the project for a long time and both parties also asked the Department of Interior to approve the request as soon as possible, according to Mitchell.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will render a decision when it sees fit, Mitchell said, and there is no official timeline established.

“We’re wading through the process,” Hackbarth-McIntyre said. “It’s all finished for the final environment documents to come out of the Interior

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

City of Temecula Honors Human Rights Abusing Tribe: Pechanga

The weak minded and weaker willed city council of Temecula will HONOR, yes HONOR a tribe that has violated the civil and human rights of 25% of their population.  A tribe that practices Apartheid on the reservation   Temecula Patch reports:

The City of Temecula is planning to celebrate Dec. 11, and the public is invited to join and enjoy free hot dogs and holiday cookies.

First, Washington said council is expected during the Dec. 11 meeting to consider a proclamation honoring the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians for its purchase of 365 acres of land owned by Watsonville, Calif.-based Granite Construction. The land was the former site of the much-contested Liberty Quarry project.

Remember, we wrote here about how Pechanga chairman Mark Macarro lied to congress over 300plus acres of "culturally sensitive" property.  He said it wasn't going to be developed, and it's now the golf course.  Mark's shorter brother John said it was a zoning change:

Read more about Pechanga's Apartheid:

Word is that Pechanga Tribal Council has not brought the spending of $20 million before the people.

Friday, November 23, 2012

In Memorium: Robert Edward Foreman Redding Rancheria's First Chairman Died Before Seeing Justice Served

I've been on a light posting schedule due to remeodeling issues at our home. Last week, was the anniversary of the death of Redding Rancheria's first chairman, Bob Foreman. Here is a video tribute put together by his family. As we remember the acts of genocide in our country's history, LET'S NOT FORGET than today's tribes are practicing genocide on their own people.

Tribal Casino Crimewatch: Man Stabbed to Death at Red Haw Casino

A 19-year-old man was stabbed to death at Red Hawk Casino on Wednesday night.


El Dorado County sheriff's deputies responded to the Shingle Springs casino at 10:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing.

The victim -- later identified as Gene Mcarn -- was taken to Marshall Hospital where he died from his wounds, sheriff's officials said.

Estaphen Juarez is sought in connection with the stabbing, according to deputies.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving To All

This day is a day of thanks, no matter what happened in history.   A day to be thankful for your family, for those things in life that have made us better.

I wish all my readers a very Happy Thanksgiving.  May you be able to spend time with family, and remember those who made it possible for us to enjoy this day.   Our veterans and those service members who are away from family on this day so that we may be free.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nicoleno Cave Made Famous in Island of the Blue Dolphins believed found. Lone Woman of San Nicolas

The yellowing government survey map of San Nicolas Island dated from 1879, but it was quite clear: There was a big black dot on the southwest coast and, next to it, the words "Indian Cave."

For more than 20 years, Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz searched for that cave. It was believed to be home to the island's most famous inhabitant, a Native American woman who survived on the island for 18 years, abandoned and alone, and became the inspiration for "Island of the Blue Dolphins," one of the 20th century's most popular novels for young readers.

The problem for Schwartz was that San Nicolas, a wind-raked, 22-square-mile chunk of sandstone and scrub, has few caves, all of them dank, wet hollows where the tides surge in and nobody could live for long.

Year after year, he scoured the beaches and cliffs, drilled exploratory holes, checked the old map, pored over contemporary accounts and conferred with other experts, all in vain. If he could find the cave, he could find artifacts — clues that would flesh out the real-life story that inspired Scott O'Dell to pen the 1960 novel that won the Newbery Medal and became required reading in many California schools. More than 6.5 million copies are in print and teachers frequently assign it between the fourth and seventh grades.

If he found the cave, he might solve mysteries about the "Lone Woman of San Nicolas" and her Nicoleño tribe, which was left devastated by a massacre in 1814 by sea otter hunters from Alaska.

  Read the LA Times story here

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

San Pasqual Protest Scheduled for January 13. Demanding Chairman Allen Lawson Step Down.

From the Facebook page: REZTALK  The protest will be held on January 13 ,2013 on the second Sunday of the month

The protest is about the stepping down of chairman Lawson. For possessing no BLOOD OF THE BAND. Because he does not possess blood the band .. So there for he is in violation and he must step down . 

We must remain calm and out spoken.. Non violent... When you see any of the Trask family members be vocal, but be respectful. If we are peaceful and remain calm we will be successfu
l.. We want to protest more.. And have a right to speak up and stand for what is right!

CHAIRMAN LAWSON YOU DO NOT POSSESS BLOOD OF THE BAND!! So therefoer STEP DOWN!!! You have no legal right to have any grounds of standing here in San Pasqual Reservation ever since your 1995 enrollment, you have been in violation!! 

Your father was white from Valley Center and your mother was Indian from Miwok country and pit river that clearly points out no Blood of The Band... 

And for your cousins Trask Toler family they are white from frank Trask the mastermind manipulator and conspirator..and his wife Lenora an Indian from Mesa Grande .... So their daughters Helen and florance are white and Mesa Grande... 

That makes the Toler family White and Mesa Grande.. This is clearly points out NO BLOOD OF THE BAND. So with that being said, their tribal membership is a Fraud by their own admissions. 

We are protesting so the bia can hear our protest so that they can take the action to investigate the wrong malice act and intentions of doing by the Trask family at large.

Monday, November 19, 2012

More California Indian SHAME: Dry Creek Rancheria Disenfranchising Members

Disputes over tribal membership have flared up again within the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, prompting an indefinite postponement of the election for its board of directors, which runs River Rock Casino near Geyserville.
The November election was called off after the legitimacy of two candidates for office, both lifelong members of the tribe, was questioned.
At stake is control of Sonoma County's only operating Indian casino, along with payments and benefits that are lost by members disenrolled from the tribe.
For those who have been kicked out despite tracing their tribal lineage back for generations, it's a painful experience that also threatens their cultural identity and heritage.
"It's devastating when your citizenship is removed and you're challenged --- who and what you are. It takes a toll on your well-being," said Liz Elgin DeRouen, 48, a former Dry Creek tribal chairwoman who was disenrolled three years ago. "You're disenfranchised to the deepest level."
Tribal Chairman Harvey Hopkins defended the tribe's need to ensure that its approximate 1,100 members are legitimate.
In essence, they must be descended from someone who was living on the Rancheria when it was established in 1915 and cannot have been a member of another tribe.
"We've been down this road before. When election time comes, we have to review every member who wants to run, to make sure they are members of Dry Creek," Hopkins said.

Read More on Shameful Disenrollments at Dry Creek Rancheria

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pechanga Buys Liberty Quarry from Granite Construction; Will THEY operate the Quarry? Deal worth $20 MILLION

Pechanga Tribal leaders have agreed to purchase the Liberty Quarry site south of Temecula from Granite Construction, it was announced Thursday.
A news conference has been called for 2:30 p.m. at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, effectively ending the project, according to a joint news release from the two entities.
Granite Construction has agreed to sell 354 acres of land designated for the quarry to the Pechanga Tribe for $3 million.
"The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians and Granite Construction Co. have forged a historic accord that will amicably resolve a long-standing land use dispute involving the proposed Liberty Quarry project in Riverside County and end the proposed quarry," the two entities wrote.
Pechanga will also pay Granite $17.35 million to settle the dispute under a separate inter-dependent and comprehensive settlement and release agreement, according to the news release.
Granite has in turn agreed that it will not own or operate a quarry within a six mile radius to the north of the property along the Riverside-San Diego county border and three miles to the south through 2035.
For its part, Pechanga has committed to providing Granite input regarding potential impacts to tribal historic and cultural resources at other potential aggregate sites outside of the restricted area that Granite may consider over the same 23-year period, according to the news release.
“This area holds profound historic, cultural, and spiritual importance to the Pechanga and Luiseño Peoples,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro. “Today, a small yet essential piece of our historic territory is once again united with its original stewards to preserve for future generations.”  Translation: We can use this acreage to offset environmental issues in case we want to operate our own quarry.

Erick Rhoan on INDIAN GAMING: Time for some changes?

Our friend Erick Rhoan has a new post up on his blog Notes on Indian Law. Take a look, I'll link at the bottom.

It’s been a long while since I last wrote something.  Life has a way of getting in the way of your plans.  I thought about this blog yesterday and thought it would be a good idea to formulate my philosophy on Indian gaming.
I’ve written a lot about secondary effects of gaming since this blog’s inception.  You’ve heard me rail on and on about tribal disenrollments, the Indian Civil Rights Act, and greedy tribal councils.  Yet at the same time I don’t think I’ve done enough to elucidate a clear stance on Indian gaming.  I’ve written a sentence about it here and there, but it never received its own post.  So, here it is.
Indian gaming is beneficial to tribes.  It is a unique and lucrative economic tool that tribes may use to earn money for their people.  Many tribes were shockingly poor and living in almost third-world conditions prior to the advent of Indian gaming.  The money was desperately needed.  Since its inception, Indian gaming has led to running water, indoor plumbing, standardized housing, clinics, schools, scholarships, jobs (for Indian and non-Indians), roads, buildings, and vast infrastructure improvements.  Tribes have donated money to charity and invested some of their money in surrounding communities.  In a perfect world, Indian gaming benefits everyone.
Unfortunately, Indian gaming has been used to oppress others.  On this subject I’ve written plenty and need not repeat most of it here.  To put it simply, avarice has begotten numerous civil rights violations and blackened many tribes’ images.  Gaming tribes are seen as duplicitous, greedy, corrupt, and oppressive.  Their use of tribal sovereignty as a means to use their money as they see fit and then hide behind sovereign immunity whenever they want is not an endearing quality.  Many have called for an end to Indian gaming.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

UPDATE: SAD NEWS..Happy 100th Birthday to Stella Guzman, Eldest Gabrieleno Tongva

Update:  Sad to report that ELDER Stella Guzman has moved on, passing away away, Tuesday November 13th, after a LONG life.  May she find peace.

Oldest Gabrieleno Tongva turned 100 years old last week. Gabrieleno Tongva elder Stella Guzman celebrated her 100th birthday. Congratulations on a long life. Mrs. Guzman is grandmother to our cousin Mark Lucero and she survives her first husband, Pechanga Elder and war hero Johnny Miller, who the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, led by Mark Macarro, completely disrespected by striking him posthumously from the Pechanga Membership Rolls. It seems the Gabrieleno Tongva have a better way of treating their elders.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Former San Manuel Tribal Chairman JAMES RAMOS Wins County Supervisor Seat

Congratulations to James Ramos, of the San Manuel Tribe, in winning his election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry has conceded to James Ramos, former San Manuel tribal chairman, for the Board of Supervisors' third district seat.
As of 8:15 p.m., Ramos was leading Derry, according to the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters Office.

Derry, who was elected in 2008, said as of 9 p.m. it was clear he wouldn't be serving another four years behind the dais.

"It's hard to make up 7,000 votes. I wish James the best," Derry said. "He can do better than Obama. Anybody can."

Mary Bono Mack Headed Towards Defeat. Fauxcahontas ELECTED in MA.

36th Congressional District
Raul Ruiz (D) 57,202 votes 50.4%
Mary Bono Mack (R) 56,371 votes 49.6%  

Her comments about Native Americans hurt her chances here.   Meanwhile  MA voters shrugged of the Democratic candidates using her "fake" Indian status to get ahead and elected her over incumbent Scott Brown.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Democratic Party Operatives Harm Native Americans

A repost from an earlier post. Showing what leaders of the Native American Caucus Democratic Party, Andrew Masiel and Mark Macarro, husband of former Democratic Party operative Holly Cook Macarro have done to their people KCBS Channel 2 reporter CRISTY FAJARDO reports on disenrollment for greed and power tonight.

Pay special attention as to how WEAK the responses are from the two tribal chairmen, Mark Macarro and Robert Smith!

Here is the video:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren Holds a Rally and NOBODY SHOWS

Epic FAIL on the part of Elizabeth Warren supporters. Let's hope voters fail to show up on election day.

Friday, November 2, 2012

San Pasqual Desendents Seek Recognition.

Shonta Chaloux, 38, grew up on the San Pasqual Indian Reservation. He has served in tribal administrative positions and is a descendant of San Pasqual people — but he is not a formal member of the tribe. Chaloux is one of about 150 people, often called “lineals,” who were born to tribal members but don’t have sufficient “blood of the band” to belong in the tribe. San Pasqual laws say that only people with one-eighth San Pasqual Indian blood can be enrolled.

 The 200-member San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians owns the Valley View Casino and Hotel in Valley Center. Membership in the tribe means people are eligible to vote in tribal elections, run for tribal office and receive tribal benefits, including casino stipends of about $8,000 a month.

 Chaloux, who prefers to be called a “direct descendant” rather than lineal (a term he considers derogatory), said what matters to him is having a voice in his tribe’s affairs. “Imagine being a part of a city and a community for so many years and walking into a city hall meeting because something is going to affect your neighborhood and they tell you, ‘you can’t come in,’” Chaloux said. “Your vote, your voice don’t matter. You’re an illegal. That’s essentially what they are telling us.” With the help and financial assistance of some enrolled tribal members, Chaloux and others like him have hired a lawyer to help them gather documents and enroll in the tribe. They say that errors in the records have caused their blood status to be calculated incorrectly.

 If those errors are corrected, many of the group will be eligible to be admitted into the tribe, Chaloux said. Disputes about who belongs in American Indian tribes have gained much attention recently, but many of the disputes have been going on for years, even decades. They often trace their roots to incomplete and inconsistent records kept by tribes and the federal government. In San Pasqual, the group that wants into the tribe says that records have been manipulated to enroll some individuals and exclude others.

 Huumaay Quiquis, an enrolled San Pasqual tribal member, is helping the group in their efforts. He and others say that the tribe’s chairman, Allen Lawson, does not belong in San Pasqual but has helped other families enroll. Last year, Quisquis filed an enrollment challenge with the tribe’s enrollment committee, saying the chairman and his family are the descendants of people who were not from San Pasqual and should be removed from the tribe.

 The enrollment challenge, signed by Quisquis and nine other tribal members, alleges that Lawson is the descendant of Frank Trask, a white man who was hired to be caretaker of the San Pasqual reservation in 1910, and his wife, Leonora LaChappa, an Indian woman from the Mesa Grande tribe. Lawson declined a request for an interview. “That’s their opinion, and they have a right to speak,” Lawson said regarding the enrollment challenge. “I have nothing to say about it.” Quisquis said the enrollment committee told him it could do nothing about the challenge because the tribe has a moratorium on all enrollment and disenrollment matters.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

HOOPA TRIBE Banishes Convicted Drug Dealer Pechanga Welcomes Felons

Pechanga, Pala and Redding kick out lifetime members and allows druggies and child molesters, Hoopa banishes one who harmed the tribe.  

“This is the center of the world for Hupa people,” says Jones, whom everybody call Arty. “This is where the creator put us. We’re as much a part of here as that tree over there, or that river over there.”
With his dark eyes still fixated on the sweep of land, the 58-year-old Hupa tribal member vows to never leave. It’s his home forever, he says.
But he doesn’t have a choice.
Jones was convicted of felony drug charges late last year in Humboldt County Superior Court. Last week, the Hoopa Valley Tribe banished Jones through Title 5, its controversial exclusion ordinance. He’s been ordered to leave the reservation and to never come back. If he won’t go voluntarily, tribal police will swing by, slap cold handcuffs on his wrists and escort him over the boundary. Where to? It doesn’t matter. Just not here.    
Hoopa Valley Tribal Chairman Leonard Masten Jr. promised to clean up the valley’s drug problem — particularly methamphetamine, a drug that plagues reservations across the country — when he successfully campaigned for the position in 2009. He’s already kicked out one non-tribal resident since being elected, and has enforced strict pre-employment drug testing for all tribal employees. Forcing people to pee in a cup and exiling drug dealers has made him both a loved and loathed figure in Hoopa.
Jones has some unusual supporters for a notorious and self-acknowledged drug dealer. Even Masten’s predecessor, Lyle Marshall, is staunchly against the banishment. Jones contends that Masten and the tribe illegally alt