Monday, April 22, 2013

LEGALIZE GAMING IN CALIFORNIA! Tribes have HAD their chance, let the people of CA thrive.

It is PASSED time for California to get into gaming for the STATE.  Many tribal casinos have cheated their own people, which we talk about at Original Pechanga's Blog  .  

Tribes promised that they would help their people and what happened?

Chukchansi has ELIMINATED 75% of their tribe, defaulted on their bonds, expelled their original language speaker.
Pechanga, in two mass disenrollments, has eliminated 25% of their tribe, currently have an apartheid system on their reservation and their former tribal chair stole Class II gaming machines.  

The Redding Rancheria terminated their FIRST TRIBAL chairman, you know..the man who brought INDIAN HEALTH to N. California, but NOT before forcing him to dig up his grandmother for DNA testing that came back 99.6% positive.  They disenrolled 25% of the tribe...his whole family.    THIS is what gaming has wrought.

Remember the expanded gaming propositions?  The ones that were supposed to help balance our budget?  The one that let tribes COOK errr, manage their own books?   How's that helping us?

Reservation shopping is NOT the answer.

It's TIME for CA to legalize gaming, well regulated and take it's FULL SHARE of gaming money in CA.   Tribes have had their head start, and it will take TWO more years to ramp up....Let's GET GOING.


Anonymous said...

I support legalizing gambling in CA. If tribes can do it, then why not everyone else? As I read, the tribes can't control the tribal executives from disenrolling them so they can make more money. What is the difference with being laid off so the employer can make more money? I support competing with the tribal casinos.

Free enterprise.

Anonymous said...

'What is the difference with being laid off so the employer can make more money? I support competing with the tribal casinos."

The difference is that we were not laid off, it was our heritage, out history that was ripped from us. We had been members for thousands of years, and to have it ripped away is like having my heart ripped out and handed to you. How would you feel if tour American citizenship was removed for no other reason other than so others could collect more welfare?

Forgotten is the community, the life blood of the people where safety from enemies and celebrations during good times were found.