Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Leader of APARTHEID Indian Nation, Mark Macarro OPPOSES North Fork Rancheria's Casino Plans.

Capitol Weekly has the story on the CA Senate soon to approve the NORTH FORK RANCHERIA's casino plans. CA's Indian Tribes don't want another tribe to benefit from their market share.  Even the leader of a tribe that practices apartheid on their reservation (Mark Macarro of Pechanga) opposes it.  How bad does it have to be for a civil rights abusing, apartheid practicing leader to oppose it?

Remember when Macarro tried to keep Californians from voting?

Despite objections of a dozen Indian tribes operating casinos across California, the Senate is expected to approve legislation this week allowing the North Fork Rancheria Band of Mono Indians to build a hotel casino complex near Madera – the first off-reservation tribal casino authorized in the state.

North Fork says its 2,000-slot casino and 200-room hotel will jumpstart the economic livelihood of its 1,900-member tribe and buoy the area’s depressed rural economy.

“Ratification of our compact is going to bring jobs to the area and build up the economy,” Elaine Bethel Fink, chairwoman of the North Fork tribe, told Capitol Weekly.

The project helps the tribe, of course, but it also helps people who want both construction jobs and permanent jobs with full benefits once the project is completed.”

North Fork would become the 63rd of California’s 109 federally recognized tribes to enter the casino business.

California Indian gaming generated an estimated $6.9 billion in 2011, according to the annual Casino City Indian Gaming Industry Report, released in March. Indian gaming revenues in California, the largest of any state, peaked at $7.3 billion in 2008.

Opponents, particularly tribes already operating casinos, say North Fork is “reservation-shopping” by being able to build its casino complex just off Highway 99, 36 miles from their secluded rancheria near Yosemite.

Another worry of tribal casino owners is that approval of North Fork’s 20-year compact will cut into their profit by making it easier for potential customers to instead gamble at casinos built closer to urban areas.

“The fact that every local tribe stands united in opposition to this project is evidence that the approval of the North Fork compact is not a sound solution,” Mark Macarro, tribal chair of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, told lawmakers before the compact reached the Senate floor.

     Read Capitol Weekly’s Article


Anonymous said...

I wonder if he filled in the lawmakers about how many tribal members just keep a mailbox only on the reservation to skip paying State tax?...isn't that. Illegal?..

Anonymous said...

Mark Mcarro didn't even know he was native or from pechanga until he was an adult. That's why he has no care or connection to the people he didnt grow up with them.

Anonymous said...

Mark could care less about hurting the people they weren't his friends or neighbors growing up. So I guess that would make Robert Smith worse hurting his friends and neighbors he grew up with.

Anonymous said...

Marks not Pechanga Indian , he just has land.

Anonymous said...

Why does your tribe keep voting him in?...does the majority of the tribe like him?...or afraid of him?....surprised old man Basquez hasn't tried to get him out to serve himself better.

'aamokat said...

"Why does your tribe keep voting him in?...does the majority of the tribe like him?...or afraid of him?....surprised old man Basquez hasn't tried to get him out to serve himself better."

Basquez and his allies tried to recall Macarro a couple of years ago so he has tried.

Anonymous said...

The only way you are going to get rid of Marcaro and Smith, is to cast a spell on them or just shoot the bastards.

Luiseno said...

I'm somewhat caught between a rock and a hard place here, I hate Mark and what he has done to the Tribe, but there is a bit of misinformation being put out here when I keep reading about Tribal members keeping a mailbox on the reservation and using it to get around paying taxes when they live off the reservation. While it is true that many Tribal Members did indeed try to use that as a loophole and not pay taxes, they were soon caught and had to pay back taxes (not sure about a fine). So I am pretty sure they no longer attempt this (or haven't in a very long time).

Speaking about Pechanga, I don't know about Pala

Anonymous said...

SNAP!!! Macarro

Anonymous said...

whats that mean ? Snap? Mark snaps his fingers and you kiss his ass like a bitch ?

Like the people that live on the rez ?