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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Theft from Native Americans Tops $700 Million. Corrupt Councils Harm Indians Under BIA's Watch.

Nearly three quarters of a BILLION DOLLARS, have stolen by corrupt tribal councils and their leaders, including Mark Macarro of Pechanga and Robert Smith of Pala and the STOOGES, Reggie Lewis and Nancy Ayala of Chukchansi, among others. 


They claim disenrollments and moratoriums weren't about the money, but the figures don't lie.   The Cherokee Nation is excluding descendents of their OWN SLAVES, which by treaty, should be in the tribe.  WHY?  Because 25,000 is a huge number even if the benefits are small.

The loss of tribal citizenship includes the loss of Federal recognition of Native Americans. Corrupt tribes are harming their own.That's something the Bureau of Indian Affairs, led here in California by Amy Deutschke, buries their heads in the sand to avoid.  They have avoided their duty to protect Native Americans.

We first wrote about this story in January 2011, and many of the numbers have been revised upward. We have reached the 10 year mark for the Redding Rancheria, which terminated the rights of their first Chairman, Robert Foreman.


Follow the Money....

From the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula CA:

The Hunter family has lost $2,073,000 per person, in per capita payments alone. We arrived at that figure by taking the last full year of per capita $268,000/12 months and multiplying that loss times 93 months of disenrollment. 95 adults at the time of disenrollment equals:  $197,020,500

The Apis/Manuela Miranda family was disenrolled two years prior in 2004, our previous posts mistakenly put their disenrollment in 2005. The per capita was slightly less, about $17,000 per month times 117 months of termination: $1,989,000 times 135 adults equals:  $268,515,000

Moratorium People NEVER shared in what was rightfully theirs. The per capita went up to $360,000 per year for those remaining after elimination of 25% of Pechanga’s tribal citizens. 

From the Picayune Rancheria in Coarsegold, CA:

In the case of Chukchansi Gold, the casino had been averaging $5 million per month in payments to the Tribe over the past 61 months (as reported to me by a former Tribal Council member). Not as per capita, but as benefits, housing stipends, heating. 
The tribe disenrolled 625 members whose share would be $3,200 per month. This equates to $122,000,000 stolen. They are now disenrolling an additional 300 members


Lets add what we have so far:

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians: $485 MILION Includes additional $21.4 Million in Health Insurance. Corrected Insurance due to coverages, some double covered as family. Per capita losses are $200,000 PER DAY. These totals do not include lost education assistance, tribal jobs, nor does it account for family members that attained the age of majority since extermination.

Picayune: $ 122.0 MILLION Money is from share of dollars casino sends to tribe per person will grow with 200 just receiving ejection letters..

Redding Rancheria: $ 40 MILLION Totals being tabulating but includes tribal JOBS lost.

Mooretown Rancheria: $13 MILLION   Housing, benefits

Enterprise Rancheria: $3.5 MILLION No Per Capita. Tribe gets revenue allocation. Losses include housing help. 

Pala Band of Luiseno Indians: $30 MILLION. Per Capita loss for 160 members ejected 


United Auburn $2 MILLION per year projection is for one year. and growing by 180 K per month

San Pascual    $14 MILLION in losses for two years of Alto family’s ouster.


Nooksack Tribe: $300,000 so far, not included wasted attorney’s fees.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

HEADLINE:
Pala chairman Robert Smith now denying TANF a federally funded program to disenrollee's by signing (and lying) on federal TANF documents that they are not descendants or native of Pala. "If someone's biological parent is an enrolled member of Pala how can their child, even though disenrolled not be a descendant"?? Answer me this please! He really does whatever he wants he is a DICTATOR..when will someone stop this man??

Anonymous said...

HEADLINE:
Pala chairman Robert Smith now denying TANF a federally funded program to disenrollee's by signing (and lying) on federal TANF documents that they are not descendants or native of Pala. "If someone's biological parent is an enrolled member of Pala how can their child, even though disenrolled not be a descendant"?? Answer me this please! He really does whatever he wants he is a DICTATOR..when will someone stop this man??

Anonymous said...

I don't who you get your chukchansi info from but your always just a little wrong... There are not 300 people being dis enrolled. That maybe reggies threat to ensure his worshipers but that is not the truth. The ACTUAL tribal council who was voted in during a legal election on the legal land as stipulated by the constitution, Tex Mc Donald has no plans what so ever of dis enrolling, that is why they put a stop to nancy and her sanctions. At the moment Tex is chair, Tex works under the sovereignty not Reggie.

Anonymous said...

Your right, it's not "all" about the money, however that is one of the Apartheid acts. Health care shortage or cutoff is another Apartheid act occurring at Pechanga. Noone is more deserving than anyone else at Pechanga. "All" need to be left alone as our ancestors did, whether we agreed or disagreed on anything. For apartheid greedy elders today saying it's ok to practice this is not accepted by anyone who sees the entire truth. "All" means "All" not just a greedy corrupt actor or actors playing the we deserve more thsn them practice.

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

why SHOULD any of them be disenrolling now? tribal councils between 1999 and 2014 have ALREADY arbitrarily and capriciously disenrolled over a THOUSAND tribal citizens...the tribe had over 1850 tribal members in 2004, and has fewer than 700 now--depending on whose count you take...at this point there can be NO verification of who is, or isn't chukchansi at picayune because EVERY faction has their own idea of that, and many of those claiming "leadership" at picayune have been disenrolled by one or another faction as well...thus, i believe the chukchansi people should consider EVERYONE enrolled--or disenrolled--and either start with a true "clean slate" election with voters being anyone ever enrolled at picayune or lose the federal recognition because there ARE no verified chukchansi...