I received this via email from a disenrolled member of the Pala Tribe. It's in open letter format to all who have been affected. What are your thoughts?
To all the Disenrolled Tribal Members of Pala Band of Mission Indians,
Now is the time to get band together and place blame of our disenrollment where it really belongs.
If it was not for these two people (King Freeman and Willie Pink) and their personal grudge of over 20 years we would still belong. No I do not support Robert Smith and his wrong doings.
Keeping these two people in our fight is bringing more harm and setbacks then it is does good.
Why are we fighting this fight?
Why are we stuck in the middle of a personal grudge, which has been going on for over 20 years, between three men?
Why are these men allowed to be the head of the families when this situation we are in is their fault?
If you want to get the support of the General Council then do what is best for everyone.
Get King Freeman and Willie Pink out of the loop. Ban them from any family meeting and show the tribe we have the tribes best interest. Freeman and Pink do not have the families best interest at heart but revenge against a man.
Next step should be to file a civil suit against Freeman and Pink for violating our civil rights and for harming our way of life.