Thursday, May 29, 2014

Theft of Per Capita Reaches $770 MILLION. $500 MILLION PLUS for Pechanga Alone FOLLOW THE MONEY

OVER  three quarters of a BILLION DOLLARS, have been 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.  Yet, 50 Democrat Senator's are concerned about namecalling?

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:  $207,630,500

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 122 months of termination: $1,989,000 times 135 adults equals:  $279,990,000

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 $124,000,000 stolen. They are now disenrolling an additional 300 members Total ESTIMATE:  $154,000,000

Lets add what we have so far:

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians: $510 MILLION Includes additional $24 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: $ 154.0 MILLION Money is from share of dollars casino sends to tribe per person will grow with 200 just receiving ejection letters..

Redding Rancheria: $ 42 MILLION Totals being tabulating but includes tribal JOBS lost.

Mooretown Rancheria: $13 MILLION   Housing, benefits

Enterprise Rancheria: $3.9 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    $15 MILLION in losses for two years of Alto family’s ouster.

Shingle Springs Miwok  $500,000 in just 3 months lost

Nooksack Tribe: $320,000 so far, not included wasted attorney’s fees.


Anonymous said...

REALLY Pechanga? You steal $500 million from your own people?

Bet you'd say it wasn't about the money?

Anonymous said...

Pechanga, you could fix the problem and make Pechanga look respectable again inside and outside. The bad acts need to be fixed sooner than later. Even the youngsters see the bad things that have happened. It's time to fix it.

Anonymous said...

Taking a leadership role in the healing of Indian Country would be a good coup..

Anonymous said...

What would the argument be if California tribes that have gaming businesses never distributed revenue generated by Casinos, like the majority of all tribes operating gaming establishments? California is unique in that tribes are small, and they redistribute the wealth generated from the Casino to their members (a majority of the wealth not all). Scholars and academics within the field of Native American Studies and Federal Indian Law have argued that because of these variables (small tribe and redistribution of wealth) corruption, greed, and longstanding family grudges drive the reasoning to dis-enroll. Although I find this argument understandable, it basically blankets all California Indians as greedy jerk willing to sellout heritage and family ties for money. More compelling arguments need to be developed that uncover the intersecting multi - variable relationships involved in disenrollment as a process of smaller and larger processes. If you eliminate the money disbursement to individuals and understand that all revenue generated belongs to the tribe and is therefore belonging to the well being of the community, then perhaps other variables pop up to help explain why disenrollment exists that underlying the root issues. Assimilatiin, acculturation, colonization through law, policy, and culture be one more tantalizing factors to the root problems. Developing solutions that emerge from tribal, cultural, and spiritually defined concepts based in Indigeneity that can intersect the colonizing modernity that all tribal communities face may help target root causes of the problems and bring resolution at the local/tribal level, eliminating the strong arm tactics of Supreme Court legal reasoning embedded with 19th Century stereotypes and the forbidding plenary power mechanism that Congress holds over all of Indian Country. Solving these issues is an important task for the next several decades, hopefully it will be accomplished so er than later before it is relegated to the already simmering "Indian Problem" that the US GOVERNING Continues To Perpetuate Each generation.

OPechanga said...

Why speculate? That isn't happening.

And tribes are not following their own constitutions. Pechanga didn't follow the will of their general membership, which should trump all. If you eliminate 25% of the voters... you can control things.

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Anonymous said...

You can't rightfully claim something was stolen from you, if you weren't rightfully entitled to it in the 1st place. The correct way to see this is many people received years of per-capita payments they should have never received. Not that they don't have Luiseno blood, or don't have ancestors who lived in Temecula, but that they were not lineal relations of original Pechanga Allottee's. There's still more who are enrolled & shouldn't be. The ones Dan Pico let in, his Mexican booze buddies descendants for example.

t'eetilawuncha! said...

It's time to fix It truthfully. Lying, or making up stories or trying to justify bad acts is not acceptable to "ALL". It's better to correct mistakes, than keep them and lie to cover up the mistakes. @June 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM "Not that they don't have Luiseno blood, or don't have ancestors who lived in Temecula, but that they were not lineal relations of original Pechanga Allottee's." then why was the mistake made to take away the rights of people who met this?

Anonymous said...

You can claim your rightful place as a member was stolen if the enrollment committee and council didn't follow the tribe’s constitution and bylaws. The Hunters had documentation all the way to the missions they had proof of being original Temecula valley Indian and are original allottees. The affidavits turned in were from other Temecula valley Indians even Antonio Ashman with all this proof that is why the enrollment committee hired Dr. John Johnson thinking he would find something to discredit. When the B.I.A. was asked on the disenrollment all they could say the Hunters are original Pechanga Allottees but not members when asked what that means. They said they could not explain it because original allottees are the base of the formation of the reservation. Now you have Francisca Leivas that show up out of nowhere and Ruth Masial that was orphan and taken in but has no Luiseno blood or proof of lineal relation of an original Pechanga Allottee.

Anonymous said...

Life's not fair, that's why there is judgement, justice, retribution and vindication.

Anonymous said...

Then the Actors can step forward and correct the mistakes that were made or the could lie again and let the mistakes be broadcast outside? Our Ancestors had dishonest factions of settlers, now dishonest people in the Band? Is that the story you really want to leave behind about today?

NO ONE is more deserving than anyone else today, ALL is ALL!

So, if you’re willing to help with the study, please send me an email ( with the following data (or as much as you know):

Name of tribe/nation

Population (total number of member citizens)

The number of disenrolled member citizens

Tribe terminated? Yes/No

Anonymous said...

You know this is a dam shame how the rich always figure away on how to imbessle money from the poor even when the shit don' below ng to them. All the Scam,deciet,greed,promises. But what everyone is missing is the disrespect of human beings. It's not like the Indians needed you pilgrams help. What you pilgrams did was came and invaded their land. Cause you were being ran out your own land. Now that you came and made the land yours. Your still finding ways on how to make money off the Indians that was already establish here in america. And you just constially give and take like an Indian giver. But still not looking at the lives and disrespect that you took from our ancestors. So when your day come I pray that you get everything that's coming to you greedy bastards.

Unknown said...

I know that's right.