I once wrote to NARF (Native American Rights Fund) about seven years ago for help with the disenrollment issues at the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians.
The response: "We don't do Indian vs. Indian".
Well now one of the reasons: Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro is on their board of directors. He's the leader of the Pechanga Tribe, who oversaw the termination of 25% of his incredibly shrinking tribe. He has violated the civil rights and human rights of tribal members, threatened others with expulsion, while maintaining the cool exterior of someone with unadulterated power
|Human and Civil Rights Abuser Mark Macarro (far right) of Pechanga, |
which practices APARTHEID on their Reservation.
Read how the Pechanga Tribe's Termination Committee disenrolled the Hunter family which still maintain their original allotment from 1895, one which many in the tribe cannot claim.
Macarro ignored the will of the people, the final authority in all matters of government and
business of the tribe, and their political self determination when, after the people voted to outlaw
disenrollment in 2005, he and the Pechanga tribal council allowed the Hunter family to be
disenrolled anyway in 2006 in violation of a legally binding duly passed law. He failed to follow the
Macarro did not maintain the Band's distinct and unique cultural identity when, after promising the
United States Congress and the U.S. Department of Interior in 2002 that no development
whatsoever would take place and sensitive environmental and cultural resources on the Great Oak
Ranch property were to be preserved and protected as they were, and a golf course was put on the
Read about how descendents to the land from the TOSOBOL family were banished for picking sage while a child molester was okay to live on the Rez. Their family members (Ibanez - Vasquez) worked to keep them out and control their land rights.
Read about the Corruption Exposed at Pechanga… quid pro quo for terminations with "exceptions" to the decade long moratorium on new members. Former Enrollment Committee chair's sisters gained entrance to the tribe, while over 100 were excluded...after two large families were terminated.
Elder Abuse at Pechanga loss of per capita and health benefits that elders desperately needed to maintain their self-reliance gained when the Pechanga Resort and Casino
And YES apartheid is being practiced at Macarro's reservation in Temecula, CA. NARF MUST be proud....
The Native American Rights Fund doesn't help NATIVE AMERICAN's with their RIGHTS? They worry about a team NICKNAME, yet WELCOME an abuser, a cheat, a thief and one who does NOT follow tribal law into their BOARD OF DIRECTORS.... we call SHAME ON YOU.