Sunday, February 15, 2015

Request For Native American Comedian Tatanka Means to NOT PERFORM at Pechanga, an APARTHEID Reservation.

Please help in a request for comedian Tatanka Means to not perform at The Pechanga Resort & Casino. Send a copy to the email below or contact page or his FB page.

Tatanka Means

Dear Mr. Means:

Please accept this letter as a request that you decline to perform at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, which is owned by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, on April 11, 2015.

Over the past 10 years, Pechanga Tribal Officials have denied and/or stripped tribal members of their basic human and civil rights and eventually stripped of the members of their tribal citizenship. Even though such actions violate tribal and federal laws established to protect individuals from "arbitrary and capricious" acts of government officials, Pechanga tribal officials have escaped prosecution by claiming immunity from suit, using sovereignty as a CLUB to beat the weak.

As a result, nearly 400 tribal citizens have been stripped of the rights and privileges other tribal members currently enjoy. Elders and children have been cut-off from programs, health insurance and medical care have been denied, education benefits have been cut, and per capita payments have been stopped. In addition, tribal members are no longer eligible to receive federal assistance since their status as a federally recognized Indian has been taken from them.  Are these the actions of an honest tribe? 

Pechanga is not the only place where such actions are occurring. Sadly, California Indian Country has been over-run by gross human and civil rights violations and thousands of individual Indians have been victimized. Pechanga has most recently been surpassed by the Picayune Rancheria (Chukchansi) near Fresno , California. The Chukchansi Band reportedly rid itself off half its membership, 600 in all, with threats of more terminations to follow, leading to closure of their casino.

In response to what is happening at Chukchansi, Bill Cosby cancelled his Labor Day weekend appearance at the Chukchansi Gold Casino in 2007

Please read the stories at Original Pechanga's Blog  regarding the actions taken by Pechanga Tribal Officials to victimize their own members. These acts have been compared to cultural genocide as hundreds of Indians are being "killed-off" so that others may benefit.

If tribes like Pechanga will cheat their OWN people, won't they cheat YOU?  Help lead the way to justice.


White Buffalo said...

I tried to email my own letter to this site;

It failed. Is there another?

Luiseno said...

Same here... I got the message "Delivery to the following recipients was aborted"

Luiseno said...

I was able to write to him on his website

Hope he reads it.

OPechanga said...

Fixed the address, no s in booking..thank you for writing

White Buffalo said...

I was able to post a letter on his web site/contact me.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE let me know if there is a reply

Anonymous said...

How much they paying him 10, 20 thousand?

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