Tribal administrator John Tommy Rosas let's the Navy have it:
TONGVA ANCESTRAL TERRITORIAL TRIBAL NATION
JOHN TOMMY ROSAS
578 WASHIGTON BLVD # 384 MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292
TATTNLAW@GMAIL.COM 310 570 6567
Mr. Joseph Montoya,
We are now objecting and opposing your/US NAVY illegal defective determinations as published in
Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 38 / Thursday, February 26, 2015 / Notices -
We were illegally excluded and illegally not contacted for required tribal consultation under SEC 106 NHPA, NAGPRA, AIRFA,NEPA.
We are on the NAHC contact list and the US NAVY either illegally did not contact NAHC for the ISLANDS descendant of which I am a lineal descendant or US NAVY committed statutory discrimination in excluding me/TATTN on any consultations and notices, in which we object and oppose.
We also assume Laura Miranda a NAHC staff person and a Pechanga claimed member may have illegally interfered with the process as the notice does not describe how the US NAVY suddenly gave sole consultation to Pechanga-
We also take offense and exception on the US NAVY'S erroneous assumptions on these determinations all of which we object and oppose to completely as false and defective. quote-
/// Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense,
Department of the Navy have determined that:
• Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 469 individuals of Native American ancestry.
• Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 436 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony.
• Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California.
The TONGVA have also called in the big guns in the anthropology field, you can see their letters below, they are pretty damning to Pechanga's claim on the remains.
For sake of bandwith, you can find an additional letter here but it says that the natives who were on the islands, including San Nicolas were Chumash and San Nicolas Island.
Support the Tongva and Gabrieleno people in protecting the remains of their ancestors. Pechanga protecting their own ancestral remains by placing a GOLF COURSE above their bodies. Pechanga is simply NOT TO BE TRUSTED.
A tribe that harms their OWN, LIVING RELATIVES should NOT have a say in the ancestors of another tribe. The United States Navy needs to do it's research, and listen to the EXPERTS.
Please, share via Facebook and Twitter, let it NOT be said by the powers that be... WE DIDN'T KNOW.