|What ONE BILLION DOLLARS LOOKS LIKE|
NEARLY ONE 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.
Congress turns a blind eye, the Justice Department IGNORES the theft, and all allow tribes to claim, "it's NOT about the MONEY when they mean, it's NOT ONLY ABOUT THE MONEY....
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.
Tribes 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.
We first wrote about this story in January 2011, and many of the numbers have been revised upward. We have passed the 10 year mark for the Redding Rancheria, which terminated the rights of their first Chairman, Robert Foreman. And for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
Follow the Money.
From the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula CA:
The Hunter family has lost $2,501,000 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 ($22,333) and multiplying that loss times 112 months of disenrollment. 95 adults at the time of disenrollment equals: $237,626,000
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 136 months of termination: $2, =312,000 multiply by 135 adults equals: $312,120,000
Add some NOW, for the 100 or so children who would have reached the age of majority and you are looking at another $100 million in per capita and benefits.
Moratorium People NEVER shared in what was rightfully theirs. In fact, Pechanga's Enrollment Committee worked hard to KEEP them from their rightful place. This of this, HAD the Tosobol descendants alone been included, 80 who may have reduced the first six years of per capita to say $140,000 total. That's an additional $11 MILLION..
The per capita at Pechanga went up to $360,000 per year for those remaining after elimination of 25% of Pechanga’s tribal citizens.
From the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians 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 61 months leading to 2009 (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 have an additional 300 members Total ESTIMATE: $154,000,000
Lets add what we have so far:
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians: $550 MILLION Includes additional $25 Million in Health Insurance. 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 and moratorium people. New total would be $660 MILLION!
Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi: $ 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: $ 46 MILLION Totals being tabulating but includes tribal JOBS lost.
Mooretown Rancheria: $14 MILLION Housing, benefits
Guidiville Rancheria: $550,000 Revenue allocations lost
Enterprise Rancheria: $4.2 MILLION No Per Capita. Tribe gets revenue allocation. Losses include housing help.
Pala Band of Luiseno Indians: $72.1 MILLION. Per Capita loss for 160 members ejected, includes healthcare. corrected 8/5/15
United Auburn $4 MILLION per year projection is for 2 years. and growing by 180 K per month
San Pasqual $22 MILLION in losses for three years of Alto family’s ouster.
Shingle Springs Miwok $1 million lost
Laytonville Rancheria $2.6 million lost over 20 years.
Nooksack Tribe: $400,000 so far, not included wasted attorney’s fees.
$974,000,000 and I am SURE that number can be increased if some disenrolled Tribal members will clarify some information
When we Apis were disenrolled in 2004 our gross monthly payment was $15,000 after all of the deductions the net monthly payment was slightly over $9,500
It is only obvious that it is about money and power, and things have gone on for so long that the corrupt leaders cannot afford for everyone to find out their true crimes which probably entail everything from fraud to murder, but they are sovereign so they think they will never be caught, but they will have to pay somehow someway for their evil actions sooner or later, and it will continue through generations.
All this post a rant about losing money. Remember, tribal gaming governments do not have to distribute revenue to its mrmbers, that is an option negotiated in the tribsl-state compact. Of all the gaming tribes in the United States, California tribes make up most of the 10% of gaming tribes that distribution gaming wealth directly to its members, depending on the tribal compact that could be 40%,. In other words, tribal gaming tribes keep most of the wealth for economic development, and of the ones who distribute to its citizens, they distribution is always less than the amount t the tribal government keeps for economic ddvelopment. Most gaming tribes keep 100% of all profits, but pay for everything it's citizens need. I think it's only right that tribes protect their interests and weslth, and I believe that all gaming tribes should not distribute ant profits to its members. Stop thinking just because you are enrolled that your tribal government owes you money, per capita is a privilege, not a right. Does the US government give monthly per capita payments to its citizens, where is the outrage in th as t considering the US spends 100's of trillions of dollars per year, controls the Earth's economic market, and is the wealthiest society that ever existed in human history. With only 200 million citizens don't you think the US could afford to distribute $10,000 per month to each ciyizen, then why don't they?
Sad to see that "some" people do not even have the wherewithal to comprehend the true nature of just what disenrollment from ones tribe actually entails.
What a crock of shit, and an attempt to obfuscate, Anonymous 1:45.
If you lost money, because of what a corrupt tribal council or executive committee did, you'd be pissed too. The money is brought up because it's SUBSTANTIAL. And it's what politicians care about. If politicians were concerned about the stripping of rights, abuse and harm that tribal councils were doing, they'd have done something a DECADE ago.
It doesn't matter that a tribe DOES NOT HAVE TO distribute revenue. In the cases listed, THEY DID. And those Natives wrongly disenrolled are as entitled to their share as any.
You REALLY ask if the US govt. gives percapita to it's citizens? Uh, WELFARE, WIC, medicare, Hundreds of trillions? Please... And the US has over 300 million citizens.
Don't bring that crap around here....
I agree with OP, the amount is astronomical and any other citizen that took this money from people would be arrested. Just watch American Greed and those people are in trouble for stealing way less than some of the tribal leaders. The people they steal from sometimes are millionaires and no one says "well they are millionaires, so who cares that someone stole from them". At least on that show those people that were taken advantage of are still American Citizens and they have there sense of belonging, their heritage, their family history,and their rights. We have been stripped of everything, yes we are still Natives, but it is different. TO walk among your own and have them talk about you and say you don't belong behind your back, and then to come on to this blog and cut us down when we did absolutely no wrong is devastating.
Welfare, Medicaid, WIC are not "distributions" they are paid for by taxpayers. 300 million people is correct, the US alone spends $1,000,000 a minute. Like I said you feel entitled to something that is a privilege, and is what is wrong. Tribal governments are corrupt, tribal gaming tribes should not be operating casinos, tribal governments this, tribal governments that....you only care about the money. How hard is it to prove lineal descendsncy, either you belong or you dont. And if your tribal council can question your decendancy than its questionable to why you are "entitled" to and "deserve" resources and money created by the tribe. You don't, according to the tribal council. My family is enrolled and has been part of the tribe for generations, unfortunately I am not, but I don't ho around and blame the tribe or think their redistribution of wealth is the root cause of my problems. Try understanding how the legal-politically system operates and quit seeing dollar signs. Lol.
Anon 12:27. You are a complete idiot. Your facts are wrong about the Compacts and obviously you have no understanding of Tribal Governments. Also per capita is determined by the Tribe, and when you are part of a tribe it is decided by all individuals not just the Business Comittees. You don't get per cap because you don't have the blood. You can't marry someone and think you are a tribal member. The root of all your problems is stupidity. Grow a brain dipshit.
How am I wrong? It's true. Do you want to talk about it?
Since you are full of shit and don't want to discuss your rant I will elaborate more on my above post. The IGRA regulates tribal gsming snd set up a relationship between tribes and states. Each tribe that wants to operate a gaming business needs to negotiate a compact with the state. Within tgat compact is a strict guideline to how the revenue is to be distributed. California tribes, more specifically Southern California tribes, are tribes that opted to redistribute their wealth to their members, which is always less than the total k er pt by the tribe for economic devdlopment. In other words, tribal governments, made up of a General Council and an Executive Committee, decide on how their revenue will be distributed, this is a privilege, not a guaranteed right. Again, most tribal gaming tribes do not distribute gaming revenue to their members, Southern California and more specific Pechanga are unique in this aspect. This specific post is winning about loss of money, as if they are entitled to money. I am not agreeing with that idea, that entitlement attitude is what most of the Pechanga disenrollment complain sbout, and it's a problrm, that is what I am disagreeing about. Why do you feel so threatened and feel the need to degrade me for making this comment. Some tribal mrmbers who receive casino welfare checks feel entitled, that their tribe owes them that check each month, I was comparing tgat mentslity to this moronic post and disagreeing with that attitude, and from the looks of it you share that s a me mentality, tgat Pechanga or your tribe owes you money, and if you don't get ut, or if you lose eligibility to tgat revenue, then the whole system is wrong as ND needs to be toppled. Stop being greedy and thinkjng tribal sovereignty and tribal gaming is to blame. I don't get per capita because I am not enrolled, but that does not define who I sm, I know my family lineage and my family history. I don't need a casino welfare check and/or a number to tell me who I am. Most people who receive revenue see it as a blessing and are thankful, but they know it c as n disappear just as quick as it csme, and some take advantage, if you can't see the comparison, then you are part of the problem and need to get your head out of your ass and clear those dollar signs out of your eyes. Pechanga is lineal descendency, how hard is it to prove you belong.
What's true? You have misstated the Compacts, missstated the fact of tribes owning and running casinos, misstated the facts of government handouts, misstated the reality of decendency, and misstated the factor of entitlement. You've never lived in a Natives Moccs and you never will.We have an idiot talking about something he knows nothing about. That's what's wrong
Each DAY that goes by adds $200 MILLION to the total stolen from Pechanga Disenrollees.
The Alto's were not disenrolled from San Pasqual because of greed. They were disenrolled because they should never have been enrolled in the first place; they were NOT San Pasqual Indians. The Mexican baby was taken in and raised by Maria Alto. See John Peabody Harrington. Back in 1925 Maria Alto, the San Pasqual Indian was interviewed by him. His field notes, available on line from the Smithsonian, state that Maria's "ADOPTED son, Marcus lived in Escondido with his wife and three children." One of Frances Muncy's relatives was married to one of the Alto's at the time of their inappropriate enrollment. As for the other disenrollments that are discussed within OPB, they ARE wrongful.
Nancy Ayala is currently on the enrollment committee for chukchansi as of 2023. 43 million dollars went missing during her time in office, and that lesbian is still just hanging out at the casino and attending bear dances with the southern Sierra Miwok’s in Yosemite.
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