Some California American Indian tribes contend enrollment audits and expulsions are a result of strengthening tribal governments through gambling resources and not an effort to increase per-capita casino payments to remaining members.
“It has nothing to do with money,” says Chairman Robert Smith of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “Disenrollees can say what they want, but that is not true. Right is right, wrong is wrong, and they don’t meet the requirements to be enrolled.” OP: He means, NO MATTER what the proof, no matter what the evidences says, we will NOT believe it!
Ousted Pala members disagree.
“This is all about greed,” King Freeman, a onetime Pala tribal chairman who runs a general store near the tribe’s San Diego-area casino, told the Los Angeles Times.
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians says it has been “fighting false claims of citizenship” since the 1970s, long before the tribe opened a gambling hall in 1995. Resources from gambling have helped strengthen the tribal government, a function of which includes auditing enrollment.
But two families of about 225 members ousted from the Pechanga Band in 2004 and 2006 claim their disenrollments were the result of greed and politics. OP: Dave must've forgotten how to get ahold of us. Or the Manuela Miranda descendants?
About two dozen California tribes issuing per-capita checks from casino revenues have expelled families from membership rolls, according to University of Minnesota professor David Wilkins, increasing often lucrative payments for those that remained on the rolls.
Pechanga was created for our ancestors. Our ancestors gave recorded oral depositions after the reservation was created and gave recorded history of Allotted families and their children. For some reason the tribal council wants to ignore recorded history and disrespect our elders who suffered their rights being taken away by others who thought it was OK to push Indians here and there, and say this is our right to do so. Why would others believe they have more rights than ALL? The land grabbers did. Allotted Indians helped get our sovereign rights, their heirs should have the same rights as ALL band members today. I'm sure our Ancestors would agree.
Robert Smith said that the disenrolled don't meet the requirements to be enrolled.
But every Government agency says otherwise.
He and Theresa Nieto and Dion Perez are the ONLY ONES that think that we don't belong.
Well I will say this, they are a bunch of fucken liars.
They just like to throw their weight around and scare people.
But when it comes down to the nitty gritty, they are nothing but a bunch of punk liars and are to chicken shit to face off one on one.
All the proof is posted here and on the other blog to see for your self.
This proves what a bunch of liars that are running the Reservation.
But you know what's keeping everyone going is that sooner or later the truth will catch up to them and they will pay for their crimes.
They will not be in power forever it's just a matter of time.
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