We asked some questions in the first installment of the reprise of Pechanga's Splinter Group leading the way to Tribal Genocide, via paper, of over 20% of it's tribal membership. .. So many young members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians from Temecula CA... Have NO idea what went on.
REALLY, though, all young who were, say 12 years of age when the disenrollments happened at Redding, Enterprise, Chukchansi and Pechanga, are now 25 years old. DO THEY KNOW?
Do they know that a family was disenrolled, even though they are descended from the man whose land grant the casino now sits? Or, was the first chairperson of their tribe after getting their rights back? (Redding)
Do they know the Pechanga tribal council went against the will of their people?
Do REDDING millenials KNOW they forced the Foreman family to DIG UP their ancestor for a DNA test, which PROVED they belonged, and STILL were disenrolled?
Do they know Hunter descendants have been on their reservation land since BEFORE most of the tribal population was born?
DO Pechanga Millenials KNOW the tribe HIRED an expert, paid him THOUSANDS of dollars and then DIDN'T USE his work because it disagreed with their plans?
Do millenials, now voting age, KNOW they, as members can ask to see financial reports to know where the tribe's money is going?
IN this day and age of monuments coming down, tear down that "wall of silence" and start asking the hard questions.
THE FIGHT FOR NATIVE RIGHTS can start in your own RESERVATION! Start there.