Friday, May 22, 2020

Chukchansi Don't Care about No Stinkin' Pandemic! Reopens June !

The despicable Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, which is on our TOP 10 Indian Casinos... to avoid list will reopen on June 1.

The Chukchansi Economic Development Authority (CEDA) and the management team at Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino announced Friday the property will implement its first phase of reopening on June 1.
CEDA temporarily closed the property on March 20 due to public and tribal health precautions surrounding COVID-19. Since then, according to tribal officials, CEDA has continued to monitor the guidelines and recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health and the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC).

“Based on these guidelines, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino will reopen in a limited capacity with added sanitation procedures, social distance practices and increased safety protocols to protect team members and guests,” said a press release issued by the tribe on Friday. “As part of these protective measures, team members and guests will be required to wear a mask and undergo a temperature screening before entering the casino property.”

The casino’s gaming floor will be open with fewer slot machines, going from 1,800 to 1,200 to increase distance between players.

All table games will have a maximum seating of three per table. Touchless transactions will continue throughout the property and all guests must be 21 and over to enter the resort and casino.

During this initial phase, according to the press release, “operational hours of venues will vary to ensure adequate time to sanitize every room, machine, door handle, counter, lobby and open space with hospital-grade sanitation products. The entire casino will be sprayed daily with an EPA registered broad-spectrum disinfectant that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, including COVID-19.”

Select restaurants will reopen with limited menus and no buffet options. Restaurants will offer reduced seating, disposable menus and demonstrate increased spacing between tables and chairs. Hotel rooms aren’t available to the public for booking and all promotional events, slot tournaments and concerts have been postponed.

The Firehouse Lounge will remain closed, as will Serenity Springs Spa and valet parking has been temporarily suspended.

Putting the Noose on Tribal Citizenship: Modern Banishment and Disenrollment

Dr. David Wilkins, author of Dismembered has been discussing disenrollment for over a decade, case in point, this transcript from a 2008 Vine Deloria Jr. scholars program.  The link also has Dr. Wilkins on video.  Please, take the time to view it.  Learn, so that you can teach.

'Disenrollment' is a legal term of our art devised in the 1930s under the IRA in Indian Country that have increased dramatically in recent years. This issue -- the literal, physical reduction in the size of our nations goes to the heart of Fanon and Deloria's queries to the essence and meaning of Indigenous membership or citizenship or clanship or whatever term you're comfortable with and directly deals with social justice, civil rights and human rights in Indian Country. Native nations, as one of our inherent powers of governance, retain the right to remove, to exclude or to disenroll people from our nations, from our lands and from our membership rolls; both legally and culturally enrolled citizens and non-Indian and non-member Indian residents as well.

But it wasn't until I read a 1996 Federal Court of Appeals decision, Poodry v. Tonawanda Band of Seneca, which held that several Seneca, who had been banished, did indeed have recourse under federal law to test the legality of their tribal government's actions and that's what convinced me to take a closer look at this issue. This case raised a sticky question of whether Native individuals had the right to use non-Indian courts to contest what their nation had done to them in regards to their membership status. And this -- as I eluded to at the outset of my remarks -- is one of those areas where it's becoming clear that some federal courts are willing to intervene in these matters because of the importance of membership or citizenship to those facing banishment or disenrollment. As the court said in Poodry, "˜Banishment was indeed a severe enough punishment

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Pala Casino, One of our Top 10 to AVOID Opens Friday May 22

If Pala will lie, cheat and steal from their own people, can YOU trust them?

Pala Casino, Spa & Resort in northern San Diego County is among the casinos that will reopen its doors on Friday, May 22.
In postings to its social media pages, Pala announced that it will open at 10 a.m.
On its website, the casino says it is opening its gaming floor, its hotel with limited availability and some of its restaurants with modified hours.
Other locations, including its fitness center, spa, pool and buffet, will remain closed temporarily.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Treasury Dept Doing Okie Doke on Tribes Needing Coronavirus Relief Funding?

The paperwork shuffle, frustrating Native America.  Pechanga did that with the Petra Tosobol family...just long enough to get them in a moratorium...We DID ask them to look at each individual tribe remember?

To Eligible Tribal Governments:
The Department of the Treasury is responsible for allocating amounts in the Coronavirus Relief Fund reserved to Indian tribes. Treasury began making payments to tribal governments based on population on May 5, 2020, and has made payments to all Indian tribes submitting correct payment information other than Alaska Native corporations.
In order to receive additional payments based on tribal employment and expenditures, tribal governments are required to submit additional information to Treasury.
Please provide supplemental information for your tribe Cherokee Nation through the form available here:
Tribes are required to submit their employment and expenditure information by 11:59 pm Alaska Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. If a tribal government has not submitted its information by this time, it may not receive a payment from the allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Fund based on employment and expenditures.
For assistance with technical issues with this submission, please contact
For up to date information about this and other CARES Act programs, please visit:
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)

Morongo Casino Reopens Friday May 22

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The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa announced Tuesday that it will reopen for slots and table games, but with limited seating.

Some slots will be either deactivated or equipped with plexiglass shields.

All guests and staff must undergo temperature screenings before entry and they must wear masks at all times while inside.

Its hotel will also reopen with limited capacity.

“We would not have reopen if we didn’t feel we had taken the steps to make this a safe, healthy environment,” said Simon Farmer, marketing executive director for Morongo.

The pools and spas, gyms, Cielo Steakhouse and Potrero Canyon Buffet will all remain closed, along with valet parking, and poker and bingo rooms.

Several eateries in the casino will be open, including the Mozen Asian Kitchen, Pink Coffee, Good Times Cafe, the Sideline Grill and the food court. However, the restaurants will require physical distancing.

“Our reopening is being guided by our abiding commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our guests, team members, and the community,” Morongo Chief Operating Officer Richard St. Jean said in a statement. “We have spent countless hours developing enhanced safety and sanitation protocols and procedures that strengthen our already-exacting standards for cleanliness.”

The casino, which is located on the Morongo Reservation, reopens at 2 p.m. Friday. Several other casinos in Southern California are reopening this week, including Viejas Casino and Resort in San Diego County. Pechanga Resort Casino is set to reopen June 1.

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Need More Than ONE DAY of Awareness

#MMIWG  Missing Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls get little national press.

UPDATED to add this new news on legislation from Sen. Mike Crapo:

While recognizing information on the number of missing Native Americans in the United States is limited, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs included these alarming statistics in a report on S. 227, Savanna’s Act. The legislation is named for Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old member of the Spirit Lake Tribe of North Dakota murdered in 2017. The Committee reported, “While Savanna’s tragic death became widespread news, many other Native Americans go missing or are murdered each year.” However, DOJ and the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) told the Committee that many of those cases go unreported or unresolved.

Tribal and Administration witnesses also informed the Committee that the increased coordination and communication between law enforcement agencies outlined in S. 227 would improve the response to cases of missing or murdered American Indian and Alaska Natives. I co-sponsored Savanna’s Act to improve response to cases involving missing or murdered Native Americans:

The bipartisan legislation would direct the DOJ to formulate new guidelines for addressing and reporting cases involving missing and murdered Native Americans;

Tribal access to federal crime information databases would be improved; and

Certain federal agencies would be required to seek recommendations from Tribes on enhancing the safety of Native women.   
Read his full report on the legislation here

Please read the articles at the links below:

Kozee Decorah's MURDER by Boyfriend
Savanna's Act addresses the issue
White Women in Jep  Gets all the media. No room for stories about Native women?
Nooksack Stalking of Native Woman  is how it starts

And take a look at this website:  Justice For Native Women

Monday, May 18, 2020



Q: What day and time will the casino reopen?

A: Soboba Casino Resort is pleased to announce our reopening on May 27th, 2020, at 12:00 PM.

Q: What day and time will the hotel reopen?

A: Hotel Operations will not resume at this time. Please check our website for future updates.

 Q: What changes can we expect when you reopen?

A: We are taking cleanliness to a new level by implementing an aggressive new health and sanitation program to complement the already rigorous cleaning standards currently in place at Soboba Casino Resort. Upon reopening, all guests and team members will be required to wear a mask; gloves will be optional for guests. Upon re-opening, our gaming floor will be smoke-free, but we will have designated smoking areas.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

TASIN Responds to Gavin Newsom's Plea to Keep Casinos Closed

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CA Governor Gavin Newsom wants tribes to rethink their opening up during this pandemic.  Tribes say: NO

Jacob Mejia says:

“For tribes, their gaming facilities are essential businesses, as they represent the only means of government revenues for healthcare, public safety, education and more,” said Jacob Mejia, a spokesman for the Tribal Alliance of Sovereign Indian Nations, which represents several Inland Empire casinos. “They are extensions of tribal government, not corporate entities driven by stock prices. It will be up to individual tribal governments to determine the appropriate time and controls under which to reopen.”

From Gavin Newsom's letter:

Friday, May 15, 2020

Win River Casino Opened Today During the Pandemic. And Customers LIKE IT..

CHOOSING PROFITS over the health of their customers, the REDDING RANCHERIA, a despicable tribe, opened there casino today.

Should their customers be tracked, to see if they spread Covid 19 the the citizens of REDDING and surrounding areas? 

Read more on the Redding Rancheria at these links:

Redding 1
Redding 2
Redding 3

Thursday, May 14, 2020


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Treasury Secretary
Steve Mnuchin has the story of the CA Tribes whining that their small populations don't allow them to get a fair share of the BILLIONS made available to tribes. Well YEAH, you eliminated members to STEAL per capita, and didn't save for a rainy day?

Particularly rich, in this letter from TASIN and CNIGA this passage:

The population-based formula chosen by Treasury for its distribution of the initial $4.8 billion is particularly inequitable for California tribes because of the legacy of the genocide endured by California tribes,” the Indian nations write. “That history is the ugly backdrop to the small tribal populations that we see today in the state.”

After laughing from this, I had to think, are they blind?  It's like a kid who kills his parents and tries to go free because he's an orphan...

Some of these tribes in CA have decimated their own populations!

Chukchansi; 50%
Pechanga:    20% +
PALA             20%
Redding:       10%+
yes, there's more, you can read about tribal disenrollments  and learn about the corruption, abuse and shameful behavior.

We wrote a letter to the feds about how each tribe should be looked at individually

TASIN, who trampled on another tribe's sovereignty, while at a meeting at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, a disenrolling tribe, was instrumental in crafting the letter.

CNIGA as well, who opposed Indian Civil Rights, remember?


Monday, May 11, 2020

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Elects Kenneth Ramirez as Chairman

 Kenneth Ramirez, newly elected Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and other Business Committee members, were sworn in today by San Manuel Chief Justice Claudette C. White as the new tribal leaders began their terms .

San Manuel Elects Ken Ramirez as Chairman
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Ramirez was elected Chairman after having served five terms as Tribal Secretary. He serves on the San Manuel Education Committee and actively promotes access to healthcare and education for all through his work with Loma Linda University Health and other nonprofit partners in the Inland Empire region. He also leads the operating committee for First Nations Experience (FNX), the nation’s first Native American and World Indigenous Peoples television channel.

“I am deeply humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve as Chairman and give my commitment to serve diligently to enhance the rights, opportunities and expectations for all San Manuel Tribal Citizens, our families, and our community,” said Chairman Ramirez. “We have the privilege of extending a positive presence throughout the region with the benefits of the Tribe’s economic impacts, our intergovernmental partnerships, and our strategic philanthropy. These are all made possible because we heed the call to Yawa’, and act on our beliefs.”

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Pechanga Casino Shutdown Threatens Wealthy Tribal Members; Disenrolled Know How it Feels

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With the Pechanga Resort & Casino closed for business, and 4,500 employees laid off.  One group of casualties never mentioned is the remaining tribal members who face the horrible threat of  LOSS OF PER CAPITA ! (omg!)

Some advice from disenrolled:
1. Use your savings (Hey, Pechanga stole a billion from us, No rainy day fund?)
2. GET A JOB.  That's what that yahoo felon Ray Jr. told our elders
3. Get free food from the casino (oh, Pechanga members did that already)
4. Have a yard sale to raise money.
5. Sell your new trucks to cut debt
6. Don't pay your mortgage until you have to give up your home

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Pechanga Resort & Casino to REOPEN June 1st

A scant 3 weeks after burying a tribal member who died from COVID 19, Pechanga, led by Mark Macarro, will reopen their casino.  This announcement on their Facebook page.

We are incredibly excited to announce that our target reopening time frame has been set for June 1, 2020!
Our promise has always been and will always be to exceed expectations. Our reopening will be centered around the health and safety of our Team Members, guests, community, and the Tribe. Operations and amenities will be limited at first, and our new health and safety protocols will be paramount.
Please stay tuned for information and updates as they come! We hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy! We cannot wait to see you again soon! 💛

Redding Rancheria announce their opening May 15 can they make it safe for their customers?   Will you go?

Friday, May 8, 2020


Acting against the health of their customers, defying California Governor Gavin Newsom, the Redding Rancheria goes against the rules of protecting Californians to fill their wallets..
Redding area gamblers will be able to place bets at Win River Casino beginning on May 15. The Redding Rancheria made the announcement Friday.

The casino staff will conduct temperature screenings of employees and customers as they enter the casino. Masks will be required by all employees and customers. Win River will provide masks to those who do not have one.

Hand sanitizing stations have been installed and Redding Rancheria says steps have been taken to allow for social distancing. There will be limited food service and alcohol will not be served. Plexiglass barriers have been installed in areas of the casino.

These people forced their members to dig up their ancestor for DNA, then they ignored the results of that test.  SCREW YOU Redding Rancheria

Thursday, May 7, 2020

SYCUAN Casino Announce Agressive Health and Sanitation program

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SYCUAN one of the last tribal casinos to close their doors due to coronavirus announces their new health/sanitation project prior to reopening.

Sycuan Casino Resort announced today that the organization has created and implemented an extensive and aggressive health and sanitation program to safeguard guests, team members and the surrounding community. The new program outlines several new initiatives throughout the property to ensure a safe and healthy environment upon reopening.

“Our new health and sanitation program is extremely important to Sycuan, because it demonstrates our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our guests, team members and community as a whole,” said Cody J. Martinez, chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. “We are taking all of these new safety measures very seriously and will continue to improve and implement processes as needed for our reopening. We want everyone to feel confident that we’re doing all we can to safeguard their health while they stay and play at Sycuan Casino Resort.”

HORRIBLE TRIBE, can't make money during coronavirus times.  KRCR has the full story

The despicable Redding Rancheria has asked the corrupt  Bureau of Indian Affairs to put a review of a proposed casino along I-5 on hold after concerns were raised by county and local officials. Mike Hollowell, Tribal Attorney, Redding Rancheria confirmed the request Wednesday.

In a statement, Redding Rancheria officials said "Redding Rancheria has requested that the Bureau of Indian Affairs pause the environmental review process for the I-5 casino relocation project. We believe that the City and County’s opposition to the project has caused concern among federal decision-makers within the Trump administration and may prove insurmountable. Redding Rancheria regrets that this opposition will postpone many job opportunities and other economic benefits that the project would have otherwise provided our local community. We will continue to try to work with our local leaders as we monitor the long-term plan for the I-5 casino relocation project."