Thursday, January 28, 2021

Original Pechanga Blog on Tribal Disenrollment Reaches 7 MILLION Page Views Thank you ALL

It all began with a very non-descript post in March 2007 headlined simply I AM PECHANGA  

Original Pechanga Blog progressed from primarily one detailing the injustice of Mark Macarro and his then tribal councils crusade against my family, to one working to help those from all tribes who have been disenrolled unjustly.

I've made numerous connections with disenrolled from Chukchansi, Pala, Redding Rancheria, Nooksack, Grand Ronde, Laytonville to name just a few.

#stopdisenrollment has become a phenomenon, yet still so much work to do exposing the corruption and abuse, while our elders walk on without justice.

I again, implore all to get into the fight, get vocal, get active and help end this INDIAN COUNTRY DISASTER

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

President Biden PLEASE Do Not IGNORE #MMIW As You ERASE Donald Trump's Legacy

 Dear Mr. President, we know you are looking to erase all that Trump did as President, but please, do not end the TASK FORCE on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.  In fact, make it work better.

From a July 2020 post:
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center, there are more than 1400 unresolved American Indian and Alaska Native missing person cases in the U.S. Of that, 136 cases are in Minnesota.
To address this crisis, President Trump signed Executive Order 13898 on November 26, 2019.

This Week is 17th Anniversary of Redding Rancheria's D-Day: The Foreman Family Termination Via Disenrollment

Former Redding Rancheria Council
Member Carla Maslin and Chair
Bob Foreman

Good friends to Original Pechanga's Blog, the Foreman family, terminated from the Redding Rancheria, reminded me that this week, it's been 17 YEARS since Tracey Edwards and Barbara Hayward-Murphy got the family of their first chairman, Robert Foreman, THROWN OUT OF THE TRIBE.  There is NO quit in the search for justice

 Carla Maslin, Bob Foreman Sr.'s daughter wrote to us in 2006.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

LEONARD PELTIER: Trump Just Like The Other Presidents, NO COMMUTATION

Leonard Peltier

Well, to be fairs, there are hours left, and I'll amend the post and apologize, but just as Barack Obama disappointed us on a commutation for Leonard Peltier, so shall Donald Trump.   

From an earlier Time magazine article, his daughter Kathy spoke out:
My father was ultimately extradited from Canada 40 years ago, convicted of the agents’ killings and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences based on testimony that the FBI has admitted they knew was perjured.


Monday, January 18, 2021

Martin Luther Kings WORDS on South Africa, Applied to Tribal Disenrollment

 TODAY we Honor Dr. Martin Luther King. 

I apply his words on South Africa in 1964 applied to we Native Americans who have been ostracized, stripped of our belonging, our tribal rights, and our dignity. Minor changes in blue, but the message is CLEAR

It is in this situation, with the great mass of Native Americans denied their humanity, their dignity, denied opportunity, denied all human rights; it is in this situation, with many of the bravest and best Native Americans serving long years in EXILE, with some already died without justice; in this situation we in America and Indian Country have a unique responsibility. For it is we, through our investments, through our Governments` failure to act decisively, who are guilty of bolstering up the Casino Tribe's disenrollment tyranny.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Matilda Smith, Pechanga Tribal Elder and Great Granddaughter of Original Allottee Paulina Hunter has Walked on

Matilda Smith, the eldest surviving great granddaughter of original Pechanga allottee, Paulina Hunter, has walked on at 91. She was my late father Felipe Cuevas' last surviving sibling.  Matilda attended school throughout the Great Depression & graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947. She enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 where she trained for and became a cryptographer for Central Intelligence. While stationed in Murfreesboro, TN, she met and married the love if her life, Frank Smith on March 3, 1952 .

She is survived by 5 of her 6 children and over 20 grandchildren and great grandchildren..  Rest in Peace Auntie. 

I wrote this tribute in September 2020

HAPPY Birthday to my aunt

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


 Hearing that there are SHOTS FIRED at the Redding Rancheria. 

It sounds like it is JUST passed the Win River casino.  The word is the CASINO IS SHUT Down for safety
Stay Tuned.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Petition to Remove Mark Macarro of Pechanga from California Native American Heritage Commission


Cousin Michael Madariaga has a petition up on CHANGE.ORG
requesting the removal of Pechanga Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro, civil and human rights abuser from his advisory position with the California Native American Heritage Commission  WILL you SIGN it for all who have been abused by disenrollment?

We are asking that Mark Macarro Be removed from the California Office of Tribal Advisor

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Pechanga Casino News Report: Thousands of Native Americans are being OUSTED from tribes by Disenrollment WITHOUT A TRIBE

Colleen Williams of KNBC Los Angeles fronted this FEBRUARY 2007 story of Pechanga Casino Tribe's Disenrollment, which is the STRIPPING of Tribal Citizenship, in this case, the Hunter Family, who had more documentation, than ANY other tribal family.  The Pechanga Resort & Casino has helped many in the tribe, and hurt many others. #stopdisenrollment

In the opening, Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, sets up a strawman argument, which we beat down with facts here