This NCAI statement below makes me want to PUKE. The National Congress of American Indians has studiously IGNORED the ongoing trauma brought by their own Vice President Mark Macarro who took the word of an imprisoned child molester in the Paulina Hunter disenrollment
The sordid issue with Bunky, harming a child, reminds many of us from Pechanga that one of the strongest voices against our family, was an imprisoned child molester Vincent Ibanez, pictured below
ALSO, while a member of the Enrollment Committee, Mr. Ibanez signed the enrollment cards and official date stamped letters welcoming Hunter family members to the tribe.
So if Mr. Ibanez never believed we the Paulina Hunter descendants are Pechanga, then why would he sign cards and official documents saying that we are Pechanga and then turn around and say the opposite years later?
So was he lying when he gave a statement against our tribal membership or was he lying years earlier by signing cards and documents affirming that we are Pechanga?
Either way Vincent Ibanez is quite “a piece of work” and he is not a credible source of information
Ibanez the fine, upstanding citizen of Pechanga was released prison, and later, was arrested AGAIN for sexual abuse,
IF the NCAI really gave a F**K about the "moral obligation" to protect our communities as the proclaim, they wouldn't avoid the tough issue of the stripping of federal recognition of 11,000 Natives through disenrollment. And recognize the harm it's doing to generations of us.