Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Pechanga Tribal Council Has Stolen Over $960 Million Through Disenrollment Scheme

For the di$enroller$, it I$ about 

Why call it a scheme?  The definition of scheme is  a large-scale systematic plan or arrangement for attaining a particular object or putting a particular idea into effect.   The system plan, by corrupt council/enrollment committee didn't follow the evidence, nor Pechanga tribal constitution and changed the rules mid-stream to get the desired effect of disenrolling two large families.

Why discuss money?  Because when discussing disenrollment, some people are ONLY interested in how much money is lost.  They don't care about the loss of heritage, civil rights, or the abuse of our elders.   SO here it is.
Disenrolling tribes say that disenrollment isn't about the money (yes, they are lying).  Well, they mean it's not ONLY about the money, but as the numbers here for the Pechanga casino prove, disenrollment enriches those remaining.  The rest is about controlling power, then you can control OTHER MONEY, like all expenses paid work travel including family, or giving tribal business to your wife's lobbying firm.

From the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula CA here is the breakdown of the theft of per capita by the Mark Macarro-led tribal council:

The Hunter family has lost $4,556,000 per person, in per capita payments alone.

We arrived at that figure by taking the last full year (2005) of per capita $268,000/12 months and multiplying that loss times 204 months of disenrollment. 95 adults at the time of disenrollment  totals: $4,566,000 EACH.  Total loss equals: $432,820,000

The Apis/Manuela Miranda family was disenrolled two years prior in 2004  The per capita was slightly less, about $17,000 per month times 228 months of termination: $3,808,000 times 135 adults equals: $514,080,000

Moratorium People NEVER shared in what was rightfully theirs. The per capita went up to $360,000 per year for those remaining after elimination of 2 large families of tribal citizens.  The Petra Tosobol descendants should have been making over $15,000 per month had they been enrolled as they were rightfully entitled. They were over 60 adults.   

Let's say there were 100 people in the moratorium, at $13,000 per month x 25 years *12 months and you get about $334,620,000 putting Pechanga's theft well over the Billion.

Despite being the leader of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, Mark Macarro has reportedly excluded members of his own family from the tribe, prioritizing his own personal gain over the well-being of his kin.   

Thug members who were involved in drugs, shootings, sexual abuses carjacks still qualified. Pechanga Theft of $960 MILLION Includes additional $26 Million in Health Insurance, a so called "Cadillac plan" under the Affordable Care Act.

These totals do not include lost education assistance nor does it account for family members that attained the age of majority. I wanted to keep the numbers static.  I'll gladly update if the tribe wants to give me the current numbers.  

9th Circuit VACATES, REVERSES AND REMANDS ALEGRE V, JEWELL! Small and Much Needed Victory

This is a glimmer of hope for the longtime struggle of San Pasqual people fighting for their proper place.  The District Court has been reversed.

The crux of the issue:  

The district court didn't properly determine when the plaintiffs' claims began, which is important for determining if they missed the time limit for filing their complaint. 

Read about the case at the links below:
Alegre v Jewell    Alegre v Jewell Case Ends   Alegre v Jewell BIA Dodges Bullet


The district court suggested different dates for when the time limit began, but didn't clearly explain why. Additionally, the district court didn't clarify if the denial of the blood degree request was the only "final agency action" or if returning the plaintiffs' enrollment applications also counted. 

The court cannot determine when the plaintiffs' claims began without this information. The court has to send the case back to the district court to make a clear decision on these issues. 

The plaintiffs' other arguments are not addressed in this ruling, and their request to strike some information is not relevant anymore.

Creator, please, give these people some good karma.  

Power at Any Cost: Pala and Pechanga Tribal Chairmen Accused of Disenfranchising Voters to Remain in Control

Robert Smith  PALA
Mark Macarro

Pala Chairman Robert Smith and Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro have been at the helm of their respective tribes for over two decades, amid numerous allegations of voter disenfranchisement and abuse of power. The two chairmen have maintained a stranglehold on their tribes through a combination of tactics, including the manipulation of tribal elections via the disenrollment of dissident tribal members, and the use of fear and intimidation.

Take a look at the time in office of some well known tyrants

Robert Smith 33 years
Mark Macarro 27 years
Saddam Hussein 24 years
Bashar al-Assad 23 years
Xi Jinping 11 years
Vladimir Putin 11 years
Idi Amin 9 years
Kim Jong Un 7 years

The Pala and Pechanga tribes, both located in Southern California, have become embroiled in a long-standing battle over tribal leadership and governance. At the center of this conflict are Smith and Macarro, who have been accused of using their positions of power to maintain control over their respective tribes and to silence any dissenting voices.

One of the primary tactics used by Smith and Macarro to maintain their power is the manipulation of tribal elections.   In some cases, tribal members have reported being denied the right to vote, or having their votes invalidated.  Disenrollments happened just prior to tribal elections.

The disenrollment of dissident tribal members is another tactic used by Smith and Macarro to maintain control over their tribes. In both the Pala and Pechanga tribes, tribal members who have spoken out against the chairmen or challenged their authority have been targeted for disenrollment. This practice has resulted in the removal of hundreds of Pala and Pechanga tribal members from their respective tribes, stripping them of their rights and privileges as tribal members.

Smith and Macarro have also been accused of using fear and intimidation to silence dissenting voices within their tribes. Tribal members who have spoken out against the chairmen or challenged their authority have reported receiving threats and harassment, and have even been physically threatened.

Despite the numerous allegations of voter disenfranchisement and abuse of power, Smith and Macarro have managed to stay in power for well over two decades. This is due in part to their close ties to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which has been criticized for its inaction in response to allegations of voter disenfranchisement and other abuses of power within tribal governments.

The continued reign of Smith and Macarro has had a devastating impact on the Pala and Pechanga tribes, as well as on individual tribal members who have been disenfranchised and abused by their leaders. It is time for the BIA and other government agencies to take action and hold these chairmen accountable for their actions, and to ensure that the rights of all tribal members are protected and respected as provided for in tribal constitutions.

The stories of Pala Chairman Robert Smith and Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro are just two examples of the many instances of voter disenfranchisement and abuse of power that have plagued Native American communities across the country.

It is time for the federal government to take action to investigate and prosecute these violations of basic rights, and to ensure that the voices of all tribal members are heard and respected.

Tribal Sovereignty Used to Justify Human Rights Violations in Native American Communities: Merrick Garland and DOJ Urged to Investigate

The mission of the Department of Justice is to
 uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe,
and to protect civil rights.

Dear Attorney General Garland,

I implore you to take immediate action to investigate the widespread civil and human rights violations that have plagued Native American communities across the country. Tribal officials have systematically denied thousands of individuals their basic rights and privileges as tribal members, stripping them of access to federal benefits and programs in areas such as housing, education, health, voting, and public works assistance. The explosion of Indian gaming has only intensified these violations, as tribal leaders use the guise of sovereignty to justify their actions and wield sovereignty as a club to be the weak.

These violations are in clear violation of tribal and federal laws, including the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, which were enacted to protect the rights of individual Indians. Tribal leaders have repeatedly denied individuals due process, equal protection, property interest rights, and voting rights, and have done so with impunity.

Using sovereignty as a tool to oppress and render powerless the weakest members of their communities is unconscionable. The federal government must not allow offending tribes and tribal officials to hide behind the notion of tribal sovereignty, and must take action to protect the rights of individual Native Americans.

The United States has a trust responsibility to protect the rights of Native Americans, including those whose rights have been trampled by tribal officials. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has failed to live up to this responsibility, limiting their trust to tribal government and officials while ignoring the thousands of individuals affected by these violations.

It is the legal and moral responsibility of the DOJ to investigate and prosecute these violations of basic rights. I urge you to direct the DOJ Civil Rights Division to launch a thorough investigation into the numerous human and civil rights violations described above, and to ensure that any political influence or claims of tribal sovereignty do not obstruct justice.

The rights of disenrolled and abused Native Americans must not be overlooked or denied any longer. Please take immediate action to address this issue and provide justice to those who have been denied their basic rights.  Turning a blind eye is NOT the way.

Rick Cuevas
Original Pechanga Blog

The Danger of Tribal Sovereignty: How Improper Use Can Lead to Chaos, Abuse and Even Death

The idea of sovereignty may seem appealing, but in reality, it is a dangerous concept that can lead to chaos and abuses such as voter disenfranchisement, evictions and theft of per capita . Sovereignty is often confused with freedom, but there is a significant difference between the two.

Freedom is about the absence of hindrance and restraint, while sovereignty is about being above all others, supreme and superior. It has more to do with one's station rather than their actions.  Disenrolling tribes really don't want "fair elections"  They want to control the votes.  

When it comes to tribal sovereignty, it refers to the limited jurisdiction that tribes or federally recognized Native American nations can exercise within and beyond their reservation boundaries. However, as we have seen in the last two decades, sovereignty can be dangerous when it is improperly used.

Any human sovereignty that is not proscribed by our Creator's control is always tyrannical and leads to abuse.

The US government and American Indian tribes are misusing sovereignty by attempting to exert control over those of us who don't control the purse strings.  Political contributions are key to how our federal government responds. The same for "academics" who support disenrollment and abuses, often by misrepresenting facts. This is bringing disaster upon individual American Indians who are living in an Alice in Wonderland world regarding sovereignty.  

It is time to reconsider the concept of sovereignty and to recognize that true freedom comes not from being superior or above all others, but from respecting and obeying the laws of our Creator.  Maybe it's time for abusing tribes, to PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS

Only then can we create a just and equitable society that benefits all people, including American Indians, all Indians

Monday, February 27, 2023

Tribal Leaders' Use of Disenrollment to Consolidate Power Must Be Addressed by BIA and DOI and Yes, the Dept. of JUSTICE

Disenrollment, the practice of removing tribal members from their tribe, has become an increasingly controversial issue in Native American communities across the United States. The act of disenrolling tribal members, often for trivial reasons, has serious consequences for the individuals and their families, as they are stripped of their citizenship rights such as voting rights and access to tribal benefits and programs.

This practice, as explained by many tribal members, usually starts from a lie or a slanderous statement that is then used as a basis for further claims against the targeted individual. As more allegations are added, the tribal council or enrollment committees begins to investigate, often with little or no due process, such as confronting the accusers, leading to the disenrollment of the individual and their family.

Many have attributed the practice of disenrollment to greed and power. Tribal leaders who engage in disenrollment often do so to consolidate their power and maintain control over the distribution of resources, such as gaming profits, where the theft of per capita has topped ONE BILLION DOLLARS . These leaders use disenrollment as a tool to exclude those who they see as a threat to their power, and as a means to silence any dissenting voices within the tribe.

Disenrollment not only violates the basic human rights of the affected individuals, but it also goes against the traditional values of Native American communities, where kinship and collective responsibility are highly valued. Disenrollment tears apart families and communities, causing irreparable damage to the social fabric of the tribe.

To make matters worse, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Department of the Interior, who are entrusted with protecting the rights of Native Americans, have failed to take action against disenrollment. They have claimed to have no jurisdiction over the matter and have neglected their trust responsibility towards the affected individuals.

It is crucial that we address this issue and put an end to the practice of disenrollment. It is not only a violation of basic human rights, but it also goes against the traditional values of Native American communities. We need to hold tribal leaders accountable for their actions and demand that the BIA and the Department of the Interior take a more proactive stance against disenrollment.

It is time for us to stand together and fight against the greed and power that drive disenrollment. We need to preserve our cultural heritage and promote justice and equality for all Native Americans. We have allowed the actions of a few to tarnish the reputation of our communities and strip our people of their basic rights.

Let us come together and say no to disenrollment. Don't pass it off as a sovereign matter, or a membership issue.  Tribal governments are using sovereignty as a weapon to beat the weak and helpless, and terrorize them into submission.
Let us demand accountability and justice for all those who have been unjustly removed from their tribes. 

It is time to put an end to this destructive practice and move towards a future of unity, respect, and inclusion.   It's time to RIGHT THE WRONGS

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs PLEASE PROTECT Our Elders and Ancestors From Corrupt Tribal Chiefs and Chairmen

 Consider sending a letter like this one to YOUR Senator

Esteemed Senators of the United States,

I urge you to pay attention to the dire situation faced by ten thousand individual Indians who have been stripped of their citizenship rights and privileges as Tribal members, often without due process. These actions have resulted in the denial of access to federal benefits and programs related to essential areas such as housing, education, health, voting, and public works assistance. These individuals have been rendered voiceless in their own communities, unable to exercise their fundamental right to vote in tribal elections or have a say in matters that affect them.

  • In former President Obama’s State of the Union address, he spoke of the sacred nature of the right to vote and how it was being denied to many. This reality holds true in Indian Country, where many have been disenfranchised due to unjust actions by tribal officials. The United States bears a trust responsibility to protect the basic rights of every individual Indian whose rights have been infringed upon. However, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has failed to live up to this responsibility, limiting their trust responsibility to Tribal governments and officials rather than individual Indian victims.

We have reached out to both houses of Congress and Committee Chairmen on numerous occasions to bring attention to this issue.

The Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs should act as a facilitator to resolve internal Tribal disputes that harm Native Americans and protect and preserve the basic rights of individual Indians in such disputes. However, previous Chairmen have failed to take any action, with thousands of letters being ignored.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has relinquished responsibility and left it to the Interior Board of Indian Affairs (IBIA) to overturn their decisions. In some cases, the BIA may even be complicit in the injustices, such as the San Pasqual descendant’s issue where non-Natives were allowed to control tribal interests.

Most tribes lack tribal courts, and the officials responsible for violating the law are often the same people who pass judgment on whether laws have been violated. This situation has led to Tribal government officials being judge, jury, and alleged criminal all in one. Tribal sovereignty was granted to protect Native rights, not to have Tribes violate their own rights.

Although some of these illegal actions occurred decades ago, the situation has worsened with the evolution of Indian Gaming into a multi-billion dollar industry. Tribal leaders use the guise of Tribal sovereignty to justify systematically stripping basic rights and privileges from their citizens. It is worth noting that the Republic of South Africa was a sovereign nation, and the United States stood up to that oppression, thanks to the Congressional Black Caucus. The Honorable Diane Watson spoke out against Tribal Disenrollment decades ago.

Presently, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior are in violation of the Trust Responsibility, The Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, U.S. Constitution Rights, The American Indian Religious Freedom Act, The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG), as well as the ratified 18 treaties that protect California Indian rights. Tribal disenrollment is growing rapidly all over the country in violation of many tribal constitutions, which are being ignored by tribal chairman and councils.

The Bureau continues to ignore Indian rights and claim to have no jurisdiction. However, Congress holds plenary power over Indian Affairs, with the authority to waive Tribal Sovereign immunity and open investigations with all tribes who have practiced Tribal Disenrollment and violated civil rights for decades.

I implore you to stand with us against the corruption that has spread throughout Indian Country, which has resulted in civil rights violations. The protection of individual rights and Tribal sovereignty should not be mutually exclusive. Sovereignty should not be wielded like a club to beat the weak and defenseless.

In closing, I urge you to take action against the injustices that have been inflicted upon the thousands of individual Indians who have been denied their citizenship rights and privileges by their own Tribal governments. It is time for the United States to fulfill its trust responsibility and protect the basic rights of every American Indian. Together, we can work towards preserving our culture and promoting justice and equality for all.   

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Nooksack 306 Elder 86 Year Old Olive Oshiro to be CAST OUT of her HOME by March 10

 The Nooksack Tribe of Washington State has NO HONOR.  DO NOT RESPECT what they do.  Sovereign right to abuse, does not make the abuse right.  I have 50 posts on the Nooksack 306   The crickets from Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are deafening.

Nooksack Officer
Walked into home without  permission

Olive Oshiro

86 year-old Elder Olive Oshiro peers into the latest tribal court eviction hearing. By March 10, she will get an eviction writ, amid looming tribal political threats of "forced eviction" and "blood in the streets."  

Attorney Gabriel Galanda asks: Will the federal Trustee or state housing fiduciary intercede? Are there any Indigenous human rights in Indian Country?

A society that cast out its elders would be one that does not respect and honor its older members, as evidenced here and is not worthy of our respect nor our Federal monies.

"The Unseen Effects of Disenrollment: A Young Native American's Firsthand Account of Oppression and Lateral Violence"

 My young cousin, Cassie Whitten, who we highlighted when she posted her TikTok video on tribal disenrollment, further explains the use of lateral violence, and the almost stochastic terror from tribal people. and how she was affected on her Facebook Page. She resides on the Hunter Family allotment #62 given to our mutual ancestor Paulina Hunter in the 19th century

The one thing that has been really hard for me is continuing the work I want to do in my communities since tribal disenrollment. Lately I’ve been pretty sad about it.  (OP: Cassie worked for Indian Health)

It continually feels like you don’t matter or your voice by your own people. Lateral oppression can be real amongst native people too. 

I’m still on my healing journey. I’m only 22 years old and it’s saddening how my own tribe could kick a 7 year old out of their tribe to this day. (Watch this video that details the day Mark Macarro sent his jackbooted thugs to remove CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL)

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Saginaw Chippewa and Chukchansi Disenrollment Supporters Finding KARMA IS A BI**H


Disenrollment is the process of removing an individual or a group of individuals from a tribe or a Native American community. The practice of disenrollment is controversial and causes deep divisions within the tribal community. Those who supported disenrollment may do so for a variety of reasons, such as perceived questions about tribal membership or concerns about the distribution of tribal resources such as per capita casino profits.

However, those who supported disenrollment may find themselves and their families in a difficult position if they become the subject of disenrollment themselves. We are seeing this at the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and NOW at the Saginaw Chippewa Band.      We've written quite a few times on the SagChip disenrollments and our late friend Aunt Dolly Holzhousen guided us to some information.  We ask, is the Saginaw Chippewa constitution FRAUDULENT?

Being subjected to disenrollment can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. It can mean losing access to important resources and benefits, as well as losing a sense of connection to one's cultural heritage and community. It can also be emotionally and psychologically traumatic.  And now, the disenrollment supporters, suddenly think it's wrong for it to happen to THEM.  Especially if records are tampered with.   

For those who supported disenrollment, finding themselves and their families on the receiving end should be a humbling experience. They may come to understand the negative impact that disenrollment can have on individuals and communities, and may have to grapple with the realization that their previous support of disenrollment may have contributed to the harm caused.   



The Trauma and Pain of Losing Tribal Heritage: The Devastating Consequences of Disenrollment

 Disenrollment is the process of removing members from a tribe's rolls or membership, effectively stripping them of their tribal heritage and all the associated benefits that come with it.

This is an experience that can cause immense pain and heartbreak for those affected. Losing tribal heritage through disenrollment can have significant social, cultural, and economic consequences, and the impact is often felt for generations.  This is an abuse of our ancestors.

For those who have been disenrolled, the pain of losing their tribal heritage is multifaceted. They may feel a profound sense of loss and grief as they are cut off from their ancestral roots and no longer have a connection to their tribe. They may also feel a sense of betrayal, as the tribe that they believed to be their family turns its back on them.

At Pechanga, the disenrollment of my ancestor Paulina Hunter, 107 years after she died, and the same after so many years of traveling by wagon from Los Angeles, to Temecula, to be included in the censuses was a direct attack, by people who were not with the tribe at that time.   The Butch Murphy family for one.

For many Native Americans, being part of a tribe is not just a matter of ancestry or heritage. It is a vital part of their identity, providing a sense of belonging and community that is difficult to replicate elsewhere. Losing that connection can be isolating and traumatic, leaving people feeling adrift and disconnected from their cultural and social roots.  Read NATIVE HEART  written by my cousin Della.

Disenrollment can also have significant economic consequences, as those who are removed from tribal rolls lose access to tribal resources, including healthcare, education, and financial assistance. This can be particularly devastating for those who rely on these resources to survive, such as the elderly or those with disabilities.

The loss of tribal heritage through disenrollment can also have a profound impact on future generations. Children and grandchildren may be cut off from their tribal heritage and culture, leading to a loss of traditional knowledge, language, and values.  IN FACT, PECHANGA sent jack-booted thugs to pull our youth from the tribal school, see that video description here.
This can have a lasting impact on their sense of identity and their ability to connect with their community and cultural roots.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Protecting The Individual Indian From Corrupt Disenrollment Actions Requires Congress to ACT

Since over 10,000 Native Americans are affected by tribal disenrollment, protecting the Individual Indian with legislation is something to consider.

How might an anti disenrollment act against tribal nations that run apartheid reservations, like Pechanga of Temecula CA or Nooksack of WA look like? 

If Congress were to consider passing an anti-disenrollment act that specifically targeted tribal nations that were accused of engaging in discriminatory or unjust disenrollment practices, such legislation might include provisions such as: 

Setting minimum standards for tribal disenrollment procedures: The legislation could establish clear criteria and procedures for tribal membership and removal, and require tribes to provide notice and an opportunity to be heard before making any final decision to disenroll a tribal member. 

Providing due process protections: The legislation could require that tribal members facing disenrollment be provided with due process protections, such as the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and impartial hearing.  Those of us from Pechanga were prohibited from having attorneys at our hearing. We weren't even allowed to face our accusers

Protecting against retaliation: The legislation could prohibit tribes from retaliating against members who speak out against the disenrollment process or who participate in efforts to challenge the decision to remove them from tribal rolls. 

Establishing an independent review process: The legislation could require that tribes establish an independent review process for any decision to remove a member from tribal rolls, and that the review process be fair, transparent, and impartial. 

Providing oversight and enforcement: The legislation could establish a mechanism for oversight and enforcement of the new rules, potentially through the creation of a federal commission or other body charged with monitoring compliance with the law. 

It is worth noting, however, that any effort to pass federal legislation that specifically targeted tribal nations would need to be carefully crafted to respect the principles of tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and to ensure that the interests of both individuals and tribal communities are protected. 

As noted warrior for justice Marilyn Vann said  


Monday, February 20, 2023

Native Culture INCLUDES Fighting FOR OUR Tribal Identity and Against The Corruption That Eliminates our Ancestors

Emilio Reyes

Our friend Emilio Reyes, who had fought for years against the injustices of tribal disenrollment, lack of federal recognition and recently winning his legal battles against those who defamed him, had this thought recently on his Facebook page:

Everyone loves the Native who talks about tribal culture. But nobody loves the Native who talks about tribal identity, tribal disenrollment, tribal corruption, blood quantum, digging up the ancestors, Indian gaming, injustice or oppression.

Emilio's thought highlights a common phenomenon in which society tends to romanticize and exoticize certain aspects of Native American culture while ignoring or downplaying the very real and often difficult issues that Native Americans face today.

While it may be easier for some people to appreciate and enjoy aspects of Native American culture that seem distant and disconnected from contemporary issues, it is important to recognize that these issues continue to impact Native American communities in significant ways. Discussions about tribal identity, disenrollment, and corruption, for example, are often critical to understanding the complexities of Native American governance and the challenges that many tribes place themselves in navigating modern legal and political systems.

Issues related to blood quantum, ancestral remains, and Indian gaming are often deeply intertwined with questions of identity, sovereignty, and economic development, and can have far-reaching implications for the lives and wellbeing of Native American people. ALL NATIVE people.  

If we truly want to support and celebrate Native American culture, we must be willing to engage with the difficult and often uncomfortable realities that accompany it.  Those realities include the fact that some tribal leaders are corrupt, some tribes violate their own people's rights, and do it under the non caring eyes of the Federal Government.  This also means listening to and amplifying the voices of Native people who are fighting for their rights, advocating for change, and working to preserve their traditions and heritage in the face of ongoing oppression and injustice.

Stay in the fight!   We MUST persist: Change can be slow and difficult, and setbacks are common. Stay committed to the message and our goals, and continue to advocate for change even in the face of adversity. Remember that speaking truth to power is an ongoing process, and progress often requires sustained effort over time.  

ONE and DONE won't cut it.


Thursday, February 16, 2023

Pechanga's Disrespect of their Silver Feathers. Elders have Died Without the Restorative Justice Of Regaining their Rightful Membership in The Tribe

Many of our Hunter Family have passed away without the justice for our disenrollment they deserve:  Their restoration of their tribal membership.  Chairman Mark Macarro has sentenced their memories to the wasteland of disrespect without the honor they deserve.


Lawrence Madariaga, Charlene Carpenter, Matilda Smith, Louise Jeffredo Appel, Bob Vasquez, Philip Mendoza, Daunte Mercado Bates, Russell Cuevas, Andy Smith, James Appel, Jeanette Jeffredo Nave, William Harris

It is a tragedy that we must mourn the loss of these elders without the closure and justice that they deserved. Their lives were filled with challenges and obstacles that they had to overcome simply because of who they were. They faced discrimination, prejudice, and injustice from their own brethren, their fellow tribal members, some who were adopted into the Pechanga Band. 

It is heartbreaking to know that they lived and died without experiencing the true equality and justice that they so rightfully deserved. But let us not forget that their lives were not in vain. 

As we mourn their passing, let us also celebrate their lives and the impact that they have had on our world. Let us honor their memory by continuing the work that they started, by advocating for justice and equality, and by standing up against discrimination and prejudice in all its forms.

To the elders who have passed away without justice, we say thank you for your courage, your strength, and your unwavering spirit. You will be missed, but your legacy will live on. Some of us will still fight for your rightful place.     Rest in peace.

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Pechanga Disenrollment Discussed on HOT AIR National Website and And Ed Morrissey Podcast

Thank you to Ed Morrissey, a longtime friend, who is the managing editor of HOTAIR.com a leading news website,  He had a podcast that discussed PRETENDIANS and our Pechanga Disenrollment.  His guest Jennifer Kabbany wrote on Pechanga disenrollment of our ancestor Paulina Hunter, in 2006, when she was with the San Diego Union Tribune  We are at the 3:55 mark of the podcast.

Ed Morrissey

With over 4.5 million page views per month, this helps to expose the human and civil rights abuses to so many more people.   YOU can help by sharing the Hot Air link above, to YOUR social media.

Pretendians are bad for Indian Country, and SO are tribal Disenrollments.   YOU can help, not by a protest march or carrying picket signs, but by spreading the news as OFTEN as you can. And by having your friends and family do the same.  Supporting those sites, by page views and clicks, helps others LEARN, and it's so easy.

Ed called out the most FAMOUS Pretendian Elizabeth Warren  

Thank you for the support Ed.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Pechanga Resort Casino MURDERS: Trial Ends in CONVICTION For Two Women Who MURDERED

 Justice has been served in the MURDER of  Afaf Assad at the Pechanga Resort Casino 

Two Moreno Valley women were convicted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, of murdering an 84-year-old Long Beach woman while trying to take her gambling money in a Pechanga Resort Casino bathroom in 2019.

After a one-month trial in Riverside County Superior Court in French Valley, jurors deliberated for two hours before deciding that Kimesha Monae Williams, 38, and Candace Tai Townsel, 42, were guilty of first-degree murder, robbery and elder abuse at the casino, which is near Temecula.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Why YOU Should Care About the Theft of Tribal Heritage and the Crimes Against Indian People and the Results of Tribal Disenrollment

Here’s why you should care about Native American Tribal Disenrollment 

Disenrollment Chieftains, are the people who run (more properly RUIN) our culture and teach our kids tribal values. They shape the next generation’s attitudes.  They teach our native children that it's OKAY to get rid of their classmates, someone else's aunty, or grandmother.

If one persons rights are violated, any persons rights are violated. How many of our people does it does it have happen to be wrong?

Five? 50?  100?    Starting to sound bad, right?

In the case of tribal disenrollment, it's over 10,000 who have been harmed.  And that's JUST the LIVING.  Our ancestors, whom most every tribe has used in one way or another (early tribal population, land for casino, federal monies) were once proudly used to support the tribe's quest for advancement.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Tribal Disenrollment Explained. WHAT IS IT? Whom Does it Harm?

 After 15 years in the public fight against my family's disenrollment from Pechanga at the hands of the Macarro brothers, I'm constantly surprised at how many people STILL have never heard the term.  I explain it here for you.

Tribal disenrollment refers to the removal of individuals from the official membership rolls of a tribe, and it can have far-reaching and devastating consequences for both individuals and communities. It is quite simply, a DISASTER to Indian Country.

Disenrollment results in the loss of access to important resources, cultural identity, and political representation, and it is widely seen as a violation of both civil and human rights.  Disenrollment can have a negative impact on tribal unity and cohesion, and undermines the goals of tribal sovereignty and self-governance.

Dr. David Wilkins Shines Light on a Path Forward for Tribal Disenrollees and the Federal Government

 It's a new year, and I'm renewing my fight to bring tribal disenrollment which is the stripping of tribal citizenship, from native Americans BY Native Americans to the front burner.  To do that, I have to bring forward old posts.  Feel free to comment, to add to your social media.   

From 2013, Dr. David Wilkins author of DISMEMBERED ( still available on AMAZON)has a piece on disenrollment and some solutions.

Disenrollment, a seemingly innocuous term when used outside Indian country, has become a loaded word that rivals, if it does not surpass, “termination” as a concept that invokes fear and trembling in those natives who suffer its consequences. While the federal policy of termination in the 1950s was the formal repudiation of numerous Native nations’ recognition and benefits and constituted an abrupt cessation of the trust relationship; tribes that have instituted disenrollments effectively repudiate an individual tribal citizen’s recognition and benefits and crush the nation’s trust relationship with that person.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Pechanga Casino Crimewatch: Kimesha Williams, Candace Townsell Trial Underway in Pechanga Casino MURDER

 Do you REMEMBER the story of the Pechanga Casino Murder from 2019?

An elderly woman visiting Pechanga Resort and Casino, a tribal gaming venue know for cheating their own people via tribal disenrollment, located in Temecula, CA was assaulted soon after arriving on the premises on Sat, Aug. 31 2019, and later died from injuries suffered in the attack, prompting Riverside Co Sheriff’s Dept to arrest 2 female suspects on charges of murder and robbery

A jury was sworn in Wednesday and testimony got underway in the trial of two women accused of robbing and fatally beating a senior at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula.

Candace Tai Townsell, 42, and Kimesha Monae Williams, 38, both of Moreno Valley, allegedly killed 84-year-old Afaf Anis Assad of Long Beach in 2019.  Williams is the sister of L.A. Clippers star Kawhi Leonard.

Both defendants are charged with first-degree murder, robbery and elder abuse, as well as a special circumstance allegation of killing during the course of a robbery, with sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegations.

A description of the attack at the Pechanga Casino Resort's restroom can be found in this Temecula Patch article.

Friday, February 3, 2023

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black Natives ALSO Eliminated By Disenrollment. MEET Redding Rancheria Disenrolled

 As we celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH, and recently celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Day we wanted to highlight that many tribes have also eliminated their Black citizens.  

Remember that when you see press releases from tribal nations in support of Black History Month this month.   HERE, from Redding Rancheria



The 3 pictured above  are Earnest, Savion and Jodeah Wilson.

They are Bob Foreman's great grandchildren and Virginia Timmons great great great grandchildren. They are trust land shareholders on the Foreman's piece of land on the reservation.  They have NO voting rights.

Getting their rights back, would go a long way towards showing other tribes there is a path back to righteousness.   DO RIGHT, Chairman Potter and CEO Tracey Edwards

Greg Sarris Elected Chair of Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.

 – Greg Sarris, Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, who has stood against the scourge of tribal disenrollment, has been elected Chair of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of theAmerican Indian. 

Greg Sarris

Press Release: 

The museum’s goal is to foster a richer shared human experience through a more informed understanding of Native peoples. Museum programs include Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°), a set of teaching resources providing educators and students with new perspectives on Native American history and cultures. 

The museum’s Board of Trustees also added five new members to serve staggered three-year terms. Additional information about the museum is available here. “I’m honored to have been elected as chair of the board of Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian,” Sarris said. “I’m excited and look forward to working with the trustees.”

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Native Advocates (NARF, NCAI, ACLU, NIGA) YOU DON'T CARE About Disenrolled Native Americans ABUSED and Disenrolled by Their Tribes

All advocates talk a good game on civil rights, actions to take, protesting mascotry, but the deafening silence on tribal disenrollment stand out to over 11,000 of us, who have been stripped of our tribal rights to belong.

You aren’t a bad person for not being consumed by the tribal disenrollment, but you kind of are if you pretend to be and do nothing about it beyond hoping we acknowledge you care
                                paraphrased from the article linked below


An article about the UYGURS of China, an oppressed group by every standard of human decency by Derek Hunter in Townhall got me thinking of the comparisons to the disenrolled of 90 Tribal Nations which have over 11,000 Natives stripped of citizenship. Alice Langton Sloan had kept a diary of the tribes, I don't have a current update, but here's the breakdown of disenrolling tribes from 2016

Inaction speaks louder than words.  The NCAI has studiously avoided the issue for decades, here at Original Pechanga Blog, we have called them out through at least 3 Presidents (of the U.S. and the NCAI) READ those   Here  or HERE  or here   That silence and inaction favors the oppressors.  Even worse, they bring in disenrollment chieftains as honored leaders.  Any abuses of Native people are okay, just don't use a Native mascot?

John Gomez Jr. former head of the American Indian Rights and Resources Organization published 10 Things You Can Do To Help Stop the Lawlessness in Indian Country   That got some movement from politicians like Rep. Mike Thompson from N. California. He wrote to Nick Rahall then head of the House Natural Resources committee asking for oversight hearings  but this was an exception.

We've written to Attorneys General Barr,  Sessions , Eric Holder, Lynch  Governors, Senators.  Mostly to crickets, although Barbara Boxer responded with a campaign letter.

Let's circle back to our Native advocates.  We have called for boycotts of offending tribes' enterprises, each of the TOP TEN INDIAN CASINOS To AVOID because THEY CHEAT Their OWN People have violated one or all of the rights on this list:

•Stripped tribal members of their citizenship
•Denied voting rights to members
•Taken away rightful healthcare to seniors
•Blocked access to land on the reservation
•Denied members due process of law, including legal representation, even writing tools.
•Prohibition of practicing religion, including the right to pray at their ancestor's graves.
•Threatened others if they speak out
•Subjected some to ex post facto laws.

Since President Biden's Voting Rights Act is the talk of the present, be reminded that all 11,000 of us have lost the right to vote in our tribes elections. Imagine if Republicans lost 25% of the vote, giving Democrats unlimited power...or vice versa.

What can YOU DO?  Without much effort, YOU can  Stop patronizing disenrolling tribe's casinos, hotel, restaurants and their powwows. Let them know that we do not agree with their system of denying civil rights to their people and until they follow their own tribal law, you, as a proud citizen will NOT support their nation, but will patronize their competitor nations.   If you don't tell them why you aren't coming, they could just think, business is bad.  Mabuhay Radio joined in a boycott of Pechanga when the tribal council started stripping citizenship from tribal members and stealing their per capita.

I understand we can't all STAND UP FOR ALL RIGHTS ALL THE TIME, but a couple of small actions, including sharing the stories we've put here for 15 year, is a step in the right direction.  It just takes a little effort, from a lot of us.   And there is GOOD NEWS on restoration of some to their tribes:
ENTERPRISE RANCHERIA   Robinson Rancheria  The Cherokee Freedmen won their treaty rights, and the Grand Ronde followed the tribal courts decision bringing back Chief Tumulth's descendants   JUST RECENTLY, the Cahto tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria brought a long disenrolled family back.

Read here on SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING  You will see THAT somebody is in the mirror LOOKING BACK.