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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lawrence Madariaga had lived at Pechanga his entire life as did his mother and grandfather and so on dating back to 1757 on written records. Being Pechanga was his whole life. It was one of the most important things to him. He was always So Proud to be here. They literally broke his heart when they took away his membership.