Friday, July 20, 2012

Original Pechanga's Asks Gabriel Iglesias To Please Cancel His Performance At Pechanga

If you are a regular reader of Original Pechanga's Blog then you probably saw the story they posted of how Bill Cosby canceled his show to show support for the disenrolled Chukchansi People.

Original Pechanga's is now asking Gabriel Iglesias (Fluffy) to cancel his show at Pechanga Resort & Casino to show solidarity with the disenrolled Pechanga Members:

Request to Gabriel Iglesias: Please CANCEL your Performance At Pechanga  

Mr. Gabriel Iglesias
Creative Artist Agency
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
tel: 424-288-2000
fax: 424-288-2900
Dear Mr. Iglesias,

We are writing this letter in the hope that you will cancel your show at the Pechanga Resort and Casino, scheduled for October 6.

I’d like to make you aware of the disgraceful actions that are happening on the Pechanga Reservation. The Pechanga Tribal Council, led by Mark Macarro, has stripped the citizenship 25% of Pechanga Tribal Members, including the descendents of the original chief of the Pechanga Tribe. They most recently disenrolled the Paulina Hunter descendants. Paulina Hunter was an original allotee of Pechanga and her family still resides on the reservation, where apartheid is still practiced, 18 years after it was abolished in South Africa.

I am sure that the decimation of culture, history and beliefs are not within your value system.

Stand with the disenrolled members of Pechanga. There may be a protest during your performance date and we are informing the entertainment press about the request for acts not to perform at Pechanga. We all enjoy your show and performances and would love to watch your show, elsewhere. Please do not do your show at Pechanga. Tell the PDC that you won’t play at a location that violates the civil and human rights of it own people Thank you for your support.

Bill Cosby REFUSED to perform at Chukchansi in Fresno because of that tribe’s disenrollment action.

I have included some information with this packette, but your team can check the website Original Pechanga’s Blog at


Please help support  Original Pechanga's Blog in asking Fluffy to cancel his show.

I was looking at the Pala Casino Resort and Spa website to see what entertainment they have coming up.  It's mostly tribute bands and Dance Parties.  But they do have Brian Regan performing on August 25th and John Pinette performing on November 17th.

Compare that to the entertainment at Pechanga Resort & Casino which has Ringo Starr, Jay Leno, Smokey Robinson, Steve Martin, and the Gypsy Kings all performing in the next 30 days.

Perhaps it's worth contacting other entertainers as well to make them aware of all the injustices being inflicted on Tribal Members all across America.