Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cupa News #11

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you continue to heal. Thank you for all you do. Praying for you. You are right, Robert has been manipulating the tribe for a long long time. Seems like there is a sense of tide change in the air. Justice will prevail.

Anonymous said...

You are right the tide can only continue in a path for so long and will change coarse.
Hopefully the change of in the air will be enough to get the corrupt EC out for good with charges against them all.
They think that playing God with peoples lives will not go unpunished
is wishful thinking on their part, specifically Smith and Nieto.
I know for sure that the change in the air that is coming is solid and
is in black and white verified evidence on what Smith and Nieto are so guilty of.
Lets all pray and hope that it really works this time.
Their jail cell await them for their long term.

Anonymous said...

Why doesnt the ACTCI work on fixing Pala instead? Pala needs all the help it can get to become the tribe it should be. I know the 10 that had their rights stripped to attend meetings, vote, or run for office for exercising their Constitutional rights are fighters and we need them to have their rights restored. Mainly because by us allowing this we are making it ok for the EC to do this to any of us. I know nowadays many members wouldn’t care as long as they continued to get their check but when you realize there are more important things than money when it comes to your tribe and life itself. I feel sorry for those members because those are the ones Robert cultivates cause he can use you and make you do whatever he wants because your mindless and don’t care what happens you just blindly follow the check and it’s sad. Once I got a job a didn’t depend solely on percap my thinking changed. Ya it’s nice but it’s supposed to be extra a bonus of sorts not a crutch or life line. When you use it as such the person prescribing it becomes your ruler and natives have had enough people controlling them with threats and power and it’s still happening. Everyone is afraid to open their mouth or run against smith or nieto in fear of putting a target on their back by them. What happen to the brave native who stands up to tyranny? Have the majority become lap dogs who obey their master for food and lick his hand when he walks by? Or high school girls that talk sh#t all day behind Smith/nieto back and don’t do anything about it. I’m tired of being disappointed after every meeting and every election. Why don’t I stand up you ask? I would if I knew I had the support of the tribe but I have almost lost faith in our people for allowing Pala to become what it is and for allowing our council to harm our people in different ways why we stay silent until it is our turn. The past is repeating itself again except this time we are doing it to ourselves. The biggest difference is this time we can stop it and we can win if we stand together and demand answers and demand equality,fairness, and change. We demand answers!!

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

It's up to PBMI members to fix their own problems. Waiting for outside help hasn't worked too well so far. The ACTCI has a lawsuit to win and is focused on that.

Anonymous said...

Rumors are beginning to spread that someone is gearing up to run against Robert Smith this election year.
Who ever he or she is needs the support of the entire Tribe to over come the corruption that is in full run over the entire Tribe.
When the timing is right you will know who this brave person is and
please focus on the on the outcome of the entire Tribe as a whole an support this person for the good of the Reservation.

Anonymous said...

King Freeman is 100 times the man that Robert Smith wishes that he could be.
King has always been a stand up Chairman and was there to help any members of the Tribe in any way that he could.
He never focused on stealing from the Tribe like the EC of today.
He has been spotlighted by Smith because of telling the truth about Smiths family, mainly smiths mother.
Smith never defends his fathers name to anyone.
The only thing that his father brought to the Reservation is the Sheriffs department to arrest him for being drunk and beating up his wife.
Well I guess that old saying " the truth hurts" really is true, isn't Robert Smith.
So because of the truth about Smith he gets even by disenrolling the Britten family that truly belongs on the Tribal rolls.
But because of the hate that smith has for King and Willy this is the outcome.
Robert Smith can't be a real man and face off with King or Willy one a one on one man to man kind of settlement, he has to go after people that had nothing to do with any of this fight.
So little chicken chairman just wait until you are no longer in charge and see what the reversing of the table has in store for you and your loved ones from that other reservation that you are from.
And also don't forget that other owl faced little bitch Theresa Nieto
who made the motion to disenroll the Britten family she will be lomg gone when she no longer sits on the EC along with her family from sulfer springs.

Anonymous said...

And don't forget Dion Perez who hopes that he is sent to Prison
because he likes the dick and he will be a happy camper with so many dicks at his demand.
What a shitty deal for him.

Anonymous said...

This is the last paragraph of the B.I.A , Dept of Interior recommendation letter on the Brittains disenrollment by Smith and Nieto that was sent to the disenrolled and the Pala EC. After receiving this letter you would think the EC wouldn’t go through with the disenrollments since there was obviously NO REASON or EVIDENCE to support it. What reason did smith/nieto use that they wouldn’t provide to the BIA of the tribal members???? Also when Smith was asked by Christy Fajardo during the news report on Pala disenrollments his answer when asked “why not show those documents” his response “again we shouldn’t have to show anyone” what about the tribe they want to know why?? Remeber many Brittains are still enrolled members. **Section 8 of the enrollment ordinance, however, permits the Regional Director to provid informal recommendations on the executive committee’s actions. Based on our review of the documents provided by the individuals requesting review and the records in our office, it is our recommendation that these individuals remain enrolled with the Band AS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE PROVIDED TO SUPPORT THE DISENROLLMENT OF THESE INDIVIDUALS. Therefore, our recommendation to the Band is to continue to recognize the membership status of the individuals affected by the February 3, 2012 executive committee action.

Anonymous said...

This is the last paragraph of the B.I.A , Dept of Interior recommendation letter on the Brittains disenrollment by Smith and Nieto that was sent to the disenrolled and the Pala EC. After receiving this letter you would think the EC wouldn’t go through with the disenrollments since there was obviously NO REASON or EVIDENCE to support it. What reason did smith/nieto use that they wouldn’t provide to the BIA of the tribal members???? Also when Smith was asked by Christy Fajardo during the news report on Pala disenrollments his answer when asked “why not show those documents” his response “again we shouldn’t have to show anyone” what about the tribe they want to know why?? Remeber many Brittains are still enrolled members. **Section 8 of the enrollment ordinance, however, permits the Regional Director to provid informal recommendations on the executive committee’s actions. Based on our review of the documents provided by the individuals requesting review and the records in our office, it is our recommendation that these individuals remain enrolled with the Band AS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE PROVIDED TO SUPPORT THE DISENROLLMENT OF THESE INDIVIDUALS. Therefore, our recommendation to the Band is to continue to recognize the membership status of the individuals affected by the February 3, 2012 executive committee action.

Anonymous said...

Letter dated/received July 13, 2011 Robert Smith received a letter from Dept of Interior per his** requesting information for enrollment applications for the following individuals on 1928. Agency receipt of this letter was June 27,2011.
The individuals for this request were named as follows:
1. Vivian Trujillo Banks
2. Esperanza Brittain Trujillo
3. Fildeo and Defredia Trujillo Magee
Enclosed are copies of the 1928 applications from the 1928 California roll of Indians. Please be advised these applications do not denote tribal membership of enrollment. “That’s because Pala cannot use the 1928 California Indian rolls for enrollment purposes and the dept of Interior reminded smith of this. He requested these June 2011 and had the first disenrollment July 2011.
There is also a ducument between Stan Mcgarr “Pala Secretary at the time” and Barbara Gonzales-Lyons Vice-Chair of Cahuilla where Barbara was requesting Margarita Brittain and her children’s blood degree for enrollment of their members that have Brittain blood.
**The Pala Allotment Roll (PAR) approved by the secretary of Interior November 3, 1913 and the Pala census (PC) for the year 1919, show Margarita Britten to be of the following:
1. Female, (PAR), (PC)
2. Village, Kupa (PC)
3. 4/4 Degree Indian Blood (PAR)
4. All children to be 1/2 Degree Indian Blood (PAR)
The (PAR) and (PC) are acknowledged by the Pala Band of Mission Indian Tribe to be true and the tribe agrees with the degree of Indian blood in these records.

Anonymous said...

Delfredia was married to Paul Magee not to Fildeo.
Who is Fildeo that he is referencing in his request.
Is smith trying to falsify shit again or what.
He must be referring to Epifanio Fidelio aka uncle Jack who married
Esperanza Trujillo after her husband Pedro P. Trujillo past away in 1927.
Jack and Esperanza did not have any children together.
The children that Esperanza had were from her husband Pedro Trujillo
who was from La jolla Indian Reservation and was a member there on the Roles as
Full blood Luiseno. So the Trujillo family members have a lot of Luiseno blood as well as Cupeno and smith and Nieto still disenrolled
some of their family members.
They probably have twice as much Indian Blood as anyone on the EC.
Especially the ones from Sulfer Springs-Morongo.
I wonder why they couldn't use their Great Grandfathers Luiseno blood to stay enrolled in Pala, there are some members that were able to do so.
Even as evidence of the letter sent by Stanley Mcgarr to Barbara Lyons
it clearly states that MB was on the PAR= Pala Allotment Rolls 4/4
Coupeno and her children are all considered as 1/2 so the Trujillo members that got disenrolled all should be put back on the rolls ASAP.
There is no doubt about their blood degree, they do belong.

Anonymous said...

MB is 4/4. All the 1/16 descendants should be re enrolled

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Delfreida Trujillo is my grandmother, and Pedro Trujillo is my great grandfather. You are correct about the relationships, but I think Pedro Trujillo was 3/4 blood.