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Ousted tribal members appeal to Pechanga council

Former members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians of California are appealing their removal from the tribe.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise said the tribal council held hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ousted members made their case that the tribe's enrollment committee exceeded its authority.

More than 130 people were disenrolled because their ancestor allegedly cut ties to the tribe more than a hundred years ago. The family has a lawsuit pending in state court.

The ousted members lost a $10,000 a month per capita payment from the tribe's casino.

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No longer a family matter (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 7/2)

Relevant Links:
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