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Another Pechanga family faces removal from tribe


Another large family faces removal from the wealthy Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in southern California.

The Hunters, a family of more than 90 adults, were informed last week of their pending disenrollment. They have 60 days to appeal the decision of the enrollment committee to the tribal council.

The Hunters descend from of Paulina Hunter, a woman who was granted an allotment of Pechanga land. The tribe apparently claims Hunter was not Pechanga.

The tribe recently kicked another large family, the Gomezes, out. Ousted members have filed lawsuits in the state and federal courts in hopes of getting reinstated.

Get the Story:
Second Pechanga family faces ouster (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 3/21)
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Relevant Links:
Pechanga Tribal Disenrollment - http://www.pechanga.info
Bureau-of-Indian-Affairs.com, Disenrollment site - http://www.bureau-of-indian-affairs.com

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