FROM THE ARCHIVE

Pechanga tribe threatens to cut off newspaper

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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2003

The chairman of the Pechanga Band of Mission Indians is threatening cut off business with a California paper that has covered the tribe's enrollment dispute.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise obtained a copy of a letter signed by chairman Marc Macarro that dismissed most of the tribe's enrollment committee. He warned the paper not to publish the letter's contents.

"If the paper goes ahead and does this, we're just going to cut you guys off," Macarro allegedly said in a phone message.

Macarro said the tribe won't respond to request for information and will cut advertising. The paper's sources, however, appear to be tribal members willing to share information.

Get the Story:
Tribe moves to curb fight over membership (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 3/14)

Relevant Links:
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians - http://www.pechanga.com

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