Robert Edwards, of Enterprise Rancheria, expresses disappointment in the news that the BIA is helping to expand the Termination Era against Native Americans.
This decision is absolutely no surprise when you realize that the Bureau has continued to shuffle around the same Bureau officials who have been condoning these disenrollments from day one.
Here's the line-up of the top three from the Pacific Regional Office of the BIA in Sacramento:
Pacific Regional Director, Dale Morris - He's the guy who provided Enterprise Rancheria with a letter recognizing them (Glenda, Frank, etc) as the tribal government of ER immediately after we conducted the recall election. He told Congressman Herger's office that he would meet with our side on this issue and then refused to do so. This is called interfering in an inter-tribal dispute which the BIA is not allowed to do. Was he dismissed? Nope.
Deputy Regional Director, Trust Services - Amy Dutschke - Amy made headlines in the Sacramento Bee because she was caught swelling a tribe with her relatives and of course that tribe had a casino project pending. OP: READ HERE
Deputy Regional Director, Indian Services - Dale Risling - Remember Dale? He was the Superintendent of the Central California Agency when we first appealed our disenrollment.
He and Raymond Fry conveniently lost our appeal and we had to resubmit it to them. Then they started the run around, but in the meantime, Dale and Ray made the Sacramento Bee after being caught meeting with casino backer's for one of the tribes.
That's off limits for the BIA. But, were they dismissed? Nope, just transfer them and promote them.
Is it any wonder that people are having trust issues these days? There is absolutely no accountability.