Friday, September 30, 2011

Federal Court Rules AGAINST Laytonville Rancheria Disenrollment: Sloan/Hacker Family WINS!

The BIA stood up for one family of disenrolled, (while leaving thousands undefended) but even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then. Congratulations to the Sloan/Hacker family for winning.

Gene Sloan speaking at "Indian Day" Civil Rights Rally

Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria (the “Tribe”) seeks an order under the Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”) vacating and reversing the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (“BIA”) administrative decision that ordered the Tribe to re-enroll twenty-two members of the Sloan/Hecker family who were disenrolled by the Tribe in 1995. A hearing on the pending cross motions for summary judgment was held on May 23,
2011. For the reasons stated below,

Plaintiff’s motion for summary udgment is denied, Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is granted,and the BIA’s decision is affirmed.

This has been a 16 year struggle.   DO NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT for YOUR RIGHTS.   And Amy Deutschke, stand up for the rest of disenfranchised people in Indian Country.
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