UPDATE II: Heard back from Will Kie, associate producer for Native America Calling on what happened to the show: We had a power failure in the area of our studio on Monday and that outage may have damaged some of our equipment. So when we started the show on Tuesday, we found out that we could not take any calls from our listeners, which this being a caller driven show, would not work too well. We want our listeners to be able to join in on this and all conversations we on our show, we did not want to have this show and NOT have any caller expressing thier views. We're working to get the problem resolved and have rescheduled the show for Dec. 22, 2011.
Set your dates for December 22.
UPDATE: The show has been cancelled, we are waiting to hear back from NAC as to when they will reschedule.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – Disenrollment Dividing Tribes:
The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees American citizens the right to freedom of speech. Seven members of a California tribe were banned from tribal lands for up to 10 years, allegedly for speaking out against the current tribal administration. Should a tribe be able to use its status as a sovereign nation to remove unwanted members from their tribal rolls? Does simply speaking out against your tribal leaders give them the right to kick you out of the tribe? Guests include former chairwoman Jessica Tavares (United Auburn Indian Community).
To participate call: 1-800-996-2848, that's 1-800-99-NATIVE
As one of our followers said:
We need to push for “field hearings” on the problem of unjustified disenrollments such as at Pala. A wholly illegal disenrollment of a person or family must not be protected from federal court review because of Santa Clara v. Martinez.
Disenrollments at Pala were executed against 8 members who did absolutely nothing but they were singled out by Robert Smith because they were simply family members of King Freeman who was asking questions on why the millions of dollars of gaming revenues walking out the door are not accounted for.
Smith is using disenrollments as a terror tactic to silence what he feels is his herd of lambs while he spends millions who knows where and he and his family fly around on one of his private jets. “Silence of the Lambs” with Robert Smith as Hannibal Lechter. This is mean and vicious and Congress must get off their asses and hold hearings on this problem before someone takes matters into their own hands out of frustration. We must push for amendment to the Indian Civil Rights Act to authorize federal court jurisdiction to review the tribal record for Due Process/Fairness.
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