Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AUDIO LINK ADDED: Native America Calling with Tara Gatewood: Is Disenrollment Cultural Genocide? YES, IT IS

I will be on Native America Calling discussing tribal disenrolment tomorrow with Tara Gatewood.  The latest embarrassment to tribal history is coming from the Nooksack Tribe.

The Nooksack Tribe of Washington is currently involved in a bitter battle over the disenrollment of 306 tribal members. The lawyers for the potential disenrollees claim it is an act of “cultural genocide.” 

Disenrollment from a tribe is not just about identity. It can mean the loss of healthcare, jobs, and family land. But determining tribal membership is the sovereign right of each tribe. Is disenrollment a question of cultural genocide or correcting mistakes of past enrollment?

Here is the website for that show which is on at 1 EASTERN 10 Pacific airing locally on:


Please listen and tell your friends

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