Monday, March 17, 2014

Greg Sarris, Chairman of Graton Rancheria DENOUNCES Tribal Disenrollment at Indian Education Conference.

In a response to Cathy Cory, a disenrolled Indian from the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, a despicable tribe that has harmed a THOUSAND Native Americans, Graton Rancheria Chairman Greg Sarris denounced tribal disenrollment.

At the California Indian Education Conference in Santa Rosa, he encouraged tribes to stop continuing colonization practices of destruction and to stop all disenrollments.  He stated tribes should be "welcoming their people home" .

This is NOT a popular position as you can imagine, especially since so many more tribes are doing this.  He did receive enthusiastic applause.

Thank you Chairman Sarris, for standing up.


Anonymous said...

Yes and tribes brought their people home when they needed to be federally recognized or when they needed more money from the US Government. However Mr. Saris and the majority of his people should be recognized and know he was also instrumental in getting his tribe to officially place in their constitution against disenrollent. Although the election was held and many were against this, this was approved by the majority.

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear supporting the Indian way. Welcome people home! Not pointing a finger and saying your comming home for x or y? If you point your finger at someone or something else, you have three fingers pointing back at yourself.

Anonymous said...

At first I had the same reaction "It's great to hear supporting the Indian way."

But this isn't something that's just happened, it's been going on for at least 15 - 20 years (the mass disenrollment of entire extended family's). It isn't like we've been silent on the subject.