Thursday, December 10, 2015

GALANDA on TRIBAL ETHICS And LACK THEREOF: Disenrollment for DOLLARS has A BILLION REASONS

Attorney Gabe Galanda has a paper out on the ethics and lack thereof of Tribes, and tribal lawyers and disenrolling for dollars

The result of the NIGC’s de facto deregulation of Indian gaming per capitas is a belief among some tribal “leaders”—aided and abetted by certain tribal lawyers—that they have cart blanche to decide “who’s in” and “who’s out” for purposes of those per caps; or, even worse, to convert tribal memberships into profits for those who remain in the tribe.


His conclusion:

The legal and ethical violations discussed above threaten Indian gaming at large. Recall that in 2006, Senator John McCain proposed an amendment to IGRA that would have required federal oversight of a “reasonable method of providing for the general welfare of the Indian tribe and the members of the Indian tribes.”
While tribes were rightly outraged by Senator McCain’s proposed encroachment upon Indian sovereignty, tribes were also put on notice that federal decision-makers will act upon the improper use of tribal per capita dollars.
It is time for the NIGC to once again regulate gaming per capita distributions and enforce related IGRA and RAP violations.
Indian Country must also do its part to curtail per capita abuses by, inter alia, regulating lawyer behavior.


READ THE FULL Presentation HERE  and read: A BILLION REASONS WHY it's ABOUT THE MONEY
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