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.
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