Tuesday, October 25, 2016

RESPECT EXISTENCE, Disenrolling Tribes, or EXPECT RESISTANCE:

I am SO proud of all of our Native brothers and sisters who stand up against the Dakota pipeline, which is going through treaty lands and through the ancestor's resting places.

Does anyone besides me wish that we would see the same efforts to stand up for those who have been harmed by their own tribes?  
This motto above, should inspire all who have been harmed, to find their backbones and stand up for ALL of us who have been harmed.



So few are still working to defend the honor of their ancestors against the tyranny of corrupt tribal leaders and against the apathy of the BIA and the almost hysterical ignorance of our elected officials to their trust responsibility.  Is it any wonder that tribes continue to disenroll, when they know they can get away with it for say a DECADE or two?

HOW to fight?

  • Write comments on news articles, if they are Facebook linked, TAG your family.  
  • Join Twitter so you can pass on articles to BIA, Senate, House, news
  • Get your family's back in the fight
  • Write a story for the media, including this fight
  • TALK about your issue, remarkably, most people still DO NOT KNOW.
Why not give up?

Can you really do that?   While so many are fighting for YOU, your kids, your ancestors?

As we learned from Enterprise Rancheria bringing people home, it's NEVER TOO LATE.  Unless your relative dies while disenrolled as attorney Gabe Galanda writes today.  Can YOU live with that?  Your relatives dying, while YOU wait for someone to DO SOMETHING?  Which usually means...why won't someone ELSE do something...

Please...share.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been researching the topic of tribal disenrollment, and I have to say I am appalled that it hasn't made the news as much as it should! I don't understand how tribal leaders can have gotten away with such behavior for so many years now.

Although I am not Native myself, much of my extended family is of Ojibwe descent and it breaks my heart to think that they could be cut off from friends and family over tribal politics and greed.

The best way to shed light on this issue, I think, is through raising it in the public eye, either through film or television. It bothers me how little minorities, especially Indigenous people, are depicted (accurately) in Hollywood and the media. I think it's time that changed.

I would love to learn more via email with those who've experienced this atrocity! If the owner of this blog or anyone else involved in the resistance against disenrollment would be interested in discussing this more, please feel free to reach out to theogony9@gmail.com


-DJM

WeRone said...

Historically our people, our ancestors would tolerate disagreements and stay as one. For us to go out and advertise the stripping of our ancestors stories, our stories and our children's stories and rights is belittling and shameful. It's interesting to meet others who feel the same way, and would like to share everything with everyone. Bands who allow people to dishonor our Ancestors history to share lies and misinformation to try and justify their actions is sad. If one persons rights can be stripped, they are opening the door for ALL people's rights to be stripped. Our Ancestors had to settle with outside laws, now some bands think it's ok to have the same disrespectful actions within the band. Sad but true.

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