The Bureau of Indian Affairs is AGAIN the subject of a cert request to be heard before the Supreme Court. The Alto Family was disenrolled from The San Pasqual Band. THIS is NOT a disenrollment issue, but whether the BIA actions VIOLATED their rights. It's an uphill battle, but attention needs to be drawn to issues of BIA incompetence, or their complicity in the abuse of Native Americans.
It doesn't sound sexy, but here is the question:
The questions presented are (1) whether the doctrine of res judicata and collateral estoppel precluded the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Interior in 2011 from revisiting his predecessor’s 1995 final and conclusive decision about petitioners’ status as Native Americans; and (2) whether the Assistant Secretary’s 2011 decision to declassify petitioners’Native American Indian status violated the Administrative Procedures Act.
Here's the Petition
Read More about the case:
San Pasqual's Alto Family SUES BIA
9th Circuit Rules IN FAVOR OF ALTO FAMILY
Larry Echo Hawk Overturns his own BIA in Alto Family Ruling
BIA Ruling Reinstates Alto Family
Judge RULES in favor of Alto Family