Thursday, April 13, 2017

The FIRST ELEM Indian Colony Tribal Disenrollment: Delbert Thomas Sr and Family

I've recently published two articles on the most recent Elem Indian Colony Tribal Disenrollment actions, but I've been recently made aware of another one.  I want to be clear, that I want ALL disenrollment stories to be made public.  Watch the video below

On Nov 10 2007, 25 tribal members of the Elem Indian Colony were DISENROLLED without due process as required by ICRA.
25 tribal members were denied the right to enter and to vote. When an issue regarding membership disenrollment was presented,  a vote was then taken by the  remaining tribal members with the outcome of 41 for and 33 against the disenrollment.  OP:  Tribal Disenrollment to CONTROL  the VOTE.  Don't let people vote for their own survival?
Tribal Disenrollment Protest

Delbert Thomas Sr.  who was born and raised at EIC and one of the original 13 members of the Tribe was one of those stripped of citizenship and all rights afforded to tribal members.

As USUAL, the BIA could only speak ONE WORD on the issue: MARTINEZ 
when in REALITY, they FAILED in their DUTY:

The Secretary of the Interior is charged not only with the duty to protect the rights of the tribe, but also the rights of the individual members. And the duty to protect these rights is the same whether the infringement is  by non-members or by members of the tribe .


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