The Dry Creek Rancheria will terminate 13% of their adult membership, in the latest move by a California Tribe to consolidate power, control the vote of the tribe and to STOP any dissenting opinion. Press Democrat is doing a stellar job of bringing the news to the people.
More than 70 members of the Dry Creek Rancheria, which owns Sonoma County's only Indian casino, were notified last week that they are being removed from the tribe.
In a controversy increasingly played out with tribes that operate casinos, the members are being pushed out because they were unable to document their lineage or were affiliated in the past with other tribes.
Critics contend the ousters are about power and greed -- the fewer members in the tribe, the larger the share each receives in casino profits. The expulsions, including the ones at the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians, often surface during a tribal election when the legitimacy of candidates is questioned.
See the link above for the rest of the story...it's outrageous.