The Eastern Cherokee are looking to terminate members. And they are looking at taking back land from the disenrollees, according to the Smokey Mountain News.
During committee meetings last month, tribal council members considered the possibility of taking land back from disenrolled members and asked their legal team whether they would have to provide compensation for it.
EBCI Attorney General Annette Tarnawsky said the Pechanga Tribe in California and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan are in the midst of similar enrollment verification proceedings, but neither has used the enrollment audits to expel people from their reservations or to repossess land.
We told the US Appeals Court that Pechanga would continue to do this dastardly thing and now, with more banishments, lack of due process, WHY would anyone support them?
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians,are well known for terminating Indians from their rightful place in the tribe. Since the advent of casino gaming Pechanga's disenrollment of 300 human beings from the tribe is second only to the Picayune Rancheria (over 500)in the termination of Native Americans in CA.