Tribal disenrollment, the cute name given to the ripping out of the culture/history of Native People, has been growing for a decade, under the eyes of the Department of Interior, The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Justice Department.
This blog has been working for seven years to bring those stories to light and to seek justice for those Native Americans harmed by their own tribes.
I am Pechanga, and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians have eliminated 20% of their tribe under the guidance of Mark Macarro and his chief council member Andrew Masiel. Acting OUTSIDE the Tribal Constitution
The BIA watched while at the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians they shot pepper spray and threw flaming embers at elders.
The Redding Rancheria forced the Foreman family to DIG UP their ancestor for a DNA test which was 99.8% positive...and disenrolled them anyway.
San Pasqual, PALA, Nooksack, Mixed Blood Uinta. The list is growing and look at what the lack of leadership has culminated in: MURDER. Did the BIA really think this wouldn't happen? Do they think it WON'T happen again?
Learn More on Disenrollment, Ethnic Cleansing in Indian Gaming Country at these Links:
Gaming Revenue Blamed for Disenrollment
disenrollment is paper Genocide
CA Tribal Cleansing
TRIBAL TERRORISM includes Banishment