My Name:Rick Cuevas I Blog on Tribal Disenrollment, the Stripping of Tribal Citizenship
Disenrollment = IMMORAL Abuse of POWER
Thank you Macarro Et. AlPechanga it's time to wake up, or let the bad actors take the whole band down. NO ONE IS MORE PECHANGA THAN "ALL". No clan is more than before all this unjustified acts started. The truth will set us free, hopefully before the outside has to step in.
How important is sovereignty to the bad actors? How important is it to have rights? ALL rights should be upheld? I'm sure our ancestors would agree. No one has more rights, we re ALL here. Respect that fact.
Something new has come up in my research regarding civil rights protections for Indians. In 1924 Congress granted U.S. Citizenship to all Indians, and this Act explicitly states that U.S. Citizenship does not affect Indians rights to property whether by allotment or as common property on a reservation. Property includes both land and assets.That means even if you invoke your civil rights as a U.S. Citizen, you are still able to own and share tribal property without interference from the federal government. There is another aspect of this status that is not defined. Many tribal members live off reservation. On the reservation tribal members are bound by tribal law. However, off reservation Indians are bound by the laws of the applicable jurisdiction.This might mean that even though tribes can violate the civil rights of members on the reservation, tribes are violating federal law when they deny access to civil rights protections to those members who live off reservation.It is a matter of jurisdiction, and disenrollees have not asserted their rights when they are living outside the jurisdiction of the tribe. Keep in mind that tribal law still applies to membership determination. This mess is leading toward an inferior staus for Indians, and is tantamount to apartheid. It is definitely a denial of equal protection under the law for the BIA or the Courts to dismiss on the basis of sovereign immunity complaints that include allegations of civil rights violation of tribal members that live off reservation. Such members should file separately to avoid being lumped together with those who live on reservation.
‘No Accommodations for Indians:’ The Civil Rights Fight in North Carolina Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/05/11/no-accommodations-indians-civil-rights-fight-north-carolina-160221
In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. - Iroquois Maxim (circa 1700-1800)
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