We got word from our friends at Chukchansi that there was a vote to recognize all tribal people who were disenrolled beginning in 2010. That's a good step in the right direction. HOWEVER, that still leaves about 600 tribal people out in the cold.
Tonight the Chukchansi Tribal Council voted 4 yes 3 no to recognize all those who were disenrolled, beginning in 2010, as eligible members of the tribe and can vote in the October 3rd election. It was a heated meeting. The majority of general membership (at the meeting) expressed happiness about the decision. The general membership is ready for the war to end.
Those voting NO were: Nancy Ayala, Reggie Lewis, and Jennifer Stanley.some of those tribal "leaders" with the most to fear in the event of a forensic audit? Nah, that wouldn't enter in their thinking, right?
KEEP MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, Chukchansi, BRING ALL THE PEOPLE HOME. DO THE RIGHT THING.
That being said, the question will remain as to whether the BIA will recognize any election that includes the previously disenrolled members.