50 REASONS WHY DISENROLLMENT SHOULD NOT EXIST1. It’s a cultural genocide2. It kills my Indian3. It’s a violation of all rights4. Banishes my traditions5. Violation of my religion6. Don’t have an explanation for my future generations7. It’s identity theft8. Illegal removal9. Allotment removal10. It’s another Indian war11. The creator will be upset12. I Cannot vote13. Abusive power of sovereignty14. I lose my healthcare15. I get kicked out of the REZ16. It’s colonial ways17. It’s Epidemic18. Forced assimilation19. It’s immoral and unethical20. It’s Colonial terrorism21. Divides family22. Forced Termination23. Historically disenrollment never existed24. Elimination by force25. If I was a member before I should be a member for life26. I have nowhere to turn to27. Indian gaming is diving our people28. My dead ancestors get removed from the rolls29. Bloodless genocide30. It’s the modern smallpox31. Deleted history32. No due process33. My citizenship gets revoked34. It’s tribal corruption35. The BIA has no “jurisdiction”36. I also bleed red37. It kills my spirituality38. Creator made us Native39. Forced relocation40. Forced acculturation41. Our dead ancestors get removed and re-buried off reservation42. Our elders are dying b4 getting justice43. Per capita should be a blessing44. It’s a paper genocide45. I lose my job46. I lose my education47. It’s a punishment48. Leaves me culturally homeless49. Makes us disappear50. Because family is first
Friday, July 17, 2015
50 Reasons WHY ILLEGAL Disenrollment Should NOT EXIST -
Our young activist friend Emilio Reyes, Gabrieleno, has put together a strong list against disenrollment. Do you agree? Do you have more?