Friday, July 21, 2017

ROBIN LADUE in Tribal Business Journal: Disenrollment sparks litigation, economic issues

Robin's 1st in a two part series on disenrollment:

Indian Country has fought long and hard for survival. To allow tribes to take
away the Native identity from its members, it is no less cultural genocide than that perpetrated by the U.S. government from the first day of invasion.

However, this has become more the rule than the exception in the ugly world of disenrollment. The list of tribes that where questions have been raised about the process include:

• Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians, population reduced from 1,850 to 750

Nooksack Tribe, population of 2,000 reduced by 306

• The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, population of 5,200, had 67 members disenrolled in 2014 and reinstated in 2017

Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians, 1,350 members in 2006 and more than 230 members disenrolled   OP:  Word is coming in NOW, that more families are targeted.


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