We've told some of the story of Bob Foreman and his family. Did you know the had to dig up two of their ancestors for DNA?
The chairwoman of the Redding Rancheria in California said the tribe questioned the accuracy of DNA tests for a large family that was recently disenrolled.
To prove their heritage, the Foremans dug up two ancestors and took DNA tests. But Edwards said the process wasn't accepted by the tribe because no member witnessed the exhumations. (OP: Say that OUT LOUD...was there a REQUIREMENT for that? And the Chief of the Pit River Nation Willard Rhoades, respected elder WAS PRESENT. If there was a requirement for member presence, WHY did they NOT attend? Why was that NOT mentioned? Because the 99.7% score was too high, so they needed another excuse?)
Chair Tracy Edwards said the dispute over the Foreman family predates per capita payments from the tribe's casino. But with the 76 Foremans now gone, the remaining 212 members will get to share in the $2.7 million annual payment that previously went to the family. (OP: It's NOT ABOUT the money?)
Carla Foreman Maslin on her father: "He planted the seed, and others came and reaped the harvest," she said. "It's a real dishonor to my dad."
He made things happen for American Indian people during the civil rights era. He was Redding Rancheria Tribe's first Tribal Chairman after restoration. He helped with getting healthcare for American Indians, helped in getting our Indian gaming/casino "Win River Casino" & getting the clinic established. His heart, mind & spirit was always involved with the people.
Carla also shared what happened to her family AFTER the disenrollments:
He went through heart surgery & a stroke & lived in fear that his home was going to be taken from him after being disenrolled.
Someone started a fire by his bedroom, threw paint on the photos of his mother & grandmother, and destroyed his solar panel so that his automatic driveway gate wouldn't work.
This is not RESPECT to our elders. Then to accuse him of committing FRAUD in our DNA testing.
Tribal officers told the public & the press that he is not a lineal blood descendant to his grandmother, which is a proven lie.