|Judy Potter Disenrolled|
From Saginaw Chippewa
How do you explain the loss of ones citizenship, the loss of their rights to a community, the right to vote, the right to be apart of decisions for that community, the right to participate spiritually, culturally, the loss of your heritage, you are literally wiped from the pages of existence in your own tribe, with your own people.
You can not quantify that loss, for it is unimaginable, beyond heart breaking, it is beyond devastating. Imagine proving who you are in a system that you did not create, a system created by the United States government.