Monday, October 22, 2018

NCAI: Will They FINALLY Stand UP AGAINST Tribal Disenrollment ANSWER: NOPE

For years, we have reported that the National Congress of American Indians has stood by in silence, while over 10,000 American Indians have had their civil and human rights abused by Tribes who have disenrolled their people.  

Related Links:   NCAI Silent over a Decade  and NCAI, NIGC and NARF MIA on Dismemberment

September 28th is the deadline for submitting resolutions to the NCAI for the 2019 year and THERE IS NOTHING ON THEIR AGENDA on TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT of NATIVE AMERICANS
They found some time for

Two Spirit Task Force
Federal Recognition Caucus
The Tribal Border Caucus
Tools to Strengthen Tribal Academic Research Partnerships
Consultation with Federal Agencies on Protection of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Cultural Expressions, and Genetic Resources*
Indian Country Emergency Preparedness and Response: Navigating Pre Disaster Technical Assistance and Post Disaster Pitfalls
Disabilities & Elders – Room Centennial Foyer Economic Development, Finance & Employment – Room Agate A/B/C Education – Room Capitol Ballroom 3 Energy & Mineral Policy  Environmental Protection & Land Use – Room Capitol Ballroom 4 Health –  Housing – Room Capitol Ballroom 6 Human, Religious & Cultural Concerns – Room Mineral Hall A Indian Child & Family Welfare – Room Capitol Ballroom 7 Jurisdiction & Tribal Government – Room Capitol Ballroom 2 Public Safety & Justice – Room Mineral Hall F Taxation – Room Mineral Hall D/E Technology & Telecommunications – Room Mineral Hall C Transportation & Infrastructure – Room Granite A/B Tribal Gaming – Room Mineral Trust Lands, Natural Resources & Agriculture - Room Capitol Ballroom 4 
Taking Climate Action: Protecting Our Peoples, Lands, and Futures

A resolution is one of the policy mechanisms utilized by NCAI to express the consensus positions of member tribes on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, or policy matters that affect the welfare and rights of American Indian and Alaska Native governments or communities.  With over 10,000 Natives affected, you would think the issue is one that needs resolutions.  How many does it have to happen to before it's WRONG?

Could THIS be an opportunity for JUSTICE, maybe supported by tribes that have brought their people home in a reversal of disenrollment, like what happend at Enterprise Rancheria and the Robinson Rancheria?

NCAI members establish the organization’s positions on issues that affect tribal nations and Native people through a resolutions process. NCAI resolutions are one of the policy mechanisms used to express the organizational positions on tribal, federal, state, and/or local legislation, litigation, and policy matters that affect tribal governments or communities.

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