ANOTHER YEAR of SILENCE on the #StopDisenrollment Issue this year of the 76th Annual Marketplace in Albuquerque NM. This year is at least the 15th year of refusal to acknowledge the abuse of Natives BY Natives
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
NCAI is the largest (over 250 member nations) and one of the oldest interest groups representing indigenous peoples. The organization was born during the turbulent period when the federal government was aggressively moving to politically and legally terminate over 100 tribal nations. NCAI fought against giving state governments’ greater jurisdiction over tribal peoples and their resources, and fought against relocation policies that compelled thousands of tribal citizens off their homelands and into major urban areas.