Monday, December 9, 2019
ABC's STUMPTOWN Brushes with Tribal Disenrollment on Recent Episode
ABC's rookie show STUMPTOWN starring Cobie Smulders had a brief foray into the issue of disenrollment and banishment in it's episode "The Other Woman"
Needless to say, it was more a drive by in this show about a private investigators with ties to the local native american tribe.
The episode had to do with attacks on the tribal chairwoman (played by Tantoo Cardinal of Cree and Metis descent) and the investigator Dex's ties to her son. A young tribal member was disenrolled and banished for drug sales. The tribal leader used sovereignty rights to protect him as he was the nephew of her right hand man. She simply would have him re-enrolled, realizing mistakes were made.
Disenrollment has been the subject in other shows including LONGMIRE and HOUSE of CARDS yet none seem to want to delve deeply into the issues, which includes greed, power and abuse
For more on tribal disenrollment, I have over 50 links here