Pechanga TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT Strips Native Americans of Tribal Citizenship
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Former QUAPAW Tribal Chairman John Berrey Faces Disenrollment and BANNED from Running for Office
Disenrollment is in the Quapaw Nation code, but it's unknown if this punishment has ever been used when citizens commit crimes. Is it the right punishment?
John Berry photo Quapaw Nation
Former Quapaw Tribal Chairman John Berrey has been barred from running from office by the Tribal Nation's Business Committee. The decision was made earlier this week after someone challenged his run for vice-chairman in the upcoming elections.
Berrey was the Quapaw Nation's chairman for 20 years until he lost last summer to newcomer Joseph Byrd. Then, a few months later, information from an audit alleged Berrey gave bonuses and pay raises totaling in the millions to himself and others without approval from the Business Committee.