Monday, December 5, 2022

Tribal Disenrollment; GRAND RONDE LIGHTS the Path on Ending Disenrollment

 We published story after story on the Grand Ronde when the tribe took the despicable and unlawful action to disenroll some of their members.  Tribal Courts ruled against the council.  And the descendants of Tumulth were restored to the tribe

Now, INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY has this story  up on the END to disenrollments

Being Indigenous and living in the homelands of her ancestors is the most important part of Erin Bernando’s identity.

It’s a history she can trace back to Ta-hon-nah Tumulth, a chief of a Chinook band of Cascade Indians who signed the Willamette Valley treaty in 1855 and lived near present-day Cascade Locks in the Columbia River Gorge. The treaty that Ta-hon-nah Tumulth signed led to the formation of a reservation for what would become the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.

Yet, that connection to Chief Tumulth would be used against Bernando and dozens of her relatives during one of the most divisive periods of the tribe’s modern history. That painful period exposed broad disagreement over how the tribe determines its formal requirements for belonging that persist today.

Despite being part of negotiations for the 1855 treaty, the U.S. government executed Tumulth before he was able to move to the reservation. Residency there would eventually become an enrollment requirement — and the basis the tribe used in 2014 to revoke citizenship for Bernando and 85 of Tumulth’s other descendants.

READ the full story at the link above.  And learn more about the original disenrollment here  and here 


Anonymous said...

Aren’t you supposed to honor your fallen Hero’s. Not this tribe they throw them under the bus like a piece of DOG-SHIT!!!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile how many Butch’s have they adopted in the tribe?