Disenrollment is the process of removing an individual or a group of individuals from a tribe or a Native American community. The practice of disenrollment is controversial and causes deep divisions within the tribal community. Those who supported disenrollment may do so for a variety of reasons, such as perceived questions about tribal membership or concerns about the distribution of tribal resources such as per capita casino profits.
However, those who supported disenrollment may find themselves and their families in a difficult position if they become the subject of disenrollment themselves. We are seeing this at the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and NOW at the Saginaw Chippewa Band. We've written quite a few times on the SagChip disenrollments and our late friend Aunt Dolly Holzhousen guided us to some information. We ask, is the Saginaw Chippewa constitution FRAUDULENT?
Being subjected to disenrollment can have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. It can mean losing access to important resources and benefits, as well as losing a sense of connection to one's cultural heritage and community. It can also be emotionally and psychologically traumatic. And now, the disenrollment supporters, suddenly think it's wrong for it to happen to THEM. Especially if records are tampered with.
For those who supported disenrollment, finding themselves and their families on the receiving end should be a humbling experience. They may come to understand the negative impact that disenrollment can have on individuals and communities, and may have to grapple with the realization that their previous support of disenrollment may have contributed to the harm caused.
BRING ALL THE PEOPLE HOME to change the KARMA..