Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland had some difficulty this week answering simple questions from congress. I'd love to give her an opportunity to answer my questions on disenrollment, tribal abuse and corruption.
Madame Secretary please address these questions for 11,000 Native Americans being sacrificed on the altar of sovereignty
What is your understanding of tribal disenrollment and its effects on tribal members?
Have you had any interactions with tribal leaders or members regarding the issue of disenrollment?
Do you believe that tribal leaders should be held accountable for their actions of violations of civil rights when it comes to disenrollment?
Would you direct the BIA to facilitate mediation between tribes and disenfranchised tribal members in an attempt to resolve disputes and find a mutually acceptable solution?
In your opinion, what steps can be taken to address disenrollment and its impact on affected tribal members?
How do you plan to ensure that the rights of disenfranchised tribal members are protected and upheld, particularly when it comes to access to essential services and benefits?
What role do you believe the federal government should play in addressing issues related to tribal disenrollment?
In your opinion, what impact does disenrollment have on the overall health and well-being of elders and children of tribal communities?
Have you worked with any organizations or advocates that focus on protecting the rights of disenfranchised tribal members? (readers, STOP LAUGHING) If so, can you share any insights or experiences from those interactions?
Ending disenrollments, working with tribes to bring all the people home would be an EXCELLENT legacy, Madame Secretary