Politicians and tribal leaders turn a blind eye to the abuse of disenrollment, which perpetuates the historical trauma of Native Americans. HOW HARD IS IT TO SAY THIS?
"As a leader of this community, I strongly denounce the practice of disenrollment. It goes against everything our ancestors fought for and undermines the very foundation of our tribal sovereignty."
OR COME OUT TO DESCRIBE THIS?
"Disenrollment is a painful and divisive practice that only serves to tear our communities apart. We must come together to find a better way to resolve our differences and build a stronger, more inclusive future for all members of our tribe."
OR TO STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF ALL?
"No one should be stripped of their tribal citizenship and all the rights that come with it based on flimsy or non-existent evidence. We must uphold the principles of due process and fairness for all members of our community."
OR TO REMIND ALL IT's DAMAGING to ELDERS
"The elders in our community are the keepers of our culture and traditions, and we must honor and respect them. Disenrollment only compounds the historical trauma our people have faced and perpetuates the very injustices we have fought to overcome."
AND TO BE PROUD TO STAND UP for ALL?
"As a leader, it is my duty to stand up for what is right and just. Disenrollment is a violation of the basic human rights of our tribal members, and we must put an end to it once and for all."
Please read this article by Deron Marquez, California Western Law Review. Date 6-1-2017 volume 53/ number 2
Citizenship, Disenrollment & Trauma
History is Traumatic. Those experiencing Disenrollment- the amputation of mind, body and spirit, has an impact on your soul!
No longer included in their society, removed by legal force, legal standing diminished, terminated from their intrinsic setting.
The trauma that is occurring with Native American Tribes is manmade. First by external forces- political bodies and now by internal forces- corrupt tribal councils.
History has shown us corruption and trauma, if it goes unchecked the Disenrolled will only grow, yes you will be next, are you ready? Buckle up buttercup!
Have we had enough yet? Have we been silenced long enough? When do you stand up for what is right? WARRIOR UP!!
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