Tuesday, April 25, 2023



We cannot allow the Tribal Nation of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi  to continue disenrolling its own citizens and denying them their civil rights. It is time for us to take action and make our voices heard.

History has shown us that economic sanctions and public embarrassment can be effective tools in bringing down hateful policies. Just look at how the world came together to impose economic sanctions on South Africa to end apartheid. We can use similar tactics to hold the PRCI accountable for their actions.

Citizens of  California must take a stand and boycott Picayune's casino, hotel, restaurants, and powwows. Let them know that we will not support a nation that denies the rights of its own citizens. We must also let our state and federal representatives know that we expect them not to support a nation that engages in such harmful practices.  Read SHOULD THE BIA WITHDRAW RECOGNITION

We cannot allow Picayune, to benefit from their violations of their own laws and the rights of their citizens. We must stand with the over 500 members of the band who were disenrolled and the hundred more with disenrollments pending.  We must demand that Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians follow their own tribal law and respect the rights of their citizens.

It is time for action. We cannot sit idly by while our fellow citizens are being stripped of their identity and their rights. Join us in boycotting Chukchansi and holding them accountable for their actions. Together, we can make a difference and demand justice for all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have 12+ years of providing primary care to communities on the Navajo Reservation, and yesterday I refused to pursue employment with a Washington tribe that has disenrolled members. I told the recruiting company that finds qualified candidates for them they need to be aware of who they are aiding and abetting in this abhorrent practice. Denying Native Americans access to healthcare is something no non-native is legally allowed to do. How can fellow tribal members do this with no consequences? Or recourse for those disenrolled?

For my medical colleagues who are not aware for this genocide from within, I will strongly advise them to learn more about it. And to never work for tribes that have been involved in these abuses of power, and to professionally shun them. I will bring this up every opportunity I can, both at professional conferences as well as personal interaction, to raise awareness.