The celebration of Easter is a reminder of the forgiveness of sins and the hope of eternal life that is available to believers through Jesus Christ. This message of forgiveness and redemption is one that can be relevant to disenrolling tribes like Pala, Pechanga, Redding Rancheria, Chukchansi, Noooksack, as well. Disenrollment is the process of removing individuals or families from tribal membership, often due to disputes over lineage or other political or personal issues. This process is painful and divisive, leading to broken relationships and a sense of loss of identity and community.
In seeking forgiveness, disenrolling tribes may find healing and restoration for these broken relationships. Forgiveness is a powerful force that can bring reconciliation and unity where there was once division and conflict. It requires humility and a willingness to let go of grudges and grievances, but the rewards can be significant.
From me in 2007
It's interesting to think about what the remaining Pechanga and other disenrolling tribal members pray and think about when they go to church.
What penance did they get for ruining the lives of so many?