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Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: The hypocrisy of race and Cherokee citizenship (07/28)
One of the whitest Indian nations by blood is now litigating to expel its black citizens, many of whom have more Cherokee blood than the white citizens so eager to see them expelled.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes on meth (07/17)
The Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has been plagued by an epidemic of meth addiction and members believe there is a direct correlation with an increase in violent crimes.

Filed Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again (07/14)
More than 300 people are facing removal

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Honor Seven Generations by ending disenrollment (06/19)
When tribal leaders focus only on themselves and what it takes for them as individuals to succeed, then we have the basis for the surge of disenrollments we witness every day.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Documentary about Freedmen struggle premieres in Oklahoma (06/18)
The Freedmen are fighting to retain citizenship rights in the Cherokee Nation.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution (06/09)
Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Gabriel Galanda: The tide is turning against tribal disenrollments (05/26)
It is only a matter of time before a tidal wave of tribal public opinion washes over the colonial practice—and hopefully washes it away.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Disenrollments aren't about tribal sovereignty (05/12)
Tribal politicians and jurists who work to disenroll legitimate Native citizens justify their perverted behavior by wrapping themselves in the cloak of sovereign power.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Even Hollywood is taking on tribal disenrollment (04/27)
Amidst the furor about Adam Sandler’s racist depiction of Indians in his forthcoming movie, consider another narrative about Indian Country that is increasingly being told by Hollywood.

Filed Under: Law | National
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case (04/21)
Some 167 people have field an appeal but other don't have a say in the matter because they are already dead.

Filed Under: Opinion
Matt Remle: Disenrollment is a tool of colonialism and conquest (04/20)
The United States began planting the seeds of disenrollment during the Indian removal and allotment eras, in furtherance of indigenous land dispossession and assimilation.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (04/13)
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Tribal leaders can't stay silent on disenrollment (04/06)
Native leaders are hoping this infection will heal itself, but without the right medicine, in time, it will spread and cause profound harm to us all by finally crippling sovereignty.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Law
Judge approves disenrollment within Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (03/23)
Some 234 people -- 169 living and 65 deceased -- are being removed from the rolls.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Even the dead can't escape tribal disenrollment (03/20)
The very fabric of the cosmos as we have always understood it is being assaulted through recent attempts to engage in the loathsome practice of disenrollment of deceased tribal members.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit won't interfere in Pala Band's disenrollment dispute (03/17)
The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments aren't an exercise in sovereignty (03/10)
Disenrollment is instead an exercise of federal removal, assimilation and termination policies, which tribes are now inflicting upon themselves.

Filed Under: Law | National
Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings (02/24)
The tribe must wait while 306 people challenge an ordinance that was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Law | National
Nooksack Tribe moves forward with disenrollment proceedings (02/10)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the tribe's latest enrollment ordinance.

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