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More on: disenrollment

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The unpublished decision came just 10 days after oral arguments in the case.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.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: The legal consequences of tribal disenrollments (02/03)
Although disenrollment fundamentally converts Indians to non-Indians, offending tribes fail to appreciate that disenrollment also erodes the very sovereignty and territorial jurisdiction that Indian Country has fought so hard to restore.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (01/16)
Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations (01/15)
To be sure, tribal per capita distributions are presently catalyzing the most severe form of Indian poverty.

Filed Under: Law
Five defendants change pleas in Berry Creek Rancheria dispute (12/05)
The charges stem from a dispute over the disenrollment policies of the Tyme Maidu Tribe.

Filed Under: Politics
Dry Creek Band reduces salaries of tribal board of directors (11/14)
Chairman Harvey Hopkins has given up his salary as the tribe tightens its belts.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment (10/22)
Solidarity requires other tribal members/citizens to disenroll themselves when others are disenrolled.

Filed Under: Abramoff Scandal | Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Abramoff's playbook still used in Indian Country (10/20)
Law firms and lobbyists in Indian Country have learned a few tricks from the Jack Abramoff scandal.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion (10/20)
Many tribes in North America have simply lost their way today.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Academia won't tackle tribal disenrollment issues (08/27)
Attorney Gabe Galanda says academics are partly to blame for the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
James Mills: Non-Indian firm helps tribes create stronger nations (08/25)
James Mills, the owner of Creating Stronger Nations, responds to criticism from professor David E. Wilkins about non-Indian companies auditing tribal enrollment records.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination (08/13)
Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.

Filed Under: Opinion
David Wilkins: Tribes paying outsiders to audit their membership (08/12)
Professor David E. Wilkins questions the use of outside companies to provide audits of tribal membership records.

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