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More on: disenrollment

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.

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.

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