Picayune Rancheria removes dozens of people from the rolls

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians in California is removing as many as 55 people from the rolls, The Sierra Star reports.

At least 35 people were already disenrolled. The group includes elders who are among the few who still speak the Chukchansi language.

"I call it a cultural genocide," a Chukchansi woman told the paper. "There are very few of us left and now they are weeding them out."

According to New Scientist, the tribe has removed about 500 people from its rolls in recent years.

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Chukchansi tribal members disenrolled (The Sierra Star 11/17)

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