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California AIM blames greed for mass disenrollments


The California American Indian Movement says 1,500 people have been ousted from tribes in the state over greed.

''Gaming has brought in the dominant culture's disease of greed,'' Marty Firerider told Indian Country Today.

Firerider and others are protesting what they say is an increase in tribal disenrollments. But Anthony Miranda, the chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, said the practice occurred long before gaming came along.

Miranda's tribe, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, has removed 130 people from the rolls. Members of an ousted family have organized a meeting and protest on May 21 to call attention to the struggle.

Get the Story:
California AIM, CNIGA leaders offer divergent views of Indian gaming impact (Indian Country Today 5/16)

Relevant Links:
Bureau-of-Indian-Affairs.com, Disenrollment site - http://www.bureau-of-indian-affairs.com

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