indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439
Kill The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Dry Creek Band weighs referendum to address disenrollments

Filed Under: National
More on: california, disenrollment, dry creek
   

A month after announcing a 10-year moratorium in disenrollments, the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians in California is considering a referendum on the controversial issue.

The referendum would address changes to the tribe's constitution. A committee is working on the matter, Chairman Harvey Hopkins said.

"New rules are going to open the door to some folks who have a valid reason to being here and letting them become a member of Dry Creek without further review of their file,” Hopkins told The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

The tribe's moratorium was welcomed by about 75 people who were told they could have been kicked out of the tribe. But it won't others who were already removed.

“I certainly don't accept this as legitimate,” Hailey Ferroni, who was removed shortly before the moratorium was announced, told the paper.

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, also in California, recently changed its constitution to make it harder for the tribe to remove people from the rolls.

Get the Story:
Dry Creek Pomos halt controversial disenrollments (The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat 5/24)

Related Stories:
Dry Creek Rancheria announces moratorium on disenrollments (04/30)
Dry Creek Rancheria to hold disenrollment hearings this week (4/16)
Dry Creek Rancheria aims to remove more than 75 from the rolls (03/25)
Dry Creek Rancheria holds election after three-month delay (02/22)
Dry Creek Rancheria removes two women who filed for office (1/11)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:

Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Town sticks with park named for Indian fighter (12/26)
James Giago Davies: How to think about others first for a change (12/26)
Dennis Hastings: Omaha tribal sovereignty for 2015 and beyond (12/26)
Gyasi Ross: Our Native American youth are powerful people too (12/26)
Native Sun News: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fights bear delisting (12/24)
Regina Brave: Oglala Sioux Tribe must work to address bullying (12/24)
Steve Russell: Nationwide protests target bad cops-not all cops (12/24)
Ruth Hopkins: December is rough month for Great Sioux Nation (12/24)
Law Article: Major change for Alaska tribes with land-into-trust (12/24)
Editorial: Legal marijuana is the last thing Indian Country needs (12/24)
Fond du Lac Band wins ruling affecting land adjacent to casino (12/24)
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe remains optimistic for gaming bid (12/24)
Editorial: Cowlitz Tribe should work with others on casino plan (12/24)
Native Sun News: BIA officers chased down the wrong suspect (12/23)
Ivan Star: Sharing Lakota perspectives and meanings of colors (12/23)
Etta Kuzakin: Alaska Native community needs a life-saving road (12/23)
Camaray Devalos: Decolonize medicine by returning to tradition (12/23)
Umatilla Tribes acquire 4K acres with Cobell buy-back program (12/23)
Judge delays contempt ruling for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (12/23)
10th Circuit refuses to rehear Kialegee Tribal Town gaming case (12/23)
Apache Messenger: Crowd protests copper mine on sacred lands (12/22)
Tim Giago: Remember the victims of massacre at Wounded Knee (12/22)
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux teen serves as role model (12/22)
President Obama signs Grand Portage Band per caps bill into law (12/22)
Harlan McKosato: It's time to bring Jim Thorpe home to Oklahoma (12/22)
Police officers in Rapid City defend fatal shooting of Native man (12/22)
Fatal Sisseton Wahpeton shootings blamed on domestic violence (12/22)
Some South Dakota tribes said to be interested in legal marijuana (12/22)
DOI orders leaders of Chippewa Cree Tribe to reinstate chairman (12/22)
Appeals court dismisses Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's land claim (12/22)
Opinion: Water deal is great for Hualapai Tribe but not for county (12/22)
Opinion: A solution for the Washington NFL team's racist mascot (12/22)
Oneida Nation plans to open $20M 'Wizard of Oz'-themed casino (12/22)
Bill to stop Tohono O'odham Nation casino fails to clear Congress (12/22)
Opinion: Tribal and state governments should get out of casinos (12/22)
Editorial: Expansion of gaming pushed as quick fix for New York (12/22)
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge's David Michaud wins fighting match (12/19)
Mark Trahant: Old school budgets a better deal for Indian Country (12/19)
Ruth Hopkins: Boycott a repeat offender of cultural appropriation (12/19)
8th Circuit sides with Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (12/19)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.