Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?
The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.
The Nooksack Tribe is claiming victory in a long-running disenrollment dispute after a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of ousted citizens.
The Nooksack Tribe has a new slate of leaders, including a chairman who was convicted of stealing from the tribe.
Oglala Sioux citizens already know that most of the leaders on tribal council and some on the executive board are the worst, least qualified or most unscrupulous.
A year after being called out by the Trump administration, the Nooksack Tribe has won recognition of its leadership amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.
Great nations don’t kick out their relations.
A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent election.
The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe.
The Nooksack Tribe finally held an election for four council seats but the results are being challenged by citizens who might be kicked out.
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians is holding an open enrollment period after removing hundreds of people from its rolls.
The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe will be able to remove 65 people from the rolls thanks to a decision from its court system.
A clinic operated by the Nooksack Tribe is losing $2.5 million in federal health care funds amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.
Thanks to the federal government and the Indian Reorganization Act, the dangerous concept of ‘membership’ has been codified by tribal governments, attorney Gabe Galanda writes on Indian Country Media Network.
A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.
The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.
Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.
A dispute tied to the ouster of more than 300 people from the rolls is simmering in federal court.
Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.
Recent corruption and Civil Rights abuse of Indians means an Indian Civil Rights Act refresher may be needed.
The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.
'By and large President Obama got it wrong on disenrollment until the end of his presidency.'
The disenrollment epidemic is the subject of a lengthy feature in The New York Times Magazine.
Chairman Bob Kelly did not address warnings from two federal agencies that his tribe is acting without a valid governing body.
Another federal agency is stepping in as the Washington tribe removes more than a third of its people from the rolls.
Despite warnings from the federal agency, the tribe has started removing more than 300 people from the rolls.
'The disenrollment club is one club you don’t want your tribe to join.'
The referendum came after the Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would not recognize any actions taken by the tribal council due to a lack of a quorum.
The Oregon tribe is replacing three judges whose last ruling put an end to a long-running disenrollment dispute.
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.
The Michigan tribe earlier this year lowered the annual payment to $60,000 for most adults.
The agency won't recognize any actions taken by the council, a decision that affects a disenrollment dispute on the reservation.
Chief Justice Bob Kelly is reviewing a disenrollment lawsuit in which he is named as a defendant.
A dispute that helped draw nationwide attention to the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country has resulted in victory.
The 86 descendants of Chief Tumulth won a major tribal court case more than a month ago.
The disenrollment effort violated 'basic tenets of justice and fairness,' a tribal court judge ruled.
The descendants of a chief who signed a tribal treaty won a landmark ruling in a case that has attracted national attention.
The descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty are celebrating but the tribe's leader is already raising questions about the new decision.
A judge heard arguments from both sides of the dispute on July 25 and a decision is expected shortly.
One of the few people who can teach the Chukchansi language is among those being targeted for removal.
Chairman Bob Kelly said the Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals can't tell the tribe what to do.
The rivals are accused of belonging to more than one tribe but it looks like they are being targeted for forming their own council.
The tribe has a relatively small membership and a generous yearly per capita of $10,000 so the removals are being viewed with skepticism.
More than 150 people who were disenrolled say the Bureau of Indian Affairs has a duty to protect their rights.
Leaders of the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California have removed hundreds of people from the rolls and no one has the power to stop them.
With each new powerful voice and refrain, the immorality of disenrollment is made plain.
George Adams also was removed from a council meeting after he criticized tribal leaders in the Lhechelesem language.
The move comes as the Wisconsin tribe asks members about its one-half blood quantum standard, one of just a few in Indian Country.
Confusion has arisen following a disputed vote in early June. Two people are now claiming to be chief of the Oklahoma tribe.
The tribal council is calling on witnesses to come forward with information about the murder of Darrel Auck on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho.
My first contact with the issue of disenrollment occurred as a student at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas.
An attempt to remove 74 people from the rolls left one faction of the tribe on the losing end of a federal court decision.
Disenrollment is fueled by greed—pure and simple.
Leaders of the Nooksack Tribe fired their chief judge after she ruled against the tribal council.
The Nooksack Tribe of Washington is going online in an attempt to fill two critical legal positions on the reservation.
An increasing number of tribes -- as many as 15% of all federally recognized tribes -- are destroying themselves and taking the lives of their own people.
The Federal Government’s definition of an 'Indian' is, in some instances, independent of an individual Indian’s tribal membership status.
Controversy is centering on the Nooksack Tribe, whose leaders are trying to remove 306 people from the rolls.
Native government actions that undermine confidence in justice and fairness add fuel to anti-Indian forces.