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Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case
Supreme Court shocks Indian Country by failing to resolve closely-watched case (June 27, 2019)

The nation's highest court threw Indian Country for a loop on the final day of a blockbuster term for tribal rights.


Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case
Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case (June 26, 2019)

The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.


Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood
Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (May 16, 2019)

Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?


'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha'
'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha' (November 6, 2018)

The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.


Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock
Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock (July 11, 2018)

Corporations aren't supposed to own ranches in North Dakota but Dakota Access got away with it in the name of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.


Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.


Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty
Gabe Galanda: Tribal 'membership' rules strip away at sovereignty (June 14, 2017)

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.


Gabe Galanda: The Obama administration's disenrollment legacy
Gabe Galanda: The Obama administration's disenrollment legacy (January 25, 2017)

'By and large President Obama got it wrong on disenrollment until the end of his presidency.'


Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump
Gabe Galanda and Little Fawn Boland: Seize new tax opportunity with Donald Trump (December 29, 2016)

'Our continued advocacy is important, especially as the Trump Administration and Congress pledge to re-write the U.S. tax code.'


Gabe Galanda: Every tribe should be troubled by disenrollments
Gabe Galanda: Every tribe should be troubled by disenrollments (November 17, 2016)

'The disenrollment club is one club you don’t want your tribe to join.'


Gabe Galanda: The growing chorus against tribal disenrollment
Gabe Galanda: The growing chorus against tribal disenrollment (June 29, 2016)

With each new powerful voice and refrain, the immorality of disenrollment is made plain.


Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (May 12, 2016)

Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.


Gabe Galanda: A moral responsibility to stop tribal disenrollment
Gabe Galanda: A moral responsibility to stop tribal disenrollment (April 27, 2016)

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.


Washington rally draws attention to tribal disenrollment epidemic
Washington rally draws attention to tribal disenrollment epidemic (April 18, 2016)

Controversy is centering on the Nooksack Tribe, whose leaders are trying to remove 306 people from the rolls.


Nooksack Tribe slammed by judge for disbarring lawyer and firm
Nooksack Tribe slammed by judge for disbarring lawyer and firm (March 22, 2016)

The Nooksack 306, a group of 306 people who are facing disenrollment, lost their strongest advocate when the tribal council disbarred Gabe Galanda and the Galanda Broadman firm.


Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll even more people amid big fight
Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll even more people amid big fight (March 17, 2016)

The Washington tribe has apparently added 40 more people to the list of 306 who are already facing removal.


Nooksack Tribe interferes with judicial branch and disbars law firm
Nooksack Tribe interferes with judicial branch and disbars law firm (March 9, 2016)

The tribal council disbarred prominent attorney Gabe Galanda, apparently without advance notice, leaving 306 disenrollees without a key advocate.


Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies
Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies (March 4, 2016)

Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.


Gabe Galanda: The tide keeps turning against disenrollment
Gabe Galanda: The tide keeps turning against disenrollment (November 16, 2015)

NCAI, NIGA and regional inter-tribal associations do sit deliberately quiet in the face of a disenrollment epidemic.


Gabe Galanda: The growing chorus against disenrollments
Gabe Galanda: The growing chorus against disenrollments (November 13, 2015)

That anti-disenrollment chorus grows—and grows louder—with each passing day, especially given the silence of national elected tribal leadership in the face of widespread Indian self-termination.


Turtle Talk removes briefs in Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute
Turtle Talk removes briefs in Grand Ronde disenrollment dispute (September 10, 2015)

The tribe's attorneys were seeking contempt of court sanctions against a law firm and 86 descendants of a chief who signed an 1855 treaty.


Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era
Gabe Galanda: Republicans taking us back to the termination era (September 9, 2015)

If the Congress and White House align Republican in 2016, Indian Country will be hard pressed to stop any GOP enactment or re-enactment of draconian Indian policies.


Grande Ronde Tribes take another shot at descendants of chief
Grande Ronde Tribes take another shot at descendants of chief (September 8, 2015)

Not only are 86 people being removed from the tribe, they are facing contempt of court sanctions for speaking out about their plight.


Gabriel Galanda: Banish drug dealers but don't disenroll them
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Gabriel Galanda: Banish drug dealers but don't disenroll them (September 8, 2015)

Even the most horrid drug dealers in non-tribal society are not divested of their American citizenship and identity when convicted for drug dealing.


Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution
Spokane Tribe bars disenrollment in amendment to constitution (June 9, 2015)

Tribal members approved the change by a 309 to 268 vote.


Gabriel Galanda: The tide is turning against tribal disenrollments
Gabriel Galanda: The tide is turning against tribal disenrollments (May 26, 2015)

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.


Gabe Galanda: Even Hollywood is taking on tribal disenrollment
Gabe Galanda: Even Hollywood is taking on tribal disenrollment (April 27, 2015)

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.


Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (April 13, 2015)

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.


Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments aren't an exercise in sovereignty
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments aren't an exercise in sovereignty (March 10, 2015)

Disenrollment is instead an exercise of federal removal, assimilation and termination policies, which tribes are now inflicting upon themselves.


Gabe Galanda: Shame on ACLU for defending racist NFL mascot
Gabe Galanda: Shame on ACLU for defending racist NFL mascot (March 9, 2015)

Our disappointment with the ACLU’s decision to file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Dan Synder’s R*****ns trademark runs deep.


Gabe Galanda: The legal consequences of tribal disenrollments
Gabe Galanda: The legal consequences of tribal disenrollments (February 3, 2015)

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.


Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer
Gabe Galanda: Tribes are carrying out the wishes of the colonizer (January 16, 2015)

Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment.


Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations
Gabe Galanda: Disenrollments are bankrupting our tribal nations (January 15, 2015)

To be sure, tribal per capita distributions are presently catalyzing the most severe form of Indian poverty.


Gabe Galanda: Abramoff's playbook still used in Indian Country
Gabe Galanda: Abramoff's playbook still used in Indian Country (October 20, 2014)

Law firms and lobbyists in Indian Country have learned a few tricks from the Jack Abramoff scandal.


Gabe Galanda: Academia won't tackle tribal disenrollment issues
Gabe Galanda: Academia won't tackle tribal disenrollment issues (August 27, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda says academics are partly to blame for the disenrollment epidemic in Indian Country.


Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination
Gabe Galanda: Per capitas only bring tribes to self-termination (August 13, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the pitfalls of tribal per capita payments.


Gabe Galanda: Nike should walk the walk on racist sport mascot
Gabe Galanda: Nike should walk the walk on racist sport mascot (July 1, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda calls on apparel giant Nike to join the battle against racist mascots in sports.


Gabe Galanda: Jack Abramoff's playbook still being deployed
Gabe Galanda: Jack Abramoff's playbook still being deployed (June 23, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda says law firms and lobbyists have learned a few tricks from Jack Abramoff.


Gabe Galanda: Defending the religious rights of Indian inmates
Gabe Galanda: Defending the religious rights of Indian inmates (May 29, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda explains why Huy was formed to protect the religious rights of Indian inmates.


Gabe Galanda: Defining permanent improvement on Indian land
Gabe Galanda: Defining permanent improvement on Indian land (April 29, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda answers some questions about a BIA regulation.


Gabe Galanda: Internet lending industry erodes tribal sovereignty
Gabe Galanda: Internet lending industry erodes tribal sovereignty (April 7, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda says it's only a matter of time before the Internet lending industry in Indian Country closes up shop.


Anthony Broadman: Tribal disenrollment makes Slade Gorton proud
Anthony Broadman: Tribal disenrollment makes Slade Gorton proud (March 18, 2014)

Attorney Anthony Broadman says tribal disenrollment efforts complete Slade Gorton's termination tactics.


Gabriel Galanda: Buy-back program violates indigenous rights
Gabriel Galanda: Buy-back program violates indigenous rights (March 12, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda says the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations violates the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Gabe Galanda: Federal government to blame for disenrollment
Gabe Galanda: Federal government to blame for disenrollment (March 7, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda blames the federal government for disenrollment disputes in Indian Country.


Native Sun News: Indian inmates see religious rights suppressed
Native Sun News: Indian inmates see religious rights suppressed (March 4, 2014)

In response to the continued denial of religious freedoms to Native American prisoners in multiple states across the country, several prominent advocacy groups have approached the United Nations Human Rights Committee with a complaint.


Gabe Galanda: DOI buyback plan excludes most of Indian Country
Gabe Galanda: DOI buyback plan excludes most of Indian Country (March 3, 2014)

Attorney Gabe Galanda identifies problems with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Gabe Galanda: More problems in DOI's land buy-back plan
Gabe Galanda: More problems in DOI's land buy-back plan (November 12, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda warns of problems with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Morgan and Galanda: Tax credits create jobs in Indian Country
Morgan and Galanda: Tax credits create jobs in Indian Country (October 15, 2013)

Lance Morgan, the CEO of Ho-Chunk, Inc., and attorney Gabriel Galanda, discuss the benefits of the New Markets Tax Credit in Indian Country.


Gabe Galanda: State rules must recognize   tribal sovereignty
Gabe Galanda: State rules must recognize tribal sovereignty (October 7, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda says tribal issues should be addressed by marijuana regulations in Washington.


Gabe Galanda: Task forces bring problems to Indian Country
Gabe Galanda: Task forces bring problems to Indian Country (September 24, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda warns of federal law enforcement task forces in Indian Country.


Gabe Galanda: Protecting tribal sovereignty from its enemies
Gabe Galanda: Protecting tribal sovereignty from its enemies (September 19, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses how to protect tribal sovereignty from its greatest enemy -- state government.


Gabe Galanda: Decision favors Nez Perce Tribe's treaty rights
Gabe Galanda: Decision favors Nez Perce Tribe's treaty rights (September 18, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses court decision favoring Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and its treaty rights.


Gabe Galanda: Tribal nations still battling threats  to   sovereignty
Gabe Galanda: Tribal nations still battling threats to sovereignty (September 4, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda on threats to tribal sovereignty from federal and local law enforcement.


KUOW: Attorney Gabe Galanda talks Cobell land consolidation
KUOW: Attorney Gabe Galanda talks Cobell land consolidation (August 6, 2013)

Attorney Gabe Galanda discusses the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Gabe Galanda: More bad moves for Indian land consolidation
Gabe Galanda: More bad moves for Indian land consolidation (February 25, 2013)

" There were several revelations from the Department of the Interior during its tribal consultation in Seattle last week. Interior officials successfully conveyed to Indian leaders their best of intentions...


Gabe Galanda: Tribal members ignored in land consolidation
Gabe Galanda: Tribal members ignored in land consolidation (January 29, 2013)

"When the United States supposedly sent $1,000 checks to over 300,000 Indians in time for Christmas or the New Year, the holiday good tidings read: “South Dakota to receive $115M...


Gabe Galanda: Advancing state-tribal consultation mandates
Gabe Galanda: Advancing state-tribal consultation mandates (October 17, 2012)

"States’ actions or decision-making that violate tribal rights are nothing new; from birth, America’s youngest sovereigns have challenged and attacked Indian tribes. What is new, however, is the possibility of...


Gabe Galanda: Race a factor in electing  judges in Washington
Gabe Galanda: Race a factor in electing judges in Washington (October 8, 2012)

"I did a double take when first checking The Seattle Times website for breaking election results the evening of Tuesday, August 7. By 8:30 p.m., in the race for Washington...


Gabe Galanda: Enforcing indigenous rights in the US law system
Gabe Galanda: Enforcing indigenous rights in the US law system (October 1, 2012)

"This summer I was honored to speak before the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding American Indian Treaty and consultation rights. During my first visit...


Gabe Galanda: Congress letting Indian Country tax credits expire
Gabe Galanda: Congress letting Indian Country tax credits expire (September 5, 2012)

"Amidst partisan gridlock in the Beltway over national tax policy, Congress has allowed several tax incentives designed to attract private development and jobs to Indian Country, to expire. Others will...