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National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic
National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic (February 9, 2016)

A prominent coalition of activists, artists and at least one elected tribal leader joined a campaign aimed at putting an end to the controversial practice.


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.


Grand Ronde Tribes to disenroll 86 descendants of treaty signer
Grand Ronde Tribes to disenroll 86 descendants of treaty signer (September 2, 2015)

The descendants of Chief Tumulth, who was executed a year after he signed an 1855 treaty, lost a tribal court challenge to their mass disenrollment.


Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision
Turtle Talk Poll: The enduring legacy of Supreme Court decision (August 31, 2015)

Although disenrollment wasn't really a word in 1978, the decision in Santa Clara Pueblo v. Martinez continues to be cited by courts that refuse to get involved in membership disputes.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins decision in disenrollment dispute (August 20, 2015)

More than 230 people -- including some who are deceased -- are facing removal from the Michigan tribe.


Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again
Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again (July 14, 2015)

More than 300 people are facing removal


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.


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe won't comment on disenrollment case (April 21, 2015)

Some 167 people have field an appeal but others don't have a say in the matter because they are already dead.


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.


Senate confirms Diane Humetewa as a federal judge in Arizona
Senate confirms Diane Humetewa as a federal judge in Arizona (May 15, 2014)

Diane Humetewa is the first Native woman in the federal judiciary.


Diane Humetewa earns praise as choice for federal judgeship
Diane Humetewa earns praise as choice for federal judgeship (September 20, 2013)

Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is winning praise as the first Native American woman to be nominated for a federal judgeship


Law schools urged to ask applicants to document Indian status
Law schools urged to ask applicants to document Indian status (August 10, 2011)

The American Bar Association wants law school applicants to show they are actually American Indian or Alaska Native. The ABA's House of Delegates passed a resolution that urges the Law...