Chukchansi Tribe reportedly removing another 100 from rolls

The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians of California is reportedly removing more people from its rolls.

Sources told The Fresno Bee that 100 people are being kicked out. "It's a dig at you, telling you that you're not good enough," James Herr Jr., who received a disenrollment letter, told the paper.

In the 1980s, only about 30 people were enrolled in the tribe, according to a June 2011 article from New Scientist. Membership rose to more than 1,000 after the tribe opened a casino.

The tribe has since removed more than half from the rolls.

Get the Story:
Chukchansi moving forward with disenrollments (The Fresno Bee 8/14)

Related Stories:
Trio who won Chukchansi council seats told they can't serve (03/30)
Election fails to resolve Chukchansi Tribe leadership dispute (3/27)
Leadership controversy continues within Chukchansi Tribe (3/12)
Members of Picayune Rancheria to vote in disputed election (3/8)
Cooling off period ends for rival factions of Picayune Rancheria (3/6)
Chukchansi factions agree to extend cooling-off thru weekend (3/2)
BIA agrees to mediate Chukchansi Tribe's leadership dispute (3/1)
Editorial: Plenty of blame to go around in Chukchansi dispute (3/1)
Chukchansi factions cooling off after clashes at headquarters (2/29)
Chukchansi faction occupies tribal headquarters in dispute (2/28)
Disenrollment affects Picayune Rancheria leadership fight (2/27)
Rick Cuevas: Disenrollments nothing short of tribal terrorism (2/17)
Opinion: Quit being sovereign and just become Americans (02/24)
BIA won't get involved in Chukchansi disenrollment dispute (2/10)
Opinion: BIA intervention required for Chukchansi dispute (02/02)

Join the Conversation