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Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute
Law
Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (April 6, 2017)

Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.


James Mills: First Nation finally regains control over membership
James Mills: First Nation finally regains control over membership (December 8, 2015)

Since 1986, the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Band in British Columbia has been working on taking control of their membership.


James Mills: An ongoing journey to find great tribal leadership
James Mills: An ongoing journey to find great tribal leadership (November 3, 2015)

I am not sure how many reservations, tribal comminutes and native villages I have been to, but I am sure it numbers in the hundreds.


Osage Nation accuses former employee of adding non-Indians to rolls
Law
Osage Nation accuses former employee of adding non-Indians to rolls (October 6, 2015)

A former assistant director of membership for the tribe is facing three counts of tampering with public records.


Twila Barnes: Cherokee tribes do not claim fraudulent academic
Twila Barnes: Cherokee tribes do not claim fraudulent academic (July 14, 2015)

None of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes claim her, therefore she isn't Cherokee, period.


Terese Marie Mailhot: Everyone should be upset about Native frauds
Terese Marie Mailhot: Everyone should be upset about Native frauds (July 13, 2015)

Andrea Smith doesn’t know the struggle. She invented her own.


David Cornsilk: Clearing up misconceptions about Cherokee ancestry
David Cornsilk: Clearing up misconceptions about Cherokee ancestry (July 13, 2015)

In the 1990s, Andrea Smith sought me out as a Cherokee genealogist, on two separate occasions, to see if she had any connections


Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll
Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll (March 11, 2015)

The tribal council voted to adopt the document as the basis for determining membership.


Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (August 22, 2014)

Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.


San Carlos Apache Tribe looking to increase enrollment numbers
San Carlos Apache Tribe looking to increase enrollment numbers (August 14, 2014)

Disenrollment is a controversial issue in Indian Country but one tribe is trying to go in the opposite direction in terms of enrollment.


Chitimacha  Tribe accused of excluding African descendants
Chitimacha Tribe accused of excluding African descendants (April 3, 2013)

The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana is being accused of denying membership to people with mixed Indian and African ancestry. The tribal constitution ties membership to rolls from 1926 or 1959....


Laura Waterman Wittstock: Enrollment matters often complex
Laura Waterman Wittstock: Enrollment matters often complex (October 11, 2012)

"A ton of ink has been spilled on the subject of the Elizabeth Warren run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Most of the writing on the Indian side of...


Tim Giago: Claiming Indian heritage does not make it right
Tim Giago: Claiming Indian heritage does not make it right (September 17, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota Foundation There is a recurring problem in Indian country that has been a bother for many...


Blackfeet Nation weighs removal of blood quantum requirement
Blackfeet Nation weighs removal of blood quantum requirement (July 2, 2012)

Members and descendants of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana are debating the tribe's blood quantum requirement. A group called Blackfeet Enrollment Amendment Reform wants to eliminate the 1/4th blood quantum...


Native Sun News: Critic targets Oglala Sioux Tribe  treasurer
Native Sun News: Critic targets Oglala Sioux Tribe treasurer (January 18, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy. All content © Native Sun News. PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, SOUTH DAKOTA –– In an apparent combined case of duplicity and...


Opinion: The difficult task of Native American demographics
Opinion: The difficult task of Native American demographics (November 14, 2011)

"My latest exercise in nailing Jello to a tree is an encyclopedia entry about Native American demographics. Sounds simple enough. The trouble is first of all that Native Americans don’t...


Saginaw Chippewa Tribe alters membership requirements
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe alters membership requirements (November 7, 2011)

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has tightened its membership requirements. Members must have an ancestor on one of the tribe's four base rolls and they must possess at least one-quarter...


Rande Payne: Disenrollment    threatens tribal sovereignty
Rande Payne: Disenrollment threatens tribal sovereignty (October 28, 2011)

"I found the Sept. 29 Sierra Star article by Carmen George about disenrollment of Chukchansi tribal members very informative and well written, although it is very disheartening to see what...


Some tribes turn to DNA tests to help  determine membership
Some tribes turn to DNA tests to help determine membership (October 13, 2011)

Some tribes are using DNA tests to help determine membership, Indian Country Today reports. The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin approved the use of DNA through its constitution. That led to...


Navajo Nation aims to put ID card in hands of   300,048 members
Navajo Nation aims to put ID card in hands of 300,048 members (July 7, 2011)

The Navajo Nation aims to provide new identification cards to all of its members. The tribe updated its membership count last week. Enrollment was put at 300,048 -- making the...


Lumbee Tribe reopens rolls for the first time in nearly five years
Lumbee Tribe reopens rolls for the first time in nearly five years (June 30, 2011)

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is expecting a large number of new applicants for enrollment. The tribe reopened the membership rolls for the first time since November 2006. Due...


United Keetoowah Band  warns members about dual issue
United Keetoowah Band warns members about dual issue (April 15, 2011)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is warning members that they will lose services and benefits if they are enrolled in another tribe. Anyone who enrolled in the UKB...