More: disenrollment

Dry Creek Band plans to remove 73 from rolls (January 19, 2009)

The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians of California plans to remove 73 adult members from the rolls. Tribal members voted to remove the group after an audit. The 73 people reportedly did not meet Pomo membership requirements. The disenrollment...


Snoqualmie group banishes, disenrolls rivals (April 28, 2008)

A faction claiming control of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington banished eight rivals and disenrolled more than 60 people at a closed meeting on Sunday. Only "preferred voters" were allowed to take part in the meeting, The Seattle Times...


Appeals court rejects enrollment lawsuit (November 30, 2007)

Ed. Note: Founders of the American Indian Rights and Resources Organization include disenrolled members of other California tribes, as well as currently enrolled tribal members, individual Indians, state-recognized Indians and other supporters. The original posting incorrectly stated AIRRO was solely...


Disenrollment an issue for Narragansett Tribe (October 26, 2007)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island has disenrolled about 140 people, including a former council member and people who helped with the tribe's federal recognition bid. The tribe says members of the Champlain family do not meet enrollment requirements. But...


Narragansett Tribe to block disenrolled from vote (October 18, 2007)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island says it will arrest anyone who tries to interfere in an upcoming election. The tribe responded to rumors that disenrolled members are going to try to vote on October 27. More than 200 people...


Ousted Pechangas turn to courts, politicians (October 3, 2007)

Over 230 people have been disenrolled from the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians but they aren't taking their removal lightly. More than 100 members of the Hunter family have sued tribal officials in federal court. The ousted Pechangas say their...


Native caucus in California backs ICRA resolution (July 24, 2007)

The Native American Caucus of the California Democratic Party voted 24-13 on a resolution that calls for reform of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. The resolution seeks to address the lack of recourse for Native Americans who have...


California tribal trespassing measure shelved (July 5, 2007)

A bill to impose fines and penalties for trespassing on reservations in California was pulled by its sponsor. SB 331 was supported by the Barona Band of Mission Indians and other tribes. They said it would help maintain law...


Hearing on California trespassing bill delayed (June 26, 2007)

A hearing on a bill to punish non-tribal members for trespassing on reservations has been postponed, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Senate Bill 331 cleared the Senate without objections. But disenrolled Indians say it could be used by tribes to...


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Barona Band defends bill to stop trespassing (June 25, 2007)

The Barona Band of Mission Indians says California tribes need to be able to banish people for breaking the state's trespassing law. The tribe is backing Senate Bill 331, which makes it unlawful for non-tribal members to enter reservations without...


Court dismisses California membership lawsuit (June 21, 2007)

A California tribe that was terminated did not lose the right to define its membership after regaining recognition, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. In a unanimous decision, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said it would be wrong...


Ousted Redding Rancheria families protest (June 21, 2007)

Ousted members of the Redding Rancheria of California held a protest on Wednesday. The 75 members of the Foreman family was disenrolled three years ago. But they still own land in trust within the rancheria boundaries, and are worried the...


Column: Bill helps wealthy tribes purge members (June 14, 2007)

"You know local, eastside state Senator Gloria Romero, right? The feisty Democratic majority leader in the California Senate? The highest-ranking woman in the state Legislature? Ardent defender of civil liberties, consumers, workers, minorities? Fearless reformer of prisons and rogue police...


Disenrolled Indians oppose exclusion bill in California (June 7, 2007)

Disenrolled Indians in California are opposing a bill that would make it a crime for non-tribal members to enter reservations without tribal permission. Senator Gloria Romero, a Democrat, sponsored SB131. She said it will help law enforcement in rural reservations....


Jodi Rave: Covering tribal disenrollments (May 30, 2007)

'Where does a reporter begin to tell the story when someone gets kicked out of a tribe? That question arises more and more often today. As reporters, we have to ask ourselves: What are disenrollment stories really about? Are they...


Jodi Rave: Disenrollment and the national media (May 21, 2007)

"The New York Times and NBC-4 TV in Los Angeles have reported on disenrolled Cherokee Freedmen in Oklahoma and ousted citizens of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula, Calif. The Cherokee recently voted on whether the Freedmen...


AIM leader criticizes tribal disenrollments (May 3, 2007)

American Indian Movement activist Dennis Banks called on the Bureau of Indian Affairs to intervene in disenrollment disputes in California. Banks said tribes were kicking out members for financial reasons. He said the ones being disenrolled can prove their...


California Democrats consider ICRA resolution (April 25, 2007)

Delegates to the California Democratic Convention will consider a resolution calling for reform of the Indian Civil Rights Act. The resolution seeks to amend ICRA to give tribal members greater ability to challenge decisions made by tribes. It was written...


Man seeks healing over Pechanga disenrollment (March 13, 2007)

Artist Austin Casson hopes his latest sculpture will lead to healing between the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the members the tribe disenrolled. Casson created "The Healing" after talking to a tribal elder who was kicked out of...


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Pechanga Band runs ad against disenrollment story (February 21, 2007)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians paid for a commercial on KNBC to challenge a news story about the tribe's disenrollment of an elderly couple who helped rebuild the reservation. In the ad, Chairman Marc Macarro said the state and...