David E. Wilkins

July 30, 2014
BY:
David Wilkins
On July 2, the tribal council of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde held a special meeting to allow their citizens an opportunity to testify for or against a proposed emergency enrollment ordinance whereby the Council sought to delegate its...
May 16, 2014
BY:
David E. Wilkins
In 1851 an exasperated Hugh Swinton Legare, the U.S.
November 07, 2013
BY:
David Wilkins
I have followed with keen interest the divisive issue of disenrollment of tribal members across Indian country. It is a complicated and depressing subject but, regardless of individual circumstances, the protection of sovereignty is rightly a...
June 04, 2013
BY:
David Wilkins
Disenrollment, a seemingly innocuous term when used outside Indian country, has become a loaded word that rivals, if it does not surpass, “termination” as a concept that invokes fear and trembling in those natives who suffer its consequences.