Chase Iron Eyes
2/10/16

Our D/Lakota ancestors Vine Deloria, Jr., and Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman warned us of culture vultures. As Westerman sang:

And the anthros keep on digging our sacred ceremonial sites...

ICTMN Staff
2/8/16
Indigenous People across Turtle Island will put their palms in the air to commence a national advocacy campaign: #stopdisenrollment, beginning today at 2 p.m. PST...
James Mills
1/26/16

Tribes conduct enrollment audits for a variety of reasons. Some conduct them for the right reasons: To clean up their records and to make sure that the errors of the past are not repeated....

Anthony Broadman & Jared Miller
12/14/15

Tribal governments that disenroll members do it for the money. Or at least it appears that way in many cases. Tribal councils who engage in disenrollment turn their members into non-Indians in exchange for a bigger slice of tribal gaming profits....

Gabriel S. Galanda
11/16/15

In Part One, I profiled “the determined and diverse chorus of individuals, organizations, and even a few Native nations,” who in the spring of 2015 raised “substantive challenges to the egre...

Gabriel S. Galanda
11/13/15

Earlier this year, the longtime lone voice against disenrollment, Professor David Wilkins, Lumbee, wro...

Joseph Hamilton
10/5/15

I enjoy a piece of warm frybread as much as anyone.

But I know that this supposedly “traditional” food was first made from U.S. Government commodity lard and flour, and that it’s unhealthy....

Steve Russell
8/11/15
You go to bed one night as an Indian and you wake up assimilated beyond the wildest dreams of Richard Henry “Kill the Indian in him and save the man” Pratt...
Gabriel S. Galanda
3/10/15

As the tribal disenrollment epidemic only worsens, our trustee—the United States and its Department of Interior—continue to turn a deaf ear to desperate pleas for help from Indians who are facing disenrollment or have already been terminated....

Gabriel S. Galanda
2/2/15

For most of the modern tribal self-determination era, American Indian nations have emphasized inclusion. Starting in the early 1970s, higher tribal membership numbers equated to higher federal self-determination dollars....

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