Gabriel S. Galanda
3/1/16

It is easy to blame the Congress, the BIA,, and federal courts for allowing mass tribal disenrollment to flourish. They are all complicit....

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...

Gabriel S. Galanda
9/9/15

In 1970, President Richard Nixon announced a new federal policy of “self-determination without termination,” recognizing the failures of the federal government in its historical attempts to assimilate Indians by destroying tribes. ...

Richard Walker
8/12/15
Tulalip Tribes Chairman Mel Sheldon was waiting for Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight to take the stage at the Tulalip Amphitheater, in the midst of the Tulalip city that the state in...
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....

Gabriel S. Galanda
1/16/15

Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct....

Gabriel S. Galanda
10/20/14

"We do a recall, election and take over....

Gabriel S. Galanda
8/13/14

For many Indian families, tribal per capita payments help meet their most basic needs. They buy food, pay heating bills, make car payments, and open savings accounts....

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