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Disenrollment Causes Tribal Classism, Income Inequality

Posted June 29, 2015 by Galanda Broadman, PLLC

“One hundred fifty years ago, this was utopia — with no (social) classes, no rich, no poor, no starving people. Everyone lived together in 1,000-foot longhouses, and they knew the difference between right and wrong.” —NCAI President Brian Cladoosby, Seattle Times

Disenrollment is destroying the remaining vestiges of the American indigenous utopia.

Tribal commercialism, specifically gaming per capita craze, runs roughshod over communal ways. Fueled by Indian political power and financial greed, wrong too frequently prevails over what is right. And tribal communities are being stratified into socio-economic classes—classes of rich, poor and starving Indians.

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From ‘blood quantum’ to multiracial bill of rights, Dolezal saga ignites talk of identity

Seattle Times, Quoting Gabe Galanda | June 18, 2015

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Consultation and Accommodation: Turning the Tide on Bomb Trains

Earth First! Newswire, Quoting Gabe Galanda | June 15, 2015

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Wash. Tribe Votes To Ban Member Disenrollment

Law360, Quoting Gabe Galanda | June 10, 2015

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Spoke Tribe Bans Disenrollment; "Right Where They All Belong"

Native News Online, By Gabe Galanda | June 10, 2015

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