It was not long ago when legal journals would not pay any attention to tribal disenrollment controversy. Today mainstream legal journals like Law360 and Courthouse News Service write on the subject.
It was also not long ago when lawyers would not dare speak of disenrollment, and then they did, they certainly were not recognized by "who's who" legal magazines. Today the likes of the National Native American Bar Association have broken that silence, and the "who's who" includes disenrollment legal defenders.
The legal times they are a changin'.
Gabriel S. Galanda is the managing partner of Galanda Broadman, PLLC, in Seattle. Gabe is a descendant of the Nomlaki and Concow Tribes, belonging to the Round Valley Indian Tribes of Northern California.