Disenrollment Is a Tool of the Colonizers


Our elders and spiritual leaders do not teach the practice of disenrollment. In fact, disenrollment is a wholly non-Indian construct. Indeed, when I recently asked Eric Bernando, a Grand Ronde descendant of his tribe’s Treaty Chief and fluent Chinook Wawa speaker, if there was a Chinook Wawa word or notion that means “disenrollment,” he unequivocally answered, “no.”...

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Galanda, Gabriel S. "Disenrollment Is a Tool of the Colonizers." Indian Country Today Media Network. January 16, 2015. Opinion. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/opinions/disenrollment-is-a..., accessed January 20, 2015)