Removing long-standing members from tribal rolls appears to be picking up after a brief lull. It’s a controversial practice. So much so that opponents established an annual “Stop Disenrollment Day” to call attention to the harm it causes. Some disenrolled members trace their identity to their tribes for generations. Tribal leaders defend their actions as an effort to purge their membership of those who don’t belong. We’ll get observations on current disenrollment trends and some of the factors that go into tribes’ decision-making.
Dr. David Wilkins (Lumbee) – professor of Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond
Gabe Galanda (Round Valley Indian Tribes) – managing lawyer at Galanda Broadman
Break 1 music: Contest Song (song) Dakota Travels Home Of The Champions (artist) Home Of The Champions (album)
Break 2 music: Nitsimos (song) Shakti Hayes (artist) Touchwood Hills (album)