Yesterday, we covered tribal constitutions. Today, the political and bureaucratic complexity of enrollment decisions in cartoon form (we will conclude tomorrow):
Apparently, in 1977 or so, the Phoenix Area Office decided to write a lengthy manual for tribal governments, instructing them on how to make enrollment decisions that met tribal constitutional muster. Suffice it to say the text is TL:DR, but the illustrations are awesome — and by awesome, I mean crazy — and by crazy, I mean Indian country crazy.
Tomorrow, how tribal governments make membership decisions….
Here are the materials in Temple v. Roberts (previously Temple v. Her Many Horses (D.S.D.):
Prior post here.
Here is the opinion in State of South Dakota v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (IBIA).
News coverage here.
Related news: “Area Cherokee in Violation of Indian Removal of 1830.”