By Dana Hedgpeth, former board member of the Native American Journalists Association. Here.
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).