Skagit County GOP Makes Stealth Attack on Tribal Sovereignty

The Skagit County GOP (of Washington State) has again issued a platform calling for serious infringement of tribal sovereignty. This is a less obviously anti-Indian platform than the 2000 version that was eventually passed at the state level, but its effects–having the DOI guarantee representation of non-Indians in tribal governments–would be similar.

Here’s a well-researched bulletin on the subject from Borderlands Research and Education: Bulletin – 2012 Skagit GOP Plank

And the platform itself is located on page 3 of this document: Skagit GOP Platform 2012

New Report on Anti-Indianism in the Skagit County, WA GOP

Here’s a new report from Borderlands Research and Education, based in Silverdale, WA: Anti-Indianism in Skagit County – 4-15-2012 Having practiced in Skagit County, it’s good to see this sort of sentiment, which I found to be fairly prevalent, brought to light. I mentioned the State Republican Party’s resolution requesting termination of tribal sovereignty, which this report addresses in considerable detail, in one of my articles. See 13 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 737 n.239 (2011).