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May 7, 2016

Native Opinion Episode 26

“Dis-enrolment: The Disappearance Of a Nation”

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1.) Title: De Beers’ Colonial Plunder in Attawapiskat
Article Author: Jay Watts, Rebel Youth,
Date: April 15, 2016
Source: Warrior Publications

Summary: Attawapiskat are not simply a generalized response to decades and decades of Canadian colonialism – the specifics of it in Attawapiskat are damning, too… Attawapiskat is 90km from the open-pit Victor Diamond Mine, where multinational diamond company De Beers, founded by the British imperialist and white supremacist Cecil Rhodes, has managed to work out an astonishingly preferential agreement to plunder the resource wealth of the Attawapiskat First Nation with the complicity of the Ontario and Canadian governments. The mine itself is on lands taken from Attawapiskat First Nation through an extension of Treaty 9 in 1930.

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2.) Title: Hillary Clinton staff apologize after she offended Native Americans with 'off the reservation' comment as Trump claims statement is 'demeaning to men’
Article Author: ANTON NILSSON
Date: May 1st, 2016
Source: The Daily Mail

Summary: Hillary Clinton's staff have apologized for their boss after the presidential hopeful was lambasted by Native American groups for saying Donald Trump had gone 'off the reservation' Friday. After being asked about Trump's offensive comments, Clinton said: “I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave and how they speak.” That remark, made to CNN's Jake Tapper, kicked off a firestorm that led to an apology by Amanda Renteria, Clinton's national political director.

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3.) Cultural Appropriation as defined by white people

Clip Source: No Agenda Show.

4.) Is this teen for real?

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5.) Title: 132 Elem Pomo Indians, Comprising 100 Percent Of Elem Indian Colony Residents, Face Banishment And Disenrollment
Date: May 3rd, 2016
Source: Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN)

Summary: [NOTE: This information comes from a press release distributed by 30 disenrolled Elem Indian Colony tribal members.]

132 Elem Pomo Indians, are being exiled from the 52-acre Elem Indian Colony under the guise of “dis-enrollment” and “banishment” by a faction of off-Colony members. Those 132 Pomos comprise 100 percent of Colony residents, who, if jettisoned, would leave an empty Reservation. Despite dis-enrollment and banishment becoming widespread, especially in California, it would be unprecedented for a tribe’s entire residency to be exiled.

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