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Question of the Week

By Adriana Fehrs

Do you think CSKT should open enrollment? Why or why not? Follow up: Under what parameters would you think it would be appropriate?

Mary Pierre
Im for it. I think you should count blood from other tribes if they live here.
Mary Pierre
Liz Mad Plume
No. I think the people here would not be as privileged. We have less tribal members here than the Blackfeet, and if we opened it up I think the tribe would be stretched thin on funds.
Liz Mad Plume
Bernie Atwin
Im not really for it. It should be left as is.
Bernie Atwin
Les Trahan
If an individual was from a Salish band, like from Coeur dAlene or Spokane, and lived here on this reservation, then I think their blood quantum from the other Salish tribes should be counted.
Les Trahan
Joe Friedlander
No. I think we have enough members. There are people out there that are only Indian three times a year, during percap time, and I think some would take advantage of the open enrollment.
Joe Friedlander
Katie McDonald
I would say I am for it. I agree with Dolly Linsebigler when she said that if one parent is enrolled here, and you have blood from another tribe but live here, that should be added to your blood quantum.
Katie McDonald
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