As James Cohen sees it, there has been one constant in the bitter and long-running conflict over tribal enrollment at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community: The federal government's unwillingness to address what he calls "this ongoing and tragic fraud." According to Cohen, an attorney who represents tribal dissidents, "The government's benign neglect and, in recent years, their apparent deliberate ignorance has allowed the heritage, the culture, the identity, and, in fact, even the name Mdewakanton to be stolen. It should be called the... More >>>