Santa Rosa, California
Michelle Hammock was one of the 74 disenrolled from the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria on January 15, 2016 without any due process according to the Tribe’s constitution.
Hammock is the Co-Founder of Stop Tribal Genocide, a movement dedicated to protect American Indian human rights and the integrity of tribal culture, language, and identity.
The horrible devastation in the massive California wildfires destroyed Hammock’s parents house. In a statement Hammock said the following:
“My parents lost their home in the Coffey Park fire early Monday morning. They heard someone beating on their doors screaming in panic for everyone to get out now. As my parents opened their garage door, they heard the gas station down the street over by Kohl’s on Hopper explode. As that happened, rain of fire and heavy winds came blowing through their neighborhood. They got out just in time. Explosions all around them as they made it to my sister’s house, who lives normally 5 minutes away, took much longer. Once they thought they were safe at my sister’s, Sheriff’s dep began beating on the doors for everyone to evacuate their area as well. They were given just moments to grab their kids and go. Anything at all is more than helpful. I realize there is a huge need from so many right now. We don’t even have a tribe to go for help since our illegal disenrollment in Hopland. All that remains for my parents are ashes, and the love of their children. Please help my parents in the basic essentials for the long road ahead. They lost their tribe, and now their home.”
If you can support Hammock’s parents, the gofundme account is here.