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Nooksack Tribe barred from mass disenrollment proceedings





The Nooksack Tribe of Washington has been barred from moving forward with disenrollment proceedings against nearly 300 people.

The tribe was due to start hearings this morning. But the tribe's court of appeals put a halt after attorney Gabe Galanda, who represents six people who are fighting disenrollment, showed he was also representing 275 others.

The tribe says the 306 people lack documentation to prove their membership status. But they say they are being targeted due to their mixed Indian-Filipino heritage.

Turtle Talk has posted documents from two cases, Lomeli v. Kelly and Roberts v. Kelly.

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Nooksack tribal disenrollment delayed again (The Bellingham Herald 8/28)

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