Snoqualmie Tribe looking to discuss results of membership audit
Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Snoqualmie Tribe
Washington has called a general membership meeting on June 23 to discuss the results of an enrollment audit.
The tribe has gone through three genealogists in an attempt to sort through its membership records. The audit is pretty much done and most people have received the results, administrator Matt Mattson said.
"These decisions have historical implications, in terms of how the tribe got here and who is and who isn’t Snoqualmie,” Mattson told The Snoqualmie Valley Record. “There are also generational implications going forward.”
The dispute has held up council elections -- there haven't been any since 2010.
Some tribal members have called a different general meeting, on June 2, to call for a new vote.
The dispute has prompted the Bureau of Indian Affairs
to threaten to intervene.
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Dueling tribal meetings: Sitting council, members' tribunal call for general gatherings
(The Snoqualmie Valley Record 5/30)
Snoqualmie Tribe in disarray amid membership,
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