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Judge promises ruling in Nooksack Tribe disenrollment suit

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More on: disenrollment, nooksack, tribal courts, washington

A judge for the Nooksack Tribe of Washington promised a ruling within a week in a disenrollment lawsuit.

The tribe plans to remove 306 people, including two sitting council members, from the rolls. A resolution claims they can't trace their ancestry to a 1942 census or to someone who received an allotment.

"It has to be political," Ricky Belmont, whose mother is among those being disenrolled, told The Bellingham Herald.

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Nooksacks facing disenrollment await judge's ruling (The Bellingham Herald 5/17)

Relevant Documents:
Complaint | Motion for Temporary Restraining Order | Declaration of Sonia Lomeli | Declaration of Norma Aldredge | Declaration of Secretary Rudy St. Germain | Declaration of RaeAnne Rabang | Declaration of Terry St. Germain | Declaration of Gabriel S. Galanda

Hearing scheduled over mass disenrollments in Nooksack Tribe (04/12)
Nooksack Tribe aims to remove more than 300 from the rolls (03/20)

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