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Sauk-Suiattle Tribe removes dead woman from rolls

A long-dead woman was removed from the rolls of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington on Wednesday.

The tribal council voted to revoke Emily Jo Bill's membership. The majority said she did not qualify because she lacked the requisite blood quantum.

The move puts at risk several of Bill's descendants, including two council members. No decision has been made but a tribal court lawsuit is pending.

The Bill family has been active in tribal politics but a rival family recently came into power.

Get the Story:
Tribe votes out female member (The Everett Herald 6/16)
Tribal family's rights at risk (The Everett Herald 6/15)

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