Tulalip Tribes see 'no point' in talking to group

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington see "no point" in talking with a local group that denies the tribe's sovereignty, a tribal director said.

Glen Gobin said the tribe would consider meeting with the Marysville Tulalip Community Association -- so long as the group recognize the tribe's rights. The association of non-Indian leaseholders on the reservation has repeatedly questioned the tribe's jurisdiction over them.

The latest dispute involves the loss of the leases in 2012. The tribe informed the leaseholders far in advance that the leases will expire and is offering a 15-year renewal. But some non-Indians say the tribe should buy their homes.

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Tulalip leaseholders decry tribes' silence (The Everett Herald 10/26)

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