People disenrolled from Robinson Rancheria plan appeal
A group of people who were disenrolled from the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California will continue to fight the decision.

In December 2008, the tribal council removed the late Marie Boggs Quitiquit from the rolls, resulting in the removal of 66 of her descendants and relatives. Forty-five of them filed appeals with the Bureau of Indian Affairs but they were rejected earlier this month.

"Based on the information provided, I have decided to affirm the Business Council's decision that you are not eligible to be a member of the Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians,” Dale Risling, the acting director for the BIA's Pacific region, wrote in an April 9 letter, The Lake County Record News reported.

The BIA said its decision was final but the people who were removed are considering their options for an appeal.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs upholds Robinson disenrollments; those affected vow to fight decision (The Lake County News 4/19)

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