Ousted Snoqualmie council members in limbo despite court win

Two suspended council members of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington are still trying to regain their posts.

Arlene Ventura and her son, Kanium, were ousted from the council in connection with an audit of tribal finances. The tribe filed criminal charges against them in tribal court but a judge dismissed the case earlier this year.

Despite the victory, the tribe hasn't lifted trespass orders against the pair. They aren't allowed to attend council meetings or even enter the tribal center.

According to the tribe's administrator, the entire general council has to vote to lift the suspension. But this year's meeting, which was to be held in May, was postponed and has yet to be rescheduled.

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Complicated laws leave tribal council members in limbo (The Snoqualmie Valley Star 8/24)

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