United Auburn Indian Community takes action against critics

The United Auburn Indian Community of California has banished seven people who criticized the tribal council.

Former chairwoman Jessica Tavares and former council member Dolly Suehead are among the seven who said they were being banished from all tribal properties and being denied services. They will also lose their per capita payments for a certain period of time.

"When the tribe’s credibility with other governments and businesses, as well as its lenders, employees and partners, is damaged so publicly, it requires swift action," the tribal council said in a statement, The Auburn Journal reported.

Tavares and Suehead have been leading an effort to recall the tribal council. They say they will fight the tribe's effort to banish them.

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