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KUOW: Nooksack Tribe election shows divide on disenrollment

Unofficial results from the 2014 Nooksack Tribe election. Image from Nookack Indian Tribe Communications Blog

Members of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington elected two disenrollment supporters and two disenrollment opponents over the weekend:
Nooksack member George Adams said he saw a message in the split vote.

“It is obvious that it is not a mandate for them to go forward on this disenrollment," Adams said. "Our struggle is still on.”

Adams unsuccessfully ran for chairman of the Nooksack Tribal Council, vowing to halt the disenrollments.

Nooksack leaders have moved to cut 306 members from the tribe because of questions about their ancestry. It’s one of the many disenrollment struggles that have become increasingly common across Indian country.

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Nooksack Vote Shows Divide On Disenrollment Struggle (KUOW 3/17)

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