Chief Frank Cloutier of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. Photo: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wins court ruling in long-running disenrollment dispute

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe has won the right to disenroll a group of citizens, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reports.

The Fowler and Wheaton families say their ancestor appeared on an 1891 base roll. But a tribal judge said they can be removed in a decision issued earlier this month, according to the paper.

The decision affects 65 people, the paper said. In other proceedings, the tribe has tried to remove more than 230 people from the rolls.

The tribe also has reopened proceedings against people who thought their status was safe.

Read More on the Story:
Tribe disenrolls several members (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun August 28, 2017)
Disenrolled Tribal members await judge’s decision (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun June 1, 2017)

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