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Nooksack Tribe elects felon as chairman after kicking out 306 people again
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Nooksack Tribe elects felon as chairman after kicking out 306 people again (May 8, 2018)

The Nooksack Tribe has a new slate of leaders, including a chairman who was convicted of stealing from the tribe.

Nooksack Tribe scores as Trump administration recognizes council
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Nooksack Tribe scores as Trump administration recognizes council (March 12, 2018)

A year after being called out by the Trump administration, the Nooksack Tribe has won recognition of its leadership amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe
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Judge grants reprieve against disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe (January 30, 2018)

A lawsuit targeting the disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe has been put on hold while the Trump administration reviews the results of a recent election.

Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute
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Bureau of Indian Affairs reaffirms oversight in Nooksack Tribe dispute (January 24, 2018)

The Trump administration is continuing to assert oversight in a long-running leadership and disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe.

Nooksack Tribe plans to revive disenrollment campaign despite many warnings
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Nooksack Tribe plans to revive disenrollment campaign despite many warnings (December 6, 2017)

The Nooksack Tribe finally held an election for four council seats but the results are being challenged by citizens who might be kicked out.

Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis
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Nooksack Tribe clears path for new election in hopes of resolving leadership crisis (September 7, 2017)

The Nooksack Tribe has reached an agreement with the Trump administration that could resolve a long-running governance crisis on the reservation.

Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on
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Nooksack Tribe loses federal health care funds as disenrollment drama drags on (August 9, 2017)

A clinic operated by the Nooksack Tribe is losing $2.5 million in federal health care funds amid a long-running disenrollment dispute.

Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in
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Nooksack Tribe remains without recognized council as Trump administration digs in (May 12, 2017)

A group of disputed leaders has been kicked out of federal court and denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds.

Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision
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Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision (April 27, 2017)

The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country.

Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis
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Disputed leader of Nooksack Tribe blames 'non-Indians' for crisis (April 6, 2017)

Bob Kelly has served as chairman of the Washington-based tribe for years but the Department of the Interior no longer recognizes him.

Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power'
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Trump administration calls out Nooksack Tribe for 'abuses of power' (April 4, 2017)

A dispute tied to the ouster of more than 300 people from the rolls is simmering in federal court.

Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system
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Internal tribal disputes continue to trip up federal court system (March 23, 2017)

Tribal citizens who have been punished by their governments are finding few allies in the federal court system but that isn't stopping them from seeking justice.

Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute
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Supreme Court turns down another tribal disenrollment dispute (February 27, 2017)

The #StopDisenrollment movement continues to gain steam across the nation but there's still one place where it hasn't caught on.

Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation
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Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation (January 18, 2017)

The disenrollment epidemic is the subject of a lengthy feature in The New York Times Magazine.

Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge
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Nooksack Tribe tries to evict family amid mass enrollment purge (December 22, 2016)

A disenrollment dispute continues to make waves in Washington.

Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rolls
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Leader of Nooksack Tribe defends purge of 'non-Indians' from rolls (November 23, 2016)

Chairman Bob Kelly did not address warnings from two federal agencies that his tribe is acting without a valid governing body.

Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees
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Indian Health Service warns Nooksack Tribe about disenrollees (November 22, 2016)

Another federal agency is stepping in as the Washington tribe removes more than a third of its people from the rolls.

Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollment
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Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollment (November 17, 2016)

Despite warnings from the federal agency, the tribe has started removing more than 300 people from the rolls.

Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll 306 after holding referendum
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Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll 306 after holding referendum (November 10, 2016)

The referendum came after the Bureau of Indian Affairs said it would not recognize any actions taken by the tribal council due to a lack of a quorum.

Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's government
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Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's government (October 18, 2016)

The agency won't recognize any actions taken by the council, a decision that affects a disenrollment dispute on the reservation.

Nooksack Tribe creates new court and puts chairman in charge
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Nooksack Tribe creates new court and puts chairman in charge (October 14, 2016)

Chief Justice Bob Kelly is reviewing a disenrollment lawsuit in which he is named as a defendant.

Nooksack Tribe ignores court orders as disenrollment dispute stalls
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Nooksack Tribe ignores court orders as disenrollment dispute stalls (August 1, 2016)

Chairman Bob Kelly said the Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals can't tell the tribe what to do.

Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment
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Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment (June 29, 2016)

George Adams also was removed from a council meeting after he criticized tribal leaders in the Lhechelesem language.

National tribal judge group questions firing in disenrollment case
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National tribal judge group questions firing in disenrollment case (May 11, 2016)

Leaders of the Nooksack Tribe fired their chief judge after she ruled against the tribal council.

Nooksack Tribe fires judge and loses attorney in disenrollment crisis
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Nooksack Tribe fires judge and loses attorney in disenrollment crisis (May 4, 2016)

The Nooksack Tribe of Washington is going online in an attempt to fill two critical legal positions on the reservation.

Washington rally draws attention to tribal disenrollment epidemic
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Washington rally draws attention to tribal disenrollment epidemic (April 18, 2016)

Controversy is centering on the Nooksack Tribe, whose leaders are trying to remove 306 people from the rolls.

Peter d'Errico: Nooksack Tribe fuels bad stereotypes about courts
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Peter d'Errico: Nooksack Tribe fuels bad stereotypes about courts (March 25, 2016)

Native government actions that undermine confidence in justice and fairness add fuel to anti-Indian forces.

Nooksack Tribe slammed by judge for disbarring lawyer and firm
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Nooksack Tribe slammed by judge for disbarring lawyer and firm (March 22, 2016)

The Nooksack 306, a group of 306 people who are facing disenrollment, lost their strongest advocate when the tribal council disbarred Gabe Galanda and the Galanda Broadman firm.

Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll even more people amid big fight
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Nooksack Tribe moves to disenroll even more people amid big fight (March 17, 2016)

The Washington tribe has apparently added 40 more people to the list of 306 who are already facing removal.

Nooksack Tribe interferes with judicial branch and disbars law firm
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Nooksack Tribe interferes with judicial branch and disbars law firm (March 9, 2016)

The tribal council disbarred prominent attorney Gabe Galanda, apparently without advance notice, leaving 306 disenrollees without a key advocate.

Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies

Al Jazeera program focuses on tribal disenrollment controversies (March 4, 2016)

Michigan State University professor Matthew Fletcher, attorney Gabe Galanda, author Gyasi Ross and Michelle Roberts, who is facing removal from the Nooksack Tribe, discussed an issue affecting tribes nationwide.

National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic
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National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic (February 9, 2016)

A prominent coalition of activists, artists and at least one elected tribal leader joined a campaign aimed at putting an end to the controversial practice.

Nooksack Tribe loses bid to prevent some from voting in election
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Nooksack Tribe loses bid to prevent some from voting in election (January 27, 2016)

The Nooksack 306 are facing removal from the rolls but a tribal court judge said they can still exercise their voting rights.

Native designer Louie Gong created gift for Chinese president
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Native designer Louie Gong created gift for Chinese president (September 25, 2015)

The Guaridan Box draws from the artist's Nooksack and Chinese heritages.

Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers
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Nooksack Tribe concerned about impact of slowly melting glaciers (August 28, 2015)

Water levels will affect the survival of salmon and other fish that play a key role in tribal culture.

Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again
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Nooksack Tribe disenrollment proceedings placed on hold again (July 14, 2015)

More than 300 people are facing removal

Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy
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Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy (July 13, 2015)

Hamilton Seymour, age 15, introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.

Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment
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Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (April 13, 2015)

With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings
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Judge tells Nooksack Tribe to delay disenrollment proceedings (February 24, 2015)

The tribe must wait while 306 people challenge an ordinance that was approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Nooksack Tribe moves forward with disenrollment proceedings
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Nooksack Tribe moves forward with disenrollment proceedings (February 10, 2015)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the tribe's latest enrollment ordinance.

Washington city could turn Columbus Day into Coast Salish Day
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Washington city could turn Columbus Day into Coast Salish Day (October 2, 2014)

Roxanne Murphy, a member of the Nooksack Tribe who serves on the city council in Bellingham, came up with the idea.

Hundreds mourn death of six-year-old girl from Nooksack Tribe
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Hundreds mourn death of six-year-old girl from Nooksack Tribe (August 18, 2014)

Jenise Wright was remembered as a happy, outgoing girl who was always smiling and eager to make friends.

Slain six-year-old girl is daughter of woman from Nooksack Tribe
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Slain six-year-old girl is daughter of woman from Nooksack Tribe (August 13, 2014)

A 17-year-old neighbor of the family will be charged as adult for the murder of the young girl.

Court tells Nooksack Tribe to stop disenrollment proceedings
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Court tells Nooksack Tribe to stop disenrollment proceedings (June 13, 2014)

Tribe told to submit disenrollment ordinance to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Nooksack Tribe attempts to resume disenrollment proceedings
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Nooksack Tribe attempts to resume disenrollment proceedings (June 4, 2014)

Tribal court had put a stop to disenrollments but some people are receiving notices of removal.

Former employee sentenced for stealing from Suquamish Tribe
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Former employee sentenced for stealing from Suquamish Tribe (May 13, 2014)

A former employee of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington was sentenced to 15 months on embezzlement charges.

KUOW: Nooksack Tribe election shows divide on disenrollment
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KUOW: Nooksack Tribe election shows divide on disenrollment (March 18, 2014)

Members of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington elected two disenrollment supporters and two disenrollment opponents over the weekend.

Disenrollees of Nooksack Tribe to seek recount after election
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Disenrollees of Nooksack Tribe to seek recount after election (March 17, 2014)

Members of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington who are facing disenrollment plan to ask for a recount after Chairman Bob Kelly, who supports the removal effort, won re-election on Saturday.

Opinion: Nooksack Tribe engages in deadly disenrollment trend
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Opinion: Nooksack Tribe engages in deadly disenrollment trend (March 14, 2014)

Writer discusses the removal of 306 people from the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Opinion: Nooksack Tribe's election affects disenrollment dispute
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Opinion: Nooksack Tribe's election affects disenrollment dispute (March 3, 2014)

Attorney Jim Diamond discusses how an upcoming election could affect a disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Michelle Roberts: Open letter on Nooksack Tribe disenrollment
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Michelle Roberts: Open letter on Nooksack Tribe disenrollment (February 27, 2014)

Michelle Roberts calls on the Obama administration to intervene in a disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Nooksack Tribe heads into election amid disenrollment dispute
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Nooksack Tribe heads into election amid disenrollment dispute (February 18, 2014)

A disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington is a hot topic this election season.

Court puts hold on disenrollments within Nooksack Tribe
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Court puts hold on disenrollments within Nooksack Tribe (January 23, 2014)

The appellate court for the Nooksack Tribe of Washington has put a hold on disenrollment proceedings against 306 people.

Michelle Roberts: Nooksack Tribe persecutes its own people
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Michelle Roberts: Nooksack Tribe persecutes its own people (December 17, 2013)

Michelle Roberts accuses the Nooksack Tribe of Washington of committing genocide against her and her extended family.

KUOW: Energy company damages historic Lummi Nation site
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KUOW: Energy company damages historic Lummi Nation site (November 25, 2013)

KUOW reports on the damage caused to a historic Lummi Nation site by an energy company that wants to build a coal export terminal in Washington.

David Wilkins: Disenrollment case devalues tribal sovereignty
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David Wilkins: Disenrollment case devalues tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2013)

David Wilkins comments on the disenrollments within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Opinion: Human rights at stake with Nooksack  disenrollments
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Opinion: Human rights at stake with Nooksack disenrollments (October 9, 2013)

Writer looks at the disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington from a human rights angle.

Opinion: Put   end to disenrollment disputes in Indian Country
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Opinion: Put end to disenrollment disputes in Indian Country (September 30, 2013)

Attorney Jared Miller discusses the disenrollment dispute within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington:

KUOW: Protest against disenrollments within Nooksack  Tribe
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KUOW: Protest against disenrollments within Nooksack Tribe (September 23, 2013)

About a hundred people marched to protest the pending removal of 306 people by the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.

Nooksack  Tribe barred from  mass   disenrollment proceedings
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Nooksack Tribe barred from mass disenrollment proceedings (August 28, 2013)

The Nooksack Tribe of Washington has been barred from moving forward with disenrollment proceedings against nearly 300 people.