Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'banishment'

San Manuel Band votes to banish two convicts

Members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California voted to banish two convicts from the reservation. Stacy Cheyenne Nunez-Barajas, 26, and her brother Erik Barajas, 36, pleaded guilty for their roles in a murder-for-hire plot. They were...

Meskwaki Tribe delays exclusion of Sioux man

The Meskwaki Tribe, of Iowa will delay its exclusion of a Sioux man who is married to a tribal member in hopes of resolving the dispute in tribal court. The tribe ordered the removal of James Ironshell, a member of...

Sioux man cites discrimination by Meskwaki Tribe

Inter-tribal marriages are common in Indian Country but one couple's union has turned into a big mess. James Ironshell, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, married Eloise, a member of the Meskwaki Tribe, 13 years ago. Ironshell said...

Meskwaki Tribe seeking to remove non-member

The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa is seeking to remove a non-member from the reservation. The tribe says James Ironshell, who is Sioux, can't stay in a tribally-built home even though he is married to a Meskwaki woman. The couple...

Judge saves Mille Lacs man from banishment

A member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe of Minnesota was saved from banishment by a tribal court judge. Cortney Allen Nadeau, 23, was accused of committing a string of violent incidents, which is grounds for removal from tribal...

Mille Lacs Band banishes four over violence

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota recently banished four tribal members who were accused of committing a series of violent crimes on the reservation. The banishment of the four -- all males in their 20s -- was considered...

Fond du Lac Band debates use of banishment

Members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are debating the use of banishment to combat violence on the reservation. A recent drive-by shooting prompted discussion of the issue. Supporters say tribal members who get involved with...

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