Category Archives: tribal election

Transcripts of “Who Belongs? From Tribal Kinship to Native Nation Citizenship to Disenrollment”

Here: Who Belongs Conference Day 1 AM Who Belongs Conference Day 1 PM Who Belongs Conference Day 2

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Judge Dodge Protected by Judicial Immunity in Federal Nooksack Case, For Now

Download(PDF): Doc. 63 – Order Granting Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss Link: Posted Documents and Materials, previous Nooksack posts UPDATE (1217 EDT): Briefs filed before order to dismiss: Doc. 30 – Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum in Support … Continue reading

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Nooksack State Court Proceedings Stayed Pending Federal Litigation

Here are the materials in Rabang v. Gilliland (Wash. Super. — Whatcom County): 3-9-17 Defendant Chief Judge Raymond G Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss 3-24-17 Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to CR12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6) OCR 3-31-17 Reponse to Defendant Raymond Dodge’s … Continue reading

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Nooksack Disenrollees’ RICO Action against Nooksack Holdover Council (in their individual capacities) to Proceed

Here are the materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): ORDER MOTION OF DEFENDANTS KELLY, GEORGE, SMITH, SOLOMON, JOHNSON, CANETE, GEORGE, ROMERO, EDWARDS, AND ARMSTRONG TO DISMISS PURSUANT TO F. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(1) AND F. R. CIV. P. 12(B)(6) … Continue reading

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Update in Nooksack Tribe v. Zinke

Here are new materials in the case now captioned Nooksack Indian Tribe v. Zinke (W.D. Wash.): 14 – Motion of 271 Nooksack Tribal Members to Intervene 19 – Nooksack Tribe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction 22 Nooksack Opposition to Intervention 24 … Continue reading

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Massive NYTs Magazine Article on Nooksack Disenrollments

Here is “Who Decides Who Counts as Native American? Four years ago, the Nooksack in Washington State announced that they were expelling hundreds of members, setting off a bitter debate over tribal identity.”

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Nooksack Update: Interior Threatens Reassumption; State Court Asserts PL 280 Jurisdiction

Downloads(PDF): 12-9-16 Letter from HUD Director to Robert Kelly, Jr. 12-13-16 Letter from Director Mary Smith to Robert Kelly, Jr 12-21-16 State Superior Court Order Granting Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 12-22-16 Tribal Court Order Following Show Cause Hearing 12-23-16 … Continue reading

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Federal Court Rejects ICRA Habeas Effort to Avoid Paying Tribal Court Costs (after a failed election dispute)

Here are the materials in Scudero v. Moran (D. Alaska): 17-motion-to-dismiss 18-response 23-reply 24-second-response 27-second-reply 29-order

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Nooksack Begins Disenrollee Evictions

Downloads (PDF): Order Allowing Entry, Order of Eviction and Writ of Restitution Rejected Answer to Complaint for Unlawful Detainer (pro se answer also rejected) Rejected Notice of Appearance Complaint for Unlawful Detainer Links: Rejected motion, Complaint, Nooksack posts

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Nooksack Update — Disenrollment Reconsideration; Kelly Letter to BIA; Whatcom County Materials

Here are the reconsideration materials: Omnibus Written Disenrollment Reconsideration Request Nooksack Disenrollee TANF Denial Letter Nooksack Disenrollee Declaration re TANF Denial Nooksack Disenrollee Declaration re Medical Presciption Denial Nooksack Disenrollee Declaration re Elder Health Care Denial Nooksack Disenrollee Declaration re … Continue reading

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