Tag Archives: Nooksack Indian Tribe

Nooksack Casino Closes after NIGC Issues NOV

Here is the NOV. NIGC presser here. News coverage here and here.

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Nooksack State Court Update: State Superior Court Stays Discovery, Enjoins Tribal Eviction

Here are updated pleadings in Rabang v. Gilliand (Whatcom County Superior Court): 5-25-17 Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge’s Motion to Stay Discovery 5-26-17 Defendants’ Motion for Stay of Proceedings 6-2-17 Plaintiffs’ Joint Response to Defendants’ Motions for Stay 6-7-17 Defendant … Continue reading

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Federal Nooksack Update: USDC (RICO), IBIA, IHS, EPA

Here are additional materials in Rabang v. Kelly (W.D. Wash.): 66 – Defendant Chief Judge Raymond Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment and Memorandum in Support Thereof 71 – Plaintiffs’ Response to Defendant Dodge’s Motion for Summary Judgment 80 – Defendant … Continue reading

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Nooksack Kelly Faction Files Notice of Appeal in Rabang v. Kelly; IHS Reassumes Services “Effective Immediately”

Here is the notice of appeal: Notice of Appeal And the IHS letter: May 16 Letter from IHS to Robert Kelly Jr

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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 Crisis Update: IHS Reassumes Health Care Duties; NAICJA Acts against Tribal Judge; HUS Stops Evictions of Disenrollees

Here is “Federal government to take over health care from Nooksack Tribe.” And: 03-27-17 IHS Reasssumption Letter to Robert Kellly Jr NAICJA has requested that the Nooksack judge relinquish his membership from that organization: 03-27-17 NAICJA Letter to Raymond Dodge HUD … Continue reading

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Nooksack Tribe Sues Interior for Refusing to Recognize Tribal Council, Fund Contracts

Download(PDF): Complaint for Injunction, Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment, and Other Relief

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Nooksack State Superior Court Litigation Update

Whatcom County has dismissed Rabang’s trespass suit for lack of jurisdiction. Plaintiff filed new suit based on intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Downloads(PDF): Preliminary Injunction Hearing Transcript Order of Dismissal Complaint for Intentional and Negligent Infliction of Emotional … 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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