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Disenrollments could put Nooksack tribal sovereignty in jeopardy

The sovereignty of the Nooksack tribe is in jeopardy.This comes after the tribe kicked out about 15 percent of its members — members the tribe says don’t belong.


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article Federal government to take over health care from Nooksack Tribe
(Washington) -- Nearly 300 people who have been kicked out of the Nooksack Indian Tribe will once again get health care when the federal government steps in at the end...


article Disenrollments Place Washington Native American Tribe's Sovereignty In Jeopardy
(Washington) -- The sovereignty of a Native American tribe in Washington state is in jeopardy. This comes after the tribe disenrolled about 15 percent of its members...


article Disenrollments could put Nooksack tribal sovereignty in jeopardy
(Washington) -- The sovereignty of the Nooksack tribe is in jeopardy.This comes after the tribe kicked out about 15 percent of its members — members the tribe says...


article Nooksack Tribe sues feds over withholding of $13.7 million
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribe of northwestern Washington state is suing the federal government, saying it's wrongfully withholding nearly $14 million in a flap...


article Tribe says it has booted 289 people off its rolls
(Washington) -- After a yearslong fight that included a host of ­unusual legal maneuvers, the Nooksack Indian Tribe in Northwestern Washington said Wednesday it...


article Bureau of Indian Affairs rebuffs Nooksack Tribe on disenrollment
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to take a strong stance against the Nooksack Tribe of Washington amid an ongoing disenrollment dispute.


article Nooksack Tribe’s actions not recognized by feds in ‘exceedingly rare’ case
(Washington) -- In an “exceedingly rare” situation, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs will not recognize any actions taken by the Nooksack Indian Tribe...


article Bureau of Indian Affairs questions Nooksack Tribe's government
(Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs is taking an unusually "rare" step when it comes to a crisis within the Nooksack Tribe of Washington.
article Feds to Nooksack Chairman: La-La-La-La! We Can't Hear You!
(Washington D.C.) -- In a letter dated October 17, the Department of the Interior notified Nooksack Tribal Chairman Bob Kelly it does not recognize any of the Nooksack...


article Nooksack Indian Tribe creates Supreme Court, gets restraining order against appeals court
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribal Council created a Nooksack Tribal Supreme Court on Thursday, Oct. 6, according to court filings, and it appears Chairman Bob Kelly is...


article Nooksack Appeals Court Says Clerk Must Accept Firm's Suit
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals has ordered a lower tribal court clerk to accept all pleadings from a law firm seeking to challenge its disbarment...


article Whatcom County’s top 10 business stories of 2015
(Washington) -- It’s time to take a break from the Retail Tipsheet to reflect on the biggest business stories impacting the Whatcom County economy in 2015.


article Employees struggle for answers while Nooksack casino goes to court
(Washington) -- Whether or not money made in the future from the building currently housing the Nooksack River Casino belongs to a company attempting to collect millions...


article Nooksack Casino closes suddenly
(Washington) -- The Nooksack tribe has decided to shut down their casino near Deming, effective immediately. The casino was closed suddenly and permanently on December...


article Nooksack River Casino shuts down after financial problems
(Washington) -- While still advertising a New Year’s Eve buffet on its website, the Nooksack River Casino abruptly closed Thursday night. “We just got word...


article Disenrollment Is Bad For The Bottom Line: Redux
(Washington) -- Tribal governments that disenroll members do it for the money. Or at least it appears that way in many cases. Tribal councils who engage in disenrollment...
article Nooksack Tribe shuts down one casino amid financial concerns
(Washington) -- The Nooksack Tribe of Washington shut down one of its gaming facilities last Thursday, putting more than 100 people out of work. The Nooksack River...

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