from the Article:
But in the end it was all useless.According to records of the proceedings, the enrollment committee didn't accept the evidence.
"They referenced my study but ignored the historical record entirely," Johnson said. "Then they contrived several reasons to justify the disenrollment."They even accepted a letter from prison by former tribal chairman Vince Belasco Ibanez, who was doing time for child molestation. Ibanez told the committee the Madariagas came from the San Gabriel Mission and Paulina Hunter wasn't an Indian at all. He congratulated them for "beating these impostors and all the others too."