An attorney for several of the more than 130 members facing ouster from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has 10 days to file a proposed order with the community court to notify a judge of how she thinks the case should be resolved.
The Tribal members represented by Paula Fisher, more than 65 of whom have been recently disenrolled, said their ouster is tied to declining revenue in an effort to maintain per capita member payments.
Fisher, who is representing four families in the Tribal Community Court appeal that have either been disenrolled or face disenrollment, and Tribal attorney Sara Van Norman both have until Oct. 28 to file new proposed orders in Tribal Court; after those documents are filed, Judge Patrick Shannon will decide what to do with the cases.
Tuesday’s hearing in Tribal Court comes in the latest round of disenrollment efforts and was held on the heels of notice from the Tribal chief that funds are being shifted from another account to maintain per-capita payments to some 3,500 members. OP: I thought it wasn't about...THE MONEY?