People of Nooksack
For your information, the Nooksack Tribe currently has NO COUNCIL! They need a quorum of 5. There was no election held on March 19th, 2016..
Therefore their positions are NULL and VOID Lona Johnson's term is up Katherine Canete's position is up! Abby Smith's position is up! And Rick George--vice chairman's position is up.
They cannot extend their positions according to the Constitution..They do not have the Constitutional power to extend their Rule.. They cannot Rule by Marshall Law! Please Share!
KGMI is reporting:
The federal government may have to take over the Nooksack tribe.
The tribe kicked out nearly 300 people, but did it without a duly elected tribal council, so the feds don’t recognize the dis-enrollments.
David Wilkins, a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota tracks tribal dis-enrollments.
“This may well be the strongest case where the federal government has finally stepped in, to finally stand up for the rights of those individuals facing dis-enrollment,” says Wilkins.
KUOW reports the federal government sent letters to the tribe, saying if the council doesn’t hold a fair election, it could come in and take control of tribal services.
Wilkins says a wave of dis-enrollments followed the rise of tribal casinos in the 1990s.