We've put a letter that can be used to BOYCOTT NOOKSACK'S tribal businesses, but can easily be altered for the abusing tribe of your choice, Pala, Pechanga, Chukchansi.
WHY send them a letter? Because if you don't tell them WHY you won't go anymore, they will just think ...BUSINESS is down. Let them know..there IS a reason..it's YOU and your friends are going anymore.
Nooksack Indian Tribe
PO BOX 157
Deming, WA 98244
Fax: (360) 592-2125
Dear Nooksack Indian Tribe,
I am appalled at the stories I’ve been reading about in the Bellingham Herald and the Seattle Times in regards to the disenrollment of 306 Nooksack Tribal Members and the closure of the Nooksack River Casino that gave little regard to the employees that were a part of this community.
As a concerned citizen, I will not support a tribal nation that profits from the abuse of its people. After learning more about tribal disenrollment, paper genocide and the apartheid practiced on your reservation, I can’t in good conscience continue to spend my dollars at Northwood Casino in Lynden or at your market store in Deming.
Your tribe’s violations of human and civil rights are detestable and reminiscent of the actions of South Africa. I’ve been trying to fathom how a tribe could withhold school supplies, clothing, and Christmas distributions from the children, and top it off suspend luncheons, outings, and septic assistance to the elders and close a business with no notice to the employees and lack of assistance provided to them. This is unconscionable.
While I can support sovereignty, I can’t believe sovereignty was designed to help protect a nation of abusers. I will also be writing to Senator Maria Cantwell asking that they look into enforcing the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 for these violations.
Until you end this travesty and drop this modern-day holocaust, I will be taking my business to the Silver Reef Casino. I refuse to support your actions and will actively work to get more of my friends and family to do the same as well.
The ancestors are watching. Restore honor and dignity to your tribe!