My Name is Rick Cuevas Since 2007 I Blog on Tribal Disenrollment, the Stripping of Tribal Citizenship
Disenrollment Destroys Kinship
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
New NOOKSACK "Election" Brings ACCUSATIONS of UNSEEMLY ACTIONS
The Nooksack tribal election was just announced and there’s already accusations of impropriety.
Chairman Bob Kelly appointed the sister of a council member running for reelection to oversee the vote. WHAT COULD GO WRONG? We can TRUST THEM, right?
The Seattle Times reports that councilmember is a Kelly ally. It's like putting Chelsea Clinton in charge of a recount for Hillary right?
Kelly says in a small tribe, it’s almost impossible to find someone not related to at least one of the candidates. Why not find one related to the NOOKSACK 306? Or ONE FROM EACH.
Some disenrolled members of the Nooksack 306 worry the election will be rigged. As, most everything has been RIGGED AGAINST them, including the tribe FIRING JUDGES who didn't rule the way the tribe expected.
The federal government could send an election observer if requested.
By agreeing to the vote, the tribe gets its federal funding back and can reopen its Northwood Casino.
The Washington-based tribe had been denied access to an estimated $14 million in federal funds amid a long-running dispute over election and enrollment matters.
The faction can't represent the "Nooksack Indian Tribe," Judge John C. Coughenor concluded, because it is not recognized by the Department of the Interior. Although the agency's stance took shape during the final year of the Obama era, the new administration has dug in with a remarkably harsh view of the "unelected, unrecognized, and illegitimate" group.