Our friends, the disenrolled from the Saginaw Chippewa in Michigan want a federal judge in DC to keep their lawsuit alive against the Department of Interior which has failed to respond to their attorney's demands. DOI has made it clear they won't act.
RYAN ZINKE urged the court to dismiss the suit saying the disenrolled Saginaw Chippewas couldn't bring legal action against the dept's Bureau of Indian Affairs without exhausting all their administrative options. OP: Since when is shuffling papers, delay tactics of the BIA and administrative option. Answer, since..forever.
These actions go back to the Obama administration and it would seem futile to keep asking the department to act.
READ MORE HERE and these links
DIsenrolled Saginaw Chippewa Seek Federal Recognition
Saginaw Chippewa: Full Steam Ahead on Disenrollments
Saginaw Chippewa Disenrollment: NO ONE IS SAFE, EVER