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Immediate Release: Nooksack Tribal Council seeks to Illegally Terminate 306 Tribal Members

Immediate Release: Nooksack Tribal Council seeks to Illegally Terminate 306 Tribal Members

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2013 CONTACT: Moreno Peralta, Nooksack Tribal Member PHONE: (206) 619-7056 EMAIL: moreno.peralta125@gmail.com NOOKSACK TRIBAL CHAIRMAN BOB KELLY AND TRIBAL COUNCIL FACTION SEEK TO ILLEGALLY TERMINATE 306 NOOKSACK TRIBAL MEMBERS LEAD BY KELLY, AN ADOPTED NOOKSACK INDIAN, A 6-PERSON MAJORITY SEEKS TO DISENROLL THREE LARGE FAMILIES FROM THE TRIBE DUE TO THEIR FILIPINO BLOODLINES (AND NOT GAMING PER CAPITA) Deming, WA – On Friday, a group of enrolled Nooksack Tribal Members filed suit in Nooksack Tribal Court against a group of Tribal Councilpersons and enrollment department officials led by Tribal Chairman Bob Kelly, to prevent them from taking further illegal action to disenroll 306 Nooksack Tribal Members from the Tribe.  Those 306 enrolled Nooksack members descend from the Rapada, Rabang and Narte-Gladstone Families.   “This is purely and simply a matter of tribal family politics and vengeance.  But it is of the grossest kind.  That is because Bob Kelly and his faction are attempting to eliminate us from the Tribe because we are part Filipino,” said the Families’ spokesperson, Moreno Peralta.  “It is racism and...

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