Sep 20, 2013 - BREAKING: Nooksack 306 and Idle No More to Protest Law Firm Representing Chairman Bob Kelly
Members of the Nooksack 306, tribal members targeted for disenrollment, and Idle No More plan a march and rally today in Seattle at the law firm Morisset, Schlosser, & Jozwiak who are representing Nooksack Chairman Bob Kelly, who is pushing for the disenrollment.
306 members of the Nooksack tribe are currently facing loss of tribal membership which would include the loss of their housing, medical and fishing rights that go with it. Last March they received a letter telling them they were being disenrolled from the tribe. With the help of their lawyer, Gabe Galanda, the Nooksack 306 have been actively fighting the disenrollment since receiving the letter.
Read more on the Nooksack 306 at https://lastrealindians.com/immediate-release-nooksack-tribal-council-seeks-to-illegally-terminate-306-tribal-members/
For Immediate Release
SEATTLE, WA – There will be a march from Occidental Park, S. Main Street & Occidental Ave S. to the Norton Building, 801 Second Ave on Friday September 20, 2013. The march will start at 11:45 am; the rally will be from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.
The Idle No More Washington chapter has organized a city-permitted march and rally in downtown Seattle to support “The Nooksack 306.” Hundreds of Natives have RSVPd on a Facebook event page (www.facebook.com/events/162159223981299/ ) and are expected to march from Occidental park to the Norton Building, where the rally will begin at noon. The law firm Morisset, Schlosser, & Jozwiak are located in the Norton Building, the attorneys are representing the Nooksack Tribal Chairman Bob Kelly. Kelly and his supporters are the main ones leading this effort of dis-enrollment of the 306 Nooksack tribal members.
“We are thrilled by the outpouring of support we have received from throughout Indian Country,” said the 306’s spokesperson, Moreno Peralta. “Disenrollment is simply not the Indian way.”
“We will not stand idly by and allow the Kelly Faction and their army of lawyers to terminate us.”
The march and rally will be available live stream @ for http://www.ustream.tv/channel/inm-seattle