Lawrence Roberts, left, the principal deputy assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, sent a letter to Nooksack Indian Tribe Chairman Bob Kelly Jr. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, informing Kelly the Bureau of Indian Affairs would not recognize the tribe’s actions after late March 2016 until elections are held to fill four tribal council positions.
Lawrence Roberts, left, the principal deputy assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, sent a letter to Nooksack Indian Tribe Chairman Bob Kelly Jr. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, informing Kelly the Bureau of Indian Affairs would not recognize the tribe’s actions after late March 2016 until elections are held to fill four tribal council positions. Bureau of Indian Affairs Flickr page Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
Lawrence Roberts, left, the principal deputy assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, sent a letter to Nooksack Indian Tribe Chairman Bob Kelly Jr. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, informing Kelly the Bureau of Indian Affairs would not recognize the tribe’s actions after late March 2016 until elections are held to fill four tribal council positions. Bureau of Indian Affairs Flickr page Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Nooksack Tribe’s actions not recognized by feds in ‘exceedingly rare’ case

October 19, 2016 05:00 AM

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