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Nooksack members facing dis-enrollment after judge’s decision

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Nooksack members facing dis-enrollment after judge’s decision

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

DEMING, Wash. – Some three hundred members of the Nooksack Tribe may soon be non-members.

A tribal judge decided earlier this week to allow the process of dis-enrolling 306 members to move forward.

Moreno Peralta is one of those members about to be kicked out.

He says tribal officials are discriminating against them.

Those dis-enrolled will have the right to reapply and have a hearing before a tribal judge.

Peralta fears a vote to remove a tribal constitutional amendment next month will make it impossible for himself and other dis-enrolled members to reapply.