The Northwood Casino, 9750 Northwood Road, north of Lynden, is the tribe’s last remaining casino.
The Department of the Interior and Bureau of Indian Affairs have said they won’t accept actions taken by the tribe after March 24, 2016, because no election was held to replace four expiring council seats, meaning decisions were made without a quorum and therefore weren’t legitimate – and that included the decision to push members out of the tribe.
Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Indian Affairs for millions in state and federal funds they claim were being withheld over the council’s actions, and that the council said was needed for medical services, salmon restoration, affordable homes and other needs for tribal members.
Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals orders attorneys for the families facing disenrollment reinstated and allowed to practice in Nooksack Tribal Court until a review of the tribe’s actions.
Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals rules the tribe’s chief of police would be in contempt of court and could face up to $1,000 per day fines if he refuses to jail the court clerk until she resolved her contempt.