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Some Native American Tribal Members Face Disenrollment

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Some members of Native American tribes in the Northwest face being kicked out of their tribe. Tribal disenrollment, or “tribal banishment,” as it was once called, has many significant implications — social, cultural and financial. In Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde is holding hearings that could lead to the disenrollment of 79 people. In Washington, hundreds of members of the Nooksack tribe are facing the same possible fate.

We’ll talk with OPB’s David Nogueras in Bend and KUOW’s Liz Jones in Seattle to learn more about how these related stories are developing.

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