Judge Dodge Protected by Judicial Immunity in Federal Nooksack Case, For Now

Download(PDF): Doc. 63 – Order Granting Defendant Dodge’s Motion to Dismiss

Link: Posted Documents and Materials, previous Nooksack posts

UPDATE (1217 EDT):

Briefs filed before order to dismiss:

Brief filed today:

Nooksack Tribe Sues Interior for Refusing to Recognize Tribal Council, Fund Contracts

Download(PDF): Complaint for Injunction, Writ of Mandamus, Declaratory Judgment, and Other Relief

Nooksack State Superior Court Litigation Update

Whatcom County has dismissed Rabang’s trespass suit for lack of jurisdiction. Plaintiff filed new suit based on intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.


Nooksack Update: Interior Threatens Reassumption; State Court Asserts PL 280 Jurisdiction


Link: Previous posts

Nooksack Begins Disenrollee Evictions

Downloads (PDF):

Links: Rejected motion, ComplaintNooksack posts

Turtle Talk Poll Results — Nooksack Disenrollments

Few Turtle Talk readers support disenrolling the so-called Nooksack 306. The vast majority of TT readers think Nooksack should hold elections before disenrollments. There is a wide variety of opinions on which forum should resolve the disputes.


Question: Should the Nooksack 306 Be Disenrolled?



12 4.44%


202 74.81%

Don’t Know

56 20.74%

Question: Should the Nooksack Tribe Hold Elections Before Proceeding with Disenrollments?



212 85.48%


25 10.08%

Don’t Know

11 4.44%

Question: Which forum is the best place to resolve litigation arising from this dispute?


Nooksack tribal council (incl. Nooksack Supreme Court)

14 5.45%

Nooksack tribal judiciary

89 34.63%

Bureau of Indian Affairs

51 19.84%

Federal or state courts

80 31.13%

International forums

7 2.72%


16 6.23%

Nooksack Update

Kelly v. Kelly (Nooksack Tr. Ct.):

Kelly v. Kelly Rejected Second Amended Complaint

Belmont v. Kelly (Nooksack Ct. App.):

Rejected Declarations Re Nooksack Member Voting Rights

Nooksack Indian Tribe v. NICS (Nooksack Tr. Ct.):

Response to Order to Show Cause

Declaration of of Daniel Kamkoff in Response to Order to Show Cause

Administrative Disenrollment Matter (Nooksack Tr. Council):

Omnibus Written Response of Nooksack Tribal Members Proposed for Disenrollment


Nooksack Appellate Update: Indian Law Professors Amicus Brief, CoA Reverse Disbarment

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court REJECTED Second Motion for Show Cause Order re Partial Summary Judgment Contempt or Mandamus

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Motion and Amici Brief of Law Professors in Support of Petitioners


Amici do have grave concerns regarding patent violations of ICRA, harm to the integrity of all tribal courts, and, most importantly, the strategic deprivation of counsel and barred access to justice for Nooksack tribal citizens.  Dr. Martin Luther King’s warning that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” haunts this matter.  The Nooksack Tribal Court Clerk and those directing him are directly harming the rights of Indians everywhere to access justice and enjoy the rights guaranteed them by Nooksack and federal law.

Link to previous posts here.

UPDATE: Nooksack Court of Appeals reverses disbarment for Galanda Broadman PLLC attorneys.  Download (PDF): In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Order on Plaintiffs’ Second Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Very Latest Rejected Nooksack Filings


Galanda v Bernard REJECTED Gabriel S Galanda’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Galanda v Bernard REJECTED Declaration of Gabriel S Galanda in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Belmont v Kelly REJECTED Pro Se Formal Indications Re June 28 2016 Order

Nooksack 306: Clerk Rejects Petition, CoA Denies Motion

Download PDF: Belmont v. Kelly Order Denying Motion to Expand JurisdictionGladstone v. Kelly REJECTED Petition for Writ of Mandamus

Link to previous posts here.