Wash. Superior Court Refuses to Recognize Nooksack Holdover Council or Tribal Court Decisions

Here is yesterday’s order in In re Gabriel S. Galanda:

In Re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court – Whatcom County Superior Court Order Denying Nooksack Police Chief’s Motion to Vacate

Nooksack Update — “Tribe” Response to NICS and State Court Matters

Here are new pleadings and orders:

Nooksack Indian Tribe v NICS Order on Preliminary Injunction

Whatcom County Superior Court Nooksack Indian Tribe’s Reply In Support of Motion to Vacate Order Domesticating Foreign Judgment and Quash or Bar Execution and Enforcement Efforts

Nooksack Tribe Moves to Vacate State Court Order Enforcing Contempt Order against Tribal Police Chief

Here are the new materials in In re Galanda v. Nooksack Tribal Court (Wash. Super. Ct. — Whatcom County):




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 Update (Post BIA Letter Developments)

Here is a pleading before the Nooksack Court of Appeals (NICS) in Belmont v. Kelly:


And here is an order from the Nooksack Supreme Court (holdover council) in In re Orders Entered by Nooksack Tribal Court of Appeals:



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

Nooksack Court of Appeals Holds Tribal Police Chief in Contempt

Here is the order:

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Second Order on Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

Galanda Urges Nooksack Court of Appeals to Fine Police Chief, Order Chief Judge

New materials in Galanda v. Nooksack Tribal Court (as of Aug. 3):

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Response re Order on Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

In re Gabriel Galanda v Nooksack Tribal Court Declaration of Gabriel S Galanda in Support of Response re Order on Motion to Enforce Contempt Order

Recently, the former tribal attorney on the case is now its Chief Judge (Exhibit C in Declaration) and the Police Chief missed yesterday’s show cause deadline.

Link to court order to show cause by Aug. 3 here.

Link to Bellingham Herald coverage from July 29 here.