Tribal Membership Confirmed

The firm recently secured victory in defending a family of tribal members against a longstanding tribal membership disenrollment action. After taking over the matter, the firm argued that, under the express terms of the Tribe’s own enrollment ordinance, the disenrollment action against the members had been unlawful since its inception. Ultimately, the Tribe agreed and stipulated to dismiss the action with prejudice. (Note: this matter represented an exception to the firm’s general policy of not taking matters adverse to Indian nations, even on behalf of tribal members. This matter was exceptional because of the extremely compelling equities involved. The firm retains a strict policy against representing non-Indian entities or individuals in matters adverse to Indian nation interests.)