Galanda Broadman, PLLC
63 Nooksack tribal members comprising 22 HUD households are presently facing eviction by Nooksack politicians despite the Bureau of Indian Affairs and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both requesting a pause to those proceedings.
Interior Department Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Bryan Newland has commenced a BIA investigation of the matter, citing the families' deprivation of the right to counsel, but the federal government's efforts have not deterred Nooksack politicians from proceeding with police-aided evictions despite the pandemic, holidays, and even local flooding in Whatcom County.
"This is illegal, immoral, and unconscionable, and decidedly not self-determination," said the families' lawyer Gabe Galanda. "The Trustee must act."