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Help Prevent the Eviction of the "Nooksack 63"

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63 Indigenous persons living on Nooksack tribal lands in northern Washington State are facing eviction from their low-income HUD homes. 

As reported by Indian Country Today, the "timing of the evictions comes amid 'historic circumstances' – during the Christmas and New Year's holidays, amid a surging COVID-19 pandemic, just months after historic flooding and days after record-breaking winter weather."  

As part of a political power grab, Nooksack politicians claim the "Nooksack 63" are "non-Indians" who do not belong in the tribe, where they have lived as citizens for decades.

The Nooksack 63 are homebuyers or homeowners under federal HUD programs. But their low income housing units and the equity they have paid into their homes are being taken by those politicians without due process of law or any right to a lawyer and without just compensation, as required by federal Indian civil rights and housing laws.

The families include:

  • 23 year homeowner: Olive Oshiro, age 85 (pictured) and her daughter Elizabeth, 57, son-in-law, granddaughter Olivia, 28
  • 15 year homeowner: Michael Rabang, age 79, a recent widower (pictured)
  • 15 year homeowner: Norma Aldredge, age 74 (pictured) and her husband Eugene, 84
  • 14 year homebuyer: Michelle Roberts, age 56 (pictured) and her wheelchair-bound husband Rupert, 57, and son Raddinanc, 26
  • 13 year homebuyer: Francisco Rabang, age 80 and his wife Wilma Rabang, 70 (pictured)
  • 12 year homebuyer: Alex Mills, age 30 and his spouse Caril, 30, and sons Noe, 12, Jayden, 11, Maximo, 4, Kai, 2
  • 11 year homebuyer: Saturnino Javier, age 49, and his son Saturnino Jr., 26, daughter Alycia, 14, and son Louis, 4
All proceeds will go towards defending the Nooksack 63 from eviction and otherwise making sure they do not become homeless.
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Toni Jones
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Deming, WA

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