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Ninth Circuit Affirms Denial of Relief in Pala Band Disenrollment Appeal

Here is the opinion in Aguayo v. Jewell.

An excerpt:

This appeal analyzes whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it concluded that, according to tribal law, it had no authority to intervene in a tribal membership dispute, in which more than 150 people were disenrolled from the Pala Band of Mission Indians (Pala Band or Band).

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

California Court of Appeals Holds ICWA Doesn't Apply Where Pala Band Member Child is Disenrolled During Adoption Proceedings

Here is the unpublished opinion in In re K.P.:

In re K.P.

An excerpt:

Michelle T., a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, contends that the juvenile court violated the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), title 25 United States Code section 1901 et seq.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher