Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Band Council Eyes Absent Assignment Holders
SOUTH FORK BAND – The South Fork Band Council is addressing absent assignment holders at the South Fork Indian reservation. Assignments are parcels of land within the reservation that are leased to and utilized by tribal members for homes and to make a living, usually by means of ranching. Currently, there are tribal members who lease assignments and no longer reside on the South Fork reservation. As the Band Council continues to take up this issue, the number of absent assignment holders is unknown.