Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Assignment Holder Adds Wrinkle Into Issuance

     SOUTH FORK BAND - When the South Fork Band Council issued the land assignments of Floyd Bill and Chester Knight, did the divorce of the new land assignment holder factor in the issuance.
     At the August 20 court hearing, Judge Bill Kockenmeister granted Harley Reynolds and Tanya Reynolds their request to be divorced.
     The Te-Moak Tribe Constitution sets out partial rules when issuing an assigment. "First preference shall be given to families which have no land for a home. Second preference shall be given to families which have a home but do not have sufficient agricultural land to sustain an economic livelihood for the family."
     The South Fork Standard Land Assignment also sets rules.  "Any member of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians, at the age of twenty-one (21) or older, head of household or who, regardless of age, is married, desiring to establish a home of his (her) own shall be eligible to apply for a Standard Land Assignment."
     Previous posts can be found here, here, and here.

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