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Office of Administrative Hearings

  • Barbara McEnhill, Senior Hearing Officer
  • Leif Rasmussen, Hearing Officer
  • Angela Chritz , Court Recorder
  • Anna Lutes , 989-775-5740
  • 989-775-5740
  • 989-775-5743
  • 989-775-5742 (fax)

Who we are:
Tribal Council established the Office of Administrative Hearings in order to provide a fair administrative process for enrollment matters. The administrative process allows applicants or members to have a hearing before the Hearings Officer similar to the hearings which take place in tribal court and other administrative tribunals in the State of Michigan.

Who is subject to the administrative process:
The individuals who are subject to the administrative process are:
- Individuals who are seeking membership in the Tribe but the Enrollment Department or Tribal Certifier has determined that their applications lack sufficient support to become certified as members of the Tribe, or
- Current members for whom the Enrollment Department has determined there is a reasonable basis to reopen their membership file and review the evidence which supported their application at the time they were admitted to the Tribe.