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Exclusions Questions and Answers

  • If I have been excluded, then it is because I have been convicted of possession with the intent to manufacture, cultivate or deliver and the Board of Directors passed a resolution to exclude me.
  • Instructions for Motioning the Court for a Deferral
    I should stay off the reservation. If I'm seen on the reservation, the Tulalip Police Department will arrest me and charge me with trespass.
    If I want to be allowed back on the reservation, I need to fill out a motion to the court requesting a deferral of my exclusion and request a hearing. I then need to have someone else serve the Tulalip Tribes Legal Department with the motion, the summons and the notice of hearing. Then, at the court hearing, I must explain why I should be allowed back on the reservation and what steps I have taken to change my situation (i.e. beginning treatment, any UA's taken, resolution of court cases, and anything else that would show the Court why I should be allowed back on the reservation).
  • If I am on the deferred exclusion program I must maintain compliance with all of my court ordered services: UA's, Chemical Dependency Treatment, Mental Health Treatment, Medical and Dental, and any other services ordered by the court. I will also have to check in with the Court occasionally to talk about how I'm doing.
  • My deferral can be revoked because I commit a new criminal offense (tribal or state crime), miss my court ordered UA's, have a dirty UA, or fall out of compliance with any court ordered services.
  • The first time my deferral is revoked, I have to wait 12 months from the date the deferral was revoked and exclusion reinstated before I can ask for another deferral. If I get another deferral and it is revoked for a second time, I have to wait 24 months from the date the second deferral was revoked and exclusion reinstated. If I get a third deferral and it is also revoked, I have to wait 36 months from the date the third deferral was revoked and exclusion was reinstated. If I get a fourth deferral and that deferral is revoked, I have to get permission from the Board of Directors to request a fourth deferral from the Court.