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Wind River tribes 'own Riverton'

Mar 17, 2014 - Steve Willow, Ethete


The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes and nations own Riverton. The EPA ruling is backed by the Department of the Interior and Department of Justice. So why would the state file an appeal?

This one needs to go to the justices in Washington, D.C., and overpass the Wyoming Supreme Court and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Why? Because this issue has been to both courts and both courts ruled in favor of the State of Wyoming, Fremont County and the City of Riverton.

So what the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes and nations need to do is stress this to their lawyers and send this one to the justices in Washington, D.C.

We should not be paying sales tax in Riverton or their law enforcement should not be putting us in their court systems, i.e., Native Americans and all other issues that state Riverton is on and in the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Until court ruling Riverton remains on and in the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Therefore it is Indian Country.

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