RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Shoshone Business Council has filed a lawsuit over federal funds possibly being restored to the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
The Riverton Ranger reports (http://bit.ly/2pDig3A) that at the same time, the Shoshone filed a motion this seeking to join the Northern Arapaho's separate lawsuit against the federal government as a plaintiff. The Shoshone contend that that their interests are likely to be affected by any settlement in the Northern Arapaho lawsuit.
The two tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation have been feuding over administration of the reservation since the Northern Arapaho pulled out of the Joint Business Council in 2014.
Both tribes have separately applied for self-determination funds to unilaterally continue programs that had been administered through the Joint Business County.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The president of the Navajo Nation says he hopes the case against a man accused of gunning down a tribal police officer doesn't languish in the federal court system.
Navajo President Russell Begaye urged the court to move forward and bring closure in a statement issued Friday, a day after Kirby Cleveland was indicted on murder and other charges stemming from the March 11 shooting of Officer Houston James Largo.
Cleveland has yet to enter a plea and remains in custody pending trial. His arraignment is scheduled for April 20 at the federal courthouse in Albuquerque.
Officials say U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will decide whether to seek life or death if Cleveland is convicted of the most serious charges.
Begaye says the officer's family and the Navajo Nation are still mourning.