By LORI ANN EDMO
BOISE — The University of Idaho College of Law Native American Law Student Association is hosting a Fort Bridger Treaty Seminar Friday, November 2 at 3 p.m. at the Idaho Law & Justice Learning Center in Boise.
Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Gaylen Edmo is helping organize the seminar with Law Professor Dylan Hedden-Nicely since the Fort Bridger Treaty is 150 years old. “I thought it was important to honor our Tribes, Treaty, tribal leaders and something I wanted to have done in part of our aboriginal territory,” he said.
Gaylen said it’s important to reach out to tribal elders so he initially asked his grandmother Maxine Racehorse Edmo but because of health reasons she declined. Former Fort Hall Business Council members Lionel Q. Boyer and Blaine J. Edmo are both on the agenda to serve on a panel discussion about the Treaty. Attorney Mark EchoHawk will discuss the legal evolution of the Treaty while Tribal Fish and Wildlife Director Chad Colter will talk about the authority of the Treaty, along with exercising Treaty rights off the reservation.
It is open to the public.