RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Wyoming say the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have not raised any new issues in a boundary dispute with the state that would merit a U.S. Supreme Court review.
The tribes want the Supreme Court to hear arguments in a dispute over the Wind River Indian Reservation boundaries.
The Ranger reports that state attorneys filed legal arguments on Friday opposing a Supreme Court review.
The dispute centers on whether a 1905 agreement between the tribes and federal government to allow sale of reservation land to non-Indians actually changed the reservation boundaries.
Last year, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the tribes, saying Riverton and other areas north of the Wind River aren't part of the reservation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is asking Washington state's highest court to take another look at a land dispute between a Native American tribe and its neighbors.
The dispute concerns a roughly 40-acre plot of land purchased by the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe in 2013. A land survey convinced the tribe that a barbed wire fence between its land and land owned by Sharline and Ray Lundgren is in the wrong place. The tribe wanted to tear down the fence and build a new one in the right spot. The Lundgrens sued, but the tribe argued it was immune from suit.
The Washington Supreme Court sided with the Lundgrens. The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday the court's reasoning was flawed and asked the court to take another look at the dispute.