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N.I.G.A. Condemns Wind River Termination Bill

Submitted by rebecca on May 20, 2014 – 11:57 amNo Comment

(Riverton) – The National Indian Gaming Association is condemning efforts by the State of Wyoming and its congressional delegation to terminate the disputed 170,000 acres around Riverton as part of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

In a rare unanimous resolution by its 184 member tribes, the Gaming Association passed a resolution condemning congressional action to terminate the land’s so-called reservation status.

In a speech before the resolution vote, Northern Arapaho Business Council Co-Chairman Ronald Oldman urged delegates to push their members of Congress to oppose the termination bill.

The resolution says the history of the United States has long been marked by state efforts extinguish tribal governments, shrink territory, control resources and dominate tribal people.

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