Riverton, WY (KGWN) Representatives of Wyoming tribes and a national group dedicated to ending tribal sovereignty held a lively but civil debate over a boundary dispute involving the state, a federal agency and the tribes.
The Citizens Equal Rights Alliance is holding a conference in Riverton this weekend despite objections from some tribal members who question the group's intentions.
The group came to Riverton because of a dispute over a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision saying that lands around Riverton are legally Indian Country. The state of Wyoming is challenging the EPA's decision.
During a meeting Friday with various government officials and the media, the Casper Star-Tribune reports that members of CERA encouraged local leaders to stand up to the EPA and urged them to fight for the state's constitutional rights.
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