Laramie, Wy – A representative of the Northern Arapahoe Tribe says Governor Freudenthal is threatening their sovereignty.
The tension between the tribe and the governor is caused by a breakdown in negotiations over a contract. The governor is advocating that disputes be resolved in a state court. But, a tribal consultant says that would infringe on the sovereignty of the Northern Arapahoe tribe. Freudenthal counters that by saying the other tribe on the reservation did agree to this deal with the state.
Both sides say a resolution is not possible right now.