Utah supports Shoshone Tribe hunting rights in the 9th Circuit.


By Bonnie Eslinger (July 1, 2022, 6:53 p.m. EDT) — The State of Utah has supported the Shoshone Nation’s Northwestern Band in its request for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a decision by a federal judge in Idaho denying her hunting rights, which the tribe says are guaranteed by an 1868 treaty.

In their June 28 amicus brief supporting the tribe’s appeal, the Utah attorneys note that the Northwest Band is a federally recognized Native American tribe with tribal offices in Utah.

“Utah has a substantial interest in ensuring that tribal members living in Utah receive the benefits to which they are entitled under federal law and that…

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