FROM THE ARCHIVE

Goshute meeting said to be 'usual shouting match'

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2003

The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah held its semi-annual meeting last Saturday with one dissident characterizing it as "the usual shouting match."

The tribe's leaders are being accused of corruption by dissidents, all of whom have filed lawsuits challenging the leaders. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizes Leon Bear as chairman but Sammy Blackbear claims he is the rightful leader.

Blackbear and other dissidents oppose a tribal decision to host a nuclear waste dump on the reservation.

Get the Story:
Goshutes Still in Political Disarray (The Salt Lake Tribune 4/30)

Relevant Links:
The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe - http://www.skullvalleygoshutes.org
Private Fuel Storage - http://www.privatefuelstorage.com
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - http://www.nrc.gov
No High Level Waste, Utah Department of Environmental Quality - http://www.eq.state.ut.us/no_high_level_waste

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