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Dispute over child welfare contract continues

The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the state of Wyoming are still at odds over a child welfare services contract.

The state insisted on language that subjected child welfare disputes to state court. But the tribe wouldn't waive its sovereignty.

As a result, the tribe says it has run out of money to pay its share of the salary for a tribal-state liaison. The tribe says the money is instead going to child welfare services.

The state says it is still funding services on the reservation but through individual contractors.

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Contract dispute at core of tribal liaison pay issue (AP 9/4)

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