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Sho-Bans raise 56 objections to Nez Perce water deal

The Shoshone-Bannock Nation has raised 56 objections to the Nez Perce Tribe's $193 million water settlement with the state of Idaho and the federal government.

The objections center on the effect on off-reservation water rights claimed by the Sho-Bans. The deal gives the Nez Perce control over Sho-Ban territory, a lawyer for the tribe said.

The Sho-Bans say they will sue Interior Secretary Gale Norton, Gov. Dirk Kempthorne (R) and Nez Perce Chairman Anthony Johnson if the issues aren't resolved.

Get the Story:
Sho-Ban wary of pact: Tribe has 56 objections to water deal (The Idaho State Journal 4/5)

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