Can Tribes, Counties Get Along?
[imgbelt img=shosoneflag.gif]An Idaho county is trying to move on to the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. We’ve seen this story before.
Of course there is a long history of tense relations between tribes and county (and other local) governments and the current economic situation isn’t going to change that immediately. Some counties will cling to the old script and waste resources. But a growing number of local governments recognize the advantages of working with tribal governments because it serves constituents. It’s time to rewrite the old script and create partnerships that work for every citizen. It will make for a better neighborhood.