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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Tribes Disrespected by Federal and State Officials in Grizzly Fight

Tribes Disrespected by Federal and State Officials in Grizzly Fight

“They literally pulled the plug on me and escorted me out,” recounts Walks Along, who described feeling threatened during the incident." James Walks Along

By Sara Atiqtalik
Censored News

CODY, WY.  05-08-2015 -- James Walks Along was forced to abandon an address to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee (YES) of the joint federal and state Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) by Brian Nesvik, IGBC Chair and Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) Wildlife Division Chief, at the committee’s meeting in Cody, Wyoming on April 30, 2015.

“This has never happened before,” said James Walks Along, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Northern Cheyenne Nation. “I was shocked by the disrespect I was shown.”