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Tribal leaders reportedly discussed the issue of feral horses on the reservation in a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and declared a state of emergency, with a proposed law change to be addressed at a Jan. 24 meeting.

The tribal Colville Business Council had declined a bid Jan. 8 from Utah-based Sun J Ranch to remove over 1,000 horses from the reservation. The growing population of feral horses are said to have adverse effects on the environment, and overgraze the land which affects wildlife and livestock.

But Charlene McCraigie, a tribal member, feels that the tribe isn’t handling the situ...

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