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Can state and tribes share jurisdiction in Riverton?

A town of 26,000 in central Michigan discovered that the neighboring Indians’ federal lawsuit against the state could make the town and surrounding townships part of the Isabella Indian Reservation. The city of Mt. Pleasant, home to Central Michigan University and the seat of Isabella County, perceived a threat to its right to control law enforcement, taxation and zoning ordinances. The city and county immediately sided with the state and declared their willingness to go to court against the Saginaw Chippewa tribe.

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