By Lou Marzeles

Court rules Glenwood is under Yakama jurisdiction


September 4, 2019

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RESIDENTS OF THE RESERVATION: People living in the Glenwood valley are now under the jurisdiction of the Yakama Nation, according to a court decision last Wednesday.

A battle over jurisdiction rights in Klickitat County's Tract D-which includes the town of Glenwood-appears to be over.

Last Wednesday the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington issued an order in Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation v. Klickitat County et al., affirming the reservation status of 121,465 acres within the southwestern corner of the Yakama Reservation, including Mt. Adams and the Glenwood Valley. That means the Yakama Nation has sole criminal jurisdiction in that area over tribal members, irrespective of any crimes they commit, barring those that necessitate involvement by the FBI.

"We are thankful that the Court listened to our an...

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