(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – During Wyoming State Legislature Select Committee on Tribal Relations meeting on Monday will be one of the first official meetings where the jurisdiction issues raised by the EPA’s ruling that Riverton and other portions of northern Fremont County are Indian Country.

The EPA declaration was included in a mid-December decision to grant the Wind River Indian Reservation “state status” for purposes of air monitoring quality.

The Select Committee on Tribal Relations is meeting at the Joint Business Council Chambers at 15 North Fork Road in Fort Washakie  on Monday and Tuesday to discuss a number of matters, the EPA decision included.

The EPA discussion is currently scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the first item on the agenda after a 12 p.m. lunch break.

Ryan Ortiz of the Wind River Environmental Quality Commission, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, and members of both the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Business Councils are expected to speak on the matter. The EPA has been invited as well.

Among other discussion items are utility updates, juvenile justice, irrigation and Medicaid expansion. See the complete agenda here.