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Tribes to join challenge to Haskell highway

Several tribes are expected to join a lawsuit challenging federal approval of a highway extension through the wetlands at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas.

Tribes, students and alumni consider the wetlands to be sacred. It is believed remains of alumni are buried there.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave approval to the state of Kansas to build through the wetlands. The Prairie Band Potawatomi, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox, and Iowa tribes are expected to join the lawsuit, which could take at least two years to resolve.

Get the Story:
New lawsuit expected in SLT route dispute (The Lawrence Journal World 4/30)

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