Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Challenge Pocatello Home Resolution | Local

POCATELLO — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are questioning what they described as an “ironic” decision by Pocatello City Council to recently pass a resolution reaffirming the city as a welcoming and inclusive place to live.

According to a September 1 letter from Fort Hall Business Council President Nathan Small sent to Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, current council members Rick Cheatum, Linda Leeuwrik and Josh Mansfield and former council members Roger Bray, Claudia Ortega and Christine Stevens, the tribes say they have “lived a turbulent and conflicted relationship with the city (of Pocatello) that needs to be recognized and addressed in a meaningful way.”