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Tribe expects sect to vacate reservation land

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10/19/09

FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) _ Most members of a religious sect looking
to establish a permanent base on a tribal reservation in eastern
Idaho now have until the end of the month to vacate the property.

Leaders of the Shoshone Bannock tribe say they don't expect any
problems with the Church of the Firstborn and the General Assembly
of Heaven to meet the Oct. 29 deadline.

But tribal attorney Mark EchoHawk tells the Idaho State Journal
the tribe is prepared to take legal action if necessary to enforce
the deadline.

Members of the sect set up residence on the reservation earlier
this year after moving from Utah and hoping to build permanent
structures.

Last month, the tribe's Land Use Policy Commission rejected a
permit for the sect to build a three-story, 18,000-square-foot
building on nearly four acres.
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Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com


(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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