New Mexico Court of Appeals http://kunm.org en Fort Wingate Is "Indian Country" Says Court http://kunm.org/post/fort-wingate-indian-country-says-court <p>The New Mexico Court of Appeals has allowed the Navajo Nation jurisdiction over the Fort Wingate Indian School just east of Gallup, giving the Nation criminal jurisdiction over tribal members on the Fort Wingate site.</p><p>In 1999 a juvenile member of the Navajo Nation was charged with battery at the Fort Wingate High School, and McKinley County attempted to prosecute. The child in question claimed the county had no jurisdiction because Fort Wingate is “Indian Country.” This week, the New Mexico Court of Appeals agreed.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:48:59 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 27395 at http://kunm.org Fort Wingate Is "Indian Country" Says Court