Created: 02/25/2014 8:15 AM
By: The Associated Press
SANTA FE (AP) - The New Mexico Supreme court plans a March 10 hearing for arguments on an Oklahoma-based tribe's lawsuit to force Gov. Susana Martinez to recognize its status in New Mexico.
The Fort Sill Apache Tribe was granted federal reservation status for a 30-acre plot in its homelands in southwestern New Mexico and it contends Martinez is violating a state law and discriminating against the tribe.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Martinez and her lawyers contend that the Fort Sill Apaches only want a toehold in New Mexico so they can open a casino.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)