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6/1/2020

article Two latest Wyoming coronavirus deaths were members of Northern Arapaho Tribe
(Wyoming) -- Two more members of the Northern Arapaho tribe died of coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the tribe’s death total from the disease to eight. The...
article Wind River Startup Challenge Awards Seed Money To Five Tribally-Owned Businesses
(Wyoming) -- After months of refining their business plans, the Wind River Startup Challenge's five finalists pitched a panel of judges on Saturday. Each of their...
article Business competition aims to spur more economic development on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- After a monthslong process altered by the coronavirus pandemic, several Wind River Reservation entrepreneurs are seeking a chance at a share of thousands of...

5/29/2020

article Wind River inmates contract COVID-19
(Wyoming) -- A health official said Thursday that at least two inmates at the Wind River Reservation’s jail had tested positive for the coronavirus, making it the...

5/28/2020

article Coronavirus outbreak found at Wind River Reservation jail, health official says
(Wyoming) -- A health official said Thursday that at least two inmates at the Wind River Reservation’s jail had tested positive for the coronavirus, making it the...

5/26/2020

article Wind River Startup Challenge Pitch Day May 30
(Wyoming) -- Five businesses created by tribal entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation will pitch their concepts to a virtual audience and panel of judges...

5/22/2020

article Transients, others quarantine in Riverton COVID camp
(Wyoming) -- As of Friday afternoon, 16 people were quarantined in a man camp abutting Arapahoe School on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The camp was offered...

5/20/2020

article Northern Arapaho man dies after contracting coronavirus; Wyoming fatality total now at 11
(Wyoming) -- An 11th Wyoming coronavirus patient, a Northern Arapaho man, has died after contracting the virus, the tribe’s chairman said Wednesday. The death...

5/18/2020

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Loses Fifth Member To COVID-19
(Wyoming) -- Late Saturday night, the state Department of Health announced that a Fremont County woman was the eighth Wyoming resident to die after testing positive for...

5/17/2020

article As county opens businesses up, tribes continue to enforce stay-at-home order
(Wyoming) -- As the state and Wyoming counties begin to loosen restrictions on business amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wind River Reservation tribes are continuing...
article Wyoming Legislature passes historic $1.25 billion relief package, laying groundwork for second session
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Legislature finalized details of a wide-ranging and historic coronavirus aid package Saturday afternoon, laying the groundwork for a future...

5/16/2020

article In Contrast To Wyoming, Wind River Tribes Counter COVID-19 With Aggressive Measures
(Wyoming) -- For the past 140 years, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have both called the Wind River Valley home. They didn't choose to share this...

5/15/2020

article Wind River tribes could receive coronavirus funding from state to help ease economic troubles
(Wyoming) -- Businesses and nonprofit organizations on the Wind River Reservation will likely be eligible for additional federal coronavirus relief after the Wyoming...

5/8/2020

article With Economic Engines Stalled By COVID-19, Wind River Faces An Uncertain Future
(Wyoming) -- The largest employer in Fremont County isn't a school district or a hospital—it's the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Between the tribal government...
article In Contrast To Wyoming, Wind River Tribes Counter COVID-19 With Aggressive Measures
(Wyoming) -- For the past 140 years, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have both called the Wind River Valley home. They didn't choose to share this...
article Wind River Tribes Continue Stay-At-Home-Order, Add Nightly Curfew To Combat COVID-19
(Wyoming) -- For more than a month, there has been a strict stay-at-home order on the Wind River Reservation. Tribal members face court fines and potential jail time for...

5/1/2020

article 11 tons of pet food donated to Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A unique collaboration and partnership is being credited for the mobilization of a remarkable 11-ton delivery of cat and dog food for pets living on the...

4/30/2020

article Transients in Riverton quarantined; Fremont County virus tally up
(Wyoming) -- Part of Riverton's transient population has been quarantined on the Wind River Indian Reservation due to coronavirus concerns. "Our contact tracing...

4/28/2020

article Wyoming tribes face unique challenges in coronavirus fight
(Wyoming) -- Amid a severe shortage of housing for tribal members on the Wind River Reservation, a new challenge has further illustrated the crisis the tribes face: the...

4/27/2020

article Wyoming tribes face unique challenges in coronavirus fight
(Wyoming) -- Amid a severe shortage of housing for tribal members on the Wind River Reservation, a new challenge has further illustrated the crisis the tribes face: the...

4/26/2020

article Northern Arapaho deaths highlight challenges tribes have in combating coronavirus
(Wyoming) -- Amid a severe shortage of housing for tribal members on the Wind River Reservation, a new challenge has further illustrated the crisis the tribes face: the...
article Racing the curve on the reservation
(Wyoming) -- From behind an N95 facemask and a plastic face shield, Lindsay McAuley’s voice is a bit muffled. In fact, it’s hard to see much of her at all....

4/24/2020

article Frontline story: Racing the curve on the reservation
(Wyoming) -- From behind an N95 facemask and a plastic face shield, Lindsay McAuley’s voice is a bit muffled. In fact, it’s hard to see much of her at all....

4/23/2020

article Certain Wyoming Places Could Reopen Under New Health Orders
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming will begin modifying health orders intended to contain the coronavirus so that certain businesses can potentially begin reopening in the weeks ahead...
article Tribal leaders: Virus not contained
(Wyoming) -- Tribal leaders say the coronavirus, which led to the deaths of four Northern Arapaho citizens on Monday, is spreading on the reservation after initially...

4/22/2020

article Wind River Tribes Await CARES Act Aid
(Wyoming) -- The CARES Act, which sets aside nearly $150 billion for state and local governments, also includes $8 billion to keep tribes afloat during the COVID-19...
article OP/ED: Walking in balance with Wind River Indian Reservation’s fearless people
(Wyoming) -- What a journey we are on! I co-founded Visioning B.E.A.R Circle Intertribal Coalition (VBCIC) with a group of survivors from Western Massachusetts who co-...

4/20/2020

article "We Are a Very Vulnerable Population:" Wind River Clinic CMO Shares COVID-19 Strategy
(Wyoming) -- While the state of Wyoming hasn't issued a stay-at-home order, tribal members on the Wind River Reservation face fines and even jail time for violating...

4/18/2020

article Tribal court says violators of stay-at-home order on reservation could face jail time or fine
(Wyoming) -- Violators of a stay-at-home order on the Wind River Reservation could face fines or jail time, though it is unclear if the court or police have yet taken...

4/17/2020

article DIY relief effort delivers for Wind River
(Wyoming) -- MyKennah Lott — who goes by Littlewind — and her partner, Mesiah Sweetgrass, are caregivers on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The couple...
article Tribal Members Face Fines, Jail Time For Violating Reservation Stay-At-Home Order
(Montana) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes now face fines of up to $150 and even jail time for violating a stay-at-home order on the Wind...

4/1/2020

article Wyoming tribes issue 'stay-at-home' order for tribal members
(Wyoming) -- The two Wind River Reservation tribes have issued a stay-at-home order for tribal citizens to contain the spread of coronavirus. The Wind River Inter-Tribal...

3/27/2020

article COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need For Housing On Wind River
(Wyoming) -- With six cases of COVID-19 now confirmed on the Wind River Reservation, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes have enacted some of the strictest...

3/24/2020

article COVID-19 Reaches Wind River, Tribes Issue "Stay-At-Home" Directive
(Wyoming) -- With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Wind River Reservation, tribal members are being asked not to leave their homes unless absolutely necessary...

3/19/2020

article Wind River Clinics Brace For COVID-19, Congress Allocates $40 Million To Tribes
(Wyoming) -- With eight cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in Fremont County, the Wind River Reservation's federally funded healthcare facilities are bracing for impact...

3/18/2020

article Wind River Tribes Declare States Of Emergency, Prepare For COVID-19
(Wyoming) -- With eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Fremont County, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes are preparing for the coronavirus to reach the...

3/17/2020

article Wind River Startup Challenge Announces Nine Finalists
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Startup Challenge, a regional entrepreneurship opportunity designed to distribute thousands of dollars to Native-owned startups, received...

3/13/2020

article Wind River Tribes Enact Travel Restrictions, Prepare For The Coronavirus
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes are preparing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus on the Wind River Reservation. Both tribes'...
article UW Extension Billboards Promote Health, Fitness on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Two billboards featuring a Native American in full traditional dance regalia are helping send a culture-specific message of the importance of health and...

3/2/2020

article Methamphetamine Emergency Declared on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapahoe Tribe declares a State of Emergency. In a formal resolution from the Northern Arapaho Tribal leaders and elders, they acknowledged and...

3/1/2020

article Wyoming's US attorney says he supports Northern Arapaho efforts to combat meth crisis
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming's U.S. attorney said Friday that his office supports the goals a Wyoming tribe said it would work toward in the state of emergency it recently...

2/28/2020

article Northern Arapaho leaders declare state of emergency over meth use among members
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have declared a state of emergency over methamphetamine use, calling for all tribal departments and citizens to work...

2/27/2020

article "It's Going To Take All Of Us": Northern Arapaho Tribe Declares State Of Emergency Over Meth Use
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Business Council has declared a state of emergency amid a crisis of methamphetamine addiction on the Wind River Reservation. Hundreds...

2/25/2020

article Wind River Startup Challenge deadline extended
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming says that a Startup Challenge for the Wind River community has had its deadline extended. UW says the Wind River Startup Challenge...

2/15/2020

article Tribal officials discuss challenges and solutions to addressing reservation housing crisis
(Wyoming) -- Despite some headway, officials told tribal citizens and other community members on Wednesday that a yearslong housing crisis on the Wind River Reservation...

2/3/2020

article Veterans memorial coming to Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Military veterans from the Wind River Reservation will soon have their own memorial honoring their sacrifices. Indigenous and non-Native American service...

1/15/2020

article Wind River Indian Reservation Startup Challenge Launched by UW
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming launched the Wind River Startup Challenge this month, giving tribal member entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive funding to...

1/14/2020

article New Memorial Sculpture Will Honor Wind River's Veterans
(Wyoming) -- A new veteran's memorial sculpture is set to be completed in Fort Washakie this summer. Organizers are asking for the public's help identifying...

1/11/2020

article Memorial sculpture garden to honor veterans from Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A community-based project dedicated to honoring service members from all branches of the U.S. military, including veterans and active military is planned to...

1/10/2020

article Northern Arapaho receives $4.75 million to improve recreation opportunities on reservation
(Wyoming) -- Better recreation options will be coming to the Wind River Reservation thanks to a multi-million dollar donation announced earlier this week. On Wednesday,...
article Wind River's Women And Girls Help Each Other Succeed In STEM
(Wyoming) -- Every Wednesday afternoon, one hallway at Wyoming Indian High School turns into a robotics arena. During an after school scrimmage in December, two teams...

12/28/2019

article BLOG: Is ‘Wind River’ Based on a True Story?
(Wyoming) -- ‘Wind River’ is neo-Western murder mystery movie that was released in 2017. Starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen in lead roles, it serves...

12/21/2019

article Native artist donates merch sales to local foundation
(Wyoming) -- While Jackson is just a short drive away from the country’s fifth-largest American Indian Reservation, the distance between Teton County’s...

12/20/2019

article What CWC's Proposed Four-Year Degree Could Mean For The Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- On the last day of the semester at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, Dr. Tarissa Spoonhunter was in the kitchen cooking a big pot of chicken noodle...

12/14/2019

article Tribal court judge suspended ahead of hearing to determine fate
(Wyoming) -- Leaders of Wyoming’s two tribes suspended the leader of the tribal court late last month amid misconduct allegations and ahead of a hearing where they...

11/28/2019

article Movement promotes traditional foods as way to improve health, preserve culture on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Pine cones sat on metal grates over a fire pit on a recent snowy Saturday morning, as coals and flames opened them just enough to expose their bounty: pine...

11/23/2019

article Officials examine allowing reservation police to arrest non-tribal members
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Police Department agents might not have to wait for a law to let them cite or arrest non-native offenders on the Wind River Indian Reservation...
article Wyoming legislators at odds over expanding reservation police powers
(Wyoming) -- Granting increased powers of arrest to Wind River Police Department[WRPD] agents is a topic of debate among state lawmakers. Laramie Boomerang reports...

11/21/2019

article Officials examine allowing reservation police to arrest non-tribal members
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Police Department agents might not have to wait for a law to let them cite or arrest non-native offenders on the Wind River Indian Reservation...

11/17/2019

article Riverton, tribal leaders look to improve relationships
(Wyoming) -- Riverton leaders are hoping they can make the city more welcoming to their neighbors on the Wind River Reservation. Last week, Riverton Mayor Richard Gard...

11/15/2019

article Wyoming State Trooper Honored for Lifesaving CPR
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper helped save a woman's life over the summer, and was honored for those actions during a ceremony Tuesday in Lander.

11/12/2019

article PHOTOS: Continuity, change and the Arapaho way
(Wyoming) -- When Sara Wiles moved to Wyoming in 1973 for a job as a social worker on the Wind River Indian Reservation, she quickly developed an enduring hobby. Wiles...

11/11/2019

article Legislators look to address public safety on reservation
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with some legislation meant to help improve Wind River Reservation public safety while considering additional legislation...
article "The Art Of Home: A Wind River Story" Airs Nationally On PBS
(Wyoming) -- A documentary film produced on the Wind River Reservation will air on PBS stations around the country on Monday, November 11. "The Art Of Home: A Wind...

11/10/2019

article Wyoming lawmakers look to address public safety on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with some legislation meant to help improve Wind River Reservation public safety while considering additional legislation...

11/7/2019

article Former Wyoming judge given extension, avoids sentencing
(Wyoming) -- A former Wyoming tribal court judge has received a four-month extension pushing her sentencing date to February after she pleaded guilty to drug delivery...

11/5/2019

article Former tribal judge’s sentencing postponed
(Wyoming) -- Although she was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for cocaine and oxycodone distribution, the former head judge for Wind River Tribal Court has received a...
article Officials Look To Close Law Enforcement Loophole On The Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- State lawmakers and police are looking for new solutions to a loophole that has long allowed non-Native people some degree of immunity from law enforcement...

10/24/2019

article Tribal leaders could oust top Wind River Reservation judge
(Wyoming) -- Tribal leaders could vote next week to remove the Wind River Reservation’s top judge amid misconduct allegations. The Wind River Inter-Tribal Council...

10/22/2019

article Tribal judge could be removed from office
(Wyoming) -- A public hearing has been scheduled to determine whether Wind River Tribal Court chief judge Sara Robinson is to be removed from her office. A public...

10/21/2019

article After Decades-Long Struggle, Buffalo Return To Northern Arapaho Land
(Wyoming) -- The news that 10 yearling buffalo were on their way to the Wind River Reservation came as a last minute surprise to most Northern Arapaho tribal members....

9/22/2019

article University of Wyoming's work with tribes grows
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming says its more recent work on the Wind River Reservation has had a positive impact on enrollment. Ongoing efforts to grow its...

9/21/2019

article Experts: fixing illegal trash problem on reservation a high-dollar task
(Wyoming) -- Addressing the issue that Fremont County Commissioner Mike Jones describes as a quandary with "no oversight," Wyoming lawmakers are consulting...

9/13/2019

article South Sioux City's Atokad to host five horse races Saturday
(Iowa) -- Live horse racing returns to South Sioux City on Saturday. Atokad Park will host five races, the most since Ho-Chunk Inc. acquired the track in 2016. Each year...
article Horse ride aims to prevent suicide among youth on the Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Instead of vehicles on some Fremont County roads Saturday, motorists might find horses clogging the shoulders. The horses, their riders and those walking or...

9/11/2019

article New victim services programs preparing to start up on Wind River
(Wyoming) -- New support programs are starting up on the Wind River Reservation, giving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes new options for...
article New victim services programs preparing to start up on Wind River
(Wyoming) -- New support programs are starting up on the Wind River Reservation, giving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes new options for...

9/6/2019

article The Wind River Reservation's Role In The Movement For Tribal Educational
(Wyoming) -- Going to school might seem an ordinary rite of passage for children, but in Indian Country, school it has long meant assimilation and discrimination. It...

8/29/2019

article Fire destroys 3 reservation structures
(Wyoming) -- A 9-acre grass fire that destroyed three structures Aug. 25 on the Wind River Indian Reservation was started by fireworks, officials said this week. At...

8/27/2019

article Law firm responds to Wyoming tribe's lawsuit, calling it 'vindictive and spurious'
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming tribe and its law firm filed a “vindictive” lawsuit against the tribe’s former lawyers earlier this summer despite knowing the...

8/25/2019

article Startup competition to give Indigenous entrepreneurs chance to get business ideas off the ground
(Wyoming) -- A new competition could net Wind River entrepreneurs thousands of dollars and guidance to help launch a business while encouraging economic development on...

8/20/2019

article Wind River Voters Carefully Watching The Native American Presidential Forum
(Wyoming) -- Nine Democratic Presidential hopefuls and one independent candidate are gathered in Sioux City, Iowa for the Frank Lemere Native American Presidential Forum...

8/7/2019

article Wyoming tribal court judge pleads guilty to federal drug charges
(Wyoming) -- The former chief judge of the Wind River Tribal Court pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two federal drug felonies. Judge Terri Smith entered the guilty pleas to...

7/29/2019

article Tribe opposes Wyoming oilfield pollution proposal
(Wyoming) -- An American Indian tribe opposes a company's plan to dump oilfield wastewater upstream of a river in central Wyoming, saying the pollution could hurt...

7/28/2019

article Tribe opposes company's plan to dump oil field wastewater upstream of Wind River
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe says it opposes an energy company’s proposal to discharge polluted water upstream of the Wind River because it could...

7/25/2019

article New billboards highlight important seat belt message for Fremont County residents/visitors
(Wyoming) -- A new Wind River Reservation billboard campaign uses a local Native American’s photographs to highlight the importance of seat belt use in saving...
article Wind River Wellness Court To Be Re-Established
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Wellness Court stopped operating after the reservation's joint Business Council disbanded in 2014. But officials from the Eastern...

7/17/2019

article Wind River tribes to restart Wellness Courts
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Reservation tribes are restarting a program meant to address participants’ substance abuse issues while keeping them out of jail. Wind...

7/14/2019

article Wind River Reservation Set to Restart Wellness Court
(Wyoming) -- Tribes on the Wind River Reservation are set to restart a program aimed at keeping people out of jail for substance abuse problems. The Casper Star-Tribune...

7/13/2019

article Wind River tribes re-establish program to help those battling drug and alcohol problems
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Reservation tribes are restarting a program meant to address participants' substance abuse issues while keeping them out of jail. Wind River...

7/8/2019

article COMMENTARY: How a unique Forest Ranger dealt with 2,000 nudist hippies in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- The signature moment in the career of Forest Ranger Hiram “Doc” Smith involved 2,000 nudist hippies who invaded Wyoming back in 1973. Smith was...
article 74-Year-Old Wyoming Man Missing on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A 74-year-old Fremont County man has been reported missing on the Wind River Indian Reservation in west-central Wyoming. The man, who was not identified in...

6/30/2019

article Editorial board: College partnership will benefit Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- There’s an old saying about meeting students where they are. It’s based on that idea that it’s best to teach students in a way that’...

6/28/2019

article Super Speedy Internet Coming Soon To the Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- It's dumping rain the day Patrick Lawson gives me a tour around Wind River Internet's warehouse. Through an open garage door, you can see giant...

6/19/2019

article Central Wyoming College partners with tribe to offer classes on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Students will be able to take some college classes on the Wind River Reservation this fall as part of a partnership to make the college more accessible to...

6/11/2019

article Wyoming tribal judge pleads not guilty to federal drug charges
(Wyoming) -- A judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to three federal criminal charges. KTWO-AM reports tribal Chief Judge Terri...

6/10/2019

article Chief Wind River Tribal Judge, Other Defendants Plead Not Guilty to New Charges
(Wyoming) -- The chief judge of the Wind River Indian Reservation's tribal court and one other defendant pleaded not guilty to new drug-related charges during their...

6/7/2019

article Wind River Tribes Resolve Misspending Of Federal Funds
(Wyoming) -- A failure in oversight by the Bureau of Indian Affairs permitted the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes to misspend $6.2 million in federal funds...
article Democratic lawmaker named assistant CEO of Wind River Hotel and Casino
(Wyoming) -- A state lawmaker and Northern Arapaho tribal member has been named the assistant CEO of the Wind River Hotel and Casino as its current leader's contract...

6/6/2019

article Wyoming Public Media gets support to cover Wind River Region
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming Public Media was just able to hire a full-time reporter to cover the Wind River Reservation, thanks to support from Report for America. Savannah...

6/5/2019

article Wind River tribes, Bureau of Indian Affairs resolve issues around misspending in transportation contract
(Wyoming) -- Wind River tribal leaders say they’ve reached an agreement with federal officials over problems raised in a report highlighting millions in misspent...

5/31/2019

article Tribal judge faces new drug charges
(Wyoming) -- With one federal arraignment already behind her, Wind River Indian Reservation Tribal Court Judge Terri Smith now is facing three new federal drug...
article Wyoming Public Media Receives Support From Report For America To Cover Wind River Region
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming Public Media will receive funding from Report for America to support a full-time reporter based near the Wind River Reservation and covering the...

5/28/2019

article Trial for tribal judge delayed until July
(Wyoming) -- Citing complications in childbearing, Wind River Indian Reservation tribal Judge Terri Smith, who was indicted March 19 by the Federal Bureau of...

5/17/2019

article Outdoor Day Camp Focuses On Exposing Wind River Reservation Fifth Graders To Their Own Culture
(Wyoming) -- Last year was the first year fifth graders from three schools on the Wind River Reservation participated in a cultural field camp just south of Yellowstone...

4/27/2019

article Star-Tribune partners with Report for America to improve coverage of Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Casper Star-Tribune will welcome a full-time reporter in June to cover the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes, thanks to a yearlong...
article Man accused of beating baby on Spirit Lake Reservation
(North Dakota) -- A trial has been scheduled for a man accused of beating a baby this winter on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Charges of child abuse in Indian...

4/16/2019

article Symposium to Address Economic Development, Entrepreneurship on Wind River Reservation and Across Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- An inaugural symposium in Wyoming focused on economic development and entrepreneurship will act as a bridge between the two Tribes at the Wind River...

4/12/2019

article Sister act: Artists Keri Ataumbi and Teri Greeves
(Wyoming) -- Born on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming in the early 1970s, Kiowa sisters Keri Ataumbi and Teri Greeves grew to become innovators in their respective...

4/1/2019

article Deer and Elk Research Project Meetings on Wind River Reservation April 8-9
(Wyoming) -- A mule deer doe that winters in the Owl Creek Mountains migrates 100 miles west to summer in the Gros Ventre Range, according to initial findings of a study...

3/29/2019

article Trial date set for Wyoming tribal judge facing drug charge
(Wyoming) -- A June 3 trial date has been scheduled for a judge on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming who has been indicted on two federal criminal charges....

3/28/2019

article Chief Judge of Wind River Tribal Court Charged With Two Felonies
(Wyoming) -- Federal prosecutors have charged the chief judge of the Wind River Indian Reservation with using a phone to send text messages to distribute a controlled...
article Wind River judge indicted on federal charges
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Indian Reservation Tribal Court Chief Judge Terri Smith has been indicted on two federal criminal charges. The judge is charged with one count of...
article Permit eyes tons of oilfield pollutants for Boysen, Wind River
(Wyoming) -- Millions of gallons of tainted water carrying thousands of tons of oilfield pollutants could flow into Boysen Reservoir and the Wind River each month under...
article Wind River judge indicted on federal charges
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Indian Reservation Tribal Court Chief Judge Terri Smith has been indicted on two federal criminal charges. The judge is charged with one count of...

2/23/2019

article No charges in reservation crash
(Wyoming) -- No charges will be filed in a fatal car crash last fall on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The incident resulted in the death of driver Jacob Bain, 29,...

1/28/2019

article Film Chronicles Traditions, Resilience of Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A new documentary featuring members of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes debuted last week. The film, titled “Good Medicine,”...

1/9/2019

article Tribal license plates to benefit Native American UW Scholarships
(Wyoming) -- New Native American license plates introduced in 2018, that honor Wyoming’s two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes, are now available through the...

12/18/2018

article Two Wind River Reservation Priests Named On List Of Alleged Abusers
(Wyoming) -- A list of Jesuit priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse against them include two clergymen that served at St. Stephens Mission, a school and...

12/8/2018

article Two Jesuit priests who served on Wind River Reservation named in report of clergymen accused of sexual abuse
(Wyoming) -- Two Jesuit priests who served at the St. Stephens Mission in Wyoming were included on a list of clergymen who had faced “established allegations of...

11/13/2018

article "Nations within a Nation: Water Environmental Issues on the Wind River Reservation"
(Montana) -- Talk and discussion followed by a Q&A. Presenters: Mitch Cottenoir, Tribal Water Engineer; Preston Smith, Range Conservationist for the Bureau of Indian...

10/29/2018

article August reservation death ruled murder
(Wyoming) -- Local officials have determined that a death this summer on the Wind River Indian Reservation was a homicide. Lawrence J. Oldman, 29, died at about 11 p.m....

10/24/2018

article Tribal leader talk to focus on education
(Wyoming) -- Education has long been a challenge for Native Americans on and off the Wind River Indian Reservation due to a host of complicated issues rooted in the...

10/12/2018

article CWC series explores Native American identity
(Wyoming) -- What does it mean to be a citizen of an American Indian tribe and the history behind it? What does Blood Quantum mean to tribal citizens of the Wind River...

9/20/2018

article Professors Take Fossils From Wind River Reservation Without Permission
(Wyoming) -- This summer two professors excavated the fossilized remains of a Phytosaur on the Wind River Indian Reservation without explicit permission from the...

9/13/2018

article FBI investigating death on reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death reported last month on the Wind River Indian Reservation but so far is providing no details.
article FBI investigating death on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death reported last month on the Wind River Indian Reservation but so far is providing no details....

8/22/2018

article Longmont officials set off for talks with Northern Arapaho in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- Ann Macca, curator of education at the Longmont Museum, pulled a framed print of Longs Peak out of her car Wednesday morning as city officials gathered to...

8/17/2018

article New Exhibits Will Teach Wyomingites About Wind River Tribes
(Wyoming) -- For years, Wind River’s tribal advocates have suggested that Wyoming kids lack access to authentic education about the state’s Native American...

8/16/2018

article "Two Nations, One Reservation": Exhibits To Educate Wyoming Kids About Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Last year, lawmakers passed legislation to bring more education about Native American history and culture to Wyoming students. It’s called Indian...

8/1/2018

article Casino details economic impact for council
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe and Wind River Casino have spent about $1 million over the past 10 years on their annual youth celebration and backpack giveaway...

7/23/2018

article Wyoming Tribes Misspent BIA Money
(Wyoming) -- A report by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General has confirmed that the roads department operated by two Wyoming tribes...

7/19/2018

article Final fed report: Tribes misspent $6.2 million
(Wyoming) -- The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General has finalized a report that finds the roads department operated by the Eastern...

7/17/2018

article FAKE NEWS: Report: Indian Tribes Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Aimed at Helping Communities
(Wyoming) -- The government is asking two American Indian tribes to return thousands of federal dollars spent on a Christmas party and gifts. This is to justify millions...

7/9/2018

article Wind River Reservation officially set for Eastern Shoshone
(Wyoming) -- The Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 drastically reduced the land originally set aside for the Shoshone Indians, but it specifically set up land the tribe could...
article Tribal Court dismisses firing lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- A judge for the Wind River Tribal Court has dismissed a lawsuit from Kimberly Craven, the former attorney general for the Shoshone Business Council who...

6/30/2018

article BIA Will Try to Recoup Some Tribal Funds
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to seek to recapture some federal funding from the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes in Wyoming. The Ranger...

6/29/2018

article BIA to try to collect misspent Wind River funds
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to issue a "bill of collection" to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes in order to recapture at...
article U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wind River boundary case
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request to take up the Wind River Indian Reservation's boundary case, in which the Eastern Shoshone and Northern...

6/26/2018

article U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Wind River Reservation boundary case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court brought a tense dispute over the Wind River Reservation’s boundaries to a close Monday: Riverton, the largest city in...

6/21/2018

article After 20 Year Hiatus, Rodeo Returns To Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe brought back the Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo in hopes it would be an event to bring the Northern Arapaho and Eastern...

6/8/2018

article Tribes say steps being taken to fix spending problems
(Wyoming) -- Embroiled in a federal investigation regarding millions of dollars in appropriated funding that is not accounted for, the actions of the Wind River tribes...

6/6/2018

article WPR’s Perez talks about Native topics
(Wyoming) -- Darrah Perez is one of the few Wyoming reporters telling stories directly from the Wind River Indian Reservation. A Wyoming Public Radio freelance reporter...

5/29/2018

article Casino says cocktail glasses, playing cards given students in error
(Wyoming) -- Cocktail glasses and playing cards, all bearing the name “Wind River Hotel and Casino,” inadvertently were handed out to grade-schoolers at...

5/28/2018

article School apologizes for souvenirs children received during field trip
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming school officials are apologizing for cocktail glasses and playing cards branded with a casino's name handed out to students during an event to...

5/24/2018

article Feds admit error in Wind River boundary case
(Wyoming) -- In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency effectively declared -- with little warning -- that more than 10,000 non-American Indian people living north of...

5/22/2018

article Outdoor Camp For Wind River Reservation Kids Expands
(Wyoming) -- For the third year in a row, students from seven schools on the Wind River Reservation traveled to the Bridger-Teton National Forest to learn outdoor...

5/15/2018

article Cultures Connect on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Fort Washakie students took a break from books to experience different tribal cultures last week. Students gathered in the school auditorium for a pow-wow.

5/3/2018

article New U.S. Attorney vows crackdown on violent crime
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s recently appointed U.S. attorney says his office is cracking down on violent crime as part of a national reboot of a Bush-era initiative to...

5/2/2018

article Arapahoe woman sentenced to 16 years in prison for violent meth crimes
(Wyoming) -- A federal judge sentenced a Wyoming woman Tuesday to more than 16 years in prison for her role in what prosecutors described as a violent methamphetamine...

4/24/2018

article Fremont County argues against Supreme Court review of reservation boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Fremont County Attorney's Office has filed a brief in federal court opposing a requested review by the U.S. Supreme Court of an ongoing lawsuit...

4/23/2018

article Fremont County argues against Supreme Court review of reservation boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Fremont County Attorney's Office has filed a brief in federal court opposing a requested review by the U.S. Supreme Court of an ongoing lawsuit...

3/29/2018

article Indian law professors, Indian Congress join Wind River boundary case
(Wyoming) -- A group of Indian law professors and the National Congress of American Indians have joined the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes' request for...

3/24/2018

article Wind River Tribes Worked Hard To Convince Governor To Veto Infrastructure Bill
(Wyoming) -- Advocates for the Wind River tribes say they were relieved to hear that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead vetoed a bill that would have given stiff fines and jail...

3/23/2018

article Wind River Tribes Worked Hard To Convince Governor To Veto Infrastructure Bill
(Wyoming) -- Advocates for the Wind River tribes say they were relieved to hear that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead vetoed a bill that would have given stiff fines and jail...

2/24/2018

article Pedestrian death near Riverton ruled accident
(Wyoming) -- The death this month of an American Indian woman involved in a vehicle-pedestrian collision south of Riverton has been ruled an accident by the Fremont...

1/24/2018

article Wind River Internet Working to be the Fastest Internet Provider in Fremont County
(Wyoming) -- Wind River tribes are making major moves to increase revenue on the reservation. We spoke with Riverton and tribal officials about their new projects....

1/21/2018

article Roaming in the buffalo’s home
(Wyoming) -- There is a memorable scene in tense 2017 thriller Wind River, in which Elizabeth Olsen’s character is warned: “This isn’t the land of back...

1/15/2018

article Shoshone Business Park Takes One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone Tribal members are moving closer to an economic development plan on the Wind River reservation. News 13's Raven Ford spoke with Shoshone...
article New Wind River Reservation tribal court set to open
(Wyoming) -- A new Wind River Tribal Court begins operating on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday, replacing the former Court of Indian Offenses. The Riverton Ranger...
article Shoshone Business Park Takes One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone Tribal members are moving closer to an economic development plan on the Wind River reservation. News 13's Raven Ford spoke with Shoshone...

1/14/2018

article New Wind River Reservation Tribal Court Set to Open
(Wyoming) -- A new Wind River Tribal Court begins operating on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday, replacing the former Court of Indian Offenses. The Riverton Ranger...

1/9/2018

article Wind River efforts prompt Educator of the Year award for Pingree
(Wyoming) -- Cent$ible Nutrition Program educator Kelly Pingree has been recognized with the program’s Educator of the Year award. Pingree, who serves the Wind...

1/8/2018

article Wind River Efforts Prompt Educator of the Year Award
(Wyoming) -- Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) educator Kelly Pingree has been recognized with the program’s Educator of the Year Award. Pingree, who serves the...

1/5/2018

article Download: Wind River — chilling wintry noir
(California) -- The blood-dripped path through the snow is by now well-trodden. Perhaps the wintry noir deserves its own designation: film blanc.

12/28/2017

article Organization Delivers Holiday Baskets To Tribal Elders
(Wyoming) -- Two-days before Christmas, 400 holiday baskets filled with turkey, cranberry, stuffing, and pie were given to elders on the Wind River Reservation. The snow...

12/1/2017

article How Taylor Sheridan Wrestled Wind River Back from the Weinstein Company
(California) -- In early October, writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s Western mystery, Wind River, was eight weeks into its theatrical release when he read the same...

11/9/2017

article Riverton is NOT Part of the Reservation
(Rhode Island) -- This week, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed again that the City of Riverton is not within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian...

11/6/2017

article MSU graduate recognized for work in returning buffalo to Wind River Reservation
(Montana) -- A Montana State University graduate’s successful efforts to bring buffalo back to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation has earned him a place...

10/26/2017

article Wind River Strips Weinstein Company Connection For Oscar Campaign
(California) -- Wind River, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, is on the Oscar campaign trail and has just extricated itself from the Weinstein name. Though The...

10/23/2017

article Large Crowd Turns Out For Early Morning Bison Release On Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Federation and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe invited participants to witness the release of ten...

10/7/2017

article Harvey Weinstein Under Independent Investigation Ordered By TWC Board Following Sexual Harassment Claims
(California) -- Harvey Weinstein’s self-declared indefinite leave of absence from the company he co-founded and co-chairs could become permanent.

9/21/2017

article Tribal court now asked to fire Conrad, Clifford
(Wyoming) -- Michael Blackburn, an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, has asked the Wind River Indian Reservation's tribal court to carry out a directive...

9/20/2017

article Return to Wind River
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. government promised to teach three Arapaho boys “the right way” and return them to their tribe as ambassadors of European assimilation...

8/14/2017

article Region including Wind River rez has littlest growth in Indian gaming
(Wyoming) -- In July, the National Indian Gaming Commission reported a total $31.2 billion increase in gaming revenue, an overall increase of 4.4 percent, according to...

8/4/2017

article The Truth Behind This Year's Most Shocking Film, Wind River
(Internet) -- Wind River opens on a landscape of white, of cold, of desolation. A pack of wolves gaze apathetically at a herd of goats so pale they blend into the...

8/3/2017

article 'Wind River' shows how crime thrillers should be made, with a stellar turn from Jeremy Renner
(California) -- "Wind River," written and directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, is something special. At times poetic, at...
article A Killing On A Native American Reservation Propels The Mystery-Thriller 'Wind River'
(Idaho) -- This is FRESH AIR. Our film critic David Edelstein has a review of the new movie "Wind River," a mystery thriller set in Wyoming's Native...

8/2/2017

article How murder mystery ‘Wind River’ explores hard life on Native American reservations
(Wyoming) -- When Elizabeth Olsen’s Las Vegas-based FBI investigator Jane Banner first meets Jeremy Renner’s Forest Service game tracker Cory Lambert on the...

7/30/2017

article In Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, eclipse planning is a little different
(Wyoming) -- By Art Lawson’s calculations, it would take 20 to 30 game wardens to adequately patrol over 2 million acres of tribal land on the Wind River...

7/25/2017

article Tribes Sign Agreement To Launch New Intertribal Council
(Wyoming) -- Last week, the Riverton Ranger reported that councilors from both tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding to help...

7/11/2017

article Arapaho, Shoshone attorneys blast reservation boundary ruling in request for rehearing
(Wyoming) -- The new attorneys brought in by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes held few punches in their appeal of the Tenth Circuit Court decision over...
article High-Profile Attorneys Join Wyoming Boundary Dispute
(Wyoming) -- A lawsuit over the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming is attracting some high-profile attorneys, including former U.S. Interior...

7/10/2017

article Former Obama, Bush and Clinton officials join Arapaho, Shoshone in reservation boundary dispute
(Wyoming) -- Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has joined the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s lawsuit against the state of Wyoming over the boundary of the Wind...
article No evidence of money theft on Wyoming reservation, according to report
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Inspector General's office says it found no evidence of theft of federal funds on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation.

6/28/2017

article Arapaho suffer setback in ruling that says feds can put conditions on tribal funding deals
(Wyoming) -- The federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes sharing Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, a U.S. District Court judge...

6/27/2017

article Court Ruling on Tribe Funds Is Setback for Wyoming Arapaho
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes on the Wind River Reservation in...

6/11/2017

article Once appearing near settlement, Wind River legal dispute drags on
(Wyoming) -- Recent developments in the legal dispute between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and federal government on the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming suggest...

5/24/2017

article Family Service Concerns on the Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Two separate Wind River Reservation court systems concern many about the efficiency of family services programs. The concern is children, taken from their...

5/8/2017

article Bison Numbers on the Re-bound on the Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A wild bison calf is born on the Wind River Reservation, for the first time in 130 years. As of now, it is unclear if the baby is a male or female as the...

5/5/2017

article Historic Bison Birth on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A bison calf has been born on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation for the first time in 130 years. The baby bison was born Wednesday into a herd of...

4/15/2017

article Shoshone sue fed government over joint tribal funding
(Wyoming) -- The Shoshone Business Council has filed a lawsuit over federal funds possibly being restored to the Northern Arapaho Tribe.The Riverton Ranger reports that...

4/14/2017

article Shoshone Say DOI Helping Arapaho Control Reservation (sub req.)
(Montana) -- The Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation has hit the U.S. Department of the Interior with a complaint in Montana federal court alleging that the...

4/4/2017

article Obama's land grab in Wyoming killed by appeals court
(Wyoming) -- President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency distinguished itself from the rest of his administration for its hostility to the rule of law,...

3/29/2017

article Local woman indicted for embezzlement on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- A local woman has been indicted by a U.S. District Court Grand Jury in connection with alleged embezzlement from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on September 28...

3/21/2017

article Northern Arapaho, Feds, move to settle in Wind River lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs agreed on Monday to mediation in the lawsuit over whether the BIA illegally awarded federal...

3/9/2017

article Arapaho Tribe Can’t Halt BIA-Established Court
(Montana) -- A Montana federal judge on Tuesday denied the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s bid to restrict a court the Bureau of Indian of Affairs instituted on a...
article Judge won’t grant restraining order against BIA on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs won a rare victory this week in the legal dispute over tribal services at the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming.

3/6/2017

article Feds fear Wind River injunction that requires them to negotiate with both tribes, appeal states
(Wyoming) -- The federal government is claiming a court order requiring it to negotiate with both tribes on the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming when providing...

3/4/2017

article UW President Reaches Out to Reservation Schools
(Wyoming) -- University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols visited Wind River Indian Reservation schools this week as part of an outreach effort to promote new programs...

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