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article Environmental projects on the Wind River Reservation subject of public meeting tonight
(8/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Environmental Office will host a public meeting tonight to discuss activities on the Wind River Indian Reservation that impact the...
article Wyoming man sentenced to 39 years in prison for Wind River stabbing death
(8/20/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A judge has sentenced to prison one of three people convicted in the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year. U.S. District...
article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(8/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local...
article Back to School Fun Day held at Wind River Hotel and Casino; All backpacks issued
(8/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The kids Back To School Fun Day at the Wind River Hotel and Casino was a huge success again this year and each and every one of the 2,500 kids backpacks...
article Appeals court allows argument from Riverton Hospital in reservation boundary suit
(6/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Memorial Hospital may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas remain Indian Country already is hurting...
article Casino opening new restaurant Friday
(6/11/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino is celebrating the grand opening of its new Buffalo Restaurant all weekend. Events begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at...
article Wyoming files brief in 10th Circuit case challenging EPA’s reservation boundary decision
(6/6/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, filed a reply brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in its case challenging...
article Wyoming hospital fighting case in Indian court blames EPA
(6/6/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A standard medical malpractice case has become anything but routine for a Wyoming hospital, whose lawyers say they've been dragged into an unfamiliar...
article 1905 Act Clearly Diminished Tribes' Reservation, Wyo. Says
(6/4/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming told the Tenth Circuit Wednesday that two Native American tribes and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have incorrectly claimed...
article Riverton hospital moves to enter EPA tribal boundary dispute
(5/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe argues Wyoming already lost reservation boundary argument
(5/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe says the state of Wyoming can't argue against a federal agency's recent conclusion that Riverton and surrounding lands...
article EDITORIAL: Degree program holds promise for embattled Wind River reservation
(5/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Ten women completed bachelor’s degrees in human service leadership last week, a collaboration between the Wind River Institute and the University of...
article Law professors side with Wyoming tribes in boundary dispute
(5/5/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Eight law professors from around the country are seeking to get involved in a legal dispute over whether Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally part...
article Bachelor's program on Wind River Reservation graduates inaugural class
(5/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A hybrid online degree program facilitated by the Wind River Institute through the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh will graduate its inaugural class of...
article Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
(4/28/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A jurisdictional dispute between the two tribes, the state of Wyoming and the Obama administration continues to churn in the federal court system. In...
article Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
(4/28/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A jurisdictional dispute between the two tribes, the state of Wyoming and the Obama administration continues to churn in the federal court system. In...
article Tribe: Exclude Yellowbear from reservation boundary case
(4/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is seeking to exclude one of its members from participating in a lawsuit over the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
article New Meeting Rooms, Food Court at Wind River Hotel & Casino nearing completion
(4/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The food court and new meeting rooms at the Wind River Hotel and Casino are expected to open in May, the date for the soft opening is not yet set, but some...
article Editorial board: Hearing is part of bigger picture on reservation
(4/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Last month, Sen. John Barrasso, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, visited the Wind River Indian Reservation to learn about how drugs...
article Feds review history to argue Riverton is part of reservation
(4/20/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Congress never intended for Riverton to leave the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation, the U.S. Department of Justice argued recently on behalf of the...
article Elected officials visit with ESBC; tribe reports on casino expansion
(4/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Newly elected Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray took advantage of an offer made by Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, to visit the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on March...
article Will Drug Gangs Overrun Wind River Again?
(4/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In 2013, Business Insider described the Wind River Reservation as the “most depressing and dangerous place to live,” but according to Sunny...
article U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs now hearing from local representatives
(3/31/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A field hearing by the United States Senate Committee on Indian affairs just concluded hearing from a panel of Federal officials, and are now hearing...
article Barrasso holds drug hearing on Wind River Indian Reservation
(3/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is chairing a congressional field hearing on the Wind River Indian Reservation next week to hear testimony on how drugs are...
article Wind River Indian Reservation - Fort Washakie
(3/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s Wind River Country is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country. Encompassing more than 2.2 million acres, the Wind...
article CEO: Weekend gamblers helped Wind River Casino make 2014 a good year
(2/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In a report to the Riverton Economic and Community Development Association (RECDA) on Wednesday, the CEO of the Wind River Casino said a large influx of...
article Wind River Casino’s Food Court taking shape, could be serving by May
(2/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe’s Wind River Casino is looking to more than double the number of people it can accommodate for lunch and dinner service...
article Devon Energy withdraws from Riverton reservation boundary lawsuit
(2/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- One major opponent of a 2013 Environmental Protection Agency ruling to include Riverton as part of the Wind River Indian Reservation withdrew Tuesday from a...
article Eastern Shoshone assert control over Wind River tribal assets
(2/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone tribal officials have asserted control over the Wind River Indian Reservation's jointly held assets, including those previously...
article Native American Women Are, Increasingly, Family Breadwinners
(2/8/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In the face of some of the worst poverty in the country, women on the Wind River Indian Reservation are getting to work. At the Wind River Casino, almost 60...
30 Total Articles on this Issue

Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Some lawmakers believe historic horse race machines are no different than slots
(8/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The terminals were about the size of an arcade game. At the bottom right corner of the screen, a short video of a historic horse race played. In the center...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(8/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local...
article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(8/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local...
article Wyo. Can't Fight EPA Reservation Border Ruling, Tribe Says [sub req]
(8/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe urged the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday to reject the state of Wyoming’s challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection...
article Court Denies Yellowbear's "Friend of Court" Request
(4/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- 10th circuit Federal court judges have denied Andrew Yellowbear's request to become a “friend of the court” in a case about the...
article Appeals court won't hear Wyoming inmate in boundary dispute
(4/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A federal appeals court has denied a request from a state prison inmate to participate in a lawsuit over the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation....
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Montana congressmen rush to keep coal port review on track
(8/1/2015)
(Wyoming) -- With Montana coal exports in jeopardy, the state’s Republican congressmen are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ignore an Indian tribe...
article Peabody Energy still chafes at strip-mining protest song
(7/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- More than 40 years after it was first recorded, a strip-mining protest song still rankles one of the nation's largest coal mining companies.
article Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming
(6/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila (Bear’s Lodge also known as Devil’s Tower) announced June...
article Native Sun News: EPA hears Native views about uranium mining
(5/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- During public hearings May 12-14, nuclear industry representatives and their supporters lined up to tell the EPA that uranium companies can’t stay in...
article Young Northern Cheyenne says no to coal mining
(4/14/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Coal development is not my identity and culture. As a young Northern Cheyenne, I do not seek to develop any kind of coal on Cheyenne homelands. I want to...
article Battle royal: Coal companies, critics face off over proposal to reform federal royalties
(2/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Coal companies and industry critics are increasingly at odds over a federal proposal to change the way royalties are levied on coal mined from public land....
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article A Letter From the Family of Stallone Trosper
(7/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness. Saturday, July 18th, Stallone, our beloved son, brother, nephew,...
article ABEYTA: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate
(7/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness. Saturday, July 18th, Stallone, our beloved son, brother, nephew,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant for Firewood Processor
(7/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has announced receipt of a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to purchase a Firewood Processor....
article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(6/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe announced Tuesday that they had received a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Tribes consider source waters’ protection
(6/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems and the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshoni tribes are partnering to create a "source water"...
article Congress works to address aging tribal irrigation projects
(2/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- An aging agricultural irrigation project on the Wind River Reservation could receive federal maintenance money to modernize the century-old system. A bill...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Tobacco Prevention Campaigns For Native Americans Tell Kids To 'Keep It Sacred'
(3/13/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In most schools, campaigns to keep students from smoking use simple slogans like “Be Smart, Don’t Start,” but those targeting Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Tribal Taxation

article Northern Arapaho Loses Lawsuit Against IRS
(3/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho tribe recently lost a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service. The tribe sued the IRS because it classified the Northern Arapaho...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Northern Arapaho Stand Behind Right To Take Eagles For Ceremonies
(9/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Ten years ago, a young Arapaho man was charged with killing an eagle without a permit for a Sun Dance ceremony. The Northern Arapaho tribe decided it was...
article Despite calls for hate crimes bill, most Fremont County lawmakers oppose it
(8/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Most Fremont County lawmakers oppose a hate crimes bill for Wyoming, saying they don’t believe additional penalties would deter crime.
article Unique Program Delivers Emergency Care In Person To Native Victims Of Sexual Assault
(8/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- By some estimates, sexual assault on U.S. Indian reservations is the worst in the world with one in three Native women assaulted during their lifetime.
article 2 more sentenced in Wind River stabbing death
(8/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A judge sentenced two people to prison this week for the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year. Byron Spoonhunter and Susan...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe calls on feds to drop eagle appeal
(8/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is calling on the federal government to drop a legal appeal that's blocking the tribe from killing bald eagles for religious...
article Lead Defendant In Reservation Murder Case Sentenced To 35 Years
(8/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Susan Chippewa, who repeatedly stabbed an Ethete man last year on the Wind River Indian Reservation, will spend 35 years in federal prison, U.S. District...
article Lottery a boon for Evanston, drawing Utah players and possibly siphoning from Idaho
(8/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Sometimes the line at the Maverick on Front Street in Evanston is so busy, it stretches to the door. Maverick used to have three registers. Now it has four...
article Mead says Wyoming doesn't need hate crimes law
(8/19/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Matt Mead said Wednesday that Wyoming, one of only five states without a hate crimes law, doesn’t need one. The comments came a month after two...
article Editorial board: Lottery revelation an opportunity to clarify vision
(8/19/2015)
(Wyoming) -- This is an important moment for the future of gambling in Wyoming. We’ve recently learned that proceeds from WyoLotto are unlikely to ever meet the...
article UW, Wind River Reservation Project to Grow Health with Gardens
(8/18/2015)
(Wyoming) -- With a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University of Wyoming and Wind River Indian Reservation partners will...
article For some Yellowstone bison, the roaming ends at the slaughterhouse
(8/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Even for a park with a history of unhappy encounters between people and wildlife, 2015 is shaping up as an eventful year for Yellowstone and its bison....
article Some lawmakers believe historic horse race machines are no different than slots
(8/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The terminals were about the size of an arcade game. At the bottom right corner of the screen, a short video of a historic horse race played. In the center...
article Jackpot: Part 2: Historic horse racing generating revenue, but at what cost?
(8/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Sheridan resident Sandy Kassen couldn’t believe her eyes. Sure, she liked to go down to Wyoming Downs about once a week to gamble, but she had never...
article Northern Arapaho Language Camp wrapped up Wednesday at St. Stephens
(8/13/2015)
(Wyoming) -- For the Northern Arapaho people, the power of oral traditions has been essential to the tribe’s survival. To honor that tradition, the Northern...
article Fatal shooting in Wyoming raises questions about racism
(8/11/2015)
(Wyoming) -- On July 18, James “Sonny” Goggles Jr., 50, and Stallone Trosper, 29, were sleeping on green floor mattresses inside a drug and alcohol detox...
article Judge hears Cheyenne man's request to dismiss lottery case
(8/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A state judge said Monday he intends to rule soon on a Cheyenne man's request to dismiss a lawsuit the Wyoming Lottery Corporation filed against him...
article How A Candy Magnate Helped Bring A Holy Collection Home
(8/8/2015)
(Wyoming) -- At the foot of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, a century-old ranch plays host to a small art museum. It's quite an idyllic setting — but just a...
article Tribal officials gratified FBI monitoring shooting case
(8/8/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Officials with the Northern Arapaho Tribe say they're gratified the federal government is monitoring the state prosecution of a man charged with the...
article Reservation youth with Wind River Conservation working on projects countywide
(8/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Conservation Program has been working with a bunch of local youth on great community service projects in and around the Wind River Indian...
article No. Arapaho Tribe expressed gratitude of preliminary hate crimes investigation
(8/6/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Public Information Officer for the Denver Division of the FBI today declined comment on the agency’s investigation of the July 18th shooting at...

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