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Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(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...
article Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming expects to complete a $25 million casino expansion in 2016. Construction at the Shoshone Rose Casino will begin in the...
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Mining & Drilling

article Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming
(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
(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
(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
(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....
article Native Sun News: Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing
(Wyoming) -- Five people testified against proposed northern Black Hills uranium mining in view of sacred Mato Tipila (aka Bear’s Lodge or Devils Tower) at a...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Appeals court allows argument from Riverton Hospital in reservation boundary suit
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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?
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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...
article More Native American Women Taking On Breadwinner Role
(Wyoming) -- 1 in 4 Native Americans lives under the poverty level--it’s the worst poverty rates in the U.S. of any racial group. But one group is improving its...
article Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
(Wyoming) -- Riverton, Wyoming, looks like an All-American boomtown, fronted along a busy strip of hotels and fast food joints with steady traffic from industry trucks...
article Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
(Wyoming) -- Riverton, Wyoming, looks like an All-American boomtown, fronted along a busy strip of hotels and fast food joints with steady traffic from industry trucks...
article 10 states say EPA tribal boundary ruling needs full review
(Wyoming) -- Ten states are urging a federal appeals court to review from scratch the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision that Riverton and...
article 10 states support Wyoming in challenging EPA’s changing of the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary
(Wyoming) -- On Monday, ten states filed a joint amicus brief supporting Wyoming in its case challenging the EPA’s purported expansion of the Wind River Indian...
article Tribes, Gov. Mead spar over EPA boundary filing
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Matt Mead championed 10 states' joint action to support an ongoing lawsuit over the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Central Wyoming....
article Three charged in murder on Wind River Reservation plead not guilty
(Wyoming) -- Three residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation who are accused of stabbing and killing a man in June pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court...
article Clifford nominated for business award
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Hotel and Casino assistant general manger Andrea Clifford has been nominated by the Wyoming Business Report for the Women of Influence Award in...
34 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Tribes consider source waters’ protection
(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
(Wyoming) -- An aging agricultural irrigation project on the Wind River Reservation could receive federal maintenance money to modernize the century-old system. A bill...
article Judge rules for tribes in Wyoming in dispute over diverted water
(Wyoming) -- A federal judge fined an irrigation district and its former manager for illegally diverting water on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Judge Alan B....
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Land Issues

article Court Denies Yellowbear's "Friend of Court" Request
(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
(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....
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Tobacco & Cigarettes

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

article Northern Arapaho Loses Lawsuit Against IRS
(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...
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article Bergstrom: Cannabis could be big business for tribes
(Wyoming) -- Editor: Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes could put to good use a large harvest basket of revenue. I am sure that there are respected tribe...
article Wind River Reservation not likely to legalize marijuana
(Wyoming) -- Native American tribes on the Wind River Reservation are now able to grow and sell marijuana without federal prosecution after the release of a U.S. Justice...
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Other News

article Eastern Shoshone Tribe receives large grant for casino surveillance improvements
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone tribal Chairman Darwin St. Clair Jr. announced today that the tribe has received a significant grant to improve surveillance systems at...
article Casino celebrates opening of new Buffalo Restaurant
(Wyoming) -- The CEO describes the eatery as an "adult food court." The Wind River Hotel and Casino invited the community to celebrate the opening of the new $...
article State renews gaming compact with Shoshone Tribe
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming has extended the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's gambling compact until 2046. The action last week came after Gov. Matt Mead met with...
article Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council names new executive director
(Wyoming) -- William Snell has been appointed to the executive director position of the Montana Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council. Snell will be replacing Cheryl Belcourt...
article Request made to change Devils Tower name to Bear Lodge
(Wyoming) -- Public comment is being gathered on whether to change the name of the Devils Tower geographic landmark in northeast Wyoming to Bear Lodge. The request for...
article 3rd man pleads guilty in Wind River Reservation stabbing
(Wyoming) -- The third and final defendant charged in a fatal stabbing on the Wind River Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Jaymes Whiteplume...
article Not Afraid family busy at rodeo
(Wyoming) -- Zane Not Afraid is not afraid of long drives on well-groomed highways. Eight hours here, three there, another three and a half and then three more. Just...
article Tribes request Devils Tower be renamed Bear Lodge
(Wyoming) -- An American Indian spiritual leader has requested the federal government change the name of Devils Tower to Bear Lodge. In his request to the U.S. Board on...
article All Defendants Now Have Pleaded Guilty In Reservation Killing
(Wyoming) -- U.S. Marshals pulled the sobbing mother of Jaymes Leo Whiteplume away from her son in a last embrace Thursday after he pleaded guilty in federal court to...
article WyoLotto releases incomplete salary information
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Lottery released salaries of staff and board members — although some of the salaries remain a mystery because they do not have employee...
article Once a knucklehead, now a role model: The story of Wyoming Indian High student Andrew Isis
(Wyoming) -- Andrew Isis was, in his art teacher's telling, a "knucklehead and a slacker" when he first entered Wyoming Indian High School four years ago....
article Bighorn Museum displays heart of the West
(Wyoming) -- A meandering, bubbling creek flows through tall grasses and weaves between the trunks of massive cottonwood trees. Flowers bloom on the hillsides, and snow...
article Steps To Success For Wyoming's Native American Students
(Wyoming) -- The four-year graduation rate for students on the Wind River Indian Reservation hovers around 50 percent, compared to 80 percent in the rest of Wyoming. In...
article New Building And American Indian Art Collection Transform The Brinton Museum
(Wyoming) -- Here’s the story of how a museum nearly closed but instead reinvented itself with a brand new building and a major American Indian art collection.
article Tauck Sponsors American Indian Artist-in-Residence Program at Grand Teton
(Wyoming) -- Tauck, the Norwalk, Conn.-based tour operator, has entered into a partnership with Grand Teton National Park to set up an American Indian Artist in...
article National Native Languages Conference Comes To Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- This week, Riverton will host a conference on how to save the native languages of indigenous peoples across the globe. It’s the first time in its 22...
article Wyoming rancher turned archaeologist has spent life tracking ancient hunters
(Wyoming) -- Nobody understands hunters quite like George Frison. The 90-year-old Wyoming archaeologist has spent much of his professional career conducting research on...
article Sioux Ledger Art to be displayed at the Pioneer Museum in June and July
(Wyoming) -- A new traveling display at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum explores Sioux Indian ledger art from 1891. Paintings by warrior Red Hawk depict the lives and...
article WyoLotto releases CEO's salary; other salaries remain secret
(Wyoming) -- After a month-long tangle over public information, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. released the salary of CEO Jon Clontz, but refused to disclose how it paid...
article Chief Washakie Scholarship Recipients Selected at UW
(Wyoming) -- Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 12 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year. New recipients are Sharolyn Jimerson,...

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