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Mining & Drilling

article Cheney oil and gas bill raises questions about the value of federal rules
(Wyoming) -- Ranchers drilling for oil and gas on their property say they have a problem. When a well on state or private land drills into federally owned oil and gas...
article Federal officials consider visual impact of oil and gas development near Native American sites
(Wyoming) -- Speckled across the Wyoming landscape, from public lands to private ranches, are historic Native American sites. They may be tepee rings, graves or marks...
article Lawmakers say BLM inhibiting oil and gas development to protect view from Native American sites
(Wyoming) -- State lawmakers say a new interpretation of federal rules is inhibiting oil and gas development near Native American sites on private land. At issue is...
article Wyoming governor critical of federal changes to sage grouse management
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Matt Mead criticized on Monday a key aspect of the federal government’s new plan for managing the imperiled sage grouse, arguing that it ignores...
article Citing Trump’s executive order, BLM considers leasing sage grouse habitat for oil and gas
(Wyoming) -- The federal push to open energy development on public lands resonates in Wyoming, where low prices and production have wreaked havoc on the economy. But...
article Deer numbers drop almost 40 percent as animals avoid oil and gas wells, new study shows
(Wyoming) -- Mule deer don’t like oil and gas wells. A new report — the first of its kind — analyzes 17 years’ worth of data showing that...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Carlisle School

article Bringing The Children Home: Northern Arapaho Exhume Boarding School Graves
(Wyoming) -- On the Wind River Reservation, on the far edge of a wind-swept cemetery filled with white crosses and colorful flowers, a fresh mound blended in with all...
article After Many Requests, Boarding School Children's Remains Returned To Northern Arapaho
(Wyoming) -- For over a decade, the Northern Arapaho tribe has been requesting that the remains of children buried in a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School...
article At last, the Indian children have come home
(Wyoming) -- People arrived at the cemetery in shiny late-model sedans and in old pickup trucks splashed with mud, but it was three riderless horses that led the...
article Remains of Northern Arapaho boys finally buried on the Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Three riderless horses clattered up Mission Road in Riverton Friday morning, the final ride for Little Chief, Horse and Little Plume. It was a bittersweet...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
article Court rules Riverton not part of Indian Country
(Wyoming) -- The city of Riverton and surrounding lands are not part of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, an appeals court ruled Wednesday in a case that...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe Will Appeal Circuit Court Decision About Reservation Boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe will appeal an Appellate Court’s split ruling Wednesday that the Wind River Reservation boundaries were reduced by Congress...
article Appellate Court Rules Against EPA in Reservation Dispute; Split Decision Highlights Poor Treatment Of Indians
(Wyoming) -- The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a split 2-1 decision against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency when it declared in 2013...
article Court’s ruling: Riverton not part of Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Today, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirmed that the City of Riverton is not within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Court...
article Wyoming tribes don't have sovereignty over Riverton, land north of Wind River, court rules
(Wyoming) -- Historic reservation land north of the Wind River — including the town of Riverton — belongs to the state of Wyoming and not to the Northern...
article Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case
(Wyoming) -- A federal appeals court has dealt a huge blow to two tribes as part of a long-simmering dispute over the boundaries of their reservation in Wyoming. By a 2-...
article McDaniel: We need to do more for Wind River
(Wyoming) -- Imagine for a moment that the people of one of Wyoming’s 23 counties lived an average life of 20 percent fewer years than those living in any other...
30 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.
article Trump portrait replaced in Wyoming town hall
(Wyoming) -- A portrait of President Donald Trump has been replaced at one town hall in Wyoming because the local mayor disapproves of Trump's politics.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article The remains of three Northern Arapaho children will be returned home to Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- This summer, as rattlesnakes bask in the rocky heat of central Wyoming and the sun withers the grass, Little Chief will come home. The Northern Arapaho boy...
article One year in, gardening project on the reservation going strong
(Wyoming) -- A study evaluating the health impacts of food gardens with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families is under way, and the first wave of 18 families...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Sherman Alexie

article A good storyteller is hard to find
(Wyoming) -- When Sherman Alexie takes to the stage, he said, it can go one of two ways — Blue Oyster Cult performing at an Indian casino or Oasis circa 1991. At...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Mountain Town News: Jackson mayor takes down picture of Trump
(Wyoming) -- If many mayors of ski towns veer liberal, Peter Muldoon is more exceptional in his politics. After being elected last year, he set off to South Dakota, to...
article After criticizing Trump, Jackson mayor removed president's city hall portrait — then changed his story
(Wyoming) -- Embracing Jackson’s reputation as a liberal enclave in a deeply conservative state, Mayor Pete Muldoon decided to remove photographs of President...
article ‘Our respect is earned, not demanded’: Mayor removes Trump and Pence portraits from town hall
(Wyoming) -- At government buildings across the nation, a picture of a smiling, benevolent-looking politician is just about as common as fluorescent lights. But a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Native Americans walk out of Wyoming play with stereotypes
(Wyoming) -- Native American high school students attending a summer program at the University of Wyoming walked out of the college's production of "The...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Arapahoe Tribe: The pipeline is a problem for all American, not just Natives.
(Wyoming) -- “If this Dakota access pipeline gets built and it’s all set in stone and everybody is on board we’re going to feel the effects of that, we...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Wyoming K-12 standards to include Native American history
(Wyoming) -- Revised Wyoming K-12 education standards with a new Native American history component could be ready for State Board of Education review in January or...
article Wind River Casino wins HR award
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino won an award from the National Native American Human Resources Association at their annual conference held in Cherokee,...
article Native American Center opens on UW campus
(Wyoming) -- The Native American Education, Research and Cultural Center opened Friday on the University of Wyoming campus during an event attended by high-profile...
article University of Wyoming’s Native American Center opens Friday
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming is undertaking several initiatives aimed at recruiting Native American students and providing for their success. Friday’s opening...
article Ancient Native American rock art rescued from warehouse for documentation
(Wyoming) -- There’s still part of a dynamite charge stuck in a hole along a sandstone cliff near Greybull, Wyoming, where in 1962 stonemasons removed tons of...
article In restoring buffalo, tribes seek to restore communities
(Wyoming) -- When Jason Baldes became the first tribal member to see the new buffalo calf this spring— the first born on the Wind River Indian Reservation in 130...
article Grizzly bears are on the move in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- A growing number of grizzly bears are moving outside their established habitat in and around Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, causing more conflicts...
article Man pleads guilty to buying opiate prescriptions from doctor
(Wyoming) -- The first of 10 co-defendants in a prescription drug conspiracy allegedly run by a Wyoming doctor has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute OxyContin....
article UW Native American Center Grand Opening Sept. 29
(Wyoming) -- When James Trosper was first appointed to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees in 2002 by then-Gov. Jim Geringer, one of the first tasks Trosper...
article Ancient Native American rock art rescued from warehouse for documentation
(Wyoming) -- There’s still part of a dynamite charge stuck in a hole along a sandstone cliff near Greybull, Wyoming, where in 1962 stonemasons removed tons of...
article Bones found on reservation could be 500 years old
(Wyoming) -- The Fremont County Coroner's Office says preliminary analysis of a set of skeletal remains found on the Wind River Indian Reservation show the bones are...
article Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits school on Wyoming reservation
(Wyoming) -- At St. Stephens Indian School, the past is never far away for students. A graveyard from its Catholic mission roots, marked with crosses and adorned with...
article Tribes plan protest to change Yellowstone valley, peak names
(Wyoming) -- Two tribes plan to demonstrate in favor of renaming a valley and a mountain in Yellowstone National Park associated with men who advocated and carried out...
article Betsy DeVos to visit Casper, Wind River Reservation on Tuesday as part of nationwide tour
(Wyoming) -- U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will visit schools in Casper and on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday on her first stop of a six-...
article Cheyenne Council Could Get Rid of Bingo, Pull Tabs Licensing Law
(Wyoming) -- The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance which would get rid of a law requiring businesses to apply for a license to conduct bingo and pull tab...
article Central Wyoming College Plans To Start Program To Develop Tribal Leaders
(Wyoming) -- Central Wyoming College in Riverton sits in a very unique spot in the state: right next door to the Wind River Indian Reservation. Many of its students are...
article Edward S. Curtis Photo Exhibition on View at UW’s Coe Library
(Wyoming) -- The photography of Edward S. Curtis is showcased in a traveling exhibition on view through Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Level 3 Gallery at the University of...
article Our State Portrayed in the Movies and TV Thanks to Taylor Sheridan
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming has been the home for four years to the hottest young movie and TV director Taylor Sheridan. And his love for our state has been shown recently in...
article The legend of Liver-Eating Johnson keeps getting taller
(Wyoming) -- It takes a good dose of myth, a well-built legend and an unusual nickname to keep a man like John Johnston alive in people’s memories 115 years after his...
article Ucross Foundation Offers New Native American Artist Residency
(Wyoming) -- The artist residency program Ucross in north central Wyoming has created a new fellowship for Native American visual artists. Ucross President Sharon Dynak...

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