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Wind River

article Northern Arapaho, Feds, move to settle in Wind River lawsuit
(3/21/2017)
(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
(3/9/2017)
(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
(3/6/2017)
(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
(3/4/2017)
(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
(2/24/2017)
(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
(2/23/2017)
(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
(2/22/2017)
(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
(2/22/2017)
(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
(2/22/2017)
(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
(2/22/2017)
(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
(2/6/2017)
(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...
article Documentary traces tribal artifacts’ return to Wind River Reservation
(1/13/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Part of the legacy of the Episcopal Church’s history on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming intersects with the issue of ownership of tribal...
article Wind River Reservation Receives First Bison Since 1885
(12/31/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A thousand buffalo: That is the goal for bison resettlement on the Wind River Reservation, according to one of the people involved in a program that plans...
article Cross Fit Comes to the Wind River Indian Reservation
(12/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- There is a new and free way to live a healthier life on the Reservation. A Cross-Fit leveler gym opened near the Fort Washakie School recently and is...
article Wild Bison Return To Wind River Reservation
(11/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For the first time in 130 years, wild bison left their hoof prints on the land on the Wind River Indian Reservation last Thursday.
article New Shoshone casino hopes to boost reservation economy
(11/5/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Zombie faces stare at visitors from machines studded with flashing lights and glowing panels at a newly renovated casino on the Wind River Reservation in...
article Wyoming tribe marks return of buffalo after a century
(11/3/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are marking the return of buffalo to their reservation in central Wyoming more than a century after the animals were...
article Arapaho and Shoshone will use different courts under recent compromise
(10/25/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has established a special court to handle cases against members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Reservation.
article Judge restricts Bureau of Indian Affairs spending in Wyoming
(10/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs from giving funds intended to benefit the Northern Arapaho Tribe to the Shoshone Business...
article Court: Feds likely broke law in Wind River tribal negotiations
(10/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The federal government appears to have acted illegally by entering into contracts with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe to provide multi-tribal services on the...
article Wind River tribes feud over status of tribal court
(10/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Reservation tribal court remains open despite an end to federal funding and an escalating disagreement over its status. When the federal...
article Eastern Shoshone Nation to hold Grand Opening of new casino & hotel
(10/12/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Business Council announced the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting to unveil the $30 million expansion of the Shoshone...
article Shoshone Rose Casino completes $30 million expansion
(10/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- One year ago, the Shoshone Rose Casino of Wyoming announced an expansion of the gaming venue, with $30 million to be spent on such areas as the gaming floor...
article Shoshone Tribe Doesn't Recognize Tribal Court
(10/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Shoshone Business Council did not appear at a tribal court ordered hearing to hold them in contempt. Shoshone Business Council members say the tribal...
article Shoshone Rose Casino re-opens with new hotel
(10/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The doors to the new Shoshone Rose Casino were opened Sept. 30 at the soft-opening event welcoming hundreds of community members to the ribbon-cutting...
article Fired Tribal Court Employees Staying
(10/6/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone business council members tried to fire tribal court employees Monday. The federal contract to operate tribal court ended Friday, so court employees...
article Tribe applauds settlement of lawsuit over Wind River channel
(9/3/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is applauding a legal settlement that calls for a Fremont County irrigation district and its former manager to restore the...
article Overcrowded Lives: The First In a Series On the Reservation Housing Shortage
(8/13/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The two tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation are growing and prospering. The Northern Arapaho is expected to reach 11,000 this year, the Eastern...
article UW president urges 'pipeline' for Wind River Reservation
(7/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols said she would like to boost American Indian enrollment at Wyoming’s only public, four-year university...
29 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Arapahoe Tribe: The pipeline is a problem for all American, not just Natives.
(2/3/2017)
(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...
article Police across the country looked at Standing Rock as a sort of law enforcement laboratory
(1/12/2017)
(Wyoming) -- One of the tactics used by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple to try and quell the #NoDAPL protests at Standing Rock was the Emergency Management...
article DON’T MISS: Activists Unite
(1/2/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Locals will have the chance to hear from prominent activists involved in efforts near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota Tuesday, January 3 at...
article A mecca on the Dakota plains inspires Wind River man
(12/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- When he was a boy, Layha Spoonhunter’s father told him that one day the five divisions of the Arapaho tribe, then scattered across the western United...
article Could Standing Rock Happen In Wyoming?
(12/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Yufna Soldier Wolf is the director of the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office, which might make you wonder, what's so historic about...
article Emails reveal large protest could happen in Wyoming
(12/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Agency emails from the Wyoming Highway Patrol show that officers believe a situation similar to the protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline could happen in...
article Wyoming patrol considered sending observers to protest
(12/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol considered sending two officers to observe how North Dakota handled a large protest against an oil pipeline construction project...
article Ten things the media haven't told you about Standing Rock
(11/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- What writers like me don’t know about the world outweighs what we do know by a ratio of 100-1, at best. We get away with reporting the news as if we...
article Wyoming sends troopers to North Dakota pipeline protest
(10/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming has sent six highway patrol troopers to North Dakota to help authorities deal with Indian protesters demonstrating against the construction of an...
article Wyoming tribal members support North Dakota pipeline protests
(9/10/2016)
(Wyoming) -- It was a sunny Friday morning in Ethete when the students of Wyoming Indian High School stepped out of their classrooms and began to walk to the community...
article Wyoming Tribes Support Pipeline Demonstrations In North Dakota
(9/5/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a planned 1,168-mile long crude oil pipeline with the capacity to transport almost 570,000 barrels of oil each day from...
11 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article Feds Fight Arapaho Contract Claims In Shoshone Row [sub req]
(1/30/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The federal government on Friday shot back at the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s claim that the Bureau of Indian Affairs improperly rejected proposals to...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Low price of uranium slows expansion of mine near sacred Mato Tipila
(1/13/2017)
(Wyoming) -- In the wake of dismal 2016 profits from uranium production worldwide, Peninsula Energy Ltd. has decided to shelve Ross uranium mine and mill expansion plans...
article Wyoming Governor criticizes Oregon coal port ruling
(8/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Officials in Wyoming and Montana are weighing how to respond to last week's ruling by an Oregon judge that rejected the states' claims that federal...
article Wyo. fracking case signals end of court deference to federal agencies, environmental attorney says
(7/12/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Ute Indian Tribe's victory in federal court earlier this month fending off Bureau of Land Management-imposed fracking rules included a number of...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Historic horse racing outlets see gradual recovery
(12/19/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The past year has been a time of rebuilding for Wyoming’s historic horse race industry. And while the industry has yet to achieve the stature it...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article 'No ambiguity:" Court tells BLM it cannot treat public land as private
(10/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Land Management may not treat public lands as private out of practical considerations, a federal appeals court wrote in an opinion released...
article Fremont County awaits reservation boundary resolution
(10/22/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Pickups and the odd tanker-truck pound along Federal Boulevard on the way out of Riverton. The road carries them south over the Big Wind River toward Lander...
article In fight over Wyoming's wild horses, advocates see test of public land stewardship
(9/23/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal court battle over the fate of wild horses in Wyoming’s high desert could have implications for the management of public lands across the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Tribe applauds settlement of lawsuit over Wind River channel
(9/1/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is applauding a legal settlement that calls for a Fremont County irrigation district and its former manager to restore the...
1 Article on this Issue

Black Hills

article When It Comes to the Black Hills, Sacred Pipe Must Be Honored, Elder Says
(8/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- On March 14, John Steele, president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama inviting him to “explore innovative...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Wyoming researcher explores thunderbird art link to golden eagles
(3/18/2017)
(Wyoming) -- When Bonnie Smith first saw three golden eagle nests on a cliff above an ancient American Indian thunderbird petroglyph, she had to wonder if there was a...
article Advocates welcome signing of Native American education bill
(3/16/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The recent signing of a bill that will help educate future generations about Wyoming's native population is being praised by advocates who pushed for years...
article Governor Signs Bill To Bring Indian Education For All
(3/16/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Last week, Governor Matt Mead signed the Indian Education For All Act that requires the Wyoming Department of Education to teach the history and culture of...
article President Nichols Talks With Tribes About Improving Native Enrollment At UW
(3/16/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Earlier this month, University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols made a second visit to the Wind River Reservation to continue discussions about how to...
article Wyoming researcher explores thunderbird art link to golden eagles
(3/16/2017)
(Wyoming) -- When Bonnie Smith first saw three golden eagle nests on a cliff above an ancient American Indian thunderbird petroglyph, she had to wonder if there was a...
article Bison from Iowa adapting well to new environment in Wyoming
(3/5/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A group of bison relocated from Iowa appear to be thriving as their first winter in Wyoming comes to a close. The 10 bison were brought to the Wind River...
article UW Working to Increase Native American Attendance
(3/3/2017)
(Wyoming) -- UW’s president is working towards increasing Native American enrollment. Laurie Nichols, the president met with reservation school officials and both...
article Indian Education for All bill makes it through Legislature
(3/1/2017)
(Wyoming) -- After three years of work and significant lobbying by American Indians, an Indian Education for All bill has passed the Wyoming Legislature and will help...
article Senate advances Native American education bill at end of final day
(2/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Just before 5 p.m. on the day the bill was set to die, the Senate advanced a measure that would give teachers the tools to educate Wyoming students on...
article Legislature sends mixed message to Wyoming tribes
(2/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Legislature voted Friday to halve funding for the governor’s tribal liaison program. In its supplemental budget bill, the Joint Appropriations...
article Tribal Liason facing major cuts
(2/10/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The program helping communication between the eastern Shoshone and northern Arapaho tribes and state government is facing major cuts under the new proposed...
article Tribal Coalition Holds Dems Accountable who Aligned with Trump on Interior Secretary Nominee
(2/6/2017)
(Wyoming) -- GOAL Tribal Coalition, one of the largest tribal organizations in North America has challenged members of the Democratic caucus on the Senate Energy and...
article New Study Shows Tribes Nationwide Need About 68,000 Homes
(2/3/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Housing and Urban Development Office has released a large scale study evaluating the severity of the housing crisis in Indian Country.
article Native Americans Struggle To Find Housing While Facing Discrimination
(2/2/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A severe lack of housing on the nation's reservations means many Native Americans are forced to find rentals in nearby communities.
article American Indian ed bill clears first vote in House
(1/26/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming House gave preliminary approval to a bill Thursday that would provide schoolchildren throughout the state American Indian history in their...
article House Begins Debate On Indian Education Program
(1/26/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has started working on a bill that is intended to better help social studies teachers teach about the Tribes on the...
article Did ‘Little People’ Exist In Wyoming?
(1/25/2017)
(Wyoming) -- It could be fact, fiction, or could also be myth or it could be history. Either way, it's been said that ‘little people’ existed in Wyoming after finding...
article Health, Environmental, and Tribal Groups Applaud Order Denying Industry Efforts to Halt BLM Methane Waste Rule Implementation
(1/18/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Sixteen national, regional, tribal and local public health and environmental groups representing millions of Americans applaud a decision issued yesterday...
article AUDIO: Native Renters Struggle With Discrimination In Reservation Border Towns
(1/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Ken Hebah grew up in Denver, but a few years ago, he moved to Lander to get a job as a nurse and to be closer to his Eastern Shoshone family members on the...
article AUDIO: Buffalo Bill 100 Years Later
(1/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Cody - William F. Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, died in Denver, Colorado on January 10, 1917. One hundred years later, his name adorns a 300-thousand...

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