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Wyoming

Navajo Nation

article Navajo company reaches immunity deal with U.S. for coal mines
(2/27/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A Navajo tribal company has reached an agreement that would allow the U.S. government to enforce environmental laws at two coal mines in Wyoming and one in...
article NTEC, Wyoming agree to limited waiver of sovereign immunity
(2/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Navajo Transitional Energy Company and the state of Wyoming have agreed to a limited waiver of sovereign immunity that ensures the state’s ability to...
article Wyoming, Navajo Coal Company, Agree To Liability Waiver
(2/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Officials in Wyoming have reached an agreement with a Navajo tribal mining firm that would give the state of Wyoming authority to take the company to court...
article Wyoming, Navajo coal company, agree to liability waiver
(2/13/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming officials have reached an agreement with a Navajo tribal company that would give them authority to take the company to court as a way to enforce...
article Navajo coal company says it has deal to pay back taxes, royalties
(1/29/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A Navajo Nation company says it has an agreement to pay outstanding taxes and royalties on three large coal mines that it bought last year in Wyoming and...
article Owner of three coal mines already behind on federal, county mineral taxes
(1/24/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A dispute over unpaid taxes continues to weigh on the new owner of three Powder River Basin mines. The newest operator in the basin, Navajo Transitional...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Wind River Startup Challenge deadline extended
(2/25/2020)
(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...
article Tribal officials discuss challenges and solutions to addressing reservation housing crisis
(2/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Despite some headway, officials told tribal citizens and other community members on Wednesday that a yearslong housing crisis on the Wind River Reservation...
article Veterans memorial coming to Wind River Reservation
(2/3/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Military veterans from the Wind River Reservation will soon have their own memorial honoring their sacrifices. Indigenous and non-Native American service...
article Wind River Indian Reservation Startup Challenge Launched by UW
(1/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming launched the Wind River Startup Challenge this month, giving tribal member entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive funding to...
article New Memorial Sculpture Will Honor Wind River's Veterans
(1/14/2020)
(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...
article Memorial sculpture garden to honor veterans from Wind River Indian Reservation
(1/11/2020)
(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...
article Northern Arapaho receives $4.75 million to improve recreation opportunities on reservation
(1/10/2020)
(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
(1/10/2020)
(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...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Wyoming Gaming

article Lawmakers Move Forward With Gaming Regulations
(2/25/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Legislature has high hopes of debating some gaming bills this session including the establishment of a new gaming commission. Video gambling...
article Casper City Council Gives Tentative Nod to Wagering at Former Nightclub
(2/25/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Casper City Council at a work session Tuesday tentatively approved amending a city zoning requirement that would allow gambling in a former nightclub. City...
article Gillette Considering Permits For Skill Games
(2/20/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Gillette could be the first city in the state to create a permitting process for unregulated games of skill. The city is targeting electronic wagering...
article Wyoming’s winning bet on horse racing: industry has boosted economy
(2/19/2020)
(Wyoming) -- State officials keep saying the state needs to diversify its income by using other means to help fill the state’s coffers, and horse racing across the...
article Should Wyoming gamble on gambling?
(2/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Some pieces of legislation receive far less attention than they deserve. House Bill 171 – Wyoming gaming commission, sponsored by the travel committee...
article Lawmakers mull regulated gaming in Wyoming. The question is how far should the state go?
(2/10/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Almost everyone in the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee Room agreed Monday that 2020 should be the year Wyoming starts to regulate gaming....
article Gillette to consider 'skill game' gambling machine ordinance
(2/8/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming city is considering whether to require businesses to get permits for gambling machines. The Gillette City Council will consider a proposed...
article Lawmakers advance bill to create gaming commission
(2/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Though the final version may look different, lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday morning that would establish a gaming commission to provide regulations that...
article Driskill: Wyoming needs a gaming commission
(1/26/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming has a long and storied history with gaming, dating back to the days when cowboys gathered in bunkhouses for an old-fashioned game of Western poker....
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Cobell

article Buy back program meant to return reservation land to tribes
(2/24/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Land owners on a Wyoming Native American reservation will be able to sell their property to the federal government through a program meant to return...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Arapaho

article Gaming regulation in Wyoming is almost certainly coming. What it will look like is unclear.
(2/22/2020)
(Wyoming) -- State lawmakers have long discussed whether to extend legalized gambling in Wyoming beyond horse racing. This could be the year it finally happens. At the...
article Chief Black Coal’s journey back home
(2/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- “It’s the tribe’s now.” Temple Smith had tears in his eyes as he uttered those words to me on a cold January day. It was...
article "He Came Home For A Reason": Northern Arapaho Tribe Repatriates Black Coal's Headdress
(2/17/2020)
(Wyoming) -- On a Saturday afternoon in January, Great Plains Hall in Arapahoe was packed with hundreds of people standing in line to bless themselves with cedar smoke,...
article Chief Black Coal Headdress Returning to Northern Arapaho
(2/8/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The approximately 250 tribal and community members hadn’t simply come on a Saturday to enjoy a free feast and listen to tribal leaders speak: They...
article Chief Black Coal's Headdress Repatriated To The Northern Arapaho Tribe
(1/24/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A headdress belonging to Chief Black Coal, one of most influential Arapaho leaders of the late 19th century, has been repatriated to the Northern Arapaho...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Missing, murdered indigenous persons bill passes Wyoming Senate on first reading
(2/20/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Senate began to wind down its second week of the budget session by voting a bill through its Committee of the Whole on Thursday, Feb. 20. The...
article Bill addressing missing and murdered Indigenous people advancing in Wyoming Legislature
(2/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A bill addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people is advancing in the Wyoming Legislature, passing another barrier on Monday morning....
article Wyoming legislators aim to tackle ‘epidemic’ of missing and murdered indigenous women and children
(2/17/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Legislators from both the Wyoming House of Representatives and the Senate came together on the morning of Monday, Feb. 17 to discuss one of the most...
article Tribal members voice frustration as task force shares work on missing indigenous people crisis
(2/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Paulette Not Afraid choked up as she talked about her great-niece Selena Not Afraid. The young woman had been missing for 20 days in January before her body...
article Two recent events have sparked new conversations about improving race relations in Riverton. But will they result in more than talk?
(1/26/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Braving temperatures in the single digits, with a Confederate flag flying in a yard across the street, about 200 community members filed off buses or out of...
article Second missing and murdered Indigenous people group could form in Wyoming
(1/26/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s task force tackling issues related to missing and murdered Indigenous people continues, with one lawmaker recently saying she’s...
article Missing, murdered indigenous women movement ignites in Mountain West
(1/24/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Recent gripping headline news stories concerning missing Native American women have highlighted what a widespread and untold story this has become over the...
article Bill aims to enhance Wyoming missing persons investigations, include tribal government
(1/6/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A bill will come before the Wyoming Legislature that would overhaul how the state conducts missing persons investigations. The proposal would require the...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Tribal ID voting registration bill moves closer to becoming law
(2/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A proposal to make it easier for Indigenous people to use their tribal identification when registering to vote is advancing in the Wyoming Legislature. The...
article Wyoming House working on bill that secures tribal ID cards as valid for voter registration
(2/12/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A bill has been taken up by the Wyoming House of Representatives which would clearly state that tribal identification forms are a valid form of ID for...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article FCC Chairman Pai tours Wyoming reservation broadband project
(2/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A top federal official toured Wyoming's Wind River Reservation to look at efforts to improve internet access for tribal members. The Eastern Shoshone...
1 Article on this Issue

Election 2020

article Tribal ID for voting crosses hurdle in Wyoming House
(2/14/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming House of Representatives passed a bill on second reading during their Thursday, Feb. 13 floor session which would secure the status of tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article As tribes eye med marijuana, prosecutor vows ‘discretion ’ in enforcement
(2/9/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Responding to a new push for medicinal marijuana legalization on the Wind River Indian Reservation, United States Attorney Mark Klaassen was non-...
article As tribes eye med marijuana, prosecutor vows ‘discretion ’ in enforcement
(2/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Responding to a new push for medicinal marijuana legalization on the Wind River Indian Reservation, United States Attorney Mark Klaassen was non-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article Eastern Shoshone member, other tribal representatives push for bill supporting buffalo restoration
(2/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Tribal representatives, including one from a Wyoming tribe, are pushing the federal government for money and cooperation as tribes seek to restore buffalo...
article The descendants: MSU grad's life work is to restore herds of buffalo to public lands
(1/3/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Herds of American bison once roamed the vast river-veined plains and the sage-studded mountains of what is now the Wind River country of central Wyoming....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Eastern Shoshone

article Former Tribal Judge Sworn-In To Eastern Shoshone Business Council
(1/23/2020)
(Wyoming) -- After a narrow win in last week's special election, former Chief Judge of the Wind River Tribal Court John St. Clair has been sworn-in as the sixth...
article Eastern Shoshone swear in former judge as newest Business Council member
(1/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A longtime judge officially became the sixth member of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council at a swearing-in ceremony Tuesday afternoon. John St. Clair...
article Tribe elects former tribal court judge to business council in special election, unofficial results show
(1/15/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe elected a former tribal court judge as the tribe’s newest Business Council member in a special election on...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports
(1/22/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S...
article States seek Supreme Court decision on Longview coal project
(1/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington’s denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Sheridan VA Health System Makes Space For Native American Traditions In Healing
(2/21/2020)
(Wyoming) -- On the eastern edge of the Sheridan VA Medical Center campus sits a peaceful view over northern Sheridan. In the winter, the grass is dead and the mud is...
article FCC Chairman Pai tours Wyoming reservation broadband project
(2/12/2020)
(Wyoming) -- A top federal official toured Wyoming's Wind River Reservation to look at efforts to improve internet access for tribal members.
article Headdress of Native Leader to Return to Wyoming Tribe
(2/3/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The headdress worn by a Native leader in Wyoming is returning to the tribe after he gave it to a non-Native dentist living in the state, tribal leaders said.
article Indigenous women bring expertise to Wyoming Legislature
(2/1/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Two Indigenous Wyoming women are bringing their experiences to the state Legislature, especially when it comes to issues affecting Indian Country. Sen....
article UW College of Arts and Sciences Funds Interdisciplinary Research
(1/18/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Research projects on Wyoming’s dual-language immersion programs and the state’s first coal town are among this year’s seed grant...
article Ucross Receives Grant to Support Residencies for Native American Visual Artists and Writers
(1/16/2020)
(Wyoming) -- The Ucross Foundation announced Wednesday that they’ve been awarded a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support residencies...
article Ucross to receive $30,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support residencies for Native American artists and writers
(1/16/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Ucross, a prestigious artist residency program and creative laboratory for the arts, today announced that it has been awarded $30,000 from the National...
article Social Studies Teachers Review "Indian Education For All" Standards At Riverton Workshop
(1/11/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Social studies teachers from 27 Wyoming school districts gathered in Riverton this week for a two-day professional development workshop. Many used the time...
article BLOG: Who was the first non-Native American to see Yellowstone?
(1/8/2020)
(Wyoming) -- According to the National Parks Service, the area now known as Yellowstone National Park has been home to humans for more than 11,000 years, with the...
article Wyoming students disciplined after wearing KKK robes at high school news
(1/7/2020)
(Wyoming) -- Two high school students in Wyoming were disciplined after putting on outfits similar to the Ku Klux Klan during school week. The young men entered Riverton...
article Ucross fellowship recipient connects art to land
(12/26/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Teresa Baker, who will travel from Los Angeles to Ucross in the spring to spend one month creating her minimalist, abstract works, said creativity has...
article Native artist donates merch sales to local foundation
(12/20/2019)
(Wyoming) -- While Jackson is just a short drive away from the country’s fifth-largest American Indian Reservation, the distance between Teton County’s Native history...
article Wyoming high school students who wore KKK-style garb to school are disciplined
(12/19/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Two Wyoming high school students who dressed in Ku Klux Klan-style garb for spirit day on Wednesday are facing discipline, according to school officials
article ‘Racism is a taught behavior’: High-schoolers disciplined for wearing white robes and a hood on ‘Spirit Day’
(12/19/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The two students stormed through the front doors at Riverton High School on Wednesday with wide grins on their faces. Both wore white robes, and the boy in...
article Why the cast of Yellowstone looks so familiar
(12/19/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Paramount Community’s electrifying neo-Western saga Yellowstone has long gone from quite extended cable sequence with a gigantic title indispensable...
article Wyoming college 'turns the corner' with local tribes
(12/10/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Sheridan College, a two year institution offering both academic and vocational degrees (considered the best in the area) hopes to “turn the corner” with...
article Cloud Peak plan to exit bankruptcy approved by court
(12/9/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Once one of the nation’s largest coal producers, Gillette-based Cloud Peak Energy Inc., has cleared a major hurdle that brings the company closer to...
article Witness tells what he saw when man shot by Riverton police officer
(12/6/2019)
(Wyoming) -- Resistance from the county’s top prosecutor and, possibly, law enforcement entities to the public inquest into the Sept. 21 shooting death of Anderson...
article An Engraved Tomahawk Offers a New, Native History of a Battle
(12/4/2019)
(Wyoming) -- On July 26, 1865, two young men met on a battlefield in what is now Wyoming. Both were 21, young leaders of their respective forces. Stranger Horse, a...
article Discovery of 19th century tomahawk lends perspective to Casper’s namesake
(11/27/2019)
(Wyoming) -- They knew when they saw it that it was real. You never know with these things. Fakes and cheap reproductions run rampant, and novice collectors may not...

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