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Land Issues

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...
article Shoshone Tribe Buys 7M Farm Land in Wyoming, Says No Casino Planned
(5/6/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe placed the high bid, copy.7 million, for 302 acres of state land in Riverton, Wyoming. The tribe confirmed it has no intention of...
article Shoshone purchase for Honor Farm land in Riverton
(5/5/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Business Council has purchase a 302 acre plot of Wyoming Honor Farm land in Riverton.
article State: Supreme Court decision lumping Nebraska town in reservation separate from Riverton case
(4/3/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. Supreme Court decision that concluded a Nebraska village with few American Indian residents is part of the Omaha Indian Reservation shouldn’t...
article Historian’s book delves into Native American land rights
(3/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For nearly two decades, Cindy Amrhein has been poring through dusty, old land titles, using them to trace history. What she has discovered, she says, is a...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

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...
article Wind River Indian Reservation featured in new documentary
(6/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A new documentary, "What Was Ours," examines the artifacts, history and stories of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Documentary fans across the...
article Officials hope map will encourage more people to visit reservation
(6/10/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Did you ever want to visit Sacajawea’s grave but didn’t know how to find it? Now you can locate her grave and much more on a new driving map...
article Wind River BIA Police Officer Charged With Kidnapping
(4/27/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer from Wind River Reservation in Wyoming was slapped with federal kidnapping charges last week, according to the...
article Wyoming tribal members hope Nebraska ruling will help Riverton case
(3/27/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Nebraska town of mostly non-American Indian residents is part of the Omaha Indian Reservation – a decision...
article Authorities have identified two Wind River Indian Reservation residents who died after falling about 40 feet from a bridge at a Wyoming dam
(3/3/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Authorities have identified two Wind River Indian Reservation residents who died after falling about 40 feet from a bridge at a Wyoming dam.
article Tribal Housing
(3/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wind River reservation tribes have received millions of federal dollars to improve housing, over half of which pays for employee wages.
article Man accused of murdering wife in front of children on reservation
(11/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Federal authorities charged a man this week with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing his wife in front of their children. Koby Dean...
article Man charged after fatal shooting on Wind River Reservation
(11/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Investigators say a man accused of shooting his wife to death in front of the couple's children on the Wind River Indian Reservation was upset over an...
article Judges must decide Wyoming's Wind River boundary dispute
(11/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A panel of federal judges in Denver heard arguments Tuesday over whether the Wyoming city of Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally Indian Country....
article Lawyers argue Wind River boundary dispute before judges
(11/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A bitter dispute pitting Wyoming state government against two Indian tribes goes before a panel of federal judges this week to determine whether the City of...
article Lawyers argue Wind River boundary dispute before judges
(11/14/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A bitter dispute pitting Wyoming state government against two Indian tribes goes before a panel of federal judges next week to determine whether the City of...
article Organizers seek local input on Wind River Reservation agriculture plan
(11/14/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes want to develop a plan for agriculture on the Wind River Reservation. They have a grant from the Bureau of...
article Wyo. Says Claims Aren't Barred In Fight Over Arapaho Border
(10/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming told the Tenth Circuit on Monday the court's recent decision in a separate dispute over a Native American reservation's...
16 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

Mining & Drilling

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...
article Wyoming Federal Court Strikes Down BLM Fracking Rule
(7/6/2016)
(Wyoming) -- U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl in State of Wyoming et al v. U.S. Department if Interior et al. struck down Bureau of Land Management regulations...
article Federal Court Grants Judgment to Ute Indian Tribe, Voids Attempt to Regulate Fracking on Indian Lands
(6/22/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation achieved another significant victory on June 21 when the United States District Court for the...
article States, Oil Groups Sink BLM Fracking Rule [sub req]
(6/22/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming federal judge on Tuesday struck down the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's fracking rule for federal and Native American lands, finding the...
article Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming
(4/21/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a...
article You want to develop clean energy on tribal land? Here's how
(3/23/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Across North America, fossil-fuel extraction and production has long been robbing tribal communities of clean water, clean air and a secure future. The...
article Utes Say Fracking Rule Wrongly Lumps Tribal, Fed. Lands [sub req]
(3/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation urged a Wyoming federal court Friday to permanently block the Bureau of Land Management’s...
article Canadians suspend bid to mine near Devil’s Tower
(1/29/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Canadian company that has proposed to mine rare earth minerals near the culturally significant tribal landmark of Mahto Tipila, or Devils Tower,...
9 Total Articles 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

Fantasy Sports

article The daily fantasy sports conundrum
(5/14/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The first U.S. Congressional hearing on daily fantasy sports (DFS) sports took place this past week. Officially labeled "Daily Fantasy Sports: Issues...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Voices

article W. Patrick Goggles: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series
(4/24/2016)
(Wyoming) -- My name is W. Patrick Goggles; my Northern Arapaho name is White Grizzly Bear. I am a former Wyoming state legislator. I represented Wyoming House District...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article Jane Sanders Meets With Northern Arapahoe Tribal Members
(4/6/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday spent time with some Americans whose ancestors were around a long time before there...
1 Article on this Issue

Carlisle School

article Woman seeks relative's remains from Indian boarding school
(3/23/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The headstone sits 1,633 miles from home, arranged in a neat row beside those of the other children. It's smooth and white, the same type of military...
1 Article on this Issue

Residential Schools

article Bring him home: Woman seeks relative's remains from Indian boarding school
(3/20/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The headstone sits 1,633 miles from home, arranged in a neat row beside those of the other children. It’s smooth and white, the same type of military...
article Tribe Seeks to Have Remains Children who Died at Carlisle Boarding School Returned to Wind River Indian Reservation
(12/20/2015)
(Wyoming) -- It is estimated that up to 200 Northern Arapaho students from the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming died while attending the Carlisle...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

LGBT News

article Man's death follows harassment for being gay
(3/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- When Jason Marsden was invited to speak in Gillette about issues facing Wyoming’s gay community, the Matthew Shepard Foundation director saw it as an...
article Family members say suicide of a Wyoming gay man result of bullying
(3/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- On Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. Gillette police were contacted by a woman looking for a friend of hers. She told police she'd last talked to him when he said...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Hopi Nation

article COSMIC CAFE: Hope for the Hopi
(2/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- On a cloudless day here in the Tetons, I sat with Native American elder David Bearclaw Abrams talking about the Hopi Indian Prophecies for the 21st century...
1 Article on this Issue

Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Wyoming Downs Reopens Historic Racing Games
(11/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- After a seven-week shutdown, Wyoming Downs announced Nov. 24 that its historic wagering operations had reopened at its off-track betting facilities across...
article Historic horse race gaming resumes in Wyoming
(11/20/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Gaming machines that allow players to bet on historic horse races are switching on throughout the state, after about 50 days of being in the dark. The...
article Wyoming Panel OKs Historical Racing Games
(11/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission Nov. 13 approved two companies as historical horse race wagering providers and authorized use of several game themes....
article Is That A Horse Race Or A Slot Machine? Depends On Who You Ask
(10/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Historical horse racing machines will remain shut down in Wyoming for at least weeks, and more likely a few months. Since the machines were legalized in...
article Historic horse racing shut down statewide; Wyoming Downs struggles to stay afloat
(10/13/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The historic horse racing terminals are closed for reprogramming, but this closure may last months, and the software repairs affect all the historic horse...
article Wyoming signals more trouble for Historic Racing Machine industry
(10/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (PMC) has shut down all historic horse race terminals in the state after Attorney General Peter K. Michael issued an...
article 'Instant racing' machines shut down in Wyoming, after A.G.'s opinion
(10/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The operation of slot machine-like “instant racing” betting machines has been shut down in Wyoming, at least temporarily, reports the Lexington...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Wind River tribal services up in the air as Northern Arapaho await federal ruling
(9/19/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal court ruling expected later this month could upend the relationship between the two tribes on the Wind River Reservation. The Northern Arapaho and...
article Tribal Officials Learn A New Way To Track Health Data
(9/15/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Health officials from the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have a new tool to help them improve the health of residents on the Wind River...
article Cheyenne shootings: Elderly man angry about poker games at senior apartments
(9/15/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A 77-year-old man who shot three people, killing one, at his senior apartment complex had grown distant recently and had been angry about poker games in the...
article New Film Follows Quest To Bring Home Native American Artifacts
(9/14/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A new documentary that premiered in Wyoming on September 9 and 10, tells the stories of three Native Americans from the Wind River Indian Reservation and...
article Many factors aid slight school performance gains
(9/13/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming schools continued to inch upward in the latest statewide performance ratings released by the Wyoming Department of Education last week.
article Fighting Bear features art of war
(9/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- American Indian tribes connected to everything around them and everything they owned through art. And that included the tools of war.
article Altamira excited about ‘impressive’ Scholder exhibit
(9/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For hundreds of years after Anglo-Europeans made contact with the indigenous tribes of the Americas, their depictions of the “Indians” mostly upheld their...
article Solutions To The Reservation Housing Shortage Blocked By Many Obstacles
(9/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Overcrowding in homes on the Wind River Reservation is a real problem, as seen in the first story in our “Reservation Housing Shortage” series....
article Eastern Shoshone Tribe opens reservations for new hotel at casino
(8/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- September is going to be a big month for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming. The Shoshone Rose Casino in Lander is celebrating its 9th anniversary on...
article Balow Wants Improvement For Reservation Schools
(8/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow says she is hoping a change in a federal education law will allow the state to do more to help...
article Tribes say they’re shut out of grizzly bear delisting
(8/10/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal official has rebutted complaints that the government is not working with Native American tribes and that it has put a trophy hunter in charge of...
article Balow Wants Improvement For Reservation Schools
(8/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow says she is hoping a change in a federal education law will allow the state to do more to help...
article A year after Riverton shooting, views vary on need for hate crime law
(8/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- It’s been just over a year since Ron Clyde murdered Stallone Trosper and critically injured James “Sonny” Goggles when he shot them at a...
article Wyoming Tribes Say Grizzly Not Ready For Delisting
(8/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s tribes are skeptical of a Native American wildlife group’s plan to expand the range of grizzly bears onto tribal lands throughout the...
article Growing Food For Better Health On Wind River Indian Reservation
(7/29/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Out under the cottonwoods in her backyard near Fort Washakie, Northern Arapaho member Pat Bergie shows off her new raised-bed garden. “Those are the...
article President Nichols Looks Forward To Growing Population Of Tribal Students
(7/29/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Earlier this month, the University of Wyoming’s new president Laurie Nichols visited the Wind River Indian Reservation and sat down with business councils...
article Cheyenne Frontier Days Indian Village adds to Western story
(7/29/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Sandi Iron Cloud’s son said to her recently, “When you have cowboys, you have to have Indians, too.” And Cheyenne Frontier Days organizers realized that...
article Tribal elder lives out dream of memorializing Northern Cheyenne ancestors
(7/28/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Descendants of Northern Cheyenne tribal members who fled Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1879, returned recently to dedicate a memorial that’s been 15 years in...
article Grand Teton National Park launches new Tribal Youth Corps program
(7/27/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Grand Teton National Park is launching a new Tribal Youth Corps program this summer. According to the Park, the goals of the program are to reconnect...
article New University Of Wyoming President Reaches Out To Tribes
(7/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The University of Wyoming’s new president, Laurie Nichols, recently met with tribal leaders to talk about recruiting more Native American students to the...

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