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article More Native American Women Taking On Breadwinner Role
(1/30/2015)
(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
(1/27/2015)
(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
(1/19/2015)
(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
(1/7/2015)
(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
(1/7/2015)
(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
(1/7/2015)
(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
(11/24/2014)
(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
(10/18/2014)
(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...
article NABC: Feds extend Arapaho gaming; business expansion will result
(10/12/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior this week agreed to extend Northern Arapaho authority to operate Las Vegas-style gaming on the Wind River Reservation...
article Wyoming to 10th Circuit: EPA’s Reservation Boundary Decision was Wrong
(10/7/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, filed its opening brief in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the EPA’s attempt to...
article Wyoming: Court should reject EPA's tribal boundary
(10/7/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding...
article Three charged with murder in stabbing on Wind River Indian Reservation
(10/3/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation charged three residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jared...
article Eastern Shoshone reject Northern Arapaho dissolution of Joint Business Council
(9/30/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone business council are rejecting the Northern Arapaho tribe’s attempt to dissolve the Joint Business Council that...
article Details still scarce in Tuesday officer-involved shooting; FBI confirms gunfire was ‘not accidental’
(8/1/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Details are still hard to come by in an a Tuesday evening officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation that resulted in the death of a...
article FBI: Fatal shooting by law enforcement officer on Wind River reservation was not accidental
(8/1/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A law enforcement officer who fatally shot a man Tuesday on the Wind River Indian Reservation fired the gun on purpose, according to the FBI.
article CONSERVATIVE POV: Exploiting Indians
(7/29/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Many of Doug Thompson’s constituents are nervous. Some are angry. More still are confused. The soft-spoken Wyoming cattle rancher has been ranching in...
article TripAdvisor honors hotel
(6/20/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino was honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site...
article Anti-sovereignty group brings its twisted message to Riverton
(6/17/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) took its long-running road show to Riverton last weekend to tell members of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern...
article Dispute over Wyoming tribal boundary stirs debate
(6/16/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Representatives of Wyoming tribes and a national group dedicated to ending tribal sovereignty held a lively but civil debate over a boundary dispute...
article Group urges leaders to stand up to EPA on Riverton boundary ruling
(6/14/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance began their weekend conference in Riverton by encouraging local leaders to stand up to the EPA on a ruling...
article Group, tribal leaders debate federal decision that Riverton-area lands are part of reservation
(6/14/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Representatives of Wyoming tribes and a national group dedicated to ending tribal sovereignty held a lively but civil debate over a boundary dispute...
press release University of Wyoming Indian law professor: CERA’s legal arguments ‘don’t hold water’
(6/14/2014)
(Wyoming) -- An anti-Indian group rallying in Riverton this weekend promotes legal theories that clash with the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, University of Wyoming...
article Anti-sovereignty group to stage meetings over EPA ruling today and tomorrow in Riverton
(6/13/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A meeting of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance scheduled for this morning at Riverton City Hall, and a workshop at the Fremont County Fairgrounds over the...
article Convention on tribal policy causes open-meeting dispute in Riverton
(6/13/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A closed meeting Friday of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, local government officials and the media in Riverton City Hall is raising a dispute over the...
article Northern Arapaho Business Council urges civility toward anti-Indian group
(6/13/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders today urged tribal members to show restraint while the anti-Indian group Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) rallies in Riverton...
article Small turnout for CERA Workshop at Riverton City Hall; EPA decision said to be unconstitutional
(6/13/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Fremont County Commission Chairman Doug Thompson was the first presenter at a Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) workshop for elected leaders, law...
article Group's arrival sparks concern among tribes
(6/12/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Tensions have long existed between residents of Riverton and the nearby Wind River Indian Reservation. But they've reached a new level in recent months...
article Sex offender addresses verified on Wind River Reservation
(6/12/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Every sex offender on the Wind River Indian Reservation required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act was located and had...
article Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison steps down, slams Gov. Mead
(6/11/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison Sara Robinson announced Monday she is stepping down as the tribe's representative to both the Wyoming Legislature and...
article Robinson to leave Tribal Liaison position; Blasts Legislature and State for disrespect of Tribal peoples
(6/11/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Sara Robinson told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations today that she is leaving her position to join the Fremont...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe upset with upcoming event in Riverton with alleged anti-Indian group
(6/9/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A letter sent to Fremont County’s elected officials from the Northern Arapaho Tribe on Thursday is filled with inaccuracies and misinformation,...
article Wind River boundary dispute attracts group
(6/7/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A dispute over a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision saying that lands around Riverton are legally Indian Country has spurred a national group to...
press release 'Anti-Indian' advocacy group plans two-day Riverton event
(6/5/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders expressed dismay that the City of Riverton will host an advocacy group known for its efforts to destroy Native American tribal...
article Wind River Hotel and Casino receives TripAdvisor Excellence Award
(6/3/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino has been honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel...
article Indian Casino Closest to Yellowstone Park Wins TripAdvisor Award
(6/3/2014)
(Wyoming) -- In the heart of west, Wyoming's biggest casino has received praise from TridAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. The company awards the...
article Tribal health targeting men and youth in new programs
(6/3/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health has implemented two new programs with the intent to target specific groups on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Eastern...
article Tribal Relations Committee Meeting
(5/27/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on Tribal Relations is planned for June Ninth on the Central Wyoming College campus.
37 Total Articles on this Issue

Marijuana

article Bergstrom: Cannabis could be big business for tribes
(12/24/2014)
(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
(12/22/2014)
(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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion
(12/17/2014)
(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...
1 Article on this Issue

Water Issues

article Judge rules for tribes in Wyoming in dispute over diverted water
(10/28/2014)
(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....
article 37-Year Lawsuit Settles Issue Of Tribal Water Rights
(9/19/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Earlier this month in a Worland courthouse, a judge signed a final decree that brought to end what’s probably the longest-running lawsuit in Wyoming...
article 37-year lawsuit over water, tribal rights on Wind-Big Horn examined in UW event
(9/1/2014)
(Wyoming) -- One of the longest-running lawsuits over water in the history of Wyoming may finally be coming to a close — and the University of Wyoming is putting...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Native Sun News: Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing
(10/13/2014)
(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...
article Wyoming Offers Northwest Tribal Leaders A Free Trip To Coal Country
(10/6/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Treaty fishing rights give Northwest tribes extra clout when it comes to the future of proposed coal terminals on the Columbia River and Puget Sound. That...
article Feds schedule comment period for uranium mining proposal near Mato Tipila
(9/30/2014)
(Wyoming) -- A federal Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) panel has given the public until Sept. 28 to submit written or oral comments about Strata Energy Inc....
article Oil companies accused of racial discrimination at Wyoming site
(7/5/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The Equal Opportunity Commission and employees of Dart Energy and J&R Well Service are suing, accusing the companies of racial discrimination on job...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article Native Americans getting more politically involved in Wyoming; 7 candidates in Wind River area
(8/29/2014)
(Wyoming) -- American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and...
1 Article on this Issue

Ted Nugent

article Nugent defends his ‘Native credibility’ in face of protests
(8/4/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Rock star and political firebrand Ted Nugent spoke Saturday to an appreciative crowd at the Tea Party rally in Emblem. Nugent, politically outspoken and...
article The Nuge, Tea Partiers rally against Obama
(8/4/2014)
(Wyoming) -- Just 17 days before the Wyoming primary, rocker and controversial conservative pundit Ted Nugent and a former Fox News military analyst revved up a Tea...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Tribal Liaison Changes Get Senate Support
(1/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The State Senate has given initial support to a bill that aims to fix Wyoming’s Tribal Liaison program. The two liaisons work with the tribes and...
article Tribal liaison overhaul receives initial approval in Senate
(1/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Senate advanced an overhaul of the state's tribal liaison program in the first of three floor votes on the matter Thursday.
article Slow growth means delayed Wyoming Lottery payout
(1/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A bill to extend the Wyoming Lottery sunset date from 2019 to 2022 passed on second vote Wednesday in the Wyoming House of Representative.
article Three Plead Not Guilty In Reservation Killing; Trial Set for March 16 In Casper
(1/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Three defendants charged in the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation in June pleaded not guilty in federal court in Casper last week...
article Tribal liaison overhaul advances for Wyoming Senate consideration
(1/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- An overhaul of the state's tribal liaison program is a step closer to approval in the Wyoming Senate. Members of the Senate Corporations Committee voted...
article Wyoming lottery ignores "human beings" playing
(1/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The WyoLotto is going to expand its operation by adding new games. This will be done to catch the interest of more players to increase the lottery's...
article Reservation residents testified at two legislative hearings during Native Advocacy Day at the Capitol
(1/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Twenty-Five Native Americans from ages 6 to over 60 from the Wind River Indian Reservation (WRIR) traveled to Cheyenne this past week for Native Advocacy...
article Yellowstone National Park Bison Sent to Slaughter — Up to 900 Expected to be Slaughtered This Winter
(1/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Up to an estimated 900 bison will be slaughtered this winter. The culling plan calls for the majority of the bison targeted for death to be turned over...
article Wyoming lawmaker uses ‘Injuns’ slur to oppose Medicaid expansion for tribes: report
(1/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming newspaper is standing by its reporting that a state lawmaker used a racial slur to describe Native Americans while making a case against expanding...
article Citizens urge legislative committee to expand Medicaid
(1/19/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A range of citizens and professional groups urged Wyoming lawmakers on Monday to accept federal money to expand the federal Medicaid program to offer health...
article REVIEW: A modern movement in tribal building design
(1/19/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Review of "New Architecture on Indigenous Lands," by Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka
article Tribal relations committee advances medicaid waiver request, liaison overhaul
(1/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Improving the state’s relations with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal leadership is an early priority of the Select Committee on Tribal...
article Off-track betting a winner for local government coffers
(1/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A new off-track betting business has turned into a winner for local government in Sheridan, generating more than $100,000 in public revenue.
article Tribal relations committee advances medicaid waiver request, liaison overhaul
(1/14/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Improving the state’s relations with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal leadership is an early priority of the Select Committee on Tribal...
article Bill would remove federal protections for wolves in 4 states, including Wyoming
(1/13/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming off the endangered list in an...
article Wyoming lottery adding in-state game
(1/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Lottery, which began operating with two multi-state games less than five months ago, plans to announce an in-state game this week. Lottery CEO...
article A 100,000-mile search for shoes
(1/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Teri Greeves grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation -- and now she's hit it big in the art world. How big? Well, the newest, most talked-about art...
article Wyoming, Montana tribal leaders oppose grizzly delisting
(1/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Montana and Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council on Thursday announced its opposition to federal rule-making to delist the grizzly bear under the Endangered...
article Growing up Indian - not Native American - in Wyoming
(1/5/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Writer Nina McConigley has a tattoo of a covered wagon on her back and a stuffed Jackalope mounted on her wall. The mythological Western creature isn't...
article Tribes mark 2014 with political turmoil, economic expansion plans
(12/24/2014)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes marked 2014 with political turmoil, boundary disputes and proposed economic expansion. As both tribes...

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