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Mining & Drilling

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,...
article Montana congressmen rush to keep coal port review on track
(8/1/2015)
(Wyoming) -- With Montana coal exports in jeopardy, the state’s Republican congressmen are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ignore an Indian tribe...
article Peabody Energy still chafes at strip-mining protest song
(7/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- More than 40 years after it was first recorded, a strip-mining protest song still rankles one of the nation's largest coal mining companies.
article Native Sun News: Firm pushes mine by sacred site in Wyoming
(6/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Canadian corporation that wants to start mining 15 miles southeast of Mahto Tipila (Bear’s Lodge also known as Devil’s Tower) announced June...
article Native Sun News: EPA hears Native views about uranium mining
(5/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- During public hearings May 12-14, nuclear industry representatives and their supporters lined up to tell the EPA that uranium companies can’t stay in...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Residential Schools

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...
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

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...
article Environmental projects on the Wind River Reservation subject of public meeting tonight
(8/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Environmental Office will host a public meeting tonight to discuss activities on the Wind River Indian Reservation that impact the...
article Wyoming man sentenced to 39 years in prison for Wind River stabbing death
(8/20/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A judge has sentenced to prison one of three people convicted in the stabbing death of a man on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year. U.S. District...
article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(8/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local...
article Back to School Fun Day held at Wind River Hotel and Casino; All backpacks issued
(8/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The kids Back To School Fun Day at the Wind River Hotel and Casino was a huge success again this year and each and every one of the 2,500 kids backpacks...
article Appeals court allows argument from Riverton Hospital in reservation boundary suit
(6/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Memorial Hospital may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas remain Indian Country already is hurting...
article Casino opening new restaurant Friday
(6/11/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino is celebrating the grand opening of its new Buffalo Restaurant all weekend. Events begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at...
article Wyoming files brief in 10th Circuit case challenging EPA’s reservation boundary decision
(6/6/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, filed a reply brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in its case challenging...
article Wyoming hospital fighting case in Indian court blames EPA
(6/6/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A standard medical malpractice case has become anything but routine for a Wyoming hospital, whose lawyers say they've been dragged into an unfamiliar...
article 1905 Act Clearly Diminished Tribes' Reservation, Wyo. Says
(6/4/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming told the Tenth Circuit Wednesday that two Native American tribes and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have incorrectly claimed...
article Riverton hospital moves to enter EPA tribal boundary dispute
(5/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe argues Wyoming already lost reservation boundary argument
(5/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe says the state of Wyoming can't argue against a federal agency's recent conclusion that Riverton and surrounding lands...
article EDITORIAL: Degree program holds promise for embattled Wind River reservation
(5/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Ten women completed bachelor’s degrees in human service leadership last week, a collaboration between the Wind River Institute and the University of...
article Law professors side with Wyoming tribes in boundary dispute
(5/5/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Eight law professors from around the country are seeking to get involved in a legal dispute over whether Riverton and surrounding lands remain legally part...
article Bachelor's program on Wind River Reservation graduates inaugural class
(5/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A hybrid online degree program facilitated by the Wind River Institute through the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh will graduate its inaugural class of...
article Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
(4/28/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A jurisdictional dispute between the two tribes, the state of Wyoming and the Obama administration continues to churn in the federal court system. In...
article Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
(4/28/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A jurisdictional dispute between the two tribes, the state of Wyoming and the Obama administration continues to churn in the federal court system. In...
article Tribe: Exclude Yellowbear from reservation boundary case
(4/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is seeking to exclude one of its members from participating in a lawsuit over the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
24 Total Articles 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...
article Instant racing shut down in Wyoming; bonus rounds not parimutuel, AG says
(10/5/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Instant Racing, the type of electronic game in use at the recently opened Red Mile and Keeneland gambling parlor, has been shut down in Wyoming, at least...
article Some lawmakers believe historic horse race machines are no different than slots
(8/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The terminals were about the size of an arcade game. At the bottom right corner of the screen, a short video of a historic horse race played. In the center...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article East end of 17 Mile Road is now a Wind River Reservation roadway
(9/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The first 11.57 miles of 17 Mile Road (Wyoming 137) is officially under the jurisdiction of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes on the Wind...
article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(8/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local...
article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(8/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Lawyers have finished filing mountainous briefs in a case pitting the federal government and two Indian tribes against the state of Wyoming and local...
article Wyo. Can't Fight EPA Reservation Border Ruling, Tribe Says [sub req]
(8/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe urged the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday to reject the state of Wyoming’s challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection...
article Court Denies Yellowbear's "Friend of Court" Request
(4/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- 10th circuit Federal court judges have denied Andrew Yellowbear's request to become a “friend of the court” in a case about the...
article Appeals court won't hear Wyoming inmate in boundary dispute
(4/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A federal appeals court has denied a request from a state prison inmate to participate in a lawsuit over the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation....
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article A Letter From the Family of Stallone Trosper
(7/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness. Saturday, July 18th, Stallone, our beloved son, brother, nephew,...
article ABEYTA: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate
(7/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness. Saturday, July 18th, Stallone, our beloved son, brother, nephew,...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shakopee Mdewakanton

article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant for Firewood Processor
(7/7/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has announced receipt of a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) to purchase a Firewood Processor....
article Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $45,000 Grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(6/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe announced Tuesday that they had received a $45,000 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) of Minnesota. The...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Water Issues

article Tribes consider source waters’ protection
(6/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems and the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshoni tribes are partnering to create a "source water"...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article U.S. District Court to Hear Arguments for Preliminary Injunction to Halt Yellowstone Cull
(2/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Journalist Chris Ketcham and media coordinator with Buffalo Field Campaign Stephany Seay will have their first day in court on Friday, February 5, when the...
article Deep below the museum
(1/24/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The museum within the museum is a secret world, entered only by special pass code. And while it is not as large as Stampede Park, with its vaults and...
article Tribes Submit Application For Medicaid Waiver
(1/23/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming along with the Northern Arapaho and the Eastern Shoshone tribes have successfully submitted an application for a Medicaid Waiver.
article Riverton man sentenced to life in prison for killing at detox center
(1/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A Riverton man who previously admitted to shooting two American Indian men was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. A judge sentenced Roy Clyde to life in...
article Wyoming lawmakers, tribal leaders look to curb cattle rustling
(12/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers have been asked to consider a bill that would help curb livestock rustling in Fremont County. A group of producers and the Fremont County...
article Tribe plans to retrieve remains of children from school
(12/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office is planning to return the remains of deceased tribal members who attended a boarding school in...
article Lottery corporation updates lawsuit against Cheyenne man
(12/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation has updated its lawsuit against a Cheyenne man the company accuses of disparaging its operations. The company this week...
article YNP proposes culling bison herd despite public outcry
(12/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Under a legal procedure dating to 2000, Yellowstone National Park officials have proposed culling 1,000 bison from their herds this winter. Despite a public...
article Tribe plans to retrieve remains of children from school
(12/15/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office is planning to return the remains of deceased tribal members who attended a boarding school in...
article Groose: From Devils Tower back to Bear Lodge
(12/6/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Dear President Obama, I write from Wyoming to respectfully request that you correct an old American mistake. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt, via...
article Wyoming Schools Get Poor Report Card For Native American Absenteeism
(12/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Craig Ferris begins his morning with an unscheduled stop in his black suburban. "I usually have to come get these guys at least once a week,"...
article Man to be held pending trial in wife's shooting death on Wyoming reservation
(12/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A man accused of shooting his wife to death in front of the couple's children on the Wind River Indian Reservation will remain in custody pending his...
article Judge gives Wyoming Lottery Corp. 15 days to amend lawsuit
(11/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A state judge is giving the Wyoming Lottery Corporation 15 days to amend its lawsuit that seeks to block a local man from criticizing the corporation. The...
article With Racial Tensions Building, Riverton Hosts Community Dialogues
(11/27/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The city of Riverton hosted a community forum last week to help reduce racial tensions that have been building there. In July, a white city employee shot...
article Wyoming committee won't sponsor bill to create statewide gambling commission
(11/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A committee that studied gaming for over six months will not sponsor any bills in next year’s Wyoming legislative session involving the state lottery...
article Devils Tower: See Photos of Wyoming's Unique Rock Formation
(11/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In the Fourche River Valley in northeastern Wyoming, an unmistakeable and unique geological wonder arises from the desolate, high plains landscape.
article Up to 1,000 Buffalo will be Slaughtered at Yellowstone National Park This Winter
(11/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Fearing an overabundance of buffalo on Yellowstone National Park, park officials are allowing the killing of up to 1,000 bison this winter.
article Why Were Six Native American High Schoolers Searched And Detained At The University Of Wyoming?
(11/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- On September 26, six Native American high schoolers from the Wind River Reservation were visiting UW with 600 other prospective students for a weekend event...
article Rochelle Ripley is 'pre-programmed to give back'
(11/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- As the granddaughter of Orthodox Jewish Holocaust survivors on her mother’s side, and a full-blooded Lakota Sioux on her father’s side, Rochelle Ripley...
article With low expectations, many Natives go without health care
(11/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Horse wrecks are a fact of life in Wyoming. Most bring bruises, bloody scrapes and the wisdom of experience. But some are worse than others. In September...

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