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Carlisle School

article At last, the Indian children have come home
(8/19/2017)
(Wyoming) -- People arrived at the cemetery in shiny late-model sedans and in old pickup trucks splashed with mud, but it was three riderless horses that led the...
article Remains of Northern Arapaho boys finally buried on the Wind River Reservation
(8/19/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Three riderless horses clattered up Mission Road in Riverton Friday morning, the final ride for Little Chief, Horse and Little Plume. It was a bittersweet...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
(8/15/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.
article Trump portrait replaced in Wyoming town hall
(6/10/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A portrait of President Donald Trump has been replaced at one town hall in Wyoming because the local mayor disapproves of Trump's politics.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Region including Wind River rez has littlest growth in Indian gaming
(8/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- In July, the National Indian Gaming Commission reported a total $31.2 billion increase in gaming revenue, an overall increase of 4.4 percent, according to...
article How murder mystery ‘Wind River’ explores hard life on Native American reservations
(8/2/2017)
(Wyoming) -- When Elizabeth Olsen’s Las Vegas-based FBI investigator Jane Banner first meets Jeremy Renner’s Forest Service game tracker Cory Lambert on the...
article In Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, eclipse planning is a little different
(7/30/2017)
(Wyoming) -- By Art Lawson’s calculations, it would take 20 to 30 game wardens to adequately patrol over 2 million acres of tribal land on the Wind River...
article Tribes Sign Agreement To Launch New Intertribal Council
(7/25/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Last week, the Riverton Ranger reported that councilors from both tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation signed a memorandum of understanding to help...
article Arapaho, Shoshone attorneys blast reservation boundary ruling in request for rehearing
(7/11/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The new attorneys brought in by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes held few punches in their appeal of the Tenth Circuit Court decision over...
article High-Profile Attorneys Join Wyoming Boundary Dispute
(7/11/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A lawsuit over the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming is attracting some high-profile attorneys, including former U.S. Interior...
article Former Obama, Bush and Clinton officials join Arapaho, Shoshone in reservation boundary dispute
(7/10/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has joined the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s lawsuit against the state of Wyoming over the boundary of the Wind...
article No evidence of money theft on Wyoming reservation, according to report
(7/10/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Inspector General's office says it found no evidence of theft of federal funds on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation.
article Arapaho suffer setback in ruling that says feds can put conditions on tribal funding deals
(6/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes sharing Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, a U.S. District Court judge...
article Court Ruling on Tribe Funds Is Setback for Wyoming Arapaho
(6/27/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that the federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes on the Wind River Reservation in...
article Once appearing near settlement, Wind River legal dispute drags on
(6/11/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Recent developments in the legal dispute between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and federal government on the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming suggest...
article Family Service Concerns on the Wind River Reservation
(5/24/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Two separate Wind River Reservation court systems concern many about the efficiency of family services programs. The concern is children, taken from their...
article Bison Numbers on the Re-bound on the Wind River Indian Reservation
(5/8/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A wild bison calf is born on the Wind River Reservation, for the first time in 130 years. As of now, it is unclear if the baby is a male or female as the...
article Historic Bison Birth on Wind River Reservation
(5/5/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A bison calf has been born on Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation for the first time in 130 years. The baby bison was born Wednesday into a herd of...
article Shoshone sue fed government over joint tribal funding
(4/15/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Shoshone Business Council has filed a lawsuit over federal funds possibly being restored to the Northern Arapaho Tribe.The Riverton Ranger reports that...
article Obama's land grab in Wyoming killed by appeals court
(4/4/2017)
(Wyoming) -- President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency distinguished itself from the rest of his administration for its hostility to the rule of law,...
article Local woman indicted for embezzlement on Wind River Reservation
(3/29/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A local woman has been indicted by a U.S. District Court Grand Jury in connection with alleged embezzlement from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on September 28...
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...
31 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Wyoming governor critical of federal changes to sage grouse management
(8/9/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Gov. Matt Mead criticized on Monday a key aspect of the federal government’s new plan for managing the imperiled sage grouse, arguing that it ignores...
article Citing Trump’s executive order, BLM considers leasing sage grouse habitat for oil and gas
(6/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The federal push to open energy development on public lands resonates in Wyoming, where low prices and production have wreaked havoc on the economy. But...
article Deer numbers drop almost 40 percent as animals avoid oil and gas wells, new study shows
(6/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Mule deer don’t like oil and gas wells. A new report — the first of its kind — analyzes 17 years’ worth of data showing that...
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...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article The remains of three Northern Arapaho children will be returned home to Wyoming
(8/4/2017)
(Wyoming) -- This summer, as rattlesnakes bask in the rocky heat of central Wyoming and the sun withers the grass, Little Chief will come home. The Northern Arapaho boy...
article One year in, gardening project on the reservation going strong
(3/25/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A study evaluating the health impacts of food gardens with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho families is under way, and the first wave of 18 families...
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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Sherman Alexie

article A good storyteller is hard to find
(7/12/2017)
(Wyoming) -- When Sherman Alexie takes to the stage, he said, it can go one of two ways — Blue Oyster Cult performing at an Indian casino or Oasis circa 1991. At...
1 Article on this Issue

Donald Trump

article Mountain Town News: Jackson mayor takes down picture of Trump
(6/25/2017)
(Wyoming) -- If many mayors of ski towns veer liberal, Peter Muldoon is more exceptional in his politics. After being elected last year, he set off to South Dakota, to...
article After criticizing Trump, Jackson mayor removed president's city hall portrait — then changed his story
(6/13/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Embracing Jackson’s reputation as a liberal enclave in a deeply conservative state, Mayor Pete Muldoon decided to remove photographs of President...
article ‘Our respect is earned, not demanded’: Mayor removes Trump and Pence portraits from town hall
(6/13/2017)
(Wyoming) -- At government buildings across the nation, a picture of a smiling, benevolent-looking politician is just about as common as fluorescent lights. But a...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cultural Appropriation

article Native Americans walk out of Wyoming play with stereotypes
(6/18/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Native American high school students attending a summer program at the University of Wyoming walked out of the college's production of "The...
1 Article 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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article New Committee Advises UW President on Native American Issues
(8/15/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A new committee has been established to advise University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols on Native American affairs. Since taking over as president,...
article 3 Native American Boys Exhumed With Greatest Care
(8/9/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The headstone designated the resting place of Hayes Vanderbilt Friday—a name given to a Northern Arapaho child in what the Philadelphia Inquirer calls...
article Humanities Project to Highlight Wyoming Tribes’ Connections with Elk
(8/8/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A project to explore and highlight the relationships of the tribes of Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation with an iconic big-game species will...
article COLUMN: Standing Bear part of Wild West
(8/7/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Standing Bear who was at the Battle of the Little Bighorn when George Armstrong Custer and his troops met their demise in 1876 also traveled overseas...
article Wyoming Indian High School artists focus on eclipse, cave art for summer show in Casper
(8/1/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Artwork by more than 75 Wyoming Indian High School students is on display this summer at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. The biennial show...
article Wyoming reservation readies for solar eclipse tourists
(7/31/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Tribal officials on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation are preparing for visitors looking for a prime spot to view next month's solar eclipse by...
article Solar Eclipse An Economic Opportunity For Northern Arapaho Tribe
(7/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho tribe's casino is one of many businesses in Wyoming planning events to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse happening August...
article Coaching horses a full-time job for Indian relay racers
(7/15/2017)
(Wyoming) -- A revolver fires into the air and chaos ensues. The next three to five minutes are a spectacle — men dressed in Native American clothing jump onto a...
article Legend Of Rawhide Reenactment Raises Questions Over Native American Stereotypes
(7/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Fifteen-year-old Kade Clark stood shirtless at a water spigot outside the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk. He reached into a bucket full of red-brown...
article Obscure city gambling law may force Casper animal shelter to close
(7/8/2017)
(Wyoming) -- With Metro Animal Control closed on the Fourth of July, Casper’s Pet Ring Foundation shelter took in 25 stray pets, reuniting most with their owners.
article Mountaineers ignore ban to climb sacred Native American monument
(7/3/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Summer climbers are ignoring the seasonal closure of a sacred Native American site. During June, visitors are asked not to climb Devils Tower - a Wyoming...
article Climbers Ignore Native Americans’ Request At Devils Tower
(7/1/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Throughout the month of June, the National Park Service asks visitors to refrain from climbing Devils Tower to respect American Indian ceremonies. However,...
article Little dance makes big impression during Wyoming powwow
(6/29/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow entertained and delighted visitors for its 36th celebration. While spectators circled the Robbie Powwow Garden,...
article Sitting Bull’s grandson shares Lakota culture
(6/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Ernest LaPointe’s mission in life is to present alternative facts in the face of a national narrative some 140 years old. The great-grandson of Sitting Bull...
article Little dance makes big impression during Wyoming powwow
(6/28/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow entertained and delighted visitors for its 36th celebration. While spectators circled the Robbie Powwow Garden,...
article Arapaho suffer setback in ruling that says feds can put conditions on tribal funding deals
(6/26/2017)
(Wyoming) -- The federal government may jointly administer some services to the two tribes sharing Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, a U.S. District Court judge ruled...
article Expanding Native American education focus of meeting
(6/26/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Representatives from the Wyoming Department of Education recently conducted a community input meeting in Cody to discuss new initiatives broadening K-12...
article Pulitzer-Prize winner talks Mandan culture
(6/26/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Like many indigenous peoples, the Mandan, or Nueta Tribe, referred to their mud lodge outpost on the shores of the Missouri River in present-day North...
article A Bumpy Ride As UW Works To Increase Native American Enrollment
(6/20/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Historically, many say the University of Wyoming has not been a supportive place for Native American students. In 2015, the UW Bookstore falsely accused...
article Eastern Shoshone Indian Days celebrates culture in Wind River country
(6/20/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow, Indian Rodeo and Relay Races is one of three big powwows in Wind River country each summer. The powwows draw top...

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