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Mining & Drilling

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,...
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...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

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...
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...
17 Total Articles 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

Land Issues

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...
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...
8 Total Articles 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...
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

Other News

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Takes Over Its Health Clinic
(6/27/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming say they've experienced some bumps since the tribe took over management of their...
article Native American woman ordained to Episcopal diaconate
(6/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Roxanne Jimerson-Friday is set to become the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation to be ordained to the transitional diaconate...
article Native American woman ordained to Episcopal diaconate
(6/25/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Roxanne Jimerson-Friday is set to become the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation to be ordained to the transitional diaconate...
article Archaeologists to search for site of 1865 battlefield near Casper
(6/24/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wagon wheels. Horse bridles. Buttons from military uniforms. Human remains. These are among the items a group of archaeologists will be searching for later...
article Crow tribal member appeals after Wyoming poaching conviction
(6/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s interpretation of Indian treaty hunting rights is being challenged once again in a case that has the potential to reach the U.S. Supreme...
article Wind River Indian Reservation featured in new documentary
(6/15/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Documentary fans across the globe are learning more about Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation through a film that explores the meaning of identity...
article Don't count on lottery expansion
(6/12/2016)
(Wyoming) -- State lawmakers are considering possible options for replacing energy revenue, and some are looking to lottery expansion as an answer.
article Officials create map to boost tourism on Wyoming reservation
(6/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Visitors to Fremont County can now locate Sacajawea's grave and other historic sites at the Wind River Indian Reservation with help from a newly...
article Native Sun News: Lakota elders finish four-month sacred journey
(6/10/2016)
(Wyoming) -- As the sun dance ceremony season is about to begin, a four-stop journey to the most sacred sites in and around the Black Hills has come to an end for two...
article Alexie talks Native Americans, love, writing
(6/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Sherman Alexie will be talking Native Americans, death, love, and basketball Monday evening in the Center Theater at the Center for the Arts. The acclaimed...
article This Native American Cowboy is Turning Up the Heat in Wyoming’s Prisons—And the Inmates Love It
(6/5/2016)
(Wyoming) -- As the morning cracks Wyoming’s stark horizon, casting light east to west across the panoramic plateau, a group of inmates moves through an ancient...
article BIA officer pleads not guilty to kidnapping, gun charges
(6/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and brandishing a gun during a violent crime.
article Native Health Conference Brings Together Western And Traditional Healers
(5/31/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A conference next week in Riverton will explore the enormous health gap on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The life expectancy of Native Americans there...
article Lottery expansion faces hurdles despite state money woes
(5/30/2016)
(Wyoming) -- As the state loses millions of dollars in revenue from its declining minerals extraction industry, the Wyoming Lottery has started paying off by...
article Feds Drop Lawsuit Against Indian Tribe’s Killing Bald Eagles
(5/28/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho tribe has won a court case that could lead to its receiving federal permission to kill bald eagles for religious ceremonies on the Wind...
article US Fish and Wildlife to review tribe's eagle permit request
(5/22/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received an application but has not yet made a decision about granting permit to a Wyoming Indian tribe that wants to...
article A tough issue to teach: Diversity remains a challenging topic in some classrooms
(5/22/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Fifteen hundred miles from the Deep South, in a central Wyoming middle school, a Confederate flag and a racial slur were scrawled on a bathroom wall. In a...
article Northern Arapaho dismiss suit against Shoshone leaders
(5/20/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has dismissed a federal lawsuit against Eastern Shoshone tribal leaders in a dispute over a joint government body. The tribes...
article US Fish and Wildlife to review tribe’s eagle permit request
(5/20/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received an application but has not yet made a decision about granting permit to a Wyoming Indian tribe that wants to...
article Man recovering in Billings after violent assault in Sheridan
(5/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Clayton Denny said that it was a quick assault on a street in Sheridan, Wyo. last week. "A push, white flash, bits and pieces of pain," he said.

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