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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Ten things the media haven't told you about Standing Rock
(11/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- What writers like me don’t know about the world outweighs what we do know by a ratio of 100-1, at best. We get away with reporting the news as if we...
article Wyoming sends troopers to North Dakota pipeline protest
(10/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming has sent six highway patrol troopers to North Dakota to help authorities deal with Indian protesters demonstrating against the construction of an...
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...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

article Wild Bison Return To Wind River Reservation
(11/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For the first time in 130 years, wild bison left their hoof prints on the land on the Wind River Indian Reservation last Thursday.
article New Shoshone casino hopes to boost reservation economy
(11/5/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Zombie faces stare at visitors from machines studded with flashing lights and glowing panels at a newly renovated casino on the Wind River Reservation in...
article Wyoming tribe marks return of buffalo after a century
(11/3/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are marking the return of buffalo to their reservation in central Wyoming more than a century after the animals were...
article Arapaho and Shoshone will use different courts under recent compromise
(10/25/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has established a special court to handle cases against members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on the Wind River Reservation.
article Judge restricts Bureau of Indian Affairs spending in Wyoming
(10/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal judge has blocked the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs from giving funds intended to benefit the Northern Arapaho Tribe to the Shoshone Business...
article Court: Feds likely broke law in Wind River tribal negotiations
(10/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The federal government appears to have acted illegally by entering into contracts with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe to provide multi-tribal services on the...
article Wind River tribes feud over status of tribal court
(10/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Reservation tribal court remains open despite an end to federal funding and an escalating disagreement over its status. When the federal...
article Eastern Shoshone Nation to hold Grand Opening of new casino & hotel
(10/12/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Business Council announced the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting to unveil the $30 million expansion of the Shoshone...
article Shoshone Rose Casino completes $30 million expansion
(10/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- One year ago, the Shoshone Rose Casino of Wyoming announced an expansion of the gaming venue, with $30 million to be spent on such areas as the gaming floor...
article Shoshone Tribe Doesn't Recognize Tribal Court
(10/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Shoshone Business Council did not appear at a tribal court ordered hearing to hold them in contempt. Shoshone Business Council members say the tribal...
article Shoshone Rose Casino re-opens with new hotel
(10/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The doors to the new Shoshone Rose Casino were opened Sept. 30 at the soft-opening event welcoming hundreds of community members to the ribbon-cutting...
article Fired Tribal Court Employees Staying
(10/6/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone business council members tried to fire tribal court employees Monday. The federal contract to operate tribal court ended Friday, so court employees...
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.
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

article 'No ambiguity:" Court tells BLM it cannot treat public land as private
(10/26/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Land Management may not treat public lands as private out of practical considerations, a federal appeals court wrote in an opinion released...
article Fremont County awaits reservation boundary resolution
(10/22/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Pickups and the odd tanker-truck pound along Federal Boulevard on the way out of Riverton. The road carries them south over the Big Wind River toward Lander...
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...
7 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...
8 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...
1 Article 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

Other News

article Wyoming lawmakers consider adding Indian education to formal curriculum
(12/5/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A bill that would take the first steps toward establishing a statewide curriculum on Wyoming’s Native American tribes could go before the Legislature in the...
article After A Lifetime Of Hard Work, Father And Son Return Wild Bison To Reservation
(12/4/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For as long as 75-year-old Dick Baldes can remember, his tribe has tried to bring wild bison back to the Wind River Indian Reservation.
article After A Lifetime Of Hard Work, Father And Son Return Wild Bison To Reservation
(12/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- For as long as 75-year-old Dick Baldes can remember, his tribe has tried to bring wild bison back to the Wind River Indian Reservation. “Some of the old...
article Tribal Liaison Program Could Be Cut
(11/23/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The tribal liaison program between state and tribes may not be around for much longer. Tribal liaisons are government employees meant to guide communication...
article With Little Housing Growth, Native American Families Live In Close Quarters
(11/17/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Thanks to improved health care, the Native American populations around the country are growing. But the number of homes hasn't kept up.
article New app translates to Arapaho
(11/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A new application for smart phones and tablets translates words from English to Arapaho. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store. An...
article Blackdeer remembered as nation, wartime leader
(11/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- There was a line of people fawning over the memories of Alvin Blackdeer for over an hour after Barbara Blackdeer-Mackenzie finished her presentation about...
article Judge’s order revives movement to remove Snake River dams
(11/8/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A former administrative assistant for an American Indian tribe put $20,000 worth of charges and cash advances on the tribe’s credit card to make...
article Wild bison return to Wind River Reservation after 131-year absence
(11/7/2016)
(Wyoming) -- After more than 40 years of work and perseverance, Dick Baldes could hardly believe the day had finally come. Ten bison – mere brown blobs on the horizon –...
article Where the buffalo roam: Herd treads again on tribal land
(11/6/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The men stood by the edge of the corral to mark the release of the first buffalo to run on the Wind River Indian Reservation in decades. The sound of their...
article Tribal Court Employees Expecting Eviction
(11/2/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Tribal court employees were told Friday in a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs they were being evicted from the building as of Monday morning.
article Videos Facilitate Teaching Wyoming's Native American History
(10/31/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming educators will have access to a new curriculum focused on conveying an accurate history of the state’s two tribes.
article Feds refusing to recognize tribal court, Arapaho claim
(10/28/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The continued operation of two judicial systems on the Wind River Reservation appears to be in jeopardy, according to court documents filed Wednesday by the...
article New Reservation Homes
(10/27/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Twenty reservation families have new homes. The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Housing Development finished a housing development near the end of august. Each...
article New Book Attempts To Give Balanced View Of Indian Wars
(10/25/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A new history of the Indian Wars of the late 19th century hit bookstores on Tuesday. The author set out to debunk myths about the settling of the American...
article Collection: Native American artifacts on display at The Brinton Museum
(10/20/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Sheridan County is surrounded by Native American culture. The Crow call the Bighorn Mountains “Basawaxaawúua,” or “our mountains.”
article Ex-Indian Affairs policeman gets 13 months for kidnapping
(10/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A former U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs policeman must serve 13 months in federal custody on a kidnapping conviction stemming from an armed confrontation...
article Tribal Grizzly Bear Treaty Redefines Recovery of the Great Bear
(10/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Last weekend marked the signing of an historic tribal grizzly bear treaty in Canada and the US. Entitled “The Grizzly: A Treaty of Cooperation,...
article In major decision, Court rules Wyoming can't force BLM to remove wild horses
(10/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday bolstered the Bureau of Land Management’s discretion in dealing with wild horse populations by dismissing a...
article Wyoming Casino Reveals $30M Luxury Hotel
(10/10/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribe recently debuted $30 million worth of upgrades to Shoshone Rose Casino on the Wind River Reservation in Lander, Wyoming. The...

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