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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

Mining & Drilling

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...
article Young Northern Cheyenne says no to coal mining
(4/14/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Coal development is not my identity and culture. As a young Northern Cheyenne, I do not seek to develop any kind of coal on Cheyenne homelands. I want to...
article Battle royal: Coal companies, critics face off over proposal to reform federal royalties
(2/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Coal companies and industry critics are increasingly at odds over a federal proposal to change the way royalties are levied on coal mined from public land....
5 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...
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...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Wind River

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.
article New Meeting Rooms, Food Court at Wind River Hotel & Casino nearing completion
(4/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The food court and new meeting rooms at the Wind River Hotel and Casino are expected to open in May, the date for the soft opening is not yet set, but some...
article Editorial board: Hearing is part of bigger picture on reservation
(4/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Last month, Sen. John Barrasso, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, visited the Wind River Indian Reservation to learn about how drugs...
article Feds review history to argue Riverton is part of reservation
(4/20/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Congress never intended for Riverton to leave the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation, the U.S. Department of Justice argued recently on behalf of the...
article Elected officials visit with ESBC; tribe reports on casino expansion
(4/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Newly elected Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray took advantage of an offer made by Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, to visit the Eastern Shoshone Tribe on March...
article Will Drug Gangs Overrun Wind River Again?
(4/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In 2013, Business Insider described the Wind River Reservation as the “most depressing and dangerous place to live,” but according to Sunny...
article U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs now hearing from local representatives
(3/31/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A field hearing by the United States Senate Committee on Indian affairs just concluded hearing from a panel of Federal officials, and are now hearing...
article Barrasso holds drug hearing on Wind River Indian Reservation
(3/24/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is chairing a congressional field hearing on the Wind River Indian Reservation next week to hear testimony on how drugs are...
article Wind River Indian Reservation - Fort Washakie
(3/2/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s Wind River Country is home to the seventh largest Indian reservation in the country. Encompassing more than 2.2 million acres, the Wind...
article CEO: Weekend gamblers helped Wind River Casino make 2014 a good year
(2/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In a report to the Riverton Economic and Community Development Association (RECDA) on Wednesday, the CEO of the Wind River Casino said a large influx of...
article Wind River Casino’s Food Court taking shape, could be serving by May
(2/26/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe’s Wind River Casino is looking to more than double the number of people it can accommodate for lunch and dinner service...
article Devon Energy withdraws from Riverton reservation boundary lawsuit
(2/12/2015)
(Wyoming) -- One major opponent of a 2013 Environmental Protection Agency ruling to include Riverton as part of the Wind River Indian Reservation withdrew Tuesday from a...
article Eastern Shoshone assert control over Wind River tribal assets
(2/10/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone tribal officials have asserted control over the Wind River Indian Reservation's jointly held assets, including those previously...
article Native American Women Are, Increasingly, Family Breadwinners
(2/8/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In the face of some of the worst poverty in the country, women on the Wind River Indian Reservation are getting to work. At the Wind River Casino, almost 60...
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....
32 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"...
article Congress works to address aging tribal irrigation projects
(2/17/2015)
(Wyoming) -- An aging agricultural irrigation project on the Wind River Reservation could receive federal maintenance money to modernize the century-old system. A bill...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Land Issues

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....
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Tobacco & Cigarettes

article Tobacco Prevention Campaigns For Native Americans Tell Kids To 'Keep It Sacred'
(3/13/2015)
(Wyoming) -- In most schools, campaigns to keep students from smoking use simple slogans like “Be Smart, Don’t Start,” but those targeting Native...
1 Article on this Issue

Tribal Taxation

article Northern Arapaho Loses Lawsuit Against IRS
(3/9/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho tribe recently lost a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service. The tribe sued the IRS because it classified the Northern Arapaho...
1 Article 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

Other News

article Artifact trove reveals campsites near Moose-Wilson Road
(7/30/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Two or three millennia ago, American Indians used the flats above the wetlands along what's now the northern Moose-Wilson Road as a base camp during...
article In Wyoming, Shooting Highlights Divide Between a City and a Reservation
(7/29/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Roy Clyde was sick of the homeless people who linger in this city’s parks, urinating in public and drinking bottles of vodka and mouthwash, he told...
article Caspar Collins Days Relive Conflicts of 150 Years Ago
(7/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- It was 150 years ago tomorrow. A young Lieutenant in the 11th Kansas named Caspar Collins had earlier been assigned to an army outpost that was then known...
article Cheyenne Frontier Days' Indian Village Showcases Living Tradition
(7/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The very name ‘Frontier Days’ is meant to conjure up images of the old West. And that includes Native Americans, who have been a part of Cheyenne Frontier...
article Judge orders restitution/probation for woman who stole from Shoshone Rose Casino
(7/25/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Laura Renea Friday, 23, of Ethete, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl for theft of funds from an Indian Gaming...
article Family buries Wyoming man killed in detox center shooting
(7/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- An American Indian man who was shot and killed last weekend in a shooting at a Wyoming detox center was buried Thursday. Twenty-nine-year old Stallone...
article Family says survivor critically injured in Wyoming shooting
(7/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- An American Indian man remains in critical condition after a weekend shooting at a Wyoming detox center that has spurred his tribe to demand federal hate...
article Officials back Northern Arapaho Tribe on hate crime charges
(7/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Officials in Wyoming support a potential federal hate crimes investigation into the shootings of two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe in a reservation...
article Survivor in Riverton shooting may be left blind, paralyzed
(7/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- An American Indian man remains in critical condition after a weekend shooting at a Wyoming detox center that has spurred his tribe to demand federal hate...
article Wyoming gunman who shot two men was ‘hunting’ for homeless people: prosecutor
(7/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A Riverton, Wyoming man reportedly broke into a detox center over the weekend and shot two sleeping men in the head, killing one, because he was tired of...
article WyoLotto expects to sell $27M in tickets, pay $15.8M in prizes
(7/23/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A GOP lawmaker does not think WyoLotto profits are large enough to justify the state's involvement in a lottery, after viewing recently released details...
article Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting their annual Youth Celebration 2015
(7/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Celebrate the end of summer with a party the whole family can enjoy. The Wind River Hotel and Casino will be hosting its annual youth celebration on August...
article Native American leaders push federal hate crime investigation after shooting
(7/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming man who said he was tired of "homeless" people causing problems in the city parks shot two men, one fatally, while they were lying on...
article Tribe Wants Hate Crime Charges Against Parks Employee Who Shot 2 Native Americans Because He Thought They Were Homeless
(7/22/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming tribe is calling for federal hate crime charges against Roy Clyde, the 32-year-old man who is accused of shooting two Native Americans in their...
article Killing prompts Wyoming tribe to seek hate crime prosecution
(7/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe called on federal authorities Tuesday to file hate crime charges against a Wyoming man following the fatal shooting of one tribal...
article Man held in the Wyoming shooting resented homeless
(7/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A parks employee in a central Wyoming city who said he was incensed by homeless people drinking in parks slipped into a detox center over the weekend and...
article Man Who Shot Two Native Americans, Killing One, Says Crime Wasn't Racially Motivated
(7/21/2015)
(Wyoming) -- A man who shot two Northern Arapaho men Saturday at a detox center in Riverton, Wyoming, killing one and critically injuring the other, said his acts were...
article Tribes push to end Obamacare requirement
(7/19/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Representatives of several Indian tribes say they support legislation introduced by congressional Republicans this week that would exempt tribes nationwide...
article Editorial board: Name change conversation is one worth having
(7/19/2015)
(Wyoming) -- What’s in a name? Sometimes, not much. The moniker of a specific place is often just a description of the geography found there, or the name of a person...
article Even With Severe Health Disparities, Judge Says Tribe Must Pay For Health Insurance
(7/16/2015)
(Wyoming) -- Following the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, Wyoming’s Northern Arapahoe tribal members signed up in high numbers for fully subsidized health...

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