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Mining & Drilling

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

Wind River

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...
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...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

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...
article A mecca on the Dakota plains inspires Wind River man
(12/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- When he was a boy, Layha Spoonhunter’s father told him that one day the five divisions of the Arapaho tribe, then scattered across the western United...
article Could Standing Rock Happen In Wyoming?
(12/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Yufna Soldier Wolf is the director of the Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office, which might make you wonder, what's so historic about...
article Emails reveal large protest could happen in Wyoming
(12/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Agency emails from the Wyoming Highway Patrol show that officers believe a situation similar to the protests at the Dakota Access Pipeline could happen in...
article Wyoming patrol considered sending observers to protest
(12/16/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol considered sending two officers to observe how North Dakota handled a large protest against an oil pipeline construction project...
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...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Instant Horse Racing Terminals

article Historic horse racing outlets see gradual recovery
(12/19/2016)
(Wyoming) -- The past year has been a time of rebuilding for Wyoming’s historic horse race industry. And while the industry has yet to achieve the stature it...
1 Article 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...
6 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

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

Other News

article Health, Environmental, and Tribal Groups Applaud Order Denying Industry Efforts to Halt BLM Methane Waste Rule Implementation
(1/18/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Sixteen national, regional, tribal and local public health and environmental groups representing millions of Americans applaud a decision issued yesterday...
article AUDIO: Native Renters Struggle With Discrimination In Reservation Border Towns
(1/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Ken Hebah grew up in Denver, but a few years ago, he moved to Lander to get a job as a nurse and to be closer to his Eastern Shoshone family members on the...
article AUDIO: Buffalo Bill 100 Years Later
(1/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- Cody - William F. Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, died in Denver, Colorado on January 10, 1917. One hundred years later, his name adorns a 300-thousand...
article Film On Value Of Ceremonial Objects To Wind River Tribes To Air On Wyoming PBS
(1/14/2017)
(Wyoming) -- On Monday, January 16 at 9 p.m., Wyoming PBS will air a new documentary set in Wyoming called “What Was Ours,” directed by Mat Hames. It’s about three...
article Committee Accepts Northern Arapaho No Vote Against Grizzly Post-Delisting Plan
(1/9/2017)
(Wyoming) -- In December, the Northern Arapaho tribe sent a letter to a grizzly bear management subcommittee they sit on, casting their vote against a management plan...
article Wind River transportation leader "Big" John Smith dies, remembered for humor and national legacy
(1/4/2017)
(Wyoming) -- John Smith, who led a successful fight to make roads safer on Indian reservations across the country — and especially on his home on the Wind River...
article Guest column: After 150 years, a unique gathering
(12/30/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Perhaps for the first time since the violent struggle for the lands on which we live today, representatives of four Indian tribes and the U.S. military,...
article Energy development viewed differently among Native American tribes
(12/18/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Some Native Americans hope that a Donald Trump presidency will give tribes more control over energy development on reservations.
article Historic horse racing venues in Wyoming slowly rebuilding
(12/15/2016)
(Wyoming) -- After the decision by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission (PMC) in October 2015 to shut down all historic horse race terminals in the state, Wyoming Downs...
article Senate Passes New Bill Aimed at Repairing Roads on the Reservation
(12/14/2016)
(Wyoming) -- State Senators recommended money to improve reservation road safety. The new bill aims to repair roads throughout the reservation to cut accidents and...
article Wyoming teen ruled competent for trial in Crow Reservation double murder
(12/14/2016)
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming teenager accused in the double murder of a couple on the Crow Reservation in July 2015 is competent to proceed to trial, a federal judge in...
article On Rural Reservations, Homelessness Less Visible Than Elsewhere
(12/11/2016)
(Wyoming) -- There’s a housing crisis going on at the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming. For its fast growing population of 15,000 residents, there...
article Report on the DOI’s actions to advance Tribal Nations
(12/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will begin a nationwide tour to highlight the progress the nation has made over the last eight years on...
article Wyo. 'Indian Education for All' Bill Would Create Curriculum on Native Americans
(12/9/2016)
(Wyoming) -- In Wyoming, state legislators are developing a bill that would create a curriculum and standards for teaching about Native Americans in the state's...
article Wyoming considers adding Native American education to schools
(12/7/2016)
(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 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.

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