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CONSERVATIVE POV: Exploiting Indians

Many of Doug Thompson’s constituents are nervous. Some are angry. More still are confused. The soft-spoken Wyoming cattle rancher has been ranching in vast Fremont County since 1970, and has been on the County Commission for 14 years, serving as the chair for a decade now.

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10/12/2018

article CWC series explores Native American identity
(Wyoming) -- What does it mean to be a citizen of an American Indian tribe and the history behind it? What does Blood Quantum mean to tribal citizens of the Wind River...

9/20/2018

article Professors Take Fossils From Wind River Reservation Without Permission
(Wyoming) -- This summer two professors excavated the fossilized remains of a Phytosaur on the Wind River Indian Reservation without explicit permission from the...

9/13/2018

article FBI investigating death on reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death reported last month on the Wind River Indian Reservation but so far is providing no details.
article FBI investigating death on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a death reported last month on the Wind River Indian Reservation but so far is providing no details....

8/22/2018

article Longmont officials set off for talks with Northern Arapaho in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- Ann Macca, curator of education at the Longmont Museum, pulled a framed print of Longs Peak out of her car Wednesday morning as city officials gathered to...

8/17/2018

article New Exhibits Will Teach Wyomingites About Wind River Tribes
(Wyoming) -- For years, Wind River’s tribal advocates have suggested that Wyoming kids lack access to authentic education about the state’s Native American...

8/16/2018

article "Two Nations, One Reservation": Exhibits To Educate Wyoming Kids About Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Last year, lawmakers passed legislation to bring more education about Native American history and culture to Wyoming students. It’s called Indian...

8/1/2018

article Casino details economic impact for council
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe and Wind River Casino have spent about $1 million over the past 10 years on their annual youth celebration and backpack giveaway...

7/23/2018

article Wyoming Tribes Misspent BIA Money
(Wyoming) -- A report by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General has confirmed that the roads department operated by two Wyoming tribes...

7/19/2018

article Final fed report: Tribes misspent $6.2 million
(Wyoming) -- The Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General has finalized a report that finds the roads department operated by the Eastern...

7/17/2018

article FAKE NEWS: Report: Indian Tribes Wasted Millions of Taxpayer Dollars Aimed at Helping Communities
(Wyoming) -- The government is asking two American Indian tribes to return thousands of federal dollars spent on a Christmas party and gifts. This is to justify millions...

7/9/2018

article Wind River Reservation officially set for Eastern Shoshone
(Wyoming) -- The Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 drastically reduced the land originally set aside for the Shoshone Indians, but it specifically set up land the tribe could...
article Tribal Court dismisses firing lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- A judge for the Wind River Tribal Court has dismissed a lawsuit from Kimberly Craven, the former attorney general for the Shoshone Business Council who...

6/30/2018

article BIA Will Try to Recoup Some Tribal Funds
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to seek to recapture some federal funding from the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes in Wyoming. The Ranger...

6/29/2018

article BIA to try to collect misspent Wind River funds
(Wyoming) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to issue a "bill of collection" to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes in order to recapture at...
article U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wind River boundary case
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request to take up the Wind River Indian Reservation's boundary case, in which the Eastern Shoshone and Northern...

6/26/2018

article U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Wind River Reservation boundary case
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court brought a tense dispute over the Wind River Reservation’s boundaries to a close Monday: Riverton, the largest city in...

6/21/2018

article After 20 Year Hiatus, Rodeo Returns To Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe brought back the Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo in hopes it would be an event to bring the Northern Arapaho and Eastern...

6/8/2018

article Tribes say steps being taken to fix spending problems
(Wyoming) -- Embroiled in a federal investigation regarding millions of dollars in appropriated funding that is not accounted for, the actions of the Wind River tribes...

6/6/2018

article WPR’s Perez talks about Native topics
(Wyoming) -- Darrah Perez is one of the few Wyoming reporters telling stories directly from the Wind River Indian Reservation. A Wyoming Public Radio freelance reporter...

5/29/2018

article Casino says cocktail glasses, playing cards given students in error
(Wyoming) -- Cocktail glasses and playing cards, all bearing the name “Wind River Hotel and Casino,” inadvertently were handed out to grade-schoolers at...

5/28/2018

article School apologizes for souvenirs children received during field trip
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming school officials are apologizing for cocktail glasses and playing cards branded with a casino's name handed out to students during an event to...

5/24/2018

article Feds admit error in Wind River boundary case
(Wyoming) -- In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency effectively declared -- with little warning -- that more than 10,000 non-American Indian people living north of...

5/22/2018

article Outdoor Camp For Wind River Reservation Kids Expands
(Wyoming) -- For the third year in a row, students from seven schools on the Wind River Reservation traveled to the Bridger-Teton National Forest to learn outdoor...

5/15/2018

article Cultures Connect on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Fort Washakie students took a break from books to experience different tribal cultures last week. Students gathered in the school auditorium for a pow-wow.

5/3/2018

article New U.S. Attorney vows crackdown on violent crime
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming’s recently appointed U.S. attorney says his office is cracking down on violent crime as part of a national reboot of a Bush-era initiative to...

5/2/2018

article Arapahoe woman sentenced to 16 years in prison for violent meth crimes
(Wyoming) -- A federal judge sentenced a Wyoming woman Tuesday to more than 16 years in prison for her role in what prosecutors described as a violent methamphetamine...

4/24/2018

article Fremont County argues against Supreme Court review of reservation boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Fremont County Attorney's Office has filed a brief in federal court opposing a requested review by the U.S. Supreme Court of an ongoing lawsuit...

4/23/2018

article Fremont County argues against Supreme Court review of reservation boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Fremont County Attorney's Office has filed a brief in federal court opposing a requested review by the U.S. Supreme Court of an ongoing lawsuit...

3/29/2018

article Indian law professors, Indian Congress join Wind River boundary case
(Wyoming) -- A group of Indian law professors and the National Congress of American Indians have joined the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes' request for...

3/24/2018

article Wind River Tribes Worked Hard To Convince Governor To Veto Infrastructure Bill
(Wyoming) -- Advocates for the Wind River tribes say they were relieved to hear that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead vetoed a bill that would have given stiff fines and jail...

3/23/2018

article Wind River Tribes Worked Hard To Convince Governor To Veto Infrastructure Bill
(Wyoming) -- Advocates for the Wind River tribes say they were relieved to hear that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead vetoed a bill that would have given stiff fines and jail...

2/24/2018

article Pedestrian death near Riverton ruled accident
(Wyoming) -- The death this month of an American Indian woman involved in a vehicle-pedestrian collision south of Riverton has been ruled an accident by the Fremont...

1/24/2018

article Wind River Internet Working to be the Fastest Internet Provider in Fremont County
(Wyoming) -- Wind River tribes are making major moves to increase revenue on the reservation. We spoke with Riverton and tribal officials about their new projects....

1/21/2018

article Roaming in the buffalo’s home
(Wyoming) -- There is a memorable scene in tense 2017 thriller Wind River, in which Elizabeth Olsen’s character is warned: “This isn’t the land of back...

1/15/2018

article Shoshone Business Park Takes One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone Tribal members are moving closer to an economic development plan on the Wind River reservation. News 13's Raven Ford spoke with Shoshone...
article New Wind River Reservation tribal court set to open
(Wyoming) -- A new Wind River Tribal Court begins operating on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday, replacing the former Court of Indian Offenses. The Riverton Ranger...
article Shoshone Business Park Takes One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone Tribal members are moving closer to an economic development plan on the Wind River reservation. News 13's Raven Ford spoke with Shoshone...

1/14/2018

article New Wind River Reservation Tribal Court Set to Open
(Wyoming) -- A new Wind River Tribal Court begins operating on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday, replacing the former Court of Indian Offenses. The Riverton Ranger...

1/9/2018

article Wind River efforts prompt Educator of the Year award for Pingree
(Wyoming) -- Cent$ible Nutrition Program educator Kelly Pingree has been recognized with the program’s Educator of the Year award. Pingree, who serves the Wind...

1/8/2018

article Wind River Efforts Prompt Educator of the Year Award
(Wyoming) -- Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) educator Kelly Pingree has been recognized with the program’s Educator of the Year Award. Pingree, who serves the...

1/5/2018

article Download: Wind River — chilling wintry noir
(California) -- The blood-dripped path through the snow is by now well-trodden. Perhaps the wintry noir deserves its own designation: film blanc.

12/28/2017

article Organization Delivers Holiday Baskets To Tribal Elders
(Wyoming) -- Two-days before Christmas, 400 holiday baskets filled with turkey, cranberry, stuffing, and pie were given to elders on the Wind River Reservation. The snow...

12/1/2017

article How Taylor Sheridan Wrestled Wind River Back from the Weinstein Company
(California) -- In early October, writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s Western mystery, Wind River, was eight weeks into its theatrical release when he read the same...

11/9/2017

article Riverton is NOT Part of the Reservation
(Rhode Island) -- This week, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed again that the City of Riverton is not within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian...

11/6/2017

article MSU graduate recognized for work in returning buffalo to Wind River Reservation
(Montana) -- A Montana State University graduate’s successful efforts to bring buffalo back to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation has earned him a place...

10/26/2017

article Wind River Strips Weinstein Company Connection For Oscar Campaign
(California) -- Wind River, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner, is on the Oscar campaign trail and has just extricated itself from the Weinstein name. Though The...

10/23/2017

article Large Crowd Turns Out For Early Morning Bison Release On Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Federation and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe invited participants to witness the release of ten...

10/7/2017

article Harvey Weinstein Under Independent Investigation Ordered By TWC Board Following Sexual Harassment Claims
(California) -- Harvey Weinstein’s self-declared indefinite leave of absence from the company he co-founded and co-chairs could become permanent.

9/21/2017

article Tribal court now asked to fire Conrad, Clifford
(Wyoming) -- Michael Blackburn, an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, has asked the Wind River Indian Reservation's tribal court to carry out a directive...

9/20/2017

article Return to Wind River
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. government promised to teach three Arapaho boys “the right way” and return them to their tribe as ambassadors of European assimilation...

8/14/2017

article Region including Wind River rez has littlest growth in Indian gaming
(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...

8/4/2017

article The Truth Behind This Year's Most Shocking Film, Wind River
(Internet) -- Wind River opens on a landscape of white, of cold, of desolation. A pack of wolves gaze apathetically at a herd of goats so pale they blend into the...

8/3/2017

article 'Wind River' shows how crime thrillers should be made, with a stellar turn from Jeremy Renner
(California) -- "Wind River," written and directed by Taylor Sheridan and starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, is something special. At times poetic, at...
article A Killing On A Native American Reservation Propels The Mystery-Thriller 'Wind River'
(Idaho) -- This is FRESH AIR. Our film critic David Edelstein has a review of the new movie "Wind River," a mystery thriller set in Wyoming's Native...

8/2/2017

article How murder mystery ‘Wind River’ explores hard life on Native American reservations
(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...

7/30/2017

article In Wyoming's Wind River Reservation, eclipse planning is a little different
(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...

7/25/2017

article Tribes Sign Agreement To Launch New Intertribal Council
(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...

7/11/2017

article Arapaho, Shoshone attorneys blast reservation boundary ruling in request for rehearing
(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
(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...

7/10/2017

article Former Obama, Bush and Clinton officials join Arapaho, Shoshone in reservation boundary dispute
(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
(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.

6/28/2017

article Arapaho suffer setback in ruling that says feds can put conditions on tribal funding deals
(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...

6/27/2017

article Court Ruling on Tribe Funds Is Setback for Wyoming Arapaho
(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...

6/11/2017

article Once appearing near settlement, Wind River legal dispute drags on
(Wyoming) -- Recent developments in the legal dispute between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and federal government on the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming suggest...

5/24/2017

article Family Service Concerns on the Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Two separate Wind River Reservation court systems concern many about the efficiency of family services programs. The concern is children, taken from their...

5/8/2017

article Bison Numbers on the Re-bound on the Wind River Indian Reservation
(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...

5/5/2017

article Historic Bison Birth on Wind River Reservation
(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...

4/15/2017

article Shoshone sue fed government over joint tribal funding
(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...

4/14/2017

article Shoshone Say DOI Helping Arapaho Control Reservation (sub req.)
(Montana) -- The Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation has hit the U.S. Department of the Interior with a complaint in Montana federal court alleging that the...

4/4/2017

article Obama's land grab in Wyoming killed by appeals court
(Wyoming) -- President Barack Obama's Environmental Protection Agency distinguished itself from the rest of his administration for its hostility to the rule of law,...

3/29/2017

article Local woman indicted for embezzlement on Wind River Reservation
(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...

3/21/2017

article Northern Arapaho, Feds, move to settle in Wind River lawsuit
(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...

3/9/2017

article Arapaho Tribe Can’t Halt BIA-Established Court
(Montana) -- A Montana federal judge on Tuesday denied the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s bid to restrict a court the Bureau of Indian of Affairs instituted on a...
article Judge won’t grant restraining order against BIA on Wind River Reservation
(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.

3/6/2017

article Feds fear Wind River injunction that requires them to negotiate with both tribes, appeal states
(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...

3/4/2017

article UW President Reaches Out to Reservation Schools
(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...

2/24/2017

article Court rules Riverton not part of Indian Country
(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...

2/23/2017

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Will Appeal Circuit Court Decision About Reservation Boundary
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe will appeal an Appellate Court’s split ruling Wednesday that the Wind River Reservation boundaries were reduced by Congress...

2/22/2017

article Appellate Court Rules Against EPA in Reservation Dispute; Split Decision Highlights Poor Treatment Of Indians
(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
(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
(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
(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 Native American Perspectives on Water
(USA) -- Denise Low’s grandfather of Delaware Indian heritage was among the dislocated Eastern Natives who settled on the Kansas Plains of the 19th Century. As one...

2/6/2017

article McDaniel: We need to do more for Wind River
(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...

1/23/2017

article ‘Wind River’: Taylor Sheridan & Cast On Filmmaker’s “Most Personal” Film To Date – Sundance Studio
(Hollywood) -- In the wake of the U.S. government clashing with protesters and the community of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation over the Dakota Access Pipeline,...

1/13/2017

article Documentary traces tribal artifacts’ return to Wind River Reservation
(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...

12/31/2016

article Wind River Reservation Receives First Bison Since 1885
(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...

12/26/2016

article Cross Fit Comes to the Wind River Indian Reservation
(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...

11/7/2016

article Wild Bison Return To Wind River Reservation
(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.

11/5/2016

article New Shoshone casino hopes to boost reservation economy
(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...

11/3/2016

article Wyoming tribe marks return of buffalo after a century
(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...

10/25/2016

article Arapaho and Shoshone will use different courts under recent compromise
(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.

10/18/2016

article Judge restricts Bureau of Indian Affairs spending in Wyoming
(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...

10/17/2016

article Court: Feds likely broke law in Wind River tribal negotiations
(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
(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...

10/12/2016

article Eastern Shoshone Nation to hold Grand Opening of new casino & hotel
(Wyoming) -- The Eastern Shoshone Tribal Business Council announced the grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting to unveil the $30 million expansion of the Shoshone...

10/9/2016

article Shoshone Rose Casino completes $30 million expansion
(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...

10/8/2016

article Shoshone Tribe Doesn't Recognize Tribal Court
(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...

10/7/2016

article Shoshone Rose Casino re-opens with new hotel
(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...

10/6/2016

article Fired Tribal Court Employees Staying
(Wyoming) -- Shoshone business council members tried to fire tribal court employees Monday. The federal contract to operate tribal court ended Friday, so court employees...

9/3/2016

article Tribe applauds settlement of lawsuit over Wind River channel
(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...

8/13/2016

article Overcrowded Lives: The First In a Series On the Reservation Housing Shortage
(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...

7/17/2016

article UW president urges 'pipeline' for Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- University of Wyoming president Laurie Nichols said she would like to boost American Indian enrollment at Wyoming’s only public, four-year university...

6/16/2016

article Wind River Indian Reservation featured in new documentary
(Wyoming) -- A new documentary, "What Was Ours," examines the artifacts, history and stories of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Documentary fans across the...

6/10/2016

article Officials hope map will encourage more people to visit reservation
(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...

4/27/2016

article Wind River BIA Police Officer Charged With Kidnapping
(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...

3/27/2016

article Wyoming tribal members hope Nebraska ruling will help Riverton case
(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...

3/3/2016

article Authorities have identified two Wind River Indian Reservation residents who died after falling about 40 feet from a bridge at a Wyoming dam
(Wyoming) -- Authorities have identified two Wind River Indian Reservation residents who died after falling about 40 feet from a bridge at a Wyoming dam.

3/2/2016

article Tribal Housing
(Wyoming) -- Wind River reservation tribes have received millions of federal dollars to improve housing, over half of which pays for employee wages.

11/27/2015

article Man accused of murdering wife in front of children on reservation
(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...

11/26/2015

article Man charged after fatal shooting on Wind River Reservation
(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...

11/17/2015

article Judges must decide Wyoming's Wind River boundary dispute
(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....

11/16/2015

article Lawyers argue Wind River boundary dispute before judges
(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...

11/14/2015

article Lawyers argue Wind River boundary dispute before judges
(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
(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...

10/21/2015

article Wyo. Says Claims Aren't Barred In Fight Over Arapaho Border
(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...

8/25/2015

article Environmental projects on the Wind River Reservation subject of public meeting tonight
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Environmental Office will host a public meeting tonight to discuss activities on the Wind River Indian Reservation that impact the...

8/20/2015

article Wyoming man sentenced to 39 years in prison for Wind River stabbing death
(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...

8/17/2015

article Legal briefs complete in Indian reservation boundary suit
(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...

8/9/2015

article Back to School Fun Day held at Wind River Hotel and Casino; All backpacks issued
(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...

6/12/2015

article Appeals court allows argument from Riverton Hospital in reservation boundary suit
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Memorial Hospital may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas remain Indian Country already is hurting...

6/11/2015

article Casino opening new restaurant Friday
(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...

6/6/2015

article Wyoming files brief in 10th Circuit case challenging EPA’s reservation boundary decision
(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
(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...

6/4/2015

article 1905 Act Clearly Diminished Tribes' Reservation, Wyo. Says
(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...

5/29/2015

article Riverton hospital moves to enter EPA tribal boundary dispute
(Wyoming) -- Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation...

5/12/2015

article Northern Arapaho Tribe argues Wyoming already lost reservation boundary argument
(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...

5/7/2015

article EDITORIAL: Degree program holds promise for embattled Wind River reservation
(Wyoming) -- Ten women completed bachelor’s degrees in human service leadership last week, a collaboration between the Wind River Institute and the University of...

5/5/2015

article Law professors side with Wyoming tribes in boundary dispute
(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...

5/2/2015

article Bachelor's program on Wind River Reservation graduates inaugural class
(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...

4/28/2015

article Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
(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
(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...

4/25/2015

article Tribe: Exclude Yellowbear from reservation boundary case
(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.

4/22/2015

article New Meeting Rooms, Food Court at Wind River Hotel & Casino nearing completion
(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...

4/21/2015

article Editorial board: Hearing is part of bigger picture on reservation
(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...

4/20/2015

article Feds review history to argue Riverton is part of reservation
(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...

4/10/2015

article Elected officials visit with ESBC; tribe reports on casino expansion
(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...

4/9/2015

article Will Drug Gangs Overrun Wind River Again?
(Wyoming) -- In 2013, Business Insider described the Wind River Reservation as the “most depressing and dangerous place to live,” but according to Sunny...

3/31/2015

article U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs now hearing from local representatives
(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...

3/24/2015

article Barrasso holds drug hearing on Wind River Indian Reservation
(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...

3/2/2015

article Wind River Indian Reservation - Fort Washakie
(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...

2/26/2015

article CEO: Weekend gamblers helped Wind River Casino make 2014 a good year
(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
(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...

2/12/2015

article Devon Energy withdraws from Riverton reservation boundary lawsuit
(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...

2/10/2015

article Eastern Shoshone assert control over Wind River tribal assets
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone tribal officials have asserted control over the Wind River Indian Reservation's jointly held assets, including those previously...

2/8/2015

article Native American Women Are, Increasingly, Family Breadwinners
(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...

1/30/2015

article More Native American Women Taking On Breadwinner Role
(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...

1/27/2015

article Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
(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...

1/19/2015

article Leaps and boundaries for Wyoming tribes
(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...

1/7/2015

article 10 states say EPA tribal boundary ruling needs full review
(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
(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
(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....

11/24/2014

article Three charged in murder on Wind River Reservation plead not guilty
(Wyoming) -- Three residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation who are accused of stabbing and killing a man in June pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court...

10/18/2014

article Clifford nominated for business award
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Hotel and Casino assistant general manger Andrea Clifford has been nominated by the Wyoming Business Report for the Women of Influence Award in...

10/12/2014

article NABC: Feds extend Arapaho gaming; business expansion will result
(Wyoming) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior this week agreed to extend Northern Arapaho authority to operate Las Vegas-style gaming on the Wind River Reservation...

10/7/2014

article Wyoming to 10th Circuit: EPA’s Reservation Boundary Decision was Wrong
(Wyoming) -- The State of Wyoming, through the Attorney General, filed its opening brief in the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the EPA’s attempt to...
article Wyoming: Court should reject EPA's tribal boundary
(Wyoming) -- The state of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding...

10/3/2014

article Three charged with murder in stabbing on Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation charged three residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jared...

9/30/2014

article Eastern Shoshone reject Northern Arapaho dissolution of Joint Business Council
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Eastern Shoshone business council are rejecting the Northern Arapaho tribe’s attempt to dissolve the Joint Business Council that...

8/1/2014

article Details still scarce in Tuesday officer-involved shooting; FBI confirms gunfire was ‘not accidental’
(Wyoming) -- Details are still hard to come by in an a Tuesday evening officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation that resulted in the death of a...
article FBI: Fatal shooting by law enforcement officer on Wind River reservation was not accidental
(Wyoming) -- A law enforcement officer who fatally shot a man Tuesday on the Wind River Indian Reservation fired the gun on purpose, according to the FBI.

7/29/2014

article CONSERVATIVE POV: Exploiting Indians
(Wyoming) -- Many of Doug Thompson’s constituents are nervous. Some are angry. More still are confused. The soft-spoken Wyoming cattle rancher has been ranching in...

6/20/2014

article TripAdvisor honors hotel
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino was honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site...

6/17/2014

article Anti-sovereignty group brings its twisted message to Riverton
(Wyoming) -- The Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) took its long-running road show to Riverton last weekend to tell members of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern...

6/16/2014

article Dispute over Wyoming tribal boundary stirs debate
(Wyoming) -- Representatives of Wyoming tribes and a national group dedicated to ending tribal sovereignty held a lively but civil debate over a boundary dispute...

6/14/2014

article Group urges leaders to stand up to EPA on Riverton boundary ruling
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance began their weekend conference in Riverton by encouraging local leaders to stand up to the EPA on a ruling...
article Group, tribal leaders debate federal decision that Riverton-area lands are part of reservation
(Wyoming) -- Representatives of Wyoming tribes and a national group dedicated to ending tribal sovereignty held a lively but civil debate over a boundary dispute...
press release University of Wyoming Indian law professor: CERA’s legal arguments ‘don’t hold water’
(Wyoming) -- An anti-Indian group rallying in Riverton this weekend promotes legal theories that clash with the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions, University of Wyoming...

6/13/2014

article Anti-sovereignty group to stage meetings over EPA ruling today and tomorrow in Riverton
(Wyoming) -- A meeting of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance scheduled for this morning at Riverton City Hall, and a workshop at the Fremont County Fairgrounds over the...
article Convention on tribal policy causes open-meeting dispute in Riverton
(Wyoming) -- A closed meeting Friday of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, local government officials and the media in Riverton City Hall is raising a dispute over the...
article Northern Arapaho Business Council urges civility toward anti-Indian group
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders today urged tribal members to show restraint while the anti-Indian group Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) rallies in Riverton...
article Small turnout for CERA Workshop at Riverton City Hall; EPA decision said to be unconstitutional
(Wyoming) -- Fremont County Commission Chairman Doug Thompson was the first presenter at a Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) workshop for elected leaders, law...

6/12/2014

article Group's arrival sparks concern among tribes
(Wyoming) -- Tensions have long existed between residents of Riverton and the nearby Wind River Indian Reservation. But they've reached a new level in recent months...
article Sex offender addresses verified on Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Every sex offender on the Wind River Indian Reservation required to register under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act was located and had...

6/11/2014

article Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison steps down, slams Gov. Mead
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone tribal liaison Sara Robinson announced Monday she is stepping down as the tribe's representative to both the Wyoming Legislature and...
article Robinson to leave Tribal Liaison position; Blasts Legislature and State for disrespect of Tribal peoples
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison Sara Robinson told the Select Committee on Tribal Relations today that she is leaving her position to join the Fremont...

6/9/2014

article Northern Arapaho Tribe upset with upcoming event in Riverton with alleged anti-Indian group
(Wyoming) -- A letter sent to Fremont County’s elected officials from the Northern Arapaho Tribe on Thursday is filled with inaccuracies and misinformation,...

6/7/2014

article Wind River boundary dispute attracts group
(Wyoming) -- A dispute over a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision saying that lands around Riverton are legally Indian Country has spurred a national group to...

6/5/2014

press release 'Anti-Indian' advocacy group plans two-day Riverton event
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders expressed dismay that the City of Riverton will host an advocacy group known for its efforts to destroy Native American tribal...

6/3/2014

article Wind River Hotel and Casino receives TripAdvisor Excellence Award
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Hotel and Casino has been honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel...
article Indian Casino Closest to Yellowstone Park Wins TripAdvisor Award
(Wyoming) -- In the heart of west, Wyoming's biggest casino has received praise from TridAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. The company awards the...
article Tribal health targeting men and youth in new programs
(Wyoming) -- Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health has implemented two new programs with the intent to target specific groups on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Eastern...

5/27/2014

article Tribal Relations Committee Meeting
(Wyoming) -- A meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on Tribal Relations is planned for June Ninth on the Central Wyoming College campus.

5/26/2014

article Indian gaming group blasts state, feds for challenging EPA on border
(Wyoming) -- A resolution condemning efforts by state and federal representatives to clarify the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been passed by the...

5/24/2014

article Windfall Enriches Life on a Poor Reservation [sub req'd]
(Wyoming) -- Misty Mann, a single mother raising three children here on the impoverished Wind River Indian Reservation, has long had to cope without money to spare.

5/21/2014

article NIGA Takes Stand With Wind River Against Opposing State Legislation
(Wyoming) -- The National Indian Gaming Association has promised to fight a proposed bill that would terminate 170,000 acres of the Wind River Reservation and set a...

5/16/2014

press release National Indian Gaming Association condemns Wind River termination bill
(Wyoming) -- The National Indian Gaming Association this week condemned efforts by the State of Wyoming and its congressional delegates to terminate 170,000 acres of the...

5/14/2014

article WY Farm Bureau Files against EPA on Indian Ruling
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Farm Bureau last week challenged the decision of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant the Northern Arapahoe Tribe and the...

5/5/2014

article Reservation Boundary Symposium
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders have invited Governor Matt Mead, the state’s congressional delegation and others to a symposium tomorrow in Riverton to learn...

5/2/2014

article Report Suggests That Problems Exist At The Northern Arapaho Department Of Family Services
(Wyoming) -- The tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation run their own family services agencies, funded by the tribes themselves, federal grants and contracts with...
article Tribal settlement money evident in increased car sales locally
(Wyoming) -- Vehicle sales saw a bump in Fremont County as Northern Arapaho tribal members began receiving settlement checks from a lawsuit over mineral royalties.

4/29/2014

article Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'
(Wyoming) -- Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal...

4/23/2014

article Wind River Indian Reservation sees first checks arrive in $157 million settlement
(Wyoming) -- The first installment in a $157 million federal settlement began to pour into the Wind River Indian Reservation on Wednesday, as members of the Northern...

4/22/2014

article Northern Arapaho Tribe invites Gov. Mead to ‘Mending Fences’ symposium regarding the reservation boundary dispute
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders today reportedly invited Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, the state’s congressional delegation, and others to a May 6 symposium in...
article Wind River Tribes Plan Ahead For Settlement Checks
(Wyoming) -- In 2012, the tribes who share the Wind River Indian Reservation, the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Tribes, came to a settlement with the federal...

4/17/2014

article Big settlement checks due for Arapahos next week; Shoshone process delayed
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Business Council has released a public notice stating that long-awaited mineral settlement checks will be mailed to enrolled tribal...
article Money Heads To The Wind River Indian Reservation
(Wyoming) -- Long-awaited money from a settlement on the Wind River Indian Reservation is finally on its way. The 157 million dollar settlement between the tribes and...

4/9/2014

article Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
article Wyoming Senator Drafts Bill ‘To Clarify’ Reservation Borders
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming and the tribes who share the Wind River Indian Reservation in the state are still waiting for their day in court to resolve a border dispute on the...

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