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State, Northern Arapaho agree to find solutions to money problems in tribe's child social services

Northern Arapaho leaders and state officials are looking for ways to improve a child protective services program that the tribe says needs more money from the state to be more effective. Gov. Mark Gordon and Northern Arapaho Tribe leaders met last week to discuss the tribe’s child protective and social services, which is funded with help from the state but managed by the tribe.

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8/6/2020

article Northern Arapaho man dies from COVID-19 days after his wife
(Montana) -- Another member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe has died of the coronavirus, a Fremont County official said Thursday, bringing the tribe’s death toll to...

8/3/2020

article Northern Arapaho mourn passing of tribal elder who died after testing positive for COVID-19
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Business Council said on Sunday, Aug. 2 that a member of the tribe had died after contracting COVID-19. The Wyoming Department of...

7/27/2020

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Finalizing Re-Opening Plans
(Wyoming) -- The Wind River Reservation has been under a strict stay-at-home order since April, requiring non-essential tribal offices and both tribes' casino...

7/10/2020

article Judge dismisses Northern Arapaho's lawsuit against former lawyers
(Wyoming) -- In a split decision this week, a Wyoming district court judge ruled that the Northern Arapaho Tribe wrongfully accused one of its longtime attorneys of...

7/9/2020

article Judge nixes tribal lawsuit against past attorneys
(Wyoming) -- After the majority faction of the Northern Arapaho Business Council waged a nearly one-year lawsuit against its former law firm for withheld funds, a judge...
article Judge nixes tribal lawsuit against past attorneys
(Wyoming) -- After the majority faction of the Northern Arapaho Business Council waged a nearly one-year lawsuit against its former law firm for withheld funds, a judge...

6/14/2020

article Northern Arapaho Tribe sues another attorney, demands return of funds, documents
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a lawsuit against another former lawyer, alleging the law firm — which previously represented the tribe's...

6/9/2020

article Northern Arapaho tribe's Grey Bull announces bid for U.S. Congress
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal member Lynnette Grey Bull officially announced her intention to run for the Democratic nomination for Wyoming’s sole U.S....

6/5/2020

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Announces Spending Plans For Federal COVID-19 Aid
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has laid out its plans for spending $19 million in federal coronavirus relief aid that it received through the CARES Act. On...

4/22/2020

article 4 new COVID-19 deaths include tribal elders
(Wyoming) -- The state’s death count from COVID-19 tripled Tuesday with the confirmation of four virus-related deaths, bringing the total to six. The Wyoming...
article Coronavirus reaching more widespread stage on reservation, leaders say
(Wyoming) -- Tribal leaders say the coronavirus, which led to the deaths of four Northern Arapaho citizens on Monday, is spreading on the reservation after initially...
article Wyoming COVID-19 deaths triple; teacher mourns loss of relatives
(Wyoming) -- Complications from COVID-19 claimed the lives of four Northern Arapaho tribal members Monday, in effect tripling Wyoming’s death toll from the novel...

4/21/2020

article Deaths of 4 tribal members boosts Wyoming COVID-19 toll to 6
(Wyoming) -- The deaths of four Northern Arapaho tribal members has raised the number of people killed by the coronavirus in Wyoming to six. Three of the four recent...
article Four Northern Arapaho coronavirus patients died Monday, chairman says
(Wyoming) -- Four members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe with COVID-19, including three in the same family, died on Monday, Northern Arapaho Business Council Chairman Lee...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe Reports Four COVID-19 Deaths
(Wyoming) -- The Chairman of the Northern Arapaho Tribe said Tuesday that four tribal members died from COVID-19 on Monday. "It is with great sadness and a heavy...

4/16/2020

article Northern Arapaho Clinic Conducts Over 20 Percent Of COVID-19 Testing In Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- COVID-19 testing resources remain limited around Wyoming and the country. But one clinic that's operated by the Northern Arapaho Tribe has emerged as a...

3/24/2020

article With tribe $181k short on payables, fiscal officer seeks funds from casino
(Wyoming) -- While tribe-owned casinos closed their doors to limit coronavirus spread on Monday, the Northern Arapaho Business Council received a letter announcing their...

3/23/2020

article Wind River Reservation Tribes Urge Self-Isolation to Stop COVID
(Wyoming) -- The organization representing both tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation has urged all tribal members to shelter in place to stop the spread of the...

3/21/2020

article First COVID-19 Case Confirmed On The Wind River Reservation
(Wyoming) -- The first resident of the Wind River Reservation has tested positive for COVID-19. That's according to Chief Medical Officer Paul Ebert of Wind River...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe, Carbon County announce first coronavirus cases
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe and Carbon County have announced their first respective cases of COVID-19. The Carbon County patient is an employee of Memorial...
article Wind River Reservation announces COVID-19 case
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has shared an announcement on social media confirming a case of COVID-19 among the population. The statement, signed by Dr. Paul...

3/6/2020

article Gaming Commission Bill Moves To The Senate
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Senate is scheduled to debate a bill today to set up a gaming commission who will determine how to regulate the growth in video gambling in the...

2/22/2020

article Gaming regulation in Wyoming is almost certainly coming. What it will look like is unclear.
(Wyoming) -- State lawmakers have long discussed whether to extend legalized gambling in Wyoming beyond horse racing. This could be the year it finally happens. At the...

2/21/2020

article Chief Black Coal’s journey back home
(Wyoming) -- “It’s the tribe’s now.” Temple Smith had tears in his eyes as he uttered those words to me on a cold January day. It was...

2/17/2020

article "He Came Home For A Reason": Northern Arapaho Tribe Repatriates Black Coal's Headdress
(Wyoming) -- On a Saturday afternoon in January, Great Plains Hall in Arapahoe was packed with hundreds of people standing in line to bless themselves with cedar smoke,...

2/8/2020

article Chief Black Coal Headdress Returning to Northern Arapaho
(Wyoming) -- The approximately 250 tribal and community members hadn’t simply come on a Saturday to enjoy a free feast and listen to tribal leaders speak: They...

1/24/2020

article Chief Black Coal's Headdress Repatriated To The Northern Arapaho Tribe
(Wyoming) -- A headdress belonging to Chief Black Coal, one of most influential Arapaho leaders of the late 19th century, has been repatriated to the Northern Arapaho...

1/1/2020

article Looking Back: Lobbying effort illustrated conflict in Northern Arapaho tribal leadership
(Wyoming) -- Legislation that could end Wyoming tribes’ grip on legalized gambling in the state spawned an aggressive, secretive lobbying effort — and helped...

12/30/2019

article Wyoming tribe to build 20 new housing units with $5M grant
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal officials plan to use a recently awarded federal grant of nearly $5 million to build 20 affordable housing units, but they say it...

12/29/2019

article Northern Arapaho to look for ways to more aggressively combat drug addiction
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming tribe is vowing to more aggressively fight drug addiction and its effects, calling for leaders to come up with a coordinated plan involving many...

12/26/2019

article Wyoming tribe to build 20 housing units with $5M grant
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal officials plan to use a recently awarded federal grant of nearly $5 million to build 20 affordable housing units, but they say it...

12/24/2019

article Feds award millions to Northern Arapaho Tribe for housing projects
(Wyoming) -- One of Wyoming’s tribes recently received nearly $5 million from the federal government to build affordable housing units for members as the Northern...

12/20/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Receives $5 Million Affordable Housing Grant
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has been awarded a nearly $5 million federal grant to develop affordable housing on the Wind River Reservation. More than 200...

12/14/2019

article Wyoming, Tribe to Work on Child Protection Funding Issues
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders and state officials are looking for ways to improve a child protective services program that the tribe says needs more money from...

12/11/2019

article State, Northern Arapaho agree to find solutions to money problems in tribe's child social services
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho leaders and state officials are looking for ways to improve a child protective services program that the tribe says needs more money from...

12/7/2019

article Northern Arapaho dedicates new Riverton child care center
(Wyoming) -- A standing-room-only crowd packed what’s soon to be a new, much-needed child care center in Riverton for a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon....

12/6/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Set To Open Childcare Center In Riverton
(Wyoming) -- Families on and near the Wind River Reservation will soon have a new option for around-the-clock childcare: the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Red Wolf...

12/2/2019

article County attorney says no charges in police shooting
(Wyoming) -- Citing citizens' legal rights to defend their own lives and the lives of others from "immediate peril," the Fremont County Attorney's...

11/29/2019

article Officer followed law in fatal shooting of Northern Arapaho man, county attorney says
(Wyoming) -- Fremont County’s top prosecutor on Friday declined to press criminal charges against a police officer who killed an uncooperative man outside of a...

11/28/2019

article Northern Arapaho prepares to open child care center
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is preparing to open a new, 24-hour child care center in Riverton that officials say will help eliminate a significant barrier to...

11/27/2019

article Northern Arapaho tribe prepares to open needed child care center
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe is preparing to dedicate a new child care center it says will help eliminate a significant barrier to employment among tribal...

11/19/2019

article Casper mayor to support proposal to dump oilfield wastewater into Boysen Resevoir
(Wyoming) -- Texas-based Aethon Energy is seeking a permit to dump 8.27 million gallons of oilfield wastewater per day into Badwater Creek which feeds Boysen Reservoir...

10/20/2019

article 'We’re trying to get back to our way of life:' Northern Arapaho Tribe gets its own buffalo herd
(Montana) -- More buffalo arrived on the Wind River Reservation last week, joining the more than 30 that already call the land home. The Northern Arapaho Tribe on...

10/5/2019

article Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Gambling Regulation Bill
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with plans for more gambling regulation. The state Pari-Mutuel Commission currently oversees horse racing. The...

10/4/2019

article Lawmakers continue to pursue gambling regulations in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- Despite a last-ditch lobbying effort from the Northern Arapaho Tribe, the Wyoming Legislature will be taking up regulated gambling in the 2020 budget...

9/28/2019

article Barron: Gaming Commission gets another try
(Wyoming) -- The latest attempt to set up a state gaming commission may get its last shot next week. The signs aren’t good for the bill, which is being shepherded...

9/26/2019

article Law firm seeks dismissal of Northern Arapaho lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- The law firm and attorneys that Northern Arapaho leaders and former casino managers sued last month say the lawsuit should be thrown out. Last month,...

9/25/2019

article Firm facing lawsuit from Northern Arapaho Tribe says court has no jurisdiction
(Wyoming) -- The law firm and attorneys that Northern Arapaho leaders and former casino managers sued last month say the lawsuit should be thrown out. Last month,...

9/24/2019

article Northern Arapaho historian visits CSU to be interviewed for sesquicentennial documentary
(Colorado) -- When documentary film producer Frank Boring took on the task of telling the history of Colorado State University through video in honor of the University...

9/23/2019

article Man shot by Riverton police had attacked officer with knife, prosecutor says
(Wyoming) -- A man killed by police Saturday in Riverton was shot after attacking an officer with a knife, a prosecutor said Monday afternoon.
article Northern Arapaho Citizen Killed By Police In Riverton
(Wyoming) -- Tribal leaders say that a citizen of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was shot and killed by law enforcement in Riverton on Saturday. "We are working...

9/22/2019

article Northern Arapaho: Tribal Member Fatally Shot at Riverton Walmart
(Wyoming) -- A member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was shot and killed by a police officer at the Riverton Walmart store Saturday, the tribe announced on its Facebook...

9/21/2019

article Police shoot and kill Northern Arapaho citizen on Saturday, tribe says
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders said police killed a tribal citizen Saturday in an “officer-involved shooting.” The statement did not identify...

9/3/2019

article Tribe’s former law firm denies allegations
(Wyoming) -- The Lander-based law firm Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd officially is denying claims that it cheated the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe made the allegation...

9/2/2019

article Tribe’s former law firm denies allegations
(Wyoming) -- The Lander-based law firm Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd officially is denying claims that it cheated the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe made the allegation...

8/29/2019

article Former Law Firm of Northern Arapaho Tribe Calls Lawsuit “Vindictive”
(Wyoming) -- The former law firm for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says the Wyoming tribe and its current lawyers have filed a “vindictive” lawsuit despite...

8/28/2019

article Law Firm Responds to Wyoming Tribe’s Lawsuit
(Wyoming) -- The former law firm for the Northern Arapaho Tribe says the Wyoming tribe and its current lawyers have filed a "vindictive" lawsuit despite...

8/20/2019

article Wyoming casino new management plans to
(Wyoming) -- New leaders at a Wyoming tribe's gambling enterprise say their goal is to return the greatest amount of money possible to the tribe. The Casper Star-...

8/19/2019

article New Wind River Casino Executives Announce Change in Direction Stemming from Northern Arapaho Leaders in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- The new CEO of the Wind River Hotel and Casino announced some changes that are coming for the flagship property owned by Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho...

8/18/2019

article New leadership taking Northern Arapaho casino in different direction
(Wyoming) -- New leadership for the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s gambling enterprise say their goal is to get as much money back to the tribe as possible, a change in...

8/15/2019

article 'The people spoke': Northern Arapaho Tribe stands by chairman
(Wyoming) -- Citizens of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are standing by Chairman Lee Spoonhunter and supporting his efforts to take his people in a new direction.

8/13/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe celebrates expansion of Riverton clinic
(Wyoming) -- Additional services and new jobs will accompany the expansion of a tribal clinic in Riverton that marked the changes in a reopening ceremony last week.

8/12/2019

article Tribe decides against recall
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to ensure its chairman stays in office. The tribal citizens’ votes at a...
article Northern Arapaho Tribal Members and General Council met Saturday to vote on multiple items
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal members on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would have forced a recall election for Chairman Lee Spoonhunter. The...

8/10/2019

article Northern Arapaho reject resolutions calling for recall election of tribal chairman, firing of law firm
(Wyoming) -- Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe overwhelmingly voted on Saturday to ensure its chairman stays in office. The tribal citizens’ votes at a...

8/9/2019

article Northern Arapaho citizens' vote could authorize recall election of tribe's chairman
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal members will have a chance to determine the tribe’s actions — and the future of its tribal chairman — this weekend...

8/6/2019

article Dueling Lawsuits Expose Rift In Northern Arapaho Business Council
(Wyoming) -- It's been a summer of leadership turnover for the Northern Arapaho Tribe. In June, the tribe's Business Council voted 4-2 not to renew the contract...

8/4/2019

article Tribal leaders knew of anti-regulatory lobbying effort, documents and 2 council members say
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal leaders knew of — and approved — a secretive lobbying effort to kill legislative attempts to regulate gambling in the...
article Wyoming Tribe Mired in Lawsuits Regarding Concerns Over Casino Management
(Wyoming) -- On Friday, two leaders of the Northern Arapaho tribe and two former management employees of the tribe’s casino filed a lawsuit in a Wyoming district...

8/3/2019

article Wyoming Tribe Files Lawsuit Against Law Firm
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a lawsuit in a Wyoming court against its former law firm. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the tribe contends...
article Arapaho Tribe sues its former law firm
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Business Council has filed a lawsuit against its former longtime law firm, Lander-based Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd. The suit, approved...

8/2/2019

article Northern Arapaho leaders, former casino managers accuse law firm of hostile takeover
(Wyoming) -- Two Northern Arapaho leaders and two former casino managers have accused the tribe’s new law firm of orchestrating a hostile takeover of tribal and...

8/1/2019

article Northern Arapaho suit against former law firm illustrates tribal leadership divide
(Wyoming) -- A lawsuit involving the Northern Arapaho Tribe’s current and former law firms has become the latest public example of a bitter divide among tribal...

7/30/2019

article N. Arapaho Tribe Files Lawsuit Against Its Former Law Firm
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has filed a lawsuit against its former law firm and its managing partner. The civil suit, filed in Wyoming's 9th District...

7/12/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Begins Cemetery Mapping Project
(Wyoming) -- If you've driven past the cemetery along 17 mile road on the Wind River Reservation recently, you might've noticed some young people walking around...

7/11/2019

article Northern Arapaho Tribe Opposes Aetheon's Oilfield Waste Dumping Plan
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho Tribe has come out against a proposed permit that would allow Aetheon Energy to discharge oil pollutants upstream of the Wind River. As...

7/3/2019

article Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort
(Wyoming) -- Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe terminates relationship with longtime lobbyist Mark Howell
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arapaho tribe has terminated its relationship with longtime lobbyist Mark Howell. Tribal representative in Washington, Keith Harper, shares...
article Wind River Hotel and Casino announces new leadership team
(Wyoming) -- Brian Van Enkenvoort and David “Ron” McElroy have been announced as the new leadership team for the Wind River Hotel and Casino.

7/2/2019

article BLOG: Wyoming Tribe Denies Creating Secretive Body Opposing Slots Regulation, Sacked Lobbyist Claims It’s Lying
(Wyoming) -- The Northern Arahapo tribe was behind a shadowy organization that sought to nix a legislative effort to create a gaming commission in Wyoming, according to...
article Filings show Wyoming tribe funded anti-gambling campaign
(Wyoming) -- Reports show that the Northern Arapaho Tribe was the sole backer of an advocacy group that fought Wyoming legislation aimed at expanding gambling operations.
article Northern Arapaho Tribe names new casino leaders
(Wyoming) -- Northern Arapaho tribal officials on Tuesday named two new leaders of its gambling operations, including a citizen of the tribe and someone with years of...

7/1/2019

article Wyoming tribe funded effort to kill gambling regulations; sides dispute who created the group
(Wyoming) -- A casino managed by the Northern Arapaho tribe gave thousands of dollars to a highly secretive organization trying to kill regulated gambling in Wyoming,...
article Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort
(Wyoming) -- Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming Public...

6/7/2019

article Northern Arapaho Business Council Retains D.C-Based Law Firm
(Wyoming) -- In a release posted to the Northern Arapaho Tribe's Facebook page, the Northern Arapaho Business Council announced that the Lander-based law firm,...

5/29/2019

article Controversy Follows Arapaho Business Council Decision on Wyoming Casino CEO
(Wyoming) -- Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad can keep his current position at the helm of Wyoming’s largest gaming venue until the end of June, but...
article Northern Arapaho Tribe in conflict over fate of top gaming executive
(Wyoming) -- Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are in disagreement about the employment status of their long-serving gaming executive. According to Chairman Lee...
article Wind River Casino fiscal position strong
(Wyoming) -- If longtime Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad does leave at the end of June, one of the biggest decisions his successor will have to make is...

5/27/2019

article Tribal leader says casino CEO out; some council members disagree
(Wyoming) -- After a 3-3 vote by the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Wind River Hotel and Casino CEO Jim Conrad received a letter from NABC chairman Lee Spoonhunter...

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