The Wind River Reservation will welcome 50 new bison today — the largest release of bison yet to the reservation.
Wyoming Business Council staff said that an interpretation of state statute by the Attorney General’s office found that there was no clearly defined way for tribes to participate in the council’s Business Ready Community program.
The news was surprising to Wyoming Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who was involved, almost 20 years ago, in crafting the legislation that governs the WBC program.
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The tribe, which has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, is mandating workers receive their first dose by Sept. 17.
Both lived off the Wind River Reservation — one in Denver, who was not vaccinated, and the other in Casper, who was immunized but caught COVID-19 for the second time and suffered from pre-existing conditions, according to Northern Arapaho Business Co-Chairman Lee Spoonhunter.
At the Wind River Reservation alone, close to 900 tribal members have served in conflicts ranging from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The rise of the delta variant has played a considerable role with the increase of vaccinations. But the almost daily reminders from the tribe's social media page and attending ceremonies have also played a part.
She's become a megaphone within the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples movement, despite losing two of her daughters in the past two years.
The memorial is the first of its kind dedicated to Indigenous veterans in Wyoming.
After decades of leasing Circle Ridge Field, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho have taken full ownership of the oil and gas field on the Wind River Reservation.
The University of Wyoming celebrated White Eagle by awarding him a doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, at a graduation ceremony last month.
The documentary will be screened first for residents of the Wind River Reservation, fulfilling a pledge made by the film's producers.
The tribe's General Council will convene Saturday to put the matter to a vote. Eastern Shoshone tribal member Bobbi Shongutsie said she is "80%" optimistic that the resolution will pass.
Medical marijuana legalization has been gaining momentum on the Wind River Reservation for some time now. This month, one tribe's general council will vote on it.
"We're not saying we're against oil and gas or energy development," Deputy Director Crystal C'Bearing said. "As long as we're protecting what's out there that we know of, so our history is not erased basically off the face of the Earth."
In conjunction with Fort Washakie Health Center, Dr. Paul Ebbert, chief medical officer at Wind River Family and Community Healthcare, has been vaccinating anybody over the age of 16 since mid-January.
Indigenous peoples make up roughly 2.5% of Wyoming's population but have accounted for 50% of the state's deaths.
The three-year grant, awarded to the Wyoming Soccer Association, will be used to create and grow a soccer program on the Wind River Reservation, with the Boys & Girls Club in Fort Washakie hosting the program.
Jade Wagon, 23, was found dead on the Wind River Reservation on Jan. 21. She had been reported missing on Jan. 2.
Some hope the tribe can build on the momentum from the headdress' return to continue to repatriate Northern Arapaho artifacts and start a museum.
The event will honor all veterans who have lived within the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation.
Sen. Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, and Rep. Andi Clifford, D-Fort Washakie, are two Wyoming women who also bring expertise and experiences in Indian Country to the state Legislature.
The headdress of Chief Black Coal, one of the most prominent Northern Arapaho leaders, was recently given back to the tribe by a Massachusetts man whose family has had it since the late 1800s.