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Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media
Tribal corruption remains a target of the conservative media (August 1, 2018)

For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Alaska to Florida.


Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close
Supreme Court delivers bad news to tribes as term draws to a close (June 25, 2018)

The nation's highest court won't be letting Indian Country rest over the summer.


Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.


Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute (May 21, 2018)

The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.


Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.


Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court
Tribes take Wind River Reservation boundary case to Supreme Court (February 22, 2018)

After being abandoned by the Trump administration, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are taking their homelands case to the nation's highest court.


Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)

A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.


Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming
Trump administration abandons tribes in battle over boundaries of reservation in Wyoming (August 14, 2017)

The Trump administration has abandoned two tribes as they seek to protect their homelands in Wyoming from an attack by the state government.


Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)

Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.


Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests
Trump nominee for key appeals court seen as favorable to tribal interests (June 16, 2017)

President Donald Trump is slowly filling open seats on courts across the nation and one of his picks has an important link to Indian Country.


Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case
Wyoming tribes lose major ruling in reservation boundary case (February 22, 2017)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe can't exercise authority in a border town known as Riverton.


Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda (February 20, 2017)

Scott Pruitt, as attorney general in Oklahoma, repeatedly fought tribes on jurisdiction, immunity and taxation fronts.


Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)

With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.


Northern Arapaho Tribe hails settlement in water diversion dispute
Northern Arapaho Tribe hails settlement in water diversion dispute (September 2, 2016)

The tribe will help oversee restoration of the Big Wind River following an illegal diversion that dates back more than 20 years.


Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle
Northern Arapaho Tribe expects to secure federal permit to take eagle (May 16, 2016)

The Obama administration has dropped an appeal in the long-running case.


Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation
Eastern Shoshone Tribe pays $1.7M to acquire land on reservation (May 5, 2016)

The tribe is still deciding what to do with the land but Chairman Darwin St. Clair said economic development was the goal.


Tribes in Wyoming battle over future of joint governing council
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Tribes in Wyoming battle over future of joint governing council (March 30, 2016)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe used to work together on a joint business council but the relationship has frayed.


Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case
Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case (March 25, 2016)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are defending their reservation borders in a long-running dispute with the state of Wyoming.


ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward
ATF cites arson on Wind River Reservation in offering $10K reward (March 25, 2016)

The historic Shoshone-Episcopal Mission in Fort Washakie, Wyoing, was destroyed by the March 17 blaze.


Northern Arapaho Tribe sues BIA and Eastern Shoshone leaders
Northern Arapaho Tribe sues BIA and Eastern Shoshone leaders (February 24, 2016)

The two tribes that share the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming are battling over jointly administered programs.


More transportation funds head to Indian Country in new law
More transportation funds head to Indian Country in new law (December 18, 2015)

The Tribal Transportation Program will see an immediate boost to $465 million in the current fiscal year and the amount will grow by $10 million through fiscal year 2020.


Nadine Gracia: Breaking down barriers for better Indian health
Nadine Gracia: Breaking down barriers for better Indian health (November 18, 2015)

Earlier this year, I had the privilege to visit the Wind River Indian Reservation to meet with tribal leaders and community members about the challenges faced by American Indians.


Five leaders from Eastern Shoshone Tribe suspended and fined
Five leaders from Eastern Shoshone Tribe suspended and fined (October 29, 2015)

Tribal members took action because the brother of a tribal leader was given access to their personal information.


Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case
Northern Arapaho Tribe asks Obama to drop appeal in eagle case (August 26, 2015)

Tribal members want to be able to use bald eagles for Sun Dance ceremonies but a federal permit restricts where they can kill the birds.


Sen. Barrasso defends quick movement on transportation bill
Sen. Barrasso defends quick movement on transportation bill (July 24, 2015)

The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is pushing for more funding for tribal transportation programs.


Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks
Native Sun News: Tribes ignored in Yellowstone grizzly talks (May 15, 2015)

James Walks Along, the historic preservation officer for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, was forced off the stage at a recent public meeting.


Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud
Sparring continues in Wind River Reservation jurisdictional feud (April 27, 2015)

The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the authority of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe in December 2013 but the case has yet to be resolved in federal court.


Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation
Editorial: Wyoming tribes battle drug influence on reservation (April 21, 2015)

In fiscal year 2014, there were more than 31,000 methamphetamine-related encounters in the Indian health care system.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds field hearing in Wyoming
Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds field hearing in Wyoming (April 1, 2015)

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) heard from tribal leaders, law enforcement and other witnesses about drugs in Indian Country.


Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's field hearing
Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs Committee's field hearing (March 26, 2015)

Tribal, federal and state representatives will share what they are doing to address the harmful effects of drugs in Indian Country.


Sen. Barrasso to chair field hearing on drugs in Indian Country
Sen. Barrasso to chair field hearing on drugs in Indian Country (March 25, 2015)

Leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are expected to testify.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold field hearing on drugs (March 16, 2015)

The field hearing will take place on March 31 at the Chiefs Technical Center on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.


Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming
Lawsuit tests boundaries of Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (January 20, 2015)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe want treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Eastern Shoshone woman pleads guilty for death of newborn
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Eastern Shoshone woman pleads guilty for death of newborn (January 14, 2015)

Ardis Sierra Enos admitted suffocating her newborn and placing his body in a ditch on the reservation.


Woman from Eastern Shoshone Tribe dies after attack by dogs
Woman from Eastern Shoshone Tribe dies after attack by dogs (November 17, 2014)

Deanne Lynn Coando, 40, was a mother and a grandmother.


Wind River tribal judge presides over first same-sex marriage
Wind River tribal judge presides over first same-sex marriage (November 17, 2014)

Saun and Renee Allen took their vows before family and friends at the tribal courthouse.


Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list
Tribes oppose removal of grizzly bear from endangered list (November 12, 2014)

Tribes are worried that delisting will lead to state-sanctioned hunts.


Northern Arapaho Tribe: Newspaper got it wrong on joint council
Northern Arapaho Tribe: Newspaper got it wrong on joint council (October 30, 2014)

Northern Arapaho leaders explain why they withdrew from a joint council with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.


Judge rules for tribes in Wyoming in dispute over diverted water
Judge rules for tribes in Wyoming in dispute over diverted water (October 28, 2014)

An irrigation district was fined $250,000 and its former manager was fined $350,000 for the illegal dikes.


Editorial: Bad move by Northern Arapaho Tribe on joint council
Editorial: Bad move by Northern Arapaho Tribe on joint council (October 21, 2014)

Newspaper criticizes Northern Arapaho Tribe for withdrawing from a joint council with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe.


BIA plans transition period for joint Wind River business council
BIA plans transition period for joint Wind River business council (October 9, 2014)

Existing contracts will continue through March 2015 but the Eastern Shoshone Tribe continues to dispute the withdrawal by the Northern Arapaho Tribe.


Northern Arapaho Tribe withdraws from joint Wind River council
Northern Arapaho Tribe withdraws from joint Wind River council (September 11, 2014)

Arapaho leaders called the move a historic step for its sovereignty.


Wind River Reservation students enjoy back-to-school haircuts
Wind River Reservation students enjoy back-to-school haircuts (August 20, 2014)

Dozens of students on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming are getting free back-to-school haircuts.


Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty
Opinion: EPA exploits tribes by recognizing their sovereignty (July 30, 2014)

Writer discusses Environmental Protection Agency decision to treat the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe as states under the Clean Air Act.


WyoFile: Tribes depend on Medicaid funding for health services
WyoFile: Tribes depend on Medicaid funding for health services (July 29, 2014)

Gregory Nickerson reports on efforts by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe to increase Medicaid enrollment.


Letter: Tribes in Wyoming can afford to pay their own lobbyists
Letter: Tribes in Wyoming can afford to pay their own lobbyists (June 23, 2014)

Letter-writer says the state of Wyoming shouldn't pay the salaries of liaisons for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe.


Opinion: Anti-Indian group makes its way to the reservation
Opinion: Anti-Indian group makes its way to the reservation (June 13, 2014)

Writer discusses meeting of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance in a border town on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming.


Unregistered sex offenders on Wind River facing prosecution
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Unregistered sex offenders on Wind River facing prosecution (June 13, 2014)

Some non-compliant offenders were located during an operation on the reservation last week.


Eastern Shoshone man plans to release Eagle Eye Wine label
Eastern Shoshone man plans to release Eagle Eye Wine label (June 13, 2014)

Mike Eagle hopes to sell his wine label at tribal businesses across the country.


Liaison between Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Wyoming resigns
Liaison between Eastern Shoshone Tribe and Wyoming resigns (June 11, 2014)

Sara Robinson said she was treated differently because she is a Native woman.


Eastern Shoshone Tribe to share per cap from trust settlement
Eastern Shoshone Tribe to share per cap from trust settlement (April 30, 2014)

Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming are expected to receive per capita payments next week.


Northern Arapaho Tribe per cap stirs boost in local economy
Northern Arapaho Tribe per cap stirs boost in local economy (April 24, 2014)

Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming are boosting the local economy thanks to a $6,300 per capita payment.


Wyoming tribes share per cap from $157M trust settlement
Wyoming tribes share per cap from $157M trust settlement (April 22, 2014)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming are sharing in a $157 million trust fund settlement.


Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $157M trust settlement
Northern Arapaho Tribe receives $157M trust settlement (April 18, 2014)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming has received a $157 million trust fund settlement.


Lawmakers move quickly on bill to diminish reservation borders
Lawmakers move quickly on bill to diminish reservation borders (April 10, 2014)

Wyoming's all-Republican Congressional delegation is moving quickly on a bill that would diminish the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation.


Removed Eastern Shoshone Tribe leaders accused of disloyalty
Removed Eastern Shoshone Tribe leaders accused of disloyalty (April 10, 2014)

Two leaders of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming were removed for being disloyal, according to the man who led the charge against them.


Eastern Shoshone Tribe stifled due to lack of quorum on council
Eastern Shoshone Tribe stifled due to lack of quorum on council (April 8, 2014)

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe of Wyoming lacks a quorum on the business council, making it impossible to make certain decisions.


Northern Arapaho Tribe blasts proposal to diminish reservation
Northern Arapaho Tribe blasts proposal to diminish reservation (April 2, 2014)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is criticizing a draft bill that would diminish the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation.


NPR: Wyoming fights EPA decision affecting reservation borders
NPR: Wyoming fights EPA decision affecting reservation borders (March 5, 2014)

NPR reports on a dispute involving the Wyoming, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Environmental Protection Agency.


WPM: Northern Arapaho Tribe seeks timeout in EPA dispute
WPM: Northern Arapaho Tribe seeks timeout in EPA dispute (February 12, 2014)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is hoping to resolve a dispute involving the state of Wyoming and the Environmental Protection Agency.