Native American tribes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Northern Arapaho Tribe Blasts Wyoming's Bid To EPA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribe-blasts-wyomings-bid-epa <p>The Northern Arapaho Tribe is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject a request from the state of Wyoming to halt implementation of the agency's decision that over 1 million acres around Riverton remains legally Indian Country.<br />&nbsp;<br />Lawyers for the tribe wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week urging her to reject the request the state submitted earlier this month.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:45:21 +0000 Associated Press 52944 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Northern Arapaho Tribe Blasts Wyoming's Bid To EPA Indian Health Service can take over a year to process contractor payments http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/indian-health-service-can-take-over-year-process-contractor-payments <p></p><p>A <span style="color:#1f497d"><a href="http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/659602.pdf" target="_blank">study</a></span> by the Government Accountability Office – or GAO - shows that it takes over one year for the Indian Health Service to process payments to contractors in 8-percent of claims.</p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:26:32 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51288 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Indian Health Service can take over a year to process contractor payments Efforts to grant tribes more authority are met with resistance from non-tribal lawmakers http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/efforts-grant-tribes-more-authority-are-met-resistance-non-tribal-lawmakers <p>The extent of sovereignty for Native American tribes has long been like a tug-of-war between tribal and non-tribal governments in the United States. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that the issue of sovereignty trickles down to everything, even the issuance of traffic tickets, and lawmakers are moving nowhere fast to fix problems caused by disagreements over self-government for tribes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:31:57 +0000 Irina Zhorov 40966 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org