Native American http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Representative Patrick Goggles Reflects On His Time In The Legislature http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/representative-patrick-goggles-reflects-his-time-legislature <p>Patrick Goggles has been serving in the Wyoming House of Representatives since 2005. But at the end of the recent budget session, he announced that he won’t be seeking reelection in 2014. Goggles is a democrat from House District 33, which includes a piece of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Fremont County.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:28:43 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55689 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Representative Patrick Goggles Reflects On His Time In The Legislature Artist Sets UW 'On Fire' With Exhibit, 'Tekcno Pow Wow' http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/artist-sets-uw-fire-exhibit-tekcno-pow-wow <p>Eminent Artist in Residence Bently Spang is spending the spring semester at the University of Wyoming. His exhibition<a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum/_files/exhibition_archives/2014/bent_spring_onfire.html"> 'Bently Spang: On Fire'</a> is on display through March 22 at the UW Art Museum, and he'll host the multi-media <a href="http://www.uwyo.edu/aist/">Tekcno Pow Wow III</a> April 2 at the Wyoming Union Ballroom.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:50:00 +0000 Micah Schweizer 54992 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Artist Sets UW 'On Fire' With Exhibit, 'Tekcno Pow Wow' Wyoming Stories: Sergio Maldonado reflects on Native identity http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-sergio-maldonado-reflects-native-identity <p>Sergio Maldonado is a Mexican-Arapaho who grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation outside of Lander, Wyoming.&nbsp; He now teaches at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.&nbsp; In these two stories, Sergio talks about his experience with the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes.&nbsp; His personal history informs his understanding of Native identity.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:24:59 +0000 Cordelia Zars & Micah Schweizer 51141 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Sergio Maldonado reflects on Native identity Public safety in Indian Country: an interview with an Indian Law and Order Commissioner http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/public-safety-indian-country-interview-indian-law-and-order-commissioner <p>A national, bi-partisan commission has released a report about safety in Indian Country. Tribal communities are often more dangerous than non-Native communities. The report - <a href="https://www.indianlawandordercommission.com/report/">A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer</a> - looks at Native American communities nationwide and makes recommendations for closing those gaps in public safety. Affie Ellis is from Wyoming and she sits on the Indian Law and Order Commission, which put out the report. She spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov about the Commission’s findings.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:21:21 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50178 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Public safety in Indian Country: an interview with an Indian Law and Order Commissioner New report offers recommendations for improving public safety on Indian reservations http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-report-offers-recommendations-improving-public-safety-indian-reservations <p>A report released by the Indian Law and Order Commission says law enforcement responsibilities on Indian reservations should be placed with tribes, rather than with federal and state governments, as they are now. The report, titled “<strong><a href="https://www.indianlawandordercommission.com/report/">A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer</a></strong>,” looked at public safety issues in Native American communities nationwide and made recommendations to close the public safety gap by 2024. Public safety in tribal communities often lags behind non-Native communities.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:54:52 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50160 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New report offers recommendations for improving public safety on Indian reservations No action taken on Medicaid proposals http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/no-action-taken-medicaid-proposals <p>The Legislature’s Joint Health and Labor Committee took no action on three bills that would address expanding Medicaid Services in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>The committee will vote on the legislation in January, although a pilot project that would provide Medicaid expansion on the Wind River Reservation was assigned to another committee that deals with Native American issues.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:33:43 +0000 Bob Beck 49503 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org No action taken on Medicaid proposals Writer Sherman Alexie challenges Native American stereotypes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/writer-sherman-alexie-challenges-native-american-stereotypes <p>Author, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie spent the past several days on the University of Wyoming campus as a guest of the American Indian Studies Program. His visit started with a public lecture--more like an improv comedy sketch about Native American identity--and Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer sat down with Alexie to discuss some of the themes in his talk.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 21:05:13 +0000 Micah Schweizer 48597 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Writer Sherman Alexie challenges Native American stereotypes Historic sites might need erosion protection http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/historic-sites-might-need-erosion-protection <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:16:07 +0000 Jordan Harper 48163 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Historic sites might need erosion protection University of Wyoming will host Navajo poet http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/university-wyoming-will-host-navajo-poet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sherwin Bitsui, an award winning writer and poet, will hold a&nbsp;reading&nbsp;at the University of Wyoming later this week. Bitsui grew up on the Navajo Reservation, and his poetry features themes of the natural world.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:19:46 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 46824 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org University of Wyoming will host Navajo poet New report details federal prosecutions of violent crime in Indian Country http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-report-details-federal-prosecutions-violent-crime-indian-country <p>The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 requires record-keeping of federal agencies’ activities with violent crime occurring in Indian Land. In compliance with the law, the Department of Justice has released a report detailing investigations and prosecutions of violent crimes in tribal communities for 2011 and 2012.</p><p>The report says federal efforts to prioritize criminal investigations and prosecutions in Indian Country have led to a 54% increase in that caseload.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:48:05 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41611 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New report details federal prosecutions of violent crime in Indian Country Federal sequester threatens school programs on Wind River Indian Reservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/federal-sequester-threatens-school-programs-wind-river-indian-reservation <p>Federal budget cuts are causing schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation to tighten their belts.</p><p>Wyoming provides funding to all public schools in the state, but 10 districts – including several on the reservation – also receive money from the federal Impact Aid program.&nbsp; That supplements funding to school districts that include federal land that is not subject to property taxes.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 00:48:42 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 37904 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Federal sequester threatens school programs on Wind River Indian Reservation Sheridan musician Gary Small nominated for Native American Music Awards http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/sheridan-musician-gary-small-nominated-native-american-music-awards <p>Gary Small and the Coyote Bros. have been nominated for ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Best World Music Album’ for the Native American Music Awards. Small is a Northern Cheyenne Indian, living in Sheridan, Wyoming. He says he plays everything from surf and rockabilly, to blues and zydeco, but he says this album is dedicated to telling Native American stories.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:28:45 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37753 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Sheridan musician Gary Small nominated for Native American Music Awards VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/vawa-passes-congress-without-rep-lummis-support <p></p><p></p><p>The Violence Against Women Act has now passed both the Senate and House of the US Congress.</p><p></p><p>The law seeks to address violent crimes against women, to aid in the prosecution of offenders, and to provide resources for victims. But Wyoming’s three congressional lawmakers all voted against renewing the bill.</p><p></p><p>Representative Cynthia Lummis says for her, the provision allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Native people who abuse Native women on reservations was the deciding factor.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:29:49 +0000 Irina Zhorov 37359 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org VAWA passes Congress without Rep. Lummis' support Census Data Shows Wyoming's American Indian Population Growing http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/census-data-shows-wyomings-american-indian-population-growing <p>New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show that people in Wyoming reporting to be American Indian in combination with one or more races grew 24%.</p><p>In 2010 over 13-thousand people in Wyoming reported American Indian as their only race. However, those who chose multiple races - American Indian in combination with something else – was nearly 19-thousand. That’s up from 15-thousand a decade ago.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:27:53 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 18807 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Census Data Shows Wyoming's American Indian Population Growing