tribes http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Tribes still waiting for answer from EPA on air quality monitoring http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-still-waiting-answer-epa-air-quality-monitoring <p>Almost five years ago, the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes submitted an application to the federal government asking for the Wind River Indian Reservation to be treated as a separate state for monitoring air quality. They're still waiting on a response.&nbsp;</p><p>Eastern Shoshone tribe chairman Darwin St. Clair says it’s a matter of tribal sovereignty as well as stewardship of their land. He says with a coal power plant and oil and gas fields nearby, air quality is a high priority.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:54:38 +0000 Irina Zhorov 50526 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Reservation Schools say they are fighting to improve http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-reservation-schools-say-they-are-fighting-improve <p>School officials from the Wind River Reservation admit they have problems graduating students and with educating students, but they also say they are slowly making progress.&nbsp; School officials told a meeting of two legislative committees that more early education and more involvement with parents.&nbsp; But they all say that socio-economic factors also play a role.&nbsp; Wyoming Interim Education Director Jim Rose says resolving that issue will be tricky.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:12:37 +0000 Bob Beck 43771 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Reservation Schools say they are fighting to improve Tribal Energy Development Act Goes to Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribal-energy-development-act-goes-senate <p>The Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act Amendments of 2012 have passed the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The Act aims to simplify and expedite the process of leasing for energy development on tribal land. U.S. Senator John Barrasso introduced it last October. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:54:53 +0000 Irina Zhorov 30429 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribal Energy Development Act Goes to Senate Mead wants tribes to have more authority on uranium remediation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-wants-tribes-have-more-authority-uranium-remediation <p>In a February letter to the Department of Energy, Gov. Matt Mead expressed concern that the passive handling of uranium contamination on the Wind River Reservation might not be living up to the DOE&rsquo;s remedial action plan.</p><p>The DOE asserted that the site would clean itself up after 100 years, and despite that uranium tailings were removed from the site decades ago, spikes in uranium were measured in DOE monitoring wells in 2010.</p> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 23:23:36 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20846 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead wants tribes to have more authority on uranium remediation Tribes seek greater role in Pavillion investigation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-seek-greater-role-pavillion-investigation <p>In the wake of a congressional hearing over a draft report by the Environmental Protection Agency that links hydraulic fracturing with water contamination in the town of Pavillion, the Wind River Tribes are pushing to take a bigger role in the investigation.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:55:48 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 19121 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes seek greater role in Pavillion investigation