Indian http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Native American Medicaid Demonstration Fails Introduction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/native-american-medicaid-demonstration-fails-introduction <p>A plan to expand Medicaid for Wyoming’s Native American population has failed in the Wyoming House of Representatives.&nbsp;<br /><br />A proposed bill would have allowed the state to go ahead with a demonstration program that was intended to help improve the health care of Native Americans.</p><p></p><p><br />Democrat Patrick Goggles of Fort Washakie was disappointed that the bill failed to get the 40 votes needed for it to move forward.&nbsp; But Goggles adds that 32 people voted for it which tells him that it could pass in the future.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:51:35 +0000 Bob Beck 53955 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Native American Medicaid Demonstration Fails Introduction Wind River Reservation could lose trash disposal services http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-reservation-could-lose-trash-disposal-services <p>The Wind River Indian Reservation could lose its trash disposal services if the tribes there do not negotiate a new contract with Fremont County before the existing one expires on December 14th.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:43:11 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31561 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Reservation could lose trash disposal services Appeals Court orders Fremont County to change voting system http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/appeals-court-orders-fremont-county-change-voting-system <p>The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by a Wyoming court, ordering Fremont County elections officials to implement a single-member elections system.</p><p>The decision is an attempt to remedy discrimination against American Indian voters.</p><p>In the past, Fremont county used an at-large system, wherevoters chose candidates for the entire county, rather than for smaller districts. That meant minority candidates didn&rsquo;t have much of a chance. In contrast, a single-member system allows voters to choose candidates from their specific area.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:27:32 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 20007 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Appeals Court orders Fremont County to change voting system