Northern Arapaho Tribe http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Money Heads To The Wind River Indian Reservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/money-heads-wind-river-indian-reservation <p>Long-awaited money from a settlement on the Wind River Indian Reservation is finally on its way. The 157 million dollar settlement between the tribes and the federal government is for underpayment of royalties on oil and gas development…and improper management of royalties that <em>were</em> paid.</p><p>Northern Arapaho spokesman Mark Howell says some people don’t have bank accounts…and there were concerns they would not be able to cash their checks.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:43:02 +0000 Irina Zhorov 56999 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Money Heads To The Wind River Indian Reservation Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-mark-soldier-wolf-talks-about-life-res <p>Mark Soldier Wolf is a Northern Arapaho tribal elder. He grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation, outside of Riverton. For him, the past is forever inscribed on the present, a sentiment he shares in this lesser known version of the Battle at Little Bighorn.</p><p></p><p>When Soldier Wolf returned to Wyoming from the Korean War, there were very few resources for veterans. In this story, he describes how he got his life back together, and the atmosphere of Riverton during wartime.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:21:54 +0000 Adrian Shirk & Micah Schweizer 55102 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Mark Soldier Wolf Talks About Life on the Res WY Appeals EPA Decision On Wind River Borders http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-appeals-epa-decision-wind-river-borders <p>Wyoming has filed an appeal in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for the Environmental Protection Agency decision that drew the borders of the Wind River Indian Reservation to include Riverton.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:04:31 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54050 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Appeals EPA Decision On Wind River Borders N. Arapaho Tribe Says A Stay On EPA’s Border Decision Could Provide “Breathing Room” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/n-arapaho-tribe-says-stay-epa-s-border-decision-could-provide-breathing-room <p>The Northern Arapaho Tribe has written a letter asking the Environmental Protection Agency to put the brakes on an&nbsp;agency decision regarding the Wind River Reservation’s borders.</p><p>The EPA recently granted the&nbsp;Wind River Indian Reservation status as&nbsp;a state for the purpose of air monitoring, and in the process determined that Riverton is on tribal land. That decision has brought up civil and criminal jurisdictional issue for the city, and the state has requested that the EPA hold off on implementing it.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:24:09 +0000 Irina Zhorov 53857 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org N. Arapaho Tribe Says A Stay On EPA’s Border Decision Could Provide “Breathing Room” 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 Tribes and Dept. of Energy sign cooperative agreement http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribes-and-dept-energy-sign-cooperative-agreement <p></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:16:23 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42153 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribes and Dept. of Energy sign cooperative agreement Northern Arapaho Tribe sanctioned for bad audits http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribe-sanctioned-bad-audits <p>The Northern Arapaho Tribe is currently being sanctioned for not submitting their audits for the last couple of years, and the audits that were submitted, up to 2010, received poor marks. The audits found that everything from timely drawdowns to proper tracking of tribal and federal funds to a suitable Human Resources system that hired qualified workers and paid them appropriate wages were missing or lacking. The tribe put together a corrective action plan after the 2009 audit.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:42:25 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41196 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Northern Arapaho Tribe sanctioned for bad audits New Northern Arapaho Business Council resolves to fix tribe’s poor financial management http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-northern-arapaho-business-council-resolves-fix-tribe-s-poor-financial-management <P>The Northern Arapaho Tribe is a mess, financially. They’re behind on their audits, past audits have not been flattering, and change has been slow to come. Sat, 18 May 2013 00:27:11 +0000 Bob Beck & Irina Zhorov 40965 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Northern Arapaho Business Council resolves to fix tribe’s poor financial management Senate file would allow Northern Arapaho Tribe to hunt eagles http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-file-would-allow-northern-arapaho-tribe-hunt-eagles <p>The State Senate gave second approval to a bill that would allow the Northern Arapaho Tribe to kill golden eagles for tribal ceremonies as long as it is done in compliance with federal law. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:59:52 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35971 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate file would allow Northern Arapaho Tribe to hunt eagles Wind River tribes sign temporary trash contract http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-tribes-sign-temporary-trash-contract <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">The tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation have signed a six-month </span></font><font color="#1F497D" size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">temporary</span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> contract with Fremont County to continue solid waste disposal services there. The previous contract expired earlier this month.</span></font></span></font></span><br> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:02:38 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34667 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River tribes sign temporary trash contract Northern Arapaho Tribal Elections On Hold http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribal-elections-hold <p>The Northern Arapaho general tribal election, which was supposed to take place today, has been postponed to December.</p><p>First, the tribe will conduct a new primary later this month. The original primary election’s results have been voided because Arapaho Business Council members said one candidate, Kim Harja, should not have been on the ballot. Harja is supposed to sit out until 2016 because she was previously dismissed from the Council.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:27:22 +0000 Irina Zhorov 32871 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Northern Arapaho Tribal Elections On Hold Northern Arapaho tribal entities work to preserve their language in the face of extinction http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribal-entities-work-preserve-their-language-face-extinction <p>HOST: The number of Northern Arapaho tribe members who speak their native language is dwindling. Tribal entities have been working for decades trying to preserve the language. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports that they’ve been having mixed success.</p><p>(Sound: kids speaking Arapaho)</p><p>REBECCA MARTINEZ: Tribal elder Alvena Oldman is the director of an Arapaho language immersion preschool in Ethete.</p><p>OLDMAN: Hinono’ Eitiino’ Oowu’. Arapaho Language Lodge.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:27:08 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31070 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Northern Arapaho tribal entities work to preserve their language in the face of extinction Tribe says it shouldn't be taxed by the state or county http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/tribe-says-it-shouldnt-be-taxed-state-or-county <p>The Northern Arapaho Tribe is pressing its<br />legal claim that tribal members shouldn&#39;t be subject to taxation by<br />the state of Wyoming or Fremont County on lands around Riverton.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver is set to hear an<br />appeal from the Northern Arapaho next week. The tribe is appealing<br />a 2009 ruling by Judge Clarence Brimmer of Cheyenne that dismissed<br />its legal challenge.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Brimmer ruled the Northern Arapaho Tribe&#39;s lawsuit couldn&#39;t Tue, 01 May 2012 00:38:45 +0000 Associated Press 23363 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Tribe says it shouldn't be taxed by the state or county Northern Arapaho Tribe Wins Right To Capture Two Bald Eagles http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/northern-arapaho-tribe-wins-right-capture-two-bald-eagles <p>Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho Tribe is being allowed to capture and kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. The permit comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which has issued similar permits for golden eagles in the past, but never before for bald eagles. Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone reports.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:17:21 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 21649 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Northern Arapaho Tribe Wins Right To Capture Two Bald Eagles