Today, the United State Senate Committee on Indian Affairs honors the first full-blooded Native American woman to be drafted by the WNBA, Ms. Tahnee Robinson.
Ms. Robinson is an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. She is also Eastern Shoshone, Pawnee, and Sioux. She was born and raised on the Wind River Reservation near Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Tahnee was graduated from Lander Valley HIgh School where she was an All-State basketball star for the Lady Tigers. Before transferring to the University of Nevada in 2009, she attended Sheridan College. In her first year as the Wolfpack’s guard, she was named the Western Athletic Conference’s (WAC’s) Newcomer of the Year and the first-team All-WAC last year. In the 2010 and 2011 season, Ms. Robinson served as co-captain. At the end of the season, she was ranked ninth in the nation for scoring. She again made the All-WAC first-team and named to the WAC All-Tournament Team. She was one of five finalists for the Sullivan Award, an annual award that goes to the nation’s top amateur athlete.
Ms. Robinson was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury and traded to the Connecticut Sun earlier this year. She now plays for the Hapoel Holon in Israel’s Premier League. She was also recently named the official spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
–United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Lander Photo Group is exhibiting photographs at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College from Dec. 1 to Feb. 11.
A public reception is scheduled in the Gallery on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Photographs by Mary Allen, Neelon Crawford, Brad Christensen, Tony Henry, Ken Kidder, Aaron Schuster, David Schuster and Sara Wiles include documentary, landscapes, portraits, architectural and abstract forms. The photographers use color and black-and-white film and digital formats, experimenting with a variety of alternative techniques.
The Lander group of photographers began meeting informally in 2005 and eventually attracted more photographers, including commercial and fine art photographers who work both full and part-time at their art.
Some of the photographers have traveled extensively while others have mostly stayed home taking images in their own back yard. As a group, the artists share ideas, technical knowledge, and our personal “decisive moments.”
The show at CWC includes selected works by the Lander Photo Group. The Gallery is open during regular college hours and is open to the public.
--Central Wyoming College