Today is MLK, Jr. – Wyoming Equality Day across the state; Equality March set in Riverton; Presidential Inauguration in D.C.

The Wind River Reseration is represented at the American Indian Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. with Wyatt Leonard, Adrina Duran-Bringsthemback, Fred Hebah, Anda Catron, Layha Spoonhunter and Layha Prettyelk Spoonhunter. (Photo by Adrina Duran-Bringsthemback)

The Wind River Reseration is represented at the American Indian Inaugural Ball in Washington DC. with Wyatt Leonard, Adrina Duran-Bringsthemback, Fred Hebah, Anda Catron, Layha Spoonhunter and Layha Prettyelk Spoonhunter. (Photo by Adrina Duran-Bringsthemback)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Presidential Inauguration is on tap today in Washington, D.C. and statewide there will be observances of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Wyoming Equality Day, including a march in Riverton beginning at 1 p.m. Other formal observances and marches are planned in Cheyenne and Casper.

The Riverton march, sponsored by Rez Action, begins at Riverton City Park at 1 p.m. and proceeds to Riverton City Hall.

Despite the national holiday, The Wyoming Legislature will be in session today.

Meanwhile, a handfull of Fremont County residents have made the trip to Washington, D.C. to see the public inaugural of President Barack Obama’s second term. Included is the Fremont County Democratic Party Chair Ruth Urbikeit and a group from the Wind River Indian Reservation, who will attend a Native American Inaugural Ball following today’s festivities in the nation’s capitol.

 

 

 

 

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, along with daughters Malia and Sasha, stand with the President. The public inauguration occurs Monday. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Barack Obama during the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House on Inauguration Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. First Lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson family Bible, along with daughters Malia and Sasha, stand with the President. The public inauguration occurs today. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

2 Comments

  1. Jolene Catron

    For clarification, the American Indian Inaugural Ball was held last night, 20 January in Arlington, VA. The group from Wind River is participating in the Presidential Inaugural Parade today, and includes: Layha Spoonhunter, Wyatt Goggles, Anjalene Catron, Fred Morgan, Adrina Duran, Christie Wildcat, Jenni Wildcat, Dean Littleshield, Fergie Littleshield, Patrick Littleshield, Herb Augustine, Luke Bell, and Jermaine Bell.

  2. Cyndi Silverthorne Mitchell

    You must be so proud!!!!!!!

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