This Grizzly Bear was spotted this summer on the West Side of Togwotee Pass in Grand Teton National Park. (Ernie Over photo)

Eastern Shoshone Tribe rejects delisting of Grizzly Bear; Claims infringement on its rights

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The Eastern Shoshone Tribe says the state and federal effort to de-list the Grizzly Bear from the Endangered Species Act and declare the bear as a “trophy game animal” is an infringement on its sovereignty and religious rights.

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Eastern Shoshone to maintain Joint Business Council to protect Tribe’s interest, Business Council said today

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The Eastern Shoshone Business Council on the Wind River Reservation today responded formally to actions by the Northern Arapaho Tribe concerning the NAT’s participation in the Joint Tribal Council. The letter is copied below.

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Northern Arapaho Business Council votes to dissolve the JBC for greater independence

(Ethete, Wyo.) – The Northern Arapaho Business Council on Tuesday announced on social media that they have dissolved the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council (JBC). “It is now the policy of the Northern Arapaho Tribe (NAT)  to cooperate with the Eastern Shoshone Tribe (EST) through existing committees or other methods,” said the opening paragraph of a letter to tribal members that was posted on the Tribe’s website and on its Facebook page. The post went live around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.