(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.
UPDATE Oct. 12: BIA says it did not sign off on NABC’s ability to dissolve the Joint Business Council.
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.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The primary election for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe was held this week, and the top six candidates for the Business Council and the Entertainment Committee will advance to the Tribe’s General Election in November.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The primary election for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s Business Council is today, with polls opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. Absentee ballot deadline is 4:45 p.m. today.
(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.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The Sixth Annual Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s Walk to Remember those lost to suicide will be held this coming Wednesday.