(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.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – Over 400 people showed up to gather information from nearly three dozen representatives from 19 tribal, federal, state, county and non-profit agencies Wednesday at the Wind River Summer Safety Fair held at the Ethete Powwow Grounds.
Wade LeBeau speaks out about removal of Eastern Shoshone Business Council members; Removed Attorney Varilek says her rights were violated
A still taken from a YouTube video of the meeting. The full video is below.
Two members of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council and the Tribe’s Attorney General were reportedly removed from office on votes taken by the Tribe’s General Council this past weekend. According to numerous reports, ESBC members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel were ousted from their positions along with the Tribe’s Attorney General, Kimberly D. Varilek.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Results of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s general election held Friday at Fort Washakie and Crowheart.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The field of candidates for the Eastern Shoshone Tribal General Election is now set, following the announcement of official results from the Tuesday election.