Today’s Obituaries: Little Whiteman, Ramier, and Shoyo

jared little whiteman(Riverton, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Jared Little Whiteman, 21, of Riverton will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. A rosary will be at 7:00 pm at Great Plains Hall on Thursday, October 9, 2014, with the wake to follow at the home of Joanne Blackburn located at 950 Rendezvous Road. View the full obituary here.


Today’s Tribal dispute: Northern Arapaho reforms will proceed despite Shoshone’s refusal to move beyond JBC

(Ethete, Wyo.) – The Northern Arapaho Business Council (NABC) has affirmed its commitment to maintain and improve Arapaho-Shoshone programs without the former joint powers board known as the JBC, the Tribe has stated in a news release. The NABC said it was disappointed in the Shoshone Business Council’s (SBC) decision, “that insists it is holding JBC meetings and running cooperative programs without input from the Arapaho Tribe.” See that story here.

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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.

A cultural presentation on the strength of all cultures was hosted by FCSD#25 earlier this month.

Riverton schools to develop cultural education action plan, Superintendent said Tuesday

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District #25 Superintendent Terry Snyder said Riverton and other school districts in the county are now establishing action plans on how to address and implement cultural diversity for all cultures in their respective schools.


Today’s Obituaries: Gilbert, Sorrelle and Siu

donna gilbert(Riverton, Wyo.) – Donna Gilbert, 77, of Riverton, died at her home on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A viewing will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Davis Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held following the viewing at 1:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery with Eastern Star committal rites. View the complete obituary here.


Walk to Remember raises suicide prevention awareness on the WRIR

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The sixth annual Walk to Remember to raise suicide awareness on the Wind River Indian Reservation was held this morning with more than 50 people attending. After everyone walked from Hines General Store to Rocky Mountain Hall, a prayer was said and balloons representing suicide survivors, awareness and prevention were released into the air.

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Autopsy planned on woman who died at Fort Washakie jail; Dubois man died of heart attack

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Fremont County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Stratmoen said there was nothing outwardly suspicious in the death of a 32-year-old female, presumed to be from Riverton, who died at the BIA Wind River Police Department jail Thursday night. Stratmoen said an autopsy will be conducted Satuday. The woman’s identity has not yet been released. Prolonged efforts to revive the woman at the jail were unsuccessful.