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.

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St. Clair to be speaker at Shoshonean Cultural Days Celebration at Colter Bay Visitor Center

(Moose, Wyo.) – A tribute to Shoshonean history and culture will take place at the Colter Bay Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park on September 3rd and 4th. The Shoshonean peoples of the Eastern Great Basin and Western Plains hunted seasonally in what is now Grand Teton National Park and left behind a sizeable archeological record. Their modern-day descendants still live in the region and have maintained their languages and cultural practices. Cultural speakers and exhibits of traditional and modern Shoshonean arts will explain the present-day influence of Shoshone peoples. The following programs are free to the public.