Tribal Relations committee meeting next Thursday, Friday in Fort Washakie

    The Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on Tribal Relations will hold a two-day meeting next week in Classroom 7 of the Frank B. Wise Building at 3 Ethete Road in Fort Washakie.

    The gathering will begin with a breakfast with Tribal leaders at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 13.

    The agenda for the event indicates the breakfast is open to committee members and Tribal business council members only.


    The formal committee meeting will begin at 9:15 a.m. Thursday.

    The agenda for the day includes:
    -an update on Inter-Tribal development efforts
    -an update on the Indian Child Welfare Act Task Force meeting July 12
    -an update and review of the Tribal liaison program
    -an overview of sales tax collections for online purchases
    -a review of absenteeism, graduation rates, and expulsion data in K-12 education
    -an update on WY-TOPP scores for the Wind River Reservation and surrounding school districts

    The second day of the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday with an update on higher education and partnerships with Tribal colleges.

    Other items on Friday’s agenda include:
    Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons cold cases
    -an MMIP task force update
    -a missing person alert system update
    -workforce development


    The meeting is open for in-person attendance and will be streamed live on the legislature’s YouTube channel.

    Local legislators on the committee include Wyoming Rep. Ember Oakley, R-Riverton, who serves as co-chair, Wyoming Rep. Sarah Penn, R-Lander, and Wyoming Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander.

    For more information contact the Legislative Services Office at 777-7881.


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