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Gary Small wins fourth Native American Music Award

The Native American Music Awards have been lauding Sheridan, WY-based Gary Small for his broad ranges of styles and talents for years. His latest album, “Hostiles and Renegades” has a heavy reggae influence. I wrote spots about his for Wyoming … Continue reading

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Peer mentoring program aims to prevent substance abuse and keep kids in touch with tribal heritage (May, 17, 2013)

The Wind River Indian Reservation has incredible people and beauty there, and a disproportionate amount of bad news. I was excited to hear about a dynamic plan to tackle drug, nutrition, and emotional issues early by empowering kids to be … Continue reading

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Federal sequester threatens school programs on Wind River Indian Reservation (March 12, 2013)

Federal budget cuts are causing schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation to tighten their belts. Wyoming provides funding to all public schools in the state, but 10 districts – including several on the reservation – also receive money from … Continue reading

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Northern Arapaho tribal entities work to preserve their language in the face of extinction (October 5, 2012)

The Northern Arapaho Tribe is based on the Wind River Indian Reservation, where a number of schools are working to teach their native language to children there. It’s a drastic change from 50 years ago, where white teachers — sometimes … Continue reading

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Broadway-Bound Musical “Allegiance” Takes A Journey Through Heart Mountain Internment Camp (July 27, 2012)

Heart Mountain in Northeast Wyoming has a ton of historical and religious significance to Native American tribes from the area, but it was also the site of a large internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II. I was excited … Continue reading

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