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In Montana, A MMIW Task Force And The Keystone XL Pipeline Collide

Tribal representatives in Montana are leaving the state’s new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in protest of Attorney General Tim Fox’s support of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

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Wyoming Public Media presents NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris at the University of Wyoming Arts & Sciences Auditorium. Join us Monday October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Northern Arapaho Tribe welcomed a herd of buffalo to their land for the first time on Wednesday. The 10 animals' arrival wasn't officially announced until Tuesday night, but that didn't stop more than 100 tribal members from gathering to watch their release.

This time of year the number of vehicle collisions with deer and other wildlife are at their highest, a problem that’s especially acute in parts of the Mountain West.

On Tuesday, officials in Nevada held a summit to discuss how the state can address an issue that each year results in more than 500 reported crashes, costs taxpayers more than $19 million, and kills an estimated 5,000 wild animals, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

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Campbell County has released a new tool that can help people access information about land in the area.

Campbell County’s new GIS (geographic information system) map, Atlas Explorer, is all inclusive. It holds layers of information on things like property boundaries, coal mines, surveys, voting boundaries, public lands and more.

The Reverend Debra W. Haffner is executive director of the Religious Institute, a multifaith, nonprofit organization dedicated to sexual health, education and justice. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, she is an endorsed community minister with the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT.

Tribal representatives in Montana are leaving the state’s new Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force in protest of Attorney General Tim Fox’s support of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

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Eight U.S. states and at least 129 cities recognize Indigenous People's Day on the second Monday of October. Many Native students at the University of Wyoming would like to see Laramie and Wyoming join that list.

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The University of Wyoming College of Law will focus on Native American issues during its Law Week, an annual event when faculty, staff and the public share conversations on a theme. 

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An Interior Department committee is recommending that the National Park Service privatize campgrounds in national parks and offer services such as WI-FI and food trucks.

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