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The Wind River Indian Reservation is as beautiful as its melodic name. It's one of the largest Reservations in the United States, spanning over 2.2 million acres and contained within the boundaries of the state. Its scenery ranges from high grassland to some of the most majestic and least populated mountain ranges. The Wind River Range is a renowned destination for historians, climbers, hikers, and visitors who come to absorb the culture.

Wyoming Public Media serves the Greater Wind River Reservation, Ft. Washakie, Lander, Riverton, Shoshone, Dubois, and Thermopolis on 90.9, 90.5 and 91.3. Our reporters tell the stories of the Reservation, focusing on issues that affect the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes. We also take stories from our Mountain West Bureau reporters who tell the stories of Native Americans beyond our borders. They reflect the lives of people on the Reservation and beyond, their issues, history, hopes, and ambitions.
  • Shawna talks about what it's like trying to provide for her three grandkids while trying to find a place to stay without the income from her late husband.
    Taylar Stagner
    Back in December, a Riverton man’s death prompted conversations about resources for the unhoused population in Fremont County. Wyoming Public Radio’s Taylar Stagner found that that tragedy galvanized the community to come together and talk about how to fix the problem. Stagner attended the summit for Our Unhoused Neighbors in mid-March.
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    Alan O'Hashi
    On November 29, 1864, Colorado’s third cavalry descended on a village of Cheyenne and Arapaho, mostly women, children and elders. The massacre that ensued is often considered one of the worst in U.S. history. Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper has apologized for the massacre, but the Northern Arapaho tribe is now negotiating with the City of Boulder for other reparations: some land where the troops trained. Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards spoke with Alan O’Hashi, a documentary filmmaker who just released a film about the negotiations.