sovereignty http://wyomingpublicradio.net en UPDATE: EPA issues Wind River Reservation state status for air monitoring, rules on res. border http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/update-epa-issues-wind-river-reservation-state-status-air-monitoring-rules-res-border <p>After five years of deliberation, the Environmental Protection Agency has declared the Wind River Indian Reservation its own state for the purpose of air quality monitoring. The decision, made under the <a href="http://epa.gov/air/tribal/backgrnd.html">Clean Air Act</a>, will allow the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes to apply for grants to support air monitoring programs, but it doesn’t give the tribes regulatory powers.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:36:08 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51054 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net UPDATE: EPA issues Wind River Reservation state status for air monitoring, rules on res. border Efforts to grant tribes more authority are met with resistance from non-tribal lawmakers http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/efforts-grant-tribes-more-authority-are-met-resistance-non-tribal-lawmakers <p>The extent of sovereignty for Native American tribes has long been like a tug-of-war between tribal and non-tribal governments in the United States. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports that the issue of sovereignty trickles down to everything, even the issuance of traffic tickets, and lawmakers are moving nowhere fast to fix problems caused by disagreements over self-government for tribes.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 00:31:57 +0000 Irina Zhorov 40966 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net