WPR News
9:59 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Arapaho Leaders In D-C

Washington D-C – Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe
traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to meet with government leaders this week regarding the deaths earlier this month of three teenage girls on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Anthony Addison Sr. and Harvey Spoonhunter, leaders of the
Northern Arapaho Business Council, and Ryan Wilson, director of the
Northern Arapaho Council of Elders, plan to speak Wednesday at the
National Press Club in Washington. They also plan to meet with
members of Wyoming's congressional delegation and other federal
officials.
Federal investigators have not released information about what
killed the three girls, who were found dead June 4 at a tribal
housing complex south of Riverton. But tribal officials have said
that their deaths highlight the need to fight drug and alcohol
abuse on the reservation.