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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 10/21/11
Contacts: Beverly Gorny,    

BLM Sponsors Wind River Tribal Governments Presentation

The Bureau of Land Management will sponsor a free presentation by Edward Wadda at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the first floor conference room at the BLM building, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne.

Wadda’s presentation, “Wind River Reservation Tribal Governments 101,” examines Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal governments, from pre-reservation times to contemporary governance models.

The free event is being sponsored by the BLM in observance of American Indian Heritage Month. The general public is invited. For more information, call Donna Shaffer at 775-6009.

Wadda is the Eastern Shoshone Tribal Liaison and a former elementary school teacher. He teaches part-time for the Wind River Tribal College and is a volunteer adviser for Wind River United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY).

“Wind River Reservation Tribal Governments 101” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its Humanities Forum.

The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 10-21-2011