Benefits: Empower the tribes and Native Americans in Wyoming for an effective voice for their interests and enforcement of their rights in relationship to the State of Wyoming and other entities; increased control over resources for the benefit of the tribes and Native Americans; the WRIR receiving its share of funding from the State of Wyoming and other sources; increased ability to apply for grants and establish self-supporting enterprises and increased potential for economic sustainability and accountability.
- Every Native Vote Counts: 2014 Get-Out-The-Vote on the WRIR, increasing turnout over 2010 while voter turnout declined in other parts of the county.
- Two Making Your Voice Heard Workshops, one in Fort Washakie in December with 23 participants and one in Arapaho in January with 20 participants.
- Native Advocacy Days –25 from the WRIR going to Cheyenne to build allies and promote funding for improved health care.
- Testified at 2 hearings: Senate Labor, Health and Social Services and Joint Appropriations Committees
- Educated potential allies
- Participated in Martin Luther King Day March to the Capitol
- Met with Governor Matt Mead
- Got the Governor to add $16.9 million of federal funds for uncompensated care for the WRIR to the budget that was approved by the Joint Appropriations Committee and the Wyoming State Legislature
- For the Common Good Leadership Training held May 6th and 21st in Riverton led by Rebekah Simon-Peter
- Five Behaviors for an Effective Team Training for WRNAC’s Leadership Team
- 2 days + laying the groundwork for strategic planning.
- Co-Sponsor of the Native American Health Equity Conference, June 10-11.
- Connecting with potential allies.
- Promoting Native American leadership and involvement in Wyoming.
- Began petition drive to support a hate crimes law in Wyoming.
- Preparation for the Thanksgiving Appreciation of Elders
- Awarded grants from the Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming and the Social Justice Fund
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